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Jean Steensma

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Beachfront! Wifi and beach service included!

23 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

FREE BEACH SERVICE included (Mar. 1 - Oct. 31). 2br/2bath Gulf front, ground floor condo with a view. Private balcony opens to master br and living room, wifi, private laundry, flat screen tv's, seasonally heated pool, tile and vinyl throughout. We challenge you to find any condo closer to the beach than this!!!

This unique southeast corner unit, two bedroom condo is about 6 feet above the sand, and about 20 feet from it. The living room has two walls of windows, and from the balcony one can see miles up the beach in either direction! You can even see, smell and hear the surf while lying in your king size master bed! Due to the unique design of this building which places you well above the sand for a great view of the beach, your front door remains at parking level, so you won't have to climb any stairs or wait on any elevators.

This unit also comes with high speed internet, free beach service, an inside washer/dryer, a bbq area and a heated pool. It is directly on the sugar white beach of Okaloosa Island, which is between Fort Walton Beach and Destin.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jean Steensma (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Jean Steensma

My husband and I live in Austin, Texas, with our two daughters. We vacationed on Okaloosa Island a few years ago and just fell in love with the area and wanted to make a small piece of this beautiful beach area our own. We have not seen any other beaches as gorgeous as this. The beauty of the Gulf takes your breath away. It is the perfect place for some R&R.

Jean Steensma purchased this condo in 2007

Why Jean Steensma chose Fort Walton Beach

We selected this particular vacation home because of its size, location, and accessibility. It is a small to medium size building so the beach is never crowded. There is plenty of space to spread out. It is located right on the gulf and you never feel overcrowded. The building is set up high, so even though we have all the convenience and accessibility of being on the first floor, we have a tremendous, breathtaking view. We have a physically disabled daughter and the accessibility of this vacation home makes it easy to use with her. The beach crossover is located adjacent to us, making beach access very convenient and only a very short walk.

What makes this condo unique

Great view from a ground floor vacation home because the building is set up high. Convenient, easy access to the beach, very close to the beach walkover. Convenient, right-at-your-door parking. Good location for those that cannot walk a long distance to the beach or the vacation home. Right on the Gulf! If you got any closer, you would be in the water! Total view sunrise-to-sunset from the wrap around balcony, living room and master bedroom.

Reviews

4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

Beachfront! Wifi and beach service included!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
5

Perfect condo for family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to take the time to let everyone know how great this property is!! We just recently stayed at this location and it was more than perfect. When looking for a condo I was so impressed with Jean (the owner) and how they communicated so quickly back to me and we were able to book so fast an easy! The pictures are even better in person. When they say this condo is right next to the beach it really is and you literally park right in front of your door! We woke up to breath taking views and were so comfortable in this spacious condo, also not to mention the beach chairs and umbrella was set up ready for us the entire week! I definitely recommend this property and I will definitely stay here again! Thank you Jean for allowing my family to stay at your condo and for making it such a memorable week! We appreciate it so much and will stay here again!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sure appreciate these great comments and I am very happy you enjoyed your stay in our condo as much as we do! Thanks so much. Looking forward to hearing from you again in the near future for a return trip!
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Smyrna, TN
5

Our search is over

  • 5 of 5

After years of trying to find the perfect location for our beach getaway, I am so happy to report that we finally found it in ETW 1000. I brought my parents with us, so the convenience of pulling right up to the entrance was much appreciated. Although I rarely cook very often while on vacation, I was pleased that the kitchen was the best equipped I had ever seen in a rental. The rates were extremely reasonable for a late winter visit. We hope to return often. Thanks for letting us share this lovely property.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled that this worked out so well for you! We love staying at our condo and so glad you enjoyed it too. Everyone has such a great time and everything is convenient with easy access. Thanks for your wonderful comments and sure hope you come back soon!
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5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

We arrived a little after 4pm and was amazed at how spacious your condo was. The pictures don't do it justice at all. We loved the chest full of games and all the beach toys that were available for my kids to use. The beach chair service was also awesome. Didn't have to worry about dragging chairs up and down to the beach. Also the washer and dryer was very convenient. Most of all I loved the master bedroom. We were so very pleased that we were able to wake up to the breath taking ocean view every morning and open the windows to feel the fresh ocean breeze each night. All in all we had an unforgettable family vacation. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled you had such a great time for your stay in our condo. Thanks so much for your nice complements. This Gulf area and Okaloosa Island are just the best! I think the work "pristine" was invented to describe the beaches here. Hope to see you back soon!
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5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

We arrived a little after 4pm and was amazed at how spacious your condo was. The pictures don't do it justice at all. We loved the chest full of games and all the beach toys that were available for my kids to use. The beach chair service was also awesome. Didn't have to worry about dragging chairs up and down to the beach. Also the washer and dryer was very convenient. Most of all I loved the master bedroom. We were so very pleased that we were able to wake up to the breath taking ocean view every morning and open the windows to feel the fresh ocean breeze each night. All in all we had an unforgettable family vacation. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled you had such a great time for your stay in our condo. Thanks so much for your nice complements. This Gulf area and Okaloosa Island are just the best! I think the work "pristine" was invented to describe the beaches here. Hope to see you back soon!
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dunlap tn.
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family time

  • 3 of 5

RENTED THIS PLACE BECAUSE OF ALL THE NICE REVIEWS. I REALLY DONT UNDERSTAND HOW THIS HAPPENED. THE OWNER WAS NICE AND QUICK TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE NEGATIVES FOR ME

1. YOU COULD ONLY SEE VIEW OF OCEAN IN TALL CHAIRS, THEY WERE ONLY 2. 6 PEOPLE IN THIS CONDO.

2. NO SHEETS FOR PULL OUT SOFA IN BEDROOM.

3.HAD TO USE EXTRA BLANKETS IN CLOSET , BUT HAD TO WASG FIRST BECAUSE THEY WERE FILTHY.

