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Ocean Front, 2 Bed, 2 Bath, Upscale Condo , Panama City Beach , Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Gulf Crest, Panama City Beach Vacation Rental Condo


Week of July 30 to August 6 reduced $250 from $2795 to $2545

Original Price $2,795.00      Deal Price $2,545.00
Includes Beach Chairs/Umbrella for 2 on the beach. Includes Internet, wifi, HD TV. Taxes and cleaning are extra
Validity: 6/15/2022 - 7/30/2022

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Last Updated: 06/10/2022

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Ocean Front, Upscale 2 bedroom+Bunks, 2 Bath Condo with Free Beach Service & WiFi!

About The Gulf Crest Resort Condominium Complex:

Based on guest reviews, Tripadvisor recently ranked Gulf Crest Resort Condominium #1 of 107 resort complexes in Panama City Beach!  The family-oriented, fully gated Gulf Crest Resort Condominium complex is located off the exclusive and quieter Thomas Drive area in Panama City Beach. Long term guests, who return year after year to Gulf Crest, comment that it offers the largest Gulf Front exposure and the nicest floor plan of any  two bedroom, two bunk bed, two bath condominium on the beach. Unlike the floor plans in typical oceanfront 2 bedroom condos that try to mazimize the number of units along the Gulf and typically have just the living area and perhaps the master bedroom along the ocean front, the Gulf Crest floor plan features the dining area, the living area and master bedroom all directly overlooking the Gulf of Mexico!  This unique design allows for 2 separate glass walkouts to the expansive balcony plus an additional floor to ceiling "wall-of-windows" that offers a wonderful view of the ocean and incredible Gulf Coast sunsets. Furthermore, the layout allows for a massive 350 square foot balcony that is amongst the largest of any 2 bedroom unit on the beach (39 ft long by 9 feet deep). The complex also features 2 large outdoor pools (1 heated seasonally) and 2 large hot tubs. Overall, the unique features of the Gulf Crest complex have led it to have one of the highest repeat guest rates of any complex on the beach.  

About Our Condo:

The condo is almost 1400 square feet. And with the largest fully furnished and decorated oceanfront balcony for 2 bedroom condos on the beach at approx 350sq ft  (9ft wide by 39ft long) the total adds up to approximately 1750 square feet of space which is approximately 25% larger that other typical two bedroom condos. Some guests have found that because the condo is so spacious and with separate, full-sized bunk beds, it can often fulfill the requirement for a 3 bedroom unit at a more reasonable rate!

Professionally decorated with upscale furnishings, your family will enjoy soaring 9' 4" ceilings with crown mouldings,  breathtaking wall-to-wall floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Gulf,  ceiling fans throughout, a well-appointed kitchen with all the amenities, high-end appliances and a breakfast bar with seating for 3, and a beautiful dining area with seating for 6 and a walk-out to the balcony.

The master suite includes a king bed and a private bathroom with a double vanity,  tub and shower with glass enclosure and a large walk in closet. It includes a Gulf front view with a sliding door walkout to the expansive balcony. The second bedroom with a queen bed accesses a second full sized guest bathroom that also features a tub and shower with glass enclosure. Additional built-in full sized twin bunk beds round out the sleeping facilities. Children love the bunk beds but they can also easily accommodate adults 6 feet tall. For families with a wee one, we also have a new high chair and padded playpen/sleeper.  All bathroom sinks and bath tubs are cultured marble and each bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer. Full washer and dryer facilities are also available in a convenient separate laundry room. 

The expansive, fully furnished and decorated balcony has a totally unobstructed and breathtaking view for as far as you can see up and down the beach!  With a perfect south-west oceanfront exposure overlooking the beautiful emerald-green water and sugar-white sand of the Gulf of Mexico, words cannot describe the breathtaking sunsets, described as among the world's best, you will enjoy as you relax in one of the loungers or rockers with a beverage.

Our condo includes free padded beach loungers and large umbrella setup for 2 (in season)! We also keep a wheeled  cooler for your convenience to take to the beach! 

We are very pleased that guests, who have visited the Gulf Coast for decades, have described our condo in the review section, as the cleanest and  best maintained they have ever vacationed at. Here are a few comments but for full coverage of what guests are saying please see the "Reviews" section:   
"We have been visiting the Gulf Coast for the past 12 years and this was the cleanest condo we have ever rented."... Brian, Aug 2014

" I've visited PCB annually for the last 23 yrs.& cannot remember having a better maintained condo than this one!!"... Jay, May 2014

