My family recently had the opportunity to stay at Caron’s Condos! Caron hired my husband’s photography business, Eagle Film to do a video of one of her condos at The Summit in Panama City Beach. So of course the entire family was excited about this job!
The Summit is located right on the beach near some of Panama City Beach’s most popular attractions. The Summit is located next door to Spinnaker’s and just down from Club La Vela. Just across the road is Hammerhead Fred’s, which I highly recommend. The food is great, the drinks are good, and the atmosphere is perfect.
There is also plenty to do if you are looking to get off the beach for a bit. We were able to check out Wonder Works, which was a fantastic science museum. Lots of great hands-on activities that made this homeschool mom totally geek out. My husband and son were able to do a ropes course (make sure you wear real shoes as flip flops won’t work for this) and a game of laser tag. There are also lots of go-cart tracks and miniature golf courses located close by.
Ripley’s is located across the road from Wonder Works, but we didn’t want to spend any more time off the beach to explore it as well. The sand and sun were calling our names.
The Summit has so much to do! There were two pools, and one was even heated which was nice as a couple of days were a little cool. There were also two small kiddie pools that my toddler loved! There are 2 hot tubs located just in front of a great little spot called Bikini Bobs. Bikini Bobs has great nachos and they even have a pineapple drink made in an actual pineapple! I was impressed with both the variety of foods they offered as well as the very reasonable price! There is a Tiki Bar located in front of the pools. Their beverages are delicious and come in great cups for taking on your beach day. There is a snack bar located just next to the store (yes they have a spot to buy the sunscreen or pool floatie you forgot). The snack bar has amazing burgers. We were able to enjoy quite a bit more time on the beach because these spots were all so convenient and reasonably priced. My kids would be disappointed if I didn’t mention they also have a playground. On. The. Beach.
The Summit has 24 hour security. When you arrive you will need to sign in and get a parking pass. Security checks to be sure you have one as you enter. I also saw security officers walking through the parking lots, so I felt safe walking to and from the car any time of day or night and was confident my car would be safe during our stay. The security officers will also check to be sure that only guests of the Summit are coming in from the beach. So be sure you wear your bracelet you are given so you don’t have any trouble getting back in after your day on the beach!
Our condo was a one bedroom condo with bunk beds and a sleeper sofa. (Sleeps 6) My kids LOVED the bunk beds. I loved that they each had their own dimmer light so I could turn it way down after they had fallen asleep. (There is also an outlet at each bunk for charging devices.) I did lay down with my toddler on her bunk one afternoon and was surprised that it was far more comfortable that any bunk bed I had ever slept on. We had a TV tucked away in our bedroom, but we didn’t find the time to use it. We had lots of drawer space to unpack and get organized.
There is one full and one half bath. They were perfectly laid out with a connecting door so you can access both from the hallway or the bedroom.
The kitchen has a brand new stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer. I have mentioned in the past that I LOVE having a washer and dryer while on vacation. Having one while at the beach just seems like a no-brainer. We had a blender and coffee pot which ensured we had our morning coffee and smoothies.
The living room has a great view of the ocean and was perfect for watching the birds come and eat our crumbs off the balcony. The balcony was our favorite spot, and who could blame us with that view. The kids loved to take their breakfast out on the balcony in the morning and eat while staring at the ocean. (This is how our toddler unintentionally fed the birds.)
Caron’s Condos also comes with free umbrella and beach chairs. I credit this umbrella with saving us from sunburn. We lathered on the SPF, but not much can beat a big umbrella. It was also great not having to lug down our own chairs and umbrella every day.
All the common areas of the Summit (at least all that we visited) as well as the beach were clean and well cared for. I was pleasantly surprised with the condition of the public restrooms located near each pool. Some of the amenities we didn’t take advantage of; fitness rooms, sauna, indoor hot tub, tennis courts, shuffleboard, arcade, vending machines….
Our condo at the Summit was clean, comfortable, and had everything that we needed to make our beach stay a wonderful vacation. I look forward to our next stay with Caron’s Condo!
Eagle Film, my husband’s company made a great video of the condo that we stayed in. So you can see for yourself just how amazing Caron’s Condo at The Summit is. Caron also owns two ground floor units at the Summit. (As well as other rentals at neighboring Sugar Beach (pet friendly) and at Regency Towers.) Please check out her Facebook page to see availability information or to message her with your reservation requests.