GULF FRONT: 2.8 miles to Rosemary-30-A/6 miles PCB
|Per night:||$116 - $245|
|Per week:||$696 - $1,350|
“Don't Wanna Leave” is located DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH - GULF FRONT at Pinnacle Port: a 26 acre beach resort tucked away at Carillon Beach at the western edge of Bay County, FL. The resort sits gulf front on 26 acres located on a virtual peninsula: The Gulf of Mexico is on the South side, with Phillips Inlet on the West connecting to Lake Powell on the North. It’s literally surrounded by water, dunes and a coastal dune lake.
While the resort itself is comprised of condos – they’re the only condo buildings around! To the west is Camp Helen and the seaside communities of Inlet Beach and Rosemary and to the east is Carillon, so the views are very sea side picturesque and there are no Panama City Beach or Destin type crowds of people. In fact, other than the the peak holiday and summer weeks, the beach is amazingly tranquil with just a peppering of beach lovers enjoying the sun, sand and surf (sometimes I find myself completely alone on the beach). Of course, the summer weeks are filled with vacationers (mainly families, but a good diverse group of young and old), but there’s still plenty of room to pitch an umbrella or tent and claim your little piece of heaven!
The gulf front condo is a 2 bedroom, 2 and half bath unit in a two story townhouse type floor plan, which gives it a more home type feel than your typical beach condo, and plenty of room to spread out and find private spaces when you need to decompress.
Downstairs you’ll find a well appointed kitchen, living room and laundry room (full size washer and dryer) and a half bath. We remodeled in 2012 with new furniture, flooring, wall paint, cabinet paint and new pulls, and granite counter-tops. There’s also a 42? TV with cable as well as a Roku box for watching Netflix movies on demand or listening to Pandora. There’s a sleeper sofa, love-seat and recliner – so plenty of room to chill after supper. The living room also has a beautiful balcony overlooking the western beach (this is where you’ll see fabulous sunsets) with panoramic views of the Gulf, Phillip’s Inlet, Lake Powell, Camp Helen, Inlet Beach and Rosemary Beach.
Upstairs you’ll find the guest bedroom, guest bath, master bedroom and master bath. The guest bedroom also overlooks the western beach and the coastal dunes surrounding Phillip’s Inlet and Lake Powell (the view is simply gorgeous). This bedroom has a queen bed as well as a twin bed w/trundle (can convert to two twins or a king). It’s perfect for a couple or as a kids bedroom. There is also a TV (with cable) and plenty of closet room for storage. There’s a guest bathroom in the hallway with a tiled walk-in shower and plenty of HOT water.
The gulf-front master bedroom has a WALL-OF-WATER view of the ocean and private balcony, complete with table and chairs for enjoying your morning coffee while watching the dolphins play or an afternoon/evening relaxing to the sounds of the surf. There’s also a 32? TV and plenty of closet space! The master bathroom has a full sized tub/shower. And don’t worry about “staying connected”: the condo has DSL and Wi-Fi – strategically located near the master balcony so you can pick up the connection on the beach (great for streaming Pandora to your beach speaker).
The property has tons of activities to keep your family busy. The large pool (huge – 118,000 gallons) is attached to the tower building (where our condo is located) and sits Gulf-front so you can see and hear the waves while swimming or catching some rays on the sprawling gulf front pool deck (there’s also a smaller pool across the parking lot from the mid-rise buildings.). And, if you’re hungry, there’s no need to go hunting for food: The Cabana Cafe (open during the summer season) is located right on the pool deck and serves a wide variety of food to make everyone happy.
Oh – and don’t forget about Movie Night on the pool deck (summer season only) – completely free and open to all guests and owners. It’s a bit like going to a drive in – on the beach! Each week a family friendly movie is shown (via a projector on a big blow up screen) on the pool deck – the sound is played through the pool side speaker system, giving a very “retro drive in” movie feel. The Cabana, which normally closes at 6, stays open late on movie night - so you can eat AND watch a movie with the kids.
A portion of the big pool at the Tower is enclosed by roof – great to enjoy cool waters if you’ve overexposed yourself (or the kiddos) to the sun – and also offers shelter on the rare rainy day. During the winter, this section of the pool is completely enclosed and heated to a comfortable 82 degrees.
