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Waterfront Relaxation on Santa Rosa Sound - Great Spring Price!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Steve Shippee
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 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!

Amenities

Fort Walton Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleeper Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Marina and waterfront fishing access; great place to bring your boat, kayak, paddleboard, or air mattress!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Relaxation on Santa Rosa Sound - Great Spring Price!
average rating of 4.7843137 based on 51 reviews
5

Boater's secret get away

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a place to stay where we could keep our boat docked. Found this little gem on VRBO and it was priced right. We had not traveled to Fort Walton area before but we love a new experience. This is a studio condo. 3 adults had room to bath, sleep and watch tv..but we were really there for boating! The condo was clean, exceptionally well stocked and the owner was quick to respond to any questions we had. The grounds were neat and clean, pool was large and clean. There is a small "beach" area to sit and get a "sand" fix if that is needed. Elevator was in good working order and there were carts for your luggage. Mother used a walker and was able to maneuver the grounds well. The slip was perfect for our boat we loved having quick access to it. The boat ramp was right down the road at a local park and a dog park was there too. OH and did I say they were pet friendly? YES THEY ARE! Goodies were left for our dog from Cooper! The premises had room to keep our trailer and it was nice not having an added rental expense for that. We boated to several restaurants and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Loved watching the boats and barges pass by from the deck. Pirate's Bay has a fair number of permanent residents, they were all very kind and courteous. I would highly recommend Steve and his condo for anyone looking for a boating weekend or just a quiet get away!

5* for the property and its value.....hard to come by a place this clean and stocked at a reasonable price.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect get away for the boater!

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a place to stay where we could keep our boat docked. Found this little gem on VRBO and it was priced right. We had not traveled to Fort Walton area before but we love a new experience. This is a studio condo. 3 adults had room to bath, sleep and watch tv..but we were really there for boating! The condo was clean, exceptionally well stocked and the owner was quick to respond to any questions we had. The grounds were neat and clean, pool was large and clean. There is a small "beach" area to sit and get a "sand" fix if that is needed. Elevator was in good working order and there were carts for your luggage. Mother used a walker and was able to maneuver the grounds well. The slip was perfect for our boat we loved having quick access to it. The boat ramp was right down the road at a local park and a dog park was there too. OH and did I say they were pet friendly? YES THEY ARE! Goodies were left for our dog from Cooper! The premises had room to keep our trailer and it was nice not having an added rental expense for that. We boated to several restaurants and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Loved watching the boats and barges pass by from the deck. Pirate's Bay has a fair number of permanent residents, they were all very kind and courteous. I would highly recommend Steve and his condo for anyone looking for a boating weekend or just a quiet get away!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet and Relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay if your looking for peace and quiet. We had a great view, and just a few miles to the beach. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an affordable beach trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pirates Bay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Great weather. Steve and Tara were around making sure eveything in order. Check in was superior. Steve even stopped what he was doing to have place ready as we arrived a day earlier than thought. Unit was available so we were able to check in a day earlier. They were so accomodating with our dog Murray. Steve had a towel, dog rug and bag of treats as a welcoming gift to Murray from his dog Cooper. The unit was clean, although we did not do much cooking the kitchenette was stocked with more than we ever used. Awesome view from 4th floor balcony. Grounds are well kept. We walked (approx. 3 blocks) to dog park/beach every morning, same time same people everyday so Murray was able to make and play with same furry friends everyday. Unit was close to everything we need and a short drive into Destin. Thanks Steve and Tara we had a geat stay in your unit.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great View!

  • 2 of 5

We truly enjoyed the view. We didn't spend much time in the condo though, the neighboring renters or owners had to be heavy smokers, our unit smelled very bad most of the time. Thank you, we had a wonderful time though!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although we do not allow smoking in our unit, we are sorry that the neighbors were sharing their bad habits. We notified the owners of that unit to let them know you had an unpleasant stay, but it is really not possible for us to tell other people's guests how to live their lives. This has never been a problem in the past, and hopefully won't be in the future.
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5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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!

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Rates & Availability

Fort Walton Beach Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Summer
May 8 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$99
 
 
Pirate Festival
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$110
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $45 + Tax
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
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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