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Sept 4-16:24-29: 2nite min Bayside GLAMOROUS TREE TOP VIEW OF 'RIVER',sleeps 8

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,573 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Gulf coast bay front prize! 3 bed, 2 bath, 1573 square feet--spacious bay view condo (sleeps 8) with waterfront views from both master bedroom and great room—dazzling Lazy River light show at night sets the mood for fun. Includes loads of the area’s best amenities: LAZY RIVER and Zero-Entry Pool (kid’s favorites!), 4 miles of secluded Gulf beaches, all while located in the heart of Okaloosa Island/Destin/Fort Walton Beach attractions.

Family vacation? No problem! This lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit is larger than most other comparable unit you’ll find in Destin West. It is 1,573 square feet (not including the balcony) and sleeps 8 with space to spare. Master suite has a king bed, private bath with double vanity, Jacuzzi tub and separate walk-in shower, TV and sweeping views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Second bedroom has a queen bed and TV. Third bedroom has twin beds and TV. Plus, there’s a pull-out couch in the large living room. Common areas are open and spacious with lots of seating. Dining area features a table that seats 8 and a breakfast bar that seats 4, and there’s an additional full-sized dining table on the balcony.

Water-lover's paradise, fun for the whole family! The resort straddles Okaloosa Island, giving guests the only northwest Florida destination with resort access to both the pristine sugar white sand beaches of the Gulf and the beautiful and calm Choctawhatchee Bay. It boasts an aquatic play land that includes the region’s largest lazy river with free tubes, a kid-friendly Zero-Entry pool and splash park, plus a giant 5,000 sq. ft. pool, two large Jacuzzis, a waterfall pool that is heated in winter and a private pool exclusively for the use of Osprey guests! Other amenities include: beach service (umbrella + chairs) rentals, boogie board/kayak rentals, children's activities in the summer, a state-of-the-art fitness center, free local telephone and high-speed Internet, in-unit full-sized washer/dryer and complimentary garage parking.

Business travel doesn't get any better than this! Mix business and pleasure at this home-away-from-home. You may even want to bring your family along to enjoy a vacation while you work! Be productive with free local telephone and wireless high-speed Internet service. Don't miss a beat with your workout routine at our on-site state-of-the-art fitness center. Enjoy a stress-free, easy commute to both Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field. Military per-diem rates available.

The perfect snowbird nest! This unit has all the comforts of home - updated, tasteful interior of soothing sage, natural wood and beach palms, fully appointed kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, in-unit full-sized washer/dryer. Unwind after a round of golf at any one of the area’s top-rated courses with a drink or meal on your very own balcony overlooking the water and Lazy River. Handicap/wheelchair accessible and convenient to FWB Medical Center and Sacred Heart Hospital.


The condo is conveniently located on Okaloosa Island, just steps away from:

- The Boardwalk beachside restaurants and the only area beach boardwalk

- Gulfarium (dolphin and sea lion shows and other sea creature exhibits)

- Emerald Coast Conference Center

- Various water activities such as kite boarding, parasailing, kayaking and jet-skiing.

Okaloosa Island connects Destin (4 miles away) with Fort Walton Beach (1 mile away), a major vacation destination that is chock full of attractions, including beaches, restaurants, shopping:

- Big Kahuna’s water attraction park

- Silver Sands Outlet Mall

- Harborwalk Village

- Baytowne Wharf

- Numerous world-class golf courses including Sandestin’s four championship courses, Rigatta Bay, and Kelly Plantation

- Miniature golf, go karts, bowling and kiddie rides

- Dolphin cruises

- Boat and jet ski rentals

- Bike and jogging trails

- Theatre and dinner cruises

We invite you to enjoy some of your most memorable family vacations at this perfect Emerald Coast paradise.

More Details

Property Manager
Sherry Knight & Bill Tumlin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1573 sq. ft.
  • 7 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bathroom is wheelchair accessible.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Shelley Hesse Properties is proud to announce the addition of Osprey 505 to our list of beautifully affordable condos all at Destin West Beach & Bay Resort. The only resort in the region with Gulf and Bay side connected via a short sky bridge, Fitness Center, 4 miles of secluded white sand beaches, Calm shallow Bayside water perfect for children, a 700 ft. Lazy River, Zero-entry level pool, 2 Seasonally-heated pools and much more!!


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(36 traveler reviews)

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Sept 4-16:24-29: 2nite min Bayside GLAMOROUS TREE TOP VIEW OF 'RIVER',sleeps 8
average rating of 4.6944447 based on 36 reviews

Great condo, great views, great service!

