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Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Bunk room + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

RECENTLY UPGRADED (winter 2017) with brand new decor, furniture, paint, and bedding! Let your cares literally drift away in this relaxing, kid-friendly, beautifully decorated 1BR/2BA + bunk Top Floor unit (6th floor). Enjoy stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and pool area from your private balcony. The master bedroom features a king size bed, TV, DVD, and private master bath. The bunkroom has 2 twin bunks, and a DVD/TV combo. The family room has a queen size sleeper sofa, with an LCD TV, and a DVD/VCR combo. A large open, fully equipped kitchen features a side-by-side fridge/freezer with a water and ice maker, dishwasher, oven with smooth top range, and an over-the-range microwave. A stackable size washer/dryer is in the unit for your convenience (newly replaced). This unit is tiled throughout with carpet in the bedrooms. *Free high speed internet access.

FREE BEACH SERVICE is available March thru October which is an added $175 VALUE!!!. Beach Service includes two chairs and an umbrella set up each morning just for you out on the beach.

Awesome Dude (Unit 615) is decorated in a beachy nautical theme that reflects the charm and soothing nature of the Emerald Coast.

Awesome Dude is ideally situated on the top floor and the view says it all...incredible! You also overlook the main 5000 square foot pool, Splash Garden, Kiddie pool and large hot tub.

There are MANY pools to choose from at Destin West. The bayside offers a 700 ft. lazy river, a heated pool with a waterfall flowing into it, and 2 large hot tubs in the center of the bayside complex. There is also a gradual decline pool that feeds into the Lazy River. Parents love the safety of their toddlers playing in the water.

The beachside complex offers a 5000 sq. ft. pool, a splash garden for the kids, a kiddy pool, and a large hot tub. You will also have access to the large Ramada Inn pool that features a grotto pool with swim up bar!

A SKYWALK or bridge connecting the beachside complex to the bayside complex makes using all of the amenities at Destin West a breeze! The beachside also has a state of the art FITNESS GYM right on the beach.

CHARCOAL GRILLS and PICNIC TABLES on both the bayside and beachside make grilling out inviting and fun. Or throw FRISBEE/FOOTBALL on the grassy areas by the grills on the bayside.


The condo is conveniently located on Okaloosa Island, just steps away from:

- The Boardwalk beach-side restaurants and the only area beach boardwalk

- Gulfarium (dolphin and sea lion shows and other sea creature exhibits)

- Emerald Coast Conference Center

- Various water activities such as kite boarding, para sailing, kayaking and jet-skiing.

Okaloosa Island connects Destin (4 miles away) with Fort Walton Beach (1 mile away), a major vacation destination that is chock full of attractions, including beaches, restaurants, shopping:

- Big Kahuna’s water attraction park

- Silver Sands Outlet Mall

- Harborwalk Village

- Baytowne Wharf

- Numerous world-class golf courses including Sandestin’s four championship courses, Regatta Bay, and Kelly Plantation

- Miniature golf, go karts, bowling and kiddie rides

- Dolphin cruises

- Boat and jet ski rentals

- Bike and jogging trails

- Theater and dinner cruises

We invite you to enjoy some of your most memorable family vacations at this perfect Emerald Coast paradise.

More Details


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom features full King Bed with Extra comfortable Mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Special down mattress cover on Queen bed pull-out makes it as comfortable as a regular bed., Bunk Beds (1) Bunks are twin beds and comfortable for even an adult.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.734694 based on 53 reviews

