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Beautiful Okaloosa Island Townhome Ready for Family & Friends

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Town House, 2 Bedrooms, Bunk Beds, Sleeper Sofa, Bassinet, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

This adorable and colorful 'Beach' decorated 2 story town house is ideal for families and snow birds who enjoy the comforts and privacy of a home. First floor has living and dining room, kitchen with breakfast counter, Master bedroom with attached bathroom. The 2nd floor includes a large bedroom, bathroom, bunk beds, and a large air conditioned sunroom that is perfect for the kids to play in or watch TV. Guests will be able to enjoy a fenced patio and garden with year round flowers. To expand home cooking options a large 4-burner Stainless Steel Gas BBQ is provided for guest use. A private driveway is right out front large enough for 3 to 4 vehicles. Small pets are welcome as long as they are behaved and cleaned up after, a small pet door is available to the patio. A new addition to the house are 2 Bikes that you can use to leisurely explore the Island on 2 wheels!

Many Island restaurants, the top island bar and pizzeria, Island nightlife, and the beach are within a 1 to 4 minute walk. A public beach park complete with restrooms and life guard is located 1500 feet away. Beach services are available, but the owner has provided a Beach Cart with beach chairs, Sun Umbrella, and towels for guest use. Additionally the owner has some Golf clubs, and fishing poles available for guest use.

The townhouse is located about ½ mile from Hwy 98 right off of Santa Rosa Blvd with convenient access to Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and the whole Gulf Coast.

A number of Island Cats call this house their home, please read additional details under 'Pets'.

More Details

Cecil Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Cecil Jones

We are retired USAF military members and live on Okaloosa Island ourselves only 2 miles to the west of our rental townhouse.

Cecil Jones purchased this townhome in 1989

Why Cecil Jones chose Fort Walton Beach

We have owned this town house since the late 80's and it was used by a family member until recently. In 2013 we completed a renovation of the interior including new paint and ceilings, bathroom upgrades and new appliances.

What makes this townhome unique

This town house is at the center of Okaloosa Island amenities within easy walking access to over 4 nearby restaurants, favorite Island Bars, and the Islands Beautiful Beach. A new Okaloosa Island Family oriented Mini-Golf course (& Ice Cream Shop) is now open about 600 feet from our townhouse. Additionally 3 different Boat and SeaDoo rental facilities, and the Harbor Walk beach recreation, restaurants and fishing pier are just 2 miles away, and the Luckiest Fishing Village Destin is only 8 miles down the road plus you are in the middle of all the Emerald Coast shopping and recreation activities (Pensacola to Panama City), -- only minutes away by car or the Island bus service, day or night. Come and enjoy what Island Time is all about.

Guestbook comments from the owner

23-27 May13

What a great place!

You know that you picked the right place when the other people you met on vacation in the area second guess the choice they made to stay directly on the beach.

We brought so much stuff that went unpacked because everything was here.

It was an amazing vacation.


Eric & Kristin


We enjoyed our stay here. Thank you for letting us stay here!

Jay & Joann


It was neat what a wonderful environment loved the garden, the décor,, the art – wish my grandchildren had been here to play with the precious doll house and garden what a creative play environment for all ages. Thank you for allowing Corderoy to come with us. He left no foot prints. It was great having family together.


May 2013
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Fort Walton Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Attached to master by door, & has access from kitchen.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor bathroom.
  • Two Full Bathrooms, 1st Floor bathroom with Full shower and Washer/Dryer, 2nd Floor Bathroom with Tub and Shower. Both have Granet counters with new sinks.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First Floor Master with Chairs, TV, and attached bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large 2nd Floor bedroom with chairs, desk and TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk Beds in landing outside 2nd floor bedroom. 6 & older
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed in sun room.
  • Two full size Bedrooms with Queen Beds. Master with Queen Bed on 1st Floor with TV and attached Bathroom, 2nd floor also has large Bedroom with Queen Bed, Chairs, TV and Desk, Shared Bathroom. Bunk Beds on 2nd Floor along with Full size Sleeper Sofa in Sunroom. 1 Bassinet also kept for small children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The townhouse is located about ½ mile from Hwy 98 right off of Santa Rosa Blvd with convient access to Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and the whole Gulf Coast.


