I’ve been visiting the sugar-white sands and emerald-hued waters of Panama City Beach since I was little and haven’t once stayed in a traditional hotel. Oh, sure, there are plenty of hotels around since this is the largest beach area on the Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle, but there are far more vacation rental properties.
The coast is lined with them, ranging from condominium units and townhomes inside resorts to standalone beach houses. PCB, as it’s commonly called, gets really crowded during spring break in March and all through the summer season. It’s shed the negative image it had during the 1990s as a wild party spot for college students on spring break, the subject of an MTV reality show. In truth, it was always more geared toward families like mine going on their annual beach vacation.
My family has stayed at many other beach areas in Florida and the Southern U.S. over the years but we always return to Panama City Beach because it’s the one that feels like home to us. Here you`ll find some of my favorites vacation rentals in PCB, so you can enjoy the city as much as me.
One important note about searching for non-hotel properties: Be sure to enter search dates that run from Saturday to Saturday to find available dates. Most renters only book for a full week, especially in-season, and the week always starts and ends on a Saturday.