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

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Jean Steensma

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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BEACHFRONT! AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET TO THE WATER WITHOUT SWIMMIES ON!

Fort Walton Beach 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.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Jean Steensma

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

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

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.

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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Property Reviews

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Beachfront! As close as you can get to the water without swimmies on!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 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
Fort Walton Beach Florida Panhandle
5

Emerald Towers West 1000 FWB

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
The condo has a great location, easily accessible to beach and parking lot. View of gulf is fantastic. Clean and perfect for our stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! Thanks for you positive comments as well as the nice note you sent us. I am so glad you enjoyed your extended stay in our condo and we hope you can come back again as soon as possible. I can't wait to get back there and sit on the balcony listening to the waves roll in.....
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Beachfront! As close as you can get to the water without swimmies on!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419358vb
Fort Walton Beach Florida Panhandle
5

Mother's Bucket List

Mother's Bucket List
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
I brought my elderly mother to the beach to see the beach one more time. We had her grandkids and great grandkids come down and she got to watch them play as she sat on the beach soaking up the sun, the beach and her family. Memories that want be forgotten. The condo was very equiped with everything you need. Hope to go back again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear this and am very pleased that everything worked out well for you. There is nothing like some time at the beach to relax and create forever family memories. Thank you so much for staying at our condo, and I hope to see you back next year.
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Beachfront! As close as you can get to the water without swimmies on!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419358vb
Fort Walton Beach Florida Panhandle
5

Fit Our Needs Perfectly

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We traveled to the condo at the request of my wheel-chair-bound husband who wanted to see the surf again. The condo could not have been better. When he felt like being on the beach, the county brought us a sand buggy (balloon-tired wheelchair) daily. When he didn't feel up to it, the gulf was right there outside the door to watch, photograph, and enjoy. I didn't see any dolphins the first day, because I waited for full daylight before I started looking for them. But they appeared early every morning after that. I will recommend this unit highly to anyone who asks.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Your family story really touched me and I am so happy that you were able to get to the ocean and enjoy some precious time there. I am glad you mentioned the use of the free balloon-tired beach chairs. I used those for my disabled daughter and the lifeguards were very happy to deliver one each day. We so enjoy watching for dolphins as well and my daughter got to see one breach (jump out of the water) last time we were there. Sitting on the balcony and enjoying the waves and scenery is the best!
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Beachfront! As close as you can get to the water without swimmies on!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419358vb
Fort Walton Beach Florida Panhandle
Chicago, Il
5

Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had a fantastic stay at this condo! The unit overlooks the beach and ocean and is the closest to the beach. Literally steps from the unit to the beach. The beach is beautiful soft sugar white sand, reminiscent of the east coast of Dominican Republic Bavaro area. The water is crystal clear.

The condo building is located towards the far western portion of the Santa Rosa strip in a perfect location not overcrowded. The unit is on the first floor at the east corner with extremely convenient access. The unit is very clean, nicely decorated and pretty much childproof, so we didn’t have to move much out of the way to keep out of reach from our 2 year old. The unit is spacious and with six of us total, there was more than enough room for all. The younger children slept in the master bedroom with us on the sofa sleeper and with such a spacious master bedroom room, we really didn’t even have to fold up the bed if we didn’t want too. The kitchen is good size and was perfect for putting together meals and well equipped. The washer & dryer within the unit was perfect with having two little ones. The unit has cable & Netflix, which worked out great for our one rainy day. The unit also had plenty of beach toys, sizeable beach umbrella, chairs, fish net and more. More than enough for the kids.

There is plenty of restaurants within a short driving distance as well as a Publix grocery store. There is also a Walmart & Sams Club within a reasonable drive.

The time we were there in early October was ideal for us, as the weather is still great and the visitors are considerably less than during summer times. We have been to other Florida destinations and this location at this time of year is by far our current favorite. We enjoyed sunrises from the east and sunsets from the west at this time of year.

We considered many units on VRBO and by far, the owner of this unit was not only the most responsive, she was undoubtedly interested in us having a great stay. That sealed the deal as far as we were concerned!

We highly recommend this unit and undoubtedly would stay here again if we have a chance!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great comments. I really appreciate the time you spent and all the details and descriptions given. I really think this will help future guests understand more about our condo, its location, and amenities. I am so glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed staying in this area as much as we do. We also enjoy the easy access to the beach and pool as well as shopping and restaurants on the Island, in Fort Walton Beach, and Destin. Destin is only a short drive and my daughter and brother enjoy snorkeling, scuba, parasailing, and jet skiing. My daughter and sister-in-law love to shop at all the great stores in Destin as well, and they always come home with some great new outfits. My husband and brother can usually be found fishing in the surf outside our condo or at the wharf. I sure hope you can make it back to Okaloosa Island and my condo again soon!
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Beachfront! As close as you can get to the water without swimmies on!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419358vb
Fort Walton Beach Florida Panhandle
5

Great vacation with kids

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We had a great vacation at this condo. The location was perfect....about 30 steps to the beach. Close enough to come and go to the beach as needed without much hassle. the beds were very comfortable. My son loved the Netflix for cartoons (never had to search on tv, they were always a click away). We even took some time to go to the Gulfarium, which was a lot of fun. the condo is in great condition. Had a great time and would return in a heartbeat!!!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying in our condo and I am happy you had a wonderful time. The Netflix, cable TV, and wifi sure come in handy for kids at times! There are also some games, movies, and beach toys for the younger kids. Glad you got to visit the Gulfarium, which is right at the entrance to the Island, along with some terrific restaurants there. It is fun to walk around that area near the Pier. The Information Center is very helpful and has coupons for restaurants, snorkeling, parasailing, etc. Thanks so much for staying in our condo and for your nice comments. Please come back to the beach again soon!
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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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Availability & Rates

Fort Walton Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring break
Mar 15 2014 - Apr 11 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$225
$245
Fri,Sat
$1,230
$4,305
6 nights
 
 
Pre-summer
Apr 12 2014 - May 16 2014
$180
$210
Fri,Sat
$992
$2,480
3 nights
 
 
Early summer
May 17 2014 - Jun 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$315
$345
Fri,Sat
$1,732
$6,062
6 nights
 
 
4th of July week
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 4 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$369
$399
Fri,Sat
$2,032
$6,062
6 nights
 
 
Peak summer
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 8 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$315
$345
Fri,Sat
$1,732
$6,062
6 nights
 
 
Late summer
Aug 9 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$174
$204
Fri,Sat
$959
$3,356
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$153
$173
Fri,Sat
$842
$2,526
3 nights
 
 
Winter 2014-2015
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 27 2015
$131
$151
Fri,Sat
$720
$1,800
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Fort Walton Beach 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:
  • Elevator ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • 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:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach service now included!
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