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BAYSIDE WATERFRONT DREAM! MAR 13-27 AVAIL. 3 NITE MIN. LG CONDO- XLARGE BALCON

Sherry Knight

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Sherry Knight

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Call Manager
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BAYSIDE WATERFRONT DREAM! MAR 13-27 AVAIL. 3 NITE MIN. LG CONDO- XLARGE BALCON

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

GULF COAST WATERFRONT DREAM! Oversized (1776 square feet)3 bed, 2 bath luxury bay front condo (sleeps 8)-pak n play provided- with 180-degree waterfront views from both master bedroom and great room—so close you will feel like you can touch the water. Includes loads of the area’s best amenities: LAZY RIVER and Zero-Entry Pool (kid’s favorites!), 4 miles of secluded Gulf beaches, all while located in the heart of Okaloosa Island/Destin/Fort Walton Beach attractions.

Quotes from guests:

'You will not find a better view of the bay anywhere! We will definitely be return guests! Thank you!!'

'All I can say is 'Wow!' Awesome condo with a beautiful and peaceful view of the bay.'

LARGE FAMILY? NO PROBLEM! This huge 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit is larger than almost any other comparable unit you’ll find in the area. It is 1,776 square feet (not including the balcony) and sleeps 8 with tons of space to spare. Master suite has a king bed, private luxury bath with double vanity, Jacuzzi tub and separate walk-in shower, TV and sweeping views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Second bedroom has a queen bed and TV. Third bedroom has a day bed and TV. Plus, there’s a pull-out couch in the large living room. Common areas are open and spacious with lots of seating. Dining area features a table that seats 8 and a breakfast bar that seats 4, and there’s an additional full-sized dining table on the balcony.

WATER-LOVER'S PARADISE, FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The resort straddles Okaloosa Island, giving guests the only northwest Florida destination with resort access to both the pristine sugar white sand beaches of the Gulf and the beautiful and calm Choctawhatchee Bay. It boasts an aquatic playland that includes the region’s largest LAZY RIVER with free tubes, a kid-friendly Zero-Entry pool and splash park, plus a giant 5,000 sq. ft. pool, two large Jacuzzis, a waterfall pool that is heated in winter and a private pool exclusively for the use of Osprey guests! Other services include: beach service rentals(umbrella and chairs), boogie board/kayak /jet ski rentals, children's activities in the summer, a state-of-the-art fitness center, free local telephone and high-speed Internet, in-unit full-sized washer/dryer, complimentary garage parking.

BUSINESS TRAVEL DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS! Mix business and pleasure at this home-away-from-home. You may even want to bring your family along to enjoy a vacation while you work! Be productive with free local telephone and wireless high-speed Internet service. Don't miss a beat with your workout routine at our on-site state-of-the-art fitness center. Enjoy a stress-free, easy commute to both Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field. Military per-diem rates available.

THE PERFECT SNOWBIRD NEST! This unit has all the comforts of home - updated, tasteful interior of soothing sage, natural wood and beach palms, fully appointed kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, in-unit full-sized washer/dryer. Unwind after a round of golf at any one of the area’s top-rated courses with a drink or meal on your very own balcony overlooking the water. Handicap accessible and convenient to FWB Medical Center and Sacred Heart Hospital.

AREA ATTRACTIONS:

The condo is conveniently located on Okaloosa Island, just steps away from:

- The Boardwalk beachside restaurants and the only area beach boardwalk

- Gulfarium (dolphin and sea lion shows and other sea creature exhibits)

- Emerald Coast Conference Center

- Various water activities such as kite boarding, parasailing, kayaking and jet-skiing.

Okaloosa Island connects Destin (4 miles away) with Fort Walton Beach (1 mile away), a major vacation destination that is chock full of attractions, including beaches, restaurants, shopping:

- Big Kahuna’s water attraction park

- Silver Sands Outlet Mall

- Harborwalk Village

- Baytowne Wharf

- Numerous world-class golf courses including Sandestin’s four championship courses, Rigatta Bay, and Kelly Plantation

- Miniature golf, go karts, bowling and kiddie rides

- Dolphin cruises

- Boat and jet ski rentals

- Bike and jogging trails

- Theatre and dinner cruises

Our family has been blessed to live in the Destin area for 5 years on two different military assignments. During our second stay we fell in love with this large luxury unit and the Destin West resort as the perfect second home and vacation destination for our growing family that includes four small children and loving grandparents. We look forward to many wonderful family retreats ahead and invite you to enjoy some of your most memorable family vacations at this perfect Emerald Coast paradise.

Keywords: Condominium, Condo, Beach, Gulf, Bay, Family Friendly, 3 bedroom, Luxury, Lazy River, Pools, Destin, Destinwest, Emerald Coast, deal, military

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Sherry Knight (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

About Sherry Knight

We are a large family with four young kids and loving grandparents who all love the Emerald Coast with its miles of perfect beaches, countless amenities and wonderful climate.

