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Beachfront! Great Gulf views! Free Beach Service! Easy access to beach and pool

Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA
  • Condo1156 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

2 bedroom 2 bath raised first floor unit with views and easy access to beach

Beach service included! 2br/2bath Gulf front, ground floor condo with a view. Private balcony opens to master br and living room, wifi, private laundry, flat screen tv's, seasonally heated pool, tile and vinyl throughout. We challenge you to find any condo closer to the beach than this!!!

This unique southeast corner unit, two bedroom condo is about 6 feet above the sand, and about 20 feet from it. The living room has two walls of windows, and from the balcony one can see miles up the beach in either direction! You can even see, smell and hear the surf while lying in your king size master bed! Due to the unique design of this building which places you well above the sand for a great view of the beach, your front door remains at parking level, so you won't have to climb any stairs or wait on any elevators.

This unit also comes with high speed internet, an inside washer/dryer, a bbq area and a pool. It is directly on the sugar white beach of Okaloosa Island, which is between Fort Walton Beach and Destin.


Jean Steensma

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Jean Steensma

My husband and I live in Austin, Texas, with our two daughters. We vacationed on Okaloosa Island a few years ago and just fell in love with the area and wanted to make a small piece of this beautiful beach area our own. We have not seen any other beaches as gorgeous as this. The beauty of the Gulf takes your breath away. It is the perfect place for some R&R.

Jean Steensma purchased this Condo in 2007

Why Jean Steensma chose Ft Walton Beach

We selected this particular vacation home because of its size, location, and accessibility. It is a small to medium size building so the beach is never crowded. There is plenty of space to spread out. It is located right on the gulf and you never feel overcrowded. The building is set up high, so even though we have all the convenience and accessibility of being on the first floor, we have a tremendous, breathtaking view. We have a physically disabled daughter and the accessibility of this vacation home makes it easy to use with her. The beach crossover is located adjacent to us, making beach access very convenient and only a very short walk.

What makes this Condo unique

Great view from a ground floor vacation home because the building is set up high. Convenient, easy access to the beach, very close to the beach walkover. Convenient, right-at-your-door parking. Good location for those that cannot walk a long distance to the beach or the vacation home. Right on the Gulf! If you got any closer, you would be in the water! Total view sunrise-to-sunset from the wrap around balcony, living room and master bedroom.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Convertible bed(s)
        2 sleep sofa /futon, pull out couch in living room
      • King size bed (1) with King size mattress, Queen size bed (1), Sleeper Sofas (1)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 2

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront
        • Water View
        • Waterfront


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Elevator
                      Building is raised so there is a good view.
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Dryer in unit.
                    • Parking
                      Easy access to parking.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washing machine in unit.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wifi internet access


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable TV
                                • Television
                                  Flay screen TVs. Cable TV. Netflix available.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Wrap around private balcony with complete Gulf view; sunrise to sunset.
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Wheelchair accessible into the condo. Please ask owner for more info and details.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Conveniently located with pool restrooms.


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              27 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Needs new furniture.

                                                              Jessica R.

                                                              The condo was ok- could use a spruce up and stand to be brightened up color wise. Much darker than pictures appeared. I stayed in the floor above this one in October so I knew what to expect location and view wise which we love. One of the biggest things that I absolutely hated during my months stay was the furniture! The couch was absolutely horrible and so uncomortable. I came home early because I couldn’t stand it any longer.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Glad you enjoyed the Gulf view and gorgeous Okaloosa Island/Destin area. I am very sorry that the couch was an issue. I wish you had let us know so we could have had the opportunity to remedy that. We use room darkening curtains because most guests prefer to have the option of darker rooms since the sun and beach can be so bright. With the curtains open, there is plenty of light. The blue color of the walls reflects the nautical theme in our condo.

                                                              Update: The couch is under warranty and is being taken care of this week.

