Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Waterfront Studio with two Pools, Grills, Pet Friendly & Boat Slip available

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 325 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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, Florida.

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 areas whilst being only a two minute drive to the beautiful Emerald Coast's white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and eight miles from Destin. There are two large free-form pools to enjoy, grilling stations and beautiful grounds for relaxing.

Our unit, A306, is Pet friendly and is located on the third floor of the popular ‘A’ building within Pirates Bay. The spectacular views of the Santa Rosa Sound, the private marina, gulf of Mexico and the wonderful sunsets are stunning. Pirates Bay is truly a unique resort, which offers a quiet getaway from normal life.

Our unit has recently been completely refurbished to a very high standard, with all new furniture and equipment. Perfect for a small family of four or a couple. There is a queen size bed and a queen size sleeper sofa. Everything has been provided for short or long term stays including a kitchenette with a small 2 burner glass stove, microwave and full size refrigerator; note there is no oven. There is a 40" LED TV with cable/HBO, DVD player, free high speed Wi-Fi, tea/coffee (Keurig) 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. Enjoy the two seat bistro set and watch the boats on the Intracoastal Waterway while enjoying a 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 (please see local regulations for fishing). 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 for additional fees and subject to availability. Please contact us for rates and availability. There are two free boat ramps available for use at Liza Jackson Park, just 1 mile east down the road. Our slip is 6.5 miles from Crab Island by boat to the east and less than two miles to secluded islands to the west.

Bring your own boat or rent one from the the nearby marinas.

Note: All slip renters must have proof of valid boat registration and liability insurance of $300,000 minimum to use the marina. Please contact us for more information and the additional rates for use of the boat slip.

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

Please let us know if you need to use the sleeper sofa when booking so that we can ensure bedding is provided.

More Details

Owner
Chris & Aimee Snelgrove
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, American
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

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 Ft Walton Beach

We searched for a long time around the area before we were lucky to find Pirates Bay. Our unit, A306, is Pet friendly and located on the third floor of the ‘A’ building within Pirates Bay.

The spectacular views of the Santa Rosa Sound, the private marina, gulf of Mexico and the wonderful sunsets were an instant attraction to us. Pirates Bay is truly a unique resort, which offers a quiet getaway from normal life.

After purchase we extensively refurbished the unit with all new furniture and equipment; we continuously maintain the unit to keep it in perfect condition.

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 areas whilst only being a two minute drive to the beautiful Emerald Coast's white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and eight miles from Destin. 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

Our unit is Pet friendly and always presented spotlessly clean for each guest.

We maintain our unit to the very high standards that we expect when staying away from home, as we want your stay to be perfect. Please contact us for anything you may need for your stay or any further information.

Pirates Bay has a quiet relaxed friendly feel and is just perfect for a getaway or long term stay, with or without your boat.

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
  • 1 of 1

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Ft Walton Beach in Okaloosa County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full bath/shower and hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Note. This is a studio apartment with one queen bed and one queen sleeper sofa in the same room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pets are welcome for a one time fee of $50 per pet, please contact us for details. We also have a boat slip available for rent for an additional fee: The 36 ft. x 15 ft. slip has fresh water hookup (renter to supply hose) and shore power (30 amp). The fees are shown below: $75 up to two days with condo rental, plus 6% tax. $125 per week with condo rental, plus 6% tax. $250 per month with condo rental, plus 6% tax. All guests renting the boat slip must submit (one week prior to arrival) and maintain current proof of liability insurance coverage in the minimum amount of $300,000 and must have a current boat registration.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

75% Complete
24% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Waterfront Studio with two Pools, Grills, Pet Friendly & Boat Slip available
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 30 reviews
Alma, AR
5

Great condo, great location, beautiful pool & view

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for the two of us and our pug! Very updated with everything we needed. Loved the whole area with so much to choose from for all ages. Great restaurants! The pool was one of the best at any place we have stayed. Several times we even enjoyed it by ourselves. Great docks for those who have a boat. Great parking and elevator. Will stay here again when in the area. Highly recommend this one. Owner great to work with also.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you had a great time; we spent a lot of time freshening up the unit over the winter. The pool is definitely one of the best around... We look forward to you come visiting again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Boaz, Alabama
5

Great little hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet little place in Ft Walton away from the major traffic while still being able to enjoy the world famous beaches!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Georgetown , Kentuxky
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Chris the host was a pleasure to deal with. The location and the setup of the studio was perfect for our needs. The condo had an amazing view with close proximity to the beach and Destin.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Nice room and place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

A306 is very clean and comfortable. The owners are very nice and make booking easy. This room has a nice boat slip you can rent with it. The only reason I am giving it a 4 is this year the management changed the rules and didn’t allow us to park our boat trailer there like we had planned. Other than that it was a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Excellent

  • 4 of 5

Great condo at a great rental price . Would stay at this condo again.Every thing was as advertised. Thank you .

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Lafayette, IN
5

Much better than a hotel

  • 5 of 5

This condo have everything you could need. It is well stocked with the essentials and then some. The balcony is a great asset to have for mornings and cooler evenings to watch the boats go by. The condo is very clean and the decor is very welcoming. We loved that we could have our dog with us too. There is plenty of shopping nearby as well as Olive Garden and a wonderful Thai restaurant only steps away. The owners were extremely helpful and very responsive. They made us feel very welcome to their condo. They are nearby for any issues we might have come across but not intrusive at all. Perfect condo, would recommend and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Location

McGuire's Irish Pub
A great place to eat and have a few drinks. Serving seafood, steaks and Irish pub food and o...
Bonefish Grill - Pensacola
Great food and ambiance. Reservations recommended. Family friendly
Bay Cafe
Great location, just by the Books bridge over looking the sound. Outside or inside eating.
Original Waterfront Crab Shack Restaurant
Just down the road from Pirates Bay. Overlooking the sound. Seafood and more...
Pandora's Steakhouse
Upscale dining just down the road from Pirates Bay. Wednesday and Sunday nights Prime rib sp...
Fokker's Pub
Great German styles pub food and beers, daily specials.
The Crab Trap
Great location overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, right on the beach. The food is OK but more o...
Publix Pharmacy
Great supermarket with pharmacy just down the road from Pirates Bay.
Big Kahuna's
A great water park right on scenic highway 98 in Destin. Plan on a full day there and check ...
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ma Ma Nu's
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Fort Walton Beach Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
Olive Garden
Nearest Beach
2 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 8 miles down the scenic highway with it's world famous fishing harbor, water sports 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.

Crab Island is 6.5 miles by boat.

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

Photos

Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.24
Pet Fee £38.24
Property Damage Insurance £45.12

Check-in time is 3pm and 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.

We have a 36ft boat slip available, please ask for pricing, the slip is subject to additional fees for use. 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 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 sixty 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.

Note: There is no pet fee charged if you do not have a pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals