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Splash Pool Level/2KGBds/Xbox360/BkRoomDoor&TV/100%Tile/48"SmartTV/4BeachChairs

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,292 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Thank you for considering WATERSCAPE UNIT A225

Listed by DESTIN WEST ESCAPES for your vacation needs!

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UNIT A-225 UNIQUE FEATURES:

**BEDS: 2 KING SIZE BEDS ONE IN EACH MASTER BEDROOM

**BUNKROOM DOOR: Solid Core, rare @ Waterscape

**BUNKROOM TV: Cable & DVD player, rare @ Waterscape

**100% TILE FLOOR: No dirty carpet

**UNIT LOCATION: 30 second walk to heated pool, splash pool, & 3 Webber gas grills from an enclosed hotel style hallway (no elevator needed)

**COVERED PARKING: 30-45 second walk from front door (no elevator needed)

**TV’s: 46 Inch in great room, 40 Inch in Master along with 2 additional flat screens

**SOUND SYSTEM: Sony w/Bluetooth streaming, Netflix, & Pandora

**XBOX 360

**SECURITY: Deadbolt lock high preventing littles ones from escaping

**BEACH CHAIRS: 4 back pack style chairs and 2 umbrellas for you to take to the beach

**NEW: Paint, Bedding, Bed, Bed Frames, & Sofas

**BUILDING LOCATION: Short Walk to the board walk, restaurants, attractions, and pier

MORE UNIT DETAILS:

Ideal location, you never need to step foot on an elevator. When you want to go to the pool walk down the air-conditioned hallway directly out to the Splash pool/play area and seasonally heated pool. The unique indoor hallway makes moving in your luggage much more comfortable during the summertime heat. The Kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a nice open serving area allowing for guest to relax and mingle while the chef in the group completes everyone’s meal. The bunkroom has its own door and cable TV which are a unique feature added to this unit after construction was completed. Both bedrooms are set up as masters with direct access to the balcony for convenience. They also both have KING SIZE bed's this is rare to find at Waterscape.

Each bedroom has a private bathroom, with an oversized tub & shower. The master has his and her sinks. The children will enjoy use of the half bath allowing for more privacy in each of the two masters.

Finally, we provide the best of both worlds access directly to the owner to book your unit and local professional management services in case something requires immediate attention.

CAN YOU HELP ME UNDERSTAND THE U-SHAPED BUILDING AT WATERSCAPE?

Generally, units closer to the sand will cost more to rent, and will be further from parking. Please keep in mind the entire complex is located on the beach and every unit is a short walk to the ocean!

Waterscape is shaped like a U, this means only 12 units are directly parallel to the ocean without an angled view or distance of about 80-100 yards to the sand. The left side of the U is the A building, the bottom is the C building, and the right side is the B building. All of what makes Waterscape the best resort for kids in the Destin area are the pools that lie in the middle of the U.

Our A225 unit is located one unit from entrance to the interior hallway in the A building. Most units do not have access via an interior climate controlled hallway. This entrance is the closest location in the A building to the COVERED parking garage and back entrance to the splash pool. This means you can access pools, grills, and parking without getting on an elevator in less than 30 seconds. Our C300 and C306 units are located one level up, or effectively second floor as the pool is on the second level. You can park 25 feet from the front door of either unit. Access to the pools and our A225 unit from these two units is also extremely convenient. One can go down the elevator to the second level or take one flight of stairs.

If you want to see the pools and resort grounds, you should stay in the C building, or in even numbered units in the A or B building. If you want things quieter, the odd numbered units in A or B face the outside of the property. Nearly all the odd numbered units in A & B will have a narrow view or no view of the ocean between the buildings. The new hotel next to the A building has been completed and our A225 unit has no view of the ocean.

WHY DID WE CHOOSE THESE LOCATIONS AT WATERSCAPE?

My wife and I had young kids under the age of eight when we purchased our Waterscape units. We found over the years most our time was spent around the splash pool with the slide and the grills for cooking. We also found that we seem to bring half of our house with us on vacation. Being extremely close to the car and the splash pool area is a no brainer for convenience.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO RENT AN UPDATED UNIT?

