USA Gulf Coast Florida Panama City Beach Listing #2405

Top of the Gulf 818 - Panama City Beach, FL

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52 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 1 Futon 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
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Beachfront Condo with Access to Pool, Gym, & Game Room - Snowbirds Welcome

Perfect for small, budget-conscious groups of friends, traveling business people, and families alike, this studio-style condo provides a great way to experience the Panama City Beach area!Enjoy a pool, a fitness center, and beach access from this Panama City Beach getaway at the Top of the Gulf condo complex. This studio-style condo offers two to four guests a full coastal experience in a single living space. The space even comes equipped with a small kitchen with all the important appliances, including a dishwasher, coffee maker, and toaster—a perfect place to cook fresh seafood favorites! Sleep soundly in the queen bed, with two futons for extra accommodations. A full bathroom is provided, as is a walk-in closet for ample storage space. And there's plenty of seating to choose from, between the dining table, the dinette, the bed, and the living room furnishings. Splash around in the pool, play a few rounds of shuffleboard, or host cookouts in the BBQ area. Skype loved ones or post photos to social media with WiFi in the common area on the first floor, and stay fit in a fitness room. Soak up the sun on the sundeck, or head out to the beach for surfing, sandcastle building, or beachcombing.

What's nearby:
Within steps of Florida's gleaming beaches, fantastic nightlife, and dining, this efficiency condo is the perfect getaway for a couple or small family to share while they explore Florida's Gulf Coast. This condo is close to restaurants, bars, shops, and the Signal Hill Golf Course for a day out on the greens—and don’t forget the beach right outside! Some of our favorite activities are sports fishing, hiking in St. Andrews State Park, and walking to Dee's Hang Out for some crab cakes and Cajun remoulade.

Things to know:
* All units have a max occupancy of four guests and one vehicle
** All guests must pay $20 to HOA office located on the first floor before check-in
*** A parking pass is $20 for one vehicle (it includes armbands). The parking lot is first-come, first-served.

