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Relaxing on Our Balcony

Relaxing on Our Balcony Dip your toes in the emerald green waters. Enjoy Dolphin Watching & Ships Cruising By! Westward View Down the Beach from our Balcony! Pool & Convenient Bath House for Changing Ahhh.....the views are spectacular! Comfy bed & luxurious linens! Bedroom with private half bath. Sunset from our Balcony Family friendly beach Beach Art! Big Catch on the Beach! Evening Sunsets Will Amaze You! Beach Playtime on Soft White Sand!

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Last updated: 04/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Island Sands condo description

BREATHTAKING GULFRONT VIEW! ONLY 100 FT TO THE BEACH! From our balcony you can almost 'reach out & touch' the water. Comfortable and relaxing! Customers say it's the 'cleanest, beach condo they have ever stayed in' and 'the accommodations are fabulous, especially the ample supply of fresh linens'. A vacation you will remember!

Enjoy the view & the amenities of our 3rd floor, end unit, gulf-front condo at Island Sands. AN END UNIT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR VIEW!! (Check out our guest comments). A large side, picture window & 2 large sliding balcony doors provide a panoramic view of the clear aqua waters of the Gulf of Mexico & the pristine white sandy beaches of the Emerald Coast.

In addition to the spectacular view, our 27 unit complex offers an in-ground swimming pool complete with lounge chairs and bathrooms, outdoor showers,& BBQ grills. We provide (2) 'backpack style' beach chairs in our condo for your convenience, or you can rent chairs & umbrella from the friendly beach service right in front of our condo.

Inside, we offer a fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, icemaker, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, full size stack washer and dryer, and all the small appliances. The oak, high-back, swivel bar chairs make dining at the breakfast bar/eating area comfortable and convenient. The bedroom has a plush queen sized bed & plenty of closet & drawer space (two night stands, double dresser, chest of drawers, lingerie chest), private half-bath, TV and a ceiling fan with lights.

Enjoy the living room by viewing the beautiful Gulf of Mexico through the double six foot glass balcony doors (facing directly south) with a westward picture window. Or, watch your favorite TV show or play DVD's as you relax on one of the two comfortable, queen size sleeper sofas. You can play CD's, listen to your IPOD or radio on our small stereo system with IPDO docking station.

We offer FREE Wireless Internet, all linens, including beach towels, liquid hand soap,dish soap and dishwasher tablets; paper towels, toilet paper, and garbage bags are provided. You'll also find coffee filters and sugar and creamer packets.

Come enjoy our vacation home as your vacation home to take a walk along the seashore, swim in the Gulf, build a sandcastle, bask in the sun, splash in the pool, play a round of golf, go shopping, fishing, visit a museum, enjoy fine dining or casual restaurants or lay on the beach under a starlit sky... whatever your pleasure, you can find it here!

Keywords: Vacation Condo, Vacation Home, Gulf Front Condo, Beach Front Condo, Prime Gulf Front, Ocean Front Condo, Waterfront condo

Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Awesome view of Gulf of Mexico from the Balcony, Living room and Kitchen, Bar-style chairs/table on balcony for fabulous views of Gulf and Beach, Telephone Answering Machine, Cable TV(2), VCR & DVD, Fully equipped kitchen, Full-size Washer & Dryer in condo, All linens including beach towels, plus Complimentary Beach Chairs to take to the beach, Boardwalk, Balcony, Swimming Pool with Lounge Chairs and restrooms, SMOKE-FREE/PET-FREE Environment, EVERYTHING YOU NEED, (except an elevator)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Balcony

                      Location & View

                      • Oceanfront
                      • Beachfront
                      • Beach View

                      Activities

                      • Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Tennis
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Cycling
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shelling

                      Other Activities

                          • Private Onsite Swimming Pool, Water Park, Bowling, Gulfarium, Golf Courses, Destin Fishing Marina, State Parks...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • quiet, beautiful, clean, and fun

                            quiet, beautiful, clean, and fun

                            • Guest FLBeachMom (United States)
                            • Date of stay 03/16/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/26/13
                            This is the quintessential beach vacation! It feels like a beach cottage, not at all like staying in the bigger condos. The view from the balcony is gorgeous, an unobstructed view of the sand and water, and all you hear is the waves crashing. There is a nice breeze. The pool is kept really nice - not overly chlorinated probably because it's not constantly crowded with people. The condo has all the amenities you need, a full kitchen, and a comfortable bed. Decorations are beachy and cute. I loved staying here.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.

