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Destin West Gulf side ~ Direct Oceanfront Condo ~ 2 BR+Bunk Area, 2 Bath

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,165 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beachfront Condo, 2 BR + Bunk Area, 2 Bath (sleeps 6-8) Ocean view, Pool, Wifi

Welcome! This clean, cheerful, beachy and spacious condo is sure to win your heart! 1 OF ONLY 10 DIRECT OCEAN FRONT UNITS! (Zoom in on Google Satellite view below for location of property). The view is amazing and unobstructed by buildings. Look for miles down the beautiful Emerald Coast and pristine sugar-white sand beaches. Our Ocean Front condo is the perfect sunny beach condo. Dolphin watch from your balcony, catch the sunrise and watch the sunset on the Beach as the sun peaks over the fishing pier in the distance. Your family will love all that Destin West Beach & Bay Resort has to offer. Destin West Beach & Bay Resort Condominium is the perfect location on Okaloosa Island.

LOCATION:

Destin West Beach & Bay Resort, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on Okaloosa Island 4 miles west of the Destin bridge).

CONDO ACCOMMODATIONS:

Our 5th floor Gulf front Condo comfortably sleeps 6-8. We have a King bed in the Master Bedroom, TV, private entrance to the balcony with amazing view of the ocean and a full Master Bathroom. *Leave the curtains open and awake to your amazing Gulf Front view* Our Second Bedroom has a Queen Bed, TV/DVD and private entrance to a private Bath. Across the hall is a fun Bunk area with 2 single beds, and a TV/DVD; Fully equipped Kitchen; Stackable Washer/Dryer in unit.

BEACH SIDE POOLS:

5,000 sq. ft. pool, one of the largest on the Island; Kiddie Pool and Hot Tub; Villas Pool, heated seasonal; Amazing Kiddy Water Splash Playground; and the Beach Dune Walkover.

BAY SIDE POOLS:

Convenient Sky Bridge Walkover from our unit to Destin West Bay side; features Award winning 700 ft. Lazy River complete with tubes to float in, perfect for the whole family; 2 Hot Tubs; Wading Pool; Waterfall Pool, heated seasonal.

FEATURES:

~ This unit offers FREE Beach Service (2 chairs/1 umbrella per day of your stay), simply see the beach attendant and give them your unit number. Seasonal March 1st - October 31st.

~ One of the select few end units in complex, with tiled balcony that curves the building for more views.

~ Situated on four secluded miles of undeveloped pristine sugar-white sand beaches.

~ Sand Dunes scattered with Sea Oats.

~ Convenient Beach Shower, at the Dune Walkover.

~ An enormous 5,000 sq. foot Pool, Kiddie Pool, Amazing Pirate-themed Kiddie Water Playground and Large Hot Tub.

~ Cool Off, Numerous Swimming Pools, Surrounded by Lush Tropical Landscaping.

~ Four shared Charcoal BBQ Grills, close to the unit.

~FIREWORKS watch from our balcony amazing Okaloosa Island Fireworks Wednesdays 9pm from the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier. Seasonal Memorial Day - Labor Day.

~ Easy Access, Convenient Sky Bridge Walkover to Destin West Bayside Resort which includes an Award Winning 700 Ft. Lazy River, complete with tubes to float in, perfect for the whole family, Waterfall Pool and 2 Hot Tubs.

~ On site State-of-the-art Fitness Center that has all the machines that you need, located Beachside.

~ This unit offers free wireless internet.

~ Children's Activities Program during the summer includes Twister on the Pool Deck, Sandcastle building, Jell-O slurping contests, Pool Games, Arts and Crafts, Story Time, and Face Painting. Dive-in Movies for the Entire Family!

~ Key code entry. On-Site Management for easy check-in. Receive the same service and on-site management that you would get if you rented through Destin West Beach & Bay Resort.

~ Minimum Age Limit for Renters. You must be 25 years of age to rent at Destin West Beach & Bay Resort.

