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Island Echos 3BR/3BA - Huge Gulf-Front Condo with 32' Balcony

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Million dollar view from this 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath penthouse on the beach. May be the best view on Okaloosa Island -- see all the way to Navarre and past the Okaloosa Pier as far as the eye can see toward Destin, just six miles to the east.

This beautiful unit is on the perfect floor to watch the dolphins, seagulls and activity on the beach from the huge 32 foot balcony. Watch the boats on the Intercoastal Waterway and have a front row seat for holiday fireworks from front walkway.

Everything has been renovated and updated. Master suite is a dream ..... separate shower, whirlpool tub, vanity area, large walk-in closet, sliding glass door to balcony.

Kitchen is wonderful with a horseshoe shaped breakfast bar, separate lighted wet bar, ice maker, garbage disposal, fridge with water & ice through the double door, ceramic glass top stove, built-in microwave.

Master bedroom has king-sized bed, one guest room has private bath and a queen-sized bed, another guest room has 2 sets of bunk beds; one with full sized futon underneath. Extra sleeping with new raised queen sized Aero-bed. All with huge closets, television sets, DVD players. Washer and dryer and second refrigerator add to the convenient features.

Island Echos amenities include: seasonally heated Gulf front pool (usually January to mid-March), picnic and barbeque area, shuffleboard court, lighted tennis courts. Best amenity, of course, is the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico with wide, snow-white beach and clear, clean emerald-green water.

This is a wonderful condo, very spacious, with an awesome balcony overlooking the clear emerald-green waters and sugar-white sands of the spectacular Gulf of Mexico.

Island Echos is one of the favorite destinations for families visiting the Emerald Coast. It's a mid-rise with only seven stories. There are plenty of amenities on site, plus all the amenities of Fort Walton Beach and Destin just a few minutes away.

The Non-Smoking condo has recently been renovated and has new furnishings and new appliances. It's decorated in a very pleasing Florida style which is warm and inviting.

The master bedroom has a king bed, large TV, VCR and stereo. The second bedroom has a queen bed, TV & VCR. The third bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds -- one with a full futon under, TV & VCR. All bedrooms have spacious bathrooms. In addition, there is a queen sized raised Aero bed for extra sleepers.

The balcony is a pure delight with plenty of lounge chairs and outdoor eating area. The views go on forever in both directions. Watch the dolphins frolic from the balcony.

Don't miss the exciting fireworks display on Okaloosa Island at the Okaloosa Island pier. Starts at 9 sharp on Wednesday nights through the summer.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Angela Parkhurst
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Angela Parkhurst

Hi, Y'all. My name is Angela Parkhurst and I'm fortunate to live in the very area where this condo is located. It's paradise on earth along this Emerald Coast. This makes it easy to manage my rental unit and be quick to resolve any issues (very few so far) that can arise.

I am the proud mother of three wonderful men --- Jason, age 40, a professional photographer who travels all over the world taking photos for such publications as Sports Illustrated and USA Today, Cameron (Jason's twin), who lives in Atlanta and works very successfully in the wonderful world of finance and is the proud and doting father of Madison (age 6) and Carter (age 3). My youngest son, Clark, age 37, lives in Los Angeles, CA where he works in the movie and ad industry. I also am the proud and doting Mom of a Schnoodle named Lulu.

Please come visit us. You'll love the condo and the incomparable view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Angela Parkhurst purchased this condo in 2004

Why Angela Parkhurst chose Fort Walton Beach

I actually bought the unit and lived in it for three years so it has a lot of upgrades that other units don't have. The Destin/Fort Walton Beach area is one of the most beautiful areas on this earth --- snow white sandy beaches, clear and clean emerald green waters. There's plenty to do with over a hundred golf courses within 50 miles, water parks, wonderful restaurants, snorkeling and scuba diving and fishing beyond compare.

What makes this condo unique

Brand new exercise room is now open.

Amenities

Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 bunks, one has full sized bed under. Pak'nPlay in closet.
  • In addition, we have a queen sized raised Aero bed for extra sleeping capacity. Two also can sleep on the sofa. We have also a pak'n play.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Upgraded kitchen, smooth top ceramic cooktop, refrigerator with ice and water through the door, microwave, wet bar, separate ice maker, second refrigerator. Lighted Tennis Court, Beach Service, Shuffleboard, Video Rentals

Reviews

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Island Echos 3BR/3BA - Huge Gulf-Front Condo with 32' Balcony
average rating of 4.91 based on 100 reviews
Huntsville, AL
5

You can’t find a better view on Okaloosa Island

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time at the property. The beach view was amazing and access was excellent. We prepared most of our meals in the kitchen, which had every appliance and accessory we needed. The washer and dryer were great for keeping our suits clean, and the living room TV was great for watching a movie or football on Saturday.

