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Sugar White Beaches right outside your door!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/ 2 Full Baths/ Full kitchen right on the beach

2 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths. One bedroom has King size bed, second bedroom has 2 double beds and living area has queen size sleeper sofa. Sleeps 8. Also features a full kitchen with pots/pans/dishes. Everything you need to stay at home and plenty of places to go out to eat, or fish or play putt putt or go to a water park. Lighted tennis court! Really no reason to leave the place. It's beautiful. Pool is about 3 feet from the patio. Beach is about 3 feet from the pool. Great view of the white sandy beaches from inside the den and on the patio. Washer and dryer are inside the condo. Living area has large tv as do both bedrooms. Condo has cable tv and wireless internet.

More Details

Karen Glaus
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Karen Glaus

My name is Beth. I'm a tennis pro from Franklin, Tn., where I have lived my whole life. I traveled to the Destin/Ft. Walton area many times while I was growing up and fell in love with it. About 2 years ago, I bought a condo in Ft. Walton at El Matador. I have really enjoyed making it a place that I love and enjoy and have been fortunate that others have enjoyed it as well. I recently went there on vacation and found this one that I have also worked on and love it.

Karen Glaus purchased this condo in 2013

Why Karen Glaus chose Florida Panhandle

The El Matador condo I bought a few years ago is just so great, I didn't think it could get any better. I have so many friends and family and others that are enjoying it, I kept looking for another place that would be just as great or better and I found it with this condo. It literally has the pool and beach within steps of my patio. The beach is so beautiful and not too crowded and just the perfect place to relax and have fun.

What makes this condo unique

The biggest benefit for this condo is that it is on the ground floor and just a few steps to the pool and beach. I love being so close to the beach where it isn't a chore to run inside for a minute. No more hassle of packing everything to enjoy the pool or the beach. No elevators. The parking is right beside the door. I love Destin. It's just so full of life and fun, but a bit crowded for me. This gives me the benefit of not being so crowded but it's still only 5 miles away from Destin when I choose to go there. To me, this is VACATION at it's finest.


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double shower heads in master bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 1 King bedroom, 1 bedroom with 2 double beds, 1 queen sleeper sofa in living area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Sugar White Beaches right outside your door!
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews

Great location right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at Island Echos, and we loved it! The condo is the perfect location - on ground level and right by the pool and beach. We hope to be back for a third time.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilmer Tx


  • 4 of 5

Everything was great except for when the got there the a/c was not cooling well at all. We checked filter and it was awful. We changed it. The bathroom sink was very slow draining as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, Kentucky

Everything was exactly as described!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weeks stay. Being on the ground level was very convenient as was being right next to the pool and then just a few more steps to the beach! The condo had everything we needed to prepare our meals as we had planned, pots and pans and utensils (not the food). Having a washer and dryer in the condo was also very helpful and handy. Everything we needed was there, just like being at home!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was amazing! The patio to the pool was very convenient and basically we had our own little personal pool side shade in the later afternoon which was a much needed break from the sun. The beach was crowded but nothing to complain about. Taking your own beach chairs and umbrella is a good idea...we ended up leaving two chairs and an umbrella as we flew and couldn't get them back home. We plan to go back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and easily accessible to parking lot, pool, and beach. Owner was great to deal with. Would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely & Clean

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time here! The condo is beautiful, location is great and we loved how close it is to the beach. We definitely did not miss having to lug our stuff up and down an elevator! No complaints

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Located less than 2 miles from the Gulfarium. It's a family place where you can see Dolphin shows and even swim with the dolphins. It's also about 5 miles from The Big Kahuna Water Park in Destin Fl.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110

**Minimum of 7 nights stay during June and July**
All other times is a minimum of 4 nights.

No smoking
No pets
Must be 25 to rent

*All rates subject to change before confirmation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.