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Beachfront, 5th Fl.; Beautiful Views; Discounts Available

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

**DISCOUNTS/SPECIALS ON 2017 DATES** - **must be booked through owner**

**Secure High-speed WIRELESS INTERNET**



If you are looking for a spacious, tastefully-decorated beachfront setting to experience beautiful Okaloosa Island, look no further.

This 2 bedroom 2 bath non-smoking 5th floor condo is located directly on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and offers over 1,450 square feet of easy vacation living. One of the largest two bedrooms on the Island, our condo easily sleeps up to 7 guests. The 30 foot private balcony provides marvelous views of the pristine emerald coast. Watch the dolphins right from your balcony.

Our condo offers all the conveniences of home - and then some. New modern tile was placed in the entire condo in 2013. In addition to the BRs and baths, the condo contains a full kitchen, dining room, and laundry room. Including the breakfast bar, there is dinner seating for 10. The kitchen's updated appliances make you feel at home. The full size washer and dryer make laundry a breeze.

The living room and master bedroom have patio doors leading to the private balcony overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. This condo offers a king-sized bed in the master bedroom, 2 full beds in the guest bedroom and a single sleeper fold-out in the living room. The guest bedroom also has its own full bath and privacy door separating it from the main part of the condo. Special amenities include 3 FLAT SCREEN TVs, 2 VCR's/DVD players, Ipod-compatible stereo, video and book libraries, hi-speed WIRELESS internet and children's beach toys.

RECENT CONDO UPGRADES: To make sure your vacation property has only the finest accommodations, check out the recent upgrades we made to our condo:

* NEW KITCHEN - Designer cabinets, floor and Livingstone solid surface countertop;


* FLAT SCREEN TVs in living room and BRs;

* Secure high-speed WIRELESS INTERNET;

* Marble shower/sink in master bath;

* Comfortable leather reclining sectional sofa;

* Master/guest BRs totally remodeled;

* Sealy Posturpedic mattresses and box springs in master/guest BRs;

* New balcony furniture.

The property also provides an outside pool (heated) , kiddie pool, tennis court, direct beach access, elevators and open parking. There are many nearby attractions and conveniences including boardwalk and fishing pier, numerous boating and water sports, golf, the Gulfarium (dolphin/marine show), miniature golf, shopping, restaurants, night life and museums. Also, the city of Destin is just a short drive away.

GUEST AMENITIES: Our guests enjoy the following amenities package at no additional cost: 2 beach chairs and an umbrella; unlimited DVDs; dolphin cruise (1 adult tkt); 1 round of free golf (including 1/2 cart fee) for each paid night's stay; and a local snorkeling adventure


Loved the condo/view; awesome amenities; well stocked. We'll be back. Renter fr. TN (Jul 2016)

Thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. We loved the view and can't wait to come back. Renters fr. TN (Jul 2016)

Our vacation was great. Renters fr. TN (Jun 2016)

One word to describe! Awesome. As soon as you walk in the door, the view takes your breath away. Great balcony! Nice furniture inside and on balcony. Beach chairs set up everyday you are there. Free DVD movies. . . You will spend most of your time on the huge balcony or on the beach. Bedroom had awesome view also. You see the great photos posted - it is much better in person. . . We'll be staying again. Fair price, great location, great views! Do not pass this one up. You will not be disappointed! Renters fr OH (Apr 2016)

This is a very well equipped condo. It has plenty of cooking utensils,glasses,and silverware. The beds were very comfortable, probably the best I have slept on in any condo. . . . The chairs/umbrella on the beach was a good perk. Renters fr. TN (Oct 2015)

I always stay here when coming to FL. It's my home away from home. Renter fr. MD (Sep 2015)

Condo number 502 was a pleasure to stay in. We loved the view and we had a great time. We will definitely be back! Renter from MS (Aug 2015)

Wonderful place for family! We have returned again and ready to go back! Clean and affordable! Renters fr. KY (Aug 2015)

We loved our condo! It was clean & decorated with a beachy feel. It was located right beside the beach. Our bedroom was amazing! The bedroom with a king size bed overlooked the beach with ceiling to floor patio doors leading out to a great balcony. We even seen dolphins early in morning while drinking our coffee on balcony! The condo was very well furnished with everything you need. Overall we had a great vacation! Renters fr. MO (Jun 2015)

Wonderful vacation with my husband and our 4 children. It was right on the beach, beautiful, relaxing, and memorable. My family loved it and can't wait to go back! Renters fr. AL (Apr 2015)

