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Island Sands 206- Apr 7 to 10 $580! Gulf Front w/Balcony! Walk2Beach- Fun Pass

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 1, Bathrooms 1.5, Sleeps 5

Top Reasons to Book this GulfFront Condo!

1. Fun Pass (1 Ticket Daily) see below

2. Spacious, gulf-front 7th Floor unit w/gulf views throughout

3. Amenities include pool and changing area!

4. Just 3 miles to the Fishing Pier & The Boardwalk

5. Laid back area & only 10 min from Destin's action!

6. Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service

*SNOWBIRD / 55+ RENTAL* Snowbird Season is November through February on a monthly basis. The monthly rate is $1000 per month + taxes/fees. To reserve, please contact us (Property Manager) to give you a quote with this Special Rate. Currently, this can't be booked online. The Fun Pass is not available on monthly rentals.

Island Sands 206 has incredible gulf front views and is right on the beach! The bedroom has a queen sized bed,a queen sleeper sofa and a twin sleeper sofa in the living room, so this unit can accommodate up to 5 people. There's an extra half bath for a little elbow room for your group.

Sip coffee or a glass of wine from your balcony as you listen to the waves lap up onto the beach. Grill up the day's fresh catch in the communal grilling area and enjoy dining there or back in your condo, where you can eat on the balcony, the bistro table or the stools at the spacious kitchen bar. There's also a washer & dryer in the condo for your convenience.

Island Sands is a small, beach front complex on gorgeous Okaloosa Island with everything you need for a wonderful vacation on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico! This small 27 unit complex offers a peaceful retreat and a quiet, less crowded beach, yet is just minutes away from downtown Destin.

Island Sands features a large pool with changing area, outdoor showers, grilling/picnic area, and ample parking.

So, if you're looking for a wonderful vacation that won't break the bank, this is It!

Fun Pass; Okaloosa Island Traveler: As a gift to you, FREE activities are included every day of your stay! Enjoy one free admission each day to some of the area’s most popular attractions: Sea Blaster Snorkeling tour, The Sea Blaster’s Dolphin Cruise, Baytowne Adventure Zone and Unlimited DVD rentals. Snorkeling, Baytowne and Dolphin Cruise are available March-Oct. Golf is available from November through February on nearby courses.

Area Attractions:

Heading West over Brooks Bridge and into Fort Walton Beach you can explore the historic downtown along Miracle Strip Pkwy and visit the Indian Temple Mound and Air Force Museum.

You can head East approximately 4 miles into Destin for fabulous shopping, Big Kahuna's Water Park, Hard Rock Cafe, and The Track Family Fun Center featuring go carts, arcade, minigolf and bungee jumping or walk the harbor for dolphin cruises, charter fishing, jet ski and kayak rentals, parasailing and more!

Nearby attractions within walking distance include the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, the Gulfarium featuring live dolphin shows, and great family restaurants such as The Black Pear, Anglers, Fudpuckers and The Crab Trap. You'll also want to check out the night life when you stop by Howl at the Moon and The Swamp for loads of fun and entertainment!

Welcome to The Boardwalk! We are located directly on The Gulf of Mexico, on the beaches of beautiful Okaloosa Island! The Boardwalk is your one-stop destination for fun, day and night! Relax on the beaches of The Gulf of Mexico while sipping a frozen concoction prepared at our outdoor bar upstairs at The Crab Trap, stroll the boardwalk and visit Islanders Coastal Outfitters for new beach attire or grab a frozen snack from Pino Gelato. When day turns to night, Al’s Beach Club is our premier club and burger bar. Hungry? We've got that covered as well! Grab some fresh from the Gulf seafood from any of our great beachfront restaurants located directly on The Boardwalk!

Our policies for renting to under 25's are:

1. Under age groups will be allowed at our discretion.

2. an extra $100 per person ($1000 min. for houses/$500 min. for condos) refundable CASH damage deposit, to be paid at time of check in

3. extra 25% premium

4. check-in at office

5. you must be present for a check-out inspection

More Details

Property Manager
RealJoy Reservations
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About RealJoy Reservations

Real Joy Vacations is a professional property management company located in Destin, Florida. We provide Vacation Rentals in Destin, Okaloosa Island, SanDestin, 30A, and Panama City Beach! Something for everyone! We have Affordable family rentals as well as Beachfront Condos and Luxury Homes with Pools! Grab your Swimsuit and enjoy the spectacular emerald green water and sugar white sands of Northwest Florida! By utilizing the latest technology to provide our guests with timely property updates and having maintenance available 24/7 at the tap of a button, we help to provide you with a stress-free stay. The cleanliness of our properties is a high priority. Providing keyless entries so you don’t have to fumble with keys is for your ultimate security. We price competitively, and above all, want you to enjoy your experience. Let us put the Real Joy into your vacation!

