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Bedrooms 1
Space 460 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Efficiency Studio condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Brand New Mattress (May 2017) Brand New Couch (Feb 2018)

Our Destin West studio condo has a first class view of both the beach and bay. Facing Destin, you can view 4 miles of undeveloped beach and see the beautiful skyline of Destin. What a view for the breathtaking sunrises. Okaloosa Island is a very family friendly vacation spot, which connects Destin to Fort Walton Beach.

Our soothing, colorful condo has a beachy and light cottage feel, with a touch of sophistication. You will smile with our cheerful colors that blend in with the aqua waters of the sea. Our efficiency studio condo is great for a getaway or a wonderful vacation for 4 here at Destin West, where you have access to amenities on both the beach side and the bayside.

The unit is located on the beach side, where you also have a private pool (heated during Winter) beneath the Villas. Be sure to watch the sun go down by the fishing pier and then walk to a beachside restaurant right out your door. Head to Howl at the Moon Comedy and Piano bar as you pass along different shops at the boardwalk. The Gulfarium is also within walking distance.

Our unit has a queen size bed and a queen sleeper sofa in an open floor plan (no door to the bedroom but wall separating the queen bed from the living room). There is a Flat Screen TV, DVD in the living area and in the master bedroom area. The bathroom has a big, relaxing deep set tub for a nice evening of soaking and relaxing. The bathroom also has a separate stand up shower. Except for the penthouse units, Villa 506 is one of only two condos with a 'small capacity all-in-one washer/dryer'. A big plus for stays over 3 nights!

There are MANY pools to choose from at Destin West. The bayside offers a 700 ft. lazy river, a 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 that feeds into the Lazy River. Parents love the safety of their toddlers playing in the water.

The beachside complex offers a 5000 sq. ft. pool, a splash garden for the kids, a kiddy pool, and a large hot tub. You will also have access to the large Ramada Inn pool that features a grotto pool with swim up bar!

A SKYWALK or bridge connecting the beachside complex to the bayside complex makes using all of the amenities at Destin West a breeze! 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.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Grace Ellis & Bill Tumlin
Member since: 2005
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018


Fort Walton Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 460 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Villa 506 is one of only 2 condos in the Villas with 'small capacity' washer/dryer available.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(96 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.7604165 based on 96 reviews

A very sweet and peaceful place to spend a weekend away.

  • 4 of 5

I had a very relaxing stay at this cheerful and cozy little condo. Nice proximity to the beach and a boardwalk area with fun seafood restaurants. Did not need to rent a car, as there was a well stocked Tom Thumb within walking distance for basic groceries. Sherry and Grace were very accommodating when I inquired about a late checkout due to bad weather cause of Hurricane Irma.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis

Fantastic Florida Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Villa 506 and had an absolutely amazing vacation. The condo has everything we needed! There is plenty of storage so we were able to fully unpack and feel like we were at home. We were able to make omelets for breakfast and sit out on the balcony while we watched the sun rise. We loved that there is not only a washer/dryer but also a dishwasher so no one was stuck doing a bunch of dishes on vacation. The soaker tub was a wonderful bonus to the lovely setting. Though certainly not a deal breaker and absolutely a personal opinion; our only drawback was that the mattress on the main bed is quite soft. I can definitely see some people loving that, but we did experience some back pain due to the lack of support. While it is absolutely possible that I missed that information in the room description or previous reviews, had I known about it at the time of booking, I may have chosen a different room.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a getaway, super clean , great location between the lazy river and the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Prompt and Great customer service

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jose, Thank you for your amazing review! Short and sweet and describes Destin West and our condo perfectly :) Thank you again for booking with us. We look forward to your return. Thanks, Grace/Bill
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Nice and coviememt location.

  • 4 of 5

1st, Grace was awesome to work with! 2nd, the location is perfect and the parking garage is a treat. Our only gripe, and we're not the first, is the sliding back door... "what a pain, so we did not use the balcony, which otherwise has a great view". If this gets fixed, it's a perfect little place!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Shannon, Thank you for your review and for booking with Shelley's Vacation Favorites. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback on the sliding glass door. We are working on finding a way to remedy this issue. We look forward to serving you again very soon! Thanks, Grace
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Monroe, La

Cute little condo for a small family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cute little condo! The pictures are very accurate of the condo and would say that it's even nicer in person. We enjoyed the key code to the room and glad we didn't have to keep up with a room key. There are plenty of pool options; we enjoyed walking over to the Bayside and using the lazy river and zero entry pool. It was a fun atmosphere with music playing!! The only negative thing I would say is that the charcoal grills on the gulf side are not in view of the pools and that the pool area could use more lighting at night. Overall we had a great trip and the condo was reasonably priced!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Nancy, Thank you for your awesome review of our condo. We agree that the condo is even nicer in person! Thank you for your feedback on the grills and lighting around the pools. I will be sure to let the bayside association know. Thanks again for booking with us and we look forward to serving you again soon! Thanks, Bill/Grace
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Great location and great value

  • 3 of 5

This one bedroom studio condo was located in a great area close to the beach on the Gulf and a short walk on the overhead walkway to the rest of the resort and the bay side. The owners/managers were attentive to the need to fix the balcony slider door which would not close and this was remedied in quick order. The pools were clean and refreshing and had adequate umbrella shade. The parking garage was conveniently located which made loading and unloading luggage easy. Elevators were great to have also. It was quiet i n our area as opposed to the Heron, Osprey and Pelican across the way. Overall a nice relaxing stay. Even though we did not spend a lot of time in the condo, it is in need of updating. The sleeper sofa was like sitting on the floor and we were glad we didn't need it. This suited our purposes for a short stay. Very nice location. Lots to do in Destin down the way.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Cathy, Thank you for your review and for your suggestion about the couch. We have purchased a new couch and it is on the way! We strive to make sure that our condos are updated and comfortable for all our guests. Thank you for booking with us! We look forward to serving you again soon. Thanks, Bill/Grace
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700 foot lazy river, 5,000 square feet pool and kiddy water playground, Gulfarium within walking distance


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Accidental Damage Waiver $49
Tax Rate 11.0%

We require a $300 down payment which is then applied to the rental balance. The balance is divided in half with the first 50% due 60 days prior to arrival and the second 50% due 14 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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