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“Looking forward to 4th annual trip to Aqua!”
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Aqua
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

This year will be our forth year in a row staying at Aqua. We have stayed in units 510 and 1010. The views are absolutely breathtaking! The kids really like cooling off in the indoor/outdoor pool. They think it's neat to have the pools connected. The hot tub is very relaxing. We always get a condo with beach service that provides padded chairs w/ umbrella.

The condos we've rented through Aqua management are always clean and decorated perfectly. The pictures and virtual tour on Aqua's website are exactly what you will see in your condo. Tried going the VRBO route this year but decided I liked dealing straight through Aqua Management there on site. I spoke with Debbie this year and Pat in the past . They were both so friendly that you feel like you are talking to an old friend. A truly enjoyable experience! They seem like they really look out for your particular needs. I know if I ever have a problem, they will do everything they can to fix it.

We have referred three other families from TN to Aqua. They all enjoyed with no complaints what-so-ever. In fact, two of the families are coming back for a 2nd time.

I look forward to my upcoming trip to Aqua! It's too cold in TN!

Room Tip: Use the virtual tour and photos, rooms are exactly like what you see in your unit. Beach chair serv...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

We are so happy you will be returning a 4th time to Aqua. It is always so nice to receive positive comments about our onsite staff and units. Hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We had a family reunion/vacation here. We had originally planned to rent a home but we stopped in to preview the property and met Pat, the Manager. We toured the complex and and decided to rent here instead. The amenities were great, and extremely convenient to the Pier Park complex. It is only a block away and has a lot of stores, movie theatres and places to eat. The walkway there is well lit.This place is well designed for ease of access. The secure access combination parking garage is across the street with a temp. controlled walkway across the beachfront highway. There are plenty of carts to roll your suitcases into the complex, and elevators fast and convenient. Everything is well lit and secure. The parking garage is well lit as well and has multi levels. There is NO shortage of parking whatsoever. There is controlled access to the garage and security is no concern. All of the items listed on the brocure are operational, clean and convenent. We liked the 3 pools, hot tub and workout room especially. We have owned a second home in the PCB area and had never actually considered the purchase of a condo, but we have to admit that after staying here, we would have to give it some serious consideration. We stayed in an end unit on the southwest corner, unit number 501. The unit was well appointed and very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and it was very thoughtful of the owner to provide the washing machine and dryer. We didn't use them, but they were there. A Wal-mart is only a short distance away out the back way and a new Publix is close by as well. If cooking out is your desire, cooking grills are provided down at the pool area. Go by Walmart, get your meal items and cook out by the pool. There was plenty of staff in presence the days we were there maintaining the area. Entry to the complex is controlled by keypad at all entry points aside from the front door. This is a clean, well managed, secure place to spend your visit. The only item we found a bit disappointing was that the mattress in the MBR was extremely soft and not especially to our liking. THe mattresses to the other two bedrooms and the sleep sofa were fine. The porch overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, beach, and pool area was great. We found ourselves there very often. We especially enjoyed the fact that there were no sources of music to annoy us at any time. We only had cause to contact Mgt one time, when our room key failed to work first time. It was quickly fixed and we had not further cause to contact them. We really enjoyed our time here. We are not able to get our family together more than once or twice a year and it was very important for us to select a place that was convenient and comfortable and safe. We got it right by staying here. We will be back. Thiis is a good value for the level of enjoyment we received.

Room Tip: We stayed in 501. No noise problems except for the bar across the street, but they closed down earl...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Robert H
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Thank you for the wonderful review. Your detailed description of the property, the friendliness of the staff, proximity to Pier Park and the area amenities, should convince any family to plan their next vacation with us.

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

In town to race Ironman Florida. Could not ask for more. Good apartments, nice clean pools / Spa. 9k from race start. Full equipped kitchen and comfy beds. Staff are very helpful. We have seen dolphins from our balcony every day now. Easy beach access. Kids are no problem, lots of space for them to play. Would recommend.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
Thank Phil M
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Thank you for your review of Aqua. We hope you will contine to return year after year.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed at the Aqua for our fourth time. It's a great condo-surely one of the best on PC Beach. But the maintenance is slipping a bit. Tiles cracked in the elevator--carpet squares very stained in the sky bridge. The Aqua needs to do stay on top of these items. However on the overall, a great place to stay.

One complaint-we stayed in the "01" unit at the far west end. Shuckums across the street plays very loud karaoke until well past ten and the two front bedrooms in this unit will not be able to sleep with the noise.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

We appreciate your multiple stays with us at Aqua, a truly beautiful property. Our Association continues to make improvements, year after year, to ensure the return of our loyal guests. Please come again soon.

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stayed there for 3 nights the last week of Sept. The room looked just like the photos. We liked that we were able to choose our room even though we booked through the office. You cannot get a refund if you cancel, but they will reschedule you. The desk was very courteous when I called to reserve. She also offered that we could check in earlier than 4 PM if the room was ready, and we did check in at 2 PM. All was clean and in good order.

