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Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

1 bedroom Sleeps 6 -Steps from the patio to the beach -New Decor -New Owner

WATCH our complete walk through VIDEO - CLICK the video ICON in the ABOVE picture or view additional video links below Owner Information.

Check out our other condo: Listing

Located directly on the beach. Walk outside your private patio doors to the beach access. BREATHTAKING VIEWS! Only Steps to the BEACH! Our condo SLEEPS 6 PEOPLE!

This small family oriented 27 unit complex, has its own private beach. No big crowds. Family oriented and a friendly quiet atmosphere. The beach access is directly outside the patio doors - ONLY 15 feet!

WATCH THE WALK THROUGH VIDEO: Click on the video icon in the upper left corner of any photo, at the top of this page. From the entry door to the beach...Enjoy!

Island Sands Unit #105 is on the Ground Floor. No stairs to climb. So, that means no climbing up and down the stairs to haul luggage in/out. And it's super easy to go to the beach. Simply open one of the two sliding patio doors and walk directly to the beach. Also, you get FREE BEACH SERVICE with our condo! An umbrella and two chairs, set up for you daily. You don't have to worry about packing chairs and an umbrella back and forth to the beach. Only minutes from Destin and no huge high rises. Convenient to shopping & restaurants.

When we purchased the unit we totally refurnished the entire unit and we're excited to share it with you!

FREE BEACH SERVICE: Yes, that's right! You get FREE beach service with our condo! One umbrella and two chairs are set up for you daily. (Beach Service dates are March 1 - October 31).

PHONES: We supply two landline phones, with FREE local calling (located in bedroom and living area).

KING MASTER BEDROOM: Yes, a huge King size bed ( Pillow top mattress set and bedding/linens). Full Dresser, DVD Player, 40-Inch Flatscreen TV on Swivel stand with extra Drawers for added storage, 2 Night Stands, 2 alarm clocks, new ceiling fan and an added bonus of having your own private 1/2 bath with a new sink faucet.

FULL BATH: Nice shower head, with full pressure. Yes, it has great water pressure and it's totally amazing. A NEW sink faucet and we furnish Towels and linens.

LIVING ROOM: 2 Queen Sleeper Sofas. Both sleepers have comfortable queen Mattresses. They're nothing like the one we replaced, which you could feel the bars in your back. Ugh! These sleepers are great to sleep on and have commercial grade mattresses. Yes, they are very comfortable to sit on, as well. 50 inch flat screen TV, Blu-Ray Player (equipped with Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu and more - Must have an account to use access additional options), some family movies and books. Cable TV.

KITCHEN - FULLY STOCKED: Seating for 6 people. Refrigerator with ice-maker in freezer, flat top stove/oven, overhead microwave, NEW kitchen faucet, GE dishwasher (super quiet), Counter-top small appliances (coffee pot, 4-wide slice toaster, electric kettle, blender, canopener). Nice Duet FULL size washer/dryer, Silverware/knives, Pots/pans & bakeware and Fiesta dish-ware.

LAUNDRY: FULL SIZED DUET WASHER & DRYER (HE- High Efficiency). Yes these are full size, not the small apartment/condo size washer and dryer you typically find in rental condos, that seem to have the capacity to wash a couple of towels at a time, and take hours to dry them. A full set allows you to enjoy your vacation, without laundry becoming a chore.

INTERNET: We have FREE wireless internet for your added convenience. Being on vacation, doesn't mean you have to be 'Off The Grid'.

OUTDOOR PATIO: Seating for 6 people! We have furnished the private patio with beautiful outdoor Furniture, 2 Adirondack Chairs (red) with a small table (pink) and a Pub table (Blue) with 3 Pub chairs (two pink and one lime green) and a barstool (lime green). We love sitting and relaxing on these comfortable chairs. It's a great spot to use the NEW grill, sit and unwind, relax with family/friends or enjoy reading a good book.

50 inch Flat HD TV in living room.

40 inch Flat HD TV in bedroom.

