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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to our NEWLY RENOVATED, 5th floor, CORNER UNIT condo overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Our newly tiled, spacious, open concept condo awaits you. The kitchen has been renovated with new granite counter tops and hardware. It is well stocked for those who enjoy cooking. Look out the window and enjoy the beach as you do. Enjoy the views of the gulf from the kitchen, dining room, living room, and master bedroom.

Both bathrooms feature new tile and vanities. Granite countertops in both. The Master includes a double bowl sink, tub/shower while the second bathroom has a walk-in shower.

The Master bedroom boasts wall to wall sliding glass doors that lead to the balcony and features new furniture and a king bed. The second bedroom also features new furniture and two twin beds. Both bedrooms are tastefully decorated with the beach motiff and include new linens.

Our unit features 3 wall mounted flat screen Televisions (60" Living Room, 40" Master Bedroom, and 36" Second Bedroom), wifi internet, and cable.

Relax on the white sandy beach with our COMPLIMENTARY BEACH SERVICE WHICH PROVIDES 2 CHAIRS AND AN UMBRELLA just for you. Watch the dolphins play, search for shells, or frolic in the crystal clear water. If you prefer, swim in our private pool. The Palms features a private outdoor restroom facility and the condo has a keyless entry system.

End your day relaxing on our 25 foot balcony with the most breathtaking sunset views Okaloosa Island has to offer, while enjoying the calming sounds of the waves on the beach.

The Palms is family friendly and is close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. The Tom Thumb convenience store is a minute walk away, for those who enjoy an early morning coffee or just a late night snack.

Keywords: Okaloosa Island, beach front, gulf view, corner unit, white sands, crystal blue water, balcony, private pool, newly renovated, upgrades, granite countertops, panoramic views, sunsets, family fun,

More Details

Gus Danielides
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Gus Danielides

Our names are Gus and Nancy Danielides. We recently purchased this condo in Jan. 2011. I am the Fire Chief for the City of Whiting and Nancy is elementary educational technology teacher. We have always set time during the year for a beach vacation and we fell in love with Okaloosa Island. A beach vacation is something everyone should enjoy and we would love to share our unit with you and your family.

Gus Danielides purchased this condo in 2011

Why Gus Danielides chose Ft Walton Beach

The emerald waters, crystal white sand, and general location of Okaloosa island made it clear to us..... This Is It! The Palms condomium building consists of just 23 units. It is right in the center of the island, and is the perfect beach location. The 5th floor location made the gulf view perfect. The fact that it is a corner unit and has additional windows and more space made our decision even easier.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo has new tile in the foyer, kitchen, dining and living rooms. Both bathrooms also received new tile, sinks, toilets, and vanities. New granite countertops, hardware, sink, and faucets are completed. New bedroom, dining room, and living room furniture(2016) has been purchased. The lighting/ceiling fans in our unit were updated also. This upgrade was completed in 2011. The Palms 501 will be completely transformed and ready to meet your family's vacation needs.


Ft Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom has his and her sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom has access from dining room and second bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King Size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Family friendly, spacious, close to shops and restaurants, beachfront, clean, new furniture, new countertops, new bathrooms, balcony, unobstructed views, fantastic sunsets


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(45 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews

Our getaway was PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean, with attractive decor, uncluttered and had everything we needed for a delightful stay. We loved sitting on the balcony and having our own chairs and umbrella on the beach. We had large flat screen tv for football games and loved employing Ft.Walton. Ocean was calm and so clear, loved swimming in tbe ocean. Perfect place. Not crowded. The owner was so nice friendly and very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear your time away went well. I am just a phone call away if you plan on a return visit. Thanks Gus and Nancy
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Paradise at The Palms

  • 5 of 5

Out of all the choices out there for vacation rentals on the Panhandle, we feel very fortunate to have found 501 The Palms and having the pleasure to be dealing with Gus and Nancy.

I remarked to them when we arrived via email that the condo was "exactly" like the surprises, somehow seemed larger.

