When it is time to start planning your ultimate Florida getaway, you may find yourself bogged down in the details. Do you want to spend your time exploring the attractions that our fair state is famous for or are you looking for the perfect beach getaway? If long days spent sitting by a pool drinking Rum Runners interspersed with time spent with your toes in the sand and nights enjoying the sounds of the ocean you can spy from the upper balcony of sounds like a seriously excellent idea, our 4-bedroom, 3-bath private residence at 3919 Ocean View Drive may offer the vacation experience of your dreams!
Although many Florida homes tend to lean to a more colorful décor, this classic home offers a more peaceful interior, saving the brighter colors for the exterior of the home. It features an open concept kitchen filled with high-end stainless steel appliances, a living area containing a plush leather sofa, and a smart screen that overlooks the entire space; watch television from the kitchen as you create a meal or whip up your favorite blended drink to enjoy by the pool! The dining room offers the perfect place to play a game or enjoy a meal as you peek out into the backyard. Although the color scheme in this classic cottage is made up of beiges and tans, blue striped bedding in the bunk room and brilliant orange comforter in one of the other bedrooms offers a walk on the wild side for those who prefer brighter hues! A private balcony off the second master suite (Yes, this perfect vacation home offers TWO master suites for the convenience of multiple families traveling together!) is furnished with bright red patio chairs and offers breathtaking views of the Gulf, as well as all the fun that is being held poolside immediately below.
A Coveted Private Pool
One thing you won’t often find in Florida vacation homes is a private pool, so be sure to take advantage of your time in the sun as you sip mojitos, practice your cannonballs, and chat with your family under the shade of the wood pergola located to the side of the pool. Outdoor living is made complete with a charcoal grill on which you can cook up the catch of the day and a bean bag game that allows guests to show off their competitive side.
The perfect beach vacation can be had in our perfect ocean view cottage, but only if you reserve this special spot today!
As the crowds slowly begin to trickle in for the beginning of summer fun, visitors discover that their early summer visit to Panama City Beach may have been the best decision they made this year! Offering the same excitement and joy that you find later in the season, but lacking the crowds and late summer humidity, this time of the year is definitely one of our favorites and is destined to be your favorite as well. This guide to all the fun you can have during your stay with us will ensure that every minute is filled with happiness, excitement, and joy!
Toes in the Sand
The first thing you will want to do—the first thing everyone wants to do—is toss your suitcase on the bed of your Vacations Perfected escape and check out the sugar-white sands you can see from your window! A beach day is popular no matter what season. Wade in the cool and clear waters, build sandcastles at the water’s edge, or lie out under an umbrella reading, relaxing, and reveling in the magnificent sights and sounds you can only find at the beach.
Head in the Clouds
The sight of our little piece of paradise from above is one you will never want to forget when you choose to explore the area via helicopter! Panhandle Helicopter offers tours of the panhandle that last anywhere from 5 minutes to 25 minutes and allow guests to experience the breathtaking beauty of Panama City Beach in ways they never dreamed they could. Watch schools of dolphins frolicking in the waters, the inaccessible beaches on Shell Island, and if you time your flight right, the indescribable exquisiteness of a Panama City Beach sunset.
Everything in Between!
Enjoy dolphin tours by boat, shopping expeditions on foot, and much more during your stay in Panama City Beach. When you find yourself seeking moments of peace and quiet, your Vacations Perfected summer sanctuary offers as many moments of such as you need! Sit on your balcony watching the ebb and flow of the tide, swim in the community pools, and nap in the middle of a lazy Wednesday. Every minute of your early summer getaway in one of the most beautiful cities in the nation is guaranteed to make you feel as if you just stepped out of your dreams and into paradise! Reserve your stay today and start making beautiful memories.
Easter is one of our favorite holidays. It’s not big and flashy like the end-of-year holidays, you don’t get overloaded on Easter songs as you shop for groceries, and the beauty of the season in which it falls always makes us feel as if anything is possible. Easter is a holiday of fun, peace, and amazing food, and if your journey is bringing you to the beach as part of your celebration, this guide to our Vacations Perfected Easter escapes will help celebrate in comfort and with a style that brings happiness to your heart!
