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Landmark Holiday beach Resort

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I always see lots of availability at Landmark Holiday Beach Resort on RCI- beachfront at Panama City, FL- is there something undesirable about this resort that it always shows availability?
 

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We used to own there. It is an older resort right on the beach but a ways from downtown and Pier Park. They totally rennovated it inside and out about 2-3 years ago. All units have a view of the beach with a balcony overlooking the beach. They have an inside and outside pool and hot tub. The people are very friendly. They have a small activity schedule. You can go to their website for pictures and the activity schedule, (or you used to be able to). It is www.landmarkpcb.com I think. We sold our unit because we had too many timeshares.
 

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We are float week owners. As stated it is an older resort, but great location - on the west end of PCB. It only has an indoor pool. They have one, two and three bedroom units. It is nice, but not a Marriott. We have stayed there several times and have traded several times. A lot of fixed week owners that have owned for many years.
 

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There is almost always availability at Landmark and Wyndham PC for off season, but rarelly is there a summer June or July week, and when a 2 bed unit is available it will cost you about 45 TPU's. Typically you can exchange for a 2 bed unit off season at the new Wyndham a little cheaper than the cost at landmark. Both are Oceanfront resorts and I love both of them.

The Landmark is older and not nearly as plush as the Wyndham. If you require Wyndham amenities you will be diasppointed in Landmark. Landmark has spectacular views and a less crowded beach than the Wyndham has. The pool at the Landmark is indoors which I like to get out of the sun. The units at Landmark have washer/dryer, full kitchen, and every unit has a private oceanfront balcony except the one bed units which have an oceanfront ground floor patio. My friend owns Marriott legends edge in PC. He scheduled a trip the same week as we were down one year and he came to visit me at Landmark. He couldn't get over the view from the deck and den. He said his Marriott unit is much more plush, but that he has a view of the golf course and that he is labout a 20 minute drive to a beach. He said he would rather stay at Landmark. I helped him find an e-bay week to buy. He currently exchanges his Legend's Edge for something else each year through II and he stays a week each year in his Landmark unit. I personally would rather have an older ocean front unit than a brand new 4 seasons unit near the beach, and after visiting Landmark my marriott owning friend felt the same way.

The Wyndham PC is only about 5 years old. It is very new, very nice, and oceanfront. It has a Starbucks, a bar, and 2 pools. I don't like that the parking is across the busy street from the resort making you take an elevator in the parking garage up to a skywalk across the street, then an escalator down to ground level, and then an elevator up to your room. Also I am not sure all units have washer/dryers. Other than that I love this resort. It is the nicest Oceanfront resort onnthe Florida panhandle. If you exchange for this you get the best of both worlds, a very nice almost new room, and an unbeatable oceanfront view.

Also there is the Escapes to Tropical breeze in PC which is oceanfront. It is also about 5 years old, very nice, but hard to get because there are only about 35 units at the resort. The pool is not crowded, the beach is not crowded, and you can walk to a couple of restaurants without having to drive anywhere.

I stay in at least one of these 3 resorts every year. Sometimes I visit 2 or more of these resorts in a year depending on what I find for exchange and when I can get off of work. Other than those 3 resorts I do not stay in Panama City beach. I own at Landmark but usually rent my week out for profit (fixed july week) and exchange for off season week when the TPU value is not so high. (May, Sept). I do not own at Wyndham but have stayed there 3 times in the last 3 years. I own at Escapes but usually rent out my fixed one bed room memorial day week and can never find a week for exchange here that i want. All 3 resorts are on the west end AWAY from the teenage crowds. Do not stay near thomas Drive unless you are very young or young at heart.

Feel free to ask any questions. I love the PC beach area, many of it's restaurants, and i love the Wyndham PC, the Landmark, and escapes to Tropical Breeze.
 
