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Gulf-Front, We Love to Watch the Dolphins & Jumping Fish from Deck

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Last updated: 07/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Island Princess is a very popular complex with good location, great beach frontage, spacious units that families love. This is perfect for three couples to share, as each bedroom has its own bath. It is also perfect for a large family as the Sofa in the Great Room also makes out into a queen-size bed. Both the Master with the king-size bed and the great room have floor to ceiling windows over looking the Gulf of Mexico. Most of our tenants walk in and say WOW as the views are great. Miles of undisturbed soft, stunningly white sand, with gentle dunes sea oats and the breathtaking colors of the water is your view from the nice size balcony and the full wall of mirrors in the great room, which bring the outside right into the unit.

The decor is light, bright Florida Colors. The kitchen is fully equipped with Corian Counter tops, White Cabinets full of dishes, Pans and small appliances to make your time there fun. The side by side refrigerator has filtered water and an icemaker. The bedrooms bamboo floors, but the rest of the Condo is all Ceramic Tile. There is a desk all set up to plug in your lap top w/DSL for keeping up, your e mail. (WiFi anywhere). There is Covered Parking so you do not have to go out and get into a hot car to go shopping or out for dinner. There are quite a few nice places to eat close by, some within walking distance. Call me if you want some recommendations.

We provide Umbrella Service with two chairs. Saves you a place on the beach each day, plus less for you to carry down. 3/1 thru 10/31. I try to keep extra sand chairs in the unit for your use but they keep disappearing. I do not know if they get left on the beach or that the cleaning people remove them. If they are there take care of them and brush the sand off before bringing them into the unit. (Do not leave them outside the door as the grounds people pick them up as they are a trip hazard for people walking by.)

All the bedrooms all have flat screen TV and DVD players. The Great Room has a 46 inch flat screen and Blu Ray disk Player. Master has a 40 inch, 30 in 1 bedroom and 20 in the other. (bring a movie or 2 with with you) The Sony Music system has an I pod station. (There are some movies there but they seem to come & go. I bring more everytime I come)
We are close to the least used elevator and there are stairs right beside it, if you want the exercise.



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Property Type

  • 7 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • 1380 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 3 elevators in complex Ours is the least busy

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is a family complex and only rented to families and adults sharing a vacation. Not to the spring break crowd...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This complex is a family complex. Most of the units have 3 bedrooms. Heated Pool. Hot tub is only available for children with their parents if not crowded. There are some sand toys & floaties in laundry closet...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    At the moment I have a cigarette burn in the carpet of one bedroom, IN MY NON SMOKING UNIT!! DO NOT SMOKE AS THERE IS A FINE!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are only allowed in the complex for the owners of the units....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    On the fifth floor but very easy access to the Elevator, There are handi bars in the bath. Because of the hurricane proof doors you cannot roll right out on the Lani without help to get over the ledge, But you have a great view even inside the doors, if you cannot manage the threshold. The county provides a beach wheel chair. it just needs to be arranged with the umbrella service attendant...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • King size bed (1) Master has King, Queen size Beds (2) Second bedroom has a queen size bed. The sofa sleeper in Great Room is also a Queen size., Twin or Single Beds (2) There are rails in the closet for young children., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size Bedding is in the closet...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Please ask. There is an exercise room, with newer equipment located in the complex. People under 18 not allowed to use equipment, without a parent in attendance. I will send code with final code to door...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are both childrens and adult books to take to the beach or the bedroom to read in the cabinet holding the TV in the main room...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray...moreless

  • Games:

    The closet in the main room is full of games and puzzels...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) Cable all bedrooms have cd players. Also there is a desk in the great room with a cable for computer dsl service. All bedrooms and the Great Rm have flat screen TVs...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Soney Radio that has an I pod station on it for charging and playing your music...moreless

  • Television:

    (4) Flat screen TVs in the bedrooms and a 40 inch in the Living Rm with Blu Ray player. Each bedroom has a VCR player that the children can bring their games they like and use. There a few Movies there...moreless

  • Toys:

    There are some beach floaties and toys in the laundry closet...moreless

  • VCR

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Sit on the balcony and view the activity on the beach and the gentle waves of the gulf...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Great for watching the fisherman or the sunset. I love to watch my older Grandchildren play in the waves. The beach service is good about letting you know if it is safe to play in the waves. Bring their boards....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Gulf front, In the fall and early summer people catch Pompino & small sharks + other fish on the beach early and late in the day....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are on the 5th floor so have a great panoramic view of the gulf. Gulf Front...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Glass top table with 6 chairs + 3 other chairs in the unit and 2 bar stools...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    There is a desk provided with a hook up cable available to hook up your computer. For privacy...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New full size. It also has steam feature so you can unpack and steam instead of iron if the dress you wanted to wear to dinner is wrinkled...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    There is a desk with DSL quality hook up in the great room. No computer provided bring your lap top. We have WiFi so everyone can use their own device...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Two tier parking garage. Our space is covered on main level...moreless

  • Elevator:

    3 elevators in complex Ours is the least busy...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We have a fitness room and the code to the door will be given with contract info....moreless

  • Garage:

    We do have a garage and have one space. Look for 501...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central...moreless

  • Internet:

