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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

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Tracy Peters
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Emerald Escape On Okaloosa Island - Beachfront With Large Private Balcony
average rating of 4.3125 based on 16 reviews

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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White beaches

  • 4 of 5

When we arrived the condo wasn't cleaned from previous guests but after calling housekeeping then came and got it done so we just enjoyed the beaches while waiting. The condo was great just wish housekeeping was a little better as we had no toilet paper to restock with or shower towels and didn't have any dishwasher cleaner. The overall size and space and views is beautiful and the area is just right to not be in such a tourists area. We will be back for sure just hope housekeeping does better next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to accommodate any reasonable request, however our standard check-out is 11am, standard check-in is 4:00pm as stated in the notification you received prior to arrival. Your arrival at 8:30am was outside of our usual timeframe, therefore housekeeping was not able to have this unit ready in time. We do apologize and will make better effort in the future!
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Emerald escape lives up to it's name.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The condo was very nice and just what we were looking for. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need. The bed was very comfortable. The view was wonderful. Just enjoyed our stay. Can't wait to do it again. Hope to stay longer the next time. A week isn't long enough.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice.

  • 4 of 5

Very convenient to the beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I have very mixed feelings

  • 2 of 5

I have very mixed feelings about this condo. The location was wonderful. Right next to the beach and the balcony view was amazing. The condo was nice, It was a great size for us, the beds were comfortable and it had everything we needed. The owner is nice and responds back to you quickly. There problems that we had a hard time getting past though. When we arrived at the complex the entire parking lot next to our condo was covered in construction materials. We parked by the tennis courts on the other side of the first building which put us the farthest point away from our building. We had no idea that the entire complex was being remodeled. The entire place was torn apart and railings were held on by a couple of screws and wire. They were power washing and painting the outside of each level each day. Tape and plastic covered all the light fixtures and windows. We always book a condo with an elevator due to my back and knee surgery. This place had 3 but two were out of order and the last one was having issues so i had to take the stairs quite often. The washer and drier were not an option because they had half the wall torn down in that room (i think it might be for a window) and extension cords, tools and wood were all over the room so you couldn't get in it to wash your stuff. The trash bin room was the same so we carried our trash down 4 flights of stairs daily. And please remember this was not only our fourth floor level, ALL of the levels were the same. We went into Fort Walton to do laundry. The room was not ready at 3 when our check in was supposed to be. We checked in at ten til 4 so we stood waiting for 50 minutes next to a hole in the wall where the elevator should be with just a piece of plywood and a sign. When we entered the room there were exposed wires and holes in some of the walls, A 3x4 area in the ceiling was gone so you could see more exposed wiring. There was a piece of poster board covering a large hole in the bathroom. There was trim also missing from one area and had a nail sticking out. I don't get a chance to get away from home for a trip often but when i do i would definitely like to know what to expect before i go and be given an option to look for somewhere else. I hesitated to complain and express what i really felt to the owners when i arrived because i did not want to be asked to leave and have no where else to go and disappoint my family. It will be very nice when they are done. Its just to bad we didn't get to see it.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer we are so sorry for what you went through and had done everything we could to prepare you, and prepare our own unit prior to your arrival. I would like to invite your family back to visit our condo again and will offer you a steeply discounted rate for your troubles this past summer! We are here this week ourselves - 9/24/16 - 10/01/16 - and the construction is finally wrapping up!! Equipment is gone. Scaffolding is gone. The building is painted and beautiful! The stairwells and railings are all brand new and look fantastic, the only remaining items are small ticket "punch list" items for each individual condo, and the final elevator to be either inspected, or installed and approved..? Building A, ours, still show an "out of order" sign. Beyond that, it's basically finished!! I hope you will accept our offer and come back again next year!!
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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
Spring Break
Apr 1 2017 - May 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
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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