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The Beach is your back yard!

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, with Sleeper Sofa (Sleeps 4-6)

Escape to the beach and enjoy vacationing in our charming condo along the Emerald Coast of the Florida Panhandle. Watch the surf and seagulls from your balcony overlooking the sparkling blue/green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Located toward the West End of Okaloosa Island, in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida Vista Del Mar is close to miles of natural beach preserved and undeveloped. In addition to this incredible location and breathtaking views, our vacation rental is nicely furnished offering a simple, yet quaint, retreat to the beach. Visitors love the simplicity and being in a smaller complex like ours, away from the crowds in high-rises.

Enjoy easy beach access from our second floor accommodation, and the panoramic view of the white-sand beaches.

When you are not on the beach, here are a few other things that might interest you...

Main Street in Ft. Walton Beach offers unique shopping and dining along the main strip of Ft. Walton. The Gulfarium is a great way to spend part of your day. The dolphin shows are almost continuous & you can also visit all sorts of marine life such as seals, sea lions, sharks, alligators, penguins and more. One of our favorite things to do is going parasailing. Okaloosa Island offers this service, and is a favorite destination for parasailors. The views are wonderful & the ride is exhilarating. Visit the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, which is visible from our condominium unit. The pier is 1262 ft long and has an octagon at the end so everyone has plenty of room to fish. If you are not in to fishing you can enjoy wonderful sunsets at the pier and also get a chance to see dolphins. If you didn't bring your rod & reel, don't worry, you may rent one there.

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More Details

Cindy H Ferrario
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Remember to leave all keys and remotes. Lost key charge is $25; lost remotes is $50.
  • Remember to pack all belongings before your departure. In the event you forget something I can ship to you for a $25 fee plus shipping and handling.
  • If you enjoyed your stay, please register your comments in my guestbook and/or on VRBO/Homeaway reviews.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed in master bedroom, twin beds in guest bedroom and queen size sofa sleeper.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free, one set of umbrella and chairs (2) provided by our beach service.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Memphis, TN

Happy Place

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful condo is our "happy place" for vacation. View is spectacular, condo is wonderful and Cindy is a gracious and caring owner who cares for those who stay in her beach home. As always, Cindy, thank you for making our vacation a super experience. After staying in your unit for the past 6-7 years, we anticipate staying year after year for many years to come! Luv........B & B - Memphis

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville girl

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo just a few steps to the beach. Family friendly, including for the fur babies. Fun , funky relaxing decor. Well stocked with cookware and everything you may want to prepare a meal, should you want to. Cindy, thank you for sharing your home. We sure appreciate you.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Very BEST of Vista Del Mar!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I left Cindy's unit at Vista Del Mar today after 2 delightful weeks. We are very familiar with the secret jewel that is Vista Del Mar, and over the years, we have stayed in half of the 9 units. Without question, Cindy's Unit 6 is the very BEST of Vista Del Mar!!! That is why we have stayed at Cindy's unit so many times--it is always our first choice. Being on the second floor, her unit's balcony is perfectly situated for enjoying the beach--it's the closest balcony to the beach, and only 90 feet to water's edge. Sitting on the balcony is like being on the beach without having to walk down to the water. An extra bonus is that the rental fee covers beach service for two (2), so we didn't have to haul our chairs & umbrella to and from the beach every day. Cindy's beach house is charming and the decor whimsical--perfect for a relaxing escape--playing on the beach, reading, swimming in the Gulf, fishing, kayaking, etc. If you choose to cook some delicious local seafood, the kitchen is fully stocked, and there's a great electric grill on the balcony. If you want a break from cooking, there are tons of great resaturants near Vista Del Mar. In addition to the big windows that look out to the balcony and beach, the unit has a large picture window above the sofa in the living area. In the end, what makes this place extra special is Cindy. She is more than just an owner renting you a property--she goes above and beyond to make sure that her guests have a wonderful beach experience. There's no doubt that we'll be back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Time at the Beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo and fabulous owner!!!! The condo has everything you need for your vacation, great location on Okaloosa Island. My husband, two boys and I had an incredible 10 day vacation, the water was perfect and we saw dolphins right off the balcony everyday of our stay! Cindy is the sweetest person, helpful in every way possible, she is quick to answer your questions. We have already booked our vacation for next year at Vista Del Mar #6!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vaction!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was fantastic. great condo with a wonderful view of the Gulf. Saw dolphins every morning from the balcony. Won't hesitate to book again.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marc and Kathy for such a great review!
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near Cabot, Arkansas

We're back home now, but we left our hearts at Cindy's Vista del Mar condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in this special place. The water was the perfect temperature and we had several days of good boogie-boarding. My husband enjoyed scanning the beach with his metal detector and he made a whopping 57 cents and found countless pop-tops for his efforts. We did all that wanted to do, which was mostly being beach bums and sitting and enjoying the ocean air and the peace and quiet. The beach is peaceful with very few visitors at this time of year, which we love. The condo itself was perfectly supplied and decorated. We stayed at Veranda up the beach two years ago and felt the condo we stayed in was not up to par. Here in Cindy's unit, we felt so comfortable and at home that it seemed like we were staying in a condo owned by our family. The only thing we lacked during our stay was more time. The week went by much too quickly! It was a fantastic vacation and we made new friends while there--most of whom were Vista del Mar repeat customers. We have already made plans to return to this beautiful slice of heaven. We have marked our calendar and are now counting the days! This is the sort of place you'd really like to keep a secret. ;) Thank you, Cindy, for letting us share your special place in the sun. -Cheri and John Riggs

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 11.0%

Janurary through March 1 can be rented monthly (November and December considered). Base cost is $1,350 per month. Pet fee $100 subject to 11% tax (non-refundable). $200 deposit is refundable within 14 days of departure. $200 secures the unit and full payment due 30 days prior to arrival. Payment plans considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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