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Beautiful Waterfront Studio On Santa Rosa Sound, Boat Slips Available

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Beautifully appointed waterfront studio-condo located in the peaceful Pirates Bay resort in Fort Walton Beach.

The resort enjoys a fabulous location, backing onto the Santa Rosa Sound and minutes away from the beautiful emerald coast white sand beaches of Okaloosa Island and Destin.

Our unit is located on the third floor with panoramic views of the pool, marina, Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and the Gulf of Mexico. Just 2 miles from the white sand beaches of the emerald coast.

All the units at Pirates Bay are privately owned and maintained by their owners.

Our unit has recently been completely refurbished to a very high standard. Comfortably sleeping four with a queen size bed and a queen size sleeper sofa. Everything has been provided for short or long term stays including a kitchenette with 2 burner glass stove, microwave, large refrigerator and a 40" LED TV with cable/HBO, DVD player, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities and a full ensuite bathroom.

The views from the private 3rd floor balcony are one of the great features for a relaxing waterfront stay. Sit at the two seat bistro set and watch the boats on the Intracoastal Waterway while enjoying a cold drink.

There are two large pools to cool down in or simply lounge around the edge and soak up the sunshine.

A picnic and grilling area is available for guest use. Two grilling stations and two table sets are waiting for a relaxing BBQ whilst watching the boats come and go in the private marina.

Stroll along the marina or take a fishing pole down to the docks and catch some fish. There are grouper, mullet, sea trout, sting ray and flounder year round (especially during the summer months).

We have a 36 foot boat slip available for rent, subject to availability. There are two free boat ramps available for use at Liza Jackson Park, just 1 mile east down the road.

The resort has an elevator, guest laundry facilities, ice and vending machines and free parking.

More Details

Chris & Aimee Snelgrove
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, American
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2017

About Chris & Aimee Snelgrove

Having traveled extensively, we have come to know what it takes for a great holiday rental. For us it's all about quality, location and most importantly a friendly relaxed and quiet atmosphere. We have incorporated everything we look for when staying into our unit and are sure you will enjoy your stay.

Chris & Aimee Snelgrove purchased this studio in 2014

Why Chris & Aimee Snelgrove chose North West Florida

We live 30 miles inland from Fort Walton Beach and wanted the perfect retreat by the water. After searching the area we were lucky to find Pirates Bay and immediately purchased A306. Our unit is located on the third floor of the ‘A’ building which has spectacular views of the sound, the gulf and the wonderful sunsets.

This resort is a hidden gem, providing a quiet, relaxed holiday base in a great location. It is located just outside of the busy tourist area whilst only being a two minute drive to the beautiful Emerald Coast's white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. There are two large free-form pools to enjoy, grilling stations and beautiful grounds.

Local restaurants offer wonderful food ranging from casual to fine dining – there is no need to travel far from the resort.

What makes this studio unique

A306 provides stunning views of the pool, marina, the sound and the Gulf of Mexico. We refurbished the unit in October 2014 to the high standards that we expect when staying away from home. We want your stay to be perfect, so please contact us for anything you may need.

Pirates Bay has a quiet relaxed friendly feel and is just perfect for a getaway or long term stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very modern and extremely clean. It is close enough to Destin if you want a day out without the busyness that I wanted to get away from. I will definitely stay there again!
May 2015
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Waterfront Studio On Santa Rosa Sound, Boat Slips Available
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful small Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is in the perfect location! We loved sitting on the balcony with the amazing view of the bay while we were eating! We had 2 adults, 1 child, and 2 small (10lb) dogs. This condo was perfect for us for almost a month. The condo is completely furnished and stocked with every cooking utensil you may need. The owners were exteremly helpful when we needed anything. The condo is right next door to Olive Garden and very close to other eating estabishments and to Okaloosa island. We would definitely recommend this to small families and couples!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderfully quite place to stay. The room was clean. Working with the owners was a plus they were able to offer lots of information you would not have gotten from a large vacation rental company.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first trip to Florida. This condo was perfect for our family of 3. Condo was stocked with everything we could have needed. We trailered our boat so we used the boat slip that was also available for rent. The condo was clean and in a very good location.

If we ever visit this area again I would definitely try to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was a really cozy place. It was perfect for my little family. We spent mornings and afternoons on the balcony with great views. This location is close to everything. We enjoyed eating at the local restaurants and at restaurants in Destin. I definitely recommend room A306!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a great time. Sitting and chilling on the balcony is our favorite thing to do; watching the boats go by and the sunsets.
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Wonderful Bay View

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at this nice,very clean condo.Beautiful view of the bay ,great for a weekend getaway.The owners were a pleasure to work with and quick to respond to any questions we had.Our Beagle Snoopy also enjoyed the view as well as the beautiful grounds for his walks.Marilyn & James Mullennax

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It is peaceful location, great for a relaxing getaway!
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Quiet Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed her for 7 nights while my son was competing in a baseball tournament. The room was cozy, the facility was quiet considering that it was spring break season. It was a nice place to relax. We had everything we needed there. We found ourselves sitting on the balcony looking out at the Marina and beautiful grounds. We were so close to everything - Restaurants, the beach, shopping, Destin, activities. Seriously not more than a 10 minute drive to get to where we wanted to go. Our longest drive was to Crestview High School to watch a baseball game :) We had gorgeous weather, only 1 cloudy day. Made for a great vacation! The ONLY things I could've wished for (in my perfect world haha!) more towels, because I really did not want to do laundry on my vacation even though they do have facilities on premises, and the pool on our side - they have 2 buildings - A&B - each with their own pools - was down for maintenance all week! We made a game out of it. There were so many repairmen that came to work on it. Would he be the one? Nope. Would it be him? Nope. The one on the other side was fine, it was just not as convenient. I still came home mildly sunburnt with some seashells in my pocket. The fan in the bathroom is obnoxious and there were no drawers to put my clothes away. Overall, it was a nice peaceful place to stay, lovely owners that answered any questions I had immediately. There is a nice bathroom, despite the fan, with a nice size vanity. Glad there was a hairdryer because I forgot mine! Bed was nice and comfy with nice pillows, more linens for the bed or the pull out couch. The couch was comfortable and we spent a couple of nights sitting on the couch watching TV with the curtains open to the Bay. So nice. Large Fridge and freezer that we kept leftovers in. Used the coffee maker for coffee & tea. Large closet with iron and board inside. All of those came in handy! Also loved the keyless touchpad lock. I totally would have lost a key in 7 days. My favorite place was the balcony. I could've sat there for hours drinking my coffee, watching the water. It was so nice. Thank you for a wonderful, much needed, relaxing vacation. If you are planning to stay down here, give this place a try, it was well worth it, I would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sara, We are really glad that you had a great stay. The extract fan in the bathroom has now been replaced for a much quieter one; thank you very much for your comments and hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Chris & Aimee
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Fokker's Pub
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Olive Garden
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
The Boardwalk, Okaloosa Island
Car: recommended

The ideal location for a relaxing vacation, business travel or simply visiting family or friends.

Just 1 mile from downtown Fort Walton where you'll find lots of local eateries and the Fort Walton Landing Park, which hosts many free concerts and events throughout the year.

Enjoy the sugar white beaches of the Emerald Coast on Okaloosa Island, without having to battle through all the traffic of Destin. Pirates Bay is just 2 miles from the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island, which offers a family safe beach, restaurants, pier, shopping and the Gulf of Mexico.

Destin is 7 miles down the scenic highway with it's world famous fishing harbour, watersports and shopping. There are many vacation attractions in Destin including beaches, golf, para sailing, dolphin cruises and course it's reputation as being the luckiest fishing village, with lots of charter boats to choose from.

For those here on business, Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base are within a few short miles of Pirates Bay and a favourite for many of our military and DoD guests.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Fort Walton Beach, North West Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2016-17
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £32 + Tax
Cleaning fee £41 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 11.0%

The check-in time is 3pm and the check-out time is 11am. We will try to accommodate different times subject to availability.

There is ample parking in front of the building and the elevator is through the covered walkway at the right.

The boat slip has fresh water supply, electrical power (30Amp) and there is also a dump station located at the end of the marina. Please bring your own hose and shore power line for the water and electrical power.

Free dedicated WiFi in the room and also throughout the resort, for all you pool surfers...

Pirates Bay is located in Fort Walton Beach, backing onto the Santa Rosa Sound. The resort is split into two sites, A and B, each having 60 privately owned studio/condo units. Each site has a large free-form pool, picnic area with BBQ grills and free guest parking.

The resort is conveniently close to Hurlburt Field, Eglin AFB, Okaloosa Island and Destin. There are lots of main brand shops close by including JC Penny, Dillard's, Publix, Walmart, Sam's Club, etc.

Pirates Bay is close to many local restaurants, some of which offer free local delivery services.

No pet fee if charged if you don't have a pet.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Fort Walton Beach in Florida

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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