Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-6)
By way of introduction I am a recently retired bookkeeper. Until now I worked for the City School System in my hometown, Tuscaloosa, Al.. Being retired gives me the time to put all of my energy into the rental business. I rent daily & weekly accommodations in Florida, Gatlinburg, Tennessee and guest quarters for Special Events in Tuscaloosa, Al.Renting these units are satisfying and provide a service that is needed and appreciated. The extra bonus Is I meet people from all over the United States. I started this rental business in 1988. My goal is to give every guest the best accommodations at the best rate. When my guests are happy, I'm happy!
Owner purchased this Condo in 1996
Why Owner chose Fort Walton Beach
I fell in love with Okaloosa Island when I watched an engineer build a huge sandcastle on the beach one afternoon. The castle had candles inside the tunnels and a moat surrounding. It was quite a work of art. I watched until the emerald green waves washed it away at dusk. I was hooked, no pun intended! The sand on the beach was so white, the sunsets amazing and the town was perfect. It had everything to offer within 3 miles. It was 6 miles from Destin Harbor so had the same emerald green water as Destin without the traffic. The unit itself was large and had a huge balcony overlooking the Gulf. One of my loyal snowbirds describes it as a "'Million Dollar View"'.
What makes this Condo unique
This unit is decorated with comfort and relaxation in mind. It is tasteful but fun. It is larger than most one bedroom units because it was built before they began to run out of beach so is roomy and has all the amenities needed. The amazing ocean view can be seen from the kitchen, eating area, living room and private balcony that overlooks the Gulf.
Pool / Spa
No smoking - Smoking is allowed on the large balconySmoking is allowed on the large balcony
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
You can not beat the location - steps to the beach. I was disappointed though in the amenities -I believe VRBO's should at least include the following:
More than 2 rolls of toilet paper (for a week)
Salt & Pepper
Blow Dryer (especially when your amenities say one is included)
Loved the view and the sound of the waves!
This property feels more like a beachfront house as it is only 3 stories and maybe 24 units. Much better experience for us than the high rise condos and often long elevator waits. It was peaceful and quiet sitting on the balcony of this second floor unit. Watching and listening to the ocean was a delight. And of course the beach stretches for miles. The unit was comfortable.. We liked just walking out the door, down one set of stairs and around the ,end of the property to the beach.
We stay on the island two - three times a year. This is the first one bedroom condo we have stayed in. The location is great. It's a very small complex on the Gulf. And the unit was very comfortable for the most part. The lighting in both bathrooms could use brighter bulbs and the sofa facing the tv has been well used. But I would stay in here again without a doubt.
Great ocean view!
We enjoyed the location right on the ocean with easy access. Enjoyed our deck time.
Condo was dated and could use some freshening and repair work. Also lacking in some amenities such as blankets, hangers and has only basic kitchen supplies. Couches/sofa beds definitely need replaced
Short trip for some R&R
The property was good. However VRBO did not send us the information to get in. We had to call the owner to get it. The property gets a 4 star; the owner gets a 5 star and VRBO gets a 1 star.
We just loved the location and view of this condo. Our focus on this vacation was the beach view and access, and we weren't disappointed. Such a relaxing place for our family of three!
Okaloosa Island Pier - 2.2 miles away
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park - 2.2 miles away
Indian Temple Mound Museum - 3 miles away