  • 5 of 5

We love Destin West and this condo was one of our best stays. The unit was beautifully furnished with *everything* we needed (that's saying something!) and there was plenty of room for all 8 of us. To be honest I'd have to say it exceeded even my high expectations! Even when I forgot to print out some crucial information that we were clearly instructed we would need, Bill made sure we were taken care of quickly.

Literally the only negative thing I can think of is that the refrigerator water dispenser was slow. :) Definitely would visit again!


  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect for my family of 7

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect for my family of 7

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice loved the unit!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very helpful and I would highly recommend!! We plan on coming back and staying longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tammie, Thanks so much for your review. Please do come back soon...perhaps a long autumn weekend? It's a lovely time to visit. Sherry
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Very nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The place was very nice overall but there were a few issues that were taken care of after contacting the owner. Also a bit far wall to the beach but lazy river and pools were right there.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tyler....thank you again for staying in our condo. Our 7 minute walk to the beach can be a trek for some families for sure. However, remember that I mentioned that you could simply drive 60 seconds across and park in the beach side parking garage. I recommend this to all of our guests while some still enjoy the walk to the beach. Thank you for letting me know of the several minor issues. I was happy to take care of each of these immediately. We look forward to serving you again. Bill w/Shelley's Vacation Favorites.
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It's okay trip frist day too long day we feel.

  • 3 of 5

First of thinking we have to check in 4pm but or door code they did not send me email we wait one over outside wait with my family kids so tried I try email them but even no reply those emails finally we got 1 800 number for our credit card company giving me number and I cell and trying to get contact and finally person cell me and his tax me doors code in my phone and we got into the inside condo beautiful but dining area carpet and bad room carpet is very bad they needs to wash or change carpets sofa it was not really existing to feel you can comfortable to sit other than view very good only needs to do deep cleaning also for housekeeping

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Satyam, Unfortunately sometimes guests forget to print out their check in information and then don't have their door code with them when as they attempt to check in. As a result everyone gets tired and cranky, especially after a long drive. We are sorry for your troubles but that's why I put in capital letters to print out everything. However, once we were aware that you were outside the condo and trying to get it, we responded quickly setting up another door code. This was a last minute booking with us. I wish you could have enjoyed your stay; so many others do. Not getting into the condo quickly just seemed to start your stay on a wrong footing. Our apologies. Sherry
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Loud and Not Family Friendly

  • 1 of 5

Upon entering the Osprey unit we smelled strong cigarettes, noticed dried food on the furniture which was not comfortable causing my 2 year to hit his head on the back of the couch which should have had fluffy cushions but was so worn down and dirty. The master bathroom had black mold/mildew on the ceiling too. In my opinion this unit needs updating for the price charged. Also, quiet time was supposed to be for the hours of 10pm to 8 am but EVERY night we stayed it was EXTREMELY Loud with young college students/adults drinking alcohol and running past our unit slamming doors. Smoking is not permitted but yet our neighbor was smoking! The lazy river closes at 10 pm and yet adults were loud with beer floating in the lazy river at 11 pm! The owner of this unit was polite and responded quickly with a question I had upon entering the unit, but due to the above remarks we will not be staying at this unit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Crystal....first, please accept my apology for the disturbances you experienced during your stay. No one wants to be bothered by such things on their vacation that's for sure. However, please be reminded that the Lazy River pool area closed at 11 pm during your stay which would account for the noise. Also, coming at the busiest time of the season would practically insure lots and lots of people having fun and taking full advantage of the pool hours. As I responded to you upon your arrival, our condo has always prohibited smoking. No smoking allowed is even posted inside. Regarding your neighbor smoking from the balcony next to you, please keep in mind that this is NOT prohibited. Guests are allowed to smoke from the balconies as long as they do not open the sliding glass doors or throw butts from the balcony. It is quite possible that what you thought you smelled upon entering our condo was in fact smoke from the neighbor's balcony and entered our condo while our cleaning crew was doing their job. Lastly, I carefully inspected the furniture including pillows upon your departure and found no evidence of what you dried food, the pillows were standard and the couch was clean. There was some slight mildew in the bathroom above the shower which was easily removed. Again, I am sorry for the disturbances you experienced during your stay. It would appear that those annoyances colored your impression of the condo and complex. I regret that for you and your family. We have many wonderful reviews for not only this condo but the complex itself. I hate that you were not among those admirers.
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Car: recommended

Destin West Beach & Bay Resort boasts the areas largest Lazy River attraction for owners and guests.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Damage Deposit $250

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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