The best Condo I have stayed at and the View is wonderful. Renter fr. IN (Sep 2014)

. . . your Condo is beautiful and the view is wonderful !! I had the best time :) If you ever want to sell it, please, let me know. . . (Sep 2014)

Very nice view. Clean condo. Relax and convenient location. Will return. Renters fr. TX (Aug 2014)

The condo was clean and well stocked. We enjoyed the view, the beach chairs and the balcony. Fort Walton was a great beach to visit. (Jul 2014)

You couldn't have asked for a better unit. Bigger than I expected great experience . . . Thanks for a great week. Renters fr. TN (Jun 2014)

Our stay was one of the best we have enjoyed over the past 5 or 6 years. . . Thank you for the wonderful time, we enjoyed every day. Renters fr. TN (May 2014)

Our week . . . was the most relaxing vacation we have experienced in years. The beach is absolutely wonderful. . . We have stayed in many VRBO condos, but this is by far the best. We loved watching the dolphins each morning . . . on the balcony. . . We are so looking forward to going back. Renters fr. OH (Oct. 2013)

A very nice stay! Clean. All was as promised. The Dolphin Tour was fun. Renters fr. NC (Aug. 2013)

We had an awesome stay at your condo. So much fun in the sun! (Jul. 2013)

Once again we LOVED you condo! Thank you for sharing! We'll be back next year. (Jun. 2013)

Thank you for providing everything one might need while here! You have very good taste in providing a relaxing atmosphere for someone who needed a vacation. Loved it here. Renters fr. LA (May 2013)

We really had a wonderful time. Your condo is awesome. We will most definitely be back. The view was awesome and all the space, decor and everything was nice. (May 2013)

We had an amazing vacation at your condo. The view is fantastic, and listening to the ocean is so relaxing. . . You had everything we needed. Sad to leave and hope to return in the future. Thanks again for a wonderful stay. Renters fr. MI (Mar-Apr 2013)

Enjoyed our time at this unit very much, would love to come back sometime. The view was fantastic, loved the beach and the water. The movie rental was a nice amenity as were the Dolphin cruises. . .This is a beautiful unit and it was a very comfortable, relaxing stay. Renters fr. WI (Sept. 2012)

We have been vacationing in Ft. Walton Beach for 22 years and this is one of the nicest trips we’ve had here. The condo surpassed all our needs for cleanliness, spaciousness, and nice decor. We really liked having the beach service included. We also really enjoyed the balcony furnishings ... We will definitely see about renting your condo in the future. P.S. The bed in the master bedroom is the most comfortable I’ve ever slept in away from home and the weather this week was perfect. Renters fr. KY (Sept. 2012)

Had a great time. Weather was fantastic. Loved seeing the dolphins. (Sept. 2012)

This was my family's first time to the beach and doing the whole rental thing and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The condo was absolutely amazing! We will definitely be doing this again. Renters fr. AK (Jul. 2012)

The kitchen was better equipped than most home kitchens. The view from the balcony was wonderful. . . I would recommend this unit to anyone. Renters fr. AK (Jun. 2012)

We enjoyed our vacation at your condo! Everything we needed was right here! Our children had a great time playing on the beach, swimming, & on the tennis court. We hate to leave, but are already looking forward to coming back to your condo next summer. (Jun. 2012)

Went out to walk the beach, & low & behold, we almost tripped over a Sea Turtle! It was great! We had so much fun! Renters fr. KY (May 2012)

... the best words to sum up our stay...wonderful and fabulous! The condo was so nice and comfortable. The kitchen was furnished GREAT! Such a treat to be able to cook and have what you need! The beds and furnishings were great too! Love the new TV's and beds and kitchen! We would definitely recommend this unit and condo! We hope to return very soon! LOVE IT! Renters fr. KY (Apr. 2012)

Thank you so much for allowing us to make wonderful memories in your beautiful condo. Had tons of fun! Loved all the supplies. We used the kitchen A LOT! Floors are soaked with tears from laughter. (Mar. 2012)

... I wanted to find a perfect condo. I could not have found a better one! This place was big enough for our family and my parents and brother. The kitchen was so well stocked, the extras were so nice. Definitely stands out from others. . . (Aug. 2011)

... We have stayed in a couple of different area condos and this has by far been our favorite. We had a wonderful time! Renters from GA (Jul. 2011)

... We love your home - it was our perfect escape to come home to each day. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful condo!!! Renters fr. MI (Apr 2011)

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About The Owner

Paul and Laurie Stehura live in Columbus, Ohio and have owned SurfDweller Unit 502 since 2005. They love to travel and have been coming to the SurfDweller on Okaloosa Island with their family since 1994.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose Fort Walton Beach

Of course, most people come to Okaloosa Island for the beautiful white sandy beaches and emerald water. In our many travels (including the Caribbean, Hawaii and Southern France), we have not seen a prettier beach. There are plenty of nearby golf, shopping and social activities, or you can just read a book or do nothing as you enjoy the wonderful beach and the Gulf of Mexico.

