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New Updates!-50'TV/SmartDVD&SoundBar/Sofa's/Paint/Beds/XBox360/BeachCart&4Chairs

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,490 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

3/3 & Bunk Alcove sleeps 11 in beds (2 King; 1 Queen; 3 Twin, & 1 QueenSleeper)

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SPECIAL NOTE PRIOR TO BOOKING: Quoted pricing includes a 3% discount for paying via e-check. If you book prior to my pre-approval you will only be able to pay via a credit card. I will then balance bill you 3% of the total to cover the lost e-check discount.

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WHAT MAKES UNIT C306 UNIQUE?

** NEW MASTER BED: 12” cool gel Serta memory foam mattress

** NEW 50” TV, Sound Bar (w/Bluetooth Streaming, Blu-Ray, Netflix, & Pandora Radio)

** ALL NEW SOFAS, BEDDING, & PAINT

** BEACH GEAR: Beach cart, 2 umbrellas, and 4 chairs****

** GAME ROOM: 3rd bedroom set up with a Xbox 360 (Games & Netflix)****

** TV’s: 5 Flat Screens all 32”+ except the bunk alcove TV****

** TILE: 100% TILE, no nasty carpet stains

** SLEEPS: 11 in beds (2 Kings, 1 Queen, 3 Twins, & 1 Queen Sleeper)

** VIEW: Direct view of the sprawling resort with partial Ocean view

** BALCONY: Largest at Waterscape at 10 feet deep instead of 8

** PHONE: Unlimited Calling in the US

** WIFI: The entire complex has free WIFI

** LOCATION: 25 feet from parking, elevator, & stairs one floor up from the splash pool

** UNIT SECURITY: Deadbolt high so young children don't accidently open the front door

** EARLY POOL ACCESS: Our management company will provide wrist bands prior to the 4 PM check in time

** COVERED GATED PARKING

I am the owner, and it is my pleasure to run a business that creates vacation experiences for our guest! We own two additional units both of which are extremely close to this one in the building and another at Azure and Destin West. Our properties have over 100 reviews on VRBO averaging 4.5+ stars amongst these properties.

It is my goal to provide an excellent vacation experience for our guest, and we do our best to keep our units unique and fully stocked with items you would expect to have in your own home. This three-bedroom unit is located just high enough for those wishing to watch the little ones from the balcony at the splash pool. Three bedroom units are unique at Waterscape as the kitchen is nearly three times the size of our two-bedroom unit, the balcony is the largest in the building at 10 feet deep, and the bunk alcove allows four private sleeping areas! All of this provides multiple families more comfort.

As the owner, I am accessible before, during, and after your stay. Finally, our management company which is located next door can handle immediate needs or emergencies. This is a convenience most VRBO owners don’t provide.

This unit is extremely convenient to your car, the splash pool, three Weber gas grills, and the quieter (seasonally heated) pool.

CAN YOU HELP ME UNDERSTAND THE U-SHAPED BUILDING AT WATERSCAPE?

Generally, units closer to the sand will cost more to rent, and will be further from parking. Please keep in mind the entire complex is located on the beach and every unit is a short walk to the ocean!

Waterscape is shaped like a U, this means only 12 units are directly parallel to the ocean without an angled view or distance of about 80-100 yards to the sand. The left side of the U is the A building, the bottom is the C building, and the right side is the B building. All of what makes Waterscape the best resort for kids in the Destin area are the pools that lie in the middle of the U.

Our A225 unit is located one unit from entrance to the interior hallway in the A building. Most units do not have access via an interior climate controlled hallway. This entrance is the closest location in the A building to the COVERED parking garage and back entrance to the splash pool. This means you can access pools, grills, and parking without getting on an elevator in less than 30 seconds. Our C300 and C306 units are located one level up, or effectively second floor as the pool is on the second level. You can park 25 feet from the front door of either unit. Access to the pools and our A225 unit from these two units is also extremely convenient. One can go down the elevator to the second level or take one flight of stairs.

