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GORGEOUS BAY VIEWS!!LARGE BALCONY sleeps8-Special Deals: Apr 28-May11-3 nite min

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

GULF COAST WATERFRONT DREAM! Oversized (1776 square feet)3 bed, 2 bath luxury bay front condo (sleeps 8)-pak n play provided- with 180-degree waterfront views from both master bedroom and great room—so close you will feel like you can touch the water. Includes loads of the area’s best amenities: LAZY RIVER and Zero-Entry Pool (kid’s favorites!), 4 miles of secluded Gulf beaches, all while located in the heart of Okaloosa Island/Destin/Fort Walton Beach attractions.

Quotes from guests:

'You will not find a better view of the bay anywhere! We will definitely be return guests! Thank you!!'

'All I can say is 'Wow!' Awesome condo with a beautiful and peaceful view of the bay.'

LARGE FAMILY? NO PROBLEM! This huge 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit is larger than almost any other comparable unit you’ll find in the area. It is 1,776 square feet (not including the balcony) and sleeps 8 with tons of space to spare. Master suite has a king bed, private luxury bath with double vanity, Jacuzzi tub and separate walk-in shower, TV and sweeping views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Second bedroom has a queen bed and TV. Third bedroom has a day bed and TV. Plus, there’s a pull-out couch in the large living room. Common areas are open and spacious with lots of seating. Dining area features a table that seats 8 and a breakfast bar that seats 4, and there’s an additional full-sized dining table on the balcony.

WATER-LOVER'S PARADISE, FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The resort straddles Okaloosa Island, giving guests the only northwest Florida destination with resort access to both the pristine sugar white sand beaches of the Gulf and the beautiful and calm Choctawhatchee Bay. It boasts an aquatic playland that includes the region’s largest LAZY RIVER with free tubes, a kid-friendly Zero-Entry pool and splash park, plus a giant 5,000 sq. ft. pool, two large Jacuzzis, a waterfall pool that is heated in winter and a private pool exclusively for the use of Osprey guests! Other services include: beach service rentals(umbrella and chairs), boogie board/kayak /jet ski rentals, children's activities in the summer, a state-of-the-art fitness center, free local telephone and high-speed Internet, in-unit full-sized washer/dryer, complimentary garage parking.

BUSINESS TRAVEL DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS! Mix business and pleasure at this home-away-from-home. You may even want to bring your family along to enjoy a vacation while you work! Be productive with free local telephone and wireless high-speed Internet service. Don't miss a beat with your workout routine at our on-site state-of-the-art fitness center. Enjoy a stress-free, easy commute to both Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field. Military per-diem rates available.

THE PERFECT SNOWBIRD NEST! This unit has all the comforts of home - updated, tasteful interior of soothing sage, natural wood and beach palms, fully appointed kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, in-unit full-sized washer/dryer. Unwind after a round of golf at any one of the area’s top-rated courses with a drink or meal on your very own balcony overlooking the water. Handicap accessible and convenient to FWB Medical Center and Sacred Heart Hospital.


The condo is conveniently located on Okaloosa Island, just steps away from:

- The Boardwalk beachside restaurants and the only area beach boardwalk

- Gulfarium (dolphin and sea lion shows and other sea creature exhibits)

- Emerald Coast Conference Center

- Various water activities such as kite boarding, parasailing, kayaking and jet-skiing.

Okaloosa Island connects Destin (4 miles away) with Fort Walton Beach (1 mile away), a major vacation destination that is chock full of attractions, including beaches, restaurants, shopping:

- Big Kahuna’s water attraction park

- Silver Sands Outlet Mall

- Harborwalk Village

- Baytowne Wharf

- Numerous world-class golf courses including Sandestin’s four championship courses, Rigatta Bay, and Kelly Plantation

- Miniature golf, go karts, bowling and kiddie rides

- Dolphin cruises

- Boat and jet ski rentals

- Bike and jogging trails

- Theatre and dinner cruises

Our family has been blessed to live in the Destin area for 5 years on two different military assignments. During our second stay we fell in love with this large luxury unit and the Destin West resort as the perfect second home and vacation destination for our growing family that includes four small children and loving grandparents. We look forward to many wonderful family retreats ahead and invite you to enjoy some of your most memorable family vacations at this perfect Emerald Coast paradise.

Keywords: Condominium, Condo, Beach, Gulf, Bay, Family Friendly, 3 bedroom, Luxury, Lazy River, Pools, Destin, Destinwest, Emerald Coast, deal, military

More Details

Property Manager
Sherry Knight
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Sherry Knight

We are a large family with four young kids and loving grandparents who all love the Emerald Coast with its miles of perfect beaches, countless amenities and wonderful climate.

Sherry Knight purchased this condo in 2011

Why Sherry Knight chose Fort Walton Beach

After living in the area for five years on two different assignments with the Air Force our family fell in love with the Destin area. We were fortunate to get the opportunity to purchase a family retreat that is large enough to bring three generations together in the heart of the Emerald Coast.

What makes this condo unique

Destin West is the jewel of Destin area resorts. It is a one of a kind paradise that brings the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay and Gulf of Mexico together to combine the best of both worlds. It is packed with some of the areas very best amenities. Our children can literally spend hours in the Lazy River, zero-entry pool and splash park.

Located in the very heart of the area we love walking to the Boardwalk, restaurants and shopping on the island and are just 5 minutes across 4 miles of secluded beach from Destin. Minutes from the best golf courses, dining, outlet shopping, theme parks, the airport, and both Air Force Bases you could not pick a more central location for a home away from home.

We selected our condo because of the luxury, size, and amazing views. At 1776 Sq/ft it is an oversized three bedroom that can easily accommodate our large family with space to spread out and relax. The master suite, great room, and large patio offer sweeping views of the bay that we wish we could wake up every day to!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a fantastic week! We had perfect weather and absolutely love the Destin West resort. The lazy river and pool were my daughter's favorites. The condo was nice once again and our favorite spot was the balcony. We saw dolphins in the bay at least 3 different mornings."
Jul 2015
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Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - additional pak n play
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Only resort in region with Gulf and Bay side connected via a short jet bridge, Fitness Center, 4 miles of secluded white sand beaches, Calm Bayside water perfect for children


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

GORGEOUS BAY VIEWS!!LARGE BALCONY sleeps8-Special Deals: Apr 28-May11-3 nite min
average rating of 4.892857 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful condo close to Destin, beaches, & shopping!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Destin West Condo & Resort in Fort Walton Beach was simply amazing! Spacious and close to almost anything you can think of - Dolphin tours, shopping, fishing, restaurants, beaches, aquariums, etc., the condo's property also featured a gym, lazy river, spas, & heated pools! Fully stocked, our family of seven felt at home and completely relaxed! We will be coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen, "Close to everything" is a something that I often fail to mention to prospective guests. And our condo is spacious. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Please do come back. Perhaps a long weekend during our gorgeous autumn season? Sherry
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed bayside, and we loved it! Things couldn't have been better. We loved the view,, and we had a blast fishing and crabbing off the pier! I'm already looking forward to visiting the same time next year. Thank you Mrs Sherry for all of your help with making arrangements. It's been a blessing getting to know you. The only thing I would change is to purchase a new vacuum for the unit and add a Shark floor steamer. I brought my own, and it really came in handy.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, We are so glad you had a great time here. And please do come back...we offer a return guest discount. You mention that you did crabbing off the pier. What fun for your family ! Many reviews say they loved the Lazy River or the beach, but your family explored the many other things along the lovely bay. Have a great Thanksgiving and hopefully we'll see you in 2017! Sherry
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Great View and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This condo was clean. The view was fantastic of the bay and made you feel like you were sitting on the water from the large balcony. It was easy access to the lazy river. Had cable and wifi. TV in all rooms. Kitchen was well stocked. The master bathroom was huge with a walk in closet. A few items were broken but the owner sent the person to come and try and fix it right away. The owner was very helpful and easy to deal with. We had a great vacation in this condo.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, Thank you for being such a considerate guest. The balcony is such a plus and quite unusual for its' size...just great for great views and feeling like you are in a different world. Please do come again! Sherry
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Wonderful place to stay for everyone in your family!

  • 5 of 5

This condo truly met all of our expectations! Our whole family, from the Granparents down to the grandchildren, there was something for everyone. The condo was roomy and clean and the beds were super comfy. The kitchen was stocked remarkably well, in fact there wasnt one thing we needed and couldn't find.

The lazy river, pools, splash pad, pier to fish off of (right in front of us), swimming on the bayside and catching hermit crabs, to playing in the beautiful white sand and blue water at the beach. Everything is right there. You are very close to Destin, yet you dont have near the congestion, which is very nice for families. We are already talking about booking again soon. You wont be disapointed in this one.


Picky Mom & Grandma from Texas

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kippy, Thank you so much for a review that will be helpful for other multi generational guests! There is so much to see and do right in front of our bay front balcony! And there is "something for everyone". You mentioned comfy beds and a well stocked kitchen: that makes staying a real pleasure for your family. Please do come back. We offer a return guest discount so get back with me for any future stays, whether summer or during holidays. Sherry
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Wonderful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed here for a weeks' vacation. The quality of the condo was as good as it appeared in the photos, with nice furniture, fitting & personal touches to really make it feel more like a home than a hotel. That's what we loved and, for me, the incredibly well-stocked kitchen made the trip very stress-free. I enjoy cooking and I found all the appliances, tools, pots & pans I could've needed. The view from the balcony was lovely & allowed me to keep on eye on our kids as they sat fishing off the pier. The pools & lazy river were a bonus, with well-kept landscaping and clean facilities. We loved the beach, which was clean and not too busy given it was mid-Summer.

I definitely recommend this condo and would happily stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rebecca, A well stocked kitchen for someone who loves to cook; looking from the kitchen to the balcony and beyond.watching your children enjoy fishing..what a great review and an interesting take on our condo! Please do come again. We love to know that this condo is versatile for so many interests, cooking and children fishing among them. Sherry
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It was just as described, the photos were current & overall we were very impressed.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rebecca, I am pleased that you were very impressed. Please do come back. Claim our return guest discount too. May I suggest autumn? It is so lovely here then...same gorgeous beach, warm days and cool nights. Perhaps the best time of the year to come down. Sherry
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Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf Side
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Secluded Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
Emarld Coast Conference Center


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
Apr 22-28 Lets Deal!
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 29-May 5 Special
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 6-11Early May Special
May 6 2017 - May 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 14-19 May Special!
May 14 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer '17
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer '17
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer '17
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late summer '17
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall '17
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter '17, ;18
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

We require a $300 down payment which is then applied to the rental balance. The balance is then divided in half with the first 50% payment due 60 days prior to arrival and the final 50% payment due 14 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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