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2 King Beds, Beachfront, Direct Gulf View, Free Beach Service

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,284 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

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

The whole interior of this condo has been freshly painted with bright, beach-y colors…from the moment you walk in the door you will know that your vacation has begun!

If this condo is not available for your dates check the availability calendar for our Beach Escape condo located one floor below this one: VRBO Listing #232742.

EXPERIENCED VACATION RENTAL OWNERS – WHY WE BOUGHT THIS CONDO

Beachy Keen is our second vacation rental property. Our first is a condo located in the heart of Summit County, CO (VRBO 382), which we bought because of its amazing view of Lake Dillon and the Ten Mile mountain range. We knew that the location and view were what guests would love & why they would want to return again in the future.

For the same reasons why we love our CO condo, we fell in love with this unit in Dune Pointe. To begin, at 1284 square feet it was the largest 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom condo we saw in our extensive 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.

WHAT THIS CONDO HAS THAT MOST DO NOT: SPACIOUS BALCONY & MILLION $$ VIEW!

Just like our CO condo, the main reason why we bought our Dune Pointe unit was THE VIEW! We knew we could change almost everything inside the condo, but it was the view of the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico that sold us on the property. The large balcony has plenty of room to relax on lounge chairs and to also sit at the table and enjoy your morning coffee or meals “al fresco”. While relaxing on the balcony you can enjoy the sound of the waves’ constant dance towards the shore. (It didn’t hurt that during our property search the first time we viewed this unit we saw a pod of dolphins swimming and playing in the surf just off of the beach directly in front of the building!)

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 Beachy Keen 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

Inside the condo you will find all of the comforts and conveniences necessary to make your stay at Beachy Keen feel like home!

The master bedroom features a comfortable king-sized bed. You will find a 32” flat screen TV & DVD player in the armoire in this room and an iron & ironing board in the closet. The en-suite bathroom has 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 second bedroom also features a king-sized bed, making this condo perfect for couples traveling together. This bedroom also has a small TV & DVD player. Right next door you will find the second bathroom, which 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. Here you will find a queen-sized sleeper sofa, as well as other comfortable seating. A large (50”) flat screen smart TV and BlueRay DVD player are available in the living area for your entertainment.

The dining table seats six, and there are two barstools at the kitchen counter.

The kitchen features beautiful granite counters, brand new 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.

NEED MORE ROOM? CHECK OUT OUR NEW “BEACH ESCAPE” CONDO IN THE SAME BUILDING!

If Beachy Keen is not available for your dates or if you need more room check the availability calendar for our Beach Escape condo located one floor below this one: VRBO Listing #232742. We purchased this new condo on February 1, 2016.

Because of our extensive vacation rental property search in Destin & Okaloosa Island, we are confident that Beachy Keen is one of the most spacious units with the most excellent views around! The direct Gulf views and private beach access are the reasons why we know you will enjoy Beachy Keen as much as we do every time we visit!

Caution: We never advertise our property on Craigslist!

Keywords: Condominium, Beach, Ocean View, Direct Beach Access

More Details

Owner
Valerie
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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 our two beachfront condos in the warmer climate of Florida (VRBO 2462 & 232742)! Our fourth vacation rental (VRBO 1508) is a cute little cottage in Lynchburg, VA. We have loved sharing our homes with our guests over the years.

Valerie purchased this condo in 2014

Why Valerie chose Florida Main North West

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

Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1284 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Queen sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in Living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

2 King Beds, Beachfront, Direct Gulf View, Free Beach Service
average rating of 4.924528 based on 53 reviews
Harrison, OH
5

Relaxing beautiful comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

First let me say that the owner, Valerie is wonderful to work with. Very attentive and sweet! This place was truly the cleanest condo we've ever vacationed at. We go to the beach every year and usually somewhere different each year. This was the easiest transaction from start to finish! The condo is well stocked with all the kitchenware you need. The bedrooms were very warm and homey. The beds were soooo comfortable that I slept better than at home. The balcony offers a beautiful view of the beach, and we got to watch Dolphins frolicking daily. Plenty of seating on the balcony also. I would totally recommend this condo and if we ever choose to come to Ft Walton beach again, I would stay there. The only issue we had was the ocean was very green and mossy, as in soupy kind of moss, so we didn't spend anytime in it. You could walk down the beach and get into the clear ocean if you wanted. This is not a reflection on the owners or the condo, just happened to be that way during our stay. Also, you get an umbrella and two beach chairs for you stay. That was very convenient.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the awesome review! I really appreciate you taking the time to let others know how much you enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure to share our FL home with you. Please plan on coming again! :-)
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very good accommodations and convenient to everything

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean and so close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We felt very much at home at Beachy Keen. It was very comfortable and clean. The proximity to the beach was fabulous. The kids were able to go from beach to condo without fear of losing them. ;-) The beach was fabulous! It wasnt even overcrowded during Spring Break!! We had a fabulous stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is our second time staying in this condo and third time staying in Dune Pointe.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this specific property and the condo itself and will be back. The owners are very responsive. The condo is always quiet and my kids love it. The views are amazing.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Family Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home away from home! The condo was super cute and had everything you'd think of. Books, games, puzzles for rainy days. Beach chairs and umbrella for beach days, a convenient store within walking distance that had plenty of goods to choose from. The condos kitchen was full stocked with pots pans and any utensil you would need! The beds were super comfy with very nice clean linen. Bathrooms had great big fluffy white towels, super nice!! The views were wonderful and the pool was heated which was wonderful during spring break!! This is the perfect family vacation spot, not crowded at all, but very convenient to all Ft. Walton has to offer!! We will be back without a doubt!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful place with us, wonderful memories were made during our stay, making it truly priceless!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly reccommend!

  • 5 of 5

The was condo was very bright and cheery, but more importantly, it was very clean! Great views, right on the water. Unfortunately our stay happened to be during the cold spell in FL and really was unable to enjoy the outside. The evening temps of 25, was still better than the below zero temps in IA during that same period.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review, Karen. I hope you'll plan to come and stay with us again but in warmer weather next time! Regards, Valerie
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Map

Nearest Airport
10.8 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Car: necessary

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

Fort Walton Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
July 4, 2017 Holiday
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$2,000
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Late Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Summer 2018
May 19 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
July 4th Holiday 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Late Summer 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Autumn 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Winter 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
Holiday 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Damage Waiver Fee $59 + Tax
Beach Service (Included) $0
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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