Recent Upgrades to our Condo:
  • new large 65" wall mounted flat screen TV in the living room, new flat screen TV in each bedroom, upgraded high definition cable service for all TVs with HBO and DVD
  • new chesterfield/love seat combo
  • new custom draperies
  • new high end mattresses in both the master and guest bedrooms
  • tile flooring though-out the unit with wide-plank rough sawn wood style tiling in both bedrooms
  • fully decorated balcony with wall art, painted floor, 4 cushioned rockers, 2 loungers, dining table with extra seating
  • key-less lock front door entry system
  • state-of-the-art wi-fi internet service accessible throughout the complex, pool deck and out to the beach
  • new dining suite, dinnerware, utensils and cookware.
  • unit entirely repainted in january 2020

Gulf Crest Resort Condominium Amenities:

Gulf Crest amenities include: fully gated secure community, 300 feet of ocean frontage, tropical landscaping, convenient assigned covered parking (2 parking spots available attached to building so there is  no road overpass to walk with your luggage), three high-speed elevators (serving only 7 units per floor), two large outdoor pools (one heated year round) with poolside chaise lounges, two heated Jacuzzi baths, and a kiddy pool. It also features a Tiki Bar serving food and beverages, poolside/beach wireless internet access (working vacation anyone?), gazebo with picnic area, three poolside charcoal BBQ
grills, a pool level fitness spa, games room, a gated boardwalk dune walk-over to the beach, and outdoor showers.  

The complex is convenient to many great restaurants and many amusement park attractions. Walk the beach to Pineapple Willie's and Spinnakers! Bumper boats, go carts, Emerald Falls Water Park, oyster bars, and miniature golf are all also within walking distance. In addition, the area has loads of other family attractions and for the naturalist, within minutes to one of the top national coastal state parks – St Andrews State Park: sugar white sand beaches and dunes, nature trails, wildlife watching, snorkeling, diving, fishing, para sailing, jet-ski rentals, pontoon boat rentals, and more.

To Book our Condo:

If you need further information or wish to receive a detailed quote to book our condo, please click on the "Email Owner" box and fill in the form. Feel free to also call us at 905-866-7967 if more convenient.

Thanks for reviewing our Listing

Ross Longworth
phone:  905-866-7967



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$395.00 -- $2,795.00 -- 6
$275.00 -- $1,750.00 -- 5
$290.00 -- $1,950.00 -- 5
$275.00 -- $1,750.00 -- 5
$180.00 -- $1,250.00 $2,500.00 6

Additional Information:

Rates include 2 beach chairs with large umbrella set-up on the beach (in season)
A wheeled cooler is also available for your use on the beach
Rates subject to 13.00% Florida State Tax
Reservation Amount $26.50,  professional cleaning/linens/towels  Amount $165
$200 Refundable Deposit Required.($500 Required for College Spring Break).
Holiday or Special Event periods rates may be different
During Peak Seasons, we require a minimum 5 night booking that begins OR ends on a Saturday. 

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 9:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Bunk Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 King Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Charcoal Grill
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Alarm Clock
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • CD Stereo
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Minature Golf
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Fitness Center
  • Condo
  • Elevator/Lift
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Fenced Beachfront Yard
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Water Park & Wildlife Viewing
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Service Provided
  • Beachfront
  • Covered
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Garage Included
  • Boat Rental Available
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo


Panama City Beach Florida Activities
  • Club La Vela
  • Panama City Airboat Tours
  • Paradise Adventures Catamaran
  • Pier Park
  • Shell Island
  • Captain Anderson's Marina
  • Flippers Dolphin Tours
  • Gulf World Marine Park
  • Island Time Boat Tours
  • Jet skis - Adventures at Sea
  • Lagoon Pontoons
  • Panhandle Helicopter
  • Sandpiper Tiki Bar
  • Shipwreck Island Water Park
  • Wonderworks
  • Aerial Adventures
  • Aqua Park
  • Barnacle Bay
  • Beachfront Adventure Park
  • Bike the Beach
  • Bubble Soccer LOCO
  • Cobra Adventure Park
  • Coconut Creek Park
  • Dave & Buster's
  • Mirror Maze & Laser Craze
  • Emerald Falls Family Rec Center
  • Frank Brown Park
  • Fun Land Arcade
  • Goofy Golf
  • Hidden Lagoon
  • Indy Speedway
  • Island Air Express
  • PCB Aquatic Center
  • Skydive Panama City
  • Duck Adventure Tours
  • The Grand Theatre
  • Wild Thang Airboat Tours
  • ZooWorld
  • Scampys Seafood
  • Marcus' Gulf Pizza
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
  • Reel Contender Fishing Charter
Panama City Beach Florida Restaurants
  • Andy's Flour Power
  • Another Broken Egg
  • Billy's Oyster Bar
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Boon Dock's Restaurant
  • Capt. Anderson's
  • Finn's Island Style Grub
  • Firefly
  • Harpoon Harry's
  • Hook'd Pier Bar and Grill
  • Liza's Kitchen
  • Mike's Cafe and Oyster Bar
  • Moe's Original BBQ
  • Schooners
  • The Back Porch
  • The Boar's Head
  • The Terrace Restaurant
  • Saltwater Grill
  • Dee's Hang Out
  • Dusty's Oyster Bar
  • The Wicked Wheel
  • Bayou on the Beach
  • Ketana Restaurant
  • Margaritaville
  • Montego Bay Seafood
  • Angelo's Steak Pit
  • Pompano Key
  • Sharky’s Beachfront
  • Hammerhead Fred's
  • Pompano Joe's
  • Carrabba's
  • Spinnaker Beach Club
  • David's Cafe
  • Dat Cajun Place
  • Chicken Salad Chick
  • Runaway Island
  • Dirty Dick's Crab House
  • Shuckums Oyster Pub
  • Dick's Last Resort
  • Edgewater Waffle Shop
  • Red Rae's
  • Jeannie's One Stop Diner
  • Pineapple Willy's
  • Salty Sue's
  • The Egg and I
  • Thomas Donut Shop
  • Salvatore's Pizza
  • Triple J Steak & Seafood
  • J Michael's
  • The Wharf Seafood Buffet
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Romantic




