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Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5 comfortably)

BREATHTAKING GULF FRONT VIEW! ONLY 100 FT TO THE BEACH! NEWLY RENOVATED! Corner/End Unit offers straight on & westward views & a private entrance. No impersonal high rise buildings! From our balcony you can almost 'reach out & touch' the water. Comfortable and relaxing! Customers say it's the 'cleanest, beach condo they have ever stayed in' and 'the accommodations are fabulous, especially the ample supply of fresh linens'. *BEACH SERVICE OFFERED DURING PRIME SEASON. A vacation you will remember!

Enjoy the view & the amenities of our 3rd floor, end unit, gulf-front condo at Island Sands. AN END UNIT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR VIEW & PRIVACY!! (Check out our guest comments). A large picture window & 2 large sliding balcony doors provide a panoramic view of the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico & the pristine white sandy beaches of the Emerald Coast. Full bathroom provides a convenient tiled, step-in shower with seat, & comfort level sink & toilet.

In addition to the spectacular view, our 27 unit complex offers an in-ground swimming pool complete with lounge chairs and bathrooms, outdoor showers & BBQ grills. BEACH SERVICE IS INCLUDED FROM MARCH THRU OCT MONTHS) We provide (2) 'backpack style' beach chairs in our condo for your convenience during the Off Season.

Inside, we offer a fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, full size stack washer and dryer, and all the small appliances. The oak, high-back, swivel bar chairs make dining at the breakfast bar/eating area comfortable and convenient. The bedroom has a plush queen sized bed & plenty of closet & drawer space (two night stands, double dresser, chest of drawers, lingerie chest), private half-bath, flat screen TV and ceiling fan with lights.

NEWLY RENOVATED! Enjoy the living room viewing the beautiful Gulf of Mexico through the double six foot glass balcony doors (facing directly south) with a westward picture window. When your not at the beach or relaxing on our spacious balcony, you can watch your favorite sports teams, play one of our collection of DVD's on flat screen TV and listen to your favorite music on our IPOD/IPAD/Smart Phone wireless docking station.

We offer FREE Wireless Internet, all linens, including beach towels, liquid hand & body soap, dish soap, dishwasher tabs, starter supply of paper towels, toilet paper, and garbage bags.. You'll also find coffee filters and sugar and creamer packets.

Come enjoy our vacation home as your vacation home to take a walk along the seashore, swim in the Gulf, build a sandcastle, bask in the sun, splash in the pool, play a round of golf, go shopping, fishing, visit a museum, enjoy fine dining or casual restaurants or lay on the beach under a starlit sky... whatever your pleasure, you can find it here! NOTE: HomeAway/VRBO quotes are not always accurate. Contact Me Direct, 706*817*nine 3 one 4.

Keywords: Vacation Condo, Vacation Home, Gulf Front Condo, Beach Front Condo, Prime Gulf Front, Ocean Front Condo, Waterfront condo

More Details

Pat Okenica
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Pat Okenica

My husband, Ed & I currently live in Georgia and have been visiting this area for 35 years! We own and operate our own real estate firm at Lake Oconee, which is located 70 miles east of Atlanta, Ga. Old enough to retire, but not ready to give up the 'game'! We have the best of all and working on a beautiful 19,000 acre lake in Georgia & owning a special getaway place on Okaloosa Island! We manage it ourselves and it's always very clean and neat. And, of course, the view of the Gulf is like no other!! We would love to share it with you! Please give us a call sometime and we'll tell you all about it! DEAL DIRECT WITH ME AND SAVE THE TRAVELLER FEES ON OTHER SITES! JUST GIVE ME A CALL ANYTIME FOR AVAILABILITY AND RATE QUOTES. PAT 706-817-9314.

Pat Okenica purchased this condo in 2004

Why Pat Okenica chose Fort Walton Beach

Emerald green waters, pristine beaches, away from everything, but close driving distance to it all. Stunning sunset views. No impersonal high rise buildings! Need we say more?

What makes this condo unique

Small Complex, 27 units - 100 feet from the beach - Corner/end unit with it's own private entrance. Extra window in living area enhances the views and the brightness in the rooms, not to mention the view! Sitting on the balcony makes you feel like you could 'reach out and touch the water'. Dolphins playing and Pelicans swooping in for their 'catch of the day'. Convenient to shopping, restaurants & entertainment, yet away from the crowds & traffic of Destin. It's a dream come true! You can also DEAL DIRECT WITH ME AND SAVE THE TRAVELLER FEES ON OTHER SITES! JUST GIVE ME A CALL ANYTIME FOR AVAILABILITY AND RATE QUOTES. PAT *706#817nine 3 one 4.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Pat, I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful week we had at the beach in your condo.Your place truly does soothe my soul and brings me peace. You have a little slice of heaven here on earth.

