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Location Location Location ! Corner Condo W/ Oversized Balcony & Amazing Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beachfront Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our condo is OPEN, AIRY and BRIGHT! We have an end unit which has more windows bringing in more natural light plus the corner units have a larger balcony! Enjoy fabulous views of the powder white sand and blue and green water of the Gulf of Mexico while sitting at the kitchen table. SUMMER PLACE #501 located on Okaloosa Island offers BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE GULF!!

We love our vacation resort offering the best of both worlds - Fort Walton and Destin- voted #1 Beaches in America. On-site management and keys on site make check in so convenient. Fort Walton is a quintessential southern beach town with laid back charm and family friendly attractions.

Summer Place is minutes from Destin offering plenty of stimulation including terrific shopping at the largest outlet center and one of the top 10 golf towns in America. SummerPlace #501 is a PERFECT END UNIT WITH EXTRA WINDOWS(avoid the closed in feeling of the interior units) in a mid rise complex for those that want to get away from the congestion of large complexes, yet it is within walking distance on the beach to activities and excitement. THERE ARE PLENTY OF REPEAT CUSTOMERS THAT WOULD NOT STAY ANYWHERE ELSE!

Summer Place #501 is a PLATINUM RATED property on the 5th floor offering one of the largest balconies on the island. Enjoy the 9 foot ceilings throughout and all tile floors (no grubby wet carpet after a day at the beach or pool) There are TWO POOLS (one heated year-round),a huge deck area with plenty of lounge chairs, BBQ Area (including 2 having natural gas), HOT TUB and PRIVATE FITNESS CENTER facing the Gulf.

UPSCALE FURNISHINGS and Large Flat Screen Smart TV's in our condominium make the stay even more pleasurable. Kitchen IS COMPLETELY STOCKED and offers beautiful granite counters and large breakfast bar and new stainless appliances. WE PROVIDE DAILY BEACH SERVICE INCLUDING 2 BEACH CHAIRS AND AN UMBRELLA for each day of your stay with us (in season) !

The EMERALD COAST CONFERENCE CENTER is only a stroll away. Summer Place is also close to Eglin Air Force Base. There are several fantastic restaurants within walking distance.

Keywords: Condominium, Condo, Beach, Gulf

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017

About Barry

Barry and I have been married for 30 years. We have 5 grown children that love Summer Place! It is harder for us to leave every time we visit. We are Realtors in Mandeville, Louisiana with Gardner Realtors. We understand customer service is of upmost importance. We strive to keep our condo updated and tastefully decorated.

Barry purchased this condo in 2007

Why Barry chose Fort Walton Beach

We have being going to Florida pan handle for years. We wanted to purchase in an area with lots of character and charm. We did not want massive high rise buildings and Fort Walton has an ordinance restricting buildings higher than 6 floors. There is no congestion on streets, pools and beaches. You can walk to many attractions and restaurants. We also love Sally and the maintenance crew in the lobby in case you need immediate assistance

What makes this condo unique

We love our end unit which offers a much larger balcony. The end unit is quieter since you will not have anyone on one side of you. The end unit also offers more windows and light if you keep the blinds open. The condo is beautifully maintained and nicely decorated. All the mattresses are top of the line. The oversized sofa seats 7 plus 3 extra chairs for seating your large family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have a condo that has been in my family for years near SandDestin. I will never go anywhere other than Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Island for now on. It is a hidden paradise! The beaches are much nicer and larger. I love the unit we stayed in at SummerPlace #501. It was my second time staying in #501. The corner unit was great with the huge balcony. I loved the upscale decorating in the condo. It is a perfect location to walk to the Boardwalk with lots of beach excitement and come back to the condo that was laid back. Perfect Mix! You do not need a car..everything is within walking distance. I am planning MY NEXT TRIP ALREADY!
May 2010
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Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 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
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • 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 ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Top of the line mattress - sleep like a baby., Queen size Beds (1) New mattress, Double Beds (1) New mattress, Brand new Queen bed in 3rd bedroom replacing bunk.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Free Beach Service when in season including 2 chairs and umbrella, End Unit with extra windows and extra large balcony, Master Suite with private entrance to balcony, Professionally decorated, on site management and security,no carpet, TV's in every room, DVD's, WIFI and keyless entry. Immaculate!


