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Beachfront, 5th Fl.; Beautiful Views; Discounts

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Last updated: 05/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

**DISCOUNTS/SPECIALS ON 2015 DATES** - must be booked through owner**

**Secure High-speed WIRELESS INTERNET**



If you are looking for a spacious, tastefully-decorated beachfront setting to experience beautiful Okaloosa Island, look no further.

This 2 bedroom 2 bath non-smoking 5th floor condo is located directly on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and offers over 1,450 square feet of easy vacation living. One of the largest two bedrooms on the Island, our condo easily sleeps up to 8 guests. The 30 foot private balcony provides marvelous views of the pristine emerald coast. Watch the dolphins right from your balcony.

Our condo offers all the conveniences of home - and then some. New modern tile was placed in the entire condo in 2013. In addition to the BRs and baths, the condo contains a full kitchen, dining room, and laundry room. Including the breakfast bar, there is dinner seating for 10. The kitchen's updated appliances make you feel at home. The full size washer and dryer make laundry a breeze.

The living room and master bedroom have patio doors leading to the private balcony overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. This condo offers a king-sized bed in the master bedroom, 2 full beds in the guest bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. The guest bedroom also has its own full bath and privacy door separating it from the main part of the condo. Special amenities include 3 FLAT SCREEN TVs, 2 VCR's/DVD players, 2 stereos, video and book libraries, hi-speed WIRELESS internet and children's beach toys.

RECENT CONDO UPGRADES: To make sure your vacation property has only the finest accommodations, check out the recent upgrades we made to our condo:

* Entire NEW KITCHEN - Designer cabinets, floor and Livingstone solid surface countertop;
* NEW MODERN FLOOR TILE in entire condo;
* FLAT SCREEN TVs in living room and bedrooms;
* Secure high-speed WIRELESS INTERNET;
* Marble shower/sink in master bath;
* Master/guest bedrooms totally remodeled
* Sealy Posturpedic mattresses and box springs in master and guest bedrooms;
* New balcony furniture set.

The property also provides an outside pool, kiddie pool, tennis court, direct beach access, dune walkover, elevators and open parking. There are many nearby attractions and conveniences including boardwalk and fishing pier, numerous boating and water sports, golf, the Gulfarium (dolphin and marine show), miniature golf, shopping, restaurants, night life and museums. Also, the city of Destin is just a short drive away.

GUEST AMENITIES: Guests in our condo enjoy the following amenities package at no additional cost: 2 beach chairs and an umbrella; unlimited DVDs; dolphin cruise (1 adult tkt); 1 round of free golf (including 1/2 cart fee) for each paid night's stay; and a local snorkeling adventure


. . . your Condo is beautiful and the view is wonderful !! I had the best time :) If you ever want to sell it, please, let me know. . . (Sept. 2014)

We had an amazing vacation at your condo. The view is fantastic, and listening to the ocean is so relaxing. . . You had everything we needed. Sad to leave and hope to return in the future. Thanks again for a wonderful stay. Renters fr. Michigan (Mar-Apr 2013)

Thank you for providing everything one might need while here! You have very good taste in providing a relaxing atmosphere for someone who needed a vacation. Loved it here. Renters fr. Louisiana (May 2013)

We really had a wonderful time. Your condo is awesome. We will most definitely be back. The view was awesome and all the space, decor and everything was nice. (May 2013)

Once again we LOVED you condo! Thank you for sharing! We'll be back next year. (June 2013)

We had an awesome stay at your condo. So much fun in the sun! My boyfriend proposed on our last day here! What a way to end a perfect trip. (July 2013)

A very nice stay! Clean. All was as promised. The Dolphin Tour was fun. Renters fr. N.C. (Aug. 2013)

... the best words to sum up our stay...wonderful and fabulous! The condo was so nice and comfortable. The kitchen was furnished GREAT! Such a treat to be able to cook and have what you need! The beds and furnishings were great too! Love the new TV's and beds and kitchen! We would definitely recommend this unit and condo! We hope to return very soon! LOVE IT! Renters fr. Kentucky (April 2012)

This was my family's first time to the beach and doing the whole rental thing and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The condo was absolutely amazing! We will definitely be doing this again. Renters fr. Arkansas (July 2012)

Thank you so much for allowing us to make wonderful memories in your beautiful condo. Had tons of fun! Loved all the supplies. We used the kitchen A LOT! Floors are soaked with tears from laughter. (March 2012)

We have been vacationing in Ft. Walton Beach for 22 years and this is one of the nicest trips we’ve had here. The condo surpassed all our needs for cleanliness, spaciousness, and nice decor. We really liked having the beach service included. We also really enjoyed the balcony furnishings ... We will definitely see about renting your condo in the future. P.S. The bed in the master bedroom is the most comfortable I’ve ever slept in away from home and the weather this week was perfect. Renters fr. KY (Sept. 2012)

The kitchen was better equipped than most home kitchens. The view from the balcony was wonderful and it was on the beach. I would recommend this unit to anyone. . . Renters fr. Arkansas (June 2012)

