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"Beach Escape": Beachfront, Million $$ Direct Gulf View, Free Beach Service!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,285 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to “Beach Escape”, our beachfront vacation rental condo on Okaloosa Island, FL with a direct Gulf view!

NOTE: During Spring Break (Mar 3, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018) and Summer (May 19, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018) we have a 7 night minimum requirement, arriving on Saturday and departing on Saturday. If you create a booking during these dates that does not arrive and depart on a Saturday we will be not be able to accept the booking. Thanks for your cooperation.

You’ll understand why we call this our “Escape” when you see the photos of this unit. The atmosphere of serenity and the quintessential beach cottage charm envelope you as soon as you enter the front door.

EXPERIENCED VACATION RENTAL OWNERS – WHY WE BOUGHT THIS CONDO

Besides our first vacation rental condo located in Summit County, CO (VRBO 382) Beach Escape is our second condo in the Dune Pointe building on Okaloosa Island, FL. (Our first, “Beachy Keen” is advertised on VRBO 2462 and is located one floor above this one and our third "Beach Bliss" is advertised on VRBO 1231801 and is located two floors above this one.) All of these condos have one thing in common: “Million $$ Views”!

We love the Dune Pointe Condominium building because at 1285 square feet the units are some of the most spacious that we found during our property search. There is plenty of room to spread out and relax without feeling cramped or on top of each other.

Additionally, Dune Pointe is a low-density building, with only 20 units. This means that our guests will have plenty of room on the private beach since they will be sharing it with just 19 other units, unlike most other condo buildings that have many more units.

DIRECT BEACHFRONT LOCATION – NO ROADS TO CROSS

Because of this building’s location (directly on the beach) our guests have access to the beach just a short walk over the dunes using the private walkway. You will not have to pack up your car to drive to a public beach access, nor carry your equipment, coolers, etc. across a road to the beach. As a service for our guests, your stay at Beach Escape includes a reservation for two beach chairs and one umbrella set up each day on the beach just for you (March 1 through October 31).

PERFECT FOR SMALL FAMILIES OR TWO COUPLES TRAVELING TOGETHER

Each spacious bedroom has plenty of room to unpack and settle in.

The master bedroom has a new king bed, a 39" flat screen TV & DVD player, roomy walk-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom with a jetted whirlpool tub for a relaxing soak after a long day in the sun! There is also a walk-in shower and a vanity with one sink in this bathroom.

The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed, a 32" flat screen TV & DVD player. The hall bathroom is located next to the 2nd bedroom and has a combination tub/shower and a vanity with one sink.

Quality linens, bedding and fluffy bath towels, hand towels and washcloths are provided for your use. (We do NOT provide beach towels, however. If you don’t want to pack your own you can buy inexpensive beach towels at one of the many beach stores in the area.) There is a hair dryer in each bathroom.

The spacious living area features extra-wide sliding doors that welcome the awesome Gulf view into the room. You will find comfortable seating in the living room, along with a 55" flat screen TV & DVD player. There is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room, suitable for 2 small children or one larger child/teen or adult.

The dining room table seats six people.

The kitchen features white quartz counters, stainless appliances and is stocked with dishes, glassware, flatware, pots & pans, coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave, refrigerator, stove/oven and dishwasher…. everything needed to please the chef in your family!

For your convenience there is a stackable washer/dryer in the utility closet. You will also find 2 Beach Chairs & a Boogie Board in this closet for your enjoyment during beach season.

DUNE POINTE BUILDING AMENITIES

The building has plenty of parking in front and also an elevator for the convenience of our guests. There is an area on the side of the building that has a charcoal barbecue grill that our guests can use when they wish to cook out. (Guests must provide their own charcoal for the grill.)

A beautiful, sparkling swimming pool is located in the back between the building and the beach. For those who don’t care to sit on the beach there are lounge chairs on the deck around the pool. Please play safely and supervise children at all times; there is not a lifeguard on duty at this pool.

There are restrooms available for our guests’ use in the pool area, which means you don’t have to go all of the way up to the condo to use the bathroom when enjoying the beach. When you are finally ready to go inside for the day you can rinse off all of the sand and salt water at the outdoor shower.

In the winter the swimming pool at Dune Pointe is heated to 80 degrees when the water temperature falls below that temperature EXCEPT when the air temperature falls below 45 degrees. The pool is not heated when the outside temperature is 45 degrees or colder.