                                                              Great location and easy beach access

                                                              Randy D.Murray, Nebraska

                                                              Perfect for seniors. Great location and couldn't be any closer to the beach. We could park right in front of the door with only two steps to get into the condo. The kitchen was well equipped. The condo was very clean. The only negative comment is that we felt the couch was uncomfortable. We had a great time and would stay there again.

                                                              Awesome view and property!

                                                              Julie A.Kirksville/MO

                                                              What can I say...it's a fantastic place! Decorated very well, kitchen is nicely equipped, and the VIEW is just perfect. We hit a few small snags with some remodeling happening on the property (should be done by now), but Jean was very responsive and made sure we had a wonderful stay! If you are looking to stay in Ft. Walton area, this is the place to stay!! Thanks Jean for all of your hospitality! 🌴�🏖�

                                                              Fall Break Stay

                                                              JIM K.

                                                              If you are looking for a nice size 2 bedroom condo that is first floor, beach front with a great view, parking at your door, no hassle then this unit is exceptional. October is a great time to go. The weather was perfect and only a few beachgoers were around. Everything you need comes with this condo including really fast wifi. The owners are very friendly and respond quickly to any questions you may have.

                                                              We have rented other condos in the area and were less than impressed with what we got for the money. We always left thinking what else is out there. Well, we found the one for us and plan to return.

                                                              Perfect condo for family vacation!!!

                                                              Lacie A.

                                                              I wanted to take the time to let everyone know how great this property is!! We just recently stayed at this location and it was more than perfect. When looking for a condo I was so impressed with Jean (the owner) and how they communicated so quickly back to me and we were able to book so fast an easy! The pictures are even better in person. When they say this condo is right next to the beach it really is and you literally park right in front of your door! We woke up to breath taking views and were so comfortable in this spacious condo, also not to mention the beach chairs and umbrella was set up ready for us the entire week! I definitely recommend this property and I will definitely stay here again! Thank you Jean for allowing my family to stay at your condo and for making it such a memorable week! We appreciate it so much and will stay here again!!!!!!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We sure appreciate these great comments and I am very happy you enjoyed your stay in our condo as much as we do! Thanks so much. Looking forward to hearing from you again in the near future for a return trip!

                                                              Our search is over

                                                              Nancy M.Smyrna, TN

                                                              After years of trying to find the perfect location for our beach getaway, I am so happy to report that we finally found it in ETW 1000. I brought my parents with us, so the convenience of pulling right up to the entrance was much appreciated. Although I rarely cook very often while on vacation, I was pleased that the kitchen was the best equipped I had ever seen in a rental. The rates were extremely reasonable for a late winter visit. We hope to return often. Thanks for letting us share this lovely property.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I am thrilled that this worked out so well for you! We love staying at our condo and so glad you enjoyed it too. Everyone has such a great time and everything is convenient with easy access. Thanks for your wonderful comments and sure hope you come back soon!


                                                              Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

                                                              Located between the sleepy town of Ft. Walton Beach, and the buzzing tourist destination of Destin, we feel this is the best vacation destination for the family, golfer, shopper or fisherman. There are no high rises in sight, as nothing over 7 stories is allowed on Okaloosa. Because these buildings have fewer units than most other beaches and plenty of waterfront, the white beaches and the teal Gulf waters are never crowded, making it simply paradise! Many people say that these are the most beautiful beaches that they have ever seen. Television, surveys and magazines rate the Emerald Coast among the top ten in the world for its beautifully colored waters and sand as white as snow. You can relax on your private balcony, and watch the dolphins jumping less than 100 yards away! This unit is currently priced below similar units in this building, so book soon, before we raise prices.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Rates are subject to change until reservation is made. Rates do not include taxes (11%) or cleaning fee ($90). Refundable damage deposit of $200 or credit card. An online deposit of $104 can be made to reserve my condo for you. The balance of the payment is due at least 30 days before your arrival date.

                                                              27 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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