Most of these units had one of a handful of furniture packages. The sofas, TV’s, bed frames, and carpet are the issue. We have had to replace all these items as they were either broken, disgusting, or too small in the case of TV’s.

WHY DO WE NOT INCLUDE BEACH CHAIR SET UP AT WATERSCAPE?

During the busy season guest, must arrive at 7:00 AM to even consider choosing a seating location, because of the placement of the chairs. I find I can get closer to the beach without worrying with how early my day starts using my own chairs. Therefore, we provide our guest with four chairs and two umbrellas during their visit.

WHAT MAKES WATERSCAPE UNIQUE?

• Built in 2008, making it one of the newest condos built in the entire Destin area (most Destin condos are 80’s and 90’s projects)

• Courtyard design reminiscent of a five star Caribbean resort

• Four Pool Areas: One heated seasonally, one with zero entry access and waterfall, Lazy River, and pool designed for toddlers (fenced, covered pavilion play area, built in water toys, and a waterslide)

• Weber gas grills cleaned daily

• Two hot tubs

• Poolside Cafe run seasonally serving food and frozen drinks

• Weekly movie night in the pool and daily activities for the kids seasonally

• 490 feet of beach directly in front of complex

• Thoughtful beach entry area complete with four fresh water showers, two foot washing stations, one walkway with ramp if you can’t take steps, and shoe storage area on wooden railing (leave items at your own risk)

• State of the Art Fitness Center with Life Fitness equipment and LCD TV’s on cardio equipment

• Once you have groceries you don’t have to get in your car again

• 24-hour security

**LOCATION**LOCATION**LOCATION**

ACROSS THE STREET:

• OLD BAY STEAMER: Upscale broiled seafood, www.oldbaysteamerfwb.com

• ASIAGO’S SKILLET: Highly rated dive breakfast joint, www.asiagoskillet.com

• HELEN BACK CAFE: Fun bar on the bay live music www.helenbackcafe.com

• AJ’s OYSTER SHANTY: www.ajsoystershanty.com

• OKALOOSA NATIONAL: Mini Golf & Ice Cream, www.okaloosaminigolf.com

RESTAURANTS, BARS, AND ACTIVITIES (Less than 1 mile)

• 15+ RESTAURANTS: ranging from extremely casual to upscale

• GULFARIUM: Meet the Dolphins, www.gulfarium.com

• OKALOOSA COUNTY PIER: Fishing tackle and pole rental, www.okaloosaislandpier.net

• THE BOARDWALK: Offers oceanfront dining, shopping, bars, live music, playground for the kids, and volleyball courts, www.theboardwaloi.com

• WILD WILLY’S ADVENTURE ZONE: www.wwazon.com

ACTIVITIES (Short Drive away):

• PUBLIX GROCERY: Store (1 mile)

• DOWNTOWN FORT WALTON HISTORIC DISTRICT: www.downtownfwb.com (1 mile)

• INDIAN TEMPLE MOUND MUSUEM: www.fwb.org/museums/indian-temple-mound-museum.com (1 mile)

• HARBOR WALK VILLAGE: Shopping, Dining, Fishing Charter, and Boat Rentals, www.emeraldgrande.com/harborwalk-village.com (6 m)

• BIG KAHUNAS WATER PARK: Water Slides, www.bigkahunas.com (8 m)

• THE TRACK: Go Carts, Mini Golf, Bumper Rids, Sky Flyer, Bungee Jump, and Arcade, www.destintrack.com (8.8 m)

• DESTIN COMMONS: Upscale Open Air Mall, www.destincommons.com (11 m)

• SILVER SANDS FACTORY OUTLET: Over 100 designer brand name outlet stores, www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/silver-sands.com (15.7 m)

**RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS WITHIN 1 MILE**

• BAY CAFÉ FRENCH RESTAURANT: Hard to find less than a mile from the unit –best red fish for lunch outside of New Orleans, www.baycafewaterfront.com

• OLD BAY STEAMER: One of the top picks for the locals and walking distance from our unit, www.oldbaysteamerfwb.com

• ROCKIN TACO: Good (not great) spot to eat walking distance on the beach, they even have a beach side playground for the kids, www.rockintacos.com

• THE GULF OKALOOSA ISLAND: Super fun atmosphere on the bay with fresh food choices that change daily less than a mile away, www.thegulf.com

