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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 3 - 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:
October 22, 2017

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 Florida Main North West

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.


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


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 4.917526 based on 97 reviews
Chattanooga, TN

Fabulous area and condo!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! We took our 3 young children, and another couple with 3 children, and there was so much room for the kids to play and run around. Everything we needed was provided, and great tub to wash the sands off little bottoms (and big ones, too!). The beach is great with soft, white sands so no feet were burning! Area is great and close to necessities. Great running/jogging area. Will return! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather -- Thanks so much for your kind comments. I appreciate how well you took care of the unit and welcome you back anytime. Take care and I'll see you next year. Book early as I am already filling up. Thanks so much, Angela
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Marietta, GA

Perfect and worry free

  • 5 of 5

I can't add much more to the previous glowing reviews. They're all true. The condo, the view, and the beach are even better than the pictures. Angela is a professional: Her communication is excellent. She has everything in order every step of the way. You'll have no worries renting this property from her.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plano, Texas

Fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has been beautifully redecorated. Very well stocked with anything you could need in the kitchen. The view from the huge balcony is so beautiful. You can't be any closer to the beach. Extra frig and stand alone ice maker a definite plus. Island Echos is a well maintained and clean property. We loved our visit. We have stayed here before and can't wait to go back!!! Owner is always there if you need help or have questions. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

I always wait at least a week before I review a stay on Homeaway. My wife and I have stayed on the Island for 10 years. I have to say that this is our #1 condo on the island. The reasons? The condo is designed wonderfully. The 2nd refrigerator and individual ice maker was well thought out along with the washer and dryer. The layout of the condo is excellent. We will be looking to do a family vacation utilizing this condo. The wife enjoyed the decorative setup and the master bathroom made for a perfect vacation. This is the first condo we have rented where the wife was happy with the bathroom! Therefore, I am happy!!! Building management is top notch. You can tell the building is well kept. Even used the outdoor grills and that was great! Beach help......excellent. This was our best vacation on the Island that we can remember. Now, you are thinking, which family member is writing this review? Well, my only negative is on the wifi. The reason is I am a business owner and need this to be good, even on the beach because cell reception is bad on the island. I could see other wifi's on the beach but not from our condo. I wish they would get a wifi extender. It would be a great service. I find poor wifi the norm on Okaloosa Island. But if this is the biggest negative I can find, life is good!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice unit and location.

  • 4 of 5

WE just returned from a week at Island Echos. The size of the unit was perfect for the five of us. Everyone had their own space. The unit was clean and well equipped. The view from the living room and porch was spectacular. We only had one issue during our visit and that was with the air conditioning unit which had malfunctioned. After two uncomfortable nights, the unit was fixed. Things do break so it's not the fault of anyone. Great unit and location.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $115 + Tax
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.

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