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Waterfront Relaxation on Santa Rosa Sound - Low Fees!

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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Come spend a magical vacation with us and enjoy our comfortable waterfront studio in the heart of Fort Walton Beach. We're close to downtown and shopping, yet our inland location avoids beach traffic and congested parking. BUT, the beautiful white sand beaches of Okaloosa Island are just a short 2 mile drive away. We cherish our 4th floor view of the waterway and think you will, too!

Like most bargain shoppers, our pricing is based on what WE would like to pay for a vacation. There is a small additional fee to bring your pet or if you need a boat slip, and we ask our guests to put down a refundable deposit to protect against any accidents. We take a lot of pride in making sure our guests needs are met, and welcome your questions about the place or the area. If you have a special situation please let us know and we'll be happy to help.

Pirate's Bay is a marina resort property offering a boat slips for the traveling sailor, and a great place to hang out for the landlubber. Our large marina allows you to stroll along the docks and enjoy beautiful sunsets along Santa Rosa Sound, or spend a relaxing time casting a line into the depths to catch a fish.

This unit provides a kitchenette with stove top, microwave, toaster oven, cooking utensils, a large coffee maker, and a full sized refrigerator. Entertainment includes digital TV service and high speed internet. The sofa opens into a queen sized sleeper, allowing extra bed space for adults or children. An extra air bed can be provided on request. Plus, we would be happy to arrange extra events to fill your free time - ask us about going on a dolphin sightseeing excursion!! Enjoy the good life at Pirate's Bay right on the edge of the Sound, and leave your worries behind.

Keywords: Condominium, Hotel, Short-Term, Waterfront, Marina

More Details

Steve Shippee
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Steve Shippee

Steve is a marine biologist in the local area that is involved in marine wildlife response, and studies the bottlenose dolphins in the waters of Choctwahatchee Bay and Santa Rosa Sound. Tara is a child development counselor and therapist. Our goal is to make this quaint condo on the Sound into a special place where guests can enjoy a relaxing time viewing wildlife and appreciating the natural beauty of this waterfront village. We are happy to show visitors around by boat!

Steve Shippee purchased this studio in 2000

Why Steve Shippee chose Florida Main North West

Pirate's Bay Condos are very practical studio units with amazing views situated in the heart of Fort Walton Beach. The property is well landscaped and maintained, and is secluded from high-volume highway traffic. We're located close to all major roads and shopping areas but visitors can avoid the congestion and crowds common at the beach. A range of different size boat slips can be arranged for guests, making this an ideal location for vacationers desiring to bring their own watercraft. Trailer parking is also available, and a very good public boat ramp is less than a mile away. We provide the housekeeping, free long distance, plus digital TV and high speed internet.

What makes this studio unique

Our cozy condo is far better than a standard hotel, with room to cook and relax, a private pool setting away from the parking lot, beautifully landscaped lawns, and easy access to the marina with all the amenities of waterfront living at an affordable price. Plus we can arrange for private boat tours from our private marina!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Relaxation on Santa Rosa Sound - Low Fees!
average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 reviews

Perfect pet friendly condo!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is in a great location - close to everything yet not crowded. Pool is nice, enjoyed watching sunsets from the marina, and boats on the waterway. A bonus was how quiet & peaceful the condo is. The "neighbors" were also friendly. Our favorite restaurants were the Neighborhood Cafe for breakfast & The Original Crab Shack for dinner. For beach access we would go to John Beasley State Park. There is also a nice park within walking distance with a dog park - Liza Jackson Park. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great place for the price

  • 5 of 5

Clean, beautiful view, great pool, well stocked condo, easy to book. We will be back! I recommend a thick mattress pad for sofa mattress but regular mattress was very comfy. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I went to fort walton to get married and we stayed in pirates cove. It was perfect! Very clean, huge pool, and very cozy. My husband and I had plenty of room! We were in awe at how big the pool was. Perfect view of the ocean off the back deck. Very reasonable priced and we will definitley be going back next year! Steve is great and very helpful!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Cozy Quaint and Clean :)

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just got back from our stay and we couldn't have been happier with the condo. From our initial inquiry to Steve and Tara to the departing message we received from them, it was such a smooth transaction. We even asked to add an additional day and they worked with us on getting the situated. The condo itself was perfect for what we needed. The bed was comfy. The view of the bay from the patio was beautiful. We did not use the pool but it was very clean and even with it being 4th of July weekend, was never overcrowded. We had friends staying on Okaloosa Island which was only a 5 minute drive. And Destin was about 15 mins away. Location was perfect. Thank you very much for the use of your condo!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Salute to the boys...

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for being my GPS this week. Really enjoyed my stay and was very comfortable. Perfect place to hang out and enjoy. I will be back...but in a less tourist hostile season...traffic was tough.

Thanks for everything Steve.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Excellent condo, excellent owner/operators!!!

  • 5 of 5

I was actually in town for business, however, they condo made it feel like a vacation the whole time! Nicely appointed, clean and comfortable. Close to everything, relaxing water views and so much nicer that some of the hotels I have stayed at there. It was nice that the owners were the operators too, not some realty company. They were VERY accommodating and answered questions instantly! I will definitely stay here again for my next trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
KCs Sand Bar; Props Brewpub; Crab Shack; SaltyDuck
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ft. Walton Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Olive Garden; iHop; Red Lobster; Waffle House
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Okaloosa Island, Beasley Park or Marler Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Olive Garden Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Fort Walton Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Uptown Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Liza Jackson Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Krusty Krabb
Nearest Point of Interest
Pirate's Bay Unit B410
Car: recommended

Olive Gardens restaurant is located directly next door to Pirate's Bay. There are several other great dining and entertainment locations within a short distance of the condo in downtown Ft. Walton Beach. A new restaurant (Ma Ma Nu) has opened directly across the road in 2015 - we've heard great things so far! Santa Rosa Sound is a great place to fish, kayak, and simply enjoy watching sunsets. Destin Pass and Crab Island is about 8 miles away by boat, and the uninhabited islands of Santa Rosa Sound near Mary Esther are just a mile west of our condo. Ask us about taking a boat tour of the area - we would be happy to arrange something for you!


Rates & Availability

Fort Walton Beach Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Starry winter nights
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break!
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
April Showers
Apr 4 2017 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 2 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Housekeeping $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cancellations within 30 days of arrival will be partially or fully refunded depending on season and circumstances. We strive to work with our guests to provide a friendly and relaxing vacation. We include cleaning in the nightly rental rate, and add a Housewarming cost for supplies and utilities that is not taxable to save you a little extra money.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fort Walton Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleeper Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Marina and waterfront fishing access; great place to bring your boat, kayak, paddleboard, or air mattress!

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