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average rating of 4.814815 based on 29 reviews
Westfield, IN

Great price, clean, had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed here over our fall break. The condo was clean and had all the items we needed. Pleasantly surprised that in place of the bunk beds, we had 2 full beds. Great view, short walk to the pier, free chairs/umbrellas, and could go on and on! Couldn’t be happier. Memorable vacation! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Allison for the kind comments and we are very happy that you and your family had a wonderful family vacation. We do try to maintain our condo in top top condition year round. We too love our location directly on the beach. One day we plan to move into our condo and/or spend a few months there each year. Thank you again. Barry and Darlene
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Needs some TLC

  • 3 of 5

Although you could tell the owners did some surface upgrades and decorating this unit is in desperate need of some TLC. The unit is filthy. Not surface dirt that the cleaning crew missed but deep down grime that needs some special attention. The baseboards and inside the drawers were nasty. The tubs were stained and the shower curtain liners need to be replaced. The balcony needs to be pressure washed. There is a pile of old floats, umbrella and beach chairs piled up on the patio. The two chairs in the living area are filthy and need to be replaced. There was not one useable baking pan in the kitchen. I also wish that the description of the unit gave you a better picture of the view. It is a beachfront condo but, your view is very short due to buildings on each side blocking the view to either side. If your looking for a place to stay and aren't picky the price is one of the best I could find.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our condo and do appreciate the constructive feedback and comments. Each of these items have been addressed and corrected. I wish you had called me upon arrival or soon thereafter as I would have called the management company responsible for the cleaning and demand they return ASAP. I do pay for and have an annual 'deep cleaning' which is to make our condo spotless. This cleaning was performed in January 2017. Such a cleaning includes baseboards, pots and pans, all draws, ceiling fans, bathrooms, etc. Everything is to be cleaned. Also in January, new dishes, regular and wine glasses, needed pots and bedspreads were purchased. Although we have had no complaints in the past, our intent is to have our condo spotless for all renters. We have purchased and left on the balcony a couple of beach chairs in case our guests would like to use, which was a request we received a couple of years ago. It should be noted that we do provide (at our expense) Beach Service which consists of 2 beach chairs and 1 umbrella for each day our guests are staying with us, weather permitting and during the March through October annual season. Being an out of state owner, I do request all of our guests to call me if they have any questions with their stay. In addition, I also rely on the management company to do their job and properly clean the condo after each stay and to inform me of any needed repairs, touch ups, needed supplies, etc. In conclusion, I truly appreciate any and all feedback so I can continue to keep our condo in Tip-Top condition. Barry Gurievsky - owner
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Family Vacation/Dance Competition

  • 5 of 5

Loved the condo!!! The write up did not do it justice. The condo exceeded all of our expectations. Plenty of sitting in the family room. Great view from the balcony. Will definitely book this condo again if we come down next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Barry's condo was beautiful! The condo had everything we needed and was very convenient to shopping and restaurants. Barry was very helpful while before and after our stay. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall this place fulfilled all our needs.A+++++, 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

The owner Barry handle any problems that arose expeditiously. The kitchen was well quipped all though some of the Teflon pans should be replaced.

The unit overall was great! My family had a lovely time and enjoyed being directly on the beach. Summer place had 2 nice sized pools and 1 hot tub.

The outdoor balcony was very roomy and you didn't have the sun blazing on you in the morning or in the evening. We noticed other units had raised seating which would have been nice to have but what we had was fine. Plenty of seating in the condo, dining table sat 8 and the Livingroom easily sat 8 as well as the balcony. This location was perfect location only 10 min or less to Destin. A suggestion to Barry update condo photos on vrbo for your condo, this place is much nicer in person than photograghed.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We certainly try to keep our condo in excellent condition all year long. We just updated our condo a couple of months ago and forgot to upload new photos. We do love the extra seating at both the family room and breakfast room table. And most importantly, we are happy you enjoyed your vacation while staying in our condo. Plus our condo association has done a fabulous job in maintaing Summer Place year after year. Thank you again for staying with us in 501.
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  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome week of family fun. This condo has so much room and only steps from the beach. The 2 pools and large deck area allowed for a vacant seat at all times. I highly recommend this unit!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Walk on the beach to The Boardwalk with numerous volleyball nets, nightclub with live music, restaurants, shops, ice cream parlor, kids payground and arcade. Walk on beach or sidewalks to

Gulfarium and to fishing pier or take the shuttle to Destin for 50 cents.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. First payment is due 60 days prior to arrival with balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Spring, Summer and Fall rates are for Saturday to Saturday rentals.

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.