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John & Linda Doyle

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Emerald Isle Condo on Okaloosa Island at Fort Walton Beach, with Beach Chairs

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, King & Queen bed, 2 Baths, Fi B

We hope you will have your best vacation ever at our absolutely beautiful spacious Gulf View condominium -a seventh floor unit sought after at Emerald Isle. You have full front and side ocean views plus a view of the inner coastal waterway from the kitchen and second bedroom windows. Beach Chair & Umbrella set up included

Everything in our recently renovated condo is new. Our unit has a new big, bright, open floor plan with a beautifully decorated living room and dinning area that are open to the bright kitchen. Our kitchen has all new cabinets, granite counter-tops, and new GE appliances with all the dishes and cookware you will need during your vacation.

The hand picked furniture, art accents, colors, and art all blend to make your stay a true luxury. The setting is comfortable as your own home except this home is directly on the beach. The master bedroom suite features a new king bed as well as beautifully highly colored accent pieces along with its private bathroom.

Emerald Isle is a family vacation paradise with a gorgeous beach-side pool, a huge deck with a picnic/barbecue area and direct access to the white sand beach. Two grills are available for your use as well as a tennis court.

If you are look for a tranquil, private, quiet, peaceful vacation on the gulf coast away from the crowds, this beautiful condo complex is the place after your own heart.

Keywords: Top Floor Condo with Fantastic Views

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John & Linda Doyle (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About John & Linda Doyle

We are semi-retired and have been vacationing on Okaloosa Island and the Emerald Isle Complex for a number of years now. We live in Oak Ridge, TN where we raised our family of three children. We love the water and have vacationed for years at both Pawley's Island, SC and here in FWB. We are very happy with our decision to purchase our Condo here on Okaloosa Island.

John & Linda Doyle purchased this condo in 2009

Why John & Linda Doyle chose Fort Walton Beach

We have been visiting this Condominium Complex for a number of years and fell in love with both the location and the FWB area. We found this unit was available in 2009 and proceeded to purchase it. We have not been disappointed, it is a wonderful , place for vacations.

What makes this condo unique

The Condo is a top floor unit with breathtaking gulf views from the living room,dining room, kitchen and master bedroom. The Santa Rosa Sound, an inter-coastal waterway is viewed from both the kitchen and guest bedroom windows. The white sandy beach and turquoise waters of the Gulf along with brilliant skies make for a perfect vacation home for us. We have completely refurbished and refurnished the unit which complements the location and views. We think you too will fall in love with our Condo during your vacation stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for the opportunity to spend a week at your beautiful condo. We loved it!

FYI there were two items that in no way diminished our enjoyment but I thought you might want to know about.

The "can" light in the kitchen, directly over the stove did not work. I bought a replacement and tried it but it also burned out quickly. May need to replace the fixture. Spare bulbs are in closet with ironing board.

The towel rack bar in the North bathroom fell. I did not have a small screw driver to turn the set screw to permanently remount the bar.

Everything else was super!

Thanks again.
Sep 2016
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Emerald Isle Condo on Okaloosa Island at Fort Walton Beach, with Beach Chairs
average rating of 4.857143 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful Labor Day Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We once again went to our favorite vacation rental at Emerald Isle. My wife and I are always excited to spend time at the beach unwinding and relaxing with beautiful sunsets. The comfortable furnishings and brilliant ocean view welcomed us each morning, all day, and whenever we weren't on the beach or in the pool. The close proximity to some of our favorite restaurants enhanced our stay and made travel very easy on what is a very busy holiday weekend. We noticed that the walls had recently been painted in a very pretty shade that complemented the beach motif of the furniture and added to our ability to relax on our weekend getaway. We will continue to come back to this rental in the future. Many thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Labor Day Guest Thank you for your beautiful descriptive message, about your relaxing stay at our condo. Your love of the beauty of the turquoise waters of the Gulf, the sugar white sands,, and many inviting options available are shared by ourselves and other guests.With delight that you plan to return for future restorative beach respites .at our condo. It is our ongoing hope and goal that our guests enjoy our cherished. home away from home.
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I had a wonderful stay here! Beautiful condo... Beautiful beach! We loved how we were in driving distance of the shopping in Destin but were away from all of the tourist traffic. We will definitely be coming back! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, We are delighted that you had such a wonderful visit with your Mother, enjoying the condo and the convenience to places of interest if needed. We also enjoy being out of the main stream of traffic. as well as having the convenience of location making all of our needs accessible. We are also happy to hear you "Will be back!" ishing you and your Mother a happy and healthy fall!, The Doyles
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Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

Great location right on beach. Updated recently with everything you need. We would rent again. Only thing is 10 am checkout is impossible with a family with young kids. Everything else was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Thomas, We are delighted that you found it to be such a positive experience. We completely understand about the check out time and chuckled at your comment, remembering when we had young children in similar situations.That time is set by the cleaning staff (to meet commitments- getting the condo cleaned for the guests coming that afternoon.) We do hope you decide to visit our condo again. We hope you had safe and uneventful trip home.
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Perfectly perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good time. The owners obviously care for their property and take good care of it.

CONDO: The condo was perfect: the kitchen was great and well-stocked, the living and bed rooms were comfortable (we didn't use the TVs), and the bathrooms were fine. There were no noisy neighbors. The condo is on the end and right next to the elevator. You can see the parking spot from the condo. The parking slots are randomly assigned; you have to drive around to find the one for this condo.

BEACH: There is a good beach view from the back (living room and master suite) and a good view of the bay from the front (2nd bedroom and kitchen/entry). The condo comes with an umbrella and 2 chairs. You can rent more, but when the beach isn't terribly busy, they're kind of forgiving about letting guests use a second set.

STUFF TO DO: The same folks who rent the chairs and umbrellas also rent sit-on-top kayaks ($20/hour, very reasonable considering the kayak rentals at Navarre Beach and other water activities such as parasailing). Grocery stores and souvenir shops are just up the road and over the bridge. Destin is really close and has lots of shopping, eating, and boating activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, We are glad you enjoyed our condo so much. It is indeed our home away from home. We appreciate your comments about the Beach Chairs and the activities you enjoyed while visiting. You were most creative in making your vacation fit your interests. Thank you for sharing those experiences for us and future visitors. Wishing you well as you enter the upcoming fall season. We hope you will visit us again for a another vacation.
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  • 4 of 5

Loved the condo and all the amenities it offered. We had a wonderful stay with our family there. My granddaughter loved the beach and swimming pool. Hated to leave when our time was up. We have been coming to Okaloosa Island for 20 years and love it there.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit,. Our sincere apologies for the initial confusion about check in information which was delayed by technology issues; We hope you decide to come again for a future vacation. Hoping you had safe travels home and an that the remainder of your summer is enjoyable. With warmest regards, Jack & Linda Doyle
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We finally found it...Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Okaloosa Island. It came highly recommended by my boss. So we had the to find the right place to stay. I am not one to make hasty decisions, so I will admit, it took me a few weeks of searching to give this condo a go. From the start, Jack was very prompt with his responses to my emails...because trust me...I had questions! Anyway, this, by far, is the most beautiful place we have stayed in Florida. The Gulf in full view from the balcony, and the bay right out the kitchen window. Jack and Linda have done some very beautiful upgrades to this condo. Very high end. It was well stocked, and extremely roomy. We felt very comfortable and at home. I know for a fact that my boss and his family "condo hop" from year to year, trying to find the best deal, but as for me and my family...why look any further?! This place was perfect! Thank you Jack and Linda...we will be back! more thing. If Mike is still the beach chair boy, and hasn't gone off to the military with him a bit. He will give you some tips about the surrounding area. He is quite a pleasant young man! Happy vacationing!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your detailed review. This is our home away from home. We fell in love with the view the moment we walked in the door of the condo and have made it "home" for us when we and others are there. We are so delighted that you experienced it to be so wonderful for you and look forward to your visiting again.
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, health/beauty spa, mini golf, and boating.


Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Feb 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Winter (Nov 01-Feb 28) .. $ 1575.00/Week;
Spring (Mar 01-Apr 14) .. $ 1575.00/Week;
Spring (Apr 15-May 26) .. $1575.00/Week;
Summer (May 26-Sep 30) .. 1700/Week;
Fall (Sep 30-Oct 31) .. $ 1575.00/Week;
Plus Applicable Taxes, $$100.00 Cleaning Fee., per stay up to two weeks. Cleaning fee per monthly stay $300.00 11% tax on basic rental rate, VRBO service fee,
Dates Available: Year Round
Fire code occupancy limit : 6
Minimum Age Limit for Renters -25
Cancellation policy:CANCELLATIONS – A thirty (30) day notice is required for a cancellation . A $200. booking fee will be subtracted from your deposit. Cancellations that are made less than thirty days will not be refunded, Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.

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Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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