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Spacious, open condo. AWESOME VIEW OF BAY. XL Balcony for dolphin watch!"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 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
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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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Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 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:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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


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(42 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.904762 based on 43 reviews
Henrico, VA

Clean spacious room with great views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in December here. It was clean, quiet and comfortable the views were terrific. My boys enjoyed fishing off the pier, swimming in the lazy river and the beach. We had a glitch with the internet and the owner was quick and nice to fix. Only complaint was the limited cookware. (I like to cook) the can opener was not functional. Other than that we loved our stay here. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joseph, The views are all the bay goings on from your quiet balcony. What a great way to begin and end the day? And so glad your sons enjoyed the fishing! I'll make sure the can opener is replaced. And that during our inventory take, we make sure the kitchen is again restocked. Could you email me any items you feel are really needed to the 'foodie' to be happy cooking? Thanks so much, Sherry
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Fantastic condo with awesome view!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this condo with our children for fall break!! We had incredible weather, and the boys enjoyed fishing off the docks!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fishing off the docks of the bay sounds wonderfully fun! A great time for the entire family...we couldn't wish it better for our guests. Thanks, Sherry
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Our favorite place to stay in Destin and at Destin West!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, relaxing home away from home. We love taking the family here. Love the space, large balcony and wonderful amenities. Bill and Sherry are the best managers we vacation with!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! This is a spacious condo and ideal for a family! Please come back! Sherry
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Wonderful condo we will definitely love to come back and stay at this condo!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in destin! Such a spacious and wonderful condo. That amenities were good and the room was clean!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We do have a spacious ample for a family or two! Please come again, Sherry
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Irving, Texas

Well stocked , Comfortable beds and good location

  • 5 of 5

The resort was very nice , came with a 15 year old 12 year old and a 6 and 7 year old as well as my 70 year old mother in law and everyone enjoyed it. Beach in walking distance over a bridge that goes across the busy road. My family enjoyed the pool and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook big breakfasts. The condo is large and the appliances are good quality. Very clean on arrival. We would stay again. Beautiful view of the bay; we saw dolphins from the patio

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sonya, We are pleased you mentioned how multi generational friendly our condo is! So much for everyone-children to grandparents. Watching the dolphins from our extra large balcony is relaxing fun for everyone! Please do come again, Sherry
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Great condo clean and close to every thing

  • 5 of 5

Well kept close to everything

Pool, bay, sea, and food.

Had a great time

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Charles. Your review is short and sweet. Please do come back! 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Waiver $49
Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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