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Spacious Penthouse-Private RoofTop HotTub-End Unit-Directly on WaterVIEWS Galore

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)


Our spacious and calming Penthouse has a view on top of the world! Come enjoy our relaxing condo with 2 porches to see all of Okaloosa Island, sailboats, and kite-boarders for miles and miles. Or have a romantic evening on the roof top garden patio with a huge hot tub that overlooks beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay.

LOCATION: We are conveniently located on Okaloosa Island. This island connects Destin to Fort Walton Beach. Our complex is very easy to get to and close to town; 1 mile from FWB, 4 miles from Destin.

CONDO ACCOMODATIONS: King Master, Queen Guest, 2 Singles Guest, Queen sleeper sofa. 2 Full Baths, Washer/Dryer, fully equipped kitchen.


700 ft. Lazy River..Private Heron building pool..2 large jacuzzi's

Seasonally heated waterfall pool....Gradual decline pool


5000 sq.ft. pool....Splash garden....Kiddy pool....Jacuzzi


4 Person Hot Tub on Roof....Large Roof Top Patio....Huge Covered Porch off Master and Living....Outside eating table/chairs for 6

Flat screen TV in Living and Master....Cable....Free Wireless Internet....Skywalk to beachside....Fitness Gym ....Charcoal grills....Picnic tables....Grassy play areas....Free inner-tubes for lazy river....Covered Parking


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, Outlet Malls, Snorkeling, Diving, Dolphin Cruises, Para-Sailing, Surfing, Kite-Boarding, Miniature Golf, Water Parks.

Our Penthouse offers the perfect family vacation with so many pools, beaches, and water sport amenities or the most memorable romantic honeymoon getaway with long walks on the sugar-white sands of our beaches! You will be coming back for more. With the View, Hot Tub, Porches, Pools, Beaches, and Amenities, you can enjoy an exceptional vacation for years to come.

My husband and I lived at Destin West Bayside for 2 years and absolutely loved every minute of it! We are both from the Destin/Pensacola area. Feel free to call and ask me any questions about the complex or area. When you rent from me, I will email you a list of “my favorites” to ensure you have a great vacation.

I look forward to sharing our special place with you!

Leave me a comment or tell me about a place that's YOUR favorite!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager


Thanks, once again, for allowing us to stay in both of your condos. They were both very nice and the penthouse was unbelievable! We got to meet some nice people while staying there and it was truely a memorable time. I'll be sure to hit you up in the future if another occasion such as this past one presents itself. I'll never turn down a discount, lol!


Mar 2010
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Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spacious Penthouse-Private RoofTop HotTub-End Unit-Directly on WaterVIEWS Galore
average rating of 4.897059 based on 69 reviews

Great place to stay!!!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jill, I am so glad! Please come back anytime! Sincerely, Shelley
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It was just ok for.what you pay per week

  • 3 of 5

Even though it says keep sliding doors shut to keep cool, which we did the front master bedroom stayed warm and after 2nd day the tub in master suite had no hot water. Also the beaches are a very good walk away and had dead fish everywhere.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about your vacation and hate that I didn’t know about your temperature issues. If I had known, I could have helped remedy your situation in what were ultimately quick fixes. In our final email sent to all guests, there are directions about our TWO thermostats in the condo. I also have framed notes above each thermostat in the condo to help you easily manage your temperature to meet your comfort level. We also have an extra fan we keep in the master bedroom closet and the overhead fan for more /airflow. As far as the tub running out of hot water, usually when many people are taking showers, that happens. You have to wait to let the water heat up again. If the showers had hot water, then the tub would have too as the water comes from the same water heater. Lastly, I wish I could control the tides in the gulf as well as the weather and guarantee clear water and sunny skies for every guest every day. But there are seasons we have jellyfish, seaweed, tropical storms, etc... and it is disappointing on your vacation to experience any one of these. I was also down at the beach the week you vacationed and only saw a few small fish. That's usually due to low oxygen in the water. It happens about once a year. For the future, please notify the owner of any issues you have so that they can help remedy the situation. I know when you texted me about not being able to turn on the hot tub, I was able to immediatly contact my hot tub caretaker and have him come over and help you to get it turned on. We are here to help! :) Sincerely, Shelley
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Home away from home