If you want to see the pools and resort grounds, you should stay in the C building, or in even numbered units in the A or B building. If you want things quieter, the odd numbered units in A or B face the outside of the property. Nearly all the odd numbered units in A & B will have a narrow view or no view of the ocean between the buildings. The new hotel next to the A building is scheduled to be completed spring 2017.

WHY DID WE CHOOSE THESE LOCATIONS AT WATERSCAPE?

My wife and I had young kids under the age of eight when we purchased our Waterscape units. We found over the years most our time was spent around the splash pool with the slide and the grills for cooking. We also found that we seem to bring half of our house with us on vacation. Being extremely close to the car and the splash pool area is a no brainer for convenience.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO RENT AN UPDATED UNIT?

Most of these units had one of a handful of furniture packages. The sofas, TV’s, bed frames, and carpet are the issue. We have had to replace all these items as they were either broken, disgusting, or too small in the case of TV’s.

WHY DO WE NOT INCLUDE BEACH CHAIR SET UP AT WATERSCAPE?

During the busy season guest, must arrive at 7:00 AM to even consider getting on the front row, because of the placement of the chairs. I find I can get closer to the beach without worrying with how early my day starts using my own chairs. Therefore, we provide our guest with four chairs and two umbrellas during their visit.

WHAT MAKES WATERSCAPE UNIQUE?

• Once you have groceries you never have to get in your car again

• Courtyard design reminiscent of a five star Caribbean resort

• Four Pool Areas: One heated seasonally, one with zero entry access and waterfall, Lazy River, and pool designed for toddlers (fenced, covered pavilion play area, built in water toys, and a waterslide)

• Three Weber grills close to our units

• Two hot tubs

• Poolside Cafe run seasonally serving food and frozen drinks

• Weekly movie night in the pool and daily activities for the kids seasonally

• Thoughtful beach entry area complete with four fresh water showers, two foot washing stations, one walkway with ramp if you can’t take steps, and shoe storage area on wooden railing (leave items at your own risk)

• State of the Art Fitness Center with Life Fitness equipment and LCD TV’s on cardio equipment

• Game Room off the Lobby

• Over 700 covered parking spaces

• 24-hour security

**LOCATION**LOCATION**LOCATION**

ACROSS THE STREET:

• OLD BAY STEAMER: Upscale broiled seafood, www.oldbaysteamerfwb.com

• ASIAGO’S SKILLET: TripAdvisor #1 Breakfast in FWB/Destin, www.asiagoskillet.com

• HELEN BACK CAFE: Fun bar on the bay live music www.helenbackcafe.com

• AJ’s OYSTER SHANTY: www.ajsoystershanty.com

• OKALOOSA NATIONAL: Mini Golf & Ice Cream, www.okaloosaminigolf.com

RESTAURANTS, BARS, AND ACTIVITIES (Less than 1 mile)

• 15+ Restaurants: ranging from extremely casual too upscale

• GULFARIUM: Meet the Dolphins, www.gulfarium.com

• OKALOOSA COUNTY PIER: Fishing tackle and pole rental, www.okaloosaislandpier.net

• THE BOARDWALK: Offers oceanfront dining, shopping, bars, live music, playground for the kids, and volleyball courts, www.theboardwaloi.com

• WILD WILLY’S ADVENTURE ZONE: www.wwazon.com

ACTIVITIES (Short Drive away)

• PUBLIX GROCERY: Store (1 mile)

• DOWNTOWN FORT WALTON HISTORIC DISTRICT: www.downtownfwb.com (1 mile)

• INDIAN TEMPLE MOUND MUSUEM: www.fwb.org/museums/indian-temple-mound-museum.com (1 mile)

• HARBOR WALK VILLAGE: Shopping, Dining, Fishing Charter, and Boat Rentals, www.emeraldgrande.com/harborwalk-village.com (6 m)

• BIG KAHUNAS WATER PARK: Water Slides, www.bigkahunas.com (8 m)

