Owner FAQ

  • Why Should I Stay with Royal American Beach Getaways?

    Royal American Beach Getaways is a locally-owned and operated rental management company with over 45 years of experience, specializing in condo rentals on Panama City Beach. Our passion for southern hospitality has made us a trusted rental company for countless weekend getaways, reunions, honeymoons and family vacations. With our diverse portfolio of 17 properties, with units ranging from affordable efficiencies to luxury three bedroom condominiums, you’re sure to find the property to fit your needs and your budget.

  • How Does Renting a Condo Differ from Renting a Hotel Room?

    Simply stated…more space. Condo rentals similar to a traditional home environment allow extra space for families and guests to easily interact with one another. Additionally condos are each unique! Our units are each individually owned and reflects the owner’s personal decorating taste in its specific decor and furnishing choices. We encourage guests to choose the unit that fits with their desired vacation experience and invite you to browse our website [insert link to RABeachGetaways.com] to view pictures of each of our vacation condos.

  • Like Hotel Rooms, Will My Condo Be Cleaned on a Daily Basis?

    No, this is another difference between renting a condo versus a hotel room. Each and every one of our units are professionally cleaned and inspected prior to your arrival. Should you wish to have basic housekeeping services during your stay, we are happy to schedule them at your convenience (additional fees may apply.) Please ask your reservation agent for details. If you are looking for a hotel experience, [Hyperlink "hotel experience” and direct to http://www.boardwalkbeachresort.com/hotel-about/ ] we can help with that too!

  • What is Included in a Condo Rental?

    Our units, (excluding efficiencies) feature fully equipped kitchens, living areas, washer & dryer, private balconies, and separate bedrooms. Amenities such as pools, hot tubs, fitness centers, children water activity features, and on-site restaurants vary by property but because each of our properties are located in the heart of Panama City Beach, you are within minutes of the beach’s best shopping and dining options.

  • Do We Need to Bring Our Own Towels/Linens or Kitchen Supplies?

    No, Royal American Beach Getaways provides the linens, bath towels and amenities in every vacation condo. All of our rentals feature kitchens stocked with basic cookware, utensils, plates, cups and silverware. These itemshave been supplied for your convenience.

    Getaway Tip: At this time we do not provide beach towels, so please remember to pack your own!

    Additionally, we don’t think you should have your first day with us running errands, so for your convenience we’ve included a one/two starter supply of the following items:

    Hand/Face Soap
    Conditioning Shampoo
    Body Lotion
    Toilet Paper
    Paper Towels
    Laundry Detergent
    Dishwashing Detergent
    Dish Soap
    Trash Bags

  • Who is Responsible for Cleaning the Unit at Departure?

    You are on vacation — we are! Our professional housekeeping services ensure all of our guests experience the same high standard of cleanliness.

  • Are There Additional Fees Associated with a Renting a Condo?

    There are additional fees associated with a condo rental but they vary by property and unit size. The fees cover departure cleans, parking passes, maintenance of the pools and other guest amenities. Please ask a reservation agent for details.

  • Do I Need to Provide a Security Deposit?

    No, in lieu of a security deposit, each reservation is charged $45 as a nonrefundable Vacation Rental Damage Protection. Commonly referred to as a "Peace of Mind Damage Waiver,” this charge covers unintentional damages to the interior of the rental unit for up to $1500 in damages, provided they are disclosed to management prior to checkout. Damages due to neglect will not be covered.

  • What Are the Benefits to Renting through a Management Company VS.Renting from an Individual Owner or VRBO.Com?

    Renting through a trusted on-site management company gives you peace of mind, an essential foundation for a relaxing beach vacation.

  • Can I list on VRBO.com?

    No. While other companies charge you set-up or linen fees, Royal American Beach Getaways covers these expenses and even pays you a signing bonus for joining our program!

    EASE OF PLANNING: Planning a getaway takes a considerable amount of time and resources. When renting through a rental management company you can save time viewing units and comparing price all in one place. Our website RABeachGetaways.com [insert link] features hundreds of rental units, ensuring you are able to find that perfect rental, that much faster. If you have questions about a specific unit or perhaps a special we have running, our reservations team is on-hand 24/7 to help!

    PROTECTION: We possess the expertise to quickly navigate the legalities of renting a condo unit, offering a level of protection that may not be offered when dealing directly with an owner. Renting through a professional rental management company can alleviate any concerns on being subject to the latest string of scams. We believe your treasured vacation experience should never be predicated on the honesty of a stranger.

    CONFIDENCE: Our guests rent with confidence knowing that should an issue or emergency situation arise, we are equipped and poised to handle it. Conversely, when renting through an individual owner, it could be hours or even days before your issue is addressed. If a guest encounters an issue with one of our units, our ever-present operations and maintenance teams will move swiftly to correct the problem and in emergency situations, where your quality of stay could be impacted, we have the ability to immediately move you to another unit.

  • Are Condo Rentals the Same as a Time Share?

    No they are not. Our units are individually owned and professional managed by Royal American Beach Getaways. You will not encounter any mandatory sales pitches when staying with us, just a memorable, fun-filled beach vacation!