Celebrate Your Way
Upon your first steps inside, you will instantly be able to see that our properties are going to make your holiday extra special and exceptionally easy to celebrate! After you choose which of the bedrooms to toss your suitcases in and declare your own, find your way to the kitchen and discover a space that is bright, cheerful, and ready to be used in whatever way you need. Create a big Easter feast that will make your family happy or simply mix together a pitcher of Cottontail Cocktails made with whipped vodka, coconut rum, and pineapple juice to sip on the balcony overlooking the sea. Come together as a family on roomy dining room tables, decorating Easter eggs you will hide throughout the place on the big day, or sip coffee as you scroll through internet news on your laptop; free Wi-Fi makes it easy!
In the living areas, parents will find plenty of hiding places for the eggs decorated earlier, and the Easter baskets you prepare for your littles will add some holiday charm to the comfortable spaces. For those traveling without children, this room will serve as a movie theater as you watch your favorite Easter movie on state of the art televisions, a recovery room as you nap on super soft couches and recover from the aftereffects of too many Cottontail Cocktails, and a place where daydreams come true. Did you ever imagine that water and sand could be so breathtakingly beautiful? Did you ever imagine that your Easter celebration could be so naturally wonderful? And are you starting to wonder if that 3rd cocktail was the sign that it is time to hit the sack? Our bedrooms are comfortable and serene spaces where sleep comes easier and staying asleep is a snap!
Cherish Every Minute
The beauty you discover in Panama City Beach is one that will linger in your heart for the rest of your life. Reserve yours today!
As you begin to make your checklist of everything you want to do and see during your unforgettable Florida vacation in Panama City Beach, don’t forget to set aside some time to devote to your sweetheart! We have put a lot of hours into researching the top date night hot spots in our hometown on the Gulf, and we think you will keep the fires of your love bright and hot when you check out these places. Going home to one of our Vacations Perfected romantic escapes just makes the good times even better!
Let Your Hair Down
After all these months of being cooped up inside, it will be a nice change to get out and dance to the music of your people! Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, 700 Pier Park Drive, has been a local tradition since the 1960s, offering two stages on which to practice your two-step. Country music rules this venue, and the fun doesn’t stop until last call! Isn’t it time you got your twirl on with a visit to Tootsie’s?
The Couple That Plays Together
The best thing about your relationship is that you haven’t forgotten how to have fun, and if you’re looking for a new place to play, Rock it Lanes, 513 N Richard Jackson Boulevard, has enough toys to keep the giggles coming! More than a bowling alley, this hot spot is fun central, offering a roller skating rink, arcade games, billiards, and a full bar & grill. Spend a few hours practicing your bowling skills, rolling around the rink holding hands with your sweetie, or simply showing the arcade games that you are STILL the boss of them all!
Love Is in the Air
A romantic dinner for two is the ultimate experience for young lovers of all ages and Firefly, 535 N Richard Jackson Boulevard, offers the ultimate date night dinner! Featuring a seafood menu that is always fresh and sweet, white-clothed tables, and a tree covered in twinkle lights, this big occasion hot spot is even better for a night on the town!
Keep the Home Fires Burning
Obviously, we aren’t talking literally. Panama City Beach is warm enough without a fireplace but coming home each night to our Vacations Perfected honeymoon hideaways is guaranteed to keep the romance alive in your relationship! Reserve yours today and spend your fabulous Florida getaway falling in love all over again!
We all love the nicer things in life: the feel of high thread count sheets beneath our skin, the smoothness of an excellent bottle of wine, or the amenities that come along with a first-class plane ride all make us feel as if we are leading a charmed life. Luxury cars, luxury homes, and luxury vacations are the goals we all strive to attain, and if your luxury getaway has you pointed in the direction of Panama City Beach, this guide to all things sumptuous will ensure your stay will be everything you dreamed it could be!
