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FALL STEALS! GULFSIDE- FREE BEACH SERVICE-TOP FLOOR- Gorgeous Gulf Views!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,165 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Named as one of the top 10 “Best in the US” for 2017 by Lonely Planet! Come to Okaloosa Island for a great and relaxing vacation. Our condo has been recognized as a 'Top Vacation Rental' based on exceptional guest reviews for 2012! Take a look at what's offered in this great condo on the beach! Rental rates include complimentary beach service provided by Coastal Beach Services!

Surrounded by crystal clear emerald waters and sugar white beaches, this top floor condominium offers spectacular views of the gulf, the Choctawhatchee Bay, and the night lights of Okaloosa Island. Breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the bay and gulf are also included at no additional cost. This is it...your Beach Retreat!

This brightly decorated condominium boasts a spacious floor plan with a balcony off the living room and master bedroom. The unique floor plan offers the privacy of two separate bedrooms while maintaining a friendly, family-oriented space with a large living area and kitchen which lends itself for a relaxing vacation for all. Family areas and bathrooms are tiled, bedrooms are carpeted. The unit is decorated with custom colors,original artwork and crown moulding throughout.

The master bedroom opens to the balcony with a wonderful view of the gulf and the night life of Okaloosa Island. The furnishings in the room are comfortable including a king size bed and an armoire which holds a 32 Inch HD/ LCD TV with Blu-Ray/Wi-Fi connected(Movies via Netflix available) and Direct TV. The bathroom has a garden tub with separate shower and double sinks. This bathroom is spacious and has a large walk-in closet.

The guest bedroom features a large picture window with views of the gulf and bay, a queen-size bed, an armoire with 27 inch LCD TV with Direct TV Channels. This bedroom opens to the whimsically decorated second bathroom of the unit.

The brightly decorated, child-friendly bunk area has separate access to the second bathroom. This bedroom features its own LCD TV with built in DVD player for the children's enjoyment along with selected Direct TV channels. This room is also suitable for teens.

The kitchen is fully-equipped with everything needed for cooking and/or entertaining. The laundry area is located off the kitchen. The brightly decorated living room is home to a 32 inch LCD television with HIGH DEFINITION Cable, DVD, CD and VHS. Direct TV service is provided and offers more than 200 channels, including Disney, SHO and Discovery channels. Enjoy our library of DVD's,and CD's as well as our small reading library.

Free wireless internet is available in the condo and throughout the condo complex. Free internet phone service throughout the US. Great views of the beach, gulf, pier and pool area are afforded from the spacious balcony. The hide-a-bed will also accommodate additional guests for your stay.

Relaxation and serenity surrounds you at the first-class beach resort of Destin West. Those looking for more find it easily with Destin West's onsite amenities including the 2500 square foot swimming pool, hot tub, and a state of the art fitness center with views of the gulf. Use of Destin-West Bayside amenities (lazy river, pools, bay access) also included. Easy walking distance to several beachside restaurants/nightclubs.

We have made every effort to provide you with all the amenities needed for a relaxing vacation in your beach home-away-from-home. This unit's custom design combined with the amenities expected from a first-class resort like Destin West is truly the reason to 'Come to the Beach!'

Terms/Cancellation Policy: *2/3 Night Minimum, full payment 14 days prior to check-in.

* 6% Florida State Tax and 5% Okaloosa County Bed Tax will be applied plus $120.00 unit cleaning fee.

Keywords: Condominium,penthouse, luxurious, beach service

More Details

Owner
Bill Tumlin & Grace Ellis
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time . The unit was top notch . The view from the balcony was perfect for the beach and the pool. We cant wait to go back
Aug 2012
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Map