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Beautiful Okaloosa Island Townhome Ready for Family & Friends
average rating of 4.85 based on 42 reviews
Hot Springs, AR

The stay was good, but the amenities need updated. All linens, towels & carpet need replaced.

  • 2 of 5

Overall, good location and size. Smells like smoke, dog got fleas, had to wash all throw rugs & towels due to large stains and not sure they were clean. Carpet is disgusting. Did have big rooms. Nice kitchen fully stocked. Upstairs is a leaky roof rigged by a long see thru tube that water flows into a bucket middle of room. Soft places in floor. May be rotted out. Back patio is nice, but very moldy, dirty and three cats that live there. They gave us a bottle of wine and case of soda, nice!! The pictures looked great, but not at all what we expected. A little concerned about being next to the Hellen Back Bar, but was OK. Parking was limited. First time to rent a VRBO and may be our last. Sorry we feel so disappointed, but We have much higher standards. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry these guests had a stay not to their expectations, but we maintain our rental townhouse to exceptional standards within the moderately priced market we are working to fill. You can tell by our overall reviews that most guests are pleased with the rental we provide. There are hundreds of smaller and more expensive Pet Prohibited rentals available on the island. At the guests request we provided a Christmas tree to support their Holiday desires and a Military discount to help with their budget with no response from the guests. The guests dog was allowed to stay at no extra cost to them. The upstairs only carpets are professionally cleaned twice a year and show average wear. The house is No Smoking, and renters are absolutely prohibited from smoking at any time. We could smell No Smoke inside our townhouse when we returned from our own vacation. The house has no Fleas. We cannot control the local Flea population outside the house, but it is winter so fleas should be more scarce. We continually review all towels and linens to make sure they are adequate for guest use. The Up-Stairs add on Sun-Room provides much additional living space but has a low slope aluminum ceiling and has a small leak during occasional heavy "Florida" rains along a Hurricane support beam. This beam has a 3/8" clear plastic tube that collects the small leak into a bucket next to a couch. Someday I will find a roofer that can figure this leak out. Until then this water tube and bucket have no impact on anything that goes on in that room. The floor in this room has a carpet over plywood flooring. The floors do creak but have not changed in the last 20 years. The townhouse has a single 40 ft long private driveway for parking. This will support 3 vehicles. More than the average townhouse on the island. It is winter here in North Florida. The back patio should have dead winter leaves blown out as part of the cleaning before each guest stay, and yes it could use a pressure washing. This will happen soon during the annual Spring Cleaning here in North Florida. The Island Cats that live outside the townhouse are detailed in the VRBO advertisement. No surprises. They have called this town-house home from the days my wife's mother lived there years ago. We encourage all guests to call us immediately when they find problems. We respond immediately to all issues brought to our attention. None were brought to us by this guest.
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Texas, origins in South Dakota and New Jersey

Location and Livability

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay at your condo. It is always nice to have our expectations met. It had everything we needed plus those items that are not always found like the basic spices and condiments. Plenty of room to spread out and close to beaches, restaurants and shopping without having to deal with the traffic and rush that is Destin.

We will definitely stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful patio and garden

  • 5 of 5

The house was great with lots of space and a really nice patio area for relaxing.

It was close to the beach and had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Landlords! Like home! Fabulous location, quiet neighboring residents, beautiful beach!

  • 5 of 5

We could walk to the beach, essentials close by. Townhouse was stocked with everything we needed! Landlords were a text or call away. Would recommend to everyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home that was clean and cozy. Cecil was great and welcomed us with nice Florida hospitality.

  • 4 of 5

Clean and spacious with getaway space if needed. Internet with smart tvs. Well equipped kitchen and all the items for enjoying the beach. Nice patios with a grill in a secure location with no worries of your items walking off. Shopping was close. The only drawback was the walk to the beach if you have little ones. We loaded up and drove to just the other side of the pier. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lenexa, Kansas

Fun stay at Okaloosa island

  • 5 of 5

Great location, large town home, lots of beach toys, chairs, umbrellas. Two good restaurants within walking distance(Asiago and Old Bay Steemer) Al's around the corner on the beach was great too! Lots of great beaches close by.

