About the property
- Condo887 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6, ultimate 5th floor Balcony View
Cleanest Condo you can find! Enjoy the best beach, the best view and the most convenient beach location in the world. You can actually enjoy a view from the balcony of the dolphins swimming in the ocean waves and the various types of sea birds to include gulls, pelicans, and sand pipers; flying and strolling the beaches. If relaxation is your intent, you can sit on the balcony and take in the wonderful ocean breeze and enjoy the scenery of all that the emerald coast has to offer with the beautiful, pristine white sugary sand beaches and the aqua to emerald green colors of the ocean waters. Click on the 'view calendar' on the right or below to check unit availability which is always kept up to date. Scroll down the page and see the rate structure for your time period. Fill out the info blanks on the right. If you are ready to book, give us a call then just send $200 on your credit card number, expiration, address and zip code. We will send you back a rate confirmation for your approval.
You might even be lucky enough to see a sea turtle come to deposit her eggs upon the beach. A quiet relaxing moment in the hot/spa tub on the pool decking is very romantic and a great way to end the day. Island princess has a nice large pool decking unlike some complexes which are overcrowded. The pool is heated in the off season to accommodate the cooler seasons.
Okaloosa island does not have any complexes over seven-stories which makes for a roomy beach and traffic is not a problem and yet we are only a seven mile drive to Destin. Water-sports abound right in front of the complex. Waterboarding and ocean kayaking are available right on the beach property.
Free beach service comes with this unit and consists of a beach umbrella and two beach chairs set up on the beach for you daily in season. Free high speed internet service & WiFi is included. Telephone furnished in the unit with free, unlimited local and long distance service to the United States and Canada. Washer/Dryer is provided in the unit. The property also offers an exercise/fitness room as well as a meeting/card room that is used extensively by the winter visitors.
Island princess complex has earned a reputation as the jewel of Okaloosa island among the tourists. This property is located on the white sand and crystal waters which gives the emerald coast its sparkle. It has been the 'number one beach in the south for four years in a row' by southern living and rated 'best family destination vacation in American,' by Nashville parent magazine.
There are multiple water-sports to include parasailing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing, not to mention some of the best fishing in the world. Fishing enthusiasts from around the world frequent the fishing village of Destin. Fishing charters for deep-sea fishing abound only a ten minute drive from the complex or you may try your luck on the 1262' long pier which is one mile away and rents fishing rods by the day for $8.
If your are into golf, we have multiple courses to tweak your interest and challenge your par. Shoppers can visit the quaint shops of Fort Walton or take a short drive to the large silver sands outlet mall which is located 16 miles East on US 98. Within a short drive are a multitude of things to do including a trip to the air force museum which is donation only, an Indian mound complete with artifacts, Gulfarium, miniature golf, go-kart rentals, water park, and a science museum for kids.
Fort Walton beach, Okaloosa island has it very own pirate, named Billy Bow Legs. There is an annual celebration of an armada of ships which arrive on the inter coastal waterway and bay areas on the first Saturday of June. Billy is dressed complete in pirate attire and docks at one of the local marinas.
There is a parade complete with beads, trinkets and candy for the kids in the evening of the final celebration day. If you have kids, it is a must to enjoy and if not, there is plenty of celebrating and partying for young and old alike. The climax of the celebration is complete with fireworks, fired over the moonlight bay.
I invite you to be my quest for your vacation accommodations; you only need to bring your food, clothing and your personal effects. A one-time free linen setup is provided for your stay with an ample amount of towels. Wash/Dryer provided in unit.
Our condo was redecorated in late summer of 2012. Our unit is gulf front and only steps to the beach.
Balcony has 2 chairs and table with spectacular views of the emerald coast. Fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal. Dining area seats 6 and refrigerator has ice maker. Bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed with a new memory foam mattress and a 32" Samsung LCD television with the hallway having a bunk-area alcove that is perfect for adults or children. Master bath has plenty of counter space and guest bath shares separate tub/shower area with master bath. This unit comes with two available parking spaces, one of which is a covered garage numbered 508, reserved space.
Jim & Mary Keeler
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- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Jim & Mary Keeler
Jim & Mary Keeler have been married 56 years. He retired as a USAF fighter pilot in 1989 and they have been cattle & commercial vegetable farmers. They previously have had a dump truck and over the road trucking company which they retired in 2012. They have 3 sons & 7 grandchildren & 1 great granddaughter. Mary insures the good condition and cleanliness of this property.
Jim & Mary Keeler purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Jim & Mary Keeler chose Ft Walton Beach
Perfect beach view, beachfront and the central location. There is no better place in the world to view the beautiful gulf and white sandy beach. Fifth floor location is ideal for view, has a balcony and it is immediately accessible to the elevator. New 65" LED TV with Ruku and Netflix in the living room plus a 32" flat screen with cable in the bedroom.
What makes this Condo unique
About 100 steps to the gulf waters, 180 degree view of the waves and the gulf, and relatively low people density compared to Destin which has higher people densitys due to higher rise construction and greater depth of high rise construction from the gulf. Very close to the main drag thru FWB and Hwy 98 to Destin. Close to Ft. Walton Boardwalk, eating establishments, shopping and more. With no deposit required, low cleaning fees, a fantastic rental rate and an ultimate beachfront 5th Floor Balcony Condo location, how can you go wrong. Beach service, one umbrella and two chairs provided gratis 1 March thru 31 October. Free wine for April and May reservations!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
So impressed! And that view...AMAZING!
We loved everything about our stay at 508 of the Island Princess!!
Having a designated covered parking spot was great!! The elevator and carts for luggage were steps away!
