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Vacation in Paradise with Gulf Views from two spacious balconies. (Large Unit)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,690 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 beds/2 bathroom + living room and den. Gulf Front complex . Two masters

The complex has just undergone a complete outside and inside renovation.

Modern, remodeled kitchen. Fully equipped.

Brand new tile throughout the unit.

4 Bedroom/2 Bathroom/2 separate vanity areas with sinks, living room and den with bunk beds.

* Split master bedrooms each with full bath, plus a separate vanity area - one king sized bedroom, and one queen sized bedroom - each has access to a different balcony. Flat screen TVs.

* Large bedroom with twin beds. Flat screen TV

* Large den with bunk beds, couch, TV, games - view of the Gulf and access to a balcony.

* LR with 42' flat screen, all bedrooms have flat screens. Gulf view. Access to balcony

Large Gulf-side pool, sunbathing decks, and outdoor BBQ grills, and tennis court.

More Details

Owner
Sandra and Tom Dunn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, a little french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Sandra and Tom Dunn

We first came to this area (Destin) on vacation about 30 years ago. On the whole trip back home to Kentucky we made plans to retire here...somehow! We were so caught up in the dream that we missed all three exits to our home town of Bowling Green, Ky!!

The following year we bought our first vacation home here. It was across the street from the beach and we called it our $100,000 walk. We moved here permanently about 17 years ago.

We bought this property last year with a plan to live here eventually. It is the only condo that we have ever seen (that we could afford) that does not have a tunnel vision feel to it, so it feels more like a home. It is also much larger than most local condos. We hired someone to manage the rentals for us whilst we learned the ropes of renting a condo on the Gulf Coast, but that person is no longer able to manage the unit for us. We live in Fort Walton Beach, and we are only a ten-minute drive from our unit, so we decided to manage the rentals for ourselves this year.

We are looking forward to welcoming lots of new friends to share our piece of Paradise.

Sandra and Tom Dunn purchased this condo in 2014

Why Sandra and Tom Dunn chose Fort Walton Beach

When we first owned property in Destin we thought that it was the most beautiful place in the world. However, Destin has become so commercialized over the years that we decided that Okaloosa Island gives us more of the cozy, family friendly atmosphere that Destin used to have...while still being only six miles away.

What makes this condo unique

Within walking distance to restaurants, quaint downtown shopping, grocery stores, bars. Within walking distance to many special festivals that are held throughout the year - you have to experience the Billy Bowlegs Festival first hand - and you can see the fireworks displays (at least five per year) from the balcony of our unit if you don't wish to walk or drive across the bridge.

Amenities

Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate vanity area with sink in bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate vanity area with sink in bedroom
  • 2 Full bathrooms and 2 separate vanity areas.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Suite 1 - 1 queen
    Den - Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • Master suite #1 has a queen bed, private bathroom with separate vanity area, TV, large closet and entrance to a large balcony with Gulf view Master suite #2 has a king bed, shared bathroom with separate vanity area, TV, large closet and entrance to a second large balcony with Gulf view Bedroom #3 has twin beds, large closet, TV, window with a small Gulf view Den/Playroom has bunk beds, couch, coffee table, TV, assorted games and jigsaw puzzles, beach chairs, umbrellas, and toys
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Vacation in Paradise with Gulf Views from two spacious balconies. (Large Unit)
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
5

Absolutely LOVE this place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting the Fort Walton/Destin area of Florida (our kids first time to Florida, ever), and we could not have been happier with our stay at Emerald Isle. The condo was a perfect fit for our two families; the layout works amazing well, and is spacious enough to accommodate multiple kids. There were chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, games, a fully stocked kitchen and bath towels for our use all you need is a trip to the grocery store and you are set! The pool area was well maintained, as were the grounds. Oh and did I mention the view, from BOTH patios!!

I have stayed in many condo's, and spoken with many owners, however none compared to Sandra! From day one, she was exceptionally helpful, and just as excited for us to see Fort Walton as we were. Upon arrival, she had treats set out for the kids and the adults:) Sandra made herself available, leading up to and during our stay. We could not have been happier with this trip. We will most definitely recommend this condo to our friends and absolutely look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lana, What lovely comments. Thank you so much. After more than a year of having no guests due to our major building renovations, I could not have been happier to have you and your family as our first guests to the new and improved Emerald Isle. I enjoyed our conversations along the way. I'm glad that you all made it back to Ohio safely. We would love to have you stay with us again. You were great guests. Sincerely, Sandra
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5

Awesome condo! Awesome owners!

  • 5 of 5

Our party consisted of two families, with a total of four children. I could basically copy and paste the previous excellent review! This condo feels more like a house. The layout was wonderful and afforded privacy for everyone. The pool area is well maintained. We made use of the grills on the grounds, which were in clean condition. Also, the grounds around the condo were well maintained and the elevators were always in good working order. The condo is well equipped with extra items! There was a large closet in the den with puzzles, board games, cards, kites, pool toys, floats, umbrellas & beach chairs. Any parent knows, kids are easily bored. Luckily, we never had that problem with that stocked closet. We were welcomed with a basket of snacks, fruit and candy as well. My husband and the other gentleman with us both had to work on their computers while we were there and they never encountered any problems with the free wi-fi. I communicated with Sandra on several occasions and she was always prompt to reply and quite helpful. We had a wonderful experience and would certainly recommend this unit to friends and family and most importantly, we will use it again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Thank you so much for your lovely review. The best part of reading it is knowing that you all had such a good time last week. Looking up information for you about fishing trips resulted in me finding out about a few interesting pleasure trips that are now available too. I think that I will take one of those early morning dolphin cruises soon myself. I'm glad that your guys caught some nice fish on their trip. Of course we would love to have you return for another vacation at Emerald Isle. Sandra
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4

Perfect Location and Well Laid Out Condo On the Beach

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 7 included 3 families (3 of ours are kids) which normally makes it hard to find a condo with suitable sleeping arrangements. This condo allowed the kids to sleep in the den on the bunks and sofa off the bedroom with us while my mother and brother each had separate bedrooms. The two balconies were nice and gave a good view of the beach and water, although not directly ocean front. The condo was well maintained and all was in working order. We had plenty of towels and pillows for everyone. Bring extra toilet paper though! The kitchen, while small, has high end appliances and there are more than enough dishes, silverware, glasses, pots, pans, etc. TVs in every room was really nice. The elevator was always timely and our unit was only a short walk from the elevator. Parking was good. The pool area is nice and we used the grills one night to cook hamburgers. The boardwalk to the beach is good. Umbrella and chair service is available on the beach at the condo, but we always just brought the beach chairs down from the condo which are provided free-of-charge. Our kids loved using the body boards, sand toys, and floats that come with the condo too. The condo is close to some good restaurants, a grocery store (over the Brooks bridge), liquor store, convenience store, parks (for fishing or crabbing), the pier (where we saw 5 dolphins, 2 sea turtles, and a shark!), miniature golf, the Gulfarium, and shopping. It's also not too far from Destin so making trips to AJ's and the Back Porch for dinner was no problem. The condo has internet, although it is not fast enough to do online gaming. For browsing the web, checking e-mail, etc. it's fine. The beach itself has beautiful sand and the water is nice depending on the weather the day before (some days there was a lot of seaweed, but other days it was crystal clear and wonderful!). The beach in this stretch does have a "ledge" at the water's edge, but it was no problem and gave the kids opportunities to dig in the sand and make some unique creations. Overall we liked our stay very much and would recommend this unit to any larger family that wants to stay away from the high rises of Destin or those who may be budget minded. The owners are super nice and helpful - they left a welcome basket with fruit, candy, and a bottle of wine for us. That's a first in all the years we've been coming to the beach and staying at condos.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: D, What a lovely detailed review. That you so much for taking the time to write such a thorough review. I'm glad that you found the condo to be ideal for your family trip. It does give people a chance to gather with family, or be able to get away from family when appropriate or needed. AJs and The Back Porch...you must have been to this area before now! Good places! So you actually saw a shark. Wow! In all my years down here I have never seen one. We would love to have you stay with us again. Hey! You're at the beach...you don't need to play video games surely??? :-)
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5

Spacious condo with lovely views of the ocean! Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family trip to Florida and we stayed in this condo at Emerald Isle. Plenty of room for our big family. Condo is well-equipped with everything you need! Even items for the beach such as chairs, toys, & floats!

We had such a wonderful time! And can't wait to go back! Sandra, the owner, is so sweet to talk with and was very helpful with info on tourist attractions nearby. She added a nice personal touch! Thanks Sandra!

We look forward to returning next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, Thanks you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is always nice to hear that our condo played a big part in families enjoying their vacation in our local paradise. We are so proud of our beautiful beaches and gorgeous blue Gulf water, and I like getting to know our guests personally. We would love to have you back again next year. Sandra
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5

Cecilia rice

  • 5 of 5

The condo that my family stayed in was, Emerald isle. It was very nice, big, had beautiful view of the beach, and lots of storage room. We were very pleased.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cece, Thank you for taking the time to post. I know how important it was to be able to have all of your family together in the same unit. I'm so glad that everything worked out so well, that you had a great time, and that the weather cooperated! Maybe we will see you next year. Take care, Sandra
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4

Fun times

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time! Would use this place again !

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer. We would love to have you back again. Sandra
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
VPS in Fort Walton Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Helen Back
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Shalimar Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
H'way 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
A.J.'s
Nearest Beach
in front of the building
Car: recommended

Be sure to check out the local calendar of events so that you don't miss one of our festivals. Billy Bowlegs is our favorite!

The Silver Sands Outlet Mall is one of the best in the South and contains many designer items at deeply discounted prices.

Eating is a pleasure in this area and you don't have to spend a fortune to do so.

We have one of the top ten nightclubs in the nation just about 6 miles from our condo - and it sits on the Destin Harbour. Feel the cool breezes as you sip your cocktails.

The Gulfarium is just about 2 miles from the condo. It is well-known for rehabilitating injured dolphins. Shows are given several times a day in season. Children may interact with the dolphins.

Gulf Breeze Zoo is located about 20 miles away.

Pensacola is just 50 miles away and is the home of the Blue Angels Flight Team. When they are in town, you can go and watch them practice - no charge. Minor league baseball and ice hockey also in Pensacola.

Fort Pickens is a delightful Gulf side drive away. It is one of the forts that protected Florida during the Civil War. It is also where many important Apache warriors were held for a while following the Apache War - the most famous of whom was Chief Geronimo.

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Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 20 2017 - Aug 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
Fall
Aug 29 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,450
 
 
Snow Bird Season
Oct 30 2017 - Feb 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$165
$950
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Special discounts may apply throughout the year

Rates subject to change without notice unless the unit is booked. A $45 reservation fee is required upon booking. Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival. $300 damage deposit is refunded within 10 days with no damage to the unit. Cleaning fee: $125. Check or credit card.


Cancellation policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. Booking fee is not refundable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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