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WATERFRONT Heron 505! Amazing Views, 3BR/2.5BA, 700' Lazy River, Pools, Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,566 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

At HERON 505 you can have it ALL – the serenity of the BAY and the excitement of the BEACH! Wake up to the breath-taking views of Choctawhatchee Bay, watch boats glide over the quiet waters near the marina, while you sip your morning coffee on the balcony and plan the adventures of the day.

Later, cross over to the beach side (quickly and safely via the private pedestrian bridge) – the sugar-white sand and emerald ocean waves await you there. Take a break from the sun and have lunch or a cocktail (with an ocean view!) at one of the beach-side restaurants on the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk.

Or perhaps you prefer to spend a lazy afternoon, no worries, no bustle, just the light breeze caressing the palm trees. If so, what better place than the Lazy River or the private pool for Heron guests? The children will enjoy the zero-entry splash pool.

Out on the beach the sunsets are unforgettable, orange and red and gold setting the clouds on fire. But once darkness falls the grounds of the Destin West Bay Resort light up with a sparkling display of illuminations. Perhaps another dip in the Lazy River after dinner is just what the doctor ordered?

Unit 505 Highlights:

** Spectacular Bay and Marina views from the living room and the master bedroom; Large balcony;

** Easy access to the Lazy River, Hot tubs, Zero-entry pool, Heron pool and covered parking;

** 2 King Beds! No bunk beds or "odd" sleeping configurations.

** Spacious living area and 3 bedrooms: no bunk beds or inflatable mattresses;

** Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, extra-quiet dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator, granite countertops, built-in microwave, smooth-top range, fully stocked;

** All tile and hard-wood floor – NO dirt/allergen trapping carpet!

** Two full and one half bathrooms. On-suite master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower, double vanity;

** Full-size washer and dryer,

** One complimentary Beach Service Set-up (One umbrella and 2 chairs) included.

HERON at Destin West Bay and Beach – Resort Highlights:

** Right on the Choctawatche Bay; amazing 10 mile water views;

** Lush, tropical grounds, beautifully landscaped;

** Four pools (one with waterfall), seasonally-heated pool exclusively for Heron guests;

** Two huge hot-tubs;

** 700' foot Lazy River Lagoon, brilliantly illuminated at night; (Inner tubes provided free of charge.)

** Quick beach access via a private pedestrian cross-over bridge to the Gulf side of the Resort;

** Full access to the Gulf-side pools and Children’s Water Garden;

** Fitness Center;

** Covered parking available;

** Convenient location, minutes away from Downtown Fort Walton Beach or Destin Harbor.



• Eight Restaurants: ranging from extremely casual to upscale

• Fudpuckers: good food and casual fun for both children and adults!

• Gulfarium: Meet the Dolphins

• Okaloosa County Pier: Fishing tackle and pole rental

• The Board Walk Complex: Offers on the ocean dining, arcade, upscale shopping, bars, live music, playground for the kids, and volleyball courts

• Al's Beach Club & Burger Bar: great food and live entertainment right on the beach

• Alvin’s Island: Beach shop


• Publix Grocery: Store (less than 1 mile)

• Old Bay Steamer: Laid back excellent upscale broiled seafood

• AJ's Oyster Shack: Great sea food, live music, friendly staff!!!

• Helen Back Café: Excellent eat-in or takeout pizza, fun sports bar on the bay, live music

• Cash’s: Beer, Wine, & Liquor

• Harbor Walk Village: Shopping, Dining, Fishing Charter, and Boat Rentals (6 m)

• Restaurant’s at Harbor Walk: ten (6 m)

• Big Kahuna Water Park: Water Slides (8 m)

• The Track: Go Carts, Mini Golf, Bumper Rides, Sky Flyer, Bungee Jump, Arcade (8.8 m)

• Destin Commons: Upscale Open Air Mall (11 m)

• Silver Sands Factory Outlet: Over 100 designer brand name outlet stores (15.7 m)


• Rockin' Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar: fun, lively place with an open dining area overlooking the beach; Friendly staff and tasty food with a Mexican flare;

• The Boardroom Pub and Grub (Downtown Fort Walton Beach): over 80 craft beers, extensive wine list, eclectic and delicious menu choices, and a chance to meet the locals

• TASTE Tapas & Wine Bar (Downtown Fort Walton Beach): Fusion tapas, awesome wine selection and wine tasting events, friendly atmosphere and the best Sunday brunch

• Old Bay Steamer – One of the top picks for the locals and walking distance from Azure

• Marina Café – great ambiance and about eight minute drive away -

• Tailfins Ale House & Oyster Bar, Destin: fresh seafood and live music right on the water

• McGuire's Irish Pub – HUGE burgers, great Sunday brunch drink specials and authentic atmosphere (about 7 minutes away)

• Anglers - - good spot to eat with the kids, fun beach-side playground, right by the Pier;

More Details

Villy Ellinger
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Villy Ellinger

Also see our other beach property at Azure 113:

Villy Ellinger purchased this condo in 2016


Ft Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1566 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master Bathroom with double vanities
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spacious walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa sleeps two
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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WATERFRONT Heron 505! Amazing Views, 3BR/2.5BA, 700' Lazy River, Pools, Beach!
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Great vacation along with some softball time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time the condo was perfect loved sitting on the balcony overlooking the pool. Beach access was also great.Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your condo.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Abita Springs La.


  • 5 of 5

My family and myself really loved this condo. Everything we expected and more. Herion 505 was very spacious and updated.. OMG the owner was so helpful in many ways she answered all my text with in minutes and was one of the friendliest owners I have rented from and I been to this condo 5 times.. We really enjoyed the lazy river and all the pools .. and the best part you can rent a boat to go to crab island right next door. So you don’t have to load car up and drive anywhere!! We loved that so much we rented the boat twice in he week we was there!! Thank you so much Villy we will be contacting you again to stay in same condo Heroin 505!!

Billy Wall

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at my condo! I would love for you to come back for another visit soon :-). Villy
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

It was an awesome place to stay just had a lot of dust... place just need a good spring cleaning ....

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Condo was very clean with lots of space. We appreciated the king & queen beds for the 3 bedrooms & bathrooms and nice kitchen with large dining room table to prepare & eat meals together. There was easy access via short walk on the skywalk over highway to the beautiful beach with umbrella & chairs, the pier, shopping & restaraunts. We had so much fun at the beach, pools & lazy river and spent most time there, but also enjoyed going to the Air Force museum, deep sea fishing & parasailing. We liked that this condo was set apart from the congestion of people & traffic from nearby Destin and could enjoy walking and getting around the resort and the Bay Area without crowds. Owner was very friendly and accessible- even brought over a new iron within a couple hours when the one in the unit didn't work and responded to messages very timely. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry, thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at my place. I hope that you come back very soon for another stay. Villy
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  • 5 of 5

Heron 505 was clean, updated and spacious! Villy was great to work with as well!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Levi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! I'm thrilled that you had an enjoyable stay and hope that you and your family return for another visit very soon. Villy
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Louisville KY

Great room and property.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice room, clean, happy with everything. No problems, seamless and deposit was returned within the week.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Micki, I'm so happy that you and your family had a great stay at my condo. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I really appreciate it. I hope that you come back for another visit very soon. Villy
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable Damage Deposit $400

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.