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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,383 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Named as one of the top 10 “Best in the US” for 2017 by Lonely Planet! Come to Okaloosa Island for a great and relaxing vacation. Take a look at what's offered in this great condo on the beach! Rental rates include complimentary beach service!! What A Deal!

Surrounded by crystal clear emerald waters and sugar white beaches, this top floor condominium offers spectacular views of the gulf, the Choctawhatchee Bay, and the night lights of Okaloosa Island. Breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the bay and gulf are also included at no additional cost. This is it...your Beach Retreat!

This brightly decorated condominium boasts a spacious floor plan with a balcony off the living room and master bedroom. The unique floor plan offers the privacy of two separate bedrooms while maintaining a friendly, family-oriented space with a large living area and kitchen which lends itself for a relaxing vacation for all. Family areas and bathrooms are tiled, bedrooms are carpeted. The unit is decorated with custom colors,original artwork and crown moulding throughout.

The master bedroom opens to the balcony with a wonderful view of the gulf and the night life of Okaloosa Island. The furnishings in the room are comfortable including a king size bed and an armoire which holds a 32 Inch HD/ LCD TV with Blu-Ray/Wi-Fi connected(Movies via Netflix available) and Direct TV. The bathroom has a garden tub with separate shower and double sinks. This bathroom is spacious and has a large walk-in closet.

The guest bedroom features a large picture window with views of the gulf and bay, a queen-size bed, an armoire with 27 inch LCD TV with Direct TV Channels. This bedroom opens to the whimsically decorated second bathroom of the unit.

The brightly decorated, child-friendly bunk area has separate access to the second bathroom. This bedroom features its own LCD TV with built in DVD player for the children's enjoyment along with selected Direct TV channels. This room is also suitable for teens.

The kitchen is fully-equipped with everything needed for cooking and/or entertaining. The laundry area is located off the kitchen. The brightly decorated living room is home to a 32 inch LCD television with HIGH DEFINITION Cable, DVD,.. Cox TV is provided. Enjoy our library of DVD's,and CD's as well as our small reading library.

Free wireless internet is available in the condo and throughout the condo complex. Free internet phone service throughout the US. Great views of the beach, gulf, pier and pool area are afforded from the spacious balcony. The hide-a-bed will also accommodate additional guests for your stay.

Relaxation and serenity surrounds you at the first-class beach resort of Destin West. There are MANY pools to choose from at Destin West. The bayside offers a 700 ft. lazy river, a heated pool with a waterfall flowing into it, and 2 large hot tubs in the center of the bayside complex. There is also a gradual decline pool that feeds into the Lazy River. Parents love the safety of their toddlers playing in the water.

The beachside complex offers a 5000 sq. ft. pool, a splash garden for the kids, a kiddy pool, and a large hot tub. You will also have access to the large Ramada Inn pool that features a grotto pool with swim up bar!

A SKYWALK or bridge connecting the beachside complex to the bayside complex makes using all of the amenities at Destin West a breeze! The beachside also has a state of the art FITNESS GYM right on the beach.

CHARCOAL GRILLS and PICNIC TABLES on both the bayside and beachside make grilling out inviting and fun. Or throw FRISBEE/FOOTBALL on the grassy areas by the grills on the bayside.

We have made every effort to provide you with all the amenities needed for a relaxing vacation in your beach home-away-from-home. This unit's custom design combined with the amenities expected from a first-class resort like Destin West is truly the reason to 'Come to the Beach!'

Keywords: Condominium,penthouse, luxurious, beach service

More Details

Bill Tumlin & Grace Ellis
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Bill Tumlin & Grace Ellis

Hello! This is part of our family and we are happy to invite you to our little piece of paradise. We now live in Tennessee after many years on the Florida Gulfcoast. We love the beach and all it has to offer and know you will enjoy it as much as we do! Bill, Constance and the kids

Bill Tumlin & Grace Ellis purchased this condo in 2006

Why Bill Tumlin & Grace Ellis chose Ft Walton Beach

It was a great opportunity to have something right on the beach. Okaloosa Island offers some great family opportunities. Great beaches, some great food and entertainment within walking distance make it a great location. Not quite as crowded as Destin and not quite as remote as Navarre...this is a perfect balance.