    Includes WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    There are plenty of extra towels, of course all the beds have clean sheets & pillow cases, extra blankets ectra....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large Open Room with floor to ceiling wall of windows overlooking gulf + full mirror wall bringing in the gulf into the room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of guest parking. Just do not park in space that has a number on it that is not our unit number...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Covered Assigned Parking Plus plenty of unassigned parking on the second level of the garage...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    It is ok to park an RV or Boat trailer on the parking lot.(on the second level) We do have covered parking. for one car and there is parking for a second car in the available....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    full size Single beds are prepared for children. If one has an accident everything is washable. Just run it through the New washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    I will send the code to use at the time I send the code to the door...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Extra coffee maker in the kitchen pantry in case you have decaf and regular drinkers in your party...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    There is everything that you could possibly want for your enjoyment. Let me know if there is something missing as sometimes guests like it tooo much and I do not know it is missing...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 12 of everything. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full Size...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Side by side refrigerator with ice & water in the door. Micro wave & dishwasher (Boesch) Electric full size stove and Oven. Coffee maker has 1 side that is a hot water dispenser for the tea drinkers....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Newer...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    With ice and water in the door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric full size stove with Oven + Microwave...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off both the master and the Great Room. Under roof...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat rentals close by...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    From the balcony you can watch the children on the beach or the wild life. Most days we see jumping dolphins, pelicans etc. Sometimes we see Manata Rays ( they are one ones that do not sting you and are fun to watch)...moreless

  • Golf:

    A few golf courses are available within a few miles. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Down by the Beach service you can rent the Kayaks...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nice landscaping...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a picnic area across the parking lot with tables and charcoal grills. No grilling on the deck or patio...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The pool is heated to 80 even in the winte year around....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Down by the pool is a hot tub. There is an age restriction...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 1 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,680

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall
Sep 5 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,350

Changeover Day: Saturday

Thanksgiving, Christmas Holida
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,280
November- December-jan4-2-27
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,000
Winter
Jan 3 - Feb 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,000
Early Spring 2016
Feb 27 - Mar 18, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,380

Changeover Day: Saturday

Spring Break
Mar 19 - May 21, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,480

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer
May 28 - Aug 20, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,490
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,490

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We ask people put up a $250. deposit to hold the unit until 45 days out when the full rent is due. We are offering a bargain this Jan, Feb, March & April 2015 There will be some outside repairs on the building walk ways being done , which will inconvenience the occupant a little because of the noise and dust early each day. Most of the work will be done by mid April. It is a bargain come enjoy!


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Valperez

Car: Necessary

Most days we see dolphins from the balcony. We have seen manta rays along the beach and a lot of jumping fish some mornings.

There are eating establishments within walking distance down the beach or by sidewalk along Santa Rosa Blvd. Call me if you want to go someplace for a special night out and I will make a recommendation

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I love to read & chat with all the people from all over the world that come to the Island Princess every year. You will also like the staff that keep the condo in good repair and the grounds men who keep the pool and landscaping very pretty. My husband loves to fish, wading out into the water. One day a neighbor caught a small shark just right for the bar ba que grill. This spring they were catching snapper.

Why the Owner Chose Island Princess:
We love the white sand beach, with the gentle incline to deeper water, the fishing and sea life that we see from our balcony. We plan to live in this unit when we retire. Okaloosa Island is away from the bustle of Destin but still close enough if we want to go there. And of course the sand is white & soft.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We are close to many golf courses. Boat rentals and deep sea fishing oportunities are close by. Mainly I love to walk in the surf in the morning and visit with all the fishermen trying their luck. Watching them bring a few in and continuing on down the beach. There are plenty of eating establishments to walk to. We have covered parking so if you do not want to drive you do not have to get into a hot car to go to lunch or dinner. The kitchen is fully equipped. I have little time for cooking at home because of work so I cook a lot here. We even have a coffee maker that has a hot water station if some of the family are tea drinkers and some want coffee. You will need to add and empty the water though it is not plumbed.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Late Sept view frpm our balcony

    Late Sept view frpm our balcony

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Smooth top range and automatic micro wave for reheating or cooking.  Samsung

    Smooth top range and automatic micro wave for reheating or cooking. Samsung

  • Great Pool deck with many lounge chairs

    Great Pool deck with many lounge chairs

  • A view from the the balcony in October

    A view from the the balcony in October

  • Great weather the middle of Sept 2011

    Great weather the middle of Sept 2011

  • Pool in July

    Pool in July

  • View of the ocean from the main room.   Never a bad chair at dinner.

    View of the ocean from the main room. Never a bad chair at dinner.

  • Another View Of Master

    Another View Of Master

  • Twin beds with walk thru bath

    Twin beds with walk thru bath

  • Flat Screen TV w/Blue Ray player for rainy days & a computer desk w/wifi

    Flat Screen TV w/Blue Ray player for rainy days & a computer desk w/wifi

  • Boesch dishwasher for quiet washes.  Solid surface counter tops

    Boesch dishwasher for quiet washes. Solid surface counter tops

  • This bath is shared with the twin bedroom is also open to main room

    This bath is shared with the twin bedroom is also open to main room

  • Heated pool year around to 80 degrees

    Heated pool year around to 80 degrees

  • Another view of the beach from the balcony

    Another view of the beach from the balcony

  • Sunset from balcony,with fishermen on the beach, October

    Sunset from balcony,with fishermen on the beach, October

  • Steam dryer & washer.  Plenty of toys and a few chairs for the beach

    Steam dryer & washer. Plenty of toys and a few chairs for the beach

  • Master with a great view of the gult from window and sliding door to balcony

    Master with a great view of the gult from window and sliding door to balcony

  • Queen size bed in bedroom #2

    Queen size bed in bedroom #2

  • Great room,

    Great room,

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/21/2015
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