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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Large Bedrooms, 2 Bath Gulf Front Condo With A Million Dollar View.

This stunning large 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is located on the 5th floor of the complex. This condo has been completely renovated. Everything has been upgraded for top of the line luxury. 30 foot private balcony that directly faces the beach. Amazing gulf views! There is a king size bed in the master bedroom that faces the gulf. There is a flat screen tv in the room. The master bathroom boasts a large walk in steam shower and a spa bath. The guest bedroom is very spacious with 2 full size beds and abundant storage. The guest room also has a flat screen tv. The living room has a queen size sofa sleeper with a large wall mounted tv. There is a wet bar off the living room. The kitchen is a chefs dream with top of the line cabinetry, appliances, and granite counter tops. Bar seating around the large island as well as a full size dining table. Full size washer and dryer for your convenience. Our unit has wi-fi access. The surf dweller complex also has a swimming pool and tennis courts. No smoking, no pets! From March 1st through October 31 BEACH SERVICE IS PROVIDED! This is a set up of 2 beach chairs with foot rests and an umbrella..We have 2 additional beach chairs and an umbrella in our unit for your use!

Joe and Melissa Martin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Joe and Melissa Martin

We are native Knoxvillians. We have been vacationing on the Emerald Coast since 1990. We love the white, sugary sand and the crystal blue waters of this area. The beaches in this area rival any in the Caribbean.

Joe and Melissa Martin purchased this condo in 2015

Why Joe and Melissa Martin chose Florida Main North West

We love the quaintness of Okaloosa Island, and the proximity of many fine restaurants, wonderful shopping and the night life in the Destin / Fort Walton Beach area.

What makes this condo unique

This condo is very comfortable. It is one of the largest 2 bedroom units in the Destin area. This condo complex is only 7 stories with approx. 84 units. There is a pool area including a kiddie pool, and tennis courts. Okaloosa island is laid back and beautiful...The quaint down town area of Fort walton is just a couple of miles away and you are 5 miles west of the destin harbor!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the most amazing time while at Okaloosa Island. This condo is absolutely amazing. The owners provided so many little things( laundry detergent, softner, dryer sheets, coffee pods, make up wipes, etc...). Beds were very comfy and the condo looks like it has been professionally decorated. There were so many great restaurants nearby. We will be back for sure.
May 2017
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Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Steam shower in master bath
  • Master bath with large jetted tub and walk in steam shower. Guest Bath with walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • 2 Large Bedrooms - Guest Bedroom 2 full size beds- Master bedroom is Oceanfront
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
March 1- October 31, We provide BEACH SERVICE...This consists of 2 beach chairs with foot rests, and an umbrella, set up by the beach attendant. Additionally, we have 2 beach chairs and an umbrella in our unit for your use.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very nice. Everything was updated and decorated beautifully! The bedrooms were large, and the beds were very comfortable. The view of the ocean was amazing! The kitchen had everything you could possibly need, and it was gorgeous. Melissa was very sweet and easy to work with. One of the other condos was being renovated, and we had a few days that the noise was very loud. Even though this was out of the Martin's control, they arranged for us to have a gift certificate to an amazing seafood restaurant! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo with an amazing view! Very clean and attention to detail. Has everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Property was well maintained overall. It is beachfront so very accessible to walk to the beach via walk over. Our kids enjoyed the pool, was nicely heated. Other condo owners were very nice and the beach chair service was awesome every day. Would definitely stay at surf dweller again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not much to do in Okaloosa island in January. The weather was chilly and stormy - not beach weather

  • 3 of 5

The condo was very nice- roomy, great location and very clean.

Considering it is a snowbird destination we presumed there would be things to do. I guess we should have done our homework. There was nothing to do. Travelled 3 hours round trip to the Pensacola navy museum, saw 4 movies, and shopped in the Destin malls- that was it for a month. The last week of our stay an orchestra performed in a local restaurant, that was wonderful! Restaurants were hit and miss. Found Ali's Bistro and Magnolia Grill to be very good, but was disappointed in Mcguires Pub in Destin. Tried it twice but both times were disappointing. Quite a few restaurants were closed for the season. If there were other attractions to see we didn't find them. Okaloosa has a wonderful Catholic Church. Attended Mass there

Having good weather would have been a plus, at least you could sit on the beach during the day. We had a few good days that the locals said were unusual for this time of year, but most days were chilly and we had a weekend of tornadoes and thunderstorms.

