Starfish Studio, beachfront: cute, clean, & quiet

  • Roomy studio with a view
    Roomy studio with a view
  • Pool w/toddler pool & snack shack
    Pool w/toddler pool & snack shack
  • TV with HD service
    TV with HD service
  • Kitchen for making all the essentials
    Kitchen for making all the essentials
  • Amazing beachfront - free chairs included
    Amazing beachfront - free chairs included
  • Two queens + two recliners
    Two queens + two recliners
  • Wake to an amazing view!
    Wake to an amazing view!
  • Wake to an amazing view
    Wake to an amazing view
  • Water view from the room - NO private balcony
    Water view from the room - NO private balcony
  • Kitchen/dining area
    Kitchen/dining area
  • Kitchen galley
    Kitchen galley
  • Island bar
    Island bar
  • Refrigerator
    Refrigerator
  • Dining area for 4
    Dining area for 4
  • Remodeled bathroom
    Remodeled bathroom
  • Walk-in shower w/rainshower
    Walk-in shower w/rainshower
  • Vanity
    Vanity
  • Large communal balconies for guests
    Large communal balconies for guests
  • Which way to the beach?
    Which way to the beach?
  • Toddler pool
    Toddler pool
  • Resort pool
    Resort pool
  • Condo location overlooks pool & beach
    Condo location overlooks pool & beach
  • Guest grills
    Guest grills
  • Stunning Resort property
    Stunning Resort property
  • Beachside seating for guests
    Beachside seating for guests
  • Beach entrance & showers
    Beach entrance & showers
  • Shuffleboard & cornhole court
    Shuffleboard & cornhole court
  • Aerial of shuffleboard/cornhole
    Aerial of shuffleboard/cornhole
  • Surf shack for eats & drinks
    Surf shack for eats & drinks
  • Catch the waves from our poolside deck
    Catch the waves from our poolside deck
  • Mobi Mat extends from our resort out onto the beach
    Mobi Mat extends from our resort out onto the beach
  • Guest seating near beach entrance
    Guest seating near beach entrance
  • Internet cafe
    Internet cafe
  • Internet cafe/TV room
    Internet cafe/TV room
  • Newly remodeled game room
    Newly remodeled game room
  • New game room
    New game room
  • Fitness center
    Fitness center
  • Laundry facilities on every other floor
    Laundry facilities on every other floor
  • Resort entrance
    Resort entrance
  • Top of the Gulf aerial
    Top of the Gulf aerial
  • Pineapple Willies just down the beach
    Pineapple Willies just down the beach
  • Hershey's Ice Cream right by our Resort
    Hershey's Ice Cream right by our Resort
  • Shipwreck Island water park
    Shipwreck Island water park
  • Gulf World marine park
    Gulf World marine park
  • Pier Park
    Pier Park
  • Margaritavilla @ Pier Park
    Margaritavilla @ Pier Park
  • Sky Wheel @ Pier Park
    Sky Wheel @ Pier Park
  • Sea Screamer
    Sea Screamer
  • Putt-Putt in PCB
    Putt-Putt in PCB
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not
    Ripley's Believe It or Not
  • Wonderworks
    Wonderworks
$88-444/night
1 Bath • Sleeps 2-4
Internet Oceanfront (more...)

Welcome to the Sun and Sand PCB Starfish Studio!

This beauty is beachfront, bright, clean, quiet, and comfortable. When you're ready to relax on one of the world’s most beautiful white sand beaches, this is the place.

But don't just take our word for it: 

"This place was amazing! I want to live in Megan’s place. Not only was she the most wonderful and comprehensive host I’ve ever had, every single detail was spot on. I will 100% be back to PCB, and I will 100% be seeking out this gem again. The icing on the already fantastic cake was the chair service. Being able to walk out to the beach carrying just a small bag was amazing. If you’re on the fence about booking a vacation here, just do it. You won’t be disappointed." - Cassie S., Towson, MD


With tremendous views of the beach and the pool, it is ideally located on the 5th floor. The condo was recently upgraded and features 2 queen beds, a dining table for 4, two recliners, a flatscreen TV with HD service, a kitchenette that offers all appliances needed for meals or snacks, new flooring, fresh lighting, shiplap decor, new pots/pans, granite countertops, a completely remodeled bathroom with walk in shower, rainshower head, and barn doors, and a floor to ceiling window for gorgeous views of the Gulf + a Bay window that opens. There is no private balcony.

