Find the best place to stay — Okaloosa Island

Where to stay around Okaloosa Island?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 8,322 vacation rentals near Okaloosa Island. From 6,493 condos to 1,338 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.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Okaloosa Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Okaloosa Island:

  • Sandestin: 2,030 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Beach: 1,157 vacation rentals
  • Destiny-By-The-Sea: 1,016 vacation rentals
  • Dune Allen Beach: 771 vacation rentals
  • Baytowne Wharf: 413 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Okaloosa Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Okaloosa Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Okaloosa Island Pier: 11,009 vacation rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach Park: 10,937 vacation rentals
  • Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island: 11,001 vacation rentals
  • Emerald Coast Convention Center: 11,008 vacation rentals
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park: 11,012 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Okaloosa Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent condos in Okaloosa Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 6,493 condos in Okaloosa Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Okaloosa Island include:

  • Houses: 1,338 rentals available
  • Townhomes: 302 rentals available
  • Cottages: 69 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including villas and more.

Can I rent golf rentals in Okaloosa Island?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 6,419 golf rentals in Okaloosa Island. You have also many other possibilities in Okaloosa Island area, including:

  • Beach rentals: 4,409 rentals
  • Near the ocean rentals: 3,921 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 2,551 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Okaloosa Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6,323 vacation rentals with pool available in Okaloosa Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    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.