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Condo on Sugar White Sand of Okaloosa Island--entire complex newly renovated.

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Location: Emerald Isle, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, Florida Main North West, Florida North West, Florida, USA (Complex is right on the Beach- Nice view from front room and extra large balcony.)


Accommodations: Condominium, 1 bedroom + convertible sofa bed, 1.25 Baths (Sleeps 4)

------Newly Renovated/Inside and out------

This unit is cozy and private - with a nice side view of the Gulf and beach. Kitchen and bathroom extensively renovated in summer 2016. As the balcony picture shows, the view to the beach is at an angle where you can see the surf. Enjoy watching the sunrise or dining on your balcony with a view of the beach and Gulf. This spacious one bedroom condo is located on Okaloosa Island in a quaint condominium complex on the famous sugar white fine sand beaches of the Gulf. No high rises are allowed on the island, all buildings are limited to seven stories! The newly decorated beach side pool area and new pool deck is really great and it is just steps from the unit and beach. The beach is a few steps down from the pool from a new walkway. A private, lighted tennis court is on site too. 2 charcoal grills are located poolside. Daily beach service for 2 is provided March1, 2017 to October 31, 2017. More chairs are available in the condo. On site property management/maintenance is available should you need assistance.

The entire complex completed a multi-million dollar renovation in September 2016 and the interior was updated at the same time--all new tinted, sound deadening windows and doors, new paint, and window treatments.

This spacious beach condo has two entrances to the balcony, one from the bedroom and one from the living area. It has a fully-equipped kitchen w/new appliances and cabinets, one full bath with new fixtures. It has two entrances, one from the bedroom and one from the living area, separate private vanity area (1/4 bathroom)off of bedroom, living/dining room, and bar. Living room has new full size futon/sofa, 2 rocker/recliners, 32' flat screen HDTV, DVD/CD player and high speed internet modem (ethernet cable connection for privacy)or WiFi. The living area, dining area, kitchen, foyer and bath has ceramic tile floors. New carpet in bedroom. For dining, there is a table w/4 chairs, bar service area, plus patio set on extra large balcony w/4 chairs and table. Bedroom contains a queen-size bedroom suite, and TV with DVD/VCR, and recliner. This second floor unit is near an elevator for convenience. Your reserved parking (one regular sized vehicle) is near the elevator. The unit is conveniently located near a laundry facility on the same floor.

Okaloosa Island is a three-mile strip of beach between federally protected beaches. Just minutes to Destin, but without the crowds and traffic of Destin. Near eateries, golf, fresh seafood, famous deep sea fishing, shopping, and famous family attractions. Life guards are on the beach very near this complex for your safety. Relax and enjoy your vacation at Emerald Isle. You won’t be sorry! The beach is waiting for you!

****If you like to save money, avoid crowds and still enjoy the great Gulf coast weather and beautiful beaches, check out the non-peak months. Average high and low temperatures during the non-peaks months are:

January 61/37

February 65/40

March 71/46

April 78/51

September 88/66

October 80/54

November 72/46

December 64/39

******We also have a gorgeous newly renovated 2BR/2BA unit in the same complex. It directly faces the Gulf and overlooks the beachside pool. Check it out: VRBO #361613

Keywords: Condominium


More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About The Owner

We are a couple in our early sixties. We live in Tennessee and are semi-retired. The Mr. grew up in Key West and has always loved the ocean. The Mrs. grew up in Nashville and spent most childhood summers on these beaches. We both enjoy being on the beach, scuba diving, fishing, and cruising. One of our most favorite things is to just have a cup of coffee and watch the sunrise on the gulf.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2009

Why The Owner chose Fort Walton Beach

We chose this location because our families have been coming here for 40 years. Also important to choosing the Ft. Walton area was the fact we can drive here in about 8 hrs from Nashville. Ft. Walton has the same beautiful white sand of Destin and Panama City without the the crush of people and traffic of those areas. The traffic is quite reasonable and there are plenty of restaurants and shopping areas under 3 miles from our condo. And new for 2015 is the complimentary beach service.

What makes this condo unique

Ft. Walton is more quiet and relaxed than Destin and Panama City. The beaches are well maintained and groomed by the city daily. It's just a wonderful place to relax and unwind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

To Our Guests--Past and Future:

We both try very hard to do everything possible to make our guests feel welcome and at home in our "second home." We ask all of our guests to make suggestions or comments and we really do listen and react. We have someone local to take care of any maintenance issues and we are there ourselves at least bi-monthly to see what needs our attention, so we are very "hands-on." We recently gutted the bathroom and kitchen and replaced everything. We are always upgrading furniture, appliances and decor.

We are very proud we have received such positive reviews since we purchased this unit and began renting it in June of 2009. We are also grateful for our guests who stay with us, and return every year--some have started staying in our newer unit in the same complex since it's larger with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.