We had six in our group, and the three bedrooms and three bathrooms were great. My nine-year-Old loved the bunk beds.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lewis. Come back soon.
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Smiths Grove, Kentucky
5

Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in the room of course the main attraction was the view! We traveled with our family of 5 (including 3 kids - ages 8-14) and MIL and everyone had plenty of room. While the room may not have been the most up-to-date, it was great to stay there (in fact we have already booked the same room next year!) The kitchen is fully stocked with everything we needed. The separate ice make (though a little noisy at night) was a great benefit. The Master Bedroom/Bathroom was a dream and the mattress slept great! It was wonderful to sleep with the door cracked open every night listening to the ocean, and waking up to the sunrise over the water every morning!

The kids loved their own space with the bunk beds, no fighting over having to share a bed!The pool was still heated and we were able to enjoy that much to our surprise!

Mrs. Parkhurst was always fast to respond to any questions and super friendly. Would highly recommend renting this unit from her!

Thanks for making this vacation such an amazing one!

Negatives:

The only real negatives was the noise of the icemaker (didn't notice it during the day, but at night it was kind of annoying) and the batteries in the tv remotes seemed to be going dead, was hard to get them to work. Other than that we didn't have anything negative to say about our stay here! It was clean and neat. Having the washer and dryer in the unit was a BIG plus! The door to cover them was messed up so we just opened it once and left it open so we didn't have to keep moving it.

Very pretty as far as decorations, loved all the photos and paintings. The couch in the living room was great for movie nights with everyone! So comfy!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

would have liked to swim

  • 4 of 5

We did not realize it when we made the reservations that Island Echoes does not heat their pool until January except for one week in November and one week in December. If they are going to offer a pool it should be usable. My husband is unable to walk on the sand and we really enjoy using the pool each day while we are at the beach. Since it gets cold at night in October, we were not able to use the pool as the water temp was too cool. It should be advertised that the pool is unheated for most of the fall season. We would not have booked at Island Echoes had we known. The unit was beautiful and well furnished.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris and John, I'm so sorry the pool wasn't heated while you were there. I guess since the temperature was in the 80s and some days during September and October, in the 90s, the building managers didn't feel they needed to heat the pool. I wish you had told me at the beginning of the trip as I would have tried to move you to another building. I hope you had a safe trip home.
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5

Very nice with a gorgeous view.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The condo was clean and there was plenty of room for all five adults and three children. I loved watching the dolphins swim by in the morning. Angela was very easy to communicate with. I would love to stay here next time we visit the Emerald Coast.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Victoria. I appreciate your kind comments and look forward to your return.
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Marietta, GA
5

Perfect and worry free

  • 5 of 5

I can't add much more to the previous glowing reviews. They're all true. The condo, the view, and the beach are even better than the pictures. Angela is a professional: Her communication is excellent. She has everything in order every step of the way. You'll have no worries renting this property from her.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mike. I appreciate your kind remarks and hope you return soon.
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Plano, Texas
5

Fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has been beautifully redecorated. Very well stocked with anything you could need in the kitchen. The view from the huge balcony is so beautiful. You can't be any closer to the beach. Extra frig and stand alone ice maker a definite plus. Island Echos is a well maintained and clean property. We loved our visit. We have stayed here before and can't wait to go back!!! Owner is always there if you need help or have questions. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review. I appreciate it and hope you come back soon.
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McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
"If you're looking for delicious food, huge portions look to McGuire's in Destin. Just over ..."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Fort Walton Beach/VPS
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Swizzle Sticks
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Florida Highway 98
Car: necessary

Tropical paradise is closer than you think.....it's on Florida's Emerald Coast situated on the Gulf of Mexico. Florida's panhandle has for many years been awarded accolades from many tourist publications including Southern Living. Enjoy the softest, whitest sandy beaches, the clear emerald-green water with plenty of activities to interest vacationers. Within a day's drive from most Southeastern cities, the Fort Walton Beach/Destin area is a popular destination. You'll never be bored with the 28 top ranked golf courses, tennis facilities, fishing, watersports, hiking and biking trails, dolphin watching, nature preserves, historic forts, museums, water parks, incredible restaurants, boutique and bargain shopping. Or, just chill on the uncrowded beaches. It's a great place to vacation year-round -- even winter enjoys nearly 70 degrees of sunshine. The people here are friendly and are happy to extend their 'southern hospitality,' the pace relaxed; most guests are repeat visitors.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, miniature golf, racquet ball, shuffleboard, tennis, restaurants

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

During the summer months, I can only rent from Saturday to Saturday. I will need a $300 deposit to hold the reservation. (This reservation deposit will convert to a damage deposit upon check-in and be returned within 14 days if there is no loss or damage to the property, lost keys or lost remotes).
In regard to hurricanes/tropical storms, refunds will be given if the National Weather Service orders a mandatory evacuation. But,if it just rains, sorry. no refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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