One of the best amenities is the natural 880 acre Lake Powell. Canoes and kayaks for use on the lake are available for rent at the office. A dock and boat slips are also accessible for Pinnacle Port guests.
There are also grills, a children's playground, tennis courts and even shuffleboard!
* Near 30-A: Rosemary Beach, Seacrest, Seaside, Watercolor and Grayton are literally around the corner (the only thing separating Pinnacle Port from 30-A is Phillips Inlet/Lake Powell/Camp Helen). You’ll love that you can enjoy all that 30-A has to offer, without the 30-A price tag (or crowds). How close is it? Rosemary Beach is your view from the west side of the condo (2.7 miles by vehicle).
* Panama City Beach is just 6 minutes to the East (Pier Park is just 8 miles down Highway 98).
* Destin is 30 minutes to the West (Silver Sands Outlet Mall is just 30 miles to the West). On a clear day – most days actually – you can see the Destin skyline on the horizon from the living room.
* It’s inside a secluded, gated, security patrolled beach community – shared with Carillon Beach, a private, planned community reminiscent of 30-A developments like Rosemary, Watercolor or Seaside. Its secluded area, while close to all the aforementioned tourist cities, is quiet and there are no city lights to compete with the backdrop of stars over the ocean at night.
* It’s on the BEACH! No streets to cross, just walk out the building onto the beach. A nice, sandy HUGE beach.
|Aug 02 2014||Oct 31 2014||$166||$186||$996||-||5 Nights|
|Nov 01 2014||Nov 21 2014||$129||$149||$774||-||5 Nights|
|Nov 22 2014||Dec 01 2014||$166||$185||$996||-||1 Week|
|Dec 02 2014||Dec 19 2014||$120||$140||$720||-||3 Nights|
|Dec 20 2014||Dec 26 2014||$166||$185||$996||-||6 Nights|
|Jan 01 2015||Feb 28 2015||$116||$126||$696||-||5 Nights|
|Mar 01 2015||Aug 02 2015||$225||$245||$1,350||-||5 Nights|
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|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 11.5|
|Deposits: Security deposit - $300|
|Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: Cleaning Fee: $125|
- 2 Queen Beds
- 2 Twin Beds
- 1 Sofa Bed
- Air Conditioning
- Dock/Boat Slip
- Linens Provided
- View (Lake)
- Full Kitchen
- View (Ocean)
- Beach Chairs
- Outdoor Shower
- View (Water)
- Beach Towels
- High Speed Internet
- Private Pool
- Charcoal Grill
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Coffee Maker
- Refrigerator (Full)
- DVD Player
- Grocery Store
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving
- Movie Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Water Park
Dine in the evening at Maddog and Bentley's at Rosemary Beach, Bud and Alley's at Seaside, or The Red Bar at Grayton - all just down the road to the west. Or head east to the famous Dusty's in PCB for oysters, or fine dining at Captain Anderson's, or Pier Park and Margaritiville!!!!
The resort is a shared community with Carillon Beach - a planned beach town reminiscient of Rosemary Beach and Seaside. Without leaving the gates you can go to downtown Carillon where you'll find concerts on the green, breakfast at the Sunrise Cafe or Dinner at Castaways. Castaways will even deliver to YOU so you don't have to leave at all (and, after all who wants to leave "Don't Wanna Leave"?
Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Panama City Beach, Florida
Barbara H Dine
South of Boston, MA
Wonderful Location and Views
April 7, 2014
The unit is in a wonderful quiet but convenient location and was the best supplied unit we ever rented. The bed in the master bedroom was excellent. The beach and ocean views from the living room, bedroom and balcony were superb. The only items we could not find to make our stay perfect were a bottle opener and a tea kettle.
