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Warm, beachy Gulfside Villa !

Bedrooms Studio
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

This villa is located at Destin West Beach and Bay Resort on Okaloosa Island. The villa offers breathtaking views of Choctawhatchee Bay, Okaloosa Island, Destin, and the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Rise early for a breathtaking sunrise or watch the fireworks over the Destin Harbor on special occasions. Located on the gulf side of the resort this unit is only steps away from the sugar white beaches. The large private balcony is a great place to enjoy a peaceful breakfast in the morning or a romantic dinner in the evening. Stay entertained with the 37-inch flat screen HDTV, digital cable with HBO, DVD player, Nintendo Wii with 2 controllers, 19-inch TV in the bed area, and free high speed WI-FI. The full kitchen has everything you need including a refrigerator/freezer, 2-burner stove, convection microwave, Keurig coffee brewer, filtered water, dishwasher, coffee maker, and blender. The Villa can sleep 4 with a queen size bed in the bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. The spacious bathroom offers a large garden tub for relaxing soaks and a stand alone glass door shower for a quick rinse. Guests staying in this cozy villa have access to all of the amenities of the Destin West Beach and Bay Resort. The gulf side of the resort features a beach access boardwalk, HUGE 5000 sq ft pool, large hot tub, children’s pool, and picnic area with charcoal grills. There is also a year-round heated pool directly under the Villa. The resort's fitness center is located on the gulf side. The fitness center has an impressive array of exercise equipment including weight machines, free weights, exercise mats, and cardio machines. The Destin West bay side resort is accessed by taking a quick stroll over the Highway 98 sky bridge. The bayside features the resort’s signature Lazy River Lagoon. The Lagoon is home to a 700 ft long lazy river, a heated pool with a waterfall, 2 over sized hot tubs, a beach entry pool, additional picnic areas, and a large patio for sunbathing or enjoying a cold drink under the lush tropical landscaping. Location and Nearby Activities: Conveniently located on Okaloosa Island, the Sunrise Villa is close to shopping, dining, exciting nightlife and activities. Less than a 10 minute walk from the resort, you will find The Boardwalk of Okaloosa Island. Here, you can enjoy a relaxing lunch while gazing upon the Gulf of Mexico or a romantic sunset dinner for two. Take a stroll down the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier for a better look at the Gulf of Mexico or rent some fishing gear and try to snag some dinner. Want to get up close to some local ocean life? Visit the Gulfarium and see some stunning sea animals. If you want more attractions, shopping, dining, or nightlife, Destin is only a 5 minute drive away over the scenic Okaloosa Island. Spend your days relaxing and floating in the resort's lazy river or sunbathing near one of many pools. Just steps away from the sugar sand beaches, the Sunrise Villa is perfect for honeymooners or a fun family vacation. Additional Information:

3-night minimum stay

Pets not allowed due to HOA

No smoking inside of the unit

Must be 25 or older to book

More Details

Destin West Vacations
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Destin West Vacations

Joe and Angelle have lived in the Fort Walton Beach area since 2003. Natives of Tennessee and Louisiana, we both grew up taking vacations to the Gulf Coast. Okaloosa Island is a special place for us as we got married at Beasley Park right next to the Villa. Take comfort in knowing that we are local and are able to quickly respond to the needs of guests. Need help planning your trip? Just ask, we love to share our knowledge of the Gulf Coast and all it has to offer!

Destin West Vacations purchased this villa in 2009

Why Destin West Vacations chose Ft Walton Beach

The Destin West Resort offers everything you need for a beach vacation. The beach is only steps away, the pools and lazy river are amazing, and the location is unbeatable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was great to be back again so soon! The seafood festival was a blast. Our favorite breakfast spot is The Donut Hole, but get there early. Thanks for everything and we look forward to staying agaim soon.
Sep 2010
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Ft Walton Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom # 1 (Queen), Extra Bedding (Sofa Sleeper)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Warm, beachy Gulfside Villa !
average rating of 4.6 based on 17 reviews

Needs Updates

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in the condo for five days last week. Pros: walking distance to many activities and the beach. The resort pools are quiet and clean. Access to the Ramada was an advantage as it gave more space to walk. The splash park was a huge hit. Close parking to the room with easy access. Balcony was large and views of the ocean were spectacular.

