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Top Floor Penthouse, Open Floor Plan, 10' Ceilings, Huge Private Balcony

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Massive Great Room with 10' Floor-to-Ceiling Windows Overlooking Gulf of Mexico

This amazing condo has been professionally decorated and furnished with an updated kitchen that has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The condo boasts a 28 ft. long balcony and 10 ft. ceilings that make for unbelievable views out the floor-to-ceiling windows. With 1560 square feet of living space, this unit is the perfect rental for a large family or couples vacationing together in the Emerald Coast.

Features of the condo condo:

- Desirable, Top Floor, Corner Location

- New flooring in bedrooms

- Flat Screen LCD TVs in Living Room and all 3 Bedrooms

- GE stainless steel appliances

- Granite Countertops

- Quality furniture and accessories

- Free WiFi for guests

- Complimentary beach service for guests

The beachfront condo sits on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Okaloosa Island, yet is literally just minutes away from the heart of Destin, FL. The Waters Edge complex is a well-kept, clean, quiet resort with just over 100 condos offering one of the largest pools in the area, complimentary beach service (2 chairs and 1 umbrella), covered parking and more. You can combine the peacefulness of the resort with the unlimited activities the Destin-area offers to make for an unforgettable stay.

Excellent restaurants, fantastic shopping, awesome golf courses and unmatched fishing are just a few features the Destin-area offers. You have unlimited options of things to do within a 15-20 minute radius from the condo. A relaxing day at the pool or on the beach, or a busy day exploring the area can be capped off watching the sunset hit the beautiful blue water of the Gulf of Mexico.

Keywords: beach front, ocean front, top floor, okaloosa island condo, condo on the beach, beachfront condo

More Details

Shawn Schulze
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Shawn Schulze

We purchased the unit in December 2009. The unit had the best view and balcony of any properties I looked at on Okaloosa Island and in the Destin-area. I updated the unit and had it professionally designed so that the interior would match the quality of the open floor plan, 10' ceilings and top floor corner location. I started taking rentals in the summer of 2010 and have had nothing but great reviews and feedback from guests. We visit the area several times per year and make sure the condo is clean and in excellent condition - and we have high standards. I can assure you that I will do everything possible to make sure the condo exceeds your expectations.

Shawn Schulze purchased this condo in 2009

Why Shawn Schulze chose Fort Walton Beach

The white sandy beaches and the beautiful blue Gulf of Mexico is what brings people to the Emerald Coast. This unit has unbelievable views from a huge balcony and Okaloosa Island offers a quiet, relaxing destination just minutes from the heart of Destin, Fl. Anything and everything the Destin-area has to offer is within a short drive.

What makes this condo unique

This is considered a 'penthouse' unit that is on the top floor in the west corner. The balcony is 28' long and offers unbelievable oceanfront views. 10' ceilings make the rooms seem even more spacious than the 1560 square foot. I recently renovated the unit, updating the kitchen, adding granite counters, crown molding and a professional design. The unit's interior now is just as impressive as the balcony and views.


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master Bedroom has full Master Bathroom with Tub and Shower Hallway has a Full Bathroom with Tub and Shower 3rd Bedroom has a Full Bathroom with Tub and Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom has King Size Bed 2nd Bedroom has Queen Size Bed 3rd Bedroom has twin Bunk Beds Living Room has Pull out Sleeper Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Top Floor Penthouse, Open Floor Plan, 10' Ceilings, Huge Private Balcony
average rating of 5.0 based on 103 reviews

Columbus, Ohio

  • 5 of 5

5 Star rating. 28' balcony and amenities make the stay the best.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! We've been coming to the beach for many years and this condo was absolutely perfect. The floor to ceiling views were beautiful, the furnishings were very nice, updated and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and the overall floor plan was very nice and perfect for large families. Shawn was so accommodating, quick to respond and so easy to deal with. He stayed in touch with us regularly with local updates regarding Irma and was genuinely concerned for our safety. We made some very special memories there because our daughter became engaged out on the balcony!! We will definitely stay there again and can recommend this condo without any hesitation.KL

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay at 603. Very clean well maintained and decorated beautifully. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parker, Colorado

Beautiful condo! It has all the comforts of home, and was very spacious! Great for our 2 families!

  • 5 of 5

The property is a great place for families. Shawn and his family have done a wonderful job of thinking of all the things you would want or need. There was even a crock pot for a team dinner if you needed it. The bedrooms all had a bathroom , so no need to try to coordinate showers, and they have beach and pool toys for your use. We were down for a softball tournament, and EVERYONE who came over to visit said they wished their places were as nice as ours! Highly recommend this one!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious & Well-Equipped Beachfront Vacation Rental in Destin/Fort Walton, FL Area!

  • 5 of 5

It was more than I expected!!! There were five of us, two adults and three teenagers. The condo was very spacious and well-equipped with everything you'd possibly need to enjoy a Florida beach vacation and the comforts of home! This beachfront condo was very clean and well-taken care of with modern furnishings and decor throughout the entire floor. Washer and dryer was a plus.

My favorite feature of this vacation rental was a million-dollar view of the beach and the Gulf. The balcony was very large and we often had our breakfast while watching dolphins. The white sandy beaches are just steps away. Pool and fitness center were nice and convenient but we mostly stayed on the beach.

The location of the Water's Edge property is central to Destin Harborwalk and nearby attractions. We enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere of the Okaloosa Island while still being close to Destin. It was very safe to walk to nearby stores and restaurants. We will definitely be back.

Tip: Book early (at least 8 months for summer stays) as this is a premium unit and will sell out fast.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On a scale of 1 to's an 11!

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at Water's Edge several times and this is by far the best condo we've rented! It was so nicely decorated, extremely clean, and had so many little details that were welcoming to the guests. The balcony is wonderfully relaxing! The open dining and living area was fabulous, and the fact that the table was higher so that you could see out to the ocean was amazing. The owner, Shawn, was so easy to work with and made the experience feel so much more personable than dealing with a rental agency. It was VERY hard to say goodbye to this place and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Contact me directly for specific quotes and potential discounts.

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.