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Hello Friends! The sugar-white sands and clear emerald waters of the Destin, Fort Walton Beach area welcomes you! Our cheerful Lanai condominium is the epicenter of convenience for all of your vacation pleasures. Centrally located, our cozy condominium is perfect for beach, fun, and sun!
LOCATION: We are conveniently located on Okaloosa Island. This island connects Destin to Fort Walton Beach. You get the best of both worlds at our location: 4 miles of natural beach and bay coastline on one side and sheer fun on the other side of the island with The Gulfarium, The Boardwalk, and many shops and restaurants within walking distance. Our Pelican L-02 condo is also a convenient Lanai. Just step off our porch to the ground level with private access to the lazy river, down to the grills, or to the bay. Families love the lanais!
BEACHES: Tired of crowds of people on the beach? Our condominium sits on the edge of miles of undeveloped coastline. Your view is unobstructed and playtime on the coast is free from crowds of people. Or you can cruise down to The Boardwalk where there is a fishing pier, volleyball nets, surfers, skin-boarders, and more!
LAZY RIVER: Our private patio (with a private bottom patio great for laying out) overlooks a 700-foot lazy river! Step right out of our gated porch and jump into the lazy river which is lined with palm trees and beautiful landscaping. Relax and enjoy the beauty as you float around the lazy river.
POOL AREAS: There is an seasonally heated pool with a waterfall flowing into it and 2 large hot tubs in the center of the bayside complex. There is also a gradual decline pool (or zero-entry level pool) that feeds into the Lazy River. Parents love the safety of their toddlers playing in the shallow water. Imagine sipping Margaritas, watching the kids float by on an inner tube in the moving Lazy River! Can it get any better? It CAN! The beachside complex offers a 5000 sq. ft. pool, a splash garden water playground for the kids, a kiddy pool, a large hot tub, and the Villas has an seasonally heated pool underneath the building.
ADDITIONAL AMENITIES: The SKYWALK or bridge connecting the beachside complex to the bayside complex makes using all of the amenities at Destin West a breeze! Cross over the bridge in ease without worrying about traffic. The beachside also has a state of the art FITNESS GYM right on the beach. CHARCOAL GRILLS and PICNIC TABLES on both the bayside and beachside make grilling out inviting and fun. Or throw FRISBEE/FOOTBALL on the grassy areas by the grills on the bayside.
CONDO FEATURES: We have FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, cable TV, games, a Pac-N-Play (so you don't have to bring yours), a children's booster seat that straps onto the kitchen chair for easy/mess free eating, a plush pillow-top King mattress, Bunk beds (the bottom mattress is a pillow-top), a door enclosing our bunk area, a queen sleeper sofa, a fully equipped kitchen, all linens/towels provided, and great Lanai porch furniture for eating outside.
FUN: Looking for fun within walking distance? On the adjacent side of our condo is everything you need right at your fingertips. • Beachfront restaurants • The Gulfarium • Okaloosa Fishing Pier • The Boardwalk • Shopping • Deep sea fishing • Golf • The new Emerald Coast Convention Center • Bike and jogging trails • Volleyball • Boat launch • Jet-skiing • Pontoon Boat Rentals
OTHER ATTRACTIONS: Outlet Shopping, Snorkeling, diving, dolphin cruises, para-sailing, surfing, kite-boarding, miniature golf, bowling, The Commons, Water Parks, and more.
The perfect vacation entails being in the perfect place. Family-friendly, comfortable, convenient, fun, accessibility, pools galore, gorgeous beaches, sailboat filled bays...you’ll have it with us! We welcome you to our soothing and cheerful condo on the beautiful Emerald Coast! Give us a call for more information and additional pictures. We would love to have you at our condo.
Please ask about our other condo rentals; our corner units, penthouse, beachfront condo, and villa.
Or you can visit our website, www.DestinWestVacation.com to view many more condos at Destin West. Check out www.ShelleysFavorites.com to view MY favorite picks of restaurants and things to do in our area from a local! Leave me a comment or tell me about a place that's YOUR favorite!
Keywords: Condominium Lanai Direct Lazy River Access
King size beds (1) We have a large, plush, pillow-top mattress for a good nights sleep!, Baby Cribs (1) We have a pac-n-play kept in the master bedroom closet so that you do not have to lug yours from home. Great for your little ones!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa in living room., Bunk Beds (1) Our bottom mattress is a pillow top so that you can sleep in comfort!...moreless
Internet Access, Portable Radio, 2 Hot Tubs (shared), Heated Pool (shared), Coffeemaker, Toaster, Booster-Chair, Pac-N-Play, Board Games...moreless
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Our Lanai has a gorgeous view of the lazy river coming down towards your porch and the beautiful bay in the background....moreless
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We have a stackable washer and dryer right in the unit! The dryer is large and able to dry a big load....moreless
All covered parking is first come first serve. You may park underneath ANY of the buildings....moreless
ALL linens are provided. You are fully stocked. You might want to bring your own beach towels as we appreciate you not taking our bath towels to the beach. But we do have a few colorful beach towels for you just in case!...moreless
We have a stackable washer and dryer right in the unit! The washer is large and able to wash a big load....moreless
Peak Summer '15 Jun 20 - Aug 7, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer '15 Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2015 7 night min stay
Late Summer '15 Aug 15 - Sep 5, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall '15 Sep 6 - Oct 25, 2015 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$85 + tax
We require a $300 down payment which is applied to the rental balance. The balance is divided in half with 50% due 60 days prior to arrival and the remaining 50% due 14 days prior to arrival.
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Volleyball, Cruises, Kite-Boarding, Bowling, Water Park
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Hello and welcome to our home away from home! We are Stephen and Shelley Hesse, natives of the beautiful Emerald Coast. Stephen and I grew up in the Destin/Pensacola area. We are truly beach bunnies at heart and feel at home when we are by the ocean. We were blessed to be able to live in our cheerful condo for 2 years. We now reside in North Georgia and come to Destin often to visit our families and soak up the salty air and sun rays. When we are at our condo we love to boat, walk, fish, swim, shop, bike, read, lounge in the lazy river, and just BE in the sun (with our SPF of course!). There is nothing like the emerald waters and white sand of home. We hope that you wake up with a smile in our colorful condo and share the same joy and peace we do when we are able to get a little R&R in our cute condo.
Why the Owner Chose Destin West Beach and Bay Resort: Okaloosa Island has the best of both worlds. You have 4 miles of undeveloped beach and bay on one side of the resort. It is a taste of old Florida where you can walk peacefully without loads of people and enjoy the beauty of the big sand dunes, birds, sea oats, and gorgeous water. Or we can walk right across the street and eat on the beach at many restaurants at The Boardwalk. Also at the Destin bridge is where you can find the water sport rentals and the famous Harbor of Destin. We can eat and watch all of the fishing boats come in with their catch at sunset. Destin West is at such a great location! You cannot beat being on an island!!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: I love waking up to our colorful decor, grabbing a cup of coffee, opening the living room drapes and looking out at the bay, the beautiful aqua lazy river coming down to our porch like a ribbon, and the big palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze. I love being able to step right off my porch to jump into the lazy river or heading to the main pool entrance that is just steps away from our condo. I also love the convenience of grilling out on the bay and bringing our freshly grilled food right to our porch table since we have direct access to the ground level. Forget the mustard? You are right there at our condo! And the lazy river....ahhh, to float around and look at all of the beautiful landscaping while drifting by views of the bay and watching sailboats breeze by.....who can beat that?