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Waterscape C203, FAMILY FRIENDLY! Ground level, steps to pools, Inside of U!!!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

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 an awesome 3D tour there where you can fly around the property by dragging your finger/mouse around. This is really neat and the only one like it, so do go check it out! There are also more pictures, videos, and tons of information. This is also the fastest way to reach me. And on top of it all, you'll save yourself some dough! :-) [You're welcome!]

**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.

More Details

Owner
Danica
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Danica

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.

Danica purchased this condo in 2012

Why Danica chose Fort Walton Beach

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Beautiful Home. So comfortable and filled with all the little details we could have hoped for! Thank you for such an amazing experience from our initial contact throughout our vacation. We will definitely recommend you back home and be back ourselves!

PS. Thanks for the special surprise for the kids! They loved it!"
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk Area - 1 bunk bed , 2 twins = 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Pack-n-Play in Master Closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1 set)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
All-terrain wagon, Beach Cart, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, High Chair, Pack-n-Play, Books, DVDs, Beach Toys (body boards, kite, etc).

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(95 traveler reviews)

Waterscape C203, FAMILY FRIENDLY! Ground level, steps to pools, Inside of U!!!!
average rating of 4.968421 based on 98 reviews
5

Fabulous condo and great owner!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this beautiful unit at waterscape. The owner is awesome to work with and she has all the amenities that you need for a family with little ones including a pack and play & high chair. The kitchen is well equipped. The unit is on the ground level which is awesome for little ones to have a grassy area to play. The owner specializes the vacation with tons of toys for the little ones in the patio beach box. The chairs and umbrella are also wonderful! She also arranged an extra treat for my little ones for the beach! We will be back next year for our third trip in this unit:)

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent resort and owner!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience at waterscape and will be back! The condo was well equipped and beautiful! Loved the walk out patio and beautiful beaches! All of the pools were great for kids! The owner was very prompt in answering questions! The grills were so nice as well and most restaurants in walking distance!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent condo, resort, and owner!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacation experiences my family has ever had. The experience was great from the moment I made contact to the time we left the unit. Booking was easy and straightforward. The information provided about the unit was very detailed. I never felt unsure about anything. Also Danica was always prompt in answering questions via text. She provided a list of her "favorites" and we tried several and were pleased. Her unit was immaculately clean, well stocked (understatement!), and soooo cute. The resort---WOW!! TONS to do, super clean with onsite security keeping things in order. The pools and grills were wonderful. I loved everything about this condo and owner. I can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Condo and Beach Resort!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting at Waterscape and we will ABSOLUTELY be back! We loved the condo. The owner was so great to work with. She kept in touch with us the day before and day of check in to ensure that we had everything we needed. She let us know the moment the condo was available for check in, and was even able to get us in a little early. The condo was so cozy, very nicely decorated, and fully stocked. It had plenty of space for our family, and the kids loved the bunk bed room! Parking for this unit it fantastic. There are no elevators or stairs to access the condo, you just park and walk right to the door. It's practically drive through! The access to the pool area from this condo is unbeatable. You walk right out the sliding glass doors onto a furnished patio (no elevator!), and there beautiful grass lawn, perfect for the kids to play on! The pool area entrance is just a few feet away, and there is a gorgeous boardwalk that takes you right onto the beach. The owner of the condo provides all the equipment that you need for a perfect day at the beach. She even keeps pool floats and toys in the condo for guest use. We HIGHLY recommend and cannot wait to get back to this condo and resort!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Waterscape Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

This was our first year renting a condo at Waterscape and we absolutely loved it! The owner is super accommodating and made our stay even more pleasant than expected. She left personalized sand buckets for the kids and was extremely detailed in her instructions. The property is perfect for kids of all ages and the beach is amazing! Highly recommended and planning to come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spring Break/Family Vacation/Best Condo and Beach Resort!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year at this condo and we already booked for 2018! We love the condo, location, resort and beach! Condo is well taken care of and decorated so cool! Owner is so accomodating and makes everything so easy! I love the shirts she makes for the kids, the kids were so excited to see them again this year! The property and beach are beyond beautiful....our favorate we have ever been too. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Fort Walton Beach (FPS) & VPS/PNS/ECP
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.

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Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Summer
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,950
 
 
Memorial Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
 
 
Winter 2017-2018
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$750
$1,600
 
 
Early Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
 
Early Spring Break
Mar 10 2018 - Mar 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 17 2018 - Apr 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,850
 
 
Late Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - May 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,650
 
 
Pre-Summer Special 2018
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,950
 
 
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
July 4th 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$125
$700
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

**$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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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