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Waterscape C203, Family Friendly! Ground Level, Steps to Pools, Inside of U!!!!

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Great Location!! Steps from Toddler Pool, On the Lawn, Best Reviewed!

PLEASE READ *****STARRED COMMENTS***** BEFORE INQUIRING.

******PLEASE NOTICE******

**Please do not pay online without inquiring about availability, obtaining a contract, and understanding terms. I often have reservations pending (in limbo) and I need to look at your dates BEFORE you book online. I DENY ALL BOOKING REQUESTS MADE WITHOUT SPEAKING TO ME FIRST.

**Do an internet search for my property name "Waterscape C203" and look for "RentWaterscape" in the results. I have more pictures, videos, and tons of info there. [Hint: $ave $$!] This is also the fastest way to reach me.
Like me on Facebook at "Waterscape Rentals By Owner" ~ I post cancellations, deals, and up-to-date info there.

**I appreciate it when possible to fill the calendar right up to the next renter. If your dates cause unrentable gaps in my calendar (leaving one or two single nights only), I may not be able to accept your reservation.
****If you want to see my other awesome units, check out
B112: VRBO Listing #877493
C505: VRBO Listing #552579

After reading one or two ads, these things really start running together and you focus on the price and forget it. I would hope that my ad would be more helpful than that. So I’ll think a little outside the box here. If you want the same-old information, see my neighbors’ ads. My ad will tell you the rest!

Waterscape is shaped like a U. The beach is at the top of the U. The A unit is on the left. The B unit is on the right. The C unit is at the bottom (parallel to the beach). So the C unit is farthest from the beach, but the walk is lovely and the rates are cheaper. From the higher units in the C building, you have a wonderful view of the beach. This unit is a ground unit. You can’t see the beach. However, you can step out of my unit onto the ground and you’re on your way. C203 is directly behind the toddler pool—I’m talking a few steps! So it’s a trade-off. See the beach and fight the stairs. See the courtyard and you’re ready to go! People who visit here frequently keep the secret of the ground level units. They are often highly sought units and tend to book up early.

If you want to see the pools and hear the waterfalls, you should stay in the C building (anywhere!), or in EVEN NUMBERED units in A or B. If you want things quieter, the odd numbered units in A & B face the outside of the property. You can see the beach from all of these odd units, but B directly faces other 6 story condos so you have a narrow window in which to see. (I stayed over there once. I didn’t care for it.). The odd units on the A side are currently overlooking construction of a new hotel. When the hotel is constructed they will have a view of the hotel plus a narrow strip to see the ocean. It is quiet on that side (except maybe not during construction).

When we were shopping for condos I looked at EVERYTHING. I had never stayed in the C building before. As we looked at the condos for sale we were weighing A vs. B. On the last day, we visited C. My husband and I both were in immediate agreement: this is where it’s at!! The first thing that got us was the layout. The kitchens in A and B are TINY. It is SO FRUSTRATING. There is limited cabinet space, limited space to store your groceries except right on the counter. And when you do, then there’s no counterspace to work. The kitchens in the C building are very large. More than one person can go in at a time and there’s plenty of room for everything, including cooking! Next benefit: Parking! This may not seem like a big deal but after staying in the B building MANY times and then staying in our unit, I realized I had no idea what I was missing. It’s very convenient. If I forgot something in the car, 10 seconds and it’s in the condo. This is C building only…and the lower you are, the less levels you have to drive up to get this convenience. Finally, we loved being on ground level. The way Waterscape is built is unique. There’s a little bit of maze to get to the pools if you aren’t on the ground level. The C building has a luscious green courtyard in front. My kids play on it a LOT! They love to pull each other around the grass in the wagon. There is usually a football or soccer game going on between the kids in the bottom floor units. They can do this and I can see them from the couch! Love my unit!!!!

You will find most of the units in Waterscape to be “Vanilla.” The contractors painted them all the same and that is how most remain. C203, has been loved and cared for and has its own personality. It is colorful and classy, decorated with beachy flair, and most importantly to me, IT IS NOT CLUTTERED. If I see one more fake plant (I mean dust collector) inside a condo I think I’ll scream. I have two small kids and when we go to the beach, we bring our house with us. I don’t need extra clutter already in the condo! C203 is a unit for families. I love children and they are welcome in my unit. I have some things in there that might help you out during your stay, including an all-terrain wagon to get you around the property, a pack-n-play, high chair, toys, floats, etc. Our bunk room has a light-blocking privacy curtain so your kids can sleep in while you have your morning coffee. I try my best to make everyone comfortable and happy!

