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Watercrest #1208 2/2 Sleeps 8, Panama City Beach , Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

WaterCrest, Panama City Beach Vacation Rental Condo

  •  850-814-5466
    08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

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Last Updated: 10/07/2022

no service fees


Enjoy sun all day on the pool deck or in the seasonally heated pool or just walk right down on to the beach just feet away.  The pool is open-concept with no "cage" cover, making for amazing star-gazing while relaxing in the hot-tub after your day of fun – the sunsets will take your breath away!  You are almost assured of seeing dolphins swim by. 

You'll enjoy high quality furnishings and bedding's throughout. All bedrooms offer flat screen TV's. The living room features a flat screen TV and the master Bedroom Suite also has a flat screen TV. The kitchen is stocked with every gadget you’ll need to prepare a gourmet meal – all you need to do is decide if you want to eat inside at the dining table or outside on the lanai – both have fantastic water views! This 2/2 unit is completely remodeled and has everything new.  All new appliances, flooring, paint and furnishings. This condo is absolutely PERFECT. Cant say that about too many condo's here on the beach. Master bedroom has a King size bed and bedroom #2 has two Queen size beds. In the living room you have a queen size pull out couch allowing you to sleep comfortably 8 people. This unit also comes with FREE BEACH SERVICE! 

No detail has been over looked. This condominium complex offers unusual privacy and features lush tropical landscapes as well. The pool deck has sun all day long and offers gorgeous sunsets! 

This condo is within a 5 minute drive from food stores, shopping, restaurants and pubs. 
There’s plenty to do: Rent a pontoon boat by the half day or full day at the marina which is 5 minutes from the condo. Pack a lunch and explore Shell Island and collect some of the Worlds Best Sea Shells. Within a 20 minute drive you can be at Pier Park (170 acres of shopping and restaurants). Panama City is an old fishing Village that is a must see. Just back over the bridge you go and you will end up down town. Take a half day trip and have lunch there, exploring the local color along the way.

Para Sailing is available right down on the beach in front of the condo, including jet ski rentals and banana boat rides as well. The State Park is within a couple of minutes drive from the condo. Enjoy biking or walking up and down the famous Thomas Drive (known in several country songs and even some movies too). There are bikes that can be rented by the week or day along Thomas Drive. And dont forget Outlaws Golf Cart Rentals. They even deliver to your condo.

There is no doubt. You will be pleased with a decision to book this magnificent condo.

Unique Benefits

This condo is a 5 minute drive from several of Panama City Beach's finest restaurants, shopping and food stores. The State Park is within a couple of minutes drive away. Enjoy biking or walking around the lake at the park and even see the local alligators too!

Why Kids Love It

The white sandy beach of course. But dont count out the pool either. Take the kids to the State Park for pics and videos of this fabulous place and even watch them swim in the "kiddie pool" which is a protected piece of water the is only about 18 inches deep. With super clear water this has to be one of the best snorkeling adventures around.

Area Information

Located on the very quiet end of Thomas Drive where you'll not be bothered by traffic found on the main roads. The exposure of this property will assure sun on the pool deck and perfect sunsets as well. Being right on the Gulf of Mexico, you will see that dolphin sitings are very common.

Attractions Within Short Driving Distance

Shipwreck Island Water Park: Amazing
Zoo World
Gulf World
Outlaws Scooter Rentals: They even deliver
Go Cart Tracks
Mini Golf
Jet Ski Rentals
Pontoon Boat Rentals
Sea Screamer
Pirate Ship
Snorkel Trips
State Park: Outstanding. 

Favorite Places To Eat

Schooners (last local beach club offers live music, dancing and the firing off of the canon at sunset), World Known Captain Andersons, Hooks Bar & Grill, Grand Marlin Fine Dining, Busters Pub, Patches (local watering hole with music), Pinnapple Willies and so many more.

Inside Scoop

Rent a Pontoon Boat and visit Shell Island for some of the best Sea Shells in the World. 
As a condo owners who rents out their condo it is important to provide the most cost effective way to make our condo available to guests. Many of the "bigger" players such as Homeaway, VRBO, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and others now charge guests "BOOKING FEES" which is resulting in guests paying up to 20% more for their vacation than they have to. Simply stick with sites such as our website or Emerald Coast By Owner - ECBYO, or other new companies where the "old model" has been maintained. NO booking fees to guests. The condo owner pays a flat "subscription fee" to advertise their units on ECBYO.
No pets, no smoking and you must be 25+ to rent.



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$500.00 -- $2,500.00 -- 5
$300.00 -- $1,600.00 $2,500.00 3
$500.00 -- $2,500.00 -- 5
$500.00 -- $2,500.00 -- 4
-- -- $3,500.00 -- 6
$500.00 -- $2,500.00 -- 5

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Charcoal Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Minature Golf
  • Scuba
  • Snorkling
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Wedding Friendly
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Smoking outside only
  • Fitness Center
  • Condo
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Online Booking
  • Managed by Property Manager
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Restaurants
  • Water Park & Wildlife Viewing
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Boat Rental Available
  • Marina
  • Pier
Bedroom Setup
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed


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
  • Lake
  • Romantic




Hated to leave.    Apr 02, 2022

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Thank you, we had a great time! Hated to leave. 



