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Okaloosa Island-Steps fm Beautiful White Sands & Crystal Blue Gulf of Mexico!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5

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Snowbird booking is still available on this cute oceanside condo! Just steps away from the shoreline, enjoy the coziness of a cute little cottage with all of the modern touches of this updated beach retreat!

Hello Vacationer! Thank you for looking at our unit, TI103. This condo comes with many modern conveniences, some to include Wi-Fi high speed internet, Cable TV and flat screen TV’s. Our family has vacationed at Okaloosa Island for 30 years and seen some changes but the beach and atmosphere never seem to change, we love it here. The quaintness of Tropical Isle is unique; just what we like, quiet, family friendly and very close to the most gorgeous stretch of beach we have visited within the United States.

Television, surveys and magazines rate the Emerald Coast among the top ten in the world for its beautifully colored waters and sand as white as snow. The Gulfarium (dolphin show) and the Okaloosa Island fishing pier are only minutes. The nation's largest designer outlet mall is only twenty minutes away in Sandestin. The area has dozens of challenging golf courses, with spectacular views, just within a short drive?

The fishing boats leave Destin every morning and return home with huge catches that continue to make it 'the luckiest fishing village in the world.' The Gulf of Mexico offers fine bottom fishing, trolling and sport fishing, and many commercial boats operate year round with experienced captains. Charters are available for full and half day trips as well as extended trips. Everything from amber jack, grouper, snapper, king mackerel, cobia and bluefish to magnificent blue and white marlin and sailfish may be caught by the skilled fisherman. Other types of fishing available are surf fishing, fishing from bridges and piers, casting swirling nets for mullet or going after blue crab with traps or nets. All may be done in the Fort Walton Beach area. Excellent freshwater fishing is available.

The power-shoppers in the family will not be disappointed by this area's vast selection of malls and shopping areas. Take a day away from the sun and sand to experience a different breed of paradise amongst the trendy boutiques, factory outlets, specialty stores, and more. Whether you're looking for thrifty buys or pricey elegance, Florida can accommodate! The nation's largest designer outlet mall is only thirty minutes away in Sandestin. Spend some time perusing the unique, open air town center Destin Commons, stroll over to Santa Rosa Mall: 'The Emerald Coast's newly designed mall has all the current fashion looks in many dazzling stores. The Santa Rosa Mall offers over 100 specialty stores, the food court, two relaxing restaurants, a 10 screen movie theatre, and a specially designed carousel', or head out to Uptown Station for a fun outdoor shopping experience where they have something for everyone in 45 nationally and locally recognized shops!

Okaloosa Island has been a favorite beach resort for nearly a century and it remains a family favorite today. The pristine white sands and clear emerald waters are as beautiful today as they were one-hundred years ago when visitors stayed in town and took row boats across Santa Rosa Sound to Okaloosa Island and the beach. Today you can stay right on the beach and enjoy the many restaurants and nightlife the island offers. Just across Brooks Bridge is the city of Fort Walton Beach, where you can shop the quaint downtown district, visit the Indian Temple Mound, and ancient Native American temple mound and museum of artifacts, or take the Downtown Historical Walking Tour, a self-guided tour that begins when you pick up a brochure at the Chamber of Commerce. In Fort Walton Beach, you will find Eglin Air Force Base, one of the world's largest, and it's Air Force Armament Museum. Just seven miles away - a short scenic drive through a portion of Gulf Islands National Seashore - is Destin, where you'll find more shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

More Details

Property Manager
SSRENTS.com : Sugar Sands Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

What makes this condo unique

There so many reasons to choose the Gulf of Mexico as your next vacation hot spot. Aside from the most beautiful white sand you've ever seen. This area has great local attractions that the whole family will enjoy. Water parks like Big Kahunas for some serious fun in the sun and the Gulfarium to get a firsthand look at some of our local species. Along with the Silver Sands outlet Mall and the Destin Commons for all your shopping needs; it has it all! Not to mention some of the best seafood restaurants around.

Amenities

Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Catering available
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 1 King bed, 1 Twin bed, 1 Sofa Bed bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Okaloosa Island-Steps fm Beautiful White Sands & Crystal Blue Gulf of Mexico!
average rating of 4.3 based on 20 reviews
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location with a very very short walk to the beach. The condo was clean when we arrived. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation with us! October is a great time to visit. I look forward to you returning soon! Sugar Sands Vacation Rentals
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Dirty bandaid in kitchen

  • 1 of 5

I will grant that you can't expect too much for this price, and believe me, I had reasonable expectations. As it was, I was disappointed by how much shabbier the place is in person compared to the photos, but again, the shabbiness does not alone warrant a negative review. However, I don't know what the other reviewers are talking about when they mention Viking kitchen appliances and "beautiful" furniture because that sounds like a completely different place. This condo is on par with an old dorm room.

The dirtiness of the place was also a disappointment. We arrived to find a USED BANDAID in the kitchen and a piece of toilet paper stuck to one of the pillows on the bed. Also there was more dust than should be acceptable for a professionally cleaned place.

The morning we were to leave for our trip, the weather forecast wasn't looking good for the week so we decided to depart a couple of hours early to squeeze in some beach time. Unfortunately, by the time we reached Ft. Walton the rain had already arrived. We ended up sitting around for 2 hours because in the packet of papers sent to us AFTER we paid for the reservation was a notice telling us that under no circumstances could we request an early check-in the day of arrival. I also would not consider this alone to warrant a negative review but it was disappointing and frustrating nonetheless.

The biggest disappointment was definitely the dirtiness, the used bandaid, and the not-so-attractive lot these condos sit on. You're walking past dumpsters to get to the beach. Future guests, I advise you to look up more photos of this property (Tropical Isle in Okaloosa Island) on other listings on this site as well as Google Street View so that you get a better idea of what you're paying for. I hope you arrive to a cleaner place than we did, and as long as you don't expect anything more than a shabby economy condo you should be alright.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had everything we needed. Loved this little place

  • 5 of 5

The place was perfect for me and my husband. Very clean and cute. Will come back next year

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute place, great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an excellent stay here on our honeymoon! Plenty of space, a short walk from the beach and to a convenience store, quiet and quaint area. We will be returning in the future, for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

JUST RIGHT

  • 5 of 5

Well this is the second time we have stayed in this unit, again it was clean and well appointed, big screen TV's and high speed Wi-Fi internet. Great king size bed and a twin bed too. The unit is ground floor, short walk to the beach, 100 yards. Convenience store next door. The complex is small, quiet and just remodeled, just perfect for us. Pool was awesome too. I felt very safe and secure there

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay. Everything was as expected. Great value for the location.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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