Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon

*Swords Beach House*

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps - Golf Cart Available

Come swim in the emerald waters of the Gulf, stroll on the immaculate sugar white sands, or relax on our second story deck and enjoy the ocean view.

Completely renovated this year our 1600 square foot home has plenty of comfortably decorated living space plus the large second story, wrap around deck. The deck is large enough to lounge or have a relaxing meal all while enjoying an ocean view or catching an afternoon breeze. Three ample sized bedrooms with 2 queen beds and two full sized bunk beds plus two full baths, handle six quite comfortably.

The fully equipped brand new kitchen has everything a gourmet chef might need. Other features include full size washer and dryer in the separate laundry room, dishwasher, two flat screen TVs, cable, Wi-Fi, all linens, ceiling fans in most rooms, a charcoal grill, beach towels & beach chairs plus a wagon to take all your gear to the beach. We can even provide a high chair for our littlest guests.

Our home is on the desirable west end of Panama City Beach in an area called Laguna Beach. Located just 3.3 miles west of the “Y” intersection of US Highway 98 and Florida 79, we are minutes from Pier Park, Frank Brown Recreational Center, beach attractions, shopping, dining, and churches of all denominations. We are within easy walking distance to The Carousel, a locally famous supermarket with everything, and of course the best donuts on the beach at Thomas Donuts. Being just the sixth house from the beach our home is a quick walk to the glistening Gulf waters. This is quicker access than most beachfront high rise condos where you wait and wait to lug your supplies onto an elevator. No more searching for an open spot on the beach. Our section of the beachfront is adjacent to Laguna’s dedicated, mile long stretch of private undeveloped, pristine sands which are specifically for the enjoyment of our neighborhood.

A golf cart is available to rent for those who want a more beach appropriate means of transportation. Trips to Thomas Donuts, the Carousel Supermarket, or the beach to enjoy a sunset, become so much more enjoyable.

We are perfect for a family or group of friends who enjoy and appreciate the luxuries of a well-appointed home while relaxing at the beach.

More Details

Property Manager
Ronda Swords
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Ronda Swords

My husband purchased this property in 1973, the year we were married. In 1980 we built the house. Last year the property underwent an extensive remodel.

We have watched our three children grow up on the beaches of Panama City. Today we watch our 5 grandchildren play on the white sandy beaches.

Ronda Swords purchased this house in 1973

Why Ronda Swords chose Laguna Beach

The Laguna Beach neighborhood offers a quite family environment.

What makes this house unique

The property offers excellent access to the beaches. Less expensive than a house on the beach, but closer to the beach than a high rise condominium. You can walk to the beach in less time than you spend waiting on an elevator in most condominiums. Laguna Beach offers a one mile stretch of open beach. You will not have to fight for a place to lay your towel.

A golf cart is available to rent for those who want a more beach appropriate means of transportation. Trips to the beach for a day of fun & sun, Thomas Donuts, the Carousel Supermarket, or back to the beach to enjoy a sunset, become so much more enjoyable.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

5

Great family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth time staying at this beach house and we just love it! We have two small children and love having a place to stay with a full (and updated) kitchen, laundry and two bathrooms! I had several questions coming with kids and the owners were great to work with – answered all my questions. The neighborhood was quiet, peaceful and ideal for small children. Nice and quiet which we like!! The beach is a short walk or an even shorter golf cart ride. The beach could not be more beautiful! It felt like a private beach as we were often the only family there or one of 2-3 families. How exclusive! There aren’t tons of things to do with toddlers / preschool age children but we had limited time working around their nap schedules – so much more for school age kids. However we loved our trip to the zoo, gulfworld, Frank Brown Park and they have a great public library!! Frank Brown Park is a hidden gem! There’s a playground, great walking/biking trails, and the toddler time splash pad area was literally the highlight of our vacation!! Check out the library too. They have story time, puzzles, a great selection of books and other little kids to play with. We love our trips to this home and look forward to our next trip – it can’t come soon enough!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are thrilled you have chosen to vacation with us once again and truly appreciate your input. Many of our guests are return travelers so that we begin to think of you as more than just guests - you are friends and family. We want this to be your special place, your home away from home.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfectly awesome!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This should tell you everything - I'm already planning to book this place now for next year. We just loved our stay. Quality and cleanliness. We have stayed in many other places on the beach but this house is our absolute favorite and quite a find, an exceptional value.

Kitchen was well stocked with quality cookware, dinnerware, utensils, etc. Clearly the owners furnished the house as if they were living there. Everyone had plenty of space. Beds were beyond comfortable. Location was great for shopping, dining, and access to everything without the traffic and noise like other parts of PCB. We will definitely book this early again next vacation.

Nice touch having an outside shower to wash off the sand. Easy access to a very quiet, private beach. No crowds to fight for our spot in the sand.

