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Island Echos 3BR/3BA - Huge Gulf-Front Condo with 32' Balcony

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Million dollar view from this 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath penthouse on the beach. May be the best view on Okaloosa Island -- see all the way to Navarre and past the Okaloosa Pier as far as the eye can see toward Destin, just six miles to the east.

This beautiful unit is on the perfect floor to watch the dolphins, seagulls and activity on the beach from the huge 32 foot balcony. Watch the boats on the Intercoastal Waterway and have a front row seat for holiday fireworks from front walkway.

Everything has been renovated and updated. Master suite is a dream ..... separate shower, whirlpool tub, vanity area, large walk-in closet, sliding glass door to balcony.

Kitchen is wonderful with a horseshoe shaped breakfast bar, separate lighted wet bar, ice maker, garbage disposal, fridge with water & ice through the double door, ceramic glass top stove, built-in microwave.

Master bedroom has king-sized bed, one guest room has private bath and a queen-sized bed, another guest room has 2 sets of bunk beds; one with full sized futon underneath. Extra sleeping with new raised queen sized Aero-bed. All with huge closets, television sets, DVD players. Washer and dryer and second refrigerator add to the convenient features.

Island Echos amenities include: seasonally heated Gulf front pool (usually January to mid-March), picnic and barbeque area, shuffleboard court, lighted tennis courts. Best amenity, of course, is the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico with wide, snow-white beach and clear, clean emerald-green water.

This is a wonderful condo, very spacious, with an awesome balcony overlooking the clear emerald-green waters and sugar-white sands of the spectacular Gulf of Mexico.

Island Echos is one of the favorite destinations for families visiting the Emerald Coast. It's a mid-rise with only seven stories. There are plenty of amenities on site, plus all the amenities of Fort Walton Beach and Destin just a few minutes away.

The Non-Smoking condo has recently been renovated and has new furnishings and new appliances. It's decorated in a very pleasing Florida style which is warm and inviting.

The master bedroom has a king bed, large TV, VCR and stereo. The second bedroom has a queen bed, TV & VCR. The third bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds -- one with a full futon under, TV & VCR. All bedrooms have spacious bathrooms. In addition, there is a queen sized raised Aero bed for extra sleepers.

The balcony is a pure delight with plenty of lounge chairs and outdoor eating area. The views go on forever in both directions. Watch the dolphins frolic from the balcony.

Don't miss the exciting fireworks display on Okaloosa Island at the Okaloosa Island pier. Starts at 9 sharp on Wednesday nights through the summer.

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Angela Parkhurst
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Angela Parkhurst

Hi, Y'all. My name is Angela Parkhurst and I'm fortunate to live in the very area where this condo is located. It's paradise on earth along this Emerald Coast. This makes it easy to manage my rental unit and be quick to resolve any issues (very few so far) that can arise.

I am the proud mother of three wonderful men --- Jason, age 40, a professional photographer who travels all over the world taking photos for such publications as Sports Illustrated and USA Today, Cameron (Jason's twin), who lives in Atlanta and works very successfully in the wonderful world of finance and is the proud and doting father of Madison (age 6) and Carter (age 3). My youngest son, Clark, age 37, lives in Los Angeles, CA where he works in the movie and ad industry. I also am the proud and doting Mom of a Schnoodle named Lulu.

Please come visit us. You'll love the condo and the incomparable view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Angela Parkhurst purchased this condo in 2004

Why Angela Parkhurst chose Fort Walton Beach

I actually bought the unit and lived in it for three years so it has a lot of upgrades that other units don't have. The Destin/Fort Walton Beach area is one of the most beautiful areas on this earth --- snow white sandy beaches, clear and clean emerald green waters. There's plenty to do with over a hundred golf courses within 50 miles, water parks, wonderful restaurants, snorkeling and scuba diving and fishing beyond compare.

What makes this condo unique

Brand new exercise room is now open.


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 bunks, one has full sized bed under. Pak'nPlay in closet.
  • In addition, we have a queen sized raised Aero bed for extra sleeping capacity. Two also can sleep on the sofa. We have also a pak'n play.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Upgraded kitchen, smooth top ceramic cooktop, refrigerator with ice and water through the door, microwave, wet bar, separate ice maker, second refrigerator. Lighted Tennis Court, Beach Service, Shuffleboard, Video Rentals


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Island Echos 3BR/3BA - Huge Gulf-Front Condo with 32' Balcony
average rating of 4.904762 based on 105 reviews
Huntsville, AL

You can’t find a better view on Okaloosa Island

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time at the property. The beach view was amazing and access was excellent. We prepared most of our meals in the kitchen, which had every appliance and accessory we needed. The washer and dryer were great for keeping our suits clean, and the living room TV was great for watching a movie or football on Saturday.

We had six in our group, and the three bedrooms and three bathrooms were great. My nine-year-Old loved the bunk beds.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lewis. Come back soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo. Beautiful beach. We had an amazing time,

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous views! Very nice condo.

  • 5 of 5

Views from the condo are beautiful! Beds were very comfortable. Plenty of space. I only had 2 issues with the property. The WiFi was not good at all. It would lwt us on intermittently. I contacted the owner and was given a different way to try, but it didn't work either. It was actually kind of nice being unplugged for the week though. The other issue was small and was no major impact. There was no soap or shampoo when we arrived (late at night), including hand soap to wash hands after using the bathroom. Luckily I had some hand sanitizer wipes with me that we could use until we could get to the store the next day. I would absolutely stay at this property again and again!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING property! Will be booking it again our next visit to the Gulf!

  • 5 of 5

Very large condo. Amazing views from huge balcony. Lots of area to stretch! Love the property and can't wait to come and stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Annual Amazing Ft Walton Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I love everything about this condo! It is a perfect location for family to meet & celebrate "Grandma's" Christmas-time birthday (95th this year!). The condo is spacious with everything you need including a million-dollar view that I already miss! The sunrises, sunsets, sound of the ocean .... just amazing. Hoping to book it again for next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view. Condo well furnished!

  • 4 of 5

Was only here a week, ... would come back. was not ideal but enjoyed the condo!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
If you're looking for delicious food, huge portions look to McGuire's in Destin. Just over ...
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Fort Walton Beach/VPS
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Swizzle Sticks
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Florida Highway 98
Car: necessary

Tropical paradise is closer than you's on Florida's Emerald Coast situated on the Gulf of Mexico. Florida's panhandle has for many years been awarded accolades from many tourist publications including Southern Living. Enjoy the softest, whitest sandy beaches, the clear emerald-green water with plenty of activities to interest vacationers. Within a day's drive from most Southeastern cities, the Fort Walton Beach/Destin area is a popular destination. You'll never be bored with the 28 top ranked golf courses, tennis facilities, fishing, watersports, hiking and biking trails, dolphin watching, nature preserves, historic forts, museums, water parks, incredible restaurants, boutique and bargain shopping. Or, just chill on the uncrowded beaches. It's a great place to vacation year-round -- even winter enjoys nearly 70 degrees of sunshine. The people here are friendly and are happy to extend their 'southern hospitality,' the pace relaxed; most guests are repeat visitors.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, miniature golf, racquet ball, shuffleboard, tennis, restaurants


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $115 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

During the summer months, I can only rent from Saturday to Saturday. I will need a $300 deposit to hold the reservation. (This reservation deposit will convert to a damage deposit upon check-in and be returned within 14 days if there is no loss or damage to the property, lost keys or lost remotes).
In regard to hurricanes/tropical storms, refunds will be given if the National Weather Service orders a mandatory evacuation. But,if it just rains, sorry. no refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.