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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Escape to the beach and enjoy vacationing in our condo along the Emerald Coast of Florida. We’re located at the West end of Okaloosa Island in Ft. Walton Beach. Vista Del Mar is close to miles of undeveloped natural beach. Our vacation rental has an incredible location and a breathtaking view plus it is well maintained and nicely furnished. You can almost 'reach out and touch the water.' We are on the second floor and an end unit. It does make a big difference in your view!!!! Visitors love the simplicity of a smaller complex. Mornings are enjoyable having coffee from the deck while watching the dolphins swim by. You can relax in the evenings while feeling the gulf breeze and seeing the magnificent sunset.

Near by Attractions Include:

Ft. Walton…

Main Street in Ft. Walton Beach offers unique shopping and dining along the main strip of Ft. Walton. You will find Coca-cola memorabilia, adorable children’s clothes, souvenirs to take back home and more. Check out the bistro on the corner, their food is wonderful.

The Gulfarium is a great way to spend part of your day. The dolphin shows are almost continuous and you can also visit all sorts of marine life such as seals, sea lions, sharks, alligators, penguins and more.

One of my favorite things to do is going para sailing. Okaloosa Island offers this service for the area. The views are wonderful and the ride is exhilarating.

Visit the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier. The Pier is 1262 Ft. long and has an octagon at the end so everyone has plenty of room to fish. If you are not in to fishing you can enjoy wonderful sunsets at the pier and also get a chance to see dolphins. If you didn’t bring your rod & reel, don’t worry, you may rent on there.

For night entertainment, the Howl at the Moon is a favorite piano bar. Great fun with great talent!

On the island the Old Bay Steamer is a favorite. The original Fudpuckers Bar & Grill is also a favorite for visitors & locals alike. For the best pizza head over to Helen Back. Los Panchos Mexican Restaurant has take out for those long days on the beach. Pandora’s Steakhouse offers steak, Seafood & prime rib.


Once you leave the island you are only a few miles away from Destin, Florida. Great seafood restaurants and entertainment can be enjoyed.

Shop till you drop at The Silver Sands Outlet mall. They house over 100 stores. When you are ready for lunch go to the Cheeseburger in Paradise and for dinner at the close of your day head to Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

Great Shopping, dining & entertainment can be found at the Destin Commons. Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort offers wonderful dining and specialty stores.

Big Kahuna’s Water Park is a favorite for the entire family. Destin, Florida is known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.

Keywords: Condo, Rental, Hotel, Beach Condo, Ft. Walton Beach Condo, Okaloosa Island, 6mi W of Destin

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Wanda Gillum
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Wanda Gillum

I currently live in North Georgia in a small town called Gainesville. After 35 years of teaching school, I am now retired. I have three beautiful GRANDgirls and two Grandsons. I certainly enjoy being their Gigi.

Wanda Gillum purchased this condo in 1992

Why Wanda Gillum chose Fort Walton Beach

Our family has owned this unit since 1992. My children have enjoyed many summers in the emerald green waters. Now I get to see my grandchildren do the same.

What makes this condo unique

Small Complex, 9 units - 100 feet from the beach - corner/end unit with it's own private entrance. Extra large window in living area enhances the views and the brightness in the rooms. Sitting on the balcony makes you feel like you could reach out and touch the water. Dolphins playing and Pelicans swoopin in for their catch. Convienient to shopping, restaurants and entertainment, yet away from the crowds and traffic.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Welcome to Sunsets on the Beach
average rating of 4.775 based on 40 reviews

Comfy and Cosey

  • 5 of 5

I went to FWB for life changing event (birth of my first grandchild). The location was very convenient. The view was spectacular. It was a great get away.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect ! Wanda was great to work with and the condo was just as it was described. Loved being able to carry out dogs with us also. We will definately rent again

Gina and Chris Payne

Gadsden, Alabama

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

I really don't want to give a great review, so it stays available for next time I go on vacation!! This condo is a peaceful, relaxing, tucked away treasure!! The only thing I would like different (for us that wear out and want a nap during daytime ) would be room darkening blinds, shades or curtains. U r just 5 miles from Destin, so you can have the touristy experience, minus the congestion and crowds of staying in Destin. Loved it!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful, Delightful, Enjoyable, Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The condo is very clean and well-maintained. We have our "girls" week every year and stay here. I have seen all the changes year to year (new appliances, new furniture etc...). Wanda provides the best customer service and is quick to reply to any questions. I would highly recommend this property. The view is awesome. The walk to the beach is short. The memories are fantastic !!!

Karla D. (Georgia)

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here and enjoyed it. It is VERY clean and well equipped. Love the view from the balcony. Great location to everything. The beds were comfy and the couch was too. We will be staying here again. My only suggestion would be more toilet paper being left for renters (but that's something small). Overall I would give this place an A FOR THE RATING!!! Loved it and we made some great family memories with our children.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was as good a vacation as we could have hoped. The condition of the property was outstanding - the beach is as beautiful as everyone says - everything went off without a problem. Communication with the owner was easy. Thanks for a great time - would love to return sometime.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Water Park, Gulfarium, Golf Courses, Destin Fishing Marina, State Parks


Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Maid Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

$80.00 Maid Fee Charged per Stay.
$200.00 Deposit Required (Refundable within 7 days of departure)
Monthly Rates are available for January, February and until March 15th.
Cancellation Policy: In regard to hurricanes/tropical storms, refunds will be given if the National Weather Service orders a mandatory evacuation. If an evacuation is ordered, a refund will be issued to any unused portion of rent to current guests and any advance rents or deposits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Two Twin Beds in second bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Awesome view of the Gulf of Mexico from the Balcony, Living room and Kitchen, Bar-style chairs/table on balcony for fabulous views of Gulf and Beach. Complimentary Beach Service is provided which includes one umbrella and two chairs. (March-Oct)

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