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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,284 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Second Remodel Complete January 2018 Brand New Furniture and Decor January 2017

Stay with us in Okaloosa Island and you will see why we have named our 2nd home "PARADISE FOUND"

A low rise 7 story condominium with only 3 condos per floor and directly on the Gulf of Mexico. "PARADISE FOUND" is on the TOP FLOOR of our building allowing you to capture breathtaking views and watch the dolphins at play!

Second remodel complete with a luxurious, custom built Master bath walk-in shower and all new granite kitchen countertops, backsplash and an oversized stainless steel kitchen sink. All new decorative bedding and linens to start a new season. First remodel completed January 2017 consisted of fresh paint, ALL new furniture and mattresses, new flooring and décor.

A fully furnished 2 BR 2 Bath VACATION PARADISE. Master BR offers a KING size bed, flat screen TV and DVD player. An en-suite includes our new custom built, deluxe spa walk-in shower including two shower heads, each with separate controls. A new granite vanity and mirror completes the Master bath. Guest bedroom furnished with two twin beds, flat screen TV and DVD player. Guest bath offers a shower/tub combination with all new tile and new single sink vanity. A laundry room in the condo offers a WASHER/ DRYER and iron/ironing board for your convenience.

Our picturesque views of the Emerald Coast can be enjoyed from our fully furnished TOP FLOOR oversized balcony. Watch the dolphins as you sip your morning coffee or the amazing sunsets as you unwind after a day of family fun. The stellar views of the gulf can also be captured from the living room, dining room and kitchen areas of our condo.

The living room features a Queen-sized sleeper sofa, two oversized chairs and a 55 inch Smart TV and DVD player. FREE Secure Wi-Fi access is available to all our guests. Prepare a meal in our fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and brand new granite countertops, backsplash and oversized stainless steel sink. Enjoy your prepared meal as you sit in our new dining room that seats 6 or at the dining area on the balcony while enjoying the amazing gulf view. 3 barstools at the kitchen counter are great for entertaining guests and socializing while the chef in your family is preparing a gourmet seafood meal!

The beach is accessed just off the elevator and onto a brand new boardwalk from our building. An outdoor shower is located on our boardwalk and also one at the pool to allow you to rinse off sand and salt water. FREE DAILY BEACH SERVICE consisting of 2 chairs and an umbrella is provided during season for our guests and set up by our beach attendant. Extra chairs and umbrellas are available for rental for a nominal fee. (Beach towels are not provided) The private community crystal clear pool provides relaxation and plenty of lounge chairs. Restrooms are poolside for your convenience. Charcoal grills are also available in this area for grilling. (Guests provide own charcoal)

When you are ready to venture out, Destin is only 8 miles East and Ft. Walton 2 miles North offering multiple dining options, retail therapy, grocery stores and nightlife activities. Eglin AFB and Hurlbert Field are less than a 15 minute drive. A small convenience store is within walking distance from the condo for quick trips or other needed items. The Okaloosa Island Pier and Boardwalk, less than 2 miles away, offers dining, shopping and even fishing. Bait, tackle and poles available for rental. NO fishing license required.

Keyless entry is provided to make your stay stress and worry free. Information on the area restaurants, shopping and nightlife as well as jet-ski and fishing rentals is available for our guests.

"PARADISE FOUND" is truly a vacation lover's dream. We want your stay at our condo to be amazing and have our guests return so they too can say "PARADISE FOUND!"

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About The Owner

We are Kurt and Cindyann and purchased our dream beach home, "PARADISE FOUND" in June 2016. We have taken pleasure in remodeling and decorating our new vacation home and now adore its quaint and unique character and want to share our Vacation Paradise with you.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2016

Why The Owner chose Fort Walton Beach

Our family has visited the Emerald Coast for many years and stayed at several different properties within the Destin area. As Destin continues to grow, we loved the fact that Okaloosa Island was quiet and just laid back, simply away from all the hustle and bustle. We could stay on the island and relax or venture out with just a short drive over the bridge to Destin or Ft. Walton Beach to enjoy the activities and nightlife.

We also loved the fact that all buildings on Okaloosa Island are 7 stories or lower, providing a more quaint, boutique condo atmosphere. The white sugar sand beaches and emerald green waters are one of a kind!

The breathtaking views from our condo are amazing. Watching the dolphins play from the balcony everyday!

We have the best of both worlds!

What makes this condo unique

Quiet, away from the crowds, yet just a short drive if wanting activities and nightlife!