Wonderful balcony    Mar 01, 2022

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Vacation at 1208 watercrest. We had a wonderful time in pcb. Your unit was well equipped, spacious and the balcony was fabulous. What wonderful views.



Happy Thanksgiving    Nov 21, 2021

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We enjoyed the stay at watercrest 1208. Great unit with lots of open living area. Super view. Watercrest beach and pool facilities are never a disappointment.  Eric and Debbie always provide a great / clean unit and are on site to help with your needs. 


Tricia Enzor

Love our vacation    Oct 01, 2021

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Our family had a great vacation in this condo! Beautiful view off the enormous balcony. Eric at Sandcastle Vacations is always quick to respond to our questions and to handle any concerns we may have. We’ve booked through them for years and will continue to do so. 
Thanks so much, 


Jan Crawford

Condo #1208 was amazing!    Aug 07, 2021

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Condo #1208 is amazing.  The condo was spotless when we arrived. Very beautifully decorated. Full stocked with everything you could possibly need.  Beds were extremely comfortable. Balcony furniture was great. The free chairs and umbrella on the beach was a huge bonus and greatly appreciated. Owners were amazing to work with from beginning to end. Highly recommend renting for Eric and Debby. You won’t be disappointed. 


Ashlyn Morris

So thankful to have found our go-to beach stay!    Jul 17, 2021

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We love staying with Sandcastle Vacations at the WaterCrest! Up until visiting the WaterCrest with family over the summer of 2020, we liked to stay in a new condo/area when visiting the beach every summer. The WaterCrest was the very first condo we just HAD to return to, it’s safe to say we fell in love! We made sure to with Sandcatle Vacations! The beautiful beaches, convenient location, and family friendly complex is perfect! Eric and Debby make the entire process so simple and were easy to reach any time we may have needed them! Everything was perfectly clean and ready for us upon arrival with all of the bookings! The condo itself is so open and roomy, it really feels like a home! And the views, oh my! We will be back as often as we can be! So thankful to have found our go-to beach stay! 



Thank you!    Jul 10, 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at 1208 Watercrest. The view when you walk in is amazing- a full wall of windows to see the beach and the gulf. The entire place is nicely decorated clean and comfortable. The bed was extremely comfortable and allowed us to have great sleep every night. The kitchen is equipped with everything we needed to cook breakfast and lunches. The balcony is large and stays shady in the early morning to enjoy a calm relaxing time before breakfast. We even enjoyed the workout room at the complex. Overall a great experience and would definitely recommend. 

Take care, Rich and Mikki


Heather Gerard

Loved it!    Jun 26, 2021

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We had a great time at Watercrest 1208. The condo was extremely clean and spacious and the views can’t be beat. Property managers were great to work with, and responded to the one VERY minor issue we had quickly and nicely. Condo has everything we needed for a relaxing week at the beach. I love that the beach in front of Watercrest isn’t as crowded as it is in front of some of the high rise condos, making this one of our favorite places we have stayed. Already planning to return next year! 



Loved it and thank you!    Jun 12, 2021

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Thank you so much for a wonderful time!!



Paradise!    Apr 03, 2021

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We loved the 1208, spacious lovely decorated condo with accommodations for 4 adults and 2 teenagers.  Beautiful gulf views from the balcony, I could easily sat there all day.. Even though the weather was not great, we loved being in the condo with great views and comfortable seating. It will always be a favorite place since our daughter was married there. Thanks for a wonderful stay in Paradise...


J Greenwood

Spring Break!!!    Mar 06, 2021

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My kids and I had the best time there. Watercrest is really pretty and clean. Pool was open and even heated. My youngest loved sitting out on the balcony watching the waves break and trying to tell if they were going to make noise or not. Never going to forget that. Loved all the glass and the openness as well. Just wonderful.



Great time had by all    Sep 19, 2020

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We had so much fun. Weather could have been better though. Condo was clean and very roomy. Eric & Debby were very attentive and so nice. See you next year.



Hot but beautiful    Sep 01, 2020

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This is the nicest condo we have ever stayed in at Watercrest. Clean, open, tons of glass for the best views ever. Florida is still a bit hot at that time of year but thats OK, we had the best time ever. Thank you Debbie for helping me find the best shopping places too!!! Love you guys.

Della D


Anita Hunter

Family vaca +++++    Aug 08, 2020

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Very nicely done condo. Me and my family loved the views. Coming back next year.


Constance Lefluer

Family friendly all the way!    Jul 20, 2019

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This was a vacation!!! Place had all the amenities you could ask for. Even a tiki hut that the kids could order their chicken fingers from right by the pool too. Took a load off of me and my husband definitely appreciated that. Just saying.



Ben Jammien

Best view ever!!    Jul 06, 2019

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Loved sitting out on the balcony watching the sunsets. Niceley decorated too. Eric the owner was so responsive to everything and very nice about it. Definitely would give this a thumbs up for sure.


Connie Patton

Watercrest is the best!!    Jun 01, 2019

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Our family never had such a vacation before. Rented through Sandcastle Rentals and they took care of everything right down to giving us a coupon book that ended up saving us a lot of $$$$. Room was very open and clean. My wife is very picky and she didnt have anything to say bad about the cleaning part. Beautiful beaches there. Almost hurt your eyes the sand was so white. Will definitely be back.