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Spectacular Panoramic Gulf View - Private Balcony - Beachfront

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

With an amazing gulf view, a private balcony, the beach and pool at your immediate disposal, what more could you want in a getaway? Walk just a few steps to the beach and enjoy the sugar white sands and emerald green waters. Retreat to the private balcony to relish the golden sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Come see the exquisite beaches that are among the most beautiful in the world, right here on Okaloosa Island.

Aqua Villa is a four-story, 24-unit condo building directly on the beach. Amenities include a large swimming pool, elevator, common grilling area, grass and fenced area for kids to play, poolside lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas. Because it is a smaller building, it provides a sense of intimacy with its environment of rustling palms, the scent of the gulf waters and the ever-present sound of the surf.

Conveniently located close to grocery, restaurants and shops, you won’t need to travel far for supplies or amenities while you vacation on the shore. A convenience store and post office located across the street provide for your immediate needs without even getting in your car.

This unit accommodates up to seven persons: the master bedroom has a California king bed and a private bath with Jacuzzi tub; the second bedroom has a queen and a single bed. A queen sofa sleeper is in the living area. The unit has a modern, fully-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar. The living area includes a six person dining and coffee tables, couch and chairs. Private balcony is furnished at cocktail height, to enable spectacular gulf views. Plenty of closet and drawer space is available for your personal items. Off street parking and carts make it easy to load and unload your vehicle.

Aqua Villa and Okaloosa Island are conveniently located close to major highways and the Okaloosa Regional Airport. Ft. Walton Beach has public transportation that runs on a regular schedule from the Island to shopping and other local attractions. There is ample shopping close to Okaloosa Island. There are a number day trips you can take to see other sites including Destin, Seaside, and Pensacola, among others.

There is any number of golf courses at your disposal. If you like to fish, there are several fishing charter locations for Gulf excursions, inter-coastal and fresh water fishing. Other recreational activities include kayaking, snorkeling with dolphins, parasailing, surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing, sailing, boating, mini-golf, and beachcombing, just to name a few.

If you just want to relax, enjoy the pool area or take our umbrella and chairs to the beach (you'll find them in your unit). Aqua Villa is right on the beach where the action and relaxation meet in the most beautiful way. Come see why this is one of the nicest places you will ever find. Even if you only come once, you will always remember the time you spent in this front-row seat to paradise.

Keywords: Condominium, Beachfront, Gulf View

More Details

Property Manager
John Hoggatt
Member since: 2000
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About John Hoggatt

My husband and I have been coming here together since our honeymoon in 1994. My folks owned two units, and we bought this condo from my mom in December 2015.

John Hoggatt purchased this condo in 2015

Why John Hoggatt chose Fort Walton Beach

Aqua Villa is smaller - just 24 condos total - and you don't need to walk through a lobby to get to the beach. Just walk right out the front door, down a small set of stairs and you're at the pool! (There is an elevator too for when you have luggage, etc). You'll love staying here.

What makes this condo unique

Since Aqua Villa has just 24 units and an expansive shoreline in front of it, there is always room at the beach for everyone. (The larger condos with a lot of people often have crowded beaches in front of them.)

Amenities

Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Largest ... California King located in master suite, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen sized sofa sleeper located in living area. Roll-away cot stored in guest room closet.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Panoramic Gulf View - Private Balcony - Beachfront
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 23 reviews
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Comfortable condo

  • 4 of 5

We always enjoy our stay at Aqua Villa. Beautiful view and all the necessities for a relaxing sun filled vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you! I know you love it as much as we do! Thanks, Elaine. I do hope you can make it soon to see our updates since your last visit. Sincerely, Sarah and John
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5

varey nice condo

  • 5 of 5

it was nice and clean great acess to beach great locason had a great time will come back agen

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sidney - I hope you are able to come back again to the Emerald Coast. We loved having you, and are hopeful you will be able to see our updated first-hand. Sincerely, Sarah and John
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4

Beautiful memories starring The Emerald Coast!

  • 4 of 5

Annual beach vacations (more than one if possible) are a must for my sanity. I usually avoid peak summer season however, thankfully, Aqua Villa is a relatively small complex with an expansive beachfront setting so it was not as congested as the bigger buildings and the powdering white sand is fantastic. The water could not have been more gorgeous than it was the first several days of our stay. Towards the end of the week a heavy rain shower churned things up a bit but honestly it was fun to jump the waves and we even saw a guy doing a little surfing. The marine life was exciting ...sitting on the balcony we saw dolphins jumping and a guy catch 2 fish with his bare hands but the topper was a school of sharks that made their way down the coastline. Yes, it was amazing to marvel at the sight of an actual shark steps away but no worries, since the water was so clear you could see plain as day and we just moved out of the way.

Pros for the condo - beautiful beachfront view from the private balcony (high top table & chairs much appreciated), open kitchen equipped with nice cookware, good A/C cooled things down in hot temps and convenience store located next to the parking lot.

Cons for this condo - no ceiling fans, dated furniture and decor (most places I've stayed are much more updated), guest bed mattress was kind of hard, master bedroom needs window coverings that block the street lights and the front door lock was rough to open so probably needs to be thoroughly cleaned or replaced at this point.

