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Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

BREATHTAKING GULFRONT 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'. 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 soap,dish soap and dishwasher tablets; paper towels, toilet paper, and garbage bags are provided. 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!

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

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!

Pat Okenica purchased this condo in 2004

Why Pat Okenica chose Florida Main North West

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. It's a dream come true!

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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 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)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(92 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9891305 based on 101 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: Apr 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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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: Feb 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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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay-very clean and right on the beach! Beach service was a great added bonus!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for appreciating our special place. We love to host our guests who enjoy the simpler things of life! Hooe you will return again & again! Pat
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Okaloosa really IS a piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The location, amenities, and great vibe of this area really appealed to us. The condo was clean, very well-equipped, and the perfect place for a relaxing stay. Beach views are lovely, especially the sunsets. Pat supplied us with terrific information to help orient us to Okaloosa Island and the surrounding area, and her restaurant recommendations were spot-on. Five stars!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, I appreciate so much my guests who enjoy the simple things of life like we do. I am happy you enjoyed your stay and will return again soon!
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outstanding value

  • 5 of 5

nicely decorated perfectly located condo just seconds from the beach!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love my guests! I want everything to be perfect for you. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review letting others know you enjoyed your stay. Hurry Back!
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Best condo on the beach! Springfield, MO

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo with everything you need for your stay! Pat made us feel right at home. We will definitely be back next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to express your satisfaction with our special place in Paradise! We try and make sure our guests have all the comforts of home with a little "beachy" flavor! Till next time....See You at the Beach!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
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

Fort Walton Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 13 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay

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.

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