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Emerald Escape On Okaloosa Island - Beachfront With Large Private Balcony

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,073 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bd/2 Ba Beach Front Condo Overlooking The Gulf, Full Kitchen, Sleeps 6

Located on Okaloosa Island in the Fort Walton Beach / Destin area, this Beach Front Condo offers King bed in master with access to the private balcony directly overlooking the emerald coast of the gulf! Guest bedroom offers two Full-sized beds. Our Condow sleeps 6 guests comfortably! There is also a full-sized pull-out sofa for additional sleeping if needed.

Two full bathrooms and a full kitchen with all appliances including dishwasher, disposal, coffee maker, blender, Crock pot, plus all cookware, and bar ware. Steps from the elevator!! And views directly over the beach!

Emerald Isles Condominiums

770 Sundial Court

Unit #401

Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

More Details

Tracy Peters
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Tracy Peters

Owned and Managed by Loren & Tracy Peters.

Tracy grew up just outside of Memphis TN, in the small town of Arlington. Loren grew up in Jupiter, FL. They were both working in IT and met when Loren changed jobs and moved to Memphis - it was love at first sight! Years later, two kids, job changes, and a relocation to Roswell, GA, Loren still works in IT in the S.A.S. area; and Tracy owns her own Recruiting business specializing in IT.

Having vacationed as a young adult in the Florida panhandle, she finally convinced Loren to take a vacation on that side of the state and he too fell in love with the white sandy beaches!! Within 1 month of that family vacation the two are now proud owners of the little condo we have affectionately named 'Emerald Escape'. We hope you will enjoy your stay, and escape to paradise with our little piece of the beach!

Tracy Peters purchased this condo in 2014

Why Tracy Peters chose Fort Walton Beach

This particular condo is not only beautiful inside, but the views are spectacular and one of only a very few available in this condominium. Our building has just two units per floor that are truly beachfront/oceanfront. There re only 7 floors to our condo, the first two floors have blocked views from the sand dunes, making this condo one of only 10 with direct ocean views!! Prime location - directly over the pool so you can watch the 'tweens swim while sipping an iced tea (or icy cold beverage, we don't judge!) right from your private balcony above!

What makes this condo unique

We knew this was 'The' Condo for us from the Front Door!! You can see straight through to those Emerald Waters and soft rolling waves. Inside the condo we've tried to keep it very comfortable and very casual. With our 'shabby chic nautical beach' theme, you can kick off your shoes - prop up your feet and enjoy the views without worry! There are several restaurants on the Island, and many more within 10 minutes to either Fort Walton or Destin. There are also two Tom Thumb groceries on the Island or a Publix Supermarket just across the bridge into Ft. Walton if you choose to stock up and cook at home. On the island there is also a Waffle House for a quick breakfast, a liquor store, several gift shops and also a marina with jet ski rentals available.


Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1073 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Guest - 2 double
  • Master - King Bed, double closets, flat screen TV, window views of the Gulf and access to the Private Balcony overlooking the Pool and Beach!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Emerald Escape On Okaloosa Island - Beachfront With Large Private Balcony
average rating of 4.4 based on 20 reviews

Completely awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Tracy's condo is perfection!!! The gulf view is nothing short of spectacular. You walk out on the balcony and it's just a few yards away. The sound of the waves was heaven!! Being on the 4th floor is great too because it is just the perfect height from the pool area (which is so nice and never crowded) which gives you a perfect gulf view. You hear the sound of the waves all the time. So peaceful. The condo was clean, adorably decorated, and the beds were comfy. The weather was so nice, when we were there, that we turned the thermostat up, so as to not use the AC, and kept both the slider doors from the living room and main bedroom open the whole week! It was just glorious!!! The bathroom are well stocked with bath towels. The kitchen is fully equipped. And Publix is a 5 minute drive over the bridge. The beach was never crowded on the condo's end of Okaloosa Island and we had use of 2 beach chairs and umbrella. IT WAS BLISS!!! Rent this condo!! You will be glad you did. Our family already wants to plan a return trip. We won't stay anywhere else.

Some advice: Don't got to AJs. It's touristy overpriced, and the food is subpar. If you want some great afforadable seafood GO TO STEWBIES!! It's so good. For terrific stone oven pizza go to Ali's Bistro just off Mircle Strip in Downton Ft. Walton Bch. If you get there and order before 6pm you get a great deal on all their 12 inch pizzas!! And last, Burrito del Sol had super yummy Baja style Tex mex. It is located right on the Miracle Strip.