Wouldn't recommend this location in January unless you don't care about the chance of iffy weather and lots of things to do. Condo would be great in nicer weather- views of the gulf are amazing.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry you had bad weather; however, you had a great place to stay!
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Houston Texas

Comfortable, luxurious, well equip and super clean condo on white beach front with emerald waters:)

  • 4 of 5

We loved Martin Family condo. The location is fabulous in the quiet area of Okaloosa Island Fl, on a water front with fabulous white sandy beaches and view of the emerald waters. The stores, jetski, boat rental, mini gulf, and restaurants are close by if you would like that experience. We rented 2 jet skis by the bridge at Power up sports and negotiated the price for 1.5 hrs. We appreciated the umbrella service on a beach every day that was included in the price. From the moment you walk in the condo you feel very welcome and super comfortable all around from the sofa's, rocking/gliding chairs my kids loved, to very comfy beds and linens superb kitchen, bar area, great quality appliances, turtle plates and teak furniture on the patio. There is a pillow for anybody to pick from. The kitchen is well equip, we were only missing a kettle since we are big tea drinkers. The appliances are top notch and condo has beautiful decor.

The two reason for 4.5 stars not 5 are:

1. The total extra cost and overall price for each nigh of stay plus large deposit in addition to required insurance by the owners as i found several more places with no deposits (if you have insurance or small deposits of around $250). Also, the cleaning fee on average is $100-$125 the most as we do a lot of short rentals through vrbo.

2. We loved the decor however that was one thing that made us all feel not at ease as the decorative fragile items take a lot of space, especially on night stands by the beds and Mrs. Martin requested not to move items.

Overall, we loved it, and thank you Martin family for sharing your home! We love to come again:)

Piotrowicz Family

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We Pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our condo! This is not just a condo that we rent for income, this is our second home! You know the old saying "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR ", that is certainly true with cleaning companies in this area. I have the best cleaning lady and she does an excellent job for us. As I was interviewing cleaning personnel $150.00 is the going rate for a condo the size of ours. We do charge a security deposit in addition to the VRBO insurance, because the VRBO insurance covers...if someone ran through the sliding glass door and it broke, if a child stepped on the dishwasher door and it broke, etc.. it does not cover as they put it "theft or vandalism". We started charging the $500.00 security deposit when multiple personal items were broken or damaged. The $500.00 security deposit is fully refundable if there are no damages. Additionally, I refund this within 48 hours after departure. I do believe this family enjoyed our condo, as evidenced by their desire to extend their stay an additional night after they had arrived.
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Great location, first class condo.

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a great location! The condo was in excellent condition and very clean. There was plenty of space and equipped with everything we needed. The owners even called to check on us after we arrived. No question, we WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madisonville, TN

Beautiful condo on a beautiful beach.

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our family of 4. We enjoyed the view from our balcony, and the beach chair service that was provided when we were on the beach was a wonderful extra amenity. The condo is beautifully decorated and very well maintained. The location to grocery stores and restaurants is also very convenient. We would definitely stay in this condo again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Helen Back
Nearest Golf
8.2 Miles
Ft. Walton Beach Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
High Tide - Old Bay Steamer, Helen Back, Crab Trap
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Fort Walton Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 17
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 16-17
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 3 2018 - May 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 19 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
4th of July 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 18
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Along with signed Rental Agreement, provide a Copy of Valid State issued Driver's License for Primary Renter over the age of 25. Half of the total rental amount(1st installment) will be due at the time reservation is requested to book our condo. The balance (2nd installment) of the rental amount is due 60 days prior to the check in date. The cancellation policy is as follows: Cancellation greater than 90 days before your stay you forfeit $250.00. Cancellation 60-89 days before stay you forfeit $500.00. Cancellations 30-59 days before stay you forfeit half of the rental amount. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay you for forfeit the entire amount of the rental.
If we are able to rent the unit for your reserved week you will be entitled to a full refund minus $250.00 plus any credit card fees we are charged to process payments or credits. Thank you!


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.
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