I greatly appreciate owners that allow me to bring my small 4-legged baby so I will keep this condo in mind for future trips to the spectacular Emerald Coast!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for renting our condo and for your comments. We really appreciate the feedback. In November of 2017 we purchased brand new living room furniture. The new couch is a top-line queen pillow-top sleeper sofa and is very comfortable for both sitting and sleeping. Our new custom rocking and rotating side chairs are also top-line. We also added new art, end tables, lamps and coffee table. We are confident that our future guests will be more than pleased with the living room update. We also purchased a new furniture set for the master bedroom, and we installed new window coverings for that room as well. Finally, our deadbolt lock has been replaced, so there should be no difficulties unlocking the door. The guest bed mattress was purchased as a “firm”, and this is the first time we have heard that there are any issues with it. It was new in 2016, and we will plan to replace it this fall of 2018. We are very thankful for your feedback, as it has helped us to identify and resolve issues. We are hopeful you will return to check out the condo updates and again enjoy our wonderful beach, our uncongested beachfront (compared to the nearby bigger buildings). Respectfully, Sarah and John
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

The condo was good. The sofa was not too comfortable and wished the whirlpool tub would have worked. The kitchen was stocked very well. But no hair dryer. Very good place to stay. Just wished the ocean had been clear. It had seaweed in it. But we still had a good time.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nina and prospective guests - We replaced all living room furnishings with high quality, new furniture in November 2017. The gulf is unpredictable based on weather and currents. Sometimes the water is totally clear and flat, sometimes there are lots of waves and a strong current, and sometimes it has debris from other areas in the golf. More often than not our experience has been clear water with waves varying from day to day. We are glad you had a good time and hope to have you again in the future! Sarah
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3

Wonderful vacation

  • 3 of 5

We had some problems while we were there. The Health Dept. closed the pool (while we were in it). It took a couple of days for them to fix the pool pump. Some units had 3 cars in 1 parking space so it was like backing out of a bowling alley. The unit looked clean but dated. From experience with beach rentals, I mopped the tile floors right when we got there, and they were very dirty. The pullout couch needs to be replaced, but it had plenty of good sized towels. That being said, we had a great time. The little private balcony was great. The second floor gave a great view of the gulf over the dunes and being right at the stairs gave easy access to the beach. Since this is a smaller building, you didn't have to fight for beach space and I love the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Debra - We have replaced all living room furnishings (Nov 2017) with really great, comfortable brand-new furnishings (see above responses to reviews for more details on our recent upgrades). Additionally, we have hired a “quality-clean checker” who is inspecting the unit after it is cleaned and prior to each new arrival. We want you to be happy with the cleanliness of our unit for your vacation. If you arrive and are not satisfied with the cleanliness of the tile floor, or any other area, we encourage future guests to call us. We will arrange for our cleaner to come back and correct any deficiencies. To the concerns about the pool and the parking lot: In October 2017, the Condo Association hired new condo custodians, a new management company and signed a new pool maintenance contract. We fully anticipate that most past problems are now prevented and that any new issues will be quickly addressed. We appreciate your honest assessment and the fact that it is helping the us make future guests happier. Respectfully, Sarah and John
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4

Great view. Decent for what you pay.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed the week of 3/18/17. This was our first stay in the pan handle. We knew it would be cool for this time of year. I thought I booked a week in a facility with a heated pool. I apparently overlooked the pool is NOT heated. Manual door key entry was a pain to secure our things each time we left. A keyless entry pad would be a nice upgrade. The kitchen was fully stocked and great! Living area and bar stools are not comfortable. The fabric on the furniture looked worn. Likely from all the sand. The condo had a broom but a swifter wet jet or something to give a quick wet mop would have been nice. There was an old school mop in the closet but I was on vacation too ya know. Our feet were black after a few hours walking bare foot on the floors. Balcony has spectacular views and we did sight a dolphin. Super cool. Master bed was great. Lots of extra pillows and blankets. The full size bed in the second room was squeaky but fine for the pre-teens. TVs were flat screens and mounted on the walls. All were great but I thought I was going to take an eye out in the master bedroom. Had to be cautious of the height level. The bathrooms were clean. Totally could use some exhaust fans. There was no circulation after a shower or taco night. ; ) The bath tub floors were super slick so the towel bars came in handy. Master Bedroom carpet could be cleaner. The sand really must do a number on the floors to maintain. Beach toys and chairs that came with the condo were great. We even added a few larger buckets and a wake board that hopefully stays. All in all a great week. We would book it again. But in warmer months. The area restaurants and grocery stores are over priced. But we expected that. Definitely worth the short trip to Destin to rent a boat and check out crab Island. This was by far our favorite part of the trip. 2nd fave....opening the door with the beach less than 2 minutes at your feet.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ladoshia - Thank you very much for your input. John and I have replaced the living room and master bedroom furniture (including moving the master bedroom TV). We also replaced the box spring in the guest room after you visit and your pointing out its problems. And to your suggestion of adding a Swifter, we did that too. And when we arrived in October it was still “in the wrapper”! LOL. I don’t think many people on vacation are interested in that, but it’s there if someone wants it! Thanks again for your comments and I hope that you can return to our condo again in the years ahead. Sarah, Owner
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Map

Helen Back Cafe
Publix Pharmacy
"Full grocery store - very short drive from condo."
Nearest Airport
11.2 Miles
VPS - Fort Walton Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cabana Bar - Best Western - Ask for Don
Nearest Golf
7.8 Miles
Shalimar Pointe Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Helen Back Cafe - Best Pizza in Town
Nearest Beach
Okaloosa Island Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Tom Thumb
Nearest Point of Interest
Aqua Villa Condominiums
Car: recommended

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $70 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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