An excellent meal is the ultimate in luxury, and the meals served at g. Foley’s, 3212 W 23rd Street, fit the bill quite nicely! Offering a quiet sophistication that contrasts nicely with the casual ambiance, it’s impossible to not find something you will love during your visit. From the Sweet Heat Shrimp found on their appetizer menu to the Tarpon Dock Grouper on the Foley’s Favorites menu, every bite will be better than the last, especially if you save room for their sinfully rich flourless chocolate cake!
Shopping is an adventure wherever you go, but in Panama City Beach, we have more than a few shops and boutiques that will take your shopping excursion to the next level! Pick up something “swell” with a visit to Lizard Thicket Boutique, 15565 Starfish Street, or something sparkly when you drop by David Scott Fine Jewelry, located at 15600 Panama City Beach Parkway #760. Step into the past when you check out the wares of A Coastal Chic and Antique Shop, 2505 Thomas Drive, or simply stroll through 8000 square feet of aisles to find something unique at Turtle Girls Market, 7930 Front Beach Road. We can promise you are sure to find something that you will never find at home!
The Luxury of Vacations Perfected
Whether you are sipping something sinfully delicious at the Panama City Beach Winery or simply looking for a place to buy a new bikini for a day on the beach, coming home each night to the simple comforts of our Vacations Perfected luxury abodes will be the highlight of your vacation! Offering everything from condos to cottages, our luxury amenities will welcome you and spoil you in ways you never knew possible. Reserve yours today!
Valentine’s Day is all about the love as we take the 24 hours to show the people in our lives how much we really care. But is one day really long enough? Your Valentine has been by your side through the good times, the bad times, and the super rough times of the pandemic, and this year you feel the need to really spoil him or her! This year, a getaway to the tropical delights of Panama City Beach and a stay in one of our luxurious Vacations Perfected love nests is on the agenda and this guide to the most romantic activities will ensure that your special someone will feel like royalty by the end of the weekend!
The Romance of Breakfast
Anyone can set up a romantic dinner, but have you ever considered the romance factor of a really good breakfast? There is no more powerful way of saying I love you then by letting your Valentine sleep in and awaken to the sight of you bringing in the most important meal of the day on a breakfast tray! And if cooking is not really your thing, the All American Diner at 15406 Front Beach Road offers takeout. Slip out of bed carefully, pull up their menu online, and call (850) 233-6007 for a special morning meal that never fails to please. The All American Diner is a Panama City Beach tradition and must be visited in person at least once during your stay for the complete breakfast experience!
A Bike Ride on the Beach
It’s not just the grand gestures that will keep the heart of your beloved belonging to you. Sometimes it is the smaller moments that bring about the largest impact: a kiss at sunset, whispered dreams shared late in the night, and a quiet bike ride on the beach during your romantic Florida getaway! Bike the Beach PCB, 17292 Front Beach Road, rents out beautiful beach cruisers; after that, all you need to do is find your favorite beach to ride on! We don’t think that part will be a difficult task.
Sweets for the Sweets
The romance of a truly great piece of chocolate can’t be overrated, and a visit to Kilwin’s Ice Cream & Fudge of PCB, 821 Pier Park Drive #100, offers the greatest proof! Offering specials every day, if you come in on Saturday, the taste of their Caramel Chews (buy one, get one free) will convince your sweetheart that you really do love him or her!
Quiet Evenings at Home
A sumptuous dinner enjoyed on the balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, a romantic movie, and some quality hot tub time are all you need to finish off the ultimate day of love on a high note! Reserve your Vacations Perfected love nest today!
Year-round warmth and sun are what makes Florida a getaway no matter when you need to take one of your own. Beach time is always a priority – whether it’s a walk on the beach or some time to work on your tan. The winter months may not be the most ideal to test the waters of the Gulf for a swim, with water temperatures between just 57 and 64 degrees in the winter months. While water sports like SCUBA diving, snorkeling, or floating swimming don’t make the list, there are plenty of water-related as well as land-based activities to keep you busy on a winter vacation at Panama City Beach.
