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Directly on the Beach! Seconds to Gulf, feel the Breeze from our large balcony

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,165 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Be sure to watch our new video showing EVERYTHING about our location and unit

Best of the Best! This is a three bedroom, two bath condominium located directly on the beach. It is one of a select few end units in this complex offering an over sized private wraparound balcony. Located on the second floor this unit offers unparalleled views of both sunrises and sunsets. Free high speed Internet. Upscale cottage living on the beach! The Destin West Beach and Bay resort has everything for your next family vacation – huge state of the art fitness center – several swimming pools at your disposal as well as many spas. Enjoy the gulf front 5000 sq ft pool just steps away or use the walk over and unwind on the 700 foot Lazy River and waterfall swimming pool. Professionally decorated throughout, this Condominium has a tropical vacation theme sure to put you in that relaxing state of mind. As this is our personal unit we take great strides to keep in top condition!

More about Unit 202: The best views at Destin West! This condo directly faces the gulf and has an oversized wrap around balcony with access from the family room and master suite. Our balcony faces West, meaning you get the very best view of the beautiful sunset! Sit and watch the waves roll in or the kids at the 5000 square foot pool deck.

This Condo has a bed in every size! Master suite has a king, guest suite has a queen and the unique bunkroom has a full-size on bottom and a twin bed over it.. Plenty of room for everyone, comfortably sleeping seven.

TV and DVD player in the family room and in every bedroom. The rental condo is also equipped with High-speed Internet access.

Directly on the sparkling waters of the Gulf: Our rental condo is located on the 2nd floor and you can very easily use the stairs to get up to the unit or down to the pool. When you need the elevator for groceries or luggage, you are in luck as the elevator stops directly in front of our unit. Ours is most convenient and best placed rental condo unit at Destin West!!

More Details

Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai

So much to offer at Destin West

Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai purchased this condo in 2003

Why Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai chose Ft Walton Beach

The absolute best location out of 300 units. We are directly on the beach. On the 2nd floor, you won't need the elevator. Only seconds to the beach and Gulf. Make sure you watch our NEW video showing the entire unit and view to the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the use of your condo. We had a great time at your rental at Destin West. With so many pools my kids had a hard time deciding where to go next. The especially enjoyed the lazy river. The view of the beach in this gulf front unit was spectacular. It was great to be so close to the heart of Destin but with out the crowd. We will be back.
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Ft Walton Beach in Okaloosa County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1165 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunk
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is one of 10 direct gulf front units at Destin West ... you also have easy access to the Bay side of the resort on the walkover. For views from our balcony visit


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Directly on the Beach! Seconds to Gulf, feel the Breeze from our large balcony
average rating of 4.827586 based on 42 reviews

Perfect location and beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this condo and plan to go back next year! Our family of 5 was extremely comfortable in the spacious condo. It was extremely well maintained and the proximity to the pool, hot tub, AND beach was unbeatable. We could easily go back and forth between all the ammenities whenever our kids wanted a change of scenery. Couldn’t be happier with our choice of condos! We’ll definitely be back. :)

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We love the unit for the same reasons. We stay here often ourselves as this is not just a unit we rent, but enjoy and have many family memories along the way
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Best views and PERFECT location!

  • 5 of 5

The property: Well maintained and tastefully beach decor! It was comfortable for our family of four (two adults and two kids) and one grandma. The accessible amenities were incredible - the beach was SO close, and any of the available pools (two in the direct vicinity, three across the bridge, and two next door with a splash pad!) were so fun to explore! The building was in good shape and with available carts it was easy to load in and pack out.

The owner: Absolutely wonderful! It was great to be able to talk to someone who cared about the property and cared about our stay! He was responsive and quickly resolved the couple issues that popped up. It was so great working with him.

The downside: I've given this stay a 5 star review, because it really was that good! But if I did have to be nitpicky, I'd say the two of the couches were a little saggy and worn out. We spent more time than usual in them because of Tropical Storm Alberto....but even so it didn't detract from our stay :)

We really can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenwood, IN

Awesome Condo!

  • 5 of 5

The Condo was awesome, it is better than the pictures. It is in the premiere spot as it overlooks the beach, and still wraps around to see the pool if needed, without ever knowing the pool is there. The owners are great to deal with and respond very quickly. Will definitely look to see if this condo is available every time we come down to Destin. We had 2 adults and three teenagers and it was perfect fit for all of us. Very Clean!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we enjoyed having you
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Had a wonderful time waking up and going to sleep to the sound of the ocean waves.

  • 5 of 5

Property was well kept and maintained. Would definitely book this property again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! We loved having you and hope you comer back!! Thanks, Steve
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Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

As we are packing up to leave and incredibly sad to do so, we are remembering what a great week we've had! The condo is in a perfect location, right on the beach and pool and close to the parking garage--where we always got a perfect spot! The decor is great and the condo is much larger than what it appears in the pictures. When we come back to Destin, we will definitely be staying here. Thanks for a wonderful place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and glad you had a great vacation - look forward to having you back
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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Had a great spring break - unit was clean - great furnishings and you could not find a better view of the gulf

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Ft. Walton Beach (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Crab Trap
Nearest Beach
Okaloosa Island

Directly on the Beach! Only 4 miles away from Destin. Avoid the Destin crowds by staying at Destin West.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Ft Walton Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
4 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
11 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
10 Nov 2018 - 8 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter/Spring 2018
9 Mar 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March Rate
20 Apr 2019 - 17 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
15 Jun 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
3 Aug 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
10 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
7 Sep 2019 - 6 Mar 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £106.6 + Tax

When booking through home away or VRBO they (HomeAway) will add a service fee to your request - The service fee is paid by the traveler when booking through the HomeAway websites. This fee covers the cost of providing 24/7 customer support, enhanced site and mobile features for both owner and travelers,. Please look at detailed booking request prior to pressing the pay now button.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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