Cons: Extremely hard to open and close the balcony door. There is a metal shade stop along the bottom of the balcony that could be tripped over easily. Stubbing a toe was a daily occurrence. The vertical blinds only opened hallway. Appliances were very dingy. The blender was broken so had to buy our own. There was so much sand in the bed. I had to buy a throw blanket to put over the sheets.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda, Thank you for staying with us, and providing a review on our property. I'm glad you guys enjoyed the property and the beach, and hopefully will give us another try in the future. I am sorry for the troubles you did have. Our rental office is onsite open 24/7 with maintenance and housekeeping to help any time a problem comes up. We have extra inventory items, so there is never a need to have to purchase anything. Just simply give us a call :) Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you again! Scott W.
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New Orleans

Great Condo in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We made a last minute decision to go to Destin West to meet some friends and I was scrambling to find a decent condo. I am glad I found this one, but the owners were great! They were so helpful in every way. As for the condo, it was adorable. They have really put some personal touches in this condo and made it feel like home. My boys loved the Wii as well. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Pearland (Houston), TX

Great location, great place!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our family. We were midway between the beach and the lazy river. Both walking distance away which is great since we have young kids. The condo itself was very nice and clean. Lots of towels to use too! Plenty of amenities that we didn't use but definitely great for a rainy day! The owners are also very responsive. I had no problems booking with them.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Mansfield, Ohio

Great time! Great value!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week at the condo! The condo had all the comforts of home even down to beach towels and toys. Especially loved the porch and the close parking in the parking garage (kept the car close and cool). The condo was clean and nicely furnished. The set up is efficiency style so once the couch is opened for the kids your only sitting space is the bedroom but for the price it was perfect for us, besides we really didn't spend that much time inside and when we did we were ready for some sleep! The only negative was it could use more dresser space so things can be put away. The resort itself is so large with so many things to do. Even with the rainy days you could swim in the covered heated pool. The lazy river was a favorite for the boys (age 8 and 15) and we visited all the pools and kids waterworks area. We even took a walk in the water of the bay. My husband and I really liked the fitness room, it had everything you would need and more. It was so nice to be within walking distance to the boardwalk. We ate dinner there 4 nights and would recommend all the restaurants there but we liked Floyds the best. Angelle was so great to work with and communication was fabulous. This was our first time dealing an actual owner rather than a rental company and it is so much better! I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to have a great vacation, at a great price, in a great location and great owners!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Daleville, Indiana

Great first experience at a condo rental

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter, son-in-law, and myself enjoyed our stay tremendously. The condo was well portrayed in the HomeAway listing and the correspondence with the owner confirmed it all. Upon our arrival, we found that our entrance pass code would not work. This problem was quickly and efficiently taken care of. The inside of the condo was spotless and very inviting. The balcony view was breathtaking to say the least. We enjoyed the outlet mall, the Irish Pub in Destin, Howl at the Moon and oh yes the Lazy River. This was so relaxing especially because the temperature the week we stayed was near 100 degrees. We would absolutely recommend this condo to our friends. We look forward to staying again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
The Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
The Gulfarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Okaloosa Island Convention Center
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

  • From $99/nt - $600/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Oct 28-Dec 31 2013 .. $99/night .. $620/week
  • Jan 01-Mar 9 2013 .. $99/night .. $ 620/week
  • Mar 10-Apr 20 2013 .. $160/night .. $1030/week
  • Apr 21-May 18 2013 .. $115/night .. $ 725/week
  • May 19-June 22 2013 .. $185/night .. $1150/week
  • June 23-Aug 10 2013 .. $210/night .. $1315/week
  • Aug 11-Oct 26 2013 .. $115/night .. $725/week
  • Tax and fees are not included