• Giovanni’s One89: Great Italian in historic downtown Fort Walton Beach 1 mile away, www.giovannisone89.com

• MAGNOLLIA GRILL: Great atmosphere set in an old (1910) southern style beach home in historic downtown Fort Walton Beach 1 mile away, www.magnoliagrillfwb.com

**RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS WITHIN 10-15 MINUTES IN DESTIN**

• MCGUIRE’S IRISH PUB: Great burgers, Irish specialties, Sunday brunch drink specials, and authentic atmosphere, www.mcguiresirishpub.com

• THE LOUISIANA LAGNIAPPE: Fantastic seafood, www.thelouisianalagniappe.com

• Brotulas: Great seafood, www.brotulas.com

• DONUT HOLE: Great breakfast and fantastic donuts

* Please bring your own games and 2nd controller. Please bring a working cell phone as the unit does not have a land line.

More Details

Owner
Rick Angle
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Rick Angle

It was always my mom's dream to own a condo in Fort Walton Beach. My wife and I adopted this dream and were fortunate to make it come true. We were blessed to be able to purchase this unit during the downturn in the market. After seeing this could actually become a business for our family we purchased additional units each year and started DESTIN WEST ESCAPES! Each year we improve on our ability to deliver a solid vacation experience for our guest. It is my sincere desire to be a small part of your families vacation memory making experience!

Rick Angle purchased this condo in 2010

Why Rick Angle chose Fort Walton Beach

This complex is a perfect family atmosphere and location to maximize time at the beach!

What makes this condo unique

My favorite aspect of Waterscape is the resort style pool area, convenience of never needing to get in the car after the first visit to the grocery store, or step foot on an elevator.

Map

Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
"Excellent pier, fishing gear rental about $20 for the day"
Fudpucker's On The Island
"The restaurant on the bay behind Fudpuckers is a great atmosphere right on the water, feels ..."
High Tide Lounge
"Nice local spot for a quick bite, the food is better than the restaurants over at the Boardw..."
Pranzo Italian Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Solid Italian across 98 from Waterscape!"
McGuire's Irish Pub
"Excellent atmosphere and food!! Try Sunday brunch - $2 Bloodies!!"
Bay Cafe
"Some of the best food you will have outside of New Orleans excellent local spot!! Call as t..."
Anglers Beachside Grill
"Best food on the board walk and excellent views!! Fun sports bar upstairs during football s..."
Track Family Recreation Center
"Fun times center with arcade, go-carts, etc."
Big Kahuna's
Harborwalk Village
"Upscale shopping area with many restaurants. They also have fun things for the kids like a ..."
Louisiana Lagniappe
"One of the most outstanding restaurants in Destin!"
Walmart Supercenter
"About 5 miles away, and one stop takes care of everyone's needs for the week!"
The Boardwalk - Okaloosa Island
"Oceanside dining, arcade, upscale shopping, bars, live music, playground for the kids, and v..."
Helen Back Cafe
"Wrong location on the map, it is directly on the bay across the street from Waterscape!"
Publix Pharmacy
"Less than .5 miles away newer and very nice!"
Marina Bay Resort
"Excellent food directly on the bay with fantastic views!"
Donut Hole
"Donuts what more needs to be said? They also have a solid breakfast!!"
Old Bay Steamer
"Excellent food!"
Air Force Armament Museum
"Free of charge and wonderful to visit if you like aircraft or you have kids that like them!!"
Sam's Club
"Conveniently located next to Super Walmart about 15 minutes away if you need anything in bul..."
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
"Excellent small airport 20 minutes away!"
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
The Boardwalk - www.theboardwalkoi.com
Nearest Point of Interest
Fudpuckers, Old Bay Steamer, & Cash's
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulfarium - www.gulfarium.com
Nearest Point of Interest
Okaloosa County Pier - www.okaloosaislandpier.com
Nearest Point of Interest
HelenBack - www.helenbackcafe.com
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Walk Destin - www.harborwalkdestin.com
Nearest Point of Interest
Pandoras Steak House
Nearest Point of Interest
McGuire's Irish Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
Super Walmart & Sam's Club
Car: not necessary

Book attractions online using this link, https://destinwest.tripshock.com/attractions/state-Florida/city-Fort-Walton-Beach-Okaloosa-Island/!