TWO - Queen Sleeper Sofas (Comfortable)

King size Mattress set (Comfy and Roomy)

Towels, bedding & linens

Sink faucets (kitchen & both bathrooms)

Refrigerator (Ice-maker in freezer)

GE dishwasher (Super quiet - 48 decibels)

FULL SIZE Whirlpool Duet washer (HE - high efficiency) and dryer - YES!!! WOW!!!

NEW colorful wall decor

Coffee & end tables

Two landline phones with FREE local calling

Blu-Ray Player (with Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu and more - Must have an account to access some of the streaming options)

Dish-ware & plastic-ware

Pots/pans & bakeware

Patio set


NEW LED lighting

Ceiling fans (bedroom / living room)

Counter-top appliances

Silverware / knives

Nice rain shower head (2 settings) and MORE!

All the conveniences of home - on the beach!

Book your DREAM getaway and start planning your fun, today!

Don't forget to watch the Walk Through VIDEO. The video will walk you through the front door entrance, throughout the entire unit, out the patio doors and onto the beach. You'll know exactly what you're renting. Enjoy!

*** We do not supply food, shampoo, soap, charcoal or beach towels. However, to get you started we do supply a few garbage bags, a few rolls of toilet paper, 1 roll of paper towels, a few laundry detergent pods, a few dishwasher tablets and dishwashing liquid. Please, remember to bring or expect to purchase additional items for your stay.

The quote will include a non-refundable Damage Waiver of $50.00. Tenants are still responsible for damages or broken items, if the cost exceeds $200.00. Waiver does not cover stolen or missing items. Tenants also have the option to purchase additional protection and cancellation insurance, through VRBO's Book-It, during the reservation process.

If you'd like to pay using e-check, please let us know and we will send you a reservation request, which will then show that option of payment.

AREA ATTRACTIONS: Gulfarium, Fudpuckers, Big Kahuna's Water Park, Dolphin Cruises, Fishing, Jet-Ski rentals, Fishing Pier, Parasailing, loads of shopping and more!

Keywords: Condo, Vacation Home, Gulf Front Condo, Beach Front Condo, Ground Floor Beach Condo, Ft. Walton Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Okaloosa Island, Florida Vacation, Oceanfront, Snowbirds, Winter beach getaway, Beach getaway, Island Sands, No steps, Free Beach Service, Sleeps 6, Free WiFi Internet, Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier

More Details

Chris & Katrina Chilton
Member since: 2014
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Chris & Katrina Chilton

We were married on the beach front, right here at Island Sands. We own and manage this beautiful unit ourselves and take pride in keeping the unit clean and updated. We own and operate our own business in KY. We also have a property manager located in Fort Walton Beach, FL to assist with any questions or issues during your stay. It has always been a special place to us and has become our 2nd home. We hope you love and enjoy your stay at our condo, as much as we do.Check out our other condo, too! VRBO Listing #756583. Feel free to call us directly with any questions at 859-325-5858....

Chris & Katrina Chilton purchased this condo in 2014

Why Chris & Katrina Chilton chose Fort Walton Beach

Island Sands #105 is on the Ground Floor. No stairs to climb. So, that means no climbing up and down the stairs to haul luggage in/out. And it's super easy to go to the beach. Simply open one of the two sliding patio doors and walk directly to the beach. Also, you get FREE BEACH SERVICE with our condo! An umbrella and two chairs, set up for you daily. Only minutes from Destin and no huge high rises.

What makes this condo unique

This small family oriented 27 unit complex, has its own private beach. No big crowds. Family oriented and friendly atmosphere. Many people meet new friends, while staying at Island Sands and now plan yearly vacations at the same time each year. The beach access is right outside the patio doors. Convenient to shopping & restaurants. We totally refurnished the entire unit and we're excited to share it with you!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family has stayed in the same condo in Ft. Walton for years and this year we needed to try something different, due to a scheduling conflict. We were nervous about our new place, but we are pleased to say we may have found a new favorite place to stay.

Everything here was so nice and bright and clean. The location was very convenient. Granted, we didn't have an ocean view from our condo, but it didn't even matter, because the convenience of the lower level made it worth it.

