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

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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.

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Angela Parkhurst
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

Island Echos 3BR/3BA - Huge Gulf-Front Condo with 32' Balcony
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 72 reviews
Chattanooga, TN

Fabulous area and condo!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! We took our 3 young children, and another couple with 3 children, and there was so much room for the kids to play and run around. Everything we needed was provided, and great tub to wash the sands off little bottoms (and big ones, too!). The beach is great with soft, white sands so no feet were burning! Area is great and close to necessities. Great running/jogging area. Will return! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather -- Thanks so much for your kind comments. I appreciate how well you took care of the unit and welcome you back anytime. Take care and I'll see you next year. Book early as I am already filling up. Thanks so much, Angela
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  • 5 of 5

Angela's condo is warm and relaxing. It was perfect and just what we needed after a long, stressful year. The view was gorgeous from the spacious balcony. The condo had everything that my family needed from kitchen supplies to beach chairs. We LOVED it and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommend this ocean front condo!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in January 2017! The condo had a great view, spacious balcony, and was very roomy. Nice location too!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice comments. I thoroughly enjoyed having you as a guest. I hope you come back soon to see the upgrades we are making.
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Amazing Condo!!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this condo. It is roomy, comfortable, clean, and beautiful. The owner has done a fantastic job of furnishing it--from the kitchen items (we found EVERYTHING we needed and then some!), to the comfortable mattresses, it far surpassed our expectations. The owner is generous and caring--you can tell that by the special items she furnishes--games, books, movies, chairs, beach paraphernalia, etc. We hope to be able to stay here again and again. Thank you Angela!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I was really looking forward to this trip, and the condo exceeded all of my expectations. Every room was spacious, and all of the beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked, and the condo was neat, clean, and welcoming. I am hoping to be able to do this next Holiday Season as well!

It would be hard to find a better location in the Destin / Ft Walton area. Just about anything you would want or need is within a couple of miles.

The view is spectacular - even on a cold, wet, foggy day - just amazing. I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent lodging for family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Fort Walton Beach to attend a family wedding. The condo was very convenient, had a great view of the gulf, and the great room layout is perfect for entertaining. Beds and furniture are nice and comfortable. Kitchen equipment is "rental unit worn" but fine for a beach vacation.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thanks for your review. I always appreciate hearing the goods and "bads" of the unit. I hope there aren't many "bads." Unfortunately, your stay came at the end of a very vigorous rental season and I usually use this time to update the unit. I will stay there and go over everything. I plan to buy a new coffee maker and any other equipment that needs to be replaced. Thanks for alerting me. I look forward to your next visit.
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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'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


Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Nov 5 2016 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 10 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $115 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.
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Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 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
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub
  • 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
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

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