ATTRACTIONS:

Our Condo is right on the beach and walking distance to The Fishing Pier, The Boardwalk which has many great and fun Gulf Front Restaurants such as The Black Pearl, The Crab Trap, Floyd's Shrimp House, as well as surfer shops, beach shopping and more. The Emerald Coast Convention Center, and Gulfarium (live marine shows). Wild Willy's Dinosaur-Themed Adventure Zone. Fudpucker's Restaurant, arcade and stages for summer entertainment on the Island is directly across the street from our complex, walk from our convenient pedestrian walkover bridge. What to do in the area: A great website to preplan for your trip is http://www.EmeraldCoastFL.com

Destin West Beach and Bay Resort is situated on four secluded miles of undeveloped pristine sugar-white sand beaches on Okaloosa Island. Minutes from Destin Pass, referred to the 'luckiest fishing village in the world'. Fly and deep sea fishing is available across the bridge, in the Destin harbor. The best snorkeling is at the west end of the island among the jetty rocks. Parking is available at the foot of the Destin Bridge.

U.S. News Travel, Destin is ranked #1 in best Florida Beaches 2015. Destin wins Travel Channel's Best Family Beach 2013, Destin, Florida. Good Morning America has recognized Destin's Harbor as one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America. Okaloosa Island & Destin West featured in the April 29, 2010 Wall Street Journal. Destin named among Frommer's Top Destinations of 2010. You are in the center of it all. Approximately nine miles from Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS). Our guestbook is filled with wonderful compliments on our special, bright vacation get-a-way. Won’t you come and sign our book too? Share in the delights of our beach haven.

Keywords: Oceanfront Condo, Beachfront Condo, Destin West, Destin West Beach & Bay Resort, Lazy River, Destin West Vacation, Destin West Resort, Destin West Condos, Destin West Beach.

More Details

Property Manager
Marcy Alford
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Marcy Alford

My husband and I love our Gulf Front vacation home on Okaloosa Island, Ft. Walton Beach. We chose Destin West Beach & Bay Resort for all the wonderful amenities it has to offer. It's the best location, 'right on the beach'.

Marcy Alford purchased this condo in 2002

Why Marcy Alford chose Fort Walton Beach

We chose Destin West Beach & Bay Resort on Okaloosa Island, Ft. Walton Beach for the Location, Location, Location.

What makes this condo unique

We enjoy the sugar white sand beaches. Our condo is within walking distance to the Gulfarium, The Fishing Pier and The Boardwalk which has several restaurants, beach shopping and more !!!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us. We love the layout-it is both spacious and private. It has made our vacation most enjoyable. Thank you Marcy for your kind help in booking the condo. The extra time you took to answer our questions was impressive. Thank you.
Oct 2013
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Amenities

Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1165 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters. You must be 25 years of age to rent at Destin West Beach & Bay Resort. Non Smoking. No Pets. Check-out is 10:00 am CST
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Gulf view.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Bedroom, 1 Queen Bed
    Bunk Area - 1 bunk bed
  • We have a King bed in the Master Bedroom with Gulf view, TV, private entrance to the Balcony with amazing view of the ocean and a full Master Bathroom. *Leave the curtains open and awake to your amazing Gulf front view*. At the entry is a cheerful guest bedroom with Queen Size Bed, TV/DVD and private entrance to the Bathroom. Across the hall is a fun Bunkroom with 2 single Beds, that's perfect for children, TV/DVD. Our Sofa is also a Queen sleeper for your extra guests.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This unit offers FREE Beach Service (2 chairs/1 umbrella) each day of your stay. Seasonal, March 1st - October 31st.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Destin West Gulf side ~ Direct Oceanfront Condo ~ 2 BR+Bunk Area, 2 Bath
average rating of 4.923077 based on 34 reviews
5

Exactly what we were looking for in the Destin area

  • 5 of 5

Our main purpose for going on this trip was to introduce our 2 year old son to the ocean and beach. His favorite things always seem to revolve around the ocean so this seemed like a perfect fit. We live in Texas and rather than going to a 'good enough' beach in TX, we decided to drive a few more hours and spend a week in the Destin area. We originally chose Okaloosa Island due to less crowds than Destin itself and we were so glad we did. It also helped that we were here in early May. In addition, the weather was perfect and the beautiful view out of the condo's windows highlighted that fact every day.

