Palace Sands in Panama City Beach, FL

FINALLY… construction of a new Gulf-front condo complex is beginning soon on Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach, Florida.

The Man Behind The Project

I recently had a transaction with Michael Jones who was the developer of the PRINCESS (nearly 20 years ago) located on Thomas Drive. He is now bringing Panama City Beach its first new Gulf front complex since 2008—called PALACE SANDS. I have already pre-sold one PALACE SANDS unit and Michael gave me permission to tell my clients and subscribers about the opportunity be a charter owner in this magnificent place.

Like the PRINCESS, PALACE SANDS is Michael’s passion. He loves coordinating all the pieces required to birth a new project. He is most proud of his reputation for quality. That means more to him than monetary reward. He says that he is still thrilled when he sees the PRINCESS’ crown as he crosses the Hathaway Bridge. This won’t be a nondescript building among the other clones. NO…this condo will rise out of the sand as an “inspirational architectural beauty,” according to Michael.


PALACE SANDS will have twenty floors and 158 condos. The finest condos you can find. For example, all units will have superlative details such as quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. It will be topped off by this city’s absolute finest penthouses on Floor 20…REAL PENTHOUSES — not just a top floor unit just like all the rest except by name. The magnificent Cobalt Blue standing seam roof with a nearly 30 foot peak, allows a cathedral ceiling for that floor’s discriminating owners — the likes of which have never before seen here.

The amenity package includes a pair of half Olympic style pools raised a bit over the frontal dune area, allowing for maximum enjoyment of BOTH fresh water swimming and the Gulf of Mexico — which is only the width of beach away. Pools will be surrounded by cabanas and lush tropical plantings.

The rear “manatee deck” {4th. floor} will have a fun oriented “bar and grill” serving hot and cold sandwiches and beverages. Of course, our “signature” indoor pool, vis-à-vis Princess once again, will be a sure hit especially for our Snowbird guests. Included will be a SPA and a Gazebo with gas grilling available for the do-it-yourselfers. Oh yes, and a pair of “LOW Penthouses” featuring 14 foot ceilings anchoring the East and West ends of said floor.

Future Plans

The developer has designated the westernmost 310 feet of their 855 lineal feet on the Gulf for Phase I.  Future developments may include up to another pair of similar projects [PALACE SURF and PALACE SUN perhaps?] or considerations are underway for the possibility of one larger - say 250 units - but regardless, they are committed to using less than half of the allowed density permitted, an unheard-of concession by ANY Developer…anywhere.  These folks are not all about the MONEY…never have been and never will be…To wit:  FOUR OTIS ELEVATORS opening into air-conditioned lobbies… A study of their three successful condo projects exudes and exemplifies  the character of the folks with whom we are dealing…just read what the Realtors have to say who are fortunate to enjoy a rare listing in one of their legacy projects: ULTIMATE on Holiday Isle [Destin – East Pass setting] or HARBOR LIGHTS  [Destin harbor setting] or PRINCESS [Thomas Drive PCB setting]…we rest our case. 

People come here for three primary reasons, goals, needs whatever you wish to call them – always amount to same things:  Sands, Surf and Sun…Look no further!

Be a Charter Owner

For the very BEST this town has to offer in new condominium construction – expected to open in 2021 -- call NOW: Scott Pope 850-329-5910.

Prices range from $570,000-$770,000. Two Penthouses available at $2.6 million and two at $2.75 million.

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