• THE TRACK: Go Carts, Mini Golf, Bumper Rids, Sky Flyer, Bungee Jump, and Arcade, www.destintrack.com (8.8 m)

• DESTIN COMMONS: Upscale Open Air Mall, www.destincommons.com (11 m)

• SILVER SANDS FACTORY OUTLET: Over 100 designer brand name outlet stores, www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/silver-sands.com (15.7 m)

**RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS WITHIN 1 MILE**

• BAY CAFÉ FRENCH RESTAURANT: Hard to find less than a mile from the unit –best red fish for lunch outside of New Orleans, www.baycafewaterfront.com

• OLD BAY STEAMER: One of the top picks for the locals and walking distance from our unit, www.oldbaysteamerfwb.com

• ANGLERS: Good (not great) spot to eat walking distance on the beach, they even have a beach side playground and the pier just outside, www.anglersgrill.com

• ROCKIN TACO: Good (not great) spot to eat walking distance on the beach, they even have a beach side playground for the kids, www.rockintacos.com

• THE GULF OKALOOSA ISLAND: Super fun atmosphere on the bay with fresh food choices that change daily less than a mile away, www.thegulf.com

• ALI’S BISTRO: Great Italian in historic downtown Fort Walton Beach 1 mile away, www.alisbistro.com

• MAGNOLLIA GRILL: Great atmosphere set in an old (1910) southern style beach home in historic downtown Fort Walton Beach 1 mile away, www.magnoliagrillfwb.com

**RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS WITHIN 10 MINUTES IN DESTIN**

• MCGUIRE’S IRISH PUB: Great burgers, Irish specialties, Sunday brunch drink specials, and authentic atmosphere about seven minutes away, www.mcguiresirishpub.com

• THE LOUISIANA LAGNIAPPE: Fantastic seafood about ten minutes away, www.thelouisianalagniappe.com

• BOSHAMPS: Great seafood about eight minutes away, www.bashamps.com

• DONUT HOLE: Great breakfast and fantastic donuts about 10 minutes away

**** Please bring your own games and 2nd controller, the bulk alcove TV only has a DVD, our beach chairs are located in the owners closet

More Details

Owner
Rick Angle
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Rick Angle

It was always my mom's dream to own a condo in Fort Walton Beach. My wife and I adopted this dream and were fortunate to make it come true. We were blessed to be able to purchase units during the downturn in the market. After seeing this could actually become a business we started DESTIN WEST ESCAPES! Each year we improve on our ability to deliver a solid vacation experience for our guest. It is my sincere desire to be a small part of your families vacation memory making experience!

Rick Angle purchased this condo in 2014

What makes this condo unique

My favorite aspect of Waterscape is the resort style pool area, and convenience of never needing to get in the car after the first visit to the grocery store. Our unit is one of the largest on the beach and will sleep 11 comfortably in beds.

Amenities

Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1490 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Email me for eCheck payment link. Online pricing includes 3% discount. If you pay via credit card you will be billed an additional 3% of the total.
  • From March 1st - Oct 31st this is a weekly Sat-Sat rental. If you book Thursday - Sunday (3 nights) you will be balance billed for two full weeks.
  • Monthly pricing applies only from Nov 1st - Feb 28th. A minimum of two months is required. Jan and Feb guest must check in Jan 2nd - March 2nd.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
General:
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Wifi
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Just outside door to room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Just outside bedroom door
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , On suite bathroom & direct access to the balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bunk Alcove - 1 bunk bed , Twin size built in bunk beds, tucked away in private alcove
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3: Kid's Game Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 32' TV with Xbox 360 and NetFlix
  • Bedding for 11, we will allow up to 12 if one or more is under the age of three and we have no more than 6 adults
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.6296296 based on 27 reviews
Charlotte NC
5

We had a wonderful stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfect especially for families with little kids. It was very clean and plenty of room for everyone to eat dinner together. Also the cart with the chairs and sand toys was perfect to take out to the beach! It is very close to the pools and the large balcony was great for our big group. I would highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Super happy you guys had a wonderful visit, we look forward to you returning to Okaloosa Island with Destin West Escapes! -Rick
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Love Waterscape

  • 5 of 5

We love Waterscape! Perfect vaca for family either with or without little ones. We love all of the pool options. The condo is well taken care of and has plenty and has a cozy feel.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We like the pool and the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Property nice. Had issues with refrigerator but owner had it fixed and compensating for what we lost.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thank you for your understanding. Thankfully the first morning a parts store was open after Labor Day we successfully fixed the refrigerator. We look forward to your return in the future! Thanks, Rick
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Great place to stay! Would highly recommend this unit!

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed this property! The extra large unit help make our stay comfortable and the location of the unit was very convenient to the pool, parking garage and beach. Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin Vacation 2017

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay here !! We were a 4 family stay...Condo was very nice..only complaint I had would be if your gonna use the sofa bed you will need a memory foam or some form of extra mattress pad...cause sofa bed is murder on your back...had to buy memory foam to sleep on it...no actual ocean view, just a peck thru...all & all enjoyed our stay..,close vacinity to down town entertainment...would stay again !!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great amenities and a well maintained resort

  • 4 of 5

Since we came with 5 kids of various ages, it was great to have access to the beach cart, chairs and umbrella so we didn't have to bring all that from home. The 3 floor location is great for back and forth to the pool/beach and the resort staff keeps the property in great shape. The ocean view is a bit lacking but the scenery is still pleasant and has a secluded feel on the balcony. Also great to have covered parking so you don't have a toasty car.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
"Fun spot especially for the younger kids, they run the dolphin show rain or shine!"
Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
"Excellent pier, fishing gear rental about $20 for the day"
Old Bay Steamer
"Excellent food!"
Helen Back Cafe
"Wrong location on the map, it is directly on the bay across the street from Waterscape!"
The Crab Trap
"Best dining view in the area, but the food is just ok! Get a drink or desert and let the ki..."
Anglers Beachside Grill
"Best food on the board walk and excellent views!! Fun sports bar upstairs during football s..."
Indian Temple Mound Museum
"We have never been; however, I hear it is a nice cultural experience."
Publix Pharmacy
"Less than .5 miles away newer and very nice!"
Pandora's Steak House -- CLOSED
The Boardwalk - Okaloosa Island
"Oceanside dining, arcade, upscale shopping, bars, live music, playground for the kids, and v..."
Air Force Armament Museum
"Free of charge and wonderful to visit if you like aircraft or you have kids that like them!!"
Walmart Supercenter
"About 5 miles away, and one stop takes care of everyone's needs for the week!"
High Tide Lounge
"Nice local spot for a quick bite, the food is better than the restaurants over at the Boardw..."
Fokker's Pub
"Fun bar downtown Ft. Walton!"
Helen Back Cafe
"Wrong location on the map, it is directly on the bay across the street from Waterscape!"
Emerald Coast Convention Center
"For those visiting the convention center it is within walking distance of our unit!"
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
"Excellent small airport 20 minutes away!"
Pranzo Italian Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Solid Italian across 98 from Waterscape!"
Magnolia Grill Fort Walton Beach
Clemenza s at Uptown -- CLOSED
"Upscale breakfast and fine Italian!"
Sam's Club
"Conveniently located next to Super Walmart about 15 minutes away if you need anything in bul..."
Anglers Beachside Grill
"Best food on the board walk and excellent views!! Fun sports bar upstairs during football s..."
Walmart Supercenter
"About 5 miles away, and one stop takes care of everyone's needs for the week!"

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

Quoted Rates include a 3% discount for guest paying via e-check. If you pay via credit card you will lose this discount and be charged 3%. Guest who wish to stay over a Friday & Saturday night between March and October will be charged as if they stayed two full weeks. Owner reserves the right to refund a booking if it is accidentally booked at inaccurate pricing.

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.