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Beautiful 2BR/2BA Gulf View Condo with Beach Setup and Great Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,140 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1140 Square Foot Condo with direct Gulf Views from Living Room & Master Bedroom

We are the owners of this fourth floor 2 BR 2BA condo in Emerald Isle Beach Club. Our unit (410) has direct Gulf views from the living room, master bedroom, and balcony. Imagine waking up each day to see the beautiful Gulf water and white sandy beach. Check out the pictures to see the exact views from our condo (click for full-size with captions). A quick walk along the building brings you to the large beachside swimming pool, private boardwalk to the sand and surf, picnic patio with charcoal grills, tennis court, and the gorgeous white sugar-sand beach of the Emerald Coast.

The entire Emerald Isle complex underwent a year-long major renovation in 2016 with all new doors, windows, paint, elevators and amenities that include laundry rooms that accept Credit Cards. In addition, we have made major upgrades to our unit that include new living room furniture, flat-screen digital TVs in living room and both bedrooms, new cable channels, ceiling fans in living room and both bedrooms, a remodeled kitchen, remodeled master bath with walk-in tiled shower, and new vanities in both bathrooms.

Emerald Isle, with just 70 units, is family friendly as well as welcoming to snowbirds. Our unit says "beach vacation" the minute you step in. This all tiled condo has high speed internet, king bed in master bedroom, queen bed in 2nd BR; LR includes 50" flat screen wall-mounted TV plus VCR/DVD player. The sleeper sofa in the LR opens to make a queen bed, and we have a 4" thick foam "topper" that can be added for additional comfort. Our kitchen is fully furnished. Beach service (large umbrella and 2 chairs) is included with the unit from March 1-Oct 31 and is set up for you on the beach each day. The beautiful pool is heated in March and April, and in October and November.

Sliding doors from the living room and master bedroom provide access to the balcony that overlooks the Gulf. A small patio table and 4 chairs plus a chaise lounge provide a relaxing spot to spend some leisure time, listen to the waves, have your morning coffee, and watch for dolphins (a common sight).

Several golf courses are located within a 20 mile radius and great restaurants are close by on Okaloosa Island. Charter boats for deep sea fishing are 5 minutes from the condo. Downtown Fort Walton Beach and a shopping mall are only 10 minutes away, Publix Grocery is 3-1/2 miles from the condo, and a Tom Thumb convenience store is within walking distance.

EC Rider, the Okaloosa Island Transit Service has a bus stop (Route 20 - Stop 18 - Sailfish Drive) right in front of Emerald Isle Condos on Santa Rosa Blvd. Buses run Monday through Friday 7:30am - 6:30pm Memorial Day - Labor Day, arriving at each stop every 20 minutes. Winter schedules are slightly different.

More Details

Owner
D. L. Kaltreider
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About D. L. Kaltreider

My husband and I are retired educators and Pennsylvania natives who lived on a farm in Central PA for 30 years. In 2008 we moved to California to be close to our family (including our 2 grandsons). When they moved to Tennessee in 2013 we followed. We discovered the proximity and beauty of the Gulf Coast in 2014 and fell in love with the white sand and clear emerald waters of the Gulf. We became the owners of this condo in July 2015 and are excited to share it with others.

D. L. Kaltreider purchased this condo in 2015

Why D. L. Kaltreider chose Ft Walton Beach

We LOVE Okaloosa Island and Fort Walton Beach; they're less crowded than both Pensacola Beach (about an hour West) and Destin (just 8 miles East.) OI and FWB are family-oriented, with lots of activities. It's a reasonably short distance to/from our home in TN. When we found Emerald Isle, we felt that it would be just right for us: not too big, plenty of comfortable amenities, but without the impersonal "resort" feel of some of the larger complexes. We love the idea of having a little "piece of the beach" for our family to enjoy as our grandchildren grow up.

What makes this condo unique

Okaloosa Island is an unincorporated community on Santa Rosa Island, Okaloosa County, Florida. The island community uses Fort Walton Beach as a mailing address but is not actually part of that city. It is part of Florida's Emerald Coast and features spectacular sugar-white sand beaches.

The Island is bordered on the north by the Santa Rosa Sound Narrows (plus the cities of Fort Walton Beach & Mary Esther.) Choctawhatchee Bay & the city of Destin are our immediate neighbors to the Northeast & East. Our big beautiful "neighbors" to the south are the pristine white sand beaches and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Enjoy water sports of all sorts in the area: swimming, boogie boarding, parasailing, snorkeling, & charter boat trips.

The 1262 ft long Okaloosa Island fishing pier is two miles “down the street” from the condo. The pier includes a shade structure, bait & tackle shop, pole rentals & restrooms. Since the pier has a commercial fishing license, you DO NOT need to buy a separate Florida fishing license to fish from it . You do have to pay a small fee as a part of admission if you want to fish. Rods, reels, and bait also are available.

