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BEACHFRONT! AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET TO THE WATER WITHOUT SWIMMIES ON!

Jean Steensma

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Jean Steensma

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2014
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BEACHFRONT! AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET TO THE WATER WITHOUT SWIMMIES ON!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

2br/2bath Gulf front, ground floor condo with a view. Private balcony opens to master br and living room, wifi, private laundry, flat screen tv, seasonally heated pool, tile and vinyl throughout. We challenge you to find any condo closer to the beach than this!!!

This unique southeast corner unit, two bedroom condo is about 6 feet above the sand, and about 20 feet from it. The living room has two walls of windows, and from the balcony one can see miles up the beach in either direction! You can even see, smell and hear the surf while lying in your king size master bed! Due to the unique design of this building which places you well above the sand for a great view of the beach, your front door remains at parking level, so you won't have to climb any stairs or wait on any elevators.

This unit also comes with high speed internet, free beach service, an inside washer/dryer, a bbq area and a heated pool. It is directly on the sugar white beach of Okaloosa Island, which is between Fort Walton Beach and Destin.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jean Steensma (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2014

About Jean Steensma

My husband and I live in Austin, Texas, with our two daughters. We vacationed on Okaloosa Island a few years ago and just fell in love with the area and wanted to make a small piece of this beautiful beach area our own. We have not seen any other beaches as gorgeous as this. The beauty of the Gulf takes your breath away. It is the perfect place for some R&R.

Jean Steensma purchased this condo in 2007

Why Jean Steensma chose Okaloosa Island

We selected this particular vacation home because of its size, location, and accessibility. It is a small to medium size building so the beach is never crowded. There is plenty of space to spread out. It is located right on the gulf and you never feel overcrowded. The building is set up high, so even though we have all the convenience and accessibility of being on the first floor, we have a tremendous, breathtaking view. We have a physically disabled daughter and the accessibility of this vacation home makes it easy to use with her. The beach crossover is located adjacent to us, making beach access very convenient and only a very short walk.

What makes this condo unique

Great view from a ground floor vacation home because the building is set up high. Convenient, easy access to the beach, very close to the beach walkover. Convenient, right-at-your-door parking. Good location for those that cannot walk a long distance to the beach or the vacation home. Right on the Gulf! If you got any closer, you would be in the water! Total view sunrise-to-sunset from the wrap around balcony, living room and master bedroom.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 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

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Beachfront! As close as you can get to the water without swimmies on!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
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Beachfront! As close as you can get to the water without swimmies on!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419358vb
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Illinois
5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5
We arrived a little after 4pm and was amazed at how spacious your condo was. The pictures don't do it justice at all. We loved the chest full of games and all the beach toys that were available for my kids to use. The beach chair service was also awesome. Didn't have to worry about dragging chairs up and down to the beach. Also the washer and dryer was very convenient. Most of all I loved the master bedroom. We were so very pleased that we were able to wake up to the breath taking ocean view every morning and open the windows to feel the fresh ocean breeze each night. All in all we had an unforgettable family vacation. Thank you so much.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled you had such a great time for your stay in our condo. Thanks so much for your nice complements. This Gulf area and Okaloosa Island are just the best! I think the work "pristine" was invented to describe the beaches here. Hope to see you back soon!
business
Beachfront! As close as you can get to the water without swimmies on!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419358vb
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Illinois
5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5
We arrived a little after 4pm and was amazed at how spacious your condo was. The pictures don't do it justice at all. We loved the chest full of games and all the beach toys that were available for my kids to use. The beach chair service was also awesome. Didn't have to worry about dragging chairs up and down to the beach. Also the washer and dryer was very convenient. Most of all I loved the master bedroom. We were so very pleased that we were able to wake up to the breath taking ocean view every morning and open the windows to feel the fresh ocean breeze each night. All in all we had an unforgettable family vacation. Thank you so much.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled you had such a great time for your stay in our condo. Thanks so much for your nice complements. This Gulf area and Okaloosa Island are just the best! I think the work "pristine" was invented to describe the beaches here. Hope to see you back soon!
business
Beachfront! As close as you can get to the water without swimmies on!
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Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
dunlap tn.
3

family time

  • 3 of 5
RENTED THIS PLACE BECAUSE OF ALL THE NICE REVIEWS. I REALLY DONT UNDERSTAND HOW THIS HAPPENED. THE OWNER WAS NICE AND QUICK TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE NEGATIVES FOR ME
1. YOU COULD ONLY SEE VIEW OF OCEAN IN TALL CHAIRS, THEY WERE ONLY 2. 6 PEOPLE IN THIS CONDO.
2. NO SHEETS FOR PULL OUT SOFA IN BEDROOM.
3.HAD TO USE EXTRA BLANKETS IN CLOSET , BUT HAD TO WASG FIRST BECAUSE THEY WERE FILTHY.
4.SHEETS ON GUEST BED WERE RAGGED. HOLES EVERYWHERE.
5.RADIO/CLOCK IN GUEST ROOM DIDNT WORK.
6.TOILET IN GUEST BATH RAN CONSTANTLY AFTER FLUSHED.
7.MAINTENICE WORK BEING DONE RIGHT OUT OUR DOOR LAST 3DAYS.
8.FILTHY UNDERNEATH BEDS AND LIVING ROOM FURNITURE.
9.COFFEE POT DIDNT WORK PROPERLY. 1ST MORNING HAD TO CLEAN WET GROUNDS UP FOR 10 MINUTES,

THE MANAGEMENT SERVICE SAID TO CONECT THEM ABOUT ANY PROBLEMS WITHIN AN HOUR OF ARRIVAL.PLEASE WHO IS GOING TO NOTICE COFFEE POT BY 5:OCLOCK IN EVENING. WE DID CONTACT THEM AFTER HAVING TO GO TO WALMART AND BUY A COFFEE MAKER. THEY SAID TO LEAVE A RECIEPT FOR REIMBURSEMENT.