Fishing is a year-round activity in Florida. Stay close to the water with a fishing excursion. Many companies offer nearshore, inshore, fly, and deep sea fishing options including all the gear, bait, and tackle. Bring home snapper, mahi-mahi, king mackerel, redfish, trout, and much more depending on where you drop a line. For a unique experience, ask about nighttime fishing.
Panama City Beach and the surrounding area is dotted with state parks and hiking trails. In the winter months when the intensity of the sun has backed off a little bit, it’s perfect weather for a day on the trails. Explore the area and be on the lookout for local wildlife like osprey, black bear, coyotes, and deer, just to name a few.
Take the fun inside and check out one of the many indoor activities Panama City Beach and the surrounding area have to offer. Do your best to reach 300 at Rockit Lanes bowling. Get baffled by the maze of mirrors, take on your friends or family in laser tag, or test your spy skills with the laser challenge at Emerald Coast Mirror Maze. Other indoor venues to add to your list are the Museum of Man in the Sea and the famed Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
When you’re out and about enjoying Panama City Beach, or you’re looking for some local flavor to please your palate, check out one of the many dining establishments in the area. From local seafood to a taste of Havana, there are dining options for every meal of the day and budget. Many establishments offer children’s menus, and some even accommodate special diets like gluten free, vegan, or vegetarian.
Plan Your Winter Visit to Panama City Beach
Make every day of your Panama City Beach winter vacation one to remember when you begin and end it in a vacation rental provided by Vacations Perfected. Enjoy the privacy of one of our luxury rental homes or condos. Choose a cozy studio for an intimate experience, all the way up to a spacious four-bedroom to stay and play in luxury with friends or family on your winter getaway.
By the time New Year’s Eve arrives, much of the world is already experiencing cold weather and sleet, but that isn’t an issue when you say farewell to the last 12 months of your life with a lovely vacation in Panama City Beach! Offering positively balmy temperatures and the promise of sunny skies, visitors often feel warmed from the inside out—especially when they choose one of our Vacations Perfected holiday hideaways in which to celebrate! This guide to New Year’s fun in Panama City Beach is designed to help you start out 2021 the right way.
Yes, There Will Be Fireworks!
Although 2020 has changed the way we look at every special event, Russel-Fields Pier, M.B. Miller Pier, and the Grand Lagoon are all still planning fireworks celebrations that will help dissipate the bad taste the past months have left in our mouths. The celebration may look different than it has in past years, as we social distance and wear colorful masks, but the sentiment will be the same. We will all be eagerly awaiting the blank slate that January 1st offers the world as we ooh and ahh over the colors lighting up the sky!
Beach Blanket Ball Drops
As of this writing, we don’t know for sure if the traditional Panama City Beach Beach Ball Drop will be held as it has in previous years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t host a beach ball drop of your own! Bring the blankets to the sugar white sands found right outside your Vacations Perfected vacation retreat and spend the waning hours of 2020 tossing a beach ball back and forth as the music of the Gulf lulls you into tranquility. Plan a picnic with handheld foods, sip champagne out of plastic cups, and send a silent message of thankfulness to the universe that in spite of all the negative, your 2021 is looking pretty positive from your seat on the sand!
Stay in and Play
Heat up appetizers in our fully equipped kitchens, sip champagne on the balcony as you watch the fireworks displays going off in the distance, and thoroughly hug and kiss your traveling partners who have been by your side every day of the year we are all happy to see the end of! Choosing Vacations Perfected for your holiday abode is the perfect way to send off the old year with a bang. Reserve your stay today!
As we enter the beginning of the new school year, many classrooms look quite different than those in the past. With the advent of the pandemic, online schooling has become the latest trend, and although it may mean more work for parents, it also offers new possibilities! Schooling and working from home can take place from any home in the world (as long as it has internet), and since fall temperatures in Panama City Beach are projected to be absolutely gorgeous, why not pay us a visit? Our comfortable and stylish Vacations Perfected rentals are designed to make your educational journey one you and your family will never forget!