NOTE: You DO need a current Florida license (visitor/shoreline 3-day, 7-day, or annual pass) IN ORDER TO FISH OTHER PLACES - surf, sound, or freshwater. Visitors' licenses are available online or at local sporting good stores, bait shops, Walmart, & more.

Gulf Coast life is enjoyable year round. There are activities & adventures, festivals & fun every season of the year.

A Tom Thumb convenience store is only a 5 minute walk east on Santa Rosa Blvd. Open 6 am - 11 pm, it has lots of essentials like snacks, milk, bread, eggs, soft drinks, sandwiches, beer, frozen foods, fresh brewed coffee, fresh fruit, fishing tackle & bait, bulk ice, beach supplies, sundries, plus an ATM. Need more? Publix Grocery is just 2 1/2 miles across the Brooks Bridge. Downtown Fort Walton Beach has numerous shops, & restaurants.

Amenities

Ft Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
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 ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large, tiled walk-in shower with glass doors.
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are full bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom has a King Bed and a flat screen TV with digital cable. Sliding glass doors provide access to the balcony. It has its own private bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a Queen Bed, flat screen TV with digital cable and direct access to Bathroom 2. There is a pull-out Queen Sleeper Sofa in the Living Room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide Beach Service (two chairs and a large umbrella). Simply tell the beach-attendant you are renting Emerald Isle Unit 410.

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful 2BR/2BA Gulf View Condo with Beach Setup and Great Pool
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

Definitely recommend this lovely condo!!!

  • 5 of 5

This unit was perfect for our family of 5. Wonderful location as it was close to the beach and a pool on site. The condo itself was clean and equipped with everything a family would need for a beach vacation. Sand toys, extra blankets, movies, books, and so much more!!! The condo was situated off the busy road, but close to many restaurants and shops. The owners went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating during our stay. We will definitely be back to stay at this condo!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Krista. Thanks for the glowing review. We do try to provide the little "extras" that guests don't necessarily expect, but are pleased to find in the condo, like the books, movies, sand toys, and extra beach chairs. We love to hear that you plan to return. Our goal when we bought the condo three years ago was to build up a clientele of folks who will come back again in the future and become part of our "condo family." Best, Lynne
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was nice and very clean, also had everything we needed even chairs and toys for the beach! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lindsey. So glad to know that you and your family enjoyed your week in our condo. Thanks for mentioning the "extras," like the beach chairs and sand toys for the little ones. Our goal is to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible. Welcome back anytime. Best, Lynne
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5

Great location on Okaloosa Island!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The condo was cute, comfortable, and very well equipped. Also, the owners were so helpful, and made us feel like family! We look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer. Thanks for the nice comments. We do indeed view our guests as family, and we try to be as responsive as we can if questions arise. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Lynne
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5

Wonderful Time in Florida

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean and had everything we needed for our week stay in Florida for us and our family. Our granddaughter loved the pool and the beach was beautiful.

The gulf was a little too rough for us to be in a lot but we loved playing on the beach and

staying in the shallow water. The view was beautiful and we will come back again some time.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jody. We are so glad that you enjoyed your week in our condo. I recall that you wanted to introduce your grandchildren to the Gulf Coast, and it sounds like you were successful. Lynne
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5

The property and view were amazing! We’d stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect and we had the best time ever!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brent: We are always pleased to hear that our renters enjoyed their stay in our condo. And knowing that you would choose us again makes us very happy. We look forward to building up a "family" of folks who return year after year. Lynne
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5

Great condo!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The condo was very nice and included everything we needed for our stay. Very close to the beach and pool.

Thank you for opening your condo to us. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Erica. So glad to know that you enjoyed staying in our condo. We try to provide everything people will need, and it's nice to know we succeeded with you! We will be happy to welcome you back anytime. Thank you. Lynne
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Map

Nearest Airport
11.7 Miles
Northwest Regional
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Helen Back (little dive bar with great pizza)
Nearest Golf
8.2 Miles
Fort Walton Beach Club (2 courses)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
High Tide Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Nearest Beach
Right in front of the property!
Car: necessary

Enjoy the white sugar sand beach a few steps from your condo. Visit the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, the Boardwalk, and the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier only six minutes away by car. Discover the Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin Air Force Base less than 9 miles away. Or explore downtown Fort Walton Beach and the Indian Temple Mound Museum built by the Pensacola Culture circa 850 CE.

Enjoy seafood? Try one of the dozens of great restaurants serving fresh-caught, local fish, crabs, and other shellfish right down the street or in nearby Destin. Click on our Hospitality Tab to see some of our recommendations.

Looking for trees, small parks and places to relax in addition to the beach? Try one of several local parks: "Liza Jackson Park" - across the Narrows and just West of downtown FWB, or "Fort Walton Beach Landing" (Brooks Street), or "Marler Park on Choctawhatchee Bay" (just 6 minutes from the condo), or Clement Taylor Park on the east side of the Destin Bridge. Many of these parks are shaded by live oaks and pines. Plus, there are picnic pavilions and places for the kids to romp and play.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.