Beachbums Hideaway - a Unique Beachfront Studio

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Tired of staying at impersonal, expensive, noisy condos? Want to be treated more like family instead of just another renter? Our non-smoking unit is an unusual getaway for a couple (and maybe one small child). We live in the top two floors of a residential three story townhouse located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on Okaloosa Island and rent out our ground floor lock-out studio apartment from time to time.

Our unit is not for everyone. If you want to party until the wee hours of the morning, there are plenty of other units available. But if you don't mind being fairly quiet from 10:00 PM until 6:00 AM, don't mind a Wire Hair Fox Terrier named Zoie, and enjoy just kicking back with a margarita and a little Jimmy Buffett music, this should suit you fine.

Your dedicated parking place will be right in front of the building, just steps from the entrance. We have three bicycles for you to tour around the island, and you can borrow Dave's fishing gear to do a little surf fishing. Beach gear (chairs, towels, umbrella, boogie boards, fresbies, kids toys, etc.) is also provided. You will have a private deck with a bar, and an enclosed outside shower for rinsing off after a day at the beach (Yes, we have a full bath inside also).

Finish off the evening with a game of darts, chess, or a boardgame, or select a movie from our DVD collection. In the morning you will have the local paper waiting at your front door for you to read while you're enjoying your coffee. We offer a 10% repeat guest discount and promise to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible!

Keywords: Studio Apartment

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Studio
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Usually must be at least 24 unless married or accompanied by parent or guardian. We will consider young people under the age of 24 on a case-by-case basis....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking allowed inside our unit. You may smoke on the outside deck....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 murphy bed


  • Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Murphy Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • DVD Collection, Dart Board, Books, Games, CD Collection, Kitchen Cabinets, Sink, Toaster-Oven, Blender, Coffee Pot, Pull-Down Queen Size Murphy Bed, Loveseat makes out into a Twin Bed, Eating Utensils, Linens, No Smoking and no pets...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Our unit is directly on the beach on Okaloosa Island....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet:

    Secure WiFi. Code is posted in unit....moreless


  • Microwave:

    (Kitchen also has a toaster-oven, crockpot, and electric skillet)...moreless

  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    (With enclosed outside shower)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 13 - Nov 30, 2016
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 11%


We require a $150 deposit in order to reserve and payment in full upon arrival. There is no cancellation fee if you cancel prior to 2 weeks before your scheduled arrival date. Rates are subject to change until booked.

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: When we bought our town home in 1998 it was a real 'fixer upper'. Dave spent two years remodeling the two upper levels where we now live, and then decided to build a studio apartment in the rear of the garage. We always wanted to own a Bed and Breakfast and we feel that our unit is the next best thing to it. We wanted a unique rental where our guests would feel at home and more like family, not just another impersonal condo. Since we opened for business in March 2004 we have been blessed with almost continuous bookings from March through October. Many of our guests come back year after year and we will never forget who actually pays our bills.

Why the Owner Chose Okaloosa Island, FL, USA:
Okaloosa Island is a little 'hidden gem' on the Emerald Coast. Quiet, laid back, very little traffic and beautiful beaches. And our Beachbums Hideaway is right on the beach! What more could you ask for?

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  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • Kitchen Area

    Kitchen Area

  • The beach is over the dune-just steps away!

    The beach is over the dune-just steps away!

  • Outside Bar Area

    Outside Bar Area

  • TV and Dining Area

    TV and Dining Area

  • Outside Private Deck with Enclosed Shower

    Outside Private Deck with Enclosed Shower

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Queen Murphy Bed in Down Position

    Queen Murphy Bed in Down Position

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 15, 2016

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