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...My friend owns Marriott legends edge in PC. He scheduled a trip the same week as we were down one year and he came to visit me at Landmark. He couldn't get over the view from the deck and den. He said his Marriott unit is much more plush, but that he has a view of the golf course and that he is labout a 20 minute drive to a beach. He said he would rather stay at Landmark. I helped him find an e-bay week to buy. He currently exchanges his Legend's Edge for something else each year through II and he stays a week each year in his Landmark unit. I personally would rather have an older ocean front unit than a brand new 4 seasons unit near the beach, and after visiting Landmark my marriott owning friend felt the same way...

About a year ago I read one of your previous posts regarding your "Marriott" friend. And - being a HUGE beach lover - I bought a week last year. My first visit will be Memorial Day this year. I'm really looking forward to it. Nothing better than a guaranteed oceanfront!
 

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About a year ago I read one of your previous posts regarding your "Marriott" friend. And - being a HUGE beach lover - I bought a week last year. My first visit will be Memorial Day this year. I'm really looking forward to it. Nothing better than a guaranteed oceanfront!


Let me know how you like it after you get back. We LOVE IT!!!! I own a lot of timeshares, and several are nicer with regards to furnishings and amenities than Landmark is, but the view from the balcony at Landmark is so good I never miss the more upscale rooms. I will spend a week at Landmark anytime I can.

BTW Memorial Day week is a hard week to get with a float unit, however by calling every year at the first minute you can call for that week I have reserved memorial Day weeks 7 out of 8 years. Congrats on getting a Memorial day week your first time. Be on the phone early and memorial Day week is doable virtually every year.
 

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I will let you know. I was actually considering Spring Break for next year... But only because it'll be my birthday. I understand that Landmark is a little ways from all the real Spring Break crowds. But how well do you think a few gals in their mid-40's will enjoy it? Or should I stick to Memorial Day?
 

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Spring Break weather can be chilly, and the ocean water is often still too cold to swim in. Landmark will be fine during spring break because at least one person checking in has to be 25 years old or older keeping out the teenage and college crowd for the most part. Also the younger kids want to be closer to Thomas Drive and Club Lavela with it's wild parties, wet t-shirt contests, and often MTV coverage.

That being said all roads, restaurants, stores, bars, sidewalks, Pier Park,everything on the east end is blanketed with teens. To travel to restaurants near Thomas Dr, to Wal Mart, to virtually anything is to run a gauntlet of young often drunk partiers. The roads near Thomas Drive are bumper to bumper from sunset till the wee hours of the morning with teenagers cruising in their cars and walking the streets. You move at less than 5 miles an hour when you move.

You will be very popular at Club Lavela and you won't be the only women over 30 there, but you will be in the minority. A lot of young men will assume you are cougars and that could be fun or annoying depending on your group.

Club Lavella claims it is the world's largest night club with 4 or 5 bars, a pool, and I think all night parties. It might be fun to go to once since you have never done it, or it might be something you would like to do annually, but I am over 50 and if I was in PC for Spring Break I would not even drive to restaurants I like on the east end of the beach. In fact I might spend the whole week at Landmark. When I was younger I would only have crashed at Landmark as the sun came up, sleeping during the day, and partying all night. Now I am going to sleep before midnight, often before 10.

Below are some pics of the throngs. If you go, let us know how you liked it. Spring Break in PC is likeMardis Gras on Bourbon street. It is for the young or young at heart.
http://www.google.com/search?q=club...DqPK2AWIxPTBCQ&ved=0CIIBELAE&biw=1015&bih=532

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=club...tbnw=200&start=81&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:81

PS Whenever you visit Landmark walk the beach to the left as you face the ocean to the motel a few hundred yards up the beach. It is called the Sandpiper Beacon and they have live bands ocean front several night a week. It is a bar under the pool deck with a dance floor. A lot of Louisianna people stay here and they often have great parties. Walk there, drink what you want, and walk back to the Landmark with no cabs or DUI worries. It is a fairly wild spot a few hundred yards from the mild Landmark setting. Eat before you go because it is a bar, no food.
 
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Great info... thanks!!

I think I'll stick to Memorial Day! I wasn't interested in that kind of spring break 20 years ago... I'm surely not going to try it now. I will, however, checkout the Sandpiper Beacon.. That sounds like something I'd enjoy!
 
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