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SD708: NEWLY REMODELED - Spacious, TOP Flr, Beach FRONT Condo, 30' balco

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,453 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Our Stunning Top-Floor Condo That Takes Beach Vacationing to Another Dimension!

Note: New Owners as of 2017. Designer inspired renovation/remodel completed in 2017.


How do we put the experience of our beach front condo into words? It's a challenge, believe us. So we started by giving it a name...”Gulf Front Paradise”. If you're looking for a place that is guaranteed to "wow" you and your family and friends, look no further. Stepping inside the front door of this magnificent space is like stepping into another dimension. One that artistically and intuitively merges a tropical beach cottage style with every imaginable comfort. A coastal modern space with the exquisite sights and sounds of the Emerald Coast. The effect is a spacious stillness that invigorates and nourishes the soul.

The first thing you'll notice about our dwelling is the open, airy and drop-dead-gorgeous interior... a quality we spent a great deal of time and attention perfecting (thanks to an amazing designer with a phenomenal vision). A casual beach cottage feel that is serene, but far from boring, decadent, but with a laid-back charm and intimacy all its own, “Gulf Front Paradise” invites you to come in, slow down, linger for a while and just BE. A veritable wall of floor-to-ceiling windows frames a magnificent view of the gulf coast emerald sea and its pristine white beaches. Four sets of sliding doors... two in the master bedroom and two in the living area... lead to an expansive 30ft covered balcony outfitted with comfy, padded furniture, so perfect for afternoon cocktails while taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean.

Inside the condo, calming shades of white, sand and soft blues are bejeweled with shimmery mirrors and beautiful artwork. Aqua, navy and cobalt blue accents mix things up just enough to keep them invitingly edgy in a clean, understated way. Modern, relaxed furnishings, cozy beds, premium linens and mattresses with 3" memory foam toppers, sofas that are "just right" for taking in a movie on the new 55’ HDTV, a kitchen stocked with everything a seasoned chef could dream of is what makes “Gulf Front Paradise” stand out from all the rest.

What makes "Gulf Front Paradise" the crown jewel of Okaloosa Island?

~ LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. "Gulf Front Paradise" is one of the largest floor plans on the island boasting 1453 square feet of space. Being situated on the top floor makes it perfect for dolphin watching and from the north side guest enjoy expansive views of the Santa Rosa Sound (translation: AMAZING VIEWS IN EVERY DIRECTION!!!)

~ Completely renovated, professionally designed interior with premium everything... from 55’ HDTV's in the bedrooms and living area, to a fully stocked kitchen with all the bells and whistles... including a Keurig coffeemaker, Ninja Blender, Wusthof cutlery and everything you’ll need to cook a gourmet meal.

~ Complimentary beach service (March-October): what could make your day more perfect than a chaise and umbrella with your name on them? Just bring your towel, snacks and a good book (if you like).

“Gulf Front Paradise” is perfect for:

* Couples: Spread out with space, views for miles, and plenty of top floor romance.

* Extended Family: Traveling with the kids and the grandparents? With a master bedroom, a guest room with two queen beds and a sleeper sofa, this “Gulf Front Paradise” has room for everyone.

* Large Family: Looking for a condo that can accommodate Mom, Dad, and a handful of children... this is a great fit!

* Families Vacationing Together: The layout of “Gulf Front Paradise” is perfect for two smaller families traveling together, easily sleeping two couples and a couple kids.

* Holiday Revelers: Our condo is perfect for holiday celebrations, especially Thanksgiving with our oversized kitchen and dining areas. Or want something different; try Christmas or New Year's on the beach. Maybe make a new annual tradition by attending the famous Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival each June; fun for the whole family with food, live music and boats from around the world fill the Santa Rosa Sound. And from the north side of your top floor “Gulf Front Paradise”, you have the perfect viewing spot for the spectacular 4th of July fireworks. Annual art exhibits, International Food & Wine Festival, Emerald Coast Poker Run; the list goes on and on.

* Beach Lovers: Do you appreciate a good view? From your top floor perch, you can see the pristine white beaches and Emerald waters for miles and miles. It doesn't get any better that this!

"Gulf Front Paradise" is located in Surf Dweller Condominiums, Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Escape to Fort Walton Beach and enjoy the powder white beach and crystal clear waters where Surf Dweller resides. Enjoy the community amenities at Surf Dweller which include two lighted tennis courts, large pool with expansive deck and covered pavillion. Outdoor pool heated seasonally. Fenced kiddie pool. Community grills for all your afternoon barbeques. Enjoy a beach getaway away from the crowds while still remaining close to shopping and entertainment. The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island has several restaurants for you to enjoy as well as evening entertainment. Destin, Florida is only a few minutes east for more shopping, dining and entertainment!


We know your cherished vacation time is precious to you. And we want to do everything we can to ensure your memories are as close to perfect as this side of heaven can be. So, if you're wondering whether "Gulf Front Paradise" is a good match for you, let us help. We believe every guest we serve has the right to a personalized vacation that's tailored to their needs and wish lists.

More Details

David Hober
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About David Hober


I'm David Hober, the very excited, proud new owner of Surf Dweller #708. I just purchased this condo in 2017.

I'm the owner and managing broker of Hober Realty and Dixie Living Property Management in Atlanta, Ga. I've been in the real estate business in Atlanta since 1985.

I've have always dreamed of owning a place at the beach. I'm so thankful that I've finally made it happen! Our plan is to renovate the condo and keep it in the rental market for the next several years. Then someday, when I retire, we'll move in full time.

But, for now - welcome to my "Beach Dream Home" !!! Enjoy!!

David Hober purchased this condo in 2017

Why David Hober chose Ft Walton Beach

We watched the real estate market for over a year, waiting for just the right property to come along. We are so excited to have purchased this condo; it meets all our criteria.

Requirement #1: It had to be beach "front". Not a side view or a view of the ocean off in the distance. Full on beachFRONT!! There is no road or buildings or pool between you and your view of the beach/ocean. It's just white sand and blue/green water for as far as you can see in all directions!

Requirement #2: We wanted a huge balcony and lots of windows showing the breathtaking views. This condo has one of the largest balconies we could find (30 feet wide). Plus instead of just a window and a sliding glass door to the beach, we have 4 sets of sliding glass doors. Basically floor to ceiling, wall to wall glass looking out onto the beach/ocean. This is in the living room and the master bedroom. And because we're on the top floor, the guest room has a view of the Santa Rosa Sound (the other side of the island).

Requirement #3: We wanted some SPACE. So many of the other condos felt like hotel rooms. We are planning to move into this condo someday (once we retire). So, we wanted somewhere that we could picture ourselves living (not in a space the size of a hotel). So, this is one of the largest 2BR/2BA floor plans we could find - 1453 sq feet. That's the size of a small house! Every room is spacious. We could live here (and I can't wait!).


Ft Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • This is our beach home. Please treat it with respect. Thank you!
  • We will send you a basic 'short term' rental agreement to electronically sign. We also ask for a copy of your driver's license (to verify your age).
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 50" HD flat screen TV + Memory foam topper
    Guest Bedroom - 2 queen , Memory foam topper on bed + 50" HD flat screen TV,
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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SD708: NEWLY REMODELED - Spacious, TOP Flr, Beach FRONT Condo, 30' balco
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Roomy , with great layout, nicely decorated and awesome balcony

  • 5 of 5

I've been to the gulf area 8 times over the last several years. Always stay in 2 bedroom, oceanfront units. This layout was by far my favorite. Larger than any others. Extra large balcony overlooking ocean. Others are always skimpy on the amount of bath and bed linens and with four adults we have to wash them every night. But that wasn't a problem here. David was well stocked. Also has a full size washer and dryer so when laundry does need to be done you can wash more than two towels at once as is the case in most of the condos we use because they have the small stacking washer and driers. And David also accommodated our need for a five night stay when many others only do a full week stay. Would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our "home away from home". A few months ago when we were remodeling, we tried to think of everything that could make a stay at the beach more enjoyable: providing beach chairs and umbrellas, beach toys, tennis rackets, hair dryers, big screen TVs in every room, luxury towels and bed linens, etc. But, the view and the top floor, 30 foot wide balcony were the main reasons we purchased this condo in the first place. It was the largest most spacious floorplan we could find. Thank you so much for taking good care of our beach home (our cleaning crew said you left it in great condition). You are always welcome in our home!! Hope to see you back again soon - David
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Much Needed Break