Smaller, boutique condo with easy access to the beach.



Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1284 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Saturday changeover with 7 Day rentals E-signed Rental Agreement must be completed and returned within 24 hours for reservation confirmation
  • Copy of valid driver's license must be received within 24 hours for reservation confirmation
  • 25 years and older to rent No parties Credit card payment must be in same name of guest on contract NO Smoking NO Pets
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bath - toilet , shower , New custom walk-in shower 2 shower heads seperate controls
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Awesome condo with a great beach view.

  • 5 of 5

This condo was beautiful, spacious and comfortably appointed. Pretty much perfect.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sherry. We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay at "Paradise Found." We would love for you to come stay with us again! Kurt and Cindyann
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What a gem!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is one of the nicest we have rented in the 20 years we have been using VRBO. The building itself is well-kept, quiet and away from the big-city feel of Destin. The condo faces south which means you have views of both the sunrise and sunset from your balcony. And the ocean--you can hear it 24/7. Our stay for the month of February started cool but warmed as the month progressed so we had plenty of use of the beach. The condo itself is decorated in a beach decor and each room is prettier than the next. And the ocean--you can see it 24/7. It is part of the decor. There are all the technical services you would want--TV, DVD player, Netflix, WiFi etc. We joined the local community center for exercise and some social events. We also visited several of the local attractions and dined out frequently. Renting from Kurt and Cindyann was pleasant and easy. They provided directions and suggestions making it very easy to settle in. I would highly recommend this experience. And did I mention the ocean...Kay Joslyn Feb. 1-28, 2018

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kay, Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at "Paradise Found." We would absolutely love if you stayed with us again in the future. Thank you. Kurt and Cindyann
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Beautiful retreat from the world.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 11 days and hated to leave. The beach was steps away, we had the pool to ourselves and the condo had everything we would want. The decor is very soothing, beds comfy, and we saw dolphins swimming daily from our glorious view of the ocean on the balcony. We have paradise found for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

After spending a week in this beautifully updated condo we definitely found paradise. We enjoyed gorgeous views of white sand and the clear blue ocean from the balcony. We love Ft. Walton due to the beach being less crowded and then we drove only minutes into Destin to eat at some of our favorite resturants and enjoy some family activities. Kurt and Cindyann are awesome owners who communicated all of the details about the condo and who answered all questions right away. I can not wait to book again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wayne, Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay at "ParadiseFound." We would love to have you stay with us again! Kurt and Cindyann
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Smaller complex was perfect. Much preferred over huge resort condos.

  • 5 of 5

This condo is beautiful with a wonderful patio. The decor is a lovely beach motif without being tacky. Very clean. Patio door opens wide if you want to enjoy the smell and sound from the ocean. The smaller complex meant quick and easy beach access which hasn't been our experience in the past staying at larger condos in Destin-just getting to the beach with all your gear and kids didn't feel like a job. The included chairs and umbrella was definitely a deciding factor for us, it's so convenient. Okaloosa Island has a slower local feel than Destin, but Destin was right down the road when we wanted to go. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rain or Shine: it was Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the first week in April at 'Paradise Found'. This was our first trip to this area of Florida and we were impressed. We really lucked out finding the 'Paradise Found' condo. The condo is decorated beautifully, it felt like home. We had a couple of days with bad rain, but no one seemed bothered by it because we didn't mind staying put in the beautiful condo! We brought a couple puzzles along and enjoyed watching the storm on the ocean from our balcony. On sunny days, we were footsteps from the beach, it was very convenient to come to and fro btwn the condo and beach throughout the day. The daily umbrella and chair set up was a nice touch. We've found our home away from home the next time we are in the area. Thank you for providing such a lovely condo:)

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chandra. We are so glad that you and your guests enjoyed your time at "Paradise Found." We would love to have you as return guests in the future. Kurt and Cindyann
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Car: necessary

Eglin AFB

Hurlbert AFB

The Boardwalk: Restaurants and Shops

Okaloosa Island Pier fishing

Silver Sands Outlet Mall

Destin Commons Shops and Restaurants

Big Kahuna Waterpark

The Track Amusement Park

Go Karts


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Beach Service (seasonal) $0
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Saturday changeover day with 7 day rentals only.
Damage protection payment is non-refundable.
Must be 25 years or older to rent.
Must provide a copy of valid driver's license within 24 hours upon booking,
Must sign an E-Signed rental agreement and return within 24 hours of booking for reservation confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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