Enjoy sitting at the floor-length window, and open the large screened window to soak up the view while hearing the waves and smelling the salt air. There are no private balconies at this resort but every floor offers a large, communal balcony with comfy chairs to enjoy. And when you're ready to head out each day, we offer *COMPLIMENTARY BEACH SERVICE* - enjoy two chairs and an umbrella every day of your stay (March-October). No lugging your own--we're all about convenience for guests on vacation.

Avoid the crowds in this cozier complex (just 199 condos and 8 stories) that offers easy in and out and quick elevators. In the highly sought-after Thomas Drive area, Top of the Gulf is one of the best-maintained complexes offering all the beachside amenities you want to complement your vacation. The grounds and landscaping are gorgeous and the pool is stunning with a fun, oversized Adirondack chair and large swing alongside. A kids' pool is ideal for little ones, and ample pool chairs are available. Check out the shuffleboard court and cornhole boards for games in the sun or an inside game room that is newly remodeled gets you away from the heat. Right next to the pool is our internet cafe offering high-speed wifi in a shaded, AC-setting. And there is a fitness room with new equipment on property as well.

Getting to the sand is easy since Top of the Gulf is located directly on the beach. Returning from a day in the surf and sun, you are welcomed by surfboard-style showers, ample chairs overlooking the water, and shade if you desire it.

Our Surf Snack Shack operates in season with a delicious menu of eats and drinks (adult beverages and otherwise) sits between the pool and the beach--easily accessed from either. Or you can grill up your own fare on the provided guest grills.

Laundry facilities are located throughout the complex, and each floor features a large communal balcony with guest seating to soak up the view and the breeze.

Near the Resort are a number of walkable restaurants, including the iconic Pineapple Willies just about .5 mile down the beach plus Hammerhead Fred's, a great pizza place and even a Hershey's Ice Cream Shop. Within a short driving distance are a plethora of shops, restaurants and activities to delight every traveller. Check out Pier Park--an outdoor complex of shops, dining and featuring a Sky Wheel. There are many putt-putt and go-kart locations, several boating tour options, pontoon rentals to Shell Island, St Andrews State Park for some of the most pristine, calm water in the US, Wonderworks, Ripley's Believe or Not, Shipwreck Island water park and much more. 

Or if simple relaxation on the beach is your desire, the outstanding premises and location of Top of the Gulf offers it in spades. 

A $20 parking/amenity fee is required by the Resort to be paid upon arrival.

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges (less $150.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 30 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

We are John, Megan & Chase Hicks. The three of us have long been avid travelers, heading everywhere from the beaches to the ski slopes, enjoying popular areas as well as more remote ones in the U.S., Mexico, Caribbean, and Europe. With such a passion for travel, we had a desire to own vacation destination homes for our own enjoyment as well as for others'. We typically stay in condos in our travels and know what amenities make these home-away-from-homes everything they should be to complete an ideal getaway. And we've poured that knowledge and love into making these condos some of the best vacation homes you'll experience. Since we also visit them to bask in the PCB sun, rest assured these are both more than just places to stay; they're designed for you to feel right at home. We hope you enjoy!
Property Type Studio in a resort on the 5th floor
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
Elevator Yes
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Near Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Beach Access
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hot Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kitchenette
  • Pots & Pans
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Private bathroom – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2-4
  • Main room – 2 Queen beds
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Gym
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool/Spa
  • Communal Pool
  • Children's Pool
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Paid Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
Safety
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
Registration Number
24620