That was our second time and I know there will be a third. It is decorated so cute and everything is so nice. It is a million times better than staying in any hotel!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Sep 2016
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Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Newly Renovated! Full bath with luxurious Tile Step-in Shower & convenient seat. Comfort style toilet & sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofas (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Awesome view of Gulf of Mexico from the Balcony, Living room and Kitchen, (4) Swivel & Comfortable back wooden chairs for dining at bar. Tall table & chairs on balcony for fabulous views of Gulf and Beach. Flat Screen Cable TV(2), DVD, Fully equipped kitchen, Full-size Washer & Dryer in condo, All linens including beach towels, plus Complimentary Beach Chairs to take to the beach, Boardwalk, Balcony, Swimming Pool with Lounge Chairs and restrooms, SMOKE-FREE/PET-FREE Environment, EVERYTHING YOU NEED, (except an elevator)


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average rating of 4.970297 based on 110 reviews

Little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a relaxing vacation and that is just what we got at Pat & Ed's condo. It was very quiet, the beach was not crowded and the view from the balcony was sheer paradise. The condo makes you feel instantly at home with beachy decor and pictures. I was surprised by the little things provided such as laundry soap and dishwasher detergent, certain spices in the cabinet, etc. I have always had to bring my own before and did this time just in case but was pleasantly surprised. Terrific local seafood. We got some great fried seafood at Stewby's in Ft. Walton Beach. If you want steamed, go to Gulf Coast Seafood market. Pick out what you want and they will steam it for you. It's much cheaper than going out and you get more plus you can take it back to your condo and eat with a view of the gulf! The Gulfarium was fantastic! I got in the gulf about chest deep one day and enjoyed the company of two sting rays! That was a thrilling experience. I swam with them on an excursion in the Cayman Islands but this was FREE right here in Florida outside the condo! We also saw dolphins several times from our balcony (mostly in the mornings). Thanks, Pat & Ed, for letting us experience Okaloosa Island at your home. Lovely memories. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure to host such wonderful guests who appreciate the simpler things in life. Happy to know you enjoyed all the special touches in "our" Island Sands Paradise! See You Next time At the Beach!
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Louisville KY

Great R&R!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I very much enjoyed a relaxing getaway the last week of February at this very comfortable clean condo. The weather was cool but sunny the entire time. The view is wonderful and the sunsets stunning! Lots of good restaurants within a mile or two. We definitely want to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2009
  • Stayed: February 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were the greatest! They enjoyed the sweet, simple surroundings as much as we do!
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Perfect! View from Pats Paradise is nothing short of incredible! Weather was 70 and sunny every day!

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, stunning views of the Emerald water from your balcony. Incredibly soft white sand, Seafood restaurants galore. All this along with ocean themed decor in every room! Perfect vacation.. Thanks Pat & Ed 🤗

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staying in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this beautiful condo. During this visit our parents stayed at a condo in a complex next to Island Sands. They liked our condo much better and they paid more than we did. You feel right at home and the views are breathtaking. The condo has everything you need for your stay. I will definitely be back next year. Thanks Pat for making our stay so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure to host your stay in Paradise! Really appreciate the positive comments, especially about the rental prices! I really try and stay as competitive as I possibly can and offer a reasonably priced property for the location. I also hope you enjoyed the newly added beach service. See You Next Time! Pat
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Greensboro Georgia

Cleanest & most inviting condo. Right on top of the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Condo is cheery and makes me smile every time we come to stay! Has everything you could imagine and more. The corner/end unit offers more privacy with the separate entrance. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean,condo well stocked, very comfortable, fantastic beach view,love the inside decor.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th year at Ms.Pats, we absolutely love it here, great beach access, close to Destin,the beach feel of the condo tops it all off .Everything you need to have a vacation in paradise is right here....looking forward to next year already.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
Old Bay Steamer
Helen Back Cafe
Indian Temple Mound Museum
The Crab Trap
Friendly service. Fresh fish. Lunch specials. Local Favorite. Not beachfront.
Anglers Beachside Grill
Publix Pharmacy
Publix Pharmacy
The Boardwalk - Okaloosa Island
Bay Cafe
Quaint place for lunch right on the intercoastal.
Santa Rosa Mall
The Black Pearl
Great service! Great Food! Great View! Check out Early Bird Specials (4-6).
Floyd's Shrimp House
All you can eat popcorn shrimp 4-6pm.
Fokker's Pub
Great Chicago style pizza! Wings are terrific! Friendly Pub like atmosphere. Large Screen TV...
Rick's Crab Trap
Caffe Italia One89
Lovely little restaurant & bar on the water.
Joe & Eddie's Restaurant
Excellent food & service! Breakfast & Lunch served. Like home cooking!
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Unique breakfasts & lunches served. A special treat!
Donut Hole
Good food! Good Service. Home Made Pies and of course Donuts!
Air Force Armament Museum
McGuire's Irish Pub
Everybody's favorite! Hamburgers to die for! Famous navy bean soup. Prime rib delish! Also ...
Harborwalk Village
Destin charter fishing boats here. Shopping and restaurants. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.
High Tide Lounge
Fresh Seafood! Oysters specialty. Only place to eat oysters!! Gumbo is outstanding!!
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wyndam Hotel, Asiago, AJ's, Old Bay Steamer
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulfarium, Restaurants & Fishing Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Welcome Center
Car: recommended

Private Onsite Swimming Pool, Water Park, Bowling, Gulfarium, Golf Courses, Destin Fishing Marina, State Parks


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change based on rental dates.

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.

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