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Great rates. Great View!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

The Nautilus is perfectly situated on Okaloosa island with long stretches of beach - walk, sun bathe, build sand castles, swim in the ocean, or hunt for shells.

This unit is is situated so that the master bedroom has two sets of full length sliding glass doors which allow magnificent views of both the gulf front and the inland water way. Lay in bed and watch the sun rise on the white beaches and emerald water, or the moonlight sparkle on the ocean. At the same time you can watch the boats in the inlet.

There is a long balcony that wraps around the master bedroom and continues past the living room, providing a 180 degree view.

Popular split bedroom floorplan with a large guest bedroom allows for privacy.

Unit is newly decorated to include new sofa and chair, new washer/dryer combo, new vertical blinds and artwork.

There is a large well-equipped kitchen with a wrap around counter.

This is a low-density building that is architecturally unique and exceptionally well-maintained.

Keywords: Beach condominium complex

More Details

Mary Parker Biby
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Mary Parker Biby

My husband and I are retired, but very active. We love to travel, but when home, my husband volunteers at our local 'Meals on Wheels', and is on the Board for Human Support Services for our county.. I manage the condo and do consulting and some pro bono work on claims appeals for veterans. I also do photo restoration and paint. I entered the Beaux Arts show in Ft Walton Beach and one of my paintings was sold!

We both volunteer at our local animal shelter.

Mary Parker Biby purchased this condo in 2005

Why Mary Parker Biby chose Fort Walton Beach

We really like the Nautilus because of its unique architecture and its relatively small size. Parking and traffic are never a problem here and the location is so convenient.

What makes this condo unique

We love the Ft. Walton Beach-Destin area because there is so much to see and do here. The moment my son and I walked in to this unit and saw the view from the wraparound balcony in the master bedroom, we were hooked.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to thank you again for letting us rent your condo. We had a very inspiring convention. I was wondering if you are the artist of the backsplash in the kitchen. That is totally awesome. It gave me an idea to look for some wallpaper with a large print that I would like and put it up with clear plexi glass in front. Also the mirrored shell painting was awesome too. I really liked the fact that the walls were pastel colored and the decor was very nice also. If you are the artist I suspect you did the faux finish on the walls in the guest bath, loved that too. You had mentioned before about laying ceramic tile in the Living room, That would be nice, my brother rented a condo in the same building and they had ceramic tile in their LR.

Note: I am the artist and I was so happy to hear Linda liked my personal touches. Also, we have installed new porcelain tile in the living room. So pretty and easy to clean.
Oct 2012
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Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master Bath has double bowl vanity in large dressing area. Guest bath has large vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The most beautiful beaches in the USA right out your door.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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Great rates. Great View!
average rating of 4.5897436 based on 40 reviews
Hickory, North Carolina

Great. Very neat. Clean. Great view.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the condo. Very clean. Well kept. Excellent spot on the beach. Plenty of room for our family of 4. One of the best vacations we've ever had. WILL be going back. It was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wish to thank this guest for taking the time to post this lovely review. Can't wait to have this family back.
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ST Peters , MO


  • 5 of 5

Had a great vacation, condo was clean, had everything we needed and the view was great.

Mary reached out to me with information on events, sights and places to dine.

Will return again for future vacation!!

I have no real complaints but if I had complain about something I guess my only complaint would be that there are no screens on sliding glass doors but none of condos did as far as I could tell and I'm sure with their unpredictable weather at times they wouldn't last long.

Thanks Mary!!! Karen Besancenez

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wish to thank this renter for her nice review. She made me realize something I never thought of - we leave the sliding glass doors open sometimes and there are no bugs flying in. No flying insects at the beach😀�
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delightfully simple

  • 5 of 5

Our week on the beach was no worries and relaxing! Condo is right on the beach. Wake up every morning and you are just steps away from enjoyment. Condo has everything you need and then some. Clean! Just right for a family with 2 teenage boys! (queen beds in 2nd room awesome) Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad this family enjoyed their stay. Can't wait to have them back!
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We enjoyed our visit!! The views of the ocean were breathtaking! We will stay there again soon;)

  • 5 of 5

Had such a wonderful week staying at the Nautilus. The views of the ocean were incredible, the kids enjoyed the pool and the staff were friendly and helpful! We will be staying here again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy these renters had a good time and welcome them back anytime.
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Fantastic condo with great view

  • 5 of 5

This condo is very nice with great views of the ocean. Having the two beds in the second bedroom was great so we didn't have to use the couch. I loved that there was beach toys and chairs to use . Will definitely rebook this in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love reviews like this. Thank you.
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Great getaway spot

  • 4 of 5

Overall good experience. We spent countless hours on the balcony. Was able to see a few fireworks shows from the balcony as well as watch dolphins play in the water! We also enjoyed the area the Nautilus was located in, away from all the traffic. So nice having chairs & umbrellas waiting for us when we got down to the beach. Pool was great too. Only negative comments I have is that the condo was a little dingy (furniture walls & bedding had some stains) but it's a rental so it's understandable, we also had to buy toilet paper which was a little inconvenient & unexpected. Overall though it's a great place to spend a week in paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank this guest for her comments, but would like to clarify some statements. We take pride in our maintenance- the condo was just painted in February of this year, the upholstery was cleaned, and the bedding is less than 6 months old. We provide toilet paper in each bathroom with a spare role in each as well. We will discuss this guest's comments with our cleaning staff. Also, we do not wish this review to mislead anyone. It sounds like these guests had beach service. We do not provide beach service, however, we do provide beach chairs and an umbrella, as well as toys for the kids in the owner's closet on the balcony. There is a beach service available, for which you are supposed to pay the contractor.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
VPS (Valparaiso, FL)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Helen Back
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Old Bay Steamer
Nearest Beach
right out the door
Car: recommended

So much to see and do- Hundreds of restaurants, great shopping in malls or single stores, boating, scenic drives, Gulf Breeze zoo, parks, golf courses, and wildlife preserves. Of course - Beach, beach, beach!

Goods and services very close - quick shop across the parking lot, bars and restaurants down the road, convention center nearby, movies and shopping within 10 miles in both directions.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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