                            Owner response: It makes me so happy when my guests are happy and comfortable with the surroundings. We love to share "our" special place with folks that appreciate the simpler pleasures of life like we do! Hope you can return again soon! Pat

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Great R&R!

                            Great R&R!

                            • Guest June & Harold (Louisville KY)
                            • Date of stay 02/21/09
                            • Review Submitted 03/10/09
                            My husband and I very much enjoyed a relaxing getaway the last week of February at this very comfortable clean condo. The weather was cool but sunny the entire time. The view is wonderful and the sunsets stunning! Lots of good restaurants within a mile or two. We definitely want to return!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.

                            Owner response: These guests were the greatest! They enjoyed the sweet, simple surroundings as much as we do!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                          • Great Island Sands condo

                            Great Island Sands condo

                            • Guest L (Fort Wayne, IN)
                            • Date of stay 03/15/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/28/14
                            This condo was clean, quiet and comfortable. It is much better than staying in a hotel. There were all the features of home except on the beach. We have stayed here before and the condo has been updated since last year. It is located in an area where it is quiet with very little traffic. I would recommend this stay to anyone.

                            Owner response: Thank You for taking the time to share your experience at our lovely beachfront condo! You are fabulous guests! See you next time!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • 3 Grandma's from Indiana

                            3 Grandma's from Indiana

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 07/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/04/13
                            What a wonderful vacation we enjoyed at your rental. Could not get over the view of the ocean as soon as we opened the door. And loved all the cute interior displays. Enjoyed the pictures of all the lighthouses on the wall. So clean and just made you feel so comfortable. The access to the ocean and beach was a plus and so easy to get around the area to different restaurants. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable oceanfront getaway, by all means this is the place you would want to stay. Thanks to you Pat for making a lovely getaway for 3 Grandma's from Indiana!!!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: A Big Thank You to the 3 Grandmas from Indiana. Sounds like you are very young to be G-Ma's. So happy you were delighted with your accommodations. You were super guests! Please come back soon. See You at the Beach! Pat

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • 2nd visit...Can't wait for our 3rd!

                            2nd visit...Can't wait for our 3rd!

                            • Guest Keri (Bryant, Arkansas)
                            • Date of stay 07/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/22/13
                            Had another great stay here! The only thing that we have to complain about is that we had to leave :( The condo was very comfy and homey, just like our last visit. It has everything in it that we could possibly need. We felt like we were at home! This time we took advantage of the grill in the pool area and cooked and ate a few meals outside. The kids loved getting to swim while we cooked dinner. The pool was great and the bathrooms in the pool area were very nice, clean and decorated nice and beachy too! We went to Sexton's, as suggested, and picked up some fresh shrimp to grill! It was great. Definitely recommend Sexton's for fresh seafood. We were also lucky enough to get to meet Mrs. Pat! She is wonderful to work with, and is always available to answer any questions. She goes out of her way to make sure that you are comfortable during your stay! Thank you, again, for letting us stay at your piece of paradise!! Until next time...

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: You guys are the best! It's wonderful being able to share "Our" Island Sands Paradise with you! Thanks for returning again and again. Looking forward to hosting your next stay. Pat

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Excellent view of the gulf

                            Excellent view of the gulf

                            • Guest Teresa (Louisville, KY USA)
                            • Date of stay 06/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/03/13
                            We had a very nice stay in June 2013. We enjoyed the beach, pool, and perfect view from the balcony. The owners were very friendly & accommodating to all our needs. The condo is clean, comfortable, family-friendly, and suitable for a family of four. Also, it is only a short drive (10 min. or less) to Destin.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: Thanks so very much for leaving a review for other potential guests to see. It is so helpful when they are searching a vacation spot. I appreciate your kind words. Hope you will continue to return again and again! See You at the Beach! Pat

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Great to be back!

                            Great to be back!

                            • Guest Sandy and Mike (Fort Worth, Tx)
                            • Date of stay 04/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/01/13
                            We're finally back after 19 years. Everything is perfect. After my broken foot prevented our coming in December, you were so kind to work with us to make this our very special time. We are so much at home sharing your island paradise. The balcony is my favorite place. I can't take my eyes off the beach. Love being in the quiet top corner unit. This is a bonus. The condo is well equipped and very clean. Absolutely the best. Glad we have one more week to build special memories.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Such a heartwarming review! I am so happy when my guests feel like they are "right at home" in our special place in the sun! Wish everyone could spend two weeks there. One week is just enough to get settled in and then it's time to leave! ENJOY! Pat

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Boz

                            Boz

                            • Guest Jim B. (Postville, IA)
                            • Date of stay 03/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/19/13
                            Very clean place, nice to be so near the beach!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: I so appreciate your review on "our" special place in the sun! Hope you will return again and again. See You at the Beach! Pat

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • A wonderful place for a romantic getaway

                            A wonderful place for a romantic getaway

                            • Guest Todd (Houma, LA)
                            • Date of stay 02/09/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/01/13
                            Wow! What a view. It was incredible to wake up to the sight and sound of the surf every morning. This unit is ideally situated on the end of the building so you have the extra pleasure of seeing the blue-green water and white sand out of the porch doors and the side windows! The porch also offers a great view of the sunset. It is near the end of the quieter side of the island so it is a perfect for a quiet, romantic getaway. The place has a nice relaxing feel to it and was well supplied with everything we needed in the kitchen. It was also well maintained and clean. We went in the off-season so it was extra quiet and not crowded at all. For the price you might pay for a decent motel room in an ugly part of town, we had a beachfront place with a nicely equipped kitchen and patio overlooking the beach! Pat was great to work with and went above and beyond our expectations to make the whole process pleasant and worry free. My wife and I highly recommend this owner and this location! I am sure that we will be back there again.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: You guys are the greatest! Thanks so much for taking the time to define exactly what you enjoyed about your Island Sands Paradise stay. Hurry Back!! The Walls will "hug" you when you return! PAT

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Larry from Indiana

                            Larry from Indiana

                            • Guest L (Fort Wayne, IN)
                            • Date of stay 02/02/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/13
                            Great owners to work with. Nice condo and great views.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: You were wonderful guests! Always helpful to have an engineer on board! Hurry back! Pat

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Late Spring
                          Mar 15 - May 16, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $975
                          Summer
                          May 17 - Aug 8, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,300
                          Late Summer
                          Aug 9 - Sep 19, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $925
                          Fall
                          Sep 20 - Oct 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $750
                          Winter
                          Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                          5 night min stay

                          $575

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                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                          • Cleaning $80
                          • Tax Rate 11%

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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About the owner: My husband, Ed & I currently live in Georgia and have been visiting this area for 35 years! We own and operate our own real estate firm at Lake Oconee, which is located 70 miles east of Atlanta, Ga. Old enough to retire, but not ready to give up the 'game'! We have the best of all worlds....living and working on a beautiful 19,000 acre lake in Georgia & owning a special getaway place on Okaloosa Island! We manage it ourselves and it's always very clean and neat. And, of course, the view of the Gulf is like no other!! We would love to share it with you! Please give us a call sometime and we'll tell you all about it!

                          Why the Owner Chose Island Sands:
                          Emerald green waters, pristine beaches, away from everything, but close driving distance to it all. Stunning sunset views. No impersonal high rise buildings! Need we say more?

                          The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                          Small Complex, 27 units - 100 feet from the beach - Corner/end unit with it's own private entrance. Extra window in living area enhances the views and the brightness in the rooms, not to mention the view! Sitting on the balcony makes you feel like you could 'reach out and touch the water'. Dolphins playing and Pelicans swooping in for their 'catch of the day'. Convenient to shopping, restaurants & entertainment, yet away from the crowds & traffic. It's a dream come true!


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                          • Relaxing on Our Balcony

                            Relaxing on Our Balcony

                          • Enjoy Dolphin Watching & Ships Cruising By!

                            Enjoy Dolphin Watching & Ships Cruising By!

                          • Pool & Convenient Bath House for Changing

                            Pool & Convenient Bath House for Changing

                          • Ahhh.....the views are spectacular!

                            Ahhh.....the views are spectacular!

                          • Comfy bed & luxurious linens!

                            Comfy bed & luxurious linens!

                          • Sunset from our Balcony

                            Sunset from our Balcony

                          • Beach Art!

                            Beach Art!

                          • Evening Sunsets Will Amaze You!

                            Evening Sunsets Will Amaze You!

                          • Dip your toes in the emerald green waters.

                            Dip your toes in the emerald green waters.

                          • Westward View Down the Beach from our Balcony!

                            Westward View Down the Beach from our Balcony!

                          • Bedroom with private half bath.

                            Bedroom with private half bath.

                          • Family friendly beach

                            Family friendly beach

                          • Big Catch on the Beach!

                            Big Catch on the Beach!

                          • Beach Playtime on Soft White Sand!

                            Beach Playtime on Soft White Sand!

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                          Date last modified - Friday, April 11, 2014

                          $82 - $186 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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                          Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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