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Luxurious Okaloosa Island Gulf Front Condo

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beautiful two story spacious condo. Sunset views right from balcony. Incredible sugary sand beaches right out front.

Private sundeck right outside the incredible master bedroom. Tastefully decorated, fully equipped for your stay. Linens, towels, loaded kitchen all included. Two beach chairs and one umbrella set up each morning on the beach for your convenience also included at no extra charge (March - October 9 am-5 pm).

Keywords: Condominium


Owner
Kate and Frank Pye
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

Why Kate and Frank Pye chose Fort Walton Beach

Loved the beach. Blue Dolphin has only 10 units, so the beach out front isn't nearly as crowded as some of the larger condos. This place just gave us a wonderful relaxed feeling, and we couldn't wait to come back.

What makes this condo unique

We enjoy taking morning walks on the beach. We especially like having coffee on the balcony and watching the dolphins swim by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here is our review:



A week in paradise! We wanted to get away from Destin crowds, and this Okaloosa Island condo was perfect – spacious, clean, updated, and well maintained. Kids loved the bunk beds, and we all appreciated the pocket door that separates the bedrooms and bunks from the kitchen/living/balcony area. Made for quiet and peaceful surroundings if the kids need a nap or you just need some down time while others are doing their thing out in the main area. The master suite is beautiful, with a very upscale look and feel, an oasis after a fun day at the beach or out on the town. Fantastic unobstructed views of the Gulf from both balconies, where we enjoyed our morning coffee and evening drinks.

The pool area was clean and well maintained, and quite often during our 7 day stay we had the pool to ourselves! The beach in this area is exactly what you expect from a luxury experience – clean, wide, uncluttered and uncrowded. Great extras like complimentary beach umbrella, chairs and beach toys for kids were really appreciated.

This unit is close to everything, but is set in closer to the beach (and thus further from the road) than the giant complexes in the same area, so the feel is very private and secluded. It is stocked with everything you’ll need for your stay.

This could definitely become our “go to” place for our Emerald Coast getaways. Highly recommended!
Aug 2017
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Amenities

Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3) Sleeper Sofa (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxurious Okaloosa Island Gulf Front Condo
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews
Shreveport, La.
5

Great Place!!! fully stocked, clean and just amazing...

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year to stay in this wonderful condo. It is so comfortable, clean and well stocked with everything you need for your week.. My family and myself can't imagine going to Ft. Walton/Destin and staying anywhere else. We our booking our 4th year now....

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ellaville,Georgia
3

Blue Dolphin 401 April 2017

  • 3 of 5

PROS: Great Beach Location, Small uncrowded unit, well layed out condo, very spacious, comfortable sofa, ample kitchen supplies CONS: Rough sheets and thin mattress pads. All four adults thought beds uncomfortable. Bath mats need to be replaced. Lots of posted rules- "Don't sleep on top bunk if not sleeping on bottom bunk", "Don't overload dishwasher", "No pots and pans in dishwasher", "Please call the day before checkout and give checkout time", Not really small child friendly. Stairs were a real problem with 2 year old. All dining chairs are bar height and too high for small children. No type of baby bed or crib. ISSUES: It was insinuated that we were creating a lot of noise at 6:30 am one morning and owner sent me an email asking that we stop the children from making noise. Apparently someone on the floor below us had complained. However, we were all sound asleep when this noise occurred and were not at fault for the noise. Door code lock broke on first night. Had to get maintenance man to come after 10:00 pm from his home. Finally had to get in sliding credit card in lock. Waited almost an hour outside with a crying 2 year old. He brought us a key for the deadbolt the next day. On second day we were told not to use one of the bathrooms until plummer fixed leak somewhere else in building. This was repaired in a couple of hours. Pest Control man banged on door on 2nd day, waking baby from nap. Later on that day, Air Conditioning Repair had to come into unit to check air temperature coming out of vents. After speaking with owner, she offered a refund, which we refused. She also offered to move us to another unit. Way too much trouble to pack up a week of groceries, repack all clothes and move to another unit. We declined to move. I am not saying that the issues we had were the owners fault. It is just that when you pay for a vacation rental, you don't expect to have to deal with so many maintenance issues. Honestly, we have stayed in nicer places for less money. I can't not recommend this rental. It all depends on what your expectations are. However, because of the issues we encountered, we would probably not stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Some people can find fault even in paradise. - In 11 years of renting this condo on the beach, we have never received a review like this one. We feel that these complaints are unwarranted and must respond. - 1. Yes, the electronic door lock broke the night before you arrived, that is why two keys were left for you inside the condo. You locked yourself out, and our maintenance man drove in at 10pm to let you in. He had to use a credit card because both keys were locked inside the condo. The lock was fixed the next day. - 2. We received multiple calls from the people staying below you complaining that children were running up and down the hall of our condo and keeping them up. We simply passed that on to you. It seems that this is what upset you the most and caused you to be angry for the rest of your stay. - 3. No one has ever complained about the beds being uncomfortable. - 4. We communicated with you ahead of your stay that there was no crib in the condo. You said it was no problem and would bring your own. Suddenly it is a complaint. - 5. Pest control is done routinely for the building. We have no control over that. You were informed twice ahead of time when they were coming and voiced no concerns. He was probably in the condo for 5 minutes. - 6. Routine A/C maintenance was done on the outside unit. The technician simply came in to check that you were comfortable and the air was cool enough. Again 5 minutes max. - 7. You seemed to be so upset over these minor issues that we offered you a full refund or another condo. You chose to stay in Blue Dolphin and we never heard another word. - 8. We guarantee that you have never stayed in a nicer condo on this beach that is less expensive. We want our guests to have high expectations of the condo and are happy when we exceed those expectations as has always been the case. - We are very conscientious owners and always do whatever it takes to make sure that our guests are comfortable and are enjoying their stay. However, we feel that these complaints are unfair and do not represent the true condition of our condo and the vacation experience that 11 years’ worth of renters have enjoyed.
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5

Family Fun!!

  • 5 of 5

We had never stayed in this area before, and we are soooo glad to have discovered this little gem! This condo is in a great location and the beachfront is pristine and secluded! Since the building itself is small, there were many days that it was just us and another family! During peak hours! Oh man, we loved it! The unit itself was beautiful and perfect for a family of 5. It is centrally located to eating and fun! This was one of the first vacations that we actually wanted to stay! Thanks for the great experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is clean, beautiful and well equipped. We had 4 generations staying in the condo, all of us had a great time. It was super getting a text on Saturday notifying us we could enter the condo 2 hours early. This is a quiet, less crowded part of the beach. Most of the time we had the pool to ourselves too. We are already planning a return visit to the same unit. Our only complaint is the week went by too quick.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome family vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our family and our friends with our five little girls. Very spacious, updated and clean. Loved the extras like the beach toys for the kids to use, extra beach chairs & included beach service!!! The owners were very quick to respond to any questions I had and even checked to make sure all was going well. Loved the Island & the beach wasn't too crowded in comparison to nearby beaches. Very family friendly area-totally recommend this condo & will come back again❤️!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Thanksgiving holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful family vacation. We had six adults and two kids. We sat on the balcony and watched the gulf at all times of the day. We were there over a cooking holiday and the condo had everything we needed for eight people. Awesome time.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $130

$130 cleaning fee is separate and is left on the counter of the condo upon your departure.

A $300 deposit is required to secure the reservation. The remaining balance for the rental is due 6 weeks prior to the rental date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.