Amazing    Nov 25, 2019

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My husband and I were looking for a special place for a vacation. And we found it! The owners of this condo are top of the line people. Our happiness was their goal. The condo was spotless and beautifully decorated. Check in was quick and easy and we were on our way to a beautiful week of unforgettable sunsets to gaze upon from the huge balcony. We hope to return soon.

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Ross Longworth's reply:

Hi Dovie, Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We appreciate it very much and hope you can be our guests again in the future. Ross



Highly recommended!!    Oct 16, 2019

review star

Beautiful, clean condo with spectacular views! We loved the open concept, high ceilings, and large balcony. The large TV in the living area was nice and our daughter loved the bunk closet. Great communication with the owner made booking and check-in easy. We would highly recommend this unit!

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Ross Longworth's reply:

Hi Michael, Susan and I really appreciate your very positive review! Thanks again for booking with us and we hope you and your family visit us again for your next PCB vacation. Ross.


Latasha Watson

Dream vacation at Gulf Crest-1606    May 10, 2019

review star

We just returned from our 7 night stay at gulf crest and my family and I were missing it as soon as we closed the door to 1606 for the last time. The condo was beautiful; it definitely met our expectations! Working with Ross was great! Booking went so much smoother than I had anticipated as this was our first time using VRBO by owner! We will definitely be back to Gulf Crest 1606 again, just not soon enough! This place stole my heart!


Dave & Juliane

Highly recommend Ross and Susan's Condo.    May 17, 2018

review star

We just returned home from our vacation. We had the best time! What makes or breaks a vacation? The accommodations! We were so pleased with the size of the condo as well as the cleanliness. The kitchen had everything we needed especially considering the fact that we eat in most of the time. The view and balcony is perfect. Just a quick few minutes and you are relaxing in the complimentary beach chairs. We really liked how quiet the condo is inside as well as very comfortable. I have had back surgery so a comfy bed is a must, and the bed was extremely comfortable! When we are searching for a vacation rental we always consider the reviews so we had to just let everyone know what a fantastic time we had at 1606! Thank you Ross and Susan for responding so quickly and for providing us with a memorable and relaxing vacation!

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Ross Longworth's reply:

Hi Juliane & Dave, Susan and I really appreciate your great review. We hope you look us up again for your next PCB vacation. Thanks again, Ross


Debbie Mangum

Gulf Crest 1606    Apr 25, 2018

review star

I highly recommend renting this unit. The housekeeping is immaculate, the balcony is large, and the beach is pristeen. The included beach chairs are fantastic! We had a wonderful vacation and wish we could stay longer. The owners were very responsive and the Gulf Crest staff were great, as well. We look forward to staying again in the future.

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Ross Longworth's reply:

Dear Debbie, Thank you very much for the great review. Susan and I appreciate it very much! Ross


Paula R

Great Condo!    May 06, 2017

review star

Enjoyed our stay and working with Ross. He ensured everything went smoothly. The condo was very nice and beds were very comfortable. The balcony was great! Very spacious and the view was amazing.



Mary Ann R

Rest & Relaxation at Gulf Crest    Apr 22, 2017

review star

Gulf Crest is a beautiful place to stay and 1606 was perfect. We always stay here because it is peaceful and quiet. It is our go-to place when in PCB. We had a wonderful experience. The owner was very helpful and accommodating. Check in was a breeze. I can't wait to return again and again!



Marsha E

Fantastic condo! Perfect in every way!    Sep 17, 2016

review star

We have stayed in many condos in the gulf from Clearwater to Panama City. This is our favorite. It was so clean and the view from the 16th floor was amazing! The kids love watching the jets fly over and the Dolphins. The water was beautiful and the staff was amazing and nice. Clean pools and fitness center too. Will def be back!!



​Tiffany E.

Awesome condo which we will definitely rent again in the future    May 07, 2016

review star

My husband and I loved our stay in this beautiful condo. We went to PCB to celebrate our 32nd Wedding Anniversary, and we couldn't think of anywhere more amazing to celebrate it. We've been going to PCB for almost 30 years now. This was our second stay at Gulf Crest and first stay in this condo. Ross was so nice, and the rental process was so easy. We were impressed by how quickly he returned emails and phone calls. The condo was beautifully furnished and very clean. We especially enjoyed the large, well-furnished balcony where we saw incredible sunsets every night. The beach service (2 chairs and umbrella) that was included with the rental was awesome. We will never rent a condo again that doesn't include this wonderful service. We also enjoyed that Gulf Crest has 2 large swimming pools. We will definitely rent this condo again in the future.



Wonderful mini-vacation    Apr 16, 2016

review star

Ross and Susan were so nice, and their response time and follow-up by email or phone was very helpful. The condo is beautiful, and we enjoyed everything about our stay at Gulf Crest. The views from their 16th-floor unit were amazing - and the sunset-view from their balcony was incredible every evening. Can't wait to go back! We would definitely recommend renting from Ross and Susan.



Exceptionally Clean Condo in the best building on Panama City Beach    Aug 09, 2014

review star

We had an excellent time at Gulf Crest. We have been visiting the Gulf Coast for the past 12 years and this was the cleanest condo we have ever rented. This was our second time staying at Gulf Crest, and we will definately be back. We especially liked the extra large balcony with seating for 10. We ate most of our meals on the balcony. The kitchen was stocked with more pots and pans than we needed. The beds were very comfortable. The owner was very quick to respond to our inquiry for rental, and the onsite rental ageny was very nice at check in. I would highy recommend this unit to anyone looking to head to Panama City Beach. You can't beat the two large gulf front pools and hot tubs. The beach is not as crowded at this building as it is at others. Overall excellent place to stay.



In a word...Perfect!    May 17, 2014

review star

Our family really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful unit. The condo was very clean & we all loved the view from the extra large(and well furnished)balcony. We watched dolphins play in the gulf everyday! Ross & Susan were very helpful in every way possible. The attention to detail is where this unit really shines! I've visited PCB annually for the last 23 yrs.& cannot remember having a better maintained condo than this one!! Ross & Susan are champs in our book! We hope to book with them again SOON! As for Gulf Crest itself,all I can say is it's a first class operation.The staff there is second to none & go out of there way to ensure you a great vacation..


Donna P.

Great condo for a quiet beach getaway    Aug 10, 2013

review star

Donna P.
Roswell, Georgia
Great condo for a quiet beach getaway

My husband and I and my sister and her husband stayed in this condo over Labor Day weekend 2013. The views from the master bedroom and living / dining areas were amazing. I loved the wall of windows in the living room area and the sliding glass door in the master bedroom. The balcony stretches across the entire front wall of the condo and it's amazingly wide. Coffee out on the balcony in the morning was so relaxing. In addition to a huge master bath, and a second bath which is accessible from the second bedroom, I loved the fact the bunk beds are hidden away in a closet in the dining room area across from the sliding glass door and anyone sleeping there has the opportunity to enjoy the ocean view and breeze in the evening. I also cannot thank the owners, Ross and Susan, enough for being so wonderful and so accommodating. They really went out of their way to make sure we had a great stay by contacting the property management on our behalf to ensure we had a hassle free check in and by working with us on the arrangements. We definitely hope to stay in this condo again whenever we visit PCB. The location, the condo, and the property amenities made for a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable stay. Thank you again Ross and Susan!! We truly enjoyed our mini-vacation away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. :-) I would recommend this condo to anyone looking for a comfortable condo with a beautiful view of the ocean and a balcony big enough to enjoy socializing with family and friends. The mattresses were extremely comfortable, the kitchen was very big and very clean, the master bathroom was huge and the bathrooms were very clean, and overall it was a nice place to stay. We enjoyed it.



Fantastic Vacation!    Jul 06, 2013

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This was our first beach trip in 2 years and it was wonderful! This unit is fantastic! We have two small children and this unit was very kid-friendly. The views are amazing!! I can't say enough about how responsive the owner was. He was always available and responded quickly to any questions I had. This condo is conveniently located on Thomas Drive and close to everything. The two pools are also great! Even in the middle of summer, during the middle of the day, you could still get in the pool. Overall, I highly recommend this unit! You are in excellent hands with this owner! We can't wait to return next year!!