If this condo is not available for your dates or if you need more room check the availability calendar for our other condos in the same building:

Beachy Keen (VRBO #2462)

Beach Bliss (VRBO #1231801)

􏰐􏰐􏰑􏰑􏰀ATTENTION IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN INSTANT/BOOKING ONLINE:

Please be sure to read our "House Rules" below before booking. After we receive your booking we will call you to answer any questions you might have about this property. We talk to all of our guests by phone. Your booking is not confirmed until we have had at least one phone conversation with you.

HOUSE RULES:

We would welcome your reservation if:

•You are over the age of 25 years & are willing to provide a copy of your valid ID

•You are willing to sign a copy of our rental agreement which will be emailed to you after your booking is confirmed

•You are not a smoker

•You do not want to bring a pet

•Your party does not consist of more than 6 people

CHECK-IN TIME: 4:00 PM

CHECK-OUT TIME: 10:00 AM

Caution: We never advertise our property on Craigslist!

More Details

Owner
Valerie
Member since: 1996
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Valerie

We are Redgie & Valerie and live in the beautiful state of Colorado! We love to travel and experience new adventures as often as possible. Valerie has been involved in the vacation rental industry since 2002 (a former employee/Manager at VRBO/Homeaway until she retired in 2013.)

We bought our first vacation rental property in Summit County, CO (VRBO 382) and now are happy to own three beachfront condos in the warmer climate of Florida (VRBO 2462, 232742 & 1231801)! Our fifth vacation rental (VRBO 1083701) is a home in Lynchburg, VA. We have loved sharing our homes with our guests over the years.

Valerie purchased this condo in 2016

Why Valerie chose Ft Walton Beach

We chose this property because of its location on the small, less-congested Okaloosa Island. We love that Dune Pointe is a small, low-density building (with just 20 units) which means more room on the private beach for owners and guests.

What makes this condo unique

The real reason we were drawn to this unit was the million $$ views of the beach and the Gulf from the balcony of our unit! Just like our CO mountain condo on the lake, we knew we could change everything about the condo except its location and view! We love relaxing on the balcony watching the dolphins play in the surf of the turquoise waters and listening to the sounds of the waves washing upon the sugar white sands on the beach!

Amenities

Ft Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1285 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Must be at least 25 years old to rent & be willing to provide a copy of your valid ID to the owner to verify your age
  • Must be willing to sign a copy of our rental agreement which will be emailed to you from our DocuSign account after your reservation is confirmed
  • Maximum Occupancy: 6 people
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen
  • There is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(36 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
5

Beautiful Condo, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 5 had a wonderful time at Dune 301. It is a lovely condo with every amenity; exactly as advertised. The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, dishes, and utensils. The linens were top quality with extra pillows and blankets. Beds were comfortable. The beach service is a great plus. We saw dolphins almost every day. We hope we can visit again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unit is exactly as depicted!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in Fort Walton Beach. Beach Escape is exactly as represented in photos. Beautiful and well equipped and right on the beach!

We had one minor issue getting the code to work and Valerie was immediately responsive and helpful. Fabulous owner to rent from and we would totally stay there again. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truely a beach escape

  • 5 of 5

Great condo. Facility well maintained and condo was clean. Owner very responsive in communicating and concerned that we enjoyed our stay. Great fantastic views, loved seeing the Dolphins playing in the ocean.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This condo was absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and did not want to leave. The condo is beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and had everything we needed to feel at home for the week. We loved the view from our balcony where we could watch the dolphins each morning. We loved the jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom. And the bed was so so comfortable. I have visited many beaches in Florida, including Pensacola, Daytona, St. Pete, Panama City, Jacksonville, Vero and Ft. Lauderdale. This beach in Fort Walton is by far my favorite. The ocean is absolutely gorgeous and the white sandy beaches are clean and cool on your feet. We got in the ocean and waded out quite a way and it was as clear as pool water. Destin is just down the road a few miles with tons of great places to eat and shop. We will definitely come back and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean and perfectly decorated property! Super close to the beach and very quiet area!

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely come again! Lovely condo that was beautifully decorated!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

My six year old grandson asked me if where we were staying was like heaven.

  • 5 of 5

This unit is absolutely beautiful. You will not be disappointed. It radiates calmness and relaxation. Beach is gorgeous and the condo is well stocked with everything you could possibly need. It is very clean and even more beautiful than the pictures. Loved it!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10.8 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport

In nearby Destin you will find attractions such as the Big Kahunas Water Park, Destin Fishing Museum, Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Go Carts and more!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Fee $59 + Tax
Beach Service (Included) $0
Cleaning Fee $115 + Tax

For some seasons, rent 6 nights & get the 7th FREE! (Spring Break, Summer & Holiday seasons excluded.)
Monthly rentals accepted only during the months of January & February.

Damage Waiver Fee is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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