  • 4 of 5

The unit was nice and spacious. No odors or musty smells, which are important, I have been to this area for manys years, but have never stayed on bayside,enjoyed it very much, but would have liked to have walk out on to beach instead of dock, but did find park down on bayside that was nice.The check in was different than what we were use too, most places in by 2, but it was after 4,which I felt we lost nearly a day. I have one complaint, which I reported to Shelly that a strap was broke on hot tub and two sides of jets werent working,she said that she would contact guy, but he didnt come, also a step to get into tub would be helpful. We would definitely would like to come back again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Donna, I am glad there were no smells in our condo. That is important! Yes, this is a bayside condo and not beachside. I try to make that very clear in my pictures and write-up so that guests are not surprised. It has it's unique qualities and being at Destin West you do get the best of both worlds. Thank you for the suggestion of the steps to get into the hot tub. I take it for granted that I can jump in. I did schedule my hot tub maintenance man to check the jets. He has been working for me for a very long time and is very dependable. I am sorry if somehow that got overlooked as that is unusual for him. But thank you for letting me know. I am glad to hear you would like to return! I hope so. We also have beachside condos if you would like to try that next year. Thanks again! Shelley
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  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect! It was close to everything but yet had a perfect quiet get away feel!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad to have you Brandy. I am so glad you are already coming again next year!! We will see you next year! Thanks! Shelley
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in the Fl Panhandle. The condo was beyond perfect, exactly as the pictures show, but better! It was clean, very well stocked, and had more than enough space for our family! The views of the Bay were breathtaking...a lot of coffee drank in the mornings overlooking the water. For families with very young kids, it IS a 10 minute walk to the beach, but the walking paths and elevators made it seem quicker. I do recommend a rolling beach cart, for the walk, and LOTS of sunscreen. Loved walking up the beach to Anglers for breakfast, and fishing off of the Okaloosa Pier! The hot tub was perfect for the evenings, and the penthouse patio was a great feature for the early mornings and evenings when the sun went down. Shelley was super easy to reach, and the entire rental, arrival/departure couldn't have been more simple. Thanks for an amazing trip- ready to book next years!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Robin, Thanks so much for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed our beautiful area so much! Yes, little kids can slow you down on your way to the beach. I wish I had known and I could have shared my tip from when my son was a toddler too. You CAN just load up in your mini van, drive right across the street to the beachside round-about, & have the hubby drop you and the beach stuff off at the beach access and park in the beachside parking garage. That was much easier when my sister's kids and mine were little and it was hard walking with them and all of our beach gear. But thanks for the honest tip for future guests. We do also have beachside condos to rent if that is easier for you next time! Either way, I hope to have you again sometime! Thanks again, Shelley
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Excellent place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the condo very much! It had plenty of room for 5 people and was in good shape. The Jacuzzi on the roof added a nice touch for watching the sunrise and sunset and having a great view of the bay. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Danielle, Thank you for choosing our penthouse for your vacation. I am so glad that you had a great time and would come back again. I hope you do! Sincerely, Shelley :)
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

VRBO now charges guests a Service Fee up front which is a percentage of the weekly rate.
I can then set you up with a payment plan as such if you notify me:
1. 1st half of total due 60 days prior to rental date.
2. 2nd/last half of total due 14 days prior to rental date.
If you press "Book Now", VRBO sets up their own payment plan.
1. A percentage up front.
2. Total due 60 days prior to rental date.
We charge a $250 refundable deposit which is included in the final payment. Most tenants get this back at the end of their stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund