Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Bill Tumlin & Grace Ellis
About Bill Tumlin & Grace Ellis
Hello! This is part of our family and we are happy to invite you to our little piece of paradise. We now live in Tennessee after many years on the Florida Gulfcoast. We love the beach and all it has to offer and know you will enjoy it as much as we do! Bill, Constance and the kids
Bill Tumlin & Grace Ellis purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Bill Tumlin & Grace Ellis chose Fort Walton Beach
It was a great opportunity to have something right on the beach. Okaloosa Island offers some great family opportunities. Great beaches, some great food and entertainment within walking distance make it a great location. Not quite as crowded as Destin and not quite as remote as Navarre...this is a perfect balance.
What makes this Condo unique
Lots of water! Of course the beach and gulf are just steps away, but you also have the benefit of lots of fresh water in all of the Destin West water amenities including the lazy river, the giant pool, the other smaller and heated pools and the splash park. The fitness center is well equipped and airconditioned so when you've had enough sun...it's a great place to burn off some of those vacation calories. Gulfarium is just down the road and the boardwalk is great.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We stayed here in June 2019. We are a family of 4, there were 2 adults, 40ish, and 2 8yo boys. In addition to our immediate family there were 4 60ish adults. The kids took the bunk beds, my mother-in-law and her husband took the ocean front room, my husband and I took the back bedroom, and my husband’s aunt and her husband slept on the pull out couch bed. The view was great from this condo! The amenities were nice. We had some bad weather, one day in particular, and we spent the day at Wild Willies (arcade, go cart, mini golf, really good pizza).
It sleeps 8, but 8 is a tight fit. I appreciate the owners being willing to let us add the other couple, in their 60s, at the last minute. However, in the future, I’d prefer to stay in this condo with my family of 4 and maybe allow my sons to bring a friend or two. I definitely would not have 6 adults and 2 kids for an entire week again. This is not the owner’s fault, just a matter of preference for us (our home is 4,200 sq ft— we like our space).
The only issue we had with the condo was the washer/dryer unit that wouldn’t complete a cycle at times. The lid would lock and you had to pretend to start a new cycle as a work around to get the lid to open. My husband called the owners, but it was late enough in our stay that we said we didn’t need it to be fixed during our stay. We just wanted to make the owners aware of it.
Again, the view was great, the amenities at this complex are amazing, and we enjoyed getting free beach chairs and umbrella daily. We are local so while the beach is always fun, we have access to it all year. For my family of 4, what we really enjoyed was the Bayside pools. While the two couples in their 60s enjoyed the beach more (they are from the Midwest), we were big fans of the pools, lazy river, and waterfall on the bay side.
Beautiful Condo with an Awesome View
We had another great vacation at Destin West. Condo was very clean & had everything we needed to prepare our meals. Loved being so close to the ocean and in walking distance to the pier and several restaurants. Also, enjoyed the nice paintings a color throughout the condo. Our kids loved picking shells and crabbing in the evening. We can't wait to come back next year!
Cheryl, thanks so much for the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Very comfortable condo with wonderful pools and a lazy river
The owners were very quick to respond all our questions and kept in touch during the evacuation for Hurricane Michael. The condo was very well equipped and had everything we needed. If only we could have stayed longer. The best feature was probably the lazy river. It was a great change of pace after being on the beach. I highly recommend this condo.
The condo was spotless & well-stocked. Bed was comfortable & loved that you could step out on the balcony from the bedroom. The Destin West property was very nice with multiple pools & a lazy river. Beach service was a big plus!!
Thank you for this awesome review. We are thrilled you thought our condo was spotless and had great views! We look forward to serving you again soon.
Shelley's Vacation Favorites
Not properly furnished with detergent for washing sheets. Old furniture. Small.
We have stayed oceanside on first floor poolside; we have stayed in penthouse bayside and been thoroughly pleased with furnishings, size, furniture, patios and balconies. This unit was small in comparison to the first floor condo, balcony was small, items such as laundry detergent not furnished. We had come to expect brilliance from the condos and was, therefore, sorely disappointed. The television in the master was not hooked to cable therefore not working properly. Will say that the unit was clean, which is about the best that can be said.
We are so sorry to hear that you were not pleased with your stay. We feel as though our listing is very clear and accurate with pictures and descriptions of our condo. I am unsure about your dissatisfaction as the condo exactly matches the pictures that are posted. We manage condos for different owners and each owner has their specific taste that they like and believe makes their personal condo beautiful as far as furniture and decor. All of our condos that we manage are different in that way. Our unit has the exact same floor plan as the 1st level Gulfside condo that you rented, however, the patio is obviously larger because it is a Lanai on the ground floor. You cannot compare our Gulfside 2 BR plus bunk room to a Bayside Pent House unit. That is simply unfair and unrealistic. I do wish you had let us know about the master TV cable not being plugged in as we could have easily and quickly fixed that issue. We clearly state in our check in information that we do not provide washing detergent, but we do supply 2 starter washer pods for your use. I am glad to hear that the condo was clean as we take cleanliness very seriously with all of our units. Again, I am sorry you were not pleased with our condo. That is just not typical of our guests. Thank you.
Shelley's Vacation Favorites
Really nice condo
Very roomy and great view
Thank you for booking with us and for this kind review! We look forward to your return soon.
Marine Shows/Aquarium, Fishing/Fishing Pier