Air Armament Center
"Great Museum an aircraft Displays"
Turkey Creek Preserve/Nature Trails
"Great place to take the kids"
Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
"Great fun for the kids"
Destin Commons
"Shopping and food...includes Bass Pro Shop, Hard Rock Cafe, Panera, etc."
Crab Island
"If you can get a boat...this is the place to be during the summer!"
The Jetty's
"Great place to fish and take great sunrise/sunset photos."
Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
"Watch the boats come in with their Catches!"
Dewey Destin Harborside
"The newer of the two Dewey Destin restaurants in Destin."
Dewey Destin Seafood
"Great "locals" hangout for seafood off the beaten path."
Helen Back Cafe
"Great pizza and a fun local hangout"
Old Bay Steamer
"If you like steamed seafood and lots of it, you'll like this!"
Mulhollow's Bistro -- CLOSED
"Really good food in a casual atmosphere"
Uptown Station
"Shopping and a great play park for the kids with a trapeze and climbing walls...very safe. ..."
Santa Rosa Mall
"More shopping and more restaurants here or near hear including Longhorn, TGI Fridays, Panera..."
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
"Just in case...."
The Mullet Festival
"If you're here in the fall, you've got to see this to believe it!"
Really cool sea life mural
"You gotta see this if you have kids...it is at the Legendary Marina at the foot of the Mid B..."
Fort Walton Beach Golf Club
"Two courses in one place....the Pines and the Oaks...also a driving range if you need it."
Walmart Supercenter
"For all your bulk shopping needs for your trip!"
The Wine Bar
"If you like wine of any age and type, as well as cheeses and exotic items, you need to go h..."
Village of Baytowne Wharf
"Really, really fun place to eat and hangout. Shopping, food, atmosphere...has it all."
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"About anything you can imagine, with some really great deals to be had. http://www.premiumo..."
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"About anything you can imagine, with some really great deals to be had. http://www.premiumo..."
Hwy 30
"http://www.discover30a.com/ Take hwy 98 East just past San Destin to join Hwy 30A."
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
"Commercial Air Terminal shared with Eglin AFB"
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Fudpuckers On the Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fort Walton Beach Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Crabshack/Angler's Seafood/Fudpuckers Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulfarium and Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Air Armanent Center (Eglin AFB)
Nearest Point of Interest
Turkey Creek Preserve/Nature Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Commons
Nearest Point of Interest
Crab Island
Nearest Point of Interest
The Jetty's
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Dewey Destin's Seafood
Nearest Point of Interest
Helen Back
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Bay Steamer
Nearest Point of Interest
County Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Mulhollows Bistro
Nearest Point of Interest
Uptown Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Rosa Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Sam's Club and Walmart Supercenter
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Walton Beach Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Okaloosa County Fairgrounds
Nearest Point of Interest
The Mullet Festival
Nearest Point of Interest
Really cool sea life mural
Nearest Point of Interest
Chans Wines
Nearest Point of Interest
Baytowne Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
San Destin Outlet Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Highway 30A
Nearest Point of Interest
Hurlburt Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Car: recommended

Marine Shows/Aquarium, Fishing/Fishing Pier

Amenities

Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1165 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Single Vanity
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , Dual Vanity.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen , Bathroom adjoins by door; shower and vanity.
    Bunk Area - 1 bunk bed , Twin sized mattresses on bunk.
    Master - 1 king , Private master bath adjoins, with separate tub and shower.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), (1) Pac-n-play (1) kept in master closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sleeper in living room, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Internet Access, HDTV (Direct TV), Washer/Dryer(Stacked unit), Outdoor Grill (BBQ), No Pets

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.769231 based on 58 reviews
5

Wonderful... as usual.

  • 5 of 5

Renting from these owners is always a pleasure. They are easy to work with and their condos are always top notch. I've stayed in different units over the years and they are consistently clean, well equipped, and beautifully decorated. I will be staying with them for years to come and I recommend you do too.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jason, Thank you for this awesome and kind review about our condos and company. We enjoy serving you year after year! We strive to provide the best vacation possible for our guests. Thank you again and we look forward to your return. Thanks, Bill Tumlin/Grace Ellis
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Wonderful condo/ great owners

  • 5 of 5

The condo was lovely! It had far more items to prepare us for our stay than I was expecting (coffee filters, soap, etc). I've stayed in this complex before and had the bare minimum. Although we didn't need them, there were several family friendly items there (stroller, high chair, boogie boards). We got married at the hotel next door and two nights were included in our wedding package. We booked the condo for an extra night because it was 100% nicer than the hotel. Bill and Grace were super responsive on any issues that came up. They were pretty much operator error on my part, but it was nice to know they immediately got back to me they few times I texted them. The only thing that I would suggest is more kitchen dish towels. There was only one of each. That could have been a cleaning staff issue, though. I highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Kathryn, Thank you for your detailed review and for booking with Shelley's Vacation Favorites! We are so glad that you enjoyed this condo and your vacation. Thank you for the feedback on the kitchen towels. We have purchased more :) Thank you again and we look forward to serving you again. Thanks, Bill/Grace
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5

Beautiful unit. Live the Destin West. This was a very nice ckean unit with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Love the Destin West. Stay there every year. U it 604 gulfsude was beautifully decorated. Had everything you needed fir a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Susan, Thank you for booking with Shelley's Vacation Favorites! We are thrilled to know that you thought "This was a very nice clean unit with everything you need." and that you loved the decor :) We look forward to your return soon. Thanks, Bill/Grace
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5

The Best!!

  • 5 of 5

2nd time in this condo and is still our favorite place to come!!! Love it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Fran, Thank you for your awesome review! We are so happy that this is your favorite place to vacation to. We look forward to serving you again next year! Thanks, Bill/Grace
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Such a relaxing vaca

  • 5 of 5

Such an awesome view. Loved the decor and how beach chairs and umbrella were complementary.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Crystal, Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you "loved the decor and views" from our lovely condo. Thank you for booking with us! We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Bill Tumlin
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Loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Spacious, clean, roomy condo. Customer service from Bill was outstanding. He made great recommendations for things to do and places to eat. The view was great and we are so happy we found this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Tim, Thank you for this wonderful review and kind compliment. Thanks for booking with Shelley's Vacation Favorites! We are so happy you thought "The view was great and we are so happy we found this place." We look forward to serving you and your family again soon! Thanks, Bill Tumlin
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Waiver $49
Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We require a $300 down payment. The balance is divided in half with the first 50% due 60 days prior to arrival and the final 50% due 14 days prior.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.