Amenities

Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1292 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • From March 1st - Oct 31st this is a weekly Sat-Sat rental. If you book Thursday - Sunday (3 nights) you will be balance billed for two full weeks.
  • Monthly pricing from Nov 1st - Feb 28th. A minimum of two months is required. Jan and Feb guest must check in Jan 2nd to the first Sat in March.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks and large enough to accomodate a pack-n-play
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Huge large enough for a pak-n-play to fit
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Half bath in the hall
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bunk Area - 1 bunk bed , 2 Twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 queen , New 2014 Sleeper Sofa
  • (2) King Beds; (1) Queen Sleeper, (1) Twin Bunk Bed. We will allow 9 if one is under the age of 3 with no more than 4 adults.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6086955 based on 46 reviews
5

Great condo in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Condo looks just like the pictures. Everything was clean. The kitchen had everything we needed. We loved being just a few steps from the parking garage and on the same level as the kids pool/splash area. It was super convenient. We've stayed at Waterscape before in a different unit, and we definitely enjoyed this location more. Rick was easy to work with. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, super happy you had a great trip!
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4

Plenty of room and great pool setup

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. Only complaint might be that you can hear people especially kids running in the room above. Other than that great place

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to take the family. They really loved the white sandy beach.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at A225 was great. It is clean and well maintained. The kids loved the bunkroom. The pools and beach at this resort are ideal for families, especially if you have preteen and younger as we do.

Our only notable complaints are of no fault of the property owner. For a couple of days of our stay, the hallway smelled foul like sulfur or such. You could also occasionally notice it at the heated pool. Also, the last night of the stay, the fire alarm for the resort went off at 10:30pm, which is never fun. A positive to this is the fire department is right across the street next to the strip club so they had responded before we even made it outside. Of course, a fire department so close makes alot of noise so keep this in mind if you are a light sleeper.

We wished there was an ice cream place that wasn't terrible within walking distance. We went to the mini golf/ icecream place right across the street once but the icecream was so freezer burnt that the kids wouldn't eat it.

My family all said they would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was very family friendly!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and updated!

  • 5 of 5

The convenience of where this particular unit was located was great for kids and made the week much easier traveling back and forth from the car and pool area. The unit was clean and updated, and the owner was super easy to work with. The amenities that Waterscape had to offer was great for my family, and it's conveniently located close to the Gulfarium, Fudpuckers, Crab Trap, the Destin Harbor, and many of our other favorite places to visit when we are in Fort Walton. The pool area has multiple pools, a splash pad for the kids, hot tubs, easy beach access, and plenty of grills located on the pool deck. I would highly recommend this unit and I know we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Super happy you guys had fun and we look forward to your upcoming return visit!
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5

Great place for a vacation with small children!!!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with 4 adults and 5 children (5, 4, 3, 3, and 1) for a week long vacation and we had never stayed at Waterscape before but this was a great place for us! The children's pool area was very close to our room, making it easy to run back to the room for items we forgot or for naptime. It was quite a trek to the beach but our kids liked the pool and lazy river best so we spent most of our time there. The tiki bar out by the pool was awesome too - had adult drinks and great food and drink options for the kids! The chairs provided for the beach were very convenient so I'm glad we didn't have to bring our own. We missed having an ocean view but didn't spend much time in the room anyways. We ate at AJ's Shanty and Helen Back's that were super close and they were both great options! Wild Willy's was a good place to go for rainy days at the beach. Rick was easy to work with and was very prompt on answering emails. We reported a leaky faucet to Rick and he had maintenance come and repair right away. A couple of suggestions I have is to put some kind of child lock up high on the main door and to have the interior door locks looked at. Our kids were able to open the door and take off running before we even realized they were gone and some interior door locks weren't functioning and some were missing. Overall, we had a great experience!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Guest who wish to stay over a Saturday night between March and October will be charged as if they stayed two full weeks. Owner reserves the right to refund a booking if it is accidentally booked at inaccurate pricing. A processing fee is included in the tax calculation to pay for the cost of processing new reservations.

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.

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