I agree completely with several of the other reviews. This place delivers exactly as seen in the photos: clean, organized, and has pretty much already has anything you think you may need. We spent every morning on the balcony watching people walk the beach while we enjoyed breakfast and ended every day watching the moon over the water. As each day inched us closer to the end of our vacation it became harder and harder because we knew we'd miss this place - and we certainly do. We have a decent yard and all, but nothing like this :)

For us, the location proved to be perfect. It's away from the hustle and bustle of Destin itself and - having a 2 year old - it was in ideal proximity to several mini-golf options and the Gulfarium. Granted, we ended up spending at least 4-5 hours a day on the beach - and that was fine with us! Just a quick walk after you get off the elevator and you're there. Couldn't have asked for anything more. We also ended up having either dinner or lunch at nearly every restaurant at the Boardwalk and enjoyed them all.

Suffice it to say we absolutely plan on coming back and staying here again soon. Both Marcy and the Destin West staff were fantastic leading into our trip and were always very quick to respond if we had any questions. As you can tell, I can't say enough great things about it here. If you're trying to pick between two or three places and this is one of them - just book this one. You'll have a great vacation that you'll never forget!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our condo, property and the area. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this generous kind review, it was a pleasure to read, and it is appreciated! Hope to have you back again. Thank you. Marcy
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4

Almost perfect!

  • 4 of 5

Location, location, location! This unit has one of the best views I have found on the gulf coast. Sunrise and sunset are both spectacular. Units amenities are nice, unit was clean. Plenty of nearby restaurants and activities. The two caveats I have is that (1)the internet connection/ cable tv were spotty to nonexistent. In today's world that is almost unacceptable. And (2) the unit needs some new pillows. But you can always just walk out to the balcony, watch the ocean waves and the dolphins playing and forget all about those issues . . .

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed our condo and your stay at our property. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review, it is appreciated. And thank you for letting me about the pillows, I didn't know I will replace. Sorry about the spotty Internet/TV, the Association in February this year upgraded to Fiber Optic Cable Lines, it's still being sorted out. Again thank you for the great review, it is appreciated. Hope to have you back again for your next vacation. Thank you.
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Southern Indiana
5

Perfect location and the most spectacular Gulf views.....sunrise and sunset from the balcony!

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt, the most breathtaking views of the Emerald Coast! Both sunrise AND sunset from our wrap-around balcony! Came home with many beautiful reference photos for future paintings. Especially loved the calming blues and soft yellow tones of the decor. We prepared most of our meals in the condo and had everything we needed in the well stocked kitchen. Felt pampered by all the best....Fiesta dishes, KitchenAid appliances, etc. Also, how nice to be able to do a load of laundry whenever we wanted!

Fell asleep to the soothing sounds of the waves rolling in each night. Awoke to the gorgeous Gulf right outside our bedroom! Our son and daughter-in-law were very comfortable in their beautifully decorated private bedroom and bath. Made good use of the beach chairs and umbrella every day and enjoyed moonlit walks on the beach each evening.

We ate outside at the Crab Trap, an easy walk from the condo, and highly recommend the Southern style crab cakes and the Jumbo crab and shrimp linguine there. Had breakfast one morning at Destin's Another Broken Egg Cafe. The Floridian Omelette and the Granola, Fruit & Quinoa were really good! Also ate on the deck at Dewey Destin's restaurant....bronzed scallops, steamed potatoes, corn on the cob, and crab cakes, all mouth watering! Of course, we came back to the condo with one of their amazingly delicious authentic key lime pies!

Midweek, we rented a sparkling clean pontoon boat for five hours from the special folks at True Blue Crew! Had a great afternoon out on the Bay and saw dolphins, sand pipers, herons, pelicans and the many spectacular homes in the area. Lots of boats of all sizes in Destin Harbor, even a pirate ship!

Made a stop at Crab Island, and enjoyed walking in the clear green waters there. Surprised that the island is three feet underwater!!

Very much looking forward to our next visit! Marcy was wonderful to work with, graciously and patiently answering all of our questions. Absolutely could not have had a better stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this fantastic review, it is appreciated. Wonderful to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our condo, the beach! and found many amazing places in the area to eat and play. Thank you so much for the fantastic review! Marcy
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Westerville, Ohio
5

Great location and convenience to beach access

  • 5 of 5

You cannot find a class A unit on Okaloosa Island with better access to beach, amenities and restaurants. The view of the morning sunrise and beach from the balcony is spectacular! You can see Destin, Harborwalk and the mid-bay bridge to the east. We walked to the Boardwalk many evenings for dinner and entertainment. The best restaurant in FWB is Bay Cafe, underneath the bridge.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, so glad to hear that you enjoyed our condo, the spectacular view, and walking on the beach to The Boardwalk for dinner, love Bay Cafe restaurant too! Thank you so much for taking the time to submit this fantastic review, it is appreciated. Thank you, Marcy
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5

