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Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

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 side, picture window & 2 large sliding balcony doors provide a panoramic view of the clear aqua 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. We provide (2) 'backpack style' beach chairs in our condo for your convenience, or you can rent chairs & umbrella from the friendly beach service right in front of our condo.

Inside, we offer a fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, icemaker, 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 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 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. 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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(88 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9886365 based on 97 reviews
United States

quiet, beautiful, clean, and fun

  • 5 of 5

This is the quintessential beach vacation! It feels like a beach cottage, not at all like staying in the bigger condos. The view from the balcony is gorgeous, an unobstructed view of the sand and water, and all you hear is the waves crashing. There is a nice breeze. The pool is kept really nice - not overly chlorinated probably because it's not constantly crowded with people. The condo has all the amenities you need, a full kitchen, and a comfortable bed. Decorations are beachy and cute.

I loved staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me so happy when my guests are happy and comfortable with the surroundings. We love to share "our" special place with folks that appreciate the simpler pleasures of life like we do! Hope you can return again soon! Pat
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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: 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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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
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guest from Hopkinsville, KY

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at the condo. The view from the balcony was wonderful. We could see the sun rise and set each day from the balcony. We couldn't have asked for better weather. The condo was so prettily decorated, clean and abundantly supplied with towels, tissues, etc. Wished for an elevator, but we needed the exercise and by the end of our stay, could climb the stairs quite well. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Hope we can go back next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You soo much for taking the time to post a review. It means so much to us to be able to share our "little slice of heaven" with people who enjoy the simpler things of life like we do! We feel our location and the relaxed experience of Okaloosa Island, brings people back year after year! Thank You! Pat
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The best on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this condo 6 times and it continues to draw us back for another visit. Pat just does a remarkable job at making the condo feel like home. The view from the balcony is so fantastic that you can sit and enjoy the beach from there if you prefer not to get sand in your toes. Total relaxation. Thanks again Pat. We will definitely be booking again next year. You are the best!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to let other beach lovers know what your amazing experience was at our Island Sands condo. It's important to us that our guests are completely at home! See You at the Beach! Pat
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Just another day in paradise..

  • 5 of 5

This is our last day of this vacation, we are relaxing on the balcony which has the most spectacular view of the Gulf....the condo is only a few feet from the beach. I highly recommend this unit to everyone..this is our third time in the complex, second in this particular unit. It is by far the cleanest, and you can not find a better owner to deal with, Pat is wonderful and treats you like an old friend and goes out of her way to make you comfortable..the condo has everything you could possibly need. She has updated a lot since my last visit and the condo looks great!! It is definetly my favorite place t stay

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 29 2016 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • 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 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofas (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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