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
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!!!