Clean and beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

If I could I would give it more stars. From all the modern conveniences of home to the spectacular views. The condo was clean and had everything we needed to stay for a week. Loved everything, location was within walking distance to everything you need. Will be booking our next trip to this place asap.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you and your family had a fantastic vacation, and thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, it is appreciated. Look forward to having you back for your next vacation. Thank you. Marcy
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5

Best Condo on the Island

  • 5 of 5

We looked long and hard for just the right condo for our short trip to Destin and we found it. This unit is one of only 10 in the complex that have a direct ocean front view and that view is amazing. The owners were incredibly easy to work with and the condo was great. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our condo. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such an awesome review, it is appreciated. Thank you.
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
"Live marine shows, considered the Sea World of the Gulf Coast for family fun! "
Old Bay Steamer
"Old Bay Steamer Seafood Restaurant, serving the very best Steamers."
Publix Super Market at Shoppes at Paradise Pointe
"Publix Supermarket and Pharmacy"
The Boardwalk of Okaloosa
"The Boardwalk is within walking distance from our rental (0.25) miles."
Track Family Recreation Center
"The Track Family Recreation Center, Go-Carts, Mini-Golf, and Bumper Rides."
Fudpucker's On The Island
"New Location, Fudpucker's Restaurant & Arcade, located across the street from our rental."
Okaloosa Island Pier
"You are within walking distance (0.25) miles to The Fishing Pier from our rental."
Nearest Airport
9.5 Miles
Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Point of Interest
The Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
The Fishing Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Emerald Coast Convention Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulfarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Bay Steamer Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
National Sea Shore
Nearest Point of Interest
The Emerald Coast Visitor's Center
Car: recommended

From our 5th floor Beachfront condo, at Destin West Beach & Bay Resort, you're within walking distance to The Gulfarium, Marine Adventure Park, the Sea World of the Gulf Coast for family fun, (0.5 miles). The Boardwalk (0.25 miles), which has many great and fun Gulf Front Restaurants, such as The Crab Trap, Black Pearl, Floyd's Shrimp House, as well as surfer shops, beach shopping and more! Wild Willy's Dinosaur-Themed Adventure Zone. Fudpucker's Restaurant, arcade and stages for summer entertainment on the Island is directly across the street from our complex, you can walk across the street at our convenient pedestrian walkover bridge. And Okaloosa Island's 1,261 foot Fishing Pier (0.25 miles), the Pier is lighted for night-time fishing and has rod holders and benches built into it. The Emerald Coast Convention Center (0.5 miles). Indian Temple Mound Museum (1 mile). Located just minutes from the Destin Pass (4 miles). You're a short drive to Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park (8 miles). Air Force Armament Museum (8.6 miles). The Track Family Recreation Center (8.8 miles). Destin Commons (11 miles). Silver Sands Factory Outlet (15.7 miles). Top Area Golf Courses (5 miles to 15 miles). Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS) (9.5 miles).

LOCAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

~Fudpuckers Spring Volleyball Tournament

~Billy Bowlegs Festival (every June)

~Destin Fishing Rodeo (every October)

~Destin Seafood Festival (every October)

~Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival (every October)

~Florida State HOG Rally (every October)

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Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,637
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,051
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,697
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,544
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,078
 
 
Winter
Dec 30 2017 - Mar 9 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,515
 
 
Spring
Apr 21 2018 - May 18 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,935
 
 
Summer
May 19 2018 - Jun 15 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,980
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,440
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Reservation fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Changeover day: Saturday
Accept ALL Major Credit Cards.
Prefer Saturday to Saturday rental on 7 nights stay.
$350.00 deposit taken at time of reservation. Deposit will be applied to the statement.
Balance due 30 days before arrival.
If you cancel outside 30 days of your arrival date, you will be charged $100.00 plus tax.
If you cancel inside 30 days of your arrival date, you forfeit full advance payment; will work with you on an individual basis.
Key Code Entry. On-Site Management for easy check-in.
Check-in is after 4:00 pm or sooner if the unit is cleaned; check-out time is 10:00 am.
For more information on the unit, please call (412) 491-3288 or email.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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