Discover a selection of 6,000 vacation rentals in Fort Walton Beach, FL that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $123 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Fort Walton Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find a waterfront Fort Walton Beach apartment accommodation

The sought-after Gulf Coast beach town of Fort Walton Beach is an ideally situated peninsula just across from Santa Rosa Island on the Florida Panhandle. Travelers looking for Navarre Beach condos will love Fort Walton Beach for the perfect blend of city amenities and white sand beaches. Many come for the award-winning dining spots that are accompanied by equally breathtaking views. History enthusiasts will also enjoy what Fort Walton Beach has to offer, from the Native American Temple mound to a U.S. Air Force Museum. If you want adventure, you can enjoy a boating excursion across the emerald waters.

 
History

Historic sites near vacation rentals in Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach has an array of historic attractions where you can learn more about local history. Vacation homes are available near fascinating places like the Indian Temple Mound Museum, a museum with ceramic artifacts and lifestyle exhibits from Southeastern tribes, and Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, a historic school building with tours and exhibits of life in the past. The Air Force Armament Museum, an air base with warplane relics and artifacts of military history, is also interesting.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Fort Walton Beach vacation homes

It might not look like it now, but Fort Walton Beach has old stuff stretching right back to prehistory, and you can find most of it at the Heritage Park & Cultural Center. There are exhibits covering everything from the earliest human activity at Fort Walton Beach, right through to Native American and colonial museums, and Civil War collections. And if you're more about the here and now, check out the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. This local marine park is one of Fort Walton Beach's most popular attractions, with the dolphin shows topping the list of crowd-pleasers.

Activities

Activities near Fort Walton Beach vacation homes

With a Fort Walton Beach vacation rental, the clue's in the name. Think pristine white sands and warm, green seas, and you're kind of getting the idea. And if you're not the sort to bask on the sand all day working on your suntan, then how about getting those legs moving with a relaxing game of golf. Nothing too energetic—you're on vacation, after all. Among the quirkier aspects of Fort Walton Beach is its annual "Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival," when locals and visitors alike get geared up like Jack Sparrow and hold torchlight parades in celebration of a famous local buccaneer.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Fort Walton Beach vacation rentals

When it comes to the Florida climate, you know the deal. A Fort Walton Beach vacation rental will give you the sort of weather that other states can only dream about. Summers are hot and humid, with occasional rain storms to clear the air out. Come fall, eagle-eyed vacationers might just catch that most Floridian of phenomena, the annual snowbird migration. Also, winters in this part of the world are so mild that people from all over the U.S. descend in droves every winter to warm their bones, well away from the white stuff falling further north.

Natural features

Every day's a holiday, when you're in Fort Walton Beach

You don't see white sand beaches like these every day—well, unless you're on a Fort Walton Beach vacation rental, in which case that's exactly what happens. The city's set on Florida's famous Gulf Coast, and these gorgeous emerald-colored waters are famous for their rich marine life. And in fact, that's why many travelers make for Fort Walton Beach in the first place, since the deep-sea fishing round here is second to none. Just off the shore is Okaloosa Island, a long barrier island covered in fancy vacation rentals. With any luck, you might even be in one of them.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Fort Walton Beach

The nearest airport is in Pensacola Intl. Airport (PNS), located 35.4 mi (57 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS), which is 7.2 mi (11.6 km) away.

Family friendly

Family attractions near Fort Walton Beach vacation homes

Kids of all ages will love the family-friendly activities in Fort Walton Beach. Vacation homes are available near places like Emerald Coast Science Center, a hands-on science center with exhibits on the human body, animals, and technology, and Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone, a family-fun center with mini golf, thrill rides, and an arcade. Kids will also enjoy Liza Jackson Park, a waterfront recreation area with play structures, picnic areas, and a boat launch.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Fort Walton Beach?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental in or around Fort Walton Beach that's a perfect match. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Take advantage of handy amenities like a nearby zoo and golf at Emerald Gulf Balcony View King Size Bed. Located around 11 miles from Fort Walton Beach, this leading option has 1 bedroom and is a hit with guests.
  • Another top choice is Yes, Beachfront Island Sands #309, which is around 1 mile from Fort Walton Beach. Featuring 1 bedroom, an oven and free WiFi, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Fort Walton Beach vacation rental for you.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Fort Walton Beach?

A long weekend of fresh ocean air and chilled vibes at Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach will work wonders. Book a rental home and stay a few nights or even longer at this breathtaking coastal destination located 25 miles east of Fort Walton Beach.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Fort Walton Beach?

There sure are. There are plenty of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Fort Walton Beach. If you don't require much space, one of these properties might be just the ticket:

  • Take a look at Yes, Beachfront Island Sands #309, a fantastic centrally located one-bedroom property. A private pool and WiFi are among its useful amenities.
  • I. S. 107 - Charming Ground Floor Only Steps To The Beach Beach Service Included is another lovely one-bedroom escape also close to the center. When you're not out discovering your surroundings, enjoy shopping and towels.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Fort Walton Beach?

Yes you can. From funky apartments to comfortable cabins, Vrbo has a range of great rentals. Smaller families will like these two-bedroom beauties in or near Fort Walton Beach:

  • With handy amenities like an oven and a barbecue grill, Summerlin - Beachfront For Late Summer 5 Star has all you'll need for an awesome stay. Unpack your luggage and then venture out and explore your new surroundings.
  • Ocean Front, Corner Unit, Wi - Fi is another lovely two-bedroom place. It provides a free nearby fitness center, a phone and loads more.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Fort Walton Beach?

If you need some extra room for the youngsters (or a tagalong travel buddy), a three-bedroom vacation property is the way to go. Vrbo can help you find all the best options in or near Fort Walton Beach, starting with these two:

  • Offering the trifecta of privacy, space and comfort, you'll get the entire gang's nod of approval at Waters Edge 603 ~ Top Floor Penthouse. This stay comes with amenities including golf and a fridge.
  • Alternatively, check out the sizable getaway that is The Emerald Crab - 3 Bedroom Condo At Waterscape Resort - A301 - Beach Service. Settle in with your favorite people and make the most of its many conveniences, such as a hair dryer and a restaurant dining guide.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Fort Walton Beach?

Whether you're eager to share a bottle of wine beside the flames with your sweetheart or just stay nice and warm once the sun goes down, Vrbo will help you find a vacation rental with a fire pit. Check out these awesome options in or near Fort Walton Beach:

  • Hang out with your nearest and dearest around the open fire at Blu Luxury Penthouse 4br/3ba Condo Beach Front On Beautiful Okaloosa Island. An iron and ironing board and free toiletries are other amenities to make the most of here.
  • Alternatively, let the flickering flames lull you into a state of calm and relaxation at The Leonard On The Gulf. When you're not catching up around the fire pit, take advantage of conveniences like an ice maker and a bicycle.