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"Bella Vista" on Okaloosa Island: Gulf Front Penthouse Level + Beach Service

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,231 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Waters Edge 612: 3 BR, 2 BA, Gulf Front Condo Nightly/Weekly Rental Year Round!

Bella Vista at Waters Edge is just steps from the beach; overlooks the Gulf of Mexico; and has all the features you need to enjoy the beautiful Emerald Coast. This owner managed, platinum rated condo is the perfect place to be for your next vacation or weekend getaway.

Our top floor, Gulf Front condo offers 10 ft. ceilings with unobstructed floor-to-ceiling view of the gulf; has 3 bedrooms, (2 full size + 1 smaller Bunk Bed room) 2 full baths, a modern kitchen, and open casual living space. The sofa also converts to a queen bed.

Located near the center of the building on the 6th floor, you have an unobstructed floor-to-ceiling view of the Gulf, and a balcony that allows you to enjoy a drink or a meal while taking it all in.

The condo is located directly on the beach, and also overlooks the pools. On the top floor, you can enjoy all of the activities, yet have the peace and quiet of being just the right distance above.

The balcony can also be accessed from the Master Bedroom via floor-to-ceiling glass doors. You can allow the sound of the Gulf to lull you to sleep, and awake every morning to amazing views of the water. Relax on the balcony and watch dolphins or simply relax and take in the sight and sound of the incredible Gulf of Mexico.

Other features of this tastefully decorated condo include a gourmet-style kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, microwave, dishwasher.

A double oven with 5-burner stove top includes a “power burner” (in case you want to do your own shrimp boil) and the bottom oven also has convection feature. The kitchen has dishes, pots and utensils needed to prepare and serve meals. You can opt for the slow-cooker if you want super easy meals.

*No Pets, No carpet, Allergen Protectors on bed pillows and mattresses.

We use EverClean Green Air Filtering System for cleaner indoor air.

All 3 bedrooms have flat screen TVs; 2 have Blu-ray players.

The living room has a 50 inch flat screen TV, Blu-ray player with streaming movies capabilities, including; Netflix is complimentary for all guests.

Unit has High Speed Internet, and land line telephone with free local and long distance calls.

Waters Edge has 2 pools; 1 large pool, (approximately 5,000 sq. ft.) and a smaller pool which is heated as weather requires. Waters Edge is one of the few properties that has covered parking garage for guests - really nice on those really hot summer days.

BEACH SERVICE INCLUDED; 1 Umbrella and 2 chairs March 1 - October 31. Extra folding chairs available in the unit.

We also provide:

Electronic door entry code generated for your stay only.

Beach towels and beach toys.

Hair dryers: 1 per bathroom.

Comfortable bedding, and bath spa products.

Since we do not do long-term or monthly rental; Bella Vista is available for nightly/weekly rental in the Winter!

*We use a private laundry; the bedding is not washed with the bedding of hundreds of other travelers.

Waters Edge on Okaloosa Island is just far enough away from the crowded beaches of Destin, but close enough to enjoy activities in Destin (if you choose).

We are just minutes away from :

The Boardwalk; shopping, restaurants volleyball, children's playground and nightclubs.

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Emerald Coast Convention Center

Indian Temple Mound Museum

Deep Sea Fishing

Okaloosa Pier

Air Force Armament Museum

Old Bay Steamer Seafood

Ali's Bistro

Many other places to visit and enjoy good food.

Free Use of Other Property Amenities Included:

Gazebo area

Outdoor BBQ & eating area

Indoor fitness center

Private boardwalk to beach

Covered parking

Life Guards (beach) During peak season

On site security during peak season.

We are confident you will love staying at Bella Vista!!

**If you are a first time guest, to use the 'Book Now' option you must include the best phone number for you to be reached with your Booking.

We do nightly and weekly rentals in the Fall and Winter, (min. 4 night stay).

*We pay credit card fees for our guests.

Please feel free to contact owner with any questions prior to booking.

We don't do long term or monthly rentals; or last minute bookings. Maximum stay is 10 days.

You must be at least 25 years of age to rent our condo.

*6 (six) persons Maximum Occupancy.

