Okaloosa Island, FL, USA

Okaloosa Island, FL, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 7,934 vacation rentals near Okaloosa Island. From 6,062 condos to 1,414 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Okaloosa Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

White beaches and blue waters on Florida's Emerald Coast

Located on the Emerald Coast of Florida's panhandle, Okaloosa is a barrier island full of white sandy beaches set against the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With stunning coastlines and plenty of beautiful parks scattered throughout the island, you can spend your days in the sun, and your nights exploring the Okaloosa Island bar scene. But no matter how you split your time, know that a stay in an Okaloosa Island vacation rental might have you seriously questioning if you actually have to return to your real life when vacation comes to an end.

A dozen beaches makes for a whole ton of fun

Thanks to Okaloosa's 12 stunning beaches, you'll find plenty of ways to have fun in the sun. Take a dolphin-watching or sunset cruise into the Gulf, or test out any of the local water sport rental spots along the coast. If you need a break from the sand and surf, take your more active travel buddies for a hike at either Newman Brackin Beach Park or John Beasley Beach Park. Fishing enthusiasts and birdwatchers should be sure to spend some time at the Okaloosa Island Pier, where you can also spot fireworks during the summer festival season.

Fun for the young and the young at heart

Okaloosa Island is truly a destination for the whole family, with attractions ranging from theme parks to museums. Treat the kids to a day at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, where you can watch the dolphins, sharks, and rays. Visit the Amusement USA theme park at Harborwalk Village, or the neighboring Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park, ideal for kids and kids at heart. For a bit of culture, head to the Destin History and Fishing Museum, the Air Force Armament Museum, or the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida.

Okaloosa Island is practically always a good idea

Florida's Emerald Coast is blessed with amazing weather nearly all year round, so there's rarely a bad time of year to book your Okaloosa Island vacation rental. The late spring through early fall is ideal for beach hopping, and in the height of summer, it feels like everyone in Florida has flocked to the coast. You'll also find that the winter days are sunny and warm, with temps that hover around 60 degrees. Expect rain if you're traveling in July or August, and keep in mind that hurricane season in the Gulf lasts from May through November.

Living the island life off Florida's panhandle

As a barrier island to the Florida panhandle, Okaloosa Island has all the benefits of its Gulf of Mexico positioning. Thanks to white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, it's an ideal place for swimming, snorkeling, and fishing. A large area of the island is also protected, with land included in the Choctawhatchee National Forest and the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Whether you opt for an Okaloosa Island vacation rental on the beach or closer to town, you're likely to spend much of your time by the sea.