Enjoyed our time at this unit very much, would love to come back sometime. The view was fantastic, loved the beach and the water. The movie rental was a nice amenity as were the Dolphin cruises. . .This is a beautiful unit and it was a very comfortable, relaxing stay. Renters fr. Wisconsin (Sept. 2012)

Went out to walk the beach, & low & behold, we almost tripped over a Sea Turtle! It was great! Right out behind the condo. We had so much fun! Renters fr. KY (May 2012)

We enjoyed our vacation at your condo! Everything we needed was right here! Our children had a great time playing on the beach, swimming, & on the tennis court. We hate to leave, but are already looking forward to coming back to your condo next summer. (June 2012)

Had a great time. Weather was fantastic. Loved seeing the dolphins. (Sept. 2012)

... This place was more than we could ever ask for! Every aspect of this condo is home and made us feel like we were still in our house in Wisconsin! I love it here. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this place! Renters from Wisconsin (Apr. 2011)

... We love your home - it was our perfect escape to come home to each day. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful condo!!! Everything including the view, the bedrooms, and home decor were everything we could have asked for. Renter from Louisiana (May 2011)

... Thanks for the games and movies. We loved them. The condo had everything we were looking for. Your condo was AMAZING!! Renters from Michigan (Apr. 2011)

... We have stayed in a couple of different area condos and this has by far been our favorite. We had a wonderful time! Renters from Georgia (July 2011)

... I wanted to find a perfect condo. I could not have found a better one! This place was big enough for our family and my parents and brother. The kitchen was so well stocked, the extras were so nice. Definitely stands out from others and we will save this condo and check if it’s available for our next beach trip. (August 2011)

... We had a wonderful time! Your condo is beautiful! We will be back next year! (Sept. 2011)

... Thank you! We found everything we needed to have a wonderful week on the beach. Perfect location. Renters from Louisiana (July 2011)

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Property Type

  • Condo

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The following amenities come with this property at no extra charge: 1) an umbrella and 2 beach chairs; 2) one free ticket for a dolphin cruise; 3) unlimited DVDs; and 4) a FREE 18 holes of golf at Shalimar Pointe Golf Club and 1/2 a riding cart for each night rented....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) 3 NEW FLAT SCREENS for living room and each bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    assorted children's, family and action videos on-site; unlimited DVDs also avail as part of amenities package...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    3 units; answering machine...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Secure high speed WIRELESS INTERNET now available...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    All eating and cooking utensils that you can imagine; many extras...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    BRAND NEW kitchen installed in Dec. 2011 - New designer cabinets, floor and Livingstone solid surface countertops....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    New side by side refrig/freezer w/ in-door ice and water...moreless


  • Balcony:

    30 foot private balcony accessible from living rm and master bedroom...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 23 - Jun 19, 2015
5 night min stay
Peak Summer - 1
Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2015
5 night min stay
Holiday Weeks
Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
5 night min stay
Peak Summer - 2
Jul 11 - Jul 31, 2015
5 night min stay
Late Summer
Aug 1 - Aug 14, 2015
3 night min stay
Early Fall
Aug 15 - Sep 11, 2015
3 night min stay
Late Fall
Sep 12 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 1 - Feb 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$784 $1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $85 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


Renters pay a 15% deposit of total amount due to reserve requested dates. Remaining balance due in full 30 days prior to arrival. All payments made to owner's management company located in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

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Last updated: 05/12/2015
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPN)
Surf Dweller
Nearest Beach
Right outside our condo

On-site tennis court; adult and kids' pool.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: Paul and Laurie Stehura live in Columbus, Ohio and have owned SurfDweller Unit 502 since 2005. They love to travel and have been coming to the SurfDweller on Okaloosa Island with their family since 1994.

Why Surf Dweller:
Of course, most people come to Okaloosa Island for the beautiful white sandy beaches and emerald water. In our many travels (including the Caribbean, Hawaii and Southern France), we have not seen a prettier beach. There are plenty of nearby golf, shopping and social activities, or you can just read a book or do nothing as you enjoy the wonderful beach and the Gulf of Mexico.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our 5th Floor unit is right on the beach. Our 30 foot private balcony gives renters a spectacular view of the beach and Gulf any time of day. Also, as our unit is the largest 2BR unit on Okaloosa Island, you will have plenty of room to stretch out. Finally, our kitchen is second to none as far as being stocked with more than ample cookware, dishes, wine/soft-drink glasses to prepare and enjoy any culinary feast that you can imagine. We strive to have people want for nothing as they enjoy their time on Okaloosa Island. Many of our renters return year after year to our unit.

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  • Your vacation view

    Your vacation view

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Living Room with new Flat Screen TV

    Living Room with new Flat Screen TV

  • Brand New Kitchen - 2012

    Brand New Kitchen - 2012

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Living Room and Eating Area

    Living Room and Eating Area

  • Living Room View

    Living Room View

  • Marble shower and sink in master bath

    Marble shower and sink in master bath

  • Our wonderful balcony

    Our wonderful balcony

  • View out master bedroom balcony window

    View out master bedroom balcony window

  • View of spacious beach directly in front of condo

    View of spacious beach directly in front of condo

  • Various indoor activities for down time

    Various indoor activities for down time

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