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Waterfront Relaxation on Santa Rosa Sound - Great View!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type studio
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


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.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
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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Waterfront Relaxation on Santa Rosa Sound - Great View!
average rating of 4.762712 based on 59 reviews

Property was in convenient location with alot of nice amenities!

  • 4 of 5

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location was perfect, the view was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for my vacation needs...plenty of parking and easy access...the people around me in the other units were very friendly and a lot of fun....I look forward to returning and renting this unit again.....thanks for sharing your paradise with my family!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely! Pet friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place with view of the water, short drive to the beach, pet friendly, very clean and safe. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

A great pet friendly condo, loved our stay! Very clean, cozy...the owners thought of everything to make our stay wonderful! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

We just had a great weekend at Pirates Bay B410! The studio was comfortable and nicely furnished! The view was amazing! There is plenty to do and explore without travelling far! Our host was quick to reply to any questions and concerns.

The only complaint, and it is NOT directed to Steve and Tara, our hosts, but to the groundskeepers...someone needs to vacuum the pool!

Thanks to Steve and Tara for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved pirates bay. It was just what we needed for our weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our condo at pirates bay was perfect for my husband and I to have a quick weekend getaway. We had a lovely view from our room. You could even see the ocean off in the distance. The condo was clean. I wouldn't describe it as luxurious but we thought it was amazing and suited our needs perfectly. Had good cable and wifi. Nice balcony. Bathroom was clean. Nice to have a fridge. Toaster oven allowed us to cook small things for breakfast. Pool area was nice. Had all of the essentials. We didn't want to leave. We would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Steve Shippee
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, Pirate
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

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 Fort Walton Beach

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!


Olive Garden
Fort Walton Beach
"The main attractions in downtown are the historical buildings, Indian Temple Mound, and uniq..."
Liza Jackson Park
"A wonderful outdoor natural park with pavillions and picnic areas, plus dock and very good b..."
Emerald Coast Science Center
"The Science Center moved from its former downtown location to just north of our condo on Mem..."
Ma Ma Nu's Kitchen
"Quaint little restaurant serving Thai dishes, BBQ, hamburgers, etc. Inexpensive, comfy, sho..."
Uptown Station
"A very classy shopping complex with stores, restaurants, and entertainment."
Publix Pharmacy
McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
Original Waterfront Crab Shack Restaurant
Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
Waffel House
Santa Rosa Mall
"Big Shopping in a typical indoor mall, including AMC movie theater, SEARS, JCP, Dillards, an..."
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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