I don’t just cater to kids. Grown-ups are more than welcome in my unit. ;-) We have a top-of-the-line pillow top King size sleep number in the Master bedroom. I have big, thick towels, very comfortable mattresses, and the kitchen is stocked with nice gadgets. (I rented at Waterscape for a long time—I know how frustrating it is to go in a unit and barely be able to find a spatula. It drives me insane!!) You are renting at a top-rated resort. In my opinion, each unit should reflect that. Many owners own a unit for an investment and don’t oversee the unit closely. Their mistake--My advantage!

I don’t charge any fees except tax and cleaning--another benefit of working directly with an owner. Please keep in mind: If your dates leave a 1 or 2 day gap in my calendar before or after your visit, it makes those dates unrentable. I do not like this (its like giving away two free nights so you can rent from me), and it's why most owners rent by the week. I reserve the right to decline your dates if they cause unrentable gaps in my calendar.

How to book: Booking with me is easy. I email you 3 simple documents to fill out and sign. You return them with your $250 deposit. The deposit secures your reservation and covers any damage to the unit that you might cause. Rent is due 1 month prior to check-in. I return the deposit after your stay if the unit is left in the same condition as found. All of this is covered in detail in the rental paperwork. If you have questions about anything, of course, I’m just an email or phone call away.

Technical Details about Waterscape:
HUGE Zero-entry pool with waterfall, Lily Pad course, and water gadgets
Lazy River with tubing provided
Quieter upper level pool, heated seasonally
AWESOME Toddler pool with waterslide and waterfall/water gadgets
Covered play area for kids (save the sunburn!)
2 very large hot tubs, snack shack, beautiful landscaping, gated parking, 24/7 security (a HUGE plus)
Poolside gas Weber grills that are professionally cleaned daily
Beach Club (planned activities, movies at the pool, crafts, karaoke etc; Peak season only)
Fitness Center & Game Room

Technical details about C203:
The unit sleeps 8 people comfortably.
**Master BR has a king bed. Master bath has double vanities, a walk in shower, and a large bathtub.
**Guest BR has a queen bed. Guest bath has a single vanity and walk in shower (no tub).
**Bunk Room has bunk beds and a light-blocking privacy curtain to keep your kids soundly sleeping.
**Living room has a queen size sofa bed.
**There are two full bathrooms. The master bath has a large tub and separate shower. The guest bath has a walk in shower.

No keys. C203 has a keypad lock. You set the code when you arrive. No dealing with the front desk. You can go straight to the condo. No dealing with keys! Never again will I dig through a sandy beach bag trying to find a key to get in.

The unit has all the amenities you’d expect. Washer/Dryer, dishwasher, icemaker, etc.
And don’t be fooled by the savvy ads on VRBO—EVERYBODY has free WiFi!!

~I no longer buy in to Waterscape's beach service. Most of the time my units have more than 2 adults and providing 2 chairs either separates families or costs them an additional $120 to rent another set. Then you get stuck on the 2nd or 3rd row with no view, and they pull the chairs up 2 hours before sunset (BOO!). To better serve my guests, I now include 4 very nice beach chairs, an 8' umbrella (larger than beach service's) with a twist-in anchor for easy setup, and a huge rolling beach cart with sand wheels (with a built in cooler) for ease in carrying it to and from. This way, you can set up wherever you like and stay as long as you want, avoid the crowds, and have the freedom to take up as much space as you like.
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age limit for renters is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Waterscape has a no-pet policy for renters....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Ground unit but not specifically constructed for handicapped...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bunk Area: 1 bunk bed

    2 twins = 1 Bunk Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Pack-n-Play in Master Closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1 set)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • All-terrain wagon, Beach Cart, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, High Chair, Pack-n-Play, Books, DVDs, Beach Toys (body boards, kite, etc). ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    One in the living room and each bedroom....moreless

  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    We have two iPod docks....moreless

  • Television:

    One in the living room and each bedroom....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    I am 'Beach Front' but because I am on the pool level, you see the lovely green courtyard from my unit. You do not cross a street to get to the beach. Just pass by the pools and you are there. The courtyard is tropical and BEAUTIFUL. Walking out the unit on ground level and not fighting stairs is huge!...moreless

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View:

    You can hear the waterfall from my patio. Very relaxing....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Check the lint filter please. :-)...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking Passes are required....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Bring your own detergent....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    FREE...moreless

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available for rent....moreless

  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break 2017
Mar 21 - Apr 7, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750
Late Spring 2017
Apr 8 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600
Memorial Week
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000
Summer 2017
Jul 8 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750
Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600
Winter 2017-2018
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$135 $150
Fri, Sat, Sun
$750 $1,600
Early Spring 2018
Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2018
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000
Early Spring Break
Mar 10 - Mar 16, 2018
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500
Spring Break 2018
Mar 17 - Apr 6, 2018
2 night min stay
$300 $325
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,850
Late Spring 2018
Apr 7 - May 18, 2018
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,650
Pre-Summer Special 2018
May 19 - May 25, 2018
2 night min stay
$300 $325
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,950
Summer 2018
May 26 - Jun 29, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,900
July 4th 2018
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,200
Summer 2018
Jul 7 - Aug 10, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,900
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$125
$700 $1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $120 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

**$250 deposit required for all reservations.

**Cleaning is $120 and they make us tax it.

**These prices are reduced based on free payment methods (check/Paypal) which is how 95% of my renters pay. ANY use of credit card will have to pay an additional 4%. (I don't want to charge higher rent to the 95% to cover the fees of the 5%.) :-)

**Cancellation Policy: Beyond 60 days before arrival: Anything you have paid will be returned in full. Between 30 & 60 days before arrival, deposit lost unless unit is re-rented. If it is re-rented, then deposit is returned less $25 fee. Within 30 days of arrival, rent and deposit lost unless unit is re-rented. If unit is re-rented, rent and deposit are returned in full less a $50 fee. I never keep your rent or deposit if I am able to re-rent. :-)


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fort Walton Beach (FPS) & VPS/PNS/ECP
Okaloosa Island, FL, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Old Bay Steamer

Car: Necessary

Waterscape is just over the bridge from Destin, Florida. You will be minutes from the Big Kahuna Water Park. (It's a lot of fun!!) You will be surrounded by fresh, local seafood and have many choices of restaurants with local flair. Additionally, shopping is everywhere. The largest outlet mall in the southeast, Silver Sands Factory, is just a short drive down scenic Hwy. 98 in Destin.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are a family of four from Alabama. We love to come to the beach to relax together. Frequently we bring our bicycles and bike around town, and even travel to nearby towns with long bike paths. (There is excellent biking nearby--ask if interested!) We own two condos at Waterscape and they actually keep us VERY busy when we travel here. We strive to keep our condos impeccable, and this means a lot of work when we visit. We love it though, and our guests always come first.

Why the Owner Chose Okaloosa Island, FL, USA:
We came to Waterscape in 2009, and have not visited another beach property since. Waterscape has everything kids could ever dream for, and adults of all ages fall in love with the place. We bought in Waterscape because there just isn't anything like it around. We love the grounds and amenities, and the area isn't too crowded. The sugar white beaches are beautiful. We just love it here.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
I love this property because I can park, unload my groceries and kids, walk a few feet to my front door, and never touch stairs or an elevator. I also love being able to walk right out to the pool from my front door! We are close to the kids pool, and while sitting on the patio you can relax to the sounds of the waterfall.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • C203--Front Row Seating

    C203--Front Row Seating

  • Kitchen looking towards Bunk Room.

    Kitchen looking towards Bunk Room.

  • Living Room.

    Living Room.

  • Master Bedroom, opens to patio.  Beautiful view with curtains open.

    Master Bedroom, opens to patio. Beautiful view with curtains open.

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

  • Super Fun Bunk Room

    Super Fun Bunk Room

  • Large Pool with waterfalls and Lily Pad course

    Large Pool with waterfalls and Lily Pad course

  • Zero-Entry Pool with Lily Pad Course and Watefall

    Zero-Entry Pool with Lily Pad Course and Watefall

  • Heated Pool (heated seasonally)

    Heated Pool (heated seasonally)

  • Toddler Pool

    Toddler Pool

  • Kitchen.  Dining Room Beyond.

    Kitchen. Dining Room Beyond.

  • Living Room looking towards lawn and pools.

    Living Room looking towards lawn and pools.

  • Master bedroom.  King size Sleep Number bed

    Master bedroom. King size Sleep Number bed

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Hall and door to outside.  Light blocking curtain at bunk room.

    Hall and door to outside. Light blocking curtain at bunk room.

  • View from C203 Patio

    View from C203 Patio

  • Lazy River

    Lazy River

  • 1 of 2 hot tubs

    1 of 2 hot tubs

  • Path to Beach

    Path to Beach

  • Beautiful Gulf of Mexico!

    Beautiful Gulf of Mexico!

VRBO #425689

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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