4.SHEETS ON GUEST BED WERE RAGGED. HOLES EVERYWHERE.

5.RADIO/CLOCK IN GUEST ROOM DIDNT WORK.

6.TOILET IN GUEST BATH RAN CONSTANTLY AFTER FLUSHED.

7.MAINTENICE WORK BEING DONE RIGHT OUT OUR DOOR LAST 3DAYS.

8.FILTHY UNDERNEATH BEDS AND LIVING ROOM FURNITURE.

9.COFFEE POT DIDNT WORK PROPERLY. 1ST MORNING HAD TO CLEAN WET GROUNDS UP FOR 10 MINUTES,

THE MANAGEMENT SERVICE SAID TO CONECT THEM ABOUT ANY PROBLEMS WITHIN AN HOUR OF ARRIVAL.PLEASE WHO IS GOING TO NOTICE COFFEE POT BY 5:OCLOCK IN EVENING. WE DID CONTACT THEM AFTER HAVING TO GO TO WALMART AND BUY A COFFEE MAKER. THEY SAID TO LEAVE A RECIEPT FOR REIMBURSEMENT.

THE GOOD

1.BEAUTIFUL BEACH AND OCEAN.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to apologize for any issues that you had upon your arrival. I want my guests to enjoy our condo as much as we do. The HOA was having the walkways resurfaced and this is a great improvement to our condo. I cannot control the scheduling of this work but I did notify the guests that work would be going on. When we stayed in our condo in May, all the sheets were fine and I purchased a new coffee maker. The coffee maker seemed to be working fine after that initial episode so perhaps the paper coffee filter had bent over and blocked the machine. My manager offered to have additional bedding and a coffee maker sent over. The running water issue was fixed by a plumber the next day after the issue was reported to us. We appreciate our guests letting us know of any deficiencies in the condo, and those can be reported to us at your convenience. There is no one-hour requirement. We really take pride in trying to ensure our guests have the best time ever during their stay!
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5

Just as described, perfect for our family of 4 stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

First, the owner was very friendly and helpful when ever i needed help before our stay. Second, the unit itself was perfect for what we wanted. We were two adults and two kids 5.5 and 3.5 and we all were happy our entire stay. The unit was clean and included all we really needed. The view from the balcony was fantastic and the beach was always clean, beautiful and the umbrella service(and service guy Cody) was great!! the sand toys in the closet were a huge help in keeping our kids happy too. I also liked that this location is really quiet compared to the Destin beaches we visited. Some days the water was really full of algae or seaweed of some kind and that was a bummer, but we had a couple really clear days too....what can you do about mother nature? :) Also, we loved that this unit is so close to the beach, the closest there is really. It was no biggie to pop in the unit if we forgot something or went back for quick lunch. There were lots of jellyfish, that did NOT sting and we saw dolphins once and lots of lil' fish by our feet. The a/c worked lovely and the washer/dryer was nice to have too. We would return again. Thanks so very much for providing exactly what you advertise :)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely comments! It "does my heart good" to know your family had a fabulous time and you found my condo to be just what you were expecting. Sure hope you can come back again soon!
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Located between the sleepy town of Ft. Walton Beach, and the buzzing tourist destination of Destin, we feel this is the best vacation destination for the family, golfer, shopper or fisherman. There are no high rises in sight, as nothing over 7 stories is allowed on Okaloosa. Because these buildings have fewer units than most other beaches and plenty of waterfront, the white beaches and the teal Gulf waters are never crowded, making it simply paradise! Many people say that these are the most beautiful beaches that they have ever seen. Television, surveys and magazines rate the Emerald Coast among the top ten in the world for its beautifully colored waters and sand as white as snow. You can relax on your private balcony, and watch the dolphins jumping less than 100 yards away! This unit is currently priced below similar units in this building, so book soon, before we raise prices.

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Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$168
From
$198
Fri,Sat
$926
$3,241
 
 
Winter 2016/17
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$129
From
$159
Fri,Sat
$693
$1,634
 
 
Early spring 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$224
From
$254
Fri,Sat
$1,231
 
 
Spring break 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$262
From
$292
Fri,Sat
$1,439
 
 
Pre-summer 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,073
 
 
Early Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$334
From
$364
Fri,Sat
$1,835
 
 
4th of July week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$388
From
$418
Fri,Sat
$2,135
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$334
From
$364
Fri,Sat
$1,835
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$198
From
$228
Fri,Sat
$1,092
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$173
From
$203
Fri,Sat
$954
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$720
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Maid fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.

Rates do not include taxes (11%) or cleaning fee ($90).

Refundable damage deposit of $200 or credit card.

An online deposit of $104 can be made to reserve my condo for you. The balance of the payment is due at least 30 days before your arrival date.

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Amenities

Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1) with new King size mattress, Queen size bed (1), Sleeper Sofas (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach service now included!

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