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Welcome to Essential Stays Smokies and Panama City Beach!

Featured Properties

Updated 3BR/2.5 BA Semi-Secluded Cabin! Hot Tub! Games!

from $175/night

3B/BA Townhouse w/ Community Pool Access! Across from the Beach!

from $190/night


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Much needed getaway! This gorgeous cabin has everything you need to escape. Kitchen was stocked, linens were fabulous, and the decor was perfect. The cabin was clean and cozy. The view was breathtaking. The hot tub was the perfect end to the day. Thank you Lisa for offering to share this incredible space with us. You really thought of everything!
Mariah Z
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Lisa and Mark were amazing hosts! I could always count on clear communication and prompt replies to any questions. The home was very clean, comfortable, and conveniently located a short walk to the beach. After talking to each person in my group of 6, we have no reason not to highly recommend this home! We will definitely book again.
Christy A
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Lisa and Mark were great! Super attentive and easy to communicate with. The house was perfect. Super clean and plenty of room for our trip. Just a small walk over to the beach. Everything about this stay was perfect!
Shani H
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Great place to stay was super relaxing. Nice and clean at arrival and the host answered all questions. Even worked with me when I needed her to. Great location as well everything was close by beach within walking distant. Would highly recommend. Great stay overall we loved it.
Beth H
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We had a great stay at Lisa’s beach house. She was very easy to work with and an incredibly fast communicator when we had a couple of minor questions. One of the best hosts we’ve experienced! The house is perfect for a beach getaway and our family of five was very comfortable and happy!
Eric R
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This is a great house in a great location! Lisa and Mark are very quick to respond and are both extremely communicative. The house was incredibly clean and well taken care of. Just a short walk from the beach and it was easy to get anywhere we needed to go. We cannot wait to return to this lovely home!

About Your Host

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Meet Lisa Jones

Hello, I am grateful to be your host. I’m an avid traveler who enjoys staying in airbnb’s and experiencing life outdoors. I’m here to provide you and your loved ones a lovely experience in the hopes that you make lasting memories in our home.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you book with online platforms, you will pay an additional booking fee. Booking with us directly avoids associated fees. 

Use the form on the home page to book. All fees are included in the price. We hold your credit card for an additional $650 security deposit. This is returned if house rules are followed and the home is returned in good condition. A vacation rental agreement is emailed to you within 48 hours of booking. It is sent by our 3rd party system. Booking will be cancelled if not signed within this time frame. 

Guest receives 47% if cancellation occurs more than 30 days before arrival; No refunds within 30 days of arrival or in the event of early departure, late arrival occurs. Guest received 97% of cancelled within 48 hours of booking (100% minus processing fees).
As with any travel in the era of the Covid Pandemic, please consider obtaining travel insurance (or whatever suits your personal needs), if a last minute cancellation would be a financial hardship for you. Again, we strongly commend all guests consider obtaining trip insurance in case an unforeseen circumstance occurs that prevents you from traveling.

Check-in is at 4 pm.  Check-out is 10 am. 

All information regarding the home to include address, check in door code and other essential information is sent 2 days prior to check in. 

Pets are not allowed. Unauthorized pets will result in eviction and $250 non declared pet fee which will be charged to you.  

Yes, high speed internet is available free of charge. 

The home has been inspected by fire inspectors. Fire extinguishers are located on each floor. There is a ring doorbell camera located on the exterior of the home only. This has both audio and video recording capability.