This place was perfectly awesome and exactly as described.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at our home. We are thrilled you have already made plans to stay with us again next year. And thank you for your caring input. We are always trying to make improvements in order for our guests to be as comfortable as possible. See you next year. Ronda Swords
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Enjoyed a few days of relaxation with our grandchildren

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect. Even the weather was amazing. Such a very pleasant home away from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Swords Beach house for this very special time with your grandchildren. We do try to make our home as comfortable as possible for all ages and stages and seasons of the year. There is always so much to enjoy in Panama City all year long and the "off" season is one of my favorite times. Glad you found our great local library and got some great exercise strolling/bicycling the peaceful streets of the neighborhood in addition to fun in the pristine sugar white sand.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Loved this place

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic. I really liked being so close to the beach, Thomas Donut shop, and the Carousel grocery store. Carousel was great for cheese, wine, and new sunglasses after I accidentally broke mine. The golf cart is awesome and made me feel like I was definitely on vacation. The house has great sunlight but stays cool, is clean, has fast internet, and I loved the swivel on the tv in the living room!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for these kind remarks. Yes, our home is conveniently located to many of the Ole Panama City Beach icons and beach comforts like the donut shop and the Carousel (which just about takes care of any need you might have at the beach). We hope all our guests will feel completely relaxed in our beach house and find all the comforts of home. Look forward to having you stay with us again, soon. Ronda Swords
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Wow! Quiet, spotless, and amenities galore!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and were looking for somewhere to go relatively close to atlanta to celebrate our 1 yr anniversary and we really lucked out with this rental. It's on the west end of Panama City Beach which although close, feels like an entirely different world than PCB. Both the house and the beach are quiet and peaceful. There are no large hotels or development on the beach and being more sparsely populated, it felt like our own private island or something. The beach and house are close enough that we were able to just walk the 2 minutes back to the house whenever we wanted a snack from the kitchen or a sun break. (Or we took the golf cart in 10 seconds.)

The house is frankly pretty amazing. There are beach chairs, a grill for the patio, a sun umbrella, the fluffiest towels ever, and even a beautiful mixer in the kitchen. Definitely nicer things than we have in our own home. Wished we had taken more advantage of the kitchen as it was quite inviting but we ate out a ton instead. :) Appreciated how clean it was as I am a bit of a clean freak. First place I've stayed in years where I actually wanted to take off my shoes and walk around barefoot. We will likely be coming back with some extended family this summer as there is plenty of space here.

A few random fun things we stumbled upon while here: fresh produce and key lime salt water taffy at the Carousel grocery store (only 3/10ths of a mile from house). And go mini-golfing in PCB! So fun and you will get just the right amount of PCB crowds and energy that it will be invigorating but then you can retreat to the Swords beach house before it becomes draining.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you so very much for taking time to write such glowing remarks. It was our delight that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion at our beach home. And we hope all our guests find our little slice of paradise just as perfect as you did. We try very hard to provide everything one could possible desire while vacationing and have all the comforts of home readily available. Cleanliness is very, very important to us that is why our house is professionally polished after each guest. We think our location is ideal too, being close to an array of activities, easy access to a private beach and yet always quiet with a family feel to the neighborhood. We look forward to your return visit and hope you will become another one of our regulars who come back frequently and consistently year after year. Ronda Swords
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! We had such a great time! The house was perfect for us and super clean! Close to the beach, shopping, etc. There is a nice grocery store just a short golf cart ride away. The owners were so nice! We will definitely make a trip back soon!! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Feb 4 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Summer
May 21 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Golf cart fee $0
Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

Ask for nightly

Weekly Rate: $1200 - $1600

Monthly Rate: $1200 - $2000


March through August...........$1500/week........Saturday to Saturday
September & October...........200/night.......3-Night minimum
November through February......$2000/month.......3-Month minimum
Repeat Renter Discounts Available

$300 Security deposit, $125 cleaning fee, and Florida rental tax (10%).
Deposit is due at

Security Deposit is due at booking. Rental fees are due 30 days in advance of vacation dates. Remit payment by Check, Certified Check, Money Order or PayPal (with additional processing fee).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Available
Unavailable

Amenities

Royal Palms Of Laguna Beach Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with adjoining full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Full sized bunk beds
  • Three bedrooms with two queen beds and two full-sized beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Central air conditioning, cable TV with Netflix. Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, and refrigerator with icemaker. Laundry with full-size washer & dryer, charcoal grill, second story deck, great Gulf views, outside beach shower. Two bedrooms with queen size beds, third bedroom with two full-sized beds. Linens provided. Formal dining area and breakfast bar. Living room with recliner and remote control. Refrigerator to keep your favorite beverages ice cold. A golf cart is available to rent for those who want a more beach appropriate means of transportation. Trips to the beach for a day of fun & sun, Thomas Donuts, the Carousel Supermarket, or back to the beach to enjoy a sunset, become so much more enjoyable.

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Find a rental car