Liked Beasley beach a lot.

Cecil the townhome owner was very nice and recommended a few restaurants, Bella sera an Italian restaurant in Destin was yummy.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helen Back Cafe
Pizza Restaurant
Asiago's Skillet
Breakfast Restaurant
AJ's Oyster Shanty
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Hightide Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Old Bay Steamer
Seafood Restaurant
Giovanni's One89
Italian Restaurant
Bay Cafe French Restaurant
French Restaurant
The Gulf
Seafood Restaurant
Ali's Bistro
Italian Restaurant
Props Brewery & Grill
Emerald Coast Convention Center
Bamboo's Jamacian Restaurant
Jamaican Restaurant
Japan & China Taste
Chinese Restaurant
Sotol Tequila & Mezcal
Mexican Restaurant
Taste Tapas & Wine Bar
Tapas Bar
KC's Sandbar & Grille
Bar & Grill
Fokker's Pub
Bar & Grill
Burrito del Sol
Mexican Restaurant
The Boardroom Pub and Grub
Barbecue Restaurant
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Maas Coffee
Coffee Shop
The Tipsy Pig
Bar & Grill
Lanie's Kitchen II
Filipino Restaurant
Angler's Beachside Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Synergy Organic Juice Bar and Cafe
Floyd's Shrimp House
Seafood Restaurant
Al's Beach Club And Burger Bar
Hamburger Restaurant
Salvati's Pizza Factory
Pizza Restaurant
The Crab Trap at The Boardwalk
Seafood Restaurant
Pino Gelato Cafe At the Beach
Black Pearl Island Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Rockin Tacos
Mexican Restaurant
Sealand Restaurant
Steak House
Papa Joe's Hideaway
Bar & Grill
Robinson's Cruse Thru
Fast Food Restaurant
Beach Butt BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill - Okaloosa Island
Bar & Grill
Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum
Sabor A Mexico
Mexican Restaurant
Captain D's
Seafood Restaurant
Thai Kitchen
Thai Restaurant
Fusion Bistro
Chicken in Basket
Soul Food Restaurant
Fat Stacks
Tijuana Flats
Tex-Mex Restaurant
Original Waterfront Crab Shack Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Chapala Authentic Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Destin-FtWalton Beach International Arpt (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Helen Back Bar & Pizzeria
Nearest Golf
150 Metres
Okaloosa National Minature Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
AJ's Oyster Shanty (Bar & Restaurant)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Blue Dolphine Okaloosa Island Beach Park
Car: recommended

Okaloosa Island is a barrier Island located between Fort Walton Beach, Florida and Destin, Florida on US Hwy 98. This Gulf front barrier Island is part of Fort Walton Beach and is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Choctawhatchee Bay, Intercostal Waterway and is connected to Destin and Fort Walton Beach by bridges at each end of the island.

On the west end, you will find many condos, resorts, eating establishments, service businesses, and 8 beach parks. The owner’s house is located near the mid section of the island which is the hub of activity, including:

• Restaurants

• Nightlife

• Boardwalk with a large parking lot

• Public beach entrance

• Showers and restrooms

• Beach shopping

• Water sports

• Boat ramp

• Gulfarium

• Public Fishing pier

The east end of the island (toward Destin) consists mostly of long sandy beaches with protected dunes, several beach accesses and gulf side parks. Here you will also find the Coast Guard station, Eglin Military Beach Club with beachside facilities and parking lot (not open to the public), and a unpaved public parking lot at the base of the Destin bridge. Be sure to bring your snorkeling gear, boogies boards, surfboards and windsurfing gear. In addition to what the owner provides various types of water rental recreation equipment including SeaDoo and Pontoon boat rental, wind surfing, Para Sailing, surf fishing, and beach service chair and umbrella rentals are also available on the island.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Minimum stay is 5 nights (6 days) for all rentals. Due to the significant cost of cleaning between guests there is a $90 cleaning fee (75% of actual cost) for all stays. Government or military on orders, we will accept FtWalton Per-Diem or TLA Rates for all reservations (5 night minimum stay) year round. Check in is 4PM or later, Checkout is 10AM or earlier. Call for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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