What makes this condo unique

Lots of water! Of course the beach and gulf are just steps away, but you also have the benefit of lots of fresh water in all of the Destin West water amenities including the lazy river, the giant pool, the other smaller and heated pools and the splash park. The fitness center is well equipped and airconditioned so when you've had enough's a great place to burn off some of those vacation calories. Gulfarium is just down the road and the boardwalk is great.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time . The unit was top notch . The view from the balcony was perfect for the beach and the pool. We cant wait to go back
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Ft Walton Beach in Okaloosa County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1383 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Single Vanity
    Master - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Dual Vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Front Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom adjoins by door; shower and vanity.
    Bunk Area - 1 Bunk Bed , Twin sized mattresses on bunk.
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private master bath adjoins, with separate tub and shower.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), (1) Pac-n-play (1) kept in master closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sleeper in living room, Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Internet Access, HDTV (Direct TV), Washer/Dryer(Stacked unit), Outdoor Grill (BBQ), No Pets


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.7674417 based on 62 reviews

Really clean, good location and view

  • 5 of 5

Really best

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us, hope to see you back again next time you choose to visit the Emerald Coast!
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Fantastic unit with friendly owners and great view!

  • 4 of 5

The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the washing machine wouldn't dissolve the laundry pods in the wash, and left sticky stuff on our clothes. I notified owners, so I think they'll get that fixed.

Not having to deal with a Front Desk was amazing! We didn't drive our car the whole time we were there. Everything you need is within walking distance. Very family friendly place as well!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, Autumn. Initially, we thought the issue with the washer involved the type of pods we are using which need to be placed in the washer tub before adding clothes. Turns out, we do have a problem with the unit and an brand new unit has been ordered and will be installed shortly. We hope to see you back again in the future!
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Our Destin West condo was perfect for our spring break vacation! Highly recommend to others.

  • 5 of 5

We had a condo on the sixth floor facing the Gulf and the bigger swimming pool. From our porch we could hear the ocean waves, watch our son fish on the pier, and also keep an eye on our other son and daughter in the pool area.

To access the ocean beach, it was merely going down the elevator and walking over a short boardwalk.

The condo unit was spacious for my husband, myself, and our four children (ranging in age from 13- 19). Everything was very clean, the kitchen was well supplied, the stack washer and dryer proved invaluable, and the living room area was spacious enough for eat-in meals and socializing.

There really was no need to go out and fight the traffic. We just enjoyed our time on the beach or swimming in the pool. (There is a grocery store within a few miles for needed food supplies.). My 15 year old son spent most of his time on the pier and caught BIG fish.

( A restaurant, right at the edge of the pier, will cook your fish according to preference ). We ate our sons Spanish Mackerels one evening. It was an amazing meal!

I really have no negatives. By unanimous vote, we all agreed that we want a return trip to Destin West!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed your time with us here at the beach. We hope to see you again on another visit to the Emerald Coast!
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  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful Spring Break in Fort Walton Beach. Our condo was perfect, check in, check out was so smooth and property itself was perfect . Would highly recommend and would definately try and rent this property again!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gayle, thank you so much for your review. You are welcome back any time, would love to see you back again!
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Wonderful... as usual.

  • 5 of 5

Renting from these owners is always a pleasure. They are easy to work with and their condos are always top notch. I've stayed in different units over the years and they are consistently clean, well equipped, and beautifully decorated. I will be staying with them for years to come and I recommend you do too.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jason, Thank you for this awesome and kind review about our condos and company. We enjoy serving you year after year! We strive to provide the best vacation possible for our guests. Thank you again and we look forward to your return. Thanks, Bill Tumlin/Grace Ellis
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Wonderful condo/ great owners

