Discover a selection of 9,000 vacation rentals in Okaloosa Island 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 WiFi. Prices start at $175 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Okaloosa Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore Okaloosa Island from vacation home rentals

Located on the Emerald Coast of Florida's panhandle, Okaloosa is a barrier island full of white sandy beaches set against the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With stunning coastlines and plenty of beautiful parks scattered throughout the island, you can spend your days in the sun, and your nights exploring the Okaloosa Island bar scene. But no matter how you split your time, know that a stay in an Okaloosa Island vacation rental might have you seriously questioning if you actually have to return to your real life when vacation comes to an end.

Things to do

Places to visit near Okaloosa Island vacation homes

Okaloosa Island is truly a destination for the whole family, with attractions ranging from theme parks to museums. Treat the kids to a day at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, where you can watch the dolphins, sharks, and rays. Visit the Amusement USA theme park at Harborwalk Village, or the neighboring Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park, ideal for kids and kids at heart. For a bit of culture, head to the Destin History and Fishing Museum, the Air Force Armament Museum, or the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida.

Activities

Things to do near Okaloosa Island vacation home rentals

Thanks to Okaloosa's 12 stunning beaches, you'll find plenty of ways to have fun in the sun. Take a dolphin-watching or sunset cruise into the Gulf, or test out any of the local watersport rental spots along the coast. If you need a break from the sand and surf, take your more active travel buddies for a hike at either Newman Brackin Beach Park or John Beasley Beach Park. Fishing enthusiasts and bird-watchers should be sure to spend some time at the Okaloosa Island Pier, where you can also spot fireworks during the summer festival season.

Day trips

Day trips near Okaloosa Island vacation homes

Okaloosa Island is the ideal base camp to explore the attractions of Pensacola. Vacation rentals are just a short distance from places like Pensacola Bay, a gulf inlet with a lively port area, and the Naval Aviation Museum, a museum with restored military aircraft, a flight simulator, and a theater. You'll also like Fort Barrancas, a historic hilltop fort with a history museum and guided tours, and Perdido Key State Park, a barrier island with white-sand beaches, dunes, and crystal-clear waters for recreation.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Okaloosa Island vacation rentals

Florida's Emerald Coast is blessed with amazing weather nearly all year round, so there's rarely a bad time of year to book your Okaloosa Island vacation rental. The late spring through early fall is ideal for beach hopping, and in the height of summer, it feels like everyone in Florida has flocked to the coast. You'll also find that the winter days are sunny and warm, with temps that hover around 60 degrees. Expect rain if you're traveling in July or August, and keep in mind that hurricane season in the Gulf lasts from May through November.

Natural features

Living the island life off Florida's panhandle

As a barrier island to the Florida panhandle, Okaloosa Island has all the benefits of its Gulf of Mexico positioning. Thanks to white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, it's an ideal place for swimming, snorkeling, and fishing. A large area of the island is also protected, with land included in the Choctawhatchee National Forest and the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Whether you opt for an Okaloosa Island vacation rental on the beach or closer to town, you're likely to spend much of your time by the sea.

Beaches

Best beaches near Okaloosa Island vacation homes

Okaloosa Island vacation homes give you access to the pristine beaches of the Gulf Coast. Henderson Beach State Park, a beach haven with a boardwalk, nature trails, campgrounds, and playgrounds, and Princess Beach, a tranquil beach with calm waters for swimming, are 2 of the top beaches. You could also visit Gulf Islands National Seashore, a sandy shore area with clear waters for swimming, boating, fishing, and snorkeling, as well as historic forts and cannons.

How to get there

How to get to and around Okaloosa Island

Fly into Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), the closest airport, located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), which is 7.2 mi (11.6 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Okaloosa Island?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 9,202 vacation rentals around Okaloosa Island. From 7,107 condo and apartment rentals to 2,034 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.