Sherry Knight purchased this condo in 2011

Why Sherry Knight chose Okaloosa Island

After living in the area for five years on two different assignments with the Air Force our family fell in love with the Destin area. We were fortunate to get the opportunity to purchase a family retreat that is large enough to bring three generations together in the heart of the Emerald Coast.

What makes this condo unique

Destin West is the jewel of Destin area resorts. It is a one of a kind paradise that brings the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay and Gulf of Mexico together to combine the best of both worlds. It is packed with some of the areas very best amenities. Our children can literally spend hours in the Lazy River, zero-entry pool and splash park.

Located in the very heart of the area we love walking to the Boardwalk, restaurants and shopping on the island and are just 5 minutes across 4 miles of secluded beach from Destin. Minutes from the best golf courses, dining, outlet shopping, theme parks, the airport, and both Air Force Bases you could not pick a more central location for a home away from home.

We selected our condo because of the luxury, size, and amazing views. At 1776 Sq/ft it is an oversized three bedroom that can easily accommodate our large family with space to spread out and relax. The master suite, great room, and large patio offer sweeping views of the bay that we wish we could wake up every day to!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

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BAYSIDE WATERFRONT DREAM! Mar 13-27 avail. 3 nite min. Lg Condo- XLarge Balcon
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
business
BAYSIDE WATERFRONT DREAM! Mar 13-27 avail. 3 nite min. Lg Condo- XLarge Balcon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376925vb
+1 -334-221-4841
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
knoxville, tn
4

great family getaway

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful time on our family vacation. We had small children and there was plenty for both the kids and adults to enjoy. We are definately planning a trip to the same place next year. The unit was nice and the owners were very informative and helpful but we will look for a different unit. We were disappointed with the 3rd bedroom. The bedroom was only seperated from the kitchen by a blind in a oddly placed window and there was no closet or dresser. We felt like it really should not have been called a bedroom for that reason, but maybe a den that could be used as a bedroom. We were also disappointed that the dock was under construction and we were unable to use it. A big selling feature was fishing on the bay and we had hoped to use one of the docks we had seen in the pictures of the unit. That all being said, there was plenty of stuff to keep everyone happy and we were able to spend amazing family time together and will be back to the resort next year.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Leslie,
I appreciate your review because it gives me the opportunity to explain some things. First, the pier for the resort isn't ready for guests to use; it will be ready in 2015. The home owner association hasn't been given the rights of occupancy yet. Our unit shows in its' description photos a picture of the unusually large balcony and in the background is a boat pier for private boats. This may have been the reason for disappointment; however, across the street from the bay side condos is the largest public pier in the Destin area. For a nominal fee, fishing is a dream there. And in 2015, the Destin Beach and Bay Resort will have its' own pier, just not yet.
Second, the majority of the 3 bedroom units have the same opening with similar dividers in their third bedroom. This allows for more flexibility with our guests. Since you have small children, they usually sleep in the 3rd bedroom. It is a handy arrangement when you want to keep an eye out on them yet it provides privacy when you want it. We appreciate your letting us know that we need to add a chest of drawers. We will be attending to this quickly.
The area is fun, centrally located for many, many activities, not the least of these is the Lazy River and our gorgeous beaches.
And the large balcony is one of a few as large as it is that offers a great bay view for morning coffee or afternoon iced tea. Again, thank you for your input.

January, 2015: the marina on the bay side has now been turned over to the owners' association of Destin West Beach and Bay Resort. So, we now have the marina and dock !
Come back soon!
Sherry
business
BAYSIDE WATERFRONT DREAM! Mar 13-27 avail. 3 nite min. Lg Condo- XLarge Balcon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376925vb
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Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
5

Excellent mini vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved the condo and had to drag the grandsons away from the pool each day! I personally enjoyed the quiet mornings watching the sunrise from the HUGE balcony! The kitchen had everything we needed and more. None of us wanted to leave this morning and we are already planning our vacation at Destin West next year!!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer,
Thank you so much for phrasing a lovely vacation just as you did!
Please do come back! The large balcony is a feature that you appreciate anew every day. It just does make a difference in the enjoyment of you stay.
Sherry
business
BAYSIDE WATERFRONT DREAM! Mar 13-27 avail. 3 nite min. Lg Condo- XLarge Balcon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376925vb
+1 -334-221-4841
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Knoxville, TN
4

Sloane Family

  • 4 of 5
Place was very nice and large enough for our family of 6. Beach was great and really enjoyed trying all the different restaurants. Condo was just as described. The view was beautiful and we enjoyed watching dolphins and boats pass by. The only two negatives were that it was hard to read the control settings on the stovetop and the pull out mattress for the couch should be replaced (mattress very thin and you could feel frame poking through) or just not counted in the number of beds available. Overall, I would recommend this condo. Thanks again for a great place to stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
BAYSIDE WATERFRONT DREAM! Mar 13-27 avail. 3 nite min. Lg Condo- XLarge Balcon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376925vb
+1 -334-221-4841
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
5