Why RealJoy Reservations chose Fort Walton Beach

The Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida is an amazing destination for your beach vacation! Sugar white sands and emerald green waters await. Whether your idea of relaxation is people watching on a beachfront balcony or being right in the middle of the action, we can help you find the vacation property that’s right for you. Our maintenance team, on call 24/7, and our friendly staff will help you to have a wonderful trip!

What makes this condo unique

Real Joy Vacations manages properties to fit all budgets! Whether you are looking for a beachfront location, a luxury home with a private pool, or would like a budget-friendly, walk to the beach option, we have properties in all shapes and sizes! Most of our properties come with the Real Joy Fun Pass, which gives you one or two free tickets to daily attractions each night of your stay along with unlimited DVD rentals. Our offerings are fantastic for families because they give you room to spread out. With substantially more space than the average hotel room, most of our properties offer separate living areas, full kitchens, and washer/dryers. Our guests can cook their own meals if they wish and launder their things if needed. You can count on the Real Joy team’s extensive property management experience. From our excellent customer service reps to our cleaning crew, we want you to have a wonderful stay.


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen sized bed
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa and Twin Sleeper sofa
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Island Sands 206- Apr 7 to 10 $580! Gulf Front w/Balcony! Walk2Beach- Fun Pass
average rating of 3.1666667 based on 12 reviews

Loved the beach but the condo needs serious work

  • 2 of 5

The beach and the balcony view was awesome. The condo on the other hand was dated

and needs a lot of work. The table on the balcony is rusted and has sharp edges which is a hazard. The floors although looked clean were very dirty when wiped with a wet rag. The mop that was available should be replaced.The pipes banged when neighbors were showering above us.The tub was also a hazard as the non-slip shells were worn thin and very slippery. The tub overflow fixture was rusted and falling off and water could and probably will leak to the condo below.The bed was comfortable. However, the only closet in the bedroom was full of "stuff" and so there was not much room for the renter. The dresser drawers needed to be wiped down as there was sand in them. We only used what we needed so not all were cleaned. For the time we were there it was satisfactory and we loved the area as it was very quiet, but we wanted you to be aware of these things as serious injury could occur and I don't think you want that. Also, you are paying someone to clean before the next renters get there but they certainly are not doing their job.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay at this Gulf front condo. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the beach and views from the balcony and found the beds comfortable. Thank you for noting a few concerns, we will pass these along to our property management team to assess and make recommendations to the owner. Thank you again for your feedback and thank you for choosing Real Joy!
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Huntaville AL

If you want a room on the beach with a great view and good price, this room is for you.

  • 3 of 5

The location is perfect, the view is spectacular, and the price was very good. We had the same issues you might read in the other reviews. You get what you pay for, and our stay was no exception. My wonderful wife and I had a good vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill. Thank you for your review on your stay at this gulf front condo. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the location and the views are spectacular. We’re happy to hear you and your wife had a good vacation. Thank you again for your feedback. Thank you for choosing Real Joy!
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Gainesville, FL

Property was OK and was as advertised

  • 1 of 5

The property was OK and was as advertised. Did not seem as though the cleaning service did much to get unit ready for next renters. The refrigerator stunk like rotten fish. Management company did not respond to requests for service of the problem until too late.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Clarence. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this gulf front condo. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful views and beach. We apologize for the lapse in cleaning and delayed response in getting back with you. We will review our policies and make sure this doesn’t happen with future guests. Thank you again for your feedback.
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The condo was perfect!

  • 4 of 5

It was directly on the beach with a beautiful view from the balcony. The sleeper sofa was broken, but a queen mattress was provided and worked out perfectly. Everything we needed for our stay was provided in the unit as mentioned. The beach chairs were not provided, but available for an additional cost. We will definitely return again! Thank you for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our condo with a beautiful view! We are happy to hear that the issue with the sleeper sofa was resolved. We are glad you had a wonderful time and hope you come back to see us! Thanks again for booking with Real Joy!
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Great place and everyone was so nice.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed being right on the beach and the view was breath taking.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo! The convenience and the view can’t be beat! We hope you come back to visit us! Thanks for booking with Real Joy!
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Sofa was filthy! Won't stay in this unit again unless it is replaced.

  • 3 of 5

Overall good.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this gulf front condo. We hope you enjoyed the views and short walk to the beach. We will pass along your recommendation to our property management team. Thank you again for your feedback.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Varies
  • US Dollar
  • Rates shown are base rates & do not include tax, processing fee and cleaning
  • Nightly minimums range from 2 to 7 nights, depending on the season
  • 30% down at time of booking, not refundable
  • Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
  • We offer optional trip insurance for an add'l 7%
  • SNOWBIRDS* $1100/mo + taxes & fees - Nov through February