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Large Penthouse (2000 Sq Ft)-- Panoramic View of Gulf & Sound

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

One of Okaloosa Islands largest units, 2000 sq ft, with the best unobstructed view (corner unit) of the finest sugar sand beach on the Emerald Coast. This corner unit has windows facing south (the Gulf), the East (More Gulf), and the North (the Sound). The unit is located on the sixth floor (top floor) and has unobstructed view in all three directions. You can view the sunrise and the sunset from the Gulf Front Balcony.

Free high speed internet and cable TV! Large 50 inch TV in living room and TVs in two of the bedrooms. Fully equipped kitchen, dining room and breakfast bar. The master suite is equipped with a king bed and a private bath with a walk-in closet, double vanity sink, shower, and Jacuzzi Tub. The second bedroom suite has a queen bed and a private bathroom. The third bedroom has twin beds and a private bathroom. Living room has a pull-out sofa bed and the unit will sleep eight in comfort. You can bring an inflatable mattress to sleep a total of 10.

Heated Pool, lounge chairs, barbeque grill, pool side shower. The unit has a dune walkover to the beach with a shower.

Activities Within 2 Miles: Okaloosa Island Board Walk on Beach. Many Stores, Shops, Restaurants, Fishing Pier, and the World Famous Gulfarium with Daily dolphin shows. This is the staging area for the WORLD CLASS race boats and Poker Run area during race weeks. A huge Miniature Golf course. The annual Billy Bowlegs Festival. July 4th City fireworks can be viewed in comfort from the living room. Mardi Gras parade travels past front of unit.

Activities Within 9 Miles: Huge Go Cart Racing Arena & kids amusement park, Emerald Coast Science center, Museums, Harbor Walk Marina, Big Kahuna Water Park, Air Force Armament Museum, Putt Putt Golf, Municipal Golf Course and Shalimar Country Club. Boat tours, jetski & boat rentals, and parasailing are available.

Activities Within 15 Miles: Destin Commons, Silver sands Factory Outlet, The Nationally Known Village at Baytowne Warf, Top Area Golf Courses, & National TV-SEASIDE RESORT


Fudpuckers - Funky hot spot, Great food, game rooms,

Beach Walk Cafe - Water Front, fabulous menu, famous chef.

Pandoras Steak House - Steaks cooked over a Wood burning fire.

Pranzo's Italian Ristorante - Old family recipes served in a charming Italian environment.

The Crab Trap - Great Waterfront and outdoor dining, featuring fresh-daily seafood .

Floyds Shrimp House - Shrimp,great specialty reviews.

Howl at the moon - Famous piano bar.

Magnolia Grill - top notch dining.

Staff's Seafood - Delicious local catches.

AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar - Oceanfront tiki topped eatery and famous Bar- Club Bimini.

Old Bay Steamer-Great seafood

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Daniel Abshire
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Daniel Abshire

My wife and I love living on the water. We purchased this condo in 2001 and lived in it until 2009. We have built a home 40 miles away (also on the water) and decided to rent rather than sell so that we could use it a few times a year.

Daniel Abshire purchased this condo in 2001

Why Daniel Abshire chose Ft Walton Beach

We purchased this unit to live in and did live in it for seven years

What makes this condo unique

Great view! Beautiful Beach and sugar white sand


Ft Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Perfect location, gorgeous views, extremely comfortable and spacious condo!!

  • 5 of 5

Extremely spacious condo with huge balcony! Everything was perfect! Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chelsea, AL, USA

Best place we have ever stayed in Ft. Walton

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our time this past week at The Palms. Having 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms accommodated our family perfectly. Having coffee every morning on the beautiful spacious deck each morning was perfection. I also loved the convenience of the local Tom Thumb to pick up items we needed during the week. We have already told Daniel the owner that we will be booking next year's vacation again !

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this condo from booking to our departure. The owner is very nice to deal with and has prompt response times. We were very pleased with every aspect of this stay. The condo was very clean and well stocked. A major plus is the distance to the beach and the full size washer and dryer. We will be back! Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mary Esther

We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was outstanding! I searched long and hard before booking this unit and it paid off. The photos were exactly as we found it. No disappointments at all. I am happy that we found this unit and it will be our choice from now on when staying here every year. We were impressed with the decor, cleanliness, roominess, layout and just everything about it! I am ready to book for next year to ensure that this unit will be available. A big thanks to the owners for such a wonderful place to stay :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Texarkana, TX


  • 5 of 5

We have been staying on Okaloosa Island for 11 years and this condo is the best by far! The owner was helpful and very professional. The transaction was seamless. We arrived a little early for check in and the house keeper was gracious enough to rush and finish cleaning early. The comfort and beauty of the unit is far better than the pictures can portray! From the moment of arrival to our last minute there we were comfortable, happy and pampered. The furniture is comfortable. The beds are like our own. The decorations are impeccable. The space in the unit is tremendous! Never a cramped moment. We have stayed on the 6th floor at the Palms in the past, but this corner unit is by far superior. View is not surpassed! Comforts are unbeatable! The beach at the Palms is perfect! Never crowded! Personal parking space right next to the elevator. Clean sugar white sand and beach service is the cherry on top. This unit is our whole family's favorite! Almost unwilling to tell my friends in fear they will rent the unit on my vacation days. This is of course not true as I have already told all of my friends and family about this condo. We will stay again and every year if possible.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was large, clean and well furnished and had beautiful views. We liked the private internet access and were very pleased that we never heard anyone at any of the other condos (must be well sound proofed!). The pictures were accurate except that the patio furniture has been changed (instead of wicker furniture there is now just a table and 6 chair set). Everything about the condo was very comfortable. The only drawbacks to The Palms are the small pool and the extremely slow elevator. We usually just walked up and down the six flights each time.

We ate at Floyd's on the boardwalk one evening... $9.99 for all you can eat popcorn shrimp and fried fish. It was good. Our best meal was at Harry T's at Harbourwalk in Destin. Great food and fun waterside outdoor seating. This was our first stay on Okaloosa Island and we truly enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Butt BBQ
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Sealand Restaurant
Steak House
Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum
Synergy Organic Juice Bar and Cafe
Thai Spice
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The Tipsy Pig
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Fokker's Pub
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Lanie's Kitchen II
Filipino Restaurant
Seoul Garden Restaurant
Korean Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Bamboo's Jamacian Restaurant
Jamaican Restaurant
Giovanni's One89
Italian Restaurant
Props Brewery & Grill
Helen Back Cafe
Pizza Restaurant
Japan & China Taste
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Blue Collar Cafe
AJ's Oyster Shanty
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Panda China Buffet
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Ocean Buffet
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Bay Cafe French Restaurant
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Hightide Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar
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Old Bay Steamer
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Papa Joe's Hideaway
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Robinson's Cruse Thru
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Chicken in Basket
Soul Food Restaurant
Sabor A Mexico
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The Gulf
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The Parson's Son
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Fat Stacks
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Fusion Bistro
Thai Kitchen
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Tijuana Flats
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund