YES IT'S GULF FRONT! GUESTS SAY, 'CLEANEST CONDO ON THE BEACH!' *(READ REVIEWS)

Pat Okenica

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Contact the Owner

Pat Okenica

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

YES IT'S GULF FRONT! GUESTS SAY, 'CLEANEST CONDO ON THE BEACH!' *(READ REVIEWS)

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom, 1/2 Bathroom - Sleeps 5-6

Breathtaking Gulfront View! Only 100 Ft To The Beach! From our balcony you can almost 'reach out & touch' the water. Comfortable and relaxing! Customers say it's the 'cleanest, beach condo they have ever stayed in' and 'the accommodations are fabulous, especially the ample supply of fresh linens. A vacation you will remember!

Make your vacation special by coming to enjoy the view & the amenities of our 3rd floor, corner unit, with its own private entry. Gulf front condo sits right on top of the beach! In addition to the spectacular view and boardwalk to the beach, our 27 unit complex offers an in-ground swimming pool complete with lounge chairs and bathrooms, outdoor showers, and and BBQ grills. We provide Free beach chairs..take them to the water's edge, cool your feet in the beautiful emerald green water and watch the waves roll in or lay back to soak up the sun.

Inside, we offer a fully-equipped kitchen with an 18 cubic foot refrigerator, automatic icemaker, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, full size stack washer/dryer, and all the small appliances. The oak, high-back, swivel bar chairs make dining at the breakfast bar/eating area comfortable and convenient. The queen size bedroom with plenty of drawer space (two night stands, double dresser, chest of drawers, lingerie chest) has a private half-bath, color television, portable DVD, and a ceiling fan with lights.

Enjoy the living room by viewing the beautiful Gulf of Mexico through the double six foot glass patio doors (facing directly south) & westward picture window. Or, watch your favorite TV show or play movies on the flat screen tv as you relax on one of the two comfortable, queen size sleeper sofas. You can play your favorite CDs, or listen to your IPOD on our small stereo unit with docking station.

For your pleasure and convenience we provide cable service to both televisions, a portable DVD player. All linens, including beach towels; liquid hand soap, dish soap and dishwasher tablets; paper towels, toilet paper, and garbage bags are provided. You'll also find coffee filters and sugar and creamer packets!

Come enjoy our vacation home as your vacation home to take a walk along the seashore, swim in the Gulf, build a sandcastle, bask in the sun, splash in the pool, play a round of golf, go shopping, fishing, visit a museum, enjoy fine dining or casual restaurants or lay on the beach under a starlit sky... whatever your pleasure, you can find it here!

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pat Okenica (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Show Phone Number
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks english

About Pat Okenica

My husband, Ed & I currently live in Georgia and have been visiting this area for 35 years! We own and operate our own real estate firm at Lake Oconee, which is located 70 miles east of Atlanta, Ga. Old enough to retire, but not ready to give up the 'game'! We have the best of all worlds....living and working on a beautiful 19,000 acre lake in Georgia & owning a special getaway place on Okaloosa Island! We manage it ourselves and it's always very clean and neat. And, of course, the view of the Gulf is like no other!! We would love to share it with you! Please give us a call sometime and we'll tell you all about it!

Pat Okenica purchased this condo in 2004

Why Pat Okenica chose Okaloosa Island

Emerald green waters, pristine beaches, away from everything, but close driving distance to it all. Stunning sunset views. No impersonal high rise buildings! Need we say more?

What makes this condo unique

Small Complex, 27 units - 100 feet from the beach - Corner/end unit with it's own private entrance. Extra window in living area enhances the views and the brightness in the rooms, not to mention the view! Sitting on the balcony makes you feel like you could 'reach out and touch the water'. Dolphins playing and Pelicans swooping in for their 'catch of the day'. Convenient to shopping, restaurants & entertainment, yet away from the crowds & traffic. It's a dream come true!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to Ft. Walton beach to find a quiet, restful week and found it here. (The week before the Labor Day weekend is a quiet one.)

The condo was just what we thought it would be from the pictures, and more. There were a lot of details that don't show up in the description, such as almost any kitchen gadget you can think of, plus things like soap, general cleaners, spices, and more. The electronics (flatscreen TV and wireless internet) worked great, although I did have to unplug and replug the cable modem and the wireless router--just like I have to do at home every now and then.

The condo is spacious; a huge space for two. It would easily handle 4 adults or 4 adults and a couple of children. The view is just like you see it in the ad. At this condo complex, being on the third floor is well worth it for the view. The stairs aren't steep.

The neighborhood is a beautiful one. We took walks to look at the nice homes as well as walks on the beach. We went to the city of Ft. Walton frequently to eat and to shop, plus made the short drive to the outlet malls in Destin. All in all, I think it's a great location.

