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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Make It A Beach Vacation In 2017!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (sleeps-6)

Welcome to our beautiful GULF FRONT 2 bedroom 2 bath second floor condo at the Palms. The unit is Water front with a large balcony for a relaxing visit.

Watch the dolphins play in the gulf from your huge tiled Gulf front balcony that runs the length of the master bedroom and living room, right on the beach and is as close to the Gulf as the law allows. The living room, dining room, master bedroom all have Gulf front spectacular views of the emerald waters of the Gulf. Free high speed internet is accessible from the living room.

This beautiful condo can sleep six. The master bedroom has a king bed and sliding glass doors that go onto to your private Gulf front balcony. The master bedroom has a private bath. There is a second bedroom with twin beds and an adjoining bathroom. The living room has a queen sofa sleeper, TV with a VCR/DVD player, and sliding glass doors to the balcony.

The kitchen is large, light and bright, with a breakfast bar and opens up into the dining room.

No crowds here! The Palms is a 23 unit complex with covered parking. No waiting for elevators, unless you just want to take it.

The Palms is on the peaceful Okaloosa Island, a 3 mile stretch of beachfront condos about 6 miles from Destin, but without the crowds and traffic of Destin.

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About The Owner

My husband and I purchased this unit as a second home and hopefully will retire to the beautiful area within the next few years. We have traveled the world and still say this beach has the prettiest white sand ever seen. We would love to have you visit our second home and you too will understand the attraction of the aqua blue waters and fantastic beaches. Come Visit-you won't be disappointed.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2006

Why The Owner chose Fort Walton Beach

Love the area, especially the colors of the water and sand. FWB does not have high rise buildings and traffic congestion, but does offer great dining and activities for all ages.

What makes this condo unique

Updated furniture, beautiful Gulf Front views, dolphin watching from your balcony

Guestbook comments from the owner

I could not have been happier with my experience renting from Kathy. She was willing to work with me and my friends, all of whom are under the age of 25. Kathy was very helpful and always prompt in her correspondence. The condo itself was perfect. It had everything we needed and is literally steps from the beach. My friends and I had an amazing time, and I would highly recommend Kathy's condo to anyone. Kathy's condo will certainly be at the top of my list for any future trips to Fort Walton Bea
Mar 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)
Make It A Beach Vacation In 2017!
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 22 reviews
Alpharetta, GA
5

Right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

The stay was very nice. The accomodations were just what we were looking for. It was quiet and the condo met all of our needs. The location was perfect. The unit is right on the beach and very close to nice restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monument, CO
5

Third year and more to come

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying at Kathy's condo and it won't be the last. We stay for a month each time. We travel a lot and Kathy is by far the easiest person to communicate with and their place is great. We have three kids, all of which have the time of their life when we stay there. Its right on the beach. Extremely clean. Sit out on the balcony and watch the dolphins. White sand. Warm water. Calm days. Nice wave days. Amazing beach.

When we are there we buy fresh seafood from Sexton's and cook it back at the condo (the condo has everything you need)- Royal Red Shrimp, Red Snapper, Grouper Cheeks and the list going on. Most amazing seafood you will ever eat. We go out to eat quite a bit too. PLEASE do yourself a favor and don't eat at the franchise places - the seafood they serve is NOT fresh from the gulf. Check out the local places that serve fresh local seafood. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind and helpful comments Chris. You're right, there are many dining choices in the area and you have to be selective. We are at the condo right now doing a little work and enjoying the beautiful weather and water. I suspect it was you who cleaned and straightened the beach toy closet. Thanks! We bought a new mattress for the main bed and new balcony furniture. Look forward to hearing from you in 2016. All the best, Kathy & Doug
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4

Condo is adequate.

  • 4 of 5

As for THE PALMS, I was not impressed and will not be returning. The parking is TERRIBLE....there is not enough parking spots and you feel like you are parking on the side of a mountain!!! There is only one very small elevator. It was out the entire week before we went and again several days while we were there. There are no trash chutes so you have to haul your trash bags down to the dumpster, which was overflowing most of the week we were there. The pool is EXTREMELY small and is only 3 and 4 feet deep! About Kathy's unit......The unit is a nice and clean. I did find it smaller than most places we have stayed in the past. The kitchen is small and I often found myself asking kids to exit the kitchen because it doesn't accomidate more than 1 person very well. The only complaint I have about the unit itself is that we were always searching for towels - there were not enough for 6 people!! I had to purchase towels so that we wouldnt have to share. The hall bathroom is very small and a tight space. Hope this helps weigh the options for someone!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kristy, Thank you for your stay and your comments. We have been owners here for 10 years and this is really the first somewhat negative review we have ever had. I thought I would respond to some of your concerns. Regarding the parking, there does seem to be adequate spaces. There are 23 units in this complex and 40 parking spaces with about half on a straight and flat surface. The unit is 1250 square feet with 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and the average size kitchen for a unit of this footage. There is always one set of towels per person. We have our housekeeper's info on the refrigerator and if you need more towels, she could bring them to the unit. The elevator was being serviced that week and unfortunately out of our control. We try very hard to please our guests and over the years, have had very positive reviews and many returning guests. Kindest regards, Kathy
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4

Great condo!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Palms - the condo was very nice but I feel the mattress in the master bedroom needs to be replaced. The condo was very clean and the furnishings updated. Kathy was very easy to work with and we hope to stay again next year. Thanks Kathy!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Paula. We visited in early September and replaced the living room furniture, ceiling fan, and dining set. The mattress will be the next project. Hope to see you next year.
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Germantown, Tennessee
5

Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

The girls just needed a long weekend to relax and reflect. We found it at Kathy's condo in Fort Walton Beach. We loved the condo. It was the perfect size for us and had everything we needed. The view from the balcony was breathtaking! Although, it rained quite a bit while we were there, we still enjoyed our stay because of the home like feeling of the condo and the view. Kathy was a pleasure to work with! We are already planning our trip next year to the same condo. Thanks, Kathy for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments Diana! I'm so happy you all enjoyed yourselves (despite the rain). We look forward to hearing from you again when you can return for some SUNNY beach weather. Regards, Kathy
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6/22/2013 Weekly Stay

  • 3 of 5

Making our annual trip to this area, thought we would stay at a different rental. First time using this owner, making payment arrangements were downright scary. Sending a check made to someone personally almost made us not rent however after talking with owner, we did go ahead and things went well. For location, beach access and beach setup worker, it was 5 star. The ability to get to the beach easily and not drag chairs is under appreciated at times. That is so nice! Love the keyless entry to the condo. Not needing to keep a key is super!!!! Forget your key one time (guilty), you will love the access. If the condo's are at full capacity, parking is tight but not a big issue. Compared to other condos and price, our other stays were better furnished and updated. For the price, the decor needs to be updated. Also, other condos wifi would reach the beach but not this one. Had to use aluminum foil and literally move the router to the deck to get a barely received reception. Important because all of our music is online and if we had to use our phone network to retrieve, it would burn through our batteries. They also put up the chairs and umbrellas early. If you want to stay on the beach after 5pm, you got to go get a your own chair. Thought I was in Mayberry on that one. Overall, we had a great time and will keep this in our rotation.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Car: recommended

Beach Sports, Walking, Jogging, Fishing, Jet skiing, Pier

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Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 14 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,225
 
 
Sept
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,500
 
 
Early March
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
$875
 
 
Spring
Mar 16 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,225
 
 
May
May 14 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,600
 
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
August
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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