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Pat Okenica

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english

YES! It's Gulf Front! Guests say, "Cleanest Condo on the Beach!" FREE WI FI

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom, 1/2 Bathroom - Sleeps 5-6

NEWLY RENOVATED!! Breathtaking straight on and westward Gulf Front Views! Only 100 Ft To The Beach! From our balcony you can almost 'reach out & touch' the water. Comfortable and relaxing! Customers say it's the 'cleanest, beach condo they have ever stayed in' and 'the accommodations are fabulous, especially the ample supply of fresh linens. A vacation you will remember!

Make your vacation special by coming to enjoy the view & the amenities of our 3rd floor, corner unit, with its own private entry. Gulf front condo sits right on top of the beach! In addition to the spectacular view and boardwalk to the beach, our 27 unit complex offers an in-ground swimming pool complete with lounge chairs and bathrooms, outdoor showers, and and BBQ grills. We provide (2) 'backpack style' beach chairs in our condo for your convenience, or you can rent chairs & umbrella from the friendly beach service right in front of our condo.

Inside, we offer a fully-equipped kitchen with an 18 cubic foot refrigerator, automatic icemaker, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, full size stack washer/dryer, and all the small appliances. The oak, high-back, swivel bar chairs make dining at the breakfast bar/eating area comfortable and convenient. The queen size bedroom with plenty of drawer space (two night stands, double dresser, chest of drawers, lingerie chest) has a private half-bath, color television, portable DVD, and a ceiling fan with lights.

Enjoy the living room by viewing the beautiful Gulf of Mexico through the double six foot glass patio doors (facing directly south) & westward picture window. Or, watch your favorite TV show or play movies on the flat screen tv as you relax on one of the two comfortable, queen size sleeper sofas. You can play your favorite CDs, or listen to your IPOD on our small stereo unit with docking station.

For your pleasure and convenience we provide cable service to both televisions, a portable DVD player. All linens, including beach towels; liquid hand soap, dish soap and dishwasher tablets; paper towels, toilet paper, and garbage bags are provided. You'll also find coffee filters and sugar and creamer packets!

Come enjoy our vacation home as your vacation home to take a walk along the seashore, swim in the Gulf, build a sandcastle, bask in the sun, splash in the pool, play a round of golf, go shopping, fishing, visit a museum, enjoy fine dining or casual restaurants or lay on the beach under a starlit sky... whatever your pleasure, you can find it here!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pat Okenica (Owner)
Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english

About Pat Okenica

My husband, Ed & I currently live in Georgia and have been visiting this area for 35 years! We own and operate our own real estate firm at Lake Oconee, which is located 70 miles east of Atlanta, Ga. Old enough to retire, but not ready to give up the 'game'! We have the best of all and working on a beautiful 19,000 acre lake in Georgia & owning a special getaway place on Okaloosa Island! We manage it ourselves and it's always very clean and neat. And, of course, the view of the Gulf is like no other!! We would love to share it with you! Please give us a call sometime and we'll tell you all about it!

Pat Okenica purchased this condo in 2004

Why Pat Okenica chose Fort Walton Beach

Emerald green waters, pristine beaches, away from everything, but close driving distance to it all. Stunning sunset views. No impersonal high rise buildings! Need we say more?

What makes this condo unique

Small Complex, 27 units - 100 feet from the beach - Corner/end unit with it's own private entrance. Extra window in living area enhances the views and the brightness in the rooms, not to mention the view! Sitting on the balcony makes you feel like you could 'reach out and touch the water'. Dolphins playing and Pelicans swooping in for their 'catch of the day'. Convenient to shopping, restaurants & entertainment, yet away from the crowds & traffic. It's a dream come true!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Pat,

I can not begin to express what a wonderful time we had at your condo.

We LOVED the decorating and all of the touches of home that you just don't get with a timeshare or from a vacation rental property. We all agreed it was the best beach we have ever been to and we have visited quite a few.

The location was SO perfect. I am sure you have heard this numerous times but the balcony and the view made it 5 stars for us. When we weren't sitting at the beach or playing in the ocean, we were sitting on the balcony enjoying the lovely view or just listening to the waves at night.

It was so peaceful! We will be back. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Sep 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)
YES! It's Gulf Front! Guests say, "Cleanest Condo on the Beach!" FREE WI FI
average rating of 4.9880953 based on 92 reviews
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quiet, beautiful, clean, and fun

  • 5 of 5

This is the quintessential beach vacation! It feels like a beach cottage, not at all like staying in the bigger condos. The view from the balcony is gorgeous, an unobstructed view of the sand and water, and all you hear is the waves crashing. There is a nice breeze. The pool is kept really nice - not overly chlorinated probably because it's not constantly crowded with people. The condo has all the amenities you need, a full kitchen, and a comfortable bed. Decorations are beachy and cute.

I loved staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me so happy when my guests are happy and comfortable with the surroundings. We love to share "our" special place with folks that appreciate the simpler pleasures of life like we do! Hope you can return again soon! Pat
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Great R&R!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I very much enjoyed a relaxing getaway the last week of February at this very comfortable clean condo. The weather was cool but sunny the entire time. The view is wonderful and the sunsets stunning! Lots of good restaurants within a mile or two. We definitely want to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were the greatest! They enjoyed the sweet, simple surroundings as much as we do!
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This was perfect for us. We usually stay in Destin but will probably never do that again.

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked kitchen that is perfect for families planning on cooking at the condo. My brother rented another condo at Island Sands and we cooked at our place every night because it had everything we needed. The view was amazing. We are already planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to express your satisfaction with our special place in Paradise! We try and make sure our guests have all the comforts of home with a little "beachy" flavor! Till next time....See You at the Beach!
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Quiet and peaceful location with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Island Sands. The condo was super clean and spacious for our family. It had lots of items that we didn't need to bring ourselves (beach toys, beach towels & kitchen supplies) which was great! The location was perfect and really quiet. We loved that it also had a pool for nightly swims. Overall it was a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for taking the time to post your comments. We feel our little piece of heaven is ideal for anyone who wants a quiet, laid back vacay. Our beach is relatively uncrowded, as you saw. No commotion, loud music, etc. That is why we chose it 14 years ago. Wish we could visit more often. Please come back again soon! See You at the Beach! Pat
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Everything and more!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a few places along the Gulf Coast and know that what you see (online) is not always what you get, but Pat & Ed's Island Sands Paradise is everything you see here and more. They take pride in ownership and it shows - the condo was clean and everything worked, the decor reflects the laid back beach life and Pat was helpful in getting our stay organized. The condo assoc. is conscientious of the owners and guests as the building and properties were also clean and maintained. The condo is located down the street/beach from the high rise condos and tourist area. This provided more privacy on the beach, quieter mornings on the balcony and an overall feeling of 'getting away'. The view of the gulf from both inside the condo and out on the balcony is fantastic! We had a great time and will stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really appreciate your comments. It helps other prospective guests understand what to expect from their stay in our lovely condo. Hurry Back!!
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This condo will NOT disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is WOW! After staying at several other condos along the Gulf Coast...we will never stay anywhere else! The location is perfect! The view is worth a million dollars and Pat works hard to keep her condo clean! It was such a pleasure to walk in and feel like you were home!!! Thank you Pat!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It warms my heart to hear that my guests feel at home there. We love sharing our beautiful Emerald Coast treasure with good folks like yourselves who appreciate the simpler things of life. The walls will "hug" you when you return! Thanks! Pat
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Okaloosa Island Pier
Old Bay Steamer
Helen Back Cafe
Indian Temple Mound Museum
The Crab Trap
"Friendly service. Fresh fish. Lunch specials. Local Favorite. Not beachfront."
Anglers Beachside Grill
Publix Pharmacy
Publix Super Market at Shoppes at Paradise Pointe
The Boardwalk of Okaloosa
Bay Cafe
"Quaint place for lunch right on the intercoastal."
Santa Rosa Mall
The Black Pearl
"Great service! Great Food! Great View! Check out Early Bird Specials (4-6)."
Floyd's Shrimp House
"All you can eat popcorn shrimp 4-6pm."
Fokker's Pub
"Great Chicago style pizza! Wings are terrific! Friendly Pub like atmosphere. Large Screen TV..."
Rick's Crab Trap
Caffe Italia One89
"Lovely little restaurant & bar on the water. "
Joe & Eddie's Restaurant
"Excellent food & service! Breakfast & Lunch served. Like home cooking!"
Another Broken Egg Cafe
"Unique breakfasts & lunches served. A special treat!"
Donut Hole
"Good food! Good Service. Home Made Pies and of course Donuts!"
Air Force Armament Museum
McGuire's Irish Pub
"Everybody's favorite! Hamburgers to die for! Famous navy bean soup. Prime rib delish! Also ..."
Harborwalk Village
"Destin charter fishing boats here. Shopping and restaurants. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. "
High Tide Lounge
"Fresh Seafood! Oysters specialty. Only place to eat oysters!! Gumbo is outstanding!!"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Northwest Fla Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98
Car: recommended

Hwy 98 & Santa Rosa Blvd -Ft Walton Beach - Okaloosa Island - 6mi W. of Destin.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, Private Onsite Swimming Pool, Water Park, Mini-Golf, Bowling, Gulfarium


Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

***Weeks run Sat to Sat, No-Smoking, (Sorry,No Pets)
$200 Security Deposit,+11% Florida Tax. - $80.00 Cleaning Fee.
Rates published are subject to change without notice

$200 Refundable Damage Deposit to book. Full rental payment 45 days prior to check in.

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Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 Additional Queen sized Sleeper Sofas in Living Room
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Awesome view of Gulf of Mexico from the Balcony, Living room and Kitchen, Bar-style chairs/table on balcony for fabulous views of Gulf and Beach, Telephone Answering Machine, Cable TV(2), VCR & DVD, IPOD Docking. Fully equipped kitchen, Full-size Washer & Dryer in condo, All linens including beach towels, plus Complimentary Beach Chairs to take to the beach, Boardwalk, Balcony, Swimming Pool with Lounge Chairs and restrooms,**Smoke-Free/Pet-Free Environment, Everything You Need, (except an elevator)**

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