I enjoyed meeting Pat over the phone. She made the logistics for the stay quick and easy. This is definitely a place to come back to.
Aug 2011
  • 1 of 7

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 66 traveler reviews

Write a Review
YES It's Gulf Front! Guests Say, 'Cleanest Condo on the Beach!' *(Read Reviews)
average rating of 4.9848485 based on 66 reviews
business
YES It's Gulf Front! Guests Say, 'Cleanest Condo on the Beach!' *(Read Reviews)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157860
+1 706 817-9314
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
United States
5

quiet, beautiful, clean, and fun

  • 5 of 5
This is the quintessential beach vacation! It feels like a beach cottage, not at all like staying in the bigger condos. The view from the balcony is gorgeous, an unobstructed view of the sand and water, and all you hear is the waves crashing. There is a nice breeze. The pool is kept really nice - not overly chlorinated probably because it's not constantly crowded with people. The condo has all the amenities you need, a full kitchen, and a comfortable bed. Decorations are beachy and cute.
I loved staying here.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It makes me so happy when my guests are happy and comfortable with the surroundings. We love to share "our" special place with folks that appreciate the simpler pleasures of life like we do! Hope you can return again soon! Pat
business
YES It's Gulf Front! Guests Say, 'Cleanest Condo on the Beach!' *(Read Reviews)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157860
+1 706 817-9314
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Louisville KY
5

Great R&R!

Great R&R!
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I very much enjoyed a relaxing getaway the last week of February at this very comfortable clean condo. The weather was cool but sunny the entire time. The view is wonderful and the sunsets stunning! Lots of good restaurants within a mile or two. We definitely want to return!
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: These guests were the greatest! They enjoyed the sweet, simple surroundings as much as we do!
business
YES It's Gulf Front! Guests Say, 'Cleanest Condo on the Beach!' *(Read Reviews)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157860
+1 706 817-9314
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Best condo ever!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this beautiful condo was so relaxing and comfortable! The condo was so nicely decorated, clean and well equipped. There were even nice beach chairs, beach towels and plenty of bath towels. Thanks Pat for sharing your condo in paradise.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It's heartwarming to know that our little place brings so much joy to our guests. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience!
business
YES It's Gulf Front! Guests Say, 'Cleanest Condo on the Beach!' *(Read Reviews)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157860
+1 706 817-9314
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5
This was our first stay at Pat's condo and we absolutely loved it. The 3rd floor view was awesome. We loved drinking coffee on the deck and watching the dolphins swim by every morning. The condo was decorated so cute with a beach/lighthouse theme. Everything was so clean and nice. There were so many amenities provided that included a full kitchen, beach chairs, beach towels, and so much more. We have found our "home away from home" and can't wait to go back next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of Pat's Gulf Front Paradise! It's such a joy to share our little slice of heaven with our special guests. Can't wait to host your next stay!
business
YES It's Gulf Front! Guests Say, 'Cleanest Condo on the Beach!' *(Read Reviews)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157860
+1 706 817-9314
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Edwardsville,IL
5

Barri

  • 5 of 5
We just arrived our 2nd time here. It is paradise. So relaxing no matter the time of year. Pat has everything here for you just show up and relax!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: I appreciate your taking the time to provide your insights into "our" Island Sands Paradise! The area just lends itself to relaxation. Don't forget to take advantage of the west end of the beach for sand dollars. Just swish around the water with your toes and they will pop up! I've also heard recently that guests are finding sand dollars right in front of our condo if you go out to the 1st sand bar! Enjoy!
business
YES It's Gulf Front! Guests Say, 'Cleanest Condo on the Beach!' *(Read Reviews)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157860
+1 706 817-9314
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Bryant, Arkansas
5

3rd time here, ready to book 4th!

  • 5 of 5
Another great stay at this condo. We can't imagine staying anywhere else. Very comfortable with everything that you would need.This time we even left our beach towels at home since we knew they would be provided. We love that there are only 27 units at Island Sands...no elevators to wait on or long walks to get to beach or to car! Just steps away from the best beach around. Loved the new updates! Everything was perfect! Can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the new upgrades to "our" Island Sands retreat! It's such a genuine pleasure to host families such as yours who enjoy the simpler things in life, like beach combing, emerald green waters, sunset views, dolphin watching & making precious family memories! Hurry Back!!!
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Northwest Fla Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98
Car: recommended

Hwy 98 & Santa Rosa Blvd -Ft Walton Beach - Okaloosa Island - 6mi W. of Destin.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, Private Onsite Swimming Pool, Water Park, Mini-Golf, Bowling, Gulfarium

Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 9 2014 - Sep 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$925
 
 
Fall
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
$575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes * Winter: Nov-Feb...$575/week.
* Spring: Feb 28- Mar 15...$900/week.
* Spring Break: Mar 15-May 14...$975/week.
* Summer: May 15-Aug 6....$1300/wk .
* Late Summer: Aug 6- Sep 17......$925/week.
* Fall: Sep 17-Oct 31 .... $725/week
***Weeks run Sat to Sat,No-Smoking,(Sorry,No Pets)
$200 Secuirty Deposit,+11% Florida Tax. - $70.00 Cleaning Fee.
Rates published are subject to change without notice
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Laundry Soap
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 Additional Queen sized Sleeper Sofas in Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hiking
Notes:
Awesome view of Gulf of Mexico from the Balcony, Living room and Kitchen, Bar-style chairs/table on balcony for fabulous views of Gulf and Beach, Telephone Answering Machine, Cable TV(2), VCR & DVD, IPOD Docking. Fully equipped kitchen, Full-size Washer & Dryer in condo, All linens including beach towels, plus Complimentary Beach Chairs to take to the beach, Boardwalk, Balcony, Swimming Pool with Lounge Chairs and restrooms,**Smoke-Free/Pet-Free Environment, Everything You Need, (except an elevator)**
Email Owner Contact Me