The parking lot is across the street and there is a walkover which is not as convenient as parking near your door. The Country Music Jam was at the park on Back Beach Rd so it was more crowded than usual at this time of year. You have to go through a coded gate to get to the pool and beach area, and that was an inconvenience. The master bath was large, but the separate shower was SMALL b/c there was also a tub. I would rather have had a tub/shower combo than such a small shower. We rented chairs and umbrella for 1 day and it was $35. I don't think we've ever paid that much anywhere. They say you pay $20 if you rent multiple days, but we were leaving the next day.

It is very close to Pier Park if that matters to you.

Room Tip: Park and stay on the 3rd floor. The walkover is located there and it will be more convenient. The pa...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Randy B
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Thank you for your review of our property. Events and proximity to Pier Park do bring many guests to Aqua. Our strict security does require the use of kaba gate codes which serve to protect the families that stay with us.

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We were very pleased with our stay at Aqua. We have booked pur 2nd vacation with Aqua for Feb 2014. We recommend Aqua!!! The location is great. Walmart is within a mile and pier park is within walking distance. We watched dolphins from our 20th floor unit.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Dawn H
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Thank you for your review of Aqua. We look forward to seeing our return guests year after year.

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

I had read some mixed reviews prior to our arrival and I was a little nervous we may be let down. (We weren't!) Sometimes, when booking online you just never know! All week I kept thinking of how I would review things. We arrived labor day weekend so it started off pretty busy, but then the rest of the week was great. Honestly, I wouldn't stay ANYWHERE in PCB in peak season! What's fun of no room on the beach, no room in the pool, traffic, waits in restaurants, waiting on elevators-I wouldn't enjoy 'vacation' at all in peak season!

2 years ago we stayed at Shores of Panama and loved it. (I did a review on that but don't see it on my page!??) My husband preferred the pool area at Shores better. BUT Aqua has two pools, a hot tub and a small indoor pool area so IF it did rain you still had an option. I read a review on Aqua about "petty rules." Well if thousands of people are there at once they HAVE to have those rules!! those rules don't really exist when there aren't many guests. For instance, we had our baby in the pool with a little baby raft and other families did too. I saw a lady in the pool with an adult sized raft and I don't think she got in trouble. the Concession-stand lady was nice and gave me a free dr pepper and a free refill-things that won't happen in peak season. the pools were nice and pretty with palm trees, grills to cook out, and a couple 'cabana type' things with padded chairs. very relaxing, nice views.

The location is great, as far as super close to Wal-Mart and pier park. (it says u can WALK to pier park. that's too far for us! we drove!) the 'bad' thing is Shuckums is just across the street and it can get pretty loud. But, I don't think it kept any of us awake at night or anything.

Our specific unit=1002. Beautiful, modern, over 1700 sq feet, comfortable for 6 adults and our baby. It was hard for me to find a unit big enough for all of us to eat together... dining room table for 6 and enough chairs on the patio too for us to all sit outside together! the rooms were nice....the thing that bugged me about ours was there was like 15 pillows on the bed! where were we supposed to put those!? so we literally had pillows stashed all over the place. not pretty. (no we weren't going to make the bed every day!) and the doors were a bit annoying. bathroom door wouldn't stay open, and the two closet doors and bathroom door would kind of all hit each other-got a bit annoying. but, there is great space...between 2 nightstands, a dresser, two closets, we had room for our stuff, our stroller, car seat, pack n play etc! and we didn't even take the master. there was another king-master that was huge with a nice bigger bathroom! the queen unit-room is pretty tight/small, but my parents didn't mind. I realize that most of these condos (like shores of panama) only give u start up things, but for what u pay I wish there was at least a weeks worth! we KEPT having to go to walmart! I mean, u either have to pack a lot on the front end or take a lot home! paper towels, toilet paper, soap for kitchen sink, trash bags, laundry AND dish detergents! GEEZ. AND our bathroom only had two towels so I had to do laundry like three times! Wish they would invest in a few more towels and things like that. This condo also didn't provide us with the beach chairs so we had to pay for that as well. bottom line, I would stay here again! but not peak season.

I do have pictures and will add to this later, if it will allow me to!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

We are happy you decided to stay at Aqua in September, which is one of the most beautiful months of the year. Wonderful time for families with small children. Enjoy the pools and amenities, at your leisure, absent the crowds.

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Address: 15625 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2580
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 83 Speciality Lodging in Panama City Beach
Price Range: £132 - £288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aqua 3.5*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From a stunning sense of arrival to an array of luxurious amenities to our perfect location within walking distance of fabulous shopping and dining at Pier Park, Aqua sets new standards for the perfect beach vacation. Stunning 1, 2 & 3 bedroom condominiums all with sweeping Gulf views, water gardens, pools and whirlpool spa. Aqua; The color of luxury. The color of Fun. The most colorful vacations begin at Aqua. ... more   less 
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