Our First Family Vacation to Okalossa Island

  • 5 of 5
We booked our vacation based on the pictures and descriptions from the website. We were so surprised when we walked in, and it was everything and more than we expected. The condo was perfect and the view of the bay (from the large patio) was awesome! The official bonus of the resort was the pool and lazy river! The pool was large enough to not feel crowded, and there were always tubes avaliable for floating. The walk across the sky bridge gave us easy access to the powdery white sand beach. A big thank you to Bill for making our first trip Okaloosa Island a huge success!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carrie,
What wonderful things you had to say about your stay. I don't think anyone could say it better...perfect condo with a gorgeous balcony, perfect locale with the bay on one side and the beach on the other, and a Lazy River and swimming pools as fun filled additions!
Come back soon!
Sherry
business
BAYSIDE WATERFRONT DREAM! Mar 13-27 avail. 3 nite min. Lg Condo- XLarge Balcon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376925vb
+1 -334-221-4841
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Jackson, Georgia
5

Unbelievable!! The best vacation I've ever had!

Unbelievable!! The best vacation I've ever had!
  • 5 of 5
Let me start by saying this condo was emaculate! The photos on the website are up to the minute accurate. I walked into my dream vacation. My husband and I were accompanied by our two small boys and my sister. There was more than enough space for all of us. The condo was furnished with every household item needed and up-to-date appliances. The carpet appears to be new and every dish in the cabinet matched. It is close to shopping yet secluded enough to be private. My husband took our boys snorkeling in the bay as I sat on the balcony and watched them. The pool access was literally just a few feet from the elevator and the beach was easily accessible as well. The nearby restuarants were fabulous. I recommend the crab trap but we also went to the fresh seafood market and bought our own seafood and had dinner on the balcony. Did I mention the huge private balcony overlooking the bay? The beautiful sunrises and sunsets are worth every dime I spent. I ate breakfast and drank my coffee every morning on the balcony over looking the bay (until my boys forced me to go to the many pools with them) and as soon as we got back I was out on the balcony again. I am in love with this condo. My only disappointment was leaving. I will definitely be back...soon. Thank you Bill and Sherry!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alisa,
We are thrilled you loved your stay. Your review confirms again what we try to advertise to perspective guests: that the balcony is unbelievably nice, a great place to unwind, to dine, to watch family snorkel. The condo itself is perfect for the size family you brought. We just repainted and redecorated this spring. We appreciate so much that you loved being here and, hopefully, you'll come again soon! Ask for our return guest discount! It was a pleasure helping you have ' the best vacation you've ever had.'
Sherry
business
BAYSIDE WATERFRONT DREAM! Mar 13-27 avail. 3 nite min. Lg Condo- XLarge Balcon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376925vb
+1 -334-221-4841
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Prairieville, La
5

Peaceful Spacious Balcony

  • 5 of 5
This was our 10th year staying at Destin West (bay side). As always, we love our visit! Owners of the condo and staff on site were very kind and helpful. Unit was very clean with updated decor. Third bedroom still had lots of room even with daybed trundle pulled out (make note, no closet or dresser for clothes). Location is great with only a few miles from all the many things Destin has to offer. Also, in walking distance of our condo are restaurants, shopping and water sport activities. Day or night, tranquil moments looking over the bay and a less crowded beach. Floating on a raft in the bay was my favorite pass time in the late afternoon.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Rachel,
Your review was right on with the many activities that are available at our condo. And the peaceful balcony view is the perfect respite after a day in the sun. Floating on the bay---what a great way to claim an afternoon of fun!
Thanks for a great review,
Sherry

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf Side
Nearest Point of Interest
Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Secluded Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
Emarld Coast Conference Center

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Availability & Rates

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Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter '14, '15
Oct 25 2014 - Mar 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$232
$1,393
$1,699
 
 
Spring Break '15
Mar 14 2015 - Apr 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$333
$1,999
 
 
Spring '15
Apr 25 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,499
 
 
Summer '15
May 16 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$416
$2,499
 
 
Peak Summer '15
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,699
 
 
Summer '15
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$416
$2,499
 
 
Late summer '15
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$266
$1,599
 
 
'15 Fall
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$233
$1,399
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes We require a $300 down payment which is then applied to the rental balance. The balance is then divided in half with the first 50% payment due 60 days prior to arrival and the final 50% payment due 14 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

Amenities

Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - additional pak n play
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Only resort in region with Gulf and Bay side connected via a short jet bridge, Fitness Center, 4 miles of secluded white sand beaches, Calm Bayside water perfect for children

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