Other tax number: 10032

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Game room



Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access

Gulf view






On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Pool table : Shared

Children's pool





Parking & access


Paid parking only



52 reviews

Obed P. Jul 2022
Broken sleeper sofa
Dirty bathroom
Clean bed.
Very outdated
Manager response:
We're sorry you weren't happier, Obed. The two futons have both been replaced, and the homeowner is currently in the rental addressing other updates. Thank you!
Haley C. May 2022
It’s good for what it is, small place to eat and crash and get cleaned up, never had an issues vacasa didn’t address, great customer service.
Keiara T. Feb 2022
nice room, clean, right on the beach! great place for the price would def recommend
NOEL L. Dec 2021
Loved it was right on the beach
Angel B. Nov 2021
We had a great time. It was too short but it was great
Karen S. Nov 2021
Very deceiving … $48 per night turned into $157.00 and was absolutely not worth it. Spend your $$ on a full service hotel where you can face the water, get a cup of coffee and not see 20 year old furniture.
Manager response:
Hello, Karen. We are disappointed to hear your stay with us was less than stellar. We apologize for any confusion regarding the price of the reservation. The cost of all our homes is reflected directly on the listing and throughout the checkout process for transparency upon booking. We are sorry if you felt that our listing was misleading as we make every effort to present clear, accurate descriptions of our homes in order for guests to make informed decisions on their rental choices. Additionally, we have agents available 24/7 to assist with finding the best possible vacation rental for each guest's needs and budget.
Heather M. Oct 2021
We loved the space. Was roomy, easy pool and beach access. My girls loved the pool! Spend a lot of our time there. I wish they had an ice machine!!!
Stephen B. Sep 2021
Awesome experience!
Charity M. Aug 2021
Loved that it was out of the busy high traffic areas of front beach road but close enough to get anywhere. Loved the condo, pool area and beach access with showers.
JAMES D. Jun 2021
So when I had my wife contact the property to check on amenities/toiletries we were told 1 roll of toilet paper and 1 roll of paper towel and one set of towels/rags but there was a coin operated laundry on site if more towels needed ... Got to room there was 3 rolls of tp and 2 paper towel and ample set of lines for showers (we stayed 4 days) ... Umm the room was your typical studio apartment it was a little outdated but I just need a crash pad and shower so it worked fine
Pierson B. May 2021
Brenda P. May 2021
My visit was awful. I would not reccomend this place to anyone. The staff was rude and didn't want to help at all. I had to spend more money to rent another hotel room for my daughter, granddaughter, and cousin because of the condo saying only 4 people allowed to stay when it would clearly hold 6 easily. The lights was not working properly the ac was extremely loud. It was an awful experience.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Jessica. We apologize for the service and communication issues impacting your visit. While we have been experiencing an unprecedented volume due to increased rental demand, we are continuing to adapt and adjust our efforts to best meet the needs of our guests. We hope to host you for a great vacation in the future.
Rhonda J. Mar 2021
Close to the beach. Kitchen was a good size. Having a table and chairs to play family games at night.
Jessica L. Aug 2020
This was not what I expected paying 400 dollars for 2 nights. Black mold and smell was never on the list for my 4 year old or my husband and I to sleep in a nasty smelly room like this one but will not recommend anyone to this.. took pictures
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Jessica. We are so sorry that the home was not cleaned to our usual standards. We would have been happy to send housekeeping to address any issues. Our guest service agents are available 24 hours a day and if any issues such as cleanliness arise we encourage guests to let us know so that we can assist. This home has been deep cleaned to correct all cleaning and mold issues. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future.
Tammy H. Jun 2020
The room was very clean , no odor , no bugs . It was in a great location , had a huge , clean pool , and a smaller pool for the smaller kids . However , the microwave did not work , the window was slightly cracked open - and the ac didn’t cool the room off because of this. The bath did not have a plug (my 2 year old takes bath) so we had to use a rag . The futon was extremely uncomfortable. I would definitely book at this complex again , just would probably choose a different room.
Manager response:
Hello Tammy, We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. We apologize for any issues you experienced during your stay. We are happy to report the microwave has been replaced and in good working order. Thank you for your review. We hope to host you again soon!
Katelyn N. Jun 2020
the unit really doesn’t fit 4 adults. there’s 1 queen bed and 2 very hard and not comfortable couches that lay down but they are like laying on a piece of plyboard. bath tub was nasty when we arrived. we had to sweep ourselves bc there was just sand and stuff all over the floor. just wish they would’ve made the sleeping details a little more clear and that the floors and tub were cleaned better but otherwise it was okay for the price i guess.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Katelyn! The home has been deep cleaned to address any cleanliness issues, and we have verified the listing is correct. We hope to have a chance to impress you in the future!
Gillian S. Jan 2020
Very peaceful and relaxing
Kailen D. Oct 2019
We had a wonderful stay here. When we walked in it had an older smell, but we just used a room spray and it covered that up. You definitely get what you pay for, but it was perfect for a cheap, last minute vacation. The dishes were very dirty before we used them. We found that hand washing the dishes also worked much better than the actual dish washer. There is no washer and dryer in the unit, but there is shared washer and dryers you have to pay for ($2.00 for wash, $1.50 for drying). Some machines worked and some didn’t. There needs to be a coin machine in the laundry rooms (bring your quarters if you plan to wash clothes). The sound of the furnace was SUPER loud when it kicks on. Throughout the night it would scare me awake, I’m a light sleeper, so I didn’t sleep well, but the bed was comfy. My last complaint was the blinds. They were all different sizes and some were broken, so it was very bright in the mornings, I would suggest curtains, but this truly was a fun place to stay. It’s the necessities! We were also pleasantly surprised that we could watch the sunset from the room at night! It was beautiful from the room! There is WiFi in the room as well. If you are looking for a fun place to stay this was amazing! Don’t let my little complaints scare you away from this place! We had a blast and this was perfect! Thank you so much for a great vacation!
Karlie H. Sep 2019
Pots and pans all there for you only complaint is there is black on the wall believe it could be mold
Sherri K. Jun 2019
It was A nice cozy room , pools nice, easy beach access would definitely stay here again
Erica W. Jun 2019
This was exactly what we needed. I had a teenager and two littles with me and we needed a place to reset and refuel between all the fun. The swimming pool, game room & beach access were awesome and the beach in this area was not crowded at any time. We loved all the different views of the beach not only from our room but from the different balcony's on our way down to the beach. Everyone was very nice and it was so quiet and peaceful at night. I would definitely stay here again :)
Jeffrey W. May 2019
The place is older and well worn but it was sufficiently clean and comfortable. The beach was nice and convenient.
Reita M. Sep 2018
Nice, clean, plenty of room. Easy access to the beach. Very nice pool.
Candace H. Jul 2018
Being close to beach.
SHARON C. Jun 2018
Very nice clean. Would absolutely will stay again
Leigh N. Jun 2018
We loved the facility along with the pool. The only thing about our room was the cabinets/kitchen area and some furniture needed more updated. Overall it was nice and we would stay again for the price !
Seth S. Aug 2016
This is an older property. The futons were pretty bad but we did not use them as there was only two of us. It would be tight for more than 2 people. Other than that it is good value. Great view, Nice pool, good beach access. We liked it.
Tonya R. Jul 2016
Great location!
Not as crowded on Thomas Drive and easily accessible to eating and entertainment
Paola S. Jul 2016
The place was clean and on a good location
Charlene F. Jun 2016
Overall, it was a great trip. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.
Destinee T. Jun 2016
The AC didn't keep it very cool but it stayed pretty comfortable for the most part. Other than that wonderful location and we very much so enjoyed our stay. It was clean and convenient.
William M. Jun 2016
Ethan D. May 2016
Clean, good location right by spinnakers and lavela, friendly helpful staff, appliances and furnishings in good condition
Rebecca P. Aug 2015
For those who need a cheaper room so they can do things outside the room then this is the one for you ! We enjoyed a great vacation that the room didn't break the bank so that we could spend our time outside the room !!!
Keisha M. Jul 2015
We will definitely be back!
Chris B. Jul 2015
Great place to stay. Everything is in walking distance. Condo is well supplied, just bring food and drink. Will be returning LOVED IT! !!!!!
Kelly C. Jun 2015
Had a great time loved the view from the room.
Brad N. Jun 2015
My wife and I stayed here for our 6 year anniversary and we had a blast. The room isn't huge but it's perfect for two people. The view of the beach out of the HUGE windows over the bed is beautiful. Nice little kitchen perfect for a quick meal but if you don't want to cook there are plenty restaurants near by, I recommend Fireflys. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and look forward to going back in the future.