We loved the cleanliness of the Island Princess as well! Having stayed at other condos in the past, the elevators would often be musty. Not here! The staff maintain everything so wonderfully!!
“Jim’s Place”, 508, was just as his description!! That view from the balcony is AMAZING!!! We couldn’t get enough! From the balcony we could see the pool below and the waves ahead!
My husband enjoyed the beach and I enjoyed watching from the balcony!! Beach chairs and umbrella are available, as well as paddle board and kayak rentals. Really felt like we had an exclusive area, being miles from busy Destin but close enough to enjoy its excursions!
“Jim’s Place” was immaculate! The decor was updated and furnishings very welcoming! Fully stocked kitchen and our favorite part...the washer and dryer!! No going to coin laundry rooms!
That big screen was great to watch movies and tv at night!
Jim was just a phone call away should we need anything!
Can’t rave about 508 enough!!! We look forward to staying again!
Thank you for your embarrassingly wonderful review. Mary takes care of the quality and cleaning. I merely do the booking and try not to mess it up too much.
Best trip to Fort Walton Beach ....... EVER !!!!
We were extremely pleased with the Island Princess and our stay in room 508. The Keeler's have created a home away from home for travelers wishing to get away from it all for a few days. The condo was clean and spotless, up-to-date. The location of the room was perfect, overlooking the gulf and high enough to enjoy a panoramic view of the beach. Complimentary beach chairs included! The kitchen was stocked with everything we might need, even a corkscrew! The 65 inch flat screen TV was amazing for watching sports. Best water pressure in the shower of ANY place I have ever stayed in Florida! An assigned parking spot was another nice touch. The accommodations were perfect for us.
We highly recommend a dolphin cruise. Observed over 25 in one pod circling the boat. Search out Stewby's seafood in Fort Walton. Doesn't look fancy, but it was the best seafood we ate during the week. Top notch golf can be found at Kelly Plantation and Regatta Bay.
Thank-you Jim and Mary for sharing your condo with us for our brief stay. We plan on coming back soon!!!!!
Thank you for your supper kind words. You made our day better. It certainly was a pleasure having you and thank you for leaving the unit in great condition. Mary gets all the credit. She has taken on the personal mission of quality control.
Jim & Mary
Loved it!! Wonderful experience
We had a wonderful stay here! Owners are very friendly and helpful. Room was neat and clean and had all the ammenties we could have wanted. Beach facing balcony had an awesome view from the living room/kitchen area. Bedroom was cozy with a queen size bed and two bunk beds were available in the hall. We didn't need these but they would be great for a small family. We look forward to staying here again!
Home Away From Home
We booked this unit for a much needed getaway. Jim & Mary Keeler were great - they answered all our questions and gave us a number to contact them at for whatever we needed. The unit that we rented was spotless, comfortable, had a beautiful view of the ocean and contained everything that you could possibly need for a relaxing week. The beach was wonderful with beach chairs/umbrella provided each day and we made good use of them. Thank you Jim & Mary Keeler we had a wonderful week an hope to return to your area again in the future.
Perfect location and very clean
Beautiful view and very clean. The location is perfect right in the center on the 5th floor and the elevator is right outside the door. When you are on the ground lever the breeze way is right there to go to the pool or the beach. They do need to upgrade the mattress and pillows for the bed. But other than that it had everything we needed. I would stay there again!
The condo was clean. The location was great, and the view from balcony was fantastic!
We had a VERY relaxing stay! Just what we needed. Easy access to the beach made it simple to come and go through out the day. A short drive into Destin gave us access to some great restaurants and other activities. The fireworks off the Pier on Wednesday nights were an unexpected plus.
Just off the coast and into Henderson Beach State Recreation Area is the Gulfarium Marine and Show Aquarium. Gulfarium has been around since 1955 and since then has offered entertainment and education for the entire family. Visitors can interact with the dolphins by petting, feeding and helping them perform tricks. The Air Force Armament Museum is just three miles outside of Fort Walton Beach and on the grounds of the Eglin Air Force Base. The Air Force Armament Museum features a wide variety of aircraft from most of the American wars including World War I and II, Vietnam as well as modern planes used today. The Okaloosa Island Boardwalk is right on the beach and less than 1 mile from the condo. It has a wide variety of attractions for anyone interested in walking on the boardwalk. It is the main beach attraction for locals and visitors alike. There are public restrooms, showers, volleyball nets, oceanside restaurants, shopping, picnic areas and plenty of free parking available. While shopping and restaurants are not free, the use of the beach, picnic areas, showers and restrooms are free and there is no charge for walking along the boardwalk, volleyball, people watching and soaking up the beach atmosphere. Summertime events and entertainment are available, though the exact entertainment options change from year to year. Some of the top places are Old Bay Steamer, Howl at the Moon, The Black Pearl, The Crab Trap, High Tide, Pandora's for steak and many more. After the sun goes down, you can dance the night away at the Swamp or check out at one of the many concerts hosted there. Other places of interest about 10 miles away is in Destin. You have HarborWalk Village which offers adventures for all to enjoy. Dive in and make memories with fishing, dolphin cruises, water park, mini golf, go cart track, water sport rentals, shopping including an outlet mall, nightlife, weekly fireworks, seasonal festivals, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants including Harry T’s, Poppy’s Crazy Lobster, La Famiglia, Jester’s and Crab Island Cantina. Other places of interest is the Destin Harbor which features places like Just Chute Me! parasail co., the Blue Crab water-sports and the Pelican Adventures with multiple dolphin Cruises.
Rates & Availability
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normal check-in: anytime after 4p.m.; check out; before 11 a.m.