Plain and simple, it had everything we needed to have a most enjoyable 1st time, extended, Florida vacation. So much thought has been put into the amenities and ultimately the comfort for guests. We loved the easy nautical/beachy decor, clean white palette, cleanliness, extra windows that you normally don't get and splashes of colour without a lot of clutter! The view from the balcony is the ultimate backdrop of course and it's the first thing you see when you walk in 501 from all the windows.

Our favourite time at the condo was late afternoon when we came in from a great day on the beach or exploring Okaloosa/Destin....the sun pouring through all the windows.

The Palms smaller size (23 units maybe) means fewer people on the beach as compared to the much larger developments. I didn't think that having a chair and umbrella was such a big deal before we went but I was totally wrong. It was a pleasure seeing Travis each morning and knowing we had a comfortable spot to spend the day.

We particularly loved the fact that Okaloosa was quiet and that when we wanted to shop or eat out or get groceries, Destin was just 10 minutes away. Tom Thumb convenience store right next door was a bonus and the fresh Krispy Kreme donuts were hard to resist. We took a deep sea fishing charter out of the harbour in Destin aboard the American Spirit and caught grouper, trigger fish and vermillion snapper. Our favourite spot to eat was the original Dewey Destin on the pier and who could resist a burger at McGuires.

Dealing with Gus and Nancy was a pleasure at all times and we thank them for their dedication to guests needs. I'd hesitate to recommend 501 The Palms to many people because then it will become so popular that we won't be able to book again :)

Great memories of our "first" visit to Okaloosa and looking forward to returning to The Palms.

Thank You again Gus and Nancy

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been more enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

We took a chance on late season weather and spent the month of November in The Palms Unit 501. The weather couldn’t have been more cooperative as the days were unseasonally warm and sunny. We found the condo to be cheery, cozy, and very tastefully decorated. Everything one would need away from home was in the unit. Every detail seemed to have been considered, including large flat screen TVs in every room, binoculars and reading material in the TV table, and tall chairs on the balcony that allowed you to enjoy the beach and surf without peering through the railing. Gus, the owner, was very personable and helpful while arranging our reservation. We had a very enjoyable experience and will definitely consider this condo for our next Florida vacation.

- Jim & Susie Nordyke

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln, Nebraska

Palms 501 Season 2

  • 5 of 5

This. Is an awesome experience! From parking in the assigned spot (if you have an average sized car, you can do it!! ...Aura TL here). Through out the year, I have cherished the first picture taken in said assigned parking spot out over the beach. Ride the elevator up to the 5th floor, and you will be greeted by the most awesome (screensaver/balcony) beach view ever! The unit's accent lights combined with the beach lighting creates something you will never forget and will always want to go back to! Gus and Nancy are so easy to work with, they're like family! Shhh! let's keep this a FWB secret!! Staying in July 2017, a repeat of our stay in June, best place ever!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

It is so nice to feel like you are "at home" when you enter the condo that you will be renting for your time away....Well, that is exactly how my family and I felt about this unit. We LOVED IT!! Extremely comfortable, spacious, fully equipped and clean!! The views from this unit are just the BEST!! From sunrise to sunset it is absolutely beautiful...White sand, blue waters...You cannot beat it...Nothing obstructing the view. The owner is very easy to work with and quick to respond to inquiries/question/concerns which to me makes the whole process smooth. I would highly recommend staying in this unit and if we are in this area again, we will definitely want to rent this unit!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashland, VA

Lovely view and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

What a peaceful fall vacation that could not have been better! Gus is fabulous to work with...immediate response and happy to help. Well equipped and beautifully furnished. For us the weather even cooperated! You cannot find a new nicer place to stay! We hope to make this an annual vacation...

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

An additional cleaning fee of $100 after your stay will be included in your rental quote. The Condo is Non-Smoking and NO pets are allowed. The initial $700 payment will secure your booking. The payment is broken down towards the refundable damage deposit of $300 and remaining $400 will go towards the rental period amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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