Just returned from a week at the Long Beach Resort in Panama City Beach. We rented our two bedroom/two bath unit from Kim's Condos (Tower 3-1103). I got a bit nervous reading some of these reviews prior to my departure but I was completely satisfied with our unit, the property itself, and the service I received from Kim Clinkscales (I think I spelled that correctly). Prior to our visit, Kim answered all of my emails and phone calls promptly. We received the entry code to our unit prior to the 4:00 p.m. check-in so our rental was ready early. The unit itself was fine. I've stayed in nicer places (The Beach Club in the Gulf Shores area is VERY nice but has a price tag to match) but this unit was comfortable, the furniture was nice (a little worn, but I would not be putting brand new furniture in a unit if I owned it either), the king size bed in the master was VERY comfortable, and I liked that the two bathrooms both had double sinks and large, garden tubs. The shower in the master was a PLEASANT surprise as the water pressure was FABULOUS (something you don't find even in NICE hotels anymore). The kitchen was VERY nicely appointed and came with plenty of pots and pans, bowls, serving dishes, and even had a waffle maker and a counter top electric grill. We had one minor issue with the carpet tacking in the guest bedroom (a small nail was exposed) and Kim immediately offered to send someone out to fix it. We just threw a throw rug over it and told her she could repair the carpet after we checked out...but she DID offer to fix it right away). The pool was GREAT. Clean, big, and there were plenty of chaise lounges for guests. There is an onsite bar and grill, as well. A coke was $2.50 (and this was a CUP of Coke...just so you know), a daquirie was $7.99 (which was a weird price), and the nachos were $8.00 (but you did get a PILE of nachos with tomatos, beans, sour cream, black olives, and jalapenos if you want them). One thing that impressed me was the onsite security. They came and walked around the pool every 45 minutes or so and were a constant presence on the property. One bit of advice that has nothing to do with the resort itself... Walmart is right across the street. DO NOT GO THERE ON A SATURDAY. We went there around 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening and it literally looked as though an asteroid was plummeting towards earth and everyone in PCB was there trying to stock their bunker for a month-long stay. 21 lanes....8-9 people deep. I've never seen ANYTHING like it in my life. The check-out clerk told me that it was ALWAYS like that on a Saturday. I was in line for about 45 minutes to check out. I was sweating like a pig and in need of valium by the time I left. If someone had told me this ahead of time, I would have waited and gone early the next morning.
All in all, it was a great vacation, and I was VERY happy with the unit, the property, and the service.
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