What makes this condo unique

Our 5th Floor unit is right on the beach. Our 30 foot private balcony gives renters a spectacular view of the beach and Gulf any time of day. Also, as our unit is the largest 2BR unit on Okaloosa Island, you will have plenty of room to stretch out. Finally, our kitchen is second to none as far as being stocked with more than ample cookware, dishes, wine/soft-drink glasses to prepare and enjoy any culinary feast that you can imagine. We strive to have people want for nothing as they enjoy their time on Okaloosa Island. Many of our renters return year after year to our unit.


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Pull-out single sleeper (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The following amenities come with this property at no extra charge: 1) an umbrella and 2 beach chairs; 2) one free ticket for a dolphin cruise; 3) unlimited DVDs; and 4) a FREE 18 holes of golf at Shalimar Pointe Golf Club and 1/2 a riding cart for each night rented.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Tipp City, Ohio

Better than pictures

  • 5 of 5

My family of six recently stayed here. What a pleasant surprise at how big this condo really was. The view was amazing. We saw dolphins every morning swimming righ by. Our only disappointment was when we arrived the condo had not been cleaned. We called the rental agency and they sent someone right over. They even refunded us our cleaning fee so really not a complaint just an inconvience after a long car ride. We would definetely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartland WI

Wonderful time at the Emerald Coast

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and two adult daughters stayed last week at this beautiful condo at the Surf Dweller. The weather was fantastic and the beach was wonderful. The condo is beautiful and very comfortable, everything we needed was available. Loved having the beach chairs set up each morning. We would love to come back again in the future. I highly recommend this for a nice place to stay with lots of fun activities available in the area. We went to Pensacola Beach and took a ride on the new 360 Observation Wheel, and took a couple fun dolphin cruises. Dophins also swam out in front of the condo so we could see them from the balcony.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Illinois

Great place for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this condo! This was our first time using VRBO, and the owner was great to deal with. The condo was spotless, the beds were incredibly comfortable, and we found that it was nicer than the pictures show. We have 3 boys, ages 8, 5, and 1. They loved playing on the beach, and were so impressed that they had their own TV in their bedroom. The kitchen was well stocked, so we took advantage of it by buying some fresh seafood. This whole setup was perfect for us. We're sold on renting condos instead of hotel rooms from here on, and if we ever go back to the Destin area, we already know we'll be staying at this one again. The only issue we had was we wished there was more online reviews for this place, so even though it took us a while, we wanted to make sure we got our review posted here!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Excellent Vacation...

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were seeking a great place on the beach to relax and recuperate. SD502 was a perfect pick! The condo was comfortable, complete with all of the amenities we needed. It was so nice to be able to cook in the condo and enjoy the meal out on the patio with the soundtrack of the ocean playing in the background. The included beach chairs and umbrellas were a great addition! The beach was very clean and not overly crowded. The owners were easy to work with and courteous. If you and yours are looking for a great place to take a relaxing vacation, look no further than SD502.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vernon, AL

Very Nice Condo

  • 5 of 5

Very nice condo at a very reasonable price. Beach chairs were a very nice amenity. Quiet area but close to many restaurants. Owner was easy to work with answering my many emails with questions. We got locked out of our condo after hours and the owner was quick to respond to our to messages.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPN)
Nearest Beach
Right outside our condo
Nearest Point of Interest
Fishing Pier/Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Bay Steamer Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Fudpuckers on the Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Airport/Air Force Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Super Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Marler Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Kahuna's Water Park
Nearest Point of Interest
McQuire's Irish Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Sands Factory Stores

On-site tennis court; adult and kids' pool.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $105 + Tax
Booking $35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $39
Tax Rate 11.0%

Renters pay a 15% deposit of total amount due to reserve requested dates. Remaining balance due in full 30 days prior to arrival. All payments made to owner's management company located in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.