Okay but didn't meet expectations

  • 3 of 5

The location and views from the balcony were great! Thoroughly enjoyed the beach and pools. I don't typically complain, but a few things should be addressed. First thing we noticed was the smell. Kinda musty, couldn't quite pinpoint it, but we got used to it. Next were the chips in the paint on the walls throughout the condo. Not a huge deal, but for a "newly decorated" condo I didn't expect to see so many nicks in the paint. During one of my various nightly trips to the restroom as a pregnant woman, I found a dark spot on the floor that moved. Kicked on the lights to discover it was a large Florida cockroach, which was never sited again but creeped me out nonetheless. Nothing could have prepared us for the jet engine powered washer and dryer! Seriously, this thing was so incredibly loud. We learned very quickly to run it during the day while we were out; good luck hearing the tv or getting to sleep with this thing on. Finally, the kitchen had everything we needed, except for a pizza cutter. Overall, I was expecting a nicer, better maintained condo for the price.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jessica, We are thrilled that you loved the location of our condo and views from the balcony. We agree..they are "great". We are pleased that you enjoyed the beach and pools. Regarding the insect that you found, our condo and the entire complex for that matter are routinely treated as a part of the HOA. I am so sorry for the night time surprise. You may have noticed with many of our 5 star reviews that we keep our condo upgraded and well maintained throughout the year. I am sure the musty smell was due to the Gulf salt air as this is common. I apologize for the nicks in the paint on the walls especially in the bunk room. Since your notifying us of the paint, we immediately had this issue fixed. Again, I apologize that you found the washer and dryer noise so annoying. This is the first complaint that we have received, but we did have it serviced. Glad the kitchen had everything that you needed and we have replaced the missing pizza cutter. Thank you again for booking with us and for your detailed review. Regards, Grace /Shelley's Vacation Favorites
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Our favorite place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th time staying at the resort & our 3rd year in the same property. The owners are amazing to work with and the condo perfectly suits our needs. We are already planning next year's trip back!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Tammy, Thank you so much for your awesome review! We appreciate awesome guests like you and look forward to serving you again next year. Thanks, Shelley's Vacation Favorites (Bill/Grace)
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Great. Will rent the condo again.

  • 4 of 5

Great place, great owners, great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Kevin, Thank you for booking with Shelley's Vacation Favorites! We hope you enjoyed your stay. :) Next time you come, don't forget to mention your return guest discount! We look forward to serving you again. Thanks, Bill/Grace
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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! My family loved it

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Cody, Thank you for the review! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay in our condo. We look forward to your return! Thanks, Bill/Grace
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This was truly a great place! Exactly what the pictures showed. It was a short walk to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place! Very close to the beach and all the great places to walk to eat. We loved the chairs at the beach everyday waiting for us. I loved having a washer and drying in the condo! That came in handy. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great time at the beach!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for the awesome review and for booking with Shelley's Vacation Favorites! We are thrilled that you thought that "This was truly a great place! Exactly what the pictures showed. It was a short walk to the beach." We look forward to serving you again in the future! Thanks, Bill/Grace
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Nice condo with beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing time here. We hope to be back next year. This condo fit our family's needs well. Comfortable beds and beautifully decorated. This resort is awesome!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jodi, Thank you for booking with Shelley's Vacation Favorites! We are thrilled you had an "amazing time here and that the condo fit your families needs well." We look forward to your return next year! Thanks, Bill/Grace
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Property Manager

Member since: 2006
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:
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


My husband and I purchased this condominium in 2004 to share with our children and grandchildren. Our grandchildren play for hours on the beach and we never get tired of the beautiful sunsets, sugar white sand and emerald green waters found in Destin, Florida.

BILL TUMLIN & GRACE ELLIS purchased this condo in 2004

Guestbook comments from the manager

Me and the girls went down for the weekend just to get away and we stayed at this condo, it was the bestest! Did I say bestest? YES BESTEST STAY EVER! LOVED IT...WILL BE BACK SOON....AGAIN BESTEST I MUST SAY....
Aug 2011
  • 1 of 4


Floating Lazy river is very unique amenity that the entire family will enjoy. The Kid's splash park will make kids feel as if they were at a water park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Accidental Damage Waiver $49
Tax Rate 10.8%

We require a $300 down payment which is applied to the rental balance. The balance is divided in half with 50% due 60 days prior to arrival and the final 50% due 14 days prior.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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