"My husband and I usually take our annual beach vacation in Navarre Beach, but due to scheduling could not make it work. When searching for a rental, we found this one in nearby Ft. Walton's Okaloosa Island.
The property is located in a smaller complex, with no elevators - only stairs. The awesome part of this rental is that stairs aren't needed, because you're on the ground floor! You have an assigned parking space in front of the door to the condo, which makes things so much easier when you have small children in tow. Also included: beach chair service for the duration of your stay (no need to take your own chairs to set up, because the beach service folks will do it for you!).
The only drawback that my husband found: since the condo is on the ground floor, he was unable to go out on the balcony to see me and my daughter on the beach (he stayed back with our two-month old). He had to walk up the boardwalk steps to get a view of us. If you don't need to check on anyone on the beach, this won't be a problem for you!
We had to contact the owner once for an A/C question (we got a CRITICAL message reading on the thermostat that scared us), and we were contacted back within minutes. Thankfully, it wasn't anything to worry about, but she did call us to let us know.
We still love Navarre Beach, but this condo at Island Sands on Okaloosa Island is definitely our new back-up!"
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 24, 2016