Joe and Melinda

Jun 2012
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Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.25 Second vanity in the dressing area with seat.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed in bedroom, living room futon converts to a double bed quite easily.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tennis Court Beach chairs and umbrella in a closet for you. Also a cooler and beach table. Some beach toys, board provided


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Condo on Sugar White Sand of Okaloosa Island--entire complex newly renovated.
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews

Unit 206

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet and very comfortable. Great lounging area with good TV and a mattress to die for. Highly recommend! Never knew how great the beach service was until now. I always lugged my own chairs to the beach before; never again.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome!! So glad they enjoyed it there. That's our #1 goal--a great vacation for our guests.
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Great stay for couples!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay for couples!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ready for Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The owners have thought of everything, from a well-equipped kitchen to the comfortable furniture. We enjoyed our 2 weeks in the condo, close to restaurants and grocery stores. Melinda was quick to respond to any emails I sent before our arrival. We had no concerns once we were settled in. The balcony view is from the side, but still a great view. It is a short walk through the pool area to the beach. I would highly recommend the condo to any couple wanting some relaxation and Florida sunshine!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy they enjoyed their vacation in our condo. We actually had the opportunity to meet them while we were there and they were a delightful couple. Thanks for being such great guests and their kind words about their stay in our condo.
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Best week ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absoultely amazing time here! The condo was very clean when we arrived! It was very nice! It was just a minute walk to the Beach! We loved that we could walk to the beach and back to condo for lunch! It is in a really good area, just minutes from town! We had everything we needed at th condo to cook breakfast or dinner. This coupl is so sweet and great to communicate with! We had the best vacation ever here! If you are looking for a great place to stay in the perfect location. This is it!! I will being go back here for sure! And wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great comments--looks like they will join a growing group of returning guests we have each season--which is wonderful.
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Wonderful week on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Emerald Isle and loved this 1 bedroom condo. The kitchen had everything we needed, all the appliances we used worked well. We ate breakfast and lunch and a couple of dinners in the condo to save a little money. The condo was very comfortable and convenient to our parking spot, the beach, the pool, the laundry room and the trash room. We never heard noise from the condos around us. Our 3 year old slept on the futon and had a fantastic week. We spent many hours on the beautiful beach (the beach service was great!) and at the pool. Everyone we met in the complex was extremely nice, our son had several new friends to play with at the pool. The condo was clean and was a wonderful home during our stay.

Melinda was great to work with and easy to contact while booking and with any questions. She provided all the information I needed and plenty I didn't think to ask about. The condo was clean and ready to go when we arrived. Having a code versus keeping track of a key while at the beach was great!

Our son loved the visit to the Gulfarium, which is just minutes from the condo! We also had a nice evening down in the area of the pier. We also walked out on to beach and got to watch the fireworks they shoot off from the pier on Wednesday nights during the summer. I would definitely recommend this condo to family and friends. It was a great place for us and we hope to return! The a/c worked great and the bed was comfortable. Only one thing could make it better for us and that's if the bed was king-sized, we are spoiled with one at home!

Thank you Melinda for all your help and for being so easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!! We can't ask for any better review than that--thanks so much. We love our guests and continue to have more and more return each year. Hope to have you stay with us again next year. We appreciate you so very much!
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is exactly where you need to be on your vacation. We had a blast being right on the beach and also extremely close to the various shops and restaurants of the area. The free beach service is awesome and keeps you from carrying so much out to the sand. Melinda has a gorgeous place with this one complete with up to date appliances and a very comfortable layout. Let me also say that she is also extremely helpful and kind in letting you know everything about the place. Melinda is an absolute dream to deal with. We couldn't imagine staying anywhere else on our future vacations. Don't miss your opportunity to experience this amazing place in style.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so very happy they had such a wonderful time and loved our condo so much. We look forward to hearing from them again for a future vacation!
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Complimentary daily beach set-up is provided from March 1 to October 31st. This includes a large umbrella and 2 reclining chairs--no need to haul that down to the beach any more. Extra chairs and an umbrella are in a condo closet for additional people or you can rent more from the beach service guy. Our condo is in Emerald Isle Club on Okaloosa Island and it's a very short drive to many attractions such as a zoo, outlets malls, water parks and the Gulfarium. It is very conveniently located near groceries and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring/Summer
May 1 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

For stays of 5 nights or more, the $80 cleaning fee is already included in the rate--for stays of 4 or less days, it is additional. All rates are subject to change at any time.

The $200 fully refundable security deposit must be paid to reserve the dates, then the balance is due 30 days prior to check-in. We accept checks unless it's a last minute reservation. Credit/debit card payments are accepted--all except Am. Express. I'll provide mailing address for checks or I'll need to call you to get credit card info then process the payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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