Classwork Has Never Been This Fun!
Whatever topic you choose to study can be made more interesting when you bring our beachfront village into the equation! Give your child a certain amount of money for souvenirs and snacks and practice budgeting for math class, explore the reasons why so many retirees choose Panama City Beach in which to live out their golden years for Social Studies, and make science class all about the world under the sea! Low tide at Rick Seltzer Park, located at 7419 Thomas Drive, offers a sand bar from which you can get an up close and personal glimpse into that world when the tide is low. Recess is as important to a healthy mind as it is to a healthy body, and if you choose to take part in the “class” by wading in the emerald green waters of the Gulf, no one is going to judge you! History class involves another field trip, only this one will be to the Man in the Sea Museum at 7314 Panama City Beach Parkway to learn everything there is to know about the history of diving; a trip into the past doesn’t always have to involve wars!
Hungry Minds Need Fuel
Seafood is known to be the best brain food there is, and in Panama City Beach, your options are plentiful! Grill up that amberjack you caught on your weekend fishing expedition or step out of the fully equipped and totally cheerful kitchen in your rental property and head to the beach for a lunch of surf and sunshine! Harpoon Harry’s, found at 12627 Front Beach Road, offers both as well as a delicious menu of seafood, burgers, steaks.
Book Your Fun and Educational Journey Today
A good night’s sleep is vital to a healthy brain, and the sleep you will receive in our tranquil bedrooms will be better than any before. Reserve your Vacations Perfected Florida getaway today and enjoy a getaway that is both education and entertaining!
When we travel, we love to learn as much as possible about the place we are visiting. We go about our days exploring the sites, attractions, and landscape of wherever we landed. Learning about the place and the people who once walked along the streets we are now exploring gives the getaway a little more depth and a lot more luster. If you are a kindred spirit and are right now planning your own historical journey to our favorite place on earth, this guide to the past will ensure your Panama City Beach historical journey will be one you never forget!
Man in the Sea Museum, 17314 Panama City Beach Parkway
With the crystal clear waters of the Gulf located just steps away from the door of your Vacations Perfected escape, you can expect that water activities, including diving, are much loved, and the Man in the Sea Museum gives away all the details! Dedicated to revealing the history of diving and the beauty that lies under the water, this museum has exhibits that go back over 100 years. Featuring diving helmets, experimental diving systems, and the first underwater living facility, their attention to detail brings the undersea world alive and will fascinate people of all ages.
Anyone who has ever lived on the coast understands the various worries and problems that accompany seaside living, including surviving hurricanes and staying cool in the hottest days of summer—especially before air conditioning! The Latimer Cabin, located on the northeastern shore of Powell Lake, is a perfect example of American ingenuity. Built in 1935 from cypress logs, the cabin was designed to let the Gulf winds keep the home cool naturally, and the 22 windows are placed to ensure that no views are left unseen. The cabin was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004, preserving its history as a prime example of early Florida living forever.
The Gideon vs. Wainwright Case Historical Marker
Sometimes events happen that change the world for the better, and the Gideon vs. Wainwright Case is a prime example. Once upon a time, the impoverished were not appointed an attorney if they couldn’t afford one and were forced to defend themselves in trial, but in 1963 everything changed. Going all the way to the Supreme Court after being denied an attorney, the Justices ruled that every American accused of a serious crime must be appointed an attorney paid for by the public. A marker commemorating this historic event stands outside one of the original courthouses in Panama City, just a short drive from your Panama City Beach hideaway; if it fits into your schedule, it is worth the trip!
Vacations Perfected is the Only Choice
Our homes may not be the historical choice, filled as they are with modern furnishings and updated appliances, but they are definitely the right choice when you’re looking for a wonderful place to stay. Reserve yours today!