THE GOOD
1.BEAUTIFUL BEACH AND OCEAN.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: I want to apologize for any issues that you had upon your arrival. I want my guests to enjoy our condo as much as we do. The HOA was having the walkways resurfaced and this is a great improvement to our condo. I cannot control the scheduling of this work but I did notify the guests that work would be going on. When we stayed in our condo in May, all the sheets were fine and I purchased a new coffee maker. The coffee maker seemed to be working fine after that initial episode so perhaps the paper coffee filter had bent over and blocked the machine. My manager offered to have additional bedding and a coffee maker sent over. The running water issue was fixed by a plumber the next day after the issue was reported to us.

We appreciate our guests letting us know of any deficiencies in the condo, and those can be reported to us at your convenience. There is no one-hour requirement. We really take pride in trying to ensure our guests have the best time ever during their stay!
business
Beachfront! As close as you can get to the water without swimmies on!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419358vb
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
5

Just as described, perfect for our family of 4 stay!!!

  • 5 of 5
First, the owner was very friendly and helpful when ever i needed help before our stay. Second, the unit itself was perfect for what we wanted. We were two adults and two kids 5.5 and 3.5 and we all were happy our entire stay. The unit was clean and included all we really needed. The view from the balcony was fantastic and the beach was always clean, beautiful and the umbrella service(and service guy Cody) was great!! the sand toys in the closet were a huge help in keeping our kids happy too. I also liked that this location is really quiet compared to the Destin beaches we visited. Some days the water was really full of algae or seaweed of some kind and that was a bummer, but we had a couple really clear days too....what can you do about mother nature? :) Also, we loved that this unit is so close to the beach, the closest there is really. It was no biggie to pop in the unit if we forgot something or went back for quick lunch. There were lots of jellyfish, that did NOT sting and we saw dolphins once and lots of lil' fish by our feet. The a/c worked lovely and the washer/dryer was nice to have too. We would return again. Thanks so very much for providing exactly what you advertise :)
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely comments! It "does my heart good" to know your family had a fabulous time and you found my condo to be just what you were expecting. Sure hope you can come back again soon!
business
Beachfront! As close as you can get to the water without swimmies on!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419358vb
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Baytown, TX
5

Summer fun

  • 5 of 5
Great little place. Loved sitting on balcony and listening to the ocean. Great view.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: My favorite spot is sitting on the balcony, too! It's just so relaxing. I feel "life's little stresses" roll off my shoulders as I listen to the waves rolling in! So glad you enjoyed your stay!
business
Beachfront! As close as you can get to the water without swimmies on!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419358vb
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
5

Awesome Views and Fantastic Beach access, Loved It !!

  • 5 of 5
Arrived and hit the beach with Family and everyone Loved it. We stayed for a week and I know I am late review but still enjoying looking back on our stay. We absolutely loved it and the owner was Great to work with and Very Helpful to make sure your visit is Best ever.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a fabulous time and made some terrific family memories! (I always love looking back at the photos and remembering the good times.) I hope you can make it back again next year as we would love to have you as guests again. Thank you!

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Located between the sleepy town of Ft. Walton Beach, and the buzzing tourist destination of Destin, we feel this is the best vacation destination for the family, golfer, shopper or fisherman. There are no high rises in sight, as nothing over 7 stories is allowed on Okaloosa. Because these buildings have fewer units than most other beaches and plenty of waterfront, the white beaches and the teal Gulf waters are never crowded, making it simply paradise! Many people say that these are the most beautiful beaches that they have ever seen. Television, surveys and magazines rate the Emerald Coast among the top ten in the world for its beautifully colored waters and sand as white as snow. You can relax on your private balcony, and watch the dolphins jumping less than 100 yards away! This unit is currently priced below similar units in this building, so book soon, before we raise prices.

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Rates & Availability

From $131 Per night

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2014-2015
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$131
From
$151
Fri,Sat
$720
$1,800
 
 
Early spring
Feb 28 2015 - Mar 13 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$190
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,039
$2,598
 
 
Spring break
Mar 14 2015 - Apr 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$225
From
$245
Fri,Sat
$1,230
$4,305
 
 
Pre-summer
Apr 11 2015 - May 15 2015
6 night minimum stay
$180
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$992
$2,480
 
 
Summer
May 16 2015 - Aug 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$315
From
$345
Fri,Sat
$1,732
$6,062
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.
Rates do not include taxes (11%) or cleaning fee ($80).
Refundable damage deposit of $200 or credit card.
An online deposit of $104 can be made to reserve my condo for you. The balance of the payment is due at least 30 days before your arrival date.
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Amenities

Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size bed (1) with new King size mattress, Queen size bed (1), Sleeper Sofas (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach service now included!

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