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with this unit. It was clean and spacious enough for our family. We felt at home. The furnishings were lovely and up to date. We usually have to run to the store to pick up something for the kitchen but it had everything we needed for our meal preparation. We also enjoyed having beach chairs available for us as well as pool and beach items. We will definitely try to stay here again. Kim

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous condo with a gorgeous view!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this condo! It had everything we needed for our stay. The beds are very comfortable along with the feather pillows (which i would love to know the brand/type of to purchase for my own)! We enjoyed the extra spacious balcony and loved how the beach is just steps away. We took advantage of the beach supplies and enjoyed not having to purchase these items. This condo was perfect for our stay and I would stay and recommend this condo again and again! The umbrella/chair guys on the beach were very accommodating in having ours set up each day of our stay, very polite and helpful! The only downside would have to be the elevator maintence while we were there, only one working elevator on our side of the condo, having extra wait times, but overall not too bad.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great top floor condo with amazing view! The condo itself was very clean and fresh!

  • 3 of 5

The property was very clean with elevator access located at each end of the building to include the two in the center. Unfortunately, only one of the two center elevators was operational which made the wait time a little longer.

The swimming pool was very nice. I liked the fact that it had a shallow end along with a deep end for more advance swimming. There was also a “kiddy” pool available as well as a very nice deck and patio area. The downside to the pool is that it was located in the parking lot between the front of the building and main highway. I prefer a more private and tropical feel and look.

There was outdoor grills available for cooking and plenty of them.

For vacationing families, a downside to this condominium (and this is just personal preference as well) is there isn’t anything such as restaurants or shops within a comfortable walking distance. This required us to drive to whatever activity we had for the day or evening.

Our condo was very clean and fresh!

A fully functional kitchen to include every and any type of dish, glass, pot, pan and appliance we could ever need.

The two full bathrooms was a must for this family of 6 and the bedrooms (especially the master with its own balcony access) was very comfortable and spacious.

One thing I would suggest would be to have rugs laid out along the beds over the tiled floor for cleanliness and comfort.

The living area was opened to the dining area so there was plenty of room to spread out and still hold conversations without feeling cramped or having to speak too loud.

The owner of our condo also took thought in keeping beach toys and chairs available for guests along with some indoor games such as playing cards and board games to occupy some rainy days or evening fun.

I give it 3 out of 5 because of the Surf Dweller condominium itself.

The location of the building and the location of the pool, though not major issues and more of just personal preferences, were some downers for me.

The non-operational elevator in the center (main travel area of the condominium) was a bit of a hinderance to its guests.

Overall, this condo was a good choice and fit for our family. I would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The condo was very clean and very well decorated.

  • 5 of 5

Our overall experience of the condo was very nice. It was very nicely decorated, comfortable beds and a well stocked kitchen. The condo was very clean and everything worked. The view was out of this world beautiful. Mr. Hober was very easy to work with as far as the contract, rules and directions. I would highly recommend his condo and would rent it again if we visit the Ft Walton Beach area again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressive condo

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in Destin a few times and this is definitely the best condo. The view is fantastic - you can just sit on the balcony all day and watch the ocean. Also they have thought of every amenity. It's just like being home. We will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
Fort Walton Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Property Damage Insurance $59

1) Our weekly rentals are from Saturday (check in) to Saturday (check out). Saturday is our "turn over day". Each Saturday begins a new week (and a new weekly rental). Therefore, during peak Spring and Summer season, we may not be able to approve any rentals that are not from Saturday to Saturday. Sorry.
2) The guest making the reservation must be at least 25 years old.
3) We require a signed 'short term rental agreement' as well as a copy of the guest's driver's license.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.