  • 5 of 5

The condo was lovely! It had far more items to prepare us for our stay than I was expecting (coffee filters, soap, etc). I've stayed in this complex before and had the bare minimum. Although we didn't need them, there were several family friendly items there (stroller, high chair, boogie boards). We got married at the hotel next door and two nights were included in our wedding package. We booked the condo for an extra night because it was 100% nicer than the hotel. Bill and Grace were super responsive on any issues that came up. They were pretty much operator error on my part, but it was nice to know they immediately got back to me they few times I texted them. The only thing that I would suggest is more kitchen dish towels. There was only one of each. That could have been a cleaning staff issue, though. I highly recommend this condo!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Kathryn, Thank you for your detailed review and for booking with Shelley's Vacation Favorites! We are so glad that you enjoyed this condo and your vacation. Thank you for the feedback on the kitchen towels. We have purchased more :) Thank you again and we look forward to serving you again. Thanks, Bill/Grace
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Air Armament Center
Great Museum an aircraft Displays
Turkey Creek Preserve/Nature Trails
Great place to take the kids
Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
Great fun for the kids
Destin Commons
Shopping and food...includes Bass Pro Shop, Hard Rock Cafe, Panera, etc.
Crab Island
If you can get a boat...this is the place to be during the summer!
The Jetty's
Great place to fish and take great sunrise/sunset photos.
Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Watch the boats come in with their Catches!
Dewey Destin Harborside
The newer of the two Dewey Destin restaurants in Destin.
Dewey Destin's Seafood and Restaurant
Great "locals" hangout for seafood off the beaten path.
Helen Back Cafe
Great pizza and a fun local hangout
Old Bay Steamer
If you like steamed seafood and lots of it, you'll like this!
Mulhollow's Bistro -- CLOSED
Really good food in a casual atmosphere
Uptown Station
Shopping and a great play park for the kids with a trapeze and climbing walls...very safe. ...
Santa Rosa Mall
More shopping and more restaurants here or near hear including Longhorn, TGI Fridays, Panera...
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Just in case....
The Mullet Festival
If you're here in the fall, you've got to see this to believe it!
Really cool sea life mural
You gotta see this if you have is at the Legendary Marina at the foot of the Mid B...
Fort Walton Beach Golf Club
Two courses in one place....the Pines and the Oaks...also a driving range if you need it.
Walmart Supercenter
For all your bulk shopping needs for your trip!
The Wine Bar
If you like wine of any age and type, as well as cheeses and exotic items, you need to go h...
Village of Baytowne Wharf
Really, really fun place to eat and hangout. Shopping, food, atmosphere...has it all.
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
About anything you can imagine, with some really great deals to be had. http://www.premiumo...
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
About anything you can imagine, with some really great deals to be had. http://www.premiumo...
Hwy 30 Take hwy 98 East just past San Destin to join Hwy 30A.
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Commercial Air Terminal shared with Eglin AFB
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Fudpuckers On the Island
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Shalimar Pointe Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Crabshack/Angler's Seafood/Fudpuckers Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulfarium and Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Air Armanent Center (Eglin AFB)
Nearest Point of Interest
Turkey Creek Preserve/Nature Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Commons
Nearest Point of Interest
Crab Island
Nearest Point of Interest
The Jetty's
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Dewey Destin's Seafood
Nearest Point of Interest
Helen Back
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Bay Steamer
Nearest Point of Interest
County Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Mulhollows Bistro
Nearest Point of Interest
Uptown Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Rosa Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Sam's Club and Walmart Supercenter
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Walton Beach Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Okaloosa County Fairgrounds
Nearest Point of Interest
The Mullet Festival
Nearest Point of Interest
Really cool sea life mural
Nearest Point of Interest
Chans Wines
Nearest Point of Interest
Baytowne Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
San Destin Outlet Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Highway 30A
Nearest Point of Interest
Hurlburt Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Car: recommended

Marine Shows/Aquarium, Fishing/Fishing Pier


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Ft Walton Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Summer II
7 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer II
5 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Summer '18
11 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day '18
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall '18
8 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Accidental Damage Waiver £37.02
Cleaning Fee £98.21 + Tax

VRBO now charges guests a service fee up front which is a percentage of the rental rate. We strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance for your vacation protection.

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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