March 24, 2014
Pros - nice location in Panama City Beach for a family - far enough away from the traditional college spring breakers; condo was nice and fairly roomy at a reasonable price; the overall complex was well-equipped with two hot tubs, two pools, and a workout room; staff was helpful, friendly, and courteous; two bedroom but the additional bunkroom with bunk beds was ideal for kids; great view from balcony; full size washer and dryer; owners seemed very helpful and were easy to work with Cons; minimal but possibly a few updates to the condo; furniture and appliances had some age; gas grills instead of charcoal would have been a plus;
Thank you for the lovely review! I would like to point out that all the kitchen appliances are brand new? And some of the furniture (like the tables in the living room and kitchen table) are actually purposefully made to "look" older than they really are (our version of "shabby chic", lol!).
Also, we don't have hot tubs - saunas, yes, but no hot tubs. Just want to make sure this review was for the right condo! ;-)
Didn't want to leave
April 8, 2013
Had an excellent stay at "Don't want to leave". Had all the amenities we could expect, fabulous location with magnificent views, got to see the dolphins from the balcony on a few occasions during our stay, lovely surrounding area, quiet location with easy access to restaurants, and shopping. Our only regret was we had to leave too soon, hope to go back soon.
From Beach Loving Mama!
Best condo, best location!
For a stay in September 2012
We have been renting condos in the 30a and PCB area for about 10 years. In that time, we have found many condos that we loved, but none that had everything this wonderful piece of paradise has.
My husband, the fisherman, was delighted to find that it sits on a thin (couple of hundred yards?) strip of land between a huge coastal dune lake, and the white sands of the gulf. While I was happy to lie about under my umbrella on the beach all day, he was able to fish off the dock, and take the kids kayaking around the lake.
When we were ready to get out and scratch our foodie itch, it was only a five minute drive to the farmers' market, bakeries, and innumerable delightful restaurants of 30a. When the kids were hankering for mini golf and go-karts, and something fried, we were also just minutes from the old-Florida, carnival-like atmosphere of Panama City Beach.
Finally, and this is a big one for me, I didn't feel cooped up in the condo during my kids' naptime since there are two balconies, and every room looks out onto the white sands and turquoise waters of the gulf. Reading my book in a quiet, clean, and comfortable condo, with the beach and ocean out every window and balcony, is certainly not a bad way to spend a lazy afternoon while little ones nap! We will definitely be back!
Appealing to the senses - by "Whitehaven Maven"
For a stay in August 2012
If I had to pick one word to sum up our experience it would have to be appealing. That may sound like a boring description to some but to me it sums up a complete sensory experience of total blissful immersion . Everywhere we went there were delightful sights, sounds , smells , tactile and flavorful joys to be found along 30-A in the various communties ( Rosemary Beach , Seacreast, Seaside, Watercolor & Greyton ) near the condo. The condo itself is a well-kept inviting residence that was located ideally on the beach within a full service secure neighborhood with great amenities and attractions. I would recommend that you look up the local areas , read about what there is to offer , view the photos and best of all come experience it for yourself. Everyone has a different 'take' on life and depending on what you want , be it a quiet secluded retreat or a lively family vaccation , I beleive you can find it here. We were lucky enough to find both. We set up a tent at the beach so we had an outdoor 'home' with shade, music food , games etc and soon enough we had found extended 'family' with the other vacationers & residents who were of like mind and interests. This turned out to be especially fun during one afternoon when the weather turned stormy and we had to vacate the beach. We , as a small community , helped each other pack up and proceeded to the condos indoor pool where we continued having fun with an impromtu pizza /pool party and later going to neighborhood restaurant karaoke bar which was suitable for both children and adults. The only regret I have would be that I didn't have a longer time to enjoy my visit and explore the area. However , I do have more vaccation time and plan on making a return trip !
Frequently Asked Questions
All appliances are full sized - including the washer and dryer (no tiny little mini fridge or washer that only holds two towels). We also have a couple of small shoulder coolers you are welcome to use at the beach - just make sure you clean them well and leave on dryer, open, to dry.
Bay Breeze Adventures
21301 Panama City Beach Parkway Unit C
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Or you can call 888 -FISH-FLORIDA and order it I do believe
You can also head down to the marina (Captain Anderson's, in PCB) and set up a charter deep sea fishing trip. We recommend Captain Stewart Miller and Captain John Law.
There is also a general "wi-fi" access point in the lobby of the Tower Building.