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More Details

Joy Davenport
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Joy Davenport

We have always enjoyed the beauty of the coast, especially the Gulf of Mexico Emerald Coast with snow white sand. The decision to share our vacation home was a decision we made shortly after we purchased the property in 2013. We hope our guests will feel pampered, and relaxed when they visit Bella Vista.

Joy Davenport purchased this condo in 2013

Why Joy Davenport chose Fort Walton Beach

We searched the Destin area for beach property for several months. When our realtor crossed the bridge to Okaloosa Island, we saw the beautiful sand dunes and sea oats, and decided to extend our search just West of Destin.

We looked at several (quite a few, really) properties in the Destin area and on Okaloosa Island; but when we entered the door of this condo and saw the gorgeous emerald water against the blue sky we knew we had found our place.

Since we purchased this property because of the Beautiful View, we decided to give it the name: 'Bella Vista.'

What makes this condo unique

No high-rise buildings, less traffic, pristine (less crowded) beaches. We are near the center of the property on the top floor. We love it here.


Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1231 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath spa products to help kick off your vacation
  • We have bath spa products for you to begin your vacation.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Window view of Gulf; floor to ceiling glass doors to balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large closet, close to bath #2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Flat screen TV, reading lamps. Best for children.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Help guide in condo. How to use: TV options, Bluray, oven, etc. Local attractions / restaurants and directions to many. We supply beach towels for our guests.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

"Bella Vista" on Okaloosa Island: Gulf Front Penthouse Level + Beach Service
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews

Water's Edge, Bella Vista #612

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed at this property several times. Have always been pleased with the way this unit has been maintained. This unit is well equipped with everything you could need on a vacation to make you feel at home and the owner always has little extra touches that make it just a little better.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This property is very well taken care of. I was skeptical of staying in one of these places sight unseen (except for pictures which could be altered) but the moment we walked in we were very pleased. This condo is beautiful. There was a fully stocked kitchen all we had to bring was the food to prepare. The view is amazing. The two smaller bedrooms one with bunks and one with a queen size bed were spacious. The master was very nice with a king bed and a door right off the balcony, a big closet and a huge bathroom. We will defanantly visit again. We have stayed in really nice places but this one we had to give 5 stars they earned it!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We cannot wait to return to Bella Vista!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five just returned from a stay at this beautiful beachfront condominium. The photos of the condo interior accurately represent how nicely this property is maintained and decorated. There is plenty of space for one's family to relax and enjoy the views, the amenities and the area around the condominium. The beds are comfortable, and the condo is appointed with plenty of towels/linens/kitchenware so it feels just like home. Joy was a pleasure to work with; she was always very responsive to our questions and our security deposit was refunded immediately after our return home. Okaloosa island is the perfect place to stay - the beaches are not crowded, and the driving/parking isn't a hassle at all. Destin and Fort Walton Beach are minutes away, and offer more dining/entertaining options. The grounds of the condo complex/pool/beach area are impeccably kept. We will recommend this property to friends, and we really hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo with beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week and the condo was just what we needed! The condo is beautifully updated/decorated, the kitchen had all we needed, and the welcome basket was a sweet touch. Joy was great to work with and kept in contact as needed. We will stay here again. Thank you, Devenports!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful! We will definitely come back!

  • 5 of 5

The most relaxing vacation we have had in a long time. Such a comfortable stay in a beautiful condo with beautiful views. Plenty of room for all 5 of us. Joy was really informative and responsive and that was greatly appreciated. We felt very at home here and really got a chance to enjoy Destin, Navarre, and Ft. Walton beach. My only complaint is that we have to leave 😊 Thank you Joy for sharing your slice of heaven with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed. Great beach, great pool, great condo

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10.6 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Hwy. 98, Miracle Strip Pkwy.
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Several within
Nearest Beach
A few yards
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Early Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter Early Spring
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%



Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Guests will be responsible for any missing or damaged property.

We must add 11% tax (state & county) to rental rate, + $135 cleaning fee. The $200 Deposit is Refunded after housekeeper checks the unit. *We pay all credit card and booking fees.

50% Due at Booking, 50% 14 days prior to check-in. **Notify me is you prefer payments divided into thirds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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