Thank you, Tracy, for such a wonderful place. It's quite a gem.

-Rachel & Robert Ross

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachel and Robert! We will check out Stewbies on our next trip down!! And I can't thank you enough for 'tihis great review!!! We hope to have y'all back again soon!
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Amazing time

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely do it again

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN, USA

Overall nice beach property.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Balcony view is fantastic. Spent most of my time on balcony watching the world go by. Great beach access. Very quiet and not at all crowded. Condo is equipped with anything you could possibly need. Master bedroom gets very hot. Needs blinds installed on windows. Mattress is not very good. Condo could use some updating. The location and the balcony more than make up for the few negatives. Would rent it again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the update on the master bedroom!! We haven't had an opportunity to go down ourselves in quite some time and didn't realize the blinds had not been re-installed after the new windows went in. I'll order blinds right away and have my handyman install them ASAP. We were also thinking of updating the master with a Tempurpedic mattress and will plan on doing that very soon as well. We have also scheduled new flooring throughout, which will be going in as soon as this rental season is over. We hope you will come down again and stay with us - you should really enjoy the upcoming updates!!
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Amazing 😃😃😃😃😃😃

  • 5 of 5

We loved it...Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful place...Athens kids had a blast so easy to get to everything from beach to grocery store to restaurants. So close to everything...

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We rented this unit for a family spring break getaway, early April 2017. Here are my thoughts. We loved the Emerald Isle condo complex and amenities. The area is a nice mix of locals and vacationers. We found there to be plenty to do and the area rather laid back. The complex was full mostly of families similar to ours, with kids.

While there was a bit of a hiccup with communication initially, as we didn't receive the email with final details to gain access, etc., Tracy (owner) was quick to respond and get us what we needed. It all worked out.

Here are my pro's and con's for the unit.


Million dollar view from the balcony. I miss drinking my coffee out there in the mornings. Great complex. Great pool...never was crowded. Just steps from the beach. We loved the beach chairs and umbrella service. The condo itself was comfortable and mostly what we expected.


The unit is partially carpeted and partially tiled. The carpet is in need of a deep cleaning, or better yet, removing and going with all tile. There have been some updates recently, and as a result there is a lingering hole in the master bath wall that leads to electrical wires, above the toilet. It was covered with paper board that got sucked into the hole when we turned on the a/c on day. I assume it is going to be covered at some point.

Also, the vent fan in the master bath doesn't work well because it makes loud screeching noises from corrosion. There is a venting issue as moisture from the guest bath fan is soaking the area around the master bath fan.

And, lastly, we expected there to be at least a nominal amount of dish washing detergent and trash bags, but these were not provided. Not sure if these are normally provided and just an oversight, given the communication issues or not. I don't mean to nit-pick over details, but you do expect certain things to be provided for the cost of the rental. Don't misunderstand me, none of the cons I mentioned were deal breakers or affected the enjoyment of our trip and stay. We had a great time.

Conclusion - great complex with great pool, great area, beautiful view. Comfortable condo unit with an accessible owner.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the condo.

  • 5 of 5

There was lots of space for our family of 4. The views of the beach and ocean were amazing. We were able to have meals on the balcony and listen the the waves and watch the action on the beach. The condo was decorated in a beach theme and was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Pensacola Regional
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Helen Back / AJ's Oyster Shanty
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
High Tide / Olde Bay Steamer / Helen Back / AJ's
Nearest Beach
Okaloosa Island / Ft. Walton Beach
Car: recommended

Okaloosa Island offers the same great beach as Ft. Walton or Destin, without the traffic and noise! It's a perfect beach for families or those who prefer a quiet reading spot while soaking up the suns rays. Tourist attractions abound within just a few miles!! From the Island take a quick Left onto Hwy98 and you're immediately in downtown Ft. Walton Beach, or take a Right onto Hwy 98 and in 10 minutes you'll find yourself in Destin with the shops and attractions of the Harbor Walk!

Emerald Isles offers a wonderful Salt Water pool, elevators on each corner, outdoor grilling area, Private Marked Parking Spaces for each Unit, and a Party Room for special occasions.

Our Unit, Emerald Escape #401, offers a private balcony with both Living room access and Master Bedroom. A separate guest room offers Two Full-Sized beds sleeping 4 comfortably, as well as a pull-out sofa. Two full Baths, and kitchen with all appliances, cookware, serving pieces, and barware! Host your own dinner party and share your view with friends!


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
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring/Spring
Mar 3 2018 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
2016 Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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