Discover a selection of 10,000 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 kitchens. Prices start at $137 per night, and condos and houses 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

Fly into Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), which is 8.1 mi (13 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Fort Walton Beach, FL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 9,878 vacation rentals around Fort Walton Beach. From 7,492 condo and apartment rentals to 1,617 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fort Walton Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fort Walton Beach:

  • Crystal Beach: 1,328 vacation rentals
  • Holiday Isle: 1,951 vacation rentals
  • Dune Allen Beach: 1,399 vacation rentals
  • Frangista Beach: 3,023 vacation rentals
  • Baytowne Wharf: 399 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Fort Walton Beach?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fort Walton Beach. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Destin Harbor Boardwalk: 12,315 vacation rentals
  • HarborWalk Village: 12,284 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore: 2,379 vacation rentals
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve: 16,298 vacation rentals
  • Eglin Air Force Base: 11,100 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fort Walton Beach listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Fort Walton Beach?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 7,492 Condos/Apartments in Fort Walton Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fort Walton Beach include:

  • Houses: 1,617 rentals available
  • Cottages: 74 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 456 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fort Walton Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8,782 vacation rentals with pool available in Fort Walton Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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