Why Choose Panama City Beach Vacation Rentals vs. Hotel Accommodations

What You Need to Know About Booking a Vacation Rental For the First Time

A First Timer's Guide to Staying in a Vacation Rental Condo

Vacation rentals have been a popular choice for families and large groups vacationing for decades, but it hasn't been until more recently that this form of accommodations has gained mainstream attention. Vacation rental condos and homes offer a home-away-from-home feeling while you're on vacation. You have the same luxuries of home at a vacation rental, and then some. And because all of our rentals are individually owned, they are comfortably decorated, well-maintained, and fit for everyday life. 

 

If you're on the fence and trying to decide where to stay on your next vacation to Panama City Beach, we're here to help.

kitchen at aqua resort condo unit

Benefits of Booking a Vacation Rental

Booking a vacation rental has many benefits over a hotel room. Vacation rental condos and homes have more space than your standard hotel room or hotel suite, making it easier for groups to stay together. You'll find spacious common areas as well as private rooms and bathrooms so everyone can gather but also retreat to their own space when needed.

  

Vacation rentals are a better value than hotel rooms, as larger groups can fit with ease. You can also save on the cost of food since each of our condo units is equipped with full kitchens. Plus, because you have your own kitchen in your unit you don't have to abide by a hotel's dining schedule.

 

Read more about what's included in your kitchen setup below and local resources on stocking your space with everything you'll need for a great stay. Whether you're visiting for a weekend getaway or planning an extended stay, our condo rentals at Aqua Resort will make you feel at home.  

aqua resort pool in panama city beach florida

Enjoy All the Amenities of a Luxury Hotel

Staying in a vacation rental doesn't mean you have to sacrifice having access to resort amenities. At Aqua Resort, you have access to world-class amenities for all ages. Aqua Resort is a 22-story luxury condo building along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico in Panama City Beach Florida, offering direct beach access. Enjoy the beachside pool and poolside cafe, which features flat-screen TVs and WiFi access perfect for working remotely. Treat yourself to the calming aromatherapy steam and treatment room, or stay active while you're here in our fitness center. 

Aqua Resort Luxury Amenities Include:

  • Indoor/outdoor pool with a poolside cafe
  • Whirlpool spa grotto
  • Media room
  • Conference and party rooms
  • Aromatherapy steam and treatment room
  • Fitness center with views of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Covered parking
concierge desk at Aqua Resort in Panama City Beach Florida

On-Site Concierge Service

Our concierge service is available on-site at Aqua Resort to help you make the most out of your stay. Available seven days a week, our concierge team can help you find anything you need to make your stay more comfortable, direct you toward the perfect dinner spot, or assist in finding the best activities and things to do in the area. With extensive knowledge of the area and decades of experience in hospitality, the Aqua Resort team is well versed in Panama City Beach vacations. 

 

We are also happy to help you throughout the booking process, whether you have questions about our policies or need help finding the ideal accommodations for your group. Contact our team or fill out a rental inquiry form on any of our units for more information. 

What's Included in Your Stay

Since all of our vacation rentals are individually owned, be sure to check the description of the property for what is specifically included in the unit you are renting. Each of our rentals has a full kitchen to prepare meals with all the basic necessities you need. 

 

Our units are typically equipped with TVs, WiFi, a coffee maker (standard drip & Keurig), microwave, oven, refrigerator with ice maker, and an in-unit washer/dryer. Plus, you'll find comfortable furniture, luxe bath towels and linens, spacious living areas, dining spaces, and more. 

 

You'll be provided with a starter-kit of essentials for your stay, which include:

 

  • Bed linens & blankets
  • Bath towels
  • Bathroom tissue
  • Kitchen essentials (dishes, silverware, glassware, mugs, pots & pans, etc.)
  • Small supply of kitchen soap
  • Cleaning supplies

 

Keep in mind, this is just a starter kit and you'll need more to get through your visit. 

What You'll Need To Bring

In addition to getting more daily supplies to get you through your vacation, you'll need to stock your rental with food and essentials. While there are tons of great restaurants in PCB, eating a few meals a day at home can help to save big on your trip. If you don't want to waste any time getting groceries, Panama City Beach has several grocery delivery services available.

 

Instacart, The Beach Butlers, and CondoCierge are three popular options for grocery delivery. Be sure to order in advance to schedule your delivery for before you arrive so your condo is stocked when you get here, or for right after you check-in. 

 

A few things to consider adding to your grocery list:

 

  • Paper towels
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Coffee (and coffee condiments)
  • Condiments (mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, etc.)
  • Olive oil and/or butter
  • Paper plates
  • Countertop spray
  • Hand wipes/hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper

Secure Your Stay with Travel Insurance

We've all learned the importance of preparing for the unexpected, especially when it comes to travel. Maintain your peace of mind and be sure to purchase your travel insurance when you book your reservation. We have partnered with RedSky Travel Insurance to provide Sun Trip Preserver® coverage for our guests. The cost is 6.95% of your total reservation. 

 

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Book Direct to Save on Your Stay

Booking directly with Aqua Resort will help you save on your much-deserved vacation. While many major online travel agencies will promise the best rates, they often charge additional service fees that you won't see until the checkout screen. You'll always receive the lowest rates possible when you book your stay on our website, plus you'll have access to additional benefits. Guests who book direct with us will also get access to exclusive offers and special discounts. Visit our specials page for current offers. 

 

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