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**** Beach Front **** Panoramic Coastline View**** Taxes Included****

Darlene Kuykendall

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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**** Beach Front **** Panoramic Coastline View**** Taxes Included****

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4

You’ll love this beautiful, elegant and relaxing beachfront condo. From your private patio with panoramic shoreline view you’ll enjoy the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets on the emerald shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The first floor location opens directly to beach and parking lot -- no struggling up stairs with luggage!!

The fully glassed back opens onto a patio just a few yards from the private Island Sands boardwalk that provides direct access to the sugar sand beach. The interior is professionally decorated, and features original artwork by local artisans.

Panoramic Coast Line View

I'm proud to own a place on these sugar white sandy beaches. In my opinion you will not find more amazing beaches anywhere. There is a vacant lot to the east of the condo tht gives you a 'Panoramic coast Line' view that is unbelievable.

One great thing about staying on Okaloosa Island is that there are fewer condos which mean fewer guests.

I lived here for several years and the traffic is minimal. Destin is only about 5 miles away so you can have convenient access to shopping, dolphin cruises, and fishing excursions.

There is always room at the pool if you perfer quite, since it is for our quests only.

I know you will enjoy this getaway and return every chance you get.

No Hidden Fees: I have priced my condo at a reasonable price and included all taxes and cleaning, so there is no hidden fees.

There is a $200.00 REFUNDABLE deposit to reserve your stay, and that deposit is returned after your stay if there are no damages.

I supply many things such as; beach chairs, umbrella, (2)snorkeling gear, a boogie board, air mattresses, (2) flashlights for ghost crabbing, and several other items.

The kitchen is fully equipped and I also keep such things as baggies, foil, salt, pepper, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and other spices, so you will want to check the condo before going to the store.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Darlene Kuykendall (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
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About Darlene Kuykendall

Hello all. I currently live in Georgia, but LOVE the beach area. I get away whenever I can spare the time. You will love this place too.

Darlene Kuykendall purchased this condo in 2006

Why Darlene Kuykendall chose Okaloosa Island

I spent most of 10 years on the beaches of North Florida, and none compared to 'Okaloosa Island'. When I saw this place, I had to figure out how to have a piece of it. I have lived in many state all around the US, but have never seen such an AMAZING place. There are very few places in the United States that have this quality of soft, bright, white sand. You will understand what I mean when you visit. Nowhere compares to these sugar white beaches.

What makes this condo unique

The Condo is directly on the beach, and we have the end unit so you can enjoy a panoramic view with a small yard lush green yard. The condo was professionally decorated with adult taste in mind. I adore the artwork I have from a local artist. The view from the patio is pronominal. You can see the entire coastline right from the patio. Recently we have built up the Dunes in-Back of the condo, so the view is limited now, but still AMAZING.

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**** Beach Front **** Panoramic Coastline View**** Taxes Included****
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Great Condo in Beautiful Okaloosa

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this property in July 2014. As other reviews have indicated, the condo is gorgeous, the beach is simply breathtaking and the owner is very caring and thoughtful. As for the property itself, it’s simply stunning. The decorations and furniture are well thought out and the owner goes above and beyond to make sure the basics are stocked upon your arrival. There is still DVDs and books made available to the guests as well as several beach chairs, an umbrella, masks, boogie boards etc.

There are 2 LCD TV’s in the house (one in the Bedroom and one in the living room), however the owner does not appear to have HD service for these, so you are left watching in the old SD. Again this is no big deal, as you should be on the beach anyhow, but fyi in case this matters to you. Also we found the Wifi to be very spotty. It was very slow for some reason and we had to constantly reboot it. As another reviewer mentioned, there is still no Wifi password enabled, so it is open to the world. The owner really needs to lock this down IMO, it’s probably a low risk issue here, but just for peace of mind and to keep other inhabitants of the condominium off of it, it should be locked down. These are just minor issues that don't detract from your stay, but you should be aware of them.

One thing that that pictures don’t show well is that there is now (as of July 2014) a giant sand dune behind this condominium (and pretty much all of the properties on the island). It basically wipes out any view of the beach and coastline that the first floor units once had. While you can just make out a sliver of deep water over the dune from this unit, those hoping for a view of the beachfront or coastline will be disappointed, you HAVE to be 2nd floor + for that. For us this was not a huge issue, we spent most of our time on the beautiful beach itself anyway. This also makes it quite a trek to the beach (you have to use a wooden crossing that goes through the dune and out to the beach) when your carrying everything, it wore us out for sure.


First floor – no stairs (Except to access the beach)

Beautiful condo, well maintained and very clean

Wonderful owner

Feels like home

Free beach equipment provided by owner

Okaloosa simply can’t be beat


No beach view (All views blocked by Sand Dune)

No beach service (The chairs provided are not nearly as good as the beach service chairs}

Otherwise, we LOVED our stay!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello All, First, I want to thank and encourage everyone to write a review. I want to do whatever is possible to make everything as delightful as possible. We do have HD channels, but they start at 1000. So if you are watching channel 325 you just go to 1325 and it is in High Definition. Detailed directions are provided in the bedroom and the living room so our guests don’t have to guess how to use the equipment. I will look it over and make sure it is clear. Addressing the WiFi: It is password protected, unless I'm missing something. I supply the password instructions along with the access code before you arrival. I will research this further and see if there is something else I should be doing. I want everyone to feel comfortable using the Internet. Also, we pay extra for the highest speed internet service that Cox offers, so ours should be the best available. We also offer Blu-Ray players for both HDTVs for playing movies and for internet services on the TV. As far as the signal going in and out, I'm unaware of this, but one of the reasons I purchased in this area was the limited public traffic. We are near the end of the public access on Okaloosa Island, and the military owns the land at the end of the Island. This may have something to with the signal going in and out during the time these guests were there. Beach view: It is true that since the video was taken we have built up the dunes to protect the area from any rising water during sudden storms. I will re-due the video as soon as possible to make sure you can see exactly what you are getting. You can still see the coast line, but if you are sitting on the patio the beach view is limited, but the panoramic coastline view is amazing. No Beach Service: I have used the beach service in the past and I my guests have found that the chairs were too close together which doesn't give you much privacy, and the lounge chairs are wooden which makes them very uncomfortable. It just seemed like a better fit to supply a high quality umbrella and plenty of lightweight rust proof beach chairs for my quests. In the video, I walk off the trek to the beach from the back porch to the crossover bridge, which is less than 100 feet, and then it drops you right into the “Sugar White Sand” of Okaloosa Island. The bridge is for “Island Sands” guests only, so it is really a privileged convenience. Thank you so much for the review. Darlene


  • 5 of 5

Our stay over 4th of July week was a blast! Not only was the condo BEAUTIFUL and clean, the location was absolutely perfect! Even better than the pictures! Not overcrowded and the beach was right out the back door! I LOVED the decor in the condo! The kitchen was stocked with just about every little extra you could need! Darlene was very nice! Her recommendations of restaurants and things to do were very helpful and greatly appreciated! Plus she she had stacks of brochures and with all sorts of info and coupons! We had a great time! We would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful visit. Such a gorgeous location. Very relaxing and peaceful. Everything you need is provided, from beach towels to snorkel gear.

We had a great time at Hog's Breath located in Destin as well as the Dolphin and Shelling cruise by Destin Snorkel.

Highly recommend staying here. We will definitely come back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week. By far the BEST vacation we have ever had. The condo was immaculate and the location, WOW! We will never go to the Atlantic coast again, the Gulf is a whole new world. The water is crystal clear and the sand is soft and white. The condo is located on a quieter side of the island, there were very few people on the beach even, but on the opposite side of the island by the pier there is plenty to do and see, all very close to the condo. The best of both worlds, and only minutes away from Destin and Fort Walton Beach if your looking for a more touristy experience. To say that the condo was fully stocked is an understatement. Trust me, you don't want for much of anything. Darlene was also easy to communicate with and was very helpful. Would definitely love to stay again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

The perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here in celebration of her 40th birthday. She had never seen the ocean in her life and so this was an extra special trip. Let's just say, she was already planning her return after she got there. The condo is perfect, clean, well supplied and just ready for your arrival. Darlene keeps in touch and checks in with you upon your arrival. Very attentive, very easy to communicate with and has just a great space. Being able to walk out onto the beach is by far the best perk, but being an end unit also has many advantages including lots of natural light. We will certainly be returning and are happy to recommend. Thanks Darlene! You helped make a very special time in our lives that much more enjoyable and memorable.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the kind words and attention to details. I will try to treat each and every guest with this same thoughtfulness and respect. Darlene
Ausitn, TX


  • 5 of 5

After many years of friends telling me how gorgeous the Emerald Coast was - I finally succumbed. It's a shame I waited so long! Plus, I lucked out with this extraordinary property that was EVERYTHING I was looking for in a small condo.

In this area, it is difficult to find a 1BR/1BA condo on THE FIRST FLOOR. When I saw this one and read about it, I knew it was for me. It was exactly like the pictures (if not better!) and with the little video the owner shot - I was actually able to recognize the building right away from the street. That was a BIG help. Property was super clean and very well maintained.

And the fact that is in Ft Walton Beach and on Okaloosa Island is a bonus! Away from the crowds and the craziness that this area can be in season. I was there off season but I kept imagining how it must be in season and was glad I chose this.

With this condo, clearly the owners took great care in the decoration and the details. I so appreciated the instructions from the owner not to mention that everything is labeled. All the light switches, all the cleaning supplies - that made it so much easier to locate everything. Plus there were books to read and DVDs to watch and the condo has TWO TVs.

Each morning, within 20 steps, I was on the most beautiful beach in Florida. I opted to pay for my beach chair and umbrella each day but the property comes with chairs and umbrella if you want to forego the expense.

Owner was super friendly before, during and after my stay.

I ate out almost every night and one of the best meals was right in FWB at Staff's - so I recommend that one for sure.

My only suggestion to the property owner would be to lock your wireless network and provide a password. It's too easy for hackers to access it when it's unlocked and get into your visitor's stuff. I actually used my own wi-fi hotspot while staying there.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this property to everyone. And make your rezzies early because I'm sure it stays occupied.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


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Helen Back Cafe
"Love the Pizza! Absolutely the best!"
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
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Pandora's Steakhouse & Lounge
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Publix Pharmacy
"Publix is always an easy and reasonable place to shop for groceries. It is just across the "..."
Fudpuckers On the Island
"You children will love the place and adults will too. Located on 98. When you get to the be..."
Tijuana Flats Burrito Company
"Great place to enjoy and really good reasonable American Mexican Food. The do serve Beer."
Okaloosa Island Pier
"This pier is attached to "Anglers" is just about 2.5 miles from Condo. Food is good and pric..."
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
VPS - Okaloosa Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pines Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Santa Rosa Blvd and US 98
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Okaloosa Island
Car: recommended

Okaloosa Island is a long, narrow stretch of land located between Destin and Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. It is a largely undeveloped 4 mile stretch of sugar-white sandy beaches and dunes. In fact, 3/4's of the island is park and government land and is totally undeveloped.

Island Sands Condominiums sits right on one of the most stunning beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Also, Okaloosa Island prohibits condos greater than 6 floors so you can enjoy the less crowed beaches. However, you are only a few miles from The Boardwalk, Okaloosa Island fishing pier, Conference Center, Gulfarium, some of the best restaurants in all of Florida, and only 5 miles from Destin.

Other Activities: The Boardwalk, Okaloosa Island fishing pier, Conference Center, Gulfarium


Rates & Availability

From $155 Per night

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 18 2015 - May 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Week
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
End of Summer
Jul 11 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sep 12 2015 - Dec 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
$200 Refundable Deposit
10% Off Returning Guests / Must Be 25 to Rent / No Smoking / No Pets
Accept payment by PayPal if you need to use a credit card.
Checks accepted.
Money orders only if last minute rental.
Deposit is due for reservation.
Balance is due 30 days prior to your stay.
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Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa Queen Size
  • Queen size bed in master bedroom and a double size sofa bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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