We had friends come in town and they rented another condo in this building on the second floor and our unit was enjoyed more by everyone.

We appreciate all the recent upgrades and improvements you made here.

Everything was wonderful.

We met several great families staying in the adjacent condos. Our kids all played together and we had a great time. We were thrilled to discover lots of sand dollars on the sandbar not far out from the condo, so we gathered several of them as souvenirs.

Thank you for sharing your condo and letting others experience this great place.

Hopefully we will be back next year! =)

(1st Guest post in the Guest Book)
May 2014
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Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Rain shower head, toilet, sink, combo tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet & Sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 1 King Size Bed - NEW Pillow-top Mattress, 1/2 bath.... Living Room - 2 Queen Sleeper Sofas - New commercial grade 6'' Mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Great Beachfront Condo ! Island Sands 105

  • 5 of 5

Could not ask for a better place to take a beach break, walk out your back door and you are just a few steps from the beach. Neighbors pass by and all were very friendly. The condo was clean and nicely furnished, we did not need a thing. Owners take very good care of their property, all appliances and furnishings are in excellent condition. This is the place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Okaloosa Island!

  • 5 of 5

This area is close enough to enjoy what Destin has to offer but located on the quiet end of Okaloosa Island. The chairs and umbrella offered daily were a luxury! Having immediate access to the beach without navigating stairs or waiting on elevators with all our beach stuff was also a big plus! Place was cheerfully decorated and thoughtful. Thank you for a MUCH NEEDED getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another GREAT vacation on the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at the condo and it was fantastic. In spite of Hurricane Nate we found the condo in great shape and as welcoming as the first time. We are already planning 2018!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice clean, well stocked, huge living room

  • 5 of 5

Being on the ground floor we were hesitant, but let me tell u the is nothing better than walking out ur patio door to the beach. We will book again, ground floor here is well worth it.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

Access to many restaurants, shopping and right on the beach! The condo has plenty of towels unlike hotel rooms. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

Easy access to the beach and pool. 1 1/2 miles to Publix grocery store, staff was so helpful and friendly. One day we drove into Destin, and then another day into Pensacola. We loved the Gulf Islands Nation Seahore. We took the beach umbrella and chairs provided by the condo owners and enjoyed the beach a couple of days, my husband enjoyed picking up a great variety of shells.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We greatly appreciate it! Yes, we pay for the beach service for our tenants (1 umbrella and 2 chairs, set up daily) and we also provide extra beach chairs, umbrella and beach toys in the closet. Sometimes people want to sit on the beach after the beach service is done or simply visit another beach nearby. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo and look forward to having your family back again. Chris and Katrina
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McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
Fudpucker's On The Island
Big Kahuna's
Destin Commons
Joe's Crab Shack
Southern Star Dolphin & Sunset Cruises
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Track Family Recreation Center
Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport VPS

Gulfarium, Fishing Pier, Private Onsite Swimming Pool, Golf Courses, Park, Destin Fishing Marina, State Parks


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Damage Protection Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Must Be 25 Years of Age to Book

*********SPECIAL NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 1,200 MONTH ************

Winter (Jan 01-March 09) ------ $ 99 Night ----- $595 Week ----- $1,350 Month
Early Spring (March 10-March 23) ------ $148 Night ----- $895 Week
Spring Break (March 24-April 07) ------ $165 Night ----- $995 Week
Late Spring (April 08-May 24) ------ $148 Night ----- $895 Week
Summer (May 25-August 10) ------ $240 Night ----- $1375 Week
Fall (August 11-Sept. 05) ------ $158 Night ----- $925 Week
Late Fall (Sept. 05-October 21)------ $125 Night ----- $725 Week
EARLY Winter (October 22-Dec. 31 ------ $ 95 Night ----- $575 Week ----- $1,200 Month

*Book Via online --- Credit card,Debit card, *Phone 859.325-5858(Chris & Katrina)* , Book instantly with Book it now!!

Only $250 plus vrbo's fee required to Reserve.

Free Beach Chair/Umbrella Service.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

Damage Protection fee is non-refundable.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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