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Beautiful Waterfront Studio On Santa Rosa Sound, Boat Slips Available

Bedrooms 1
Space 325 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


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 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 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 (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, subject to availability. There are two free boat ramps available for use at Liza Jackson Park, just 1 mile east down the road. Note: all slip renters must have proof of valid boat registration and liability insurance of $300,000 minimum to use the marina.

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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 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 recently refurbished the unit 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, 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
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Fort Walton Beach in Okaloosa County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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
  • Full bath/shower and hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Note. This is a studio apartment with one queen bed and one sleeper sofa in the same room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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: $50 up to two days with condo rental, plus 6% tax. $75 per week with condo rental, plus 6% tax. $125 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Waterfront Studio On Santa Rosa Sound, Boat Slips Available
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved this little condo at Pirates Bay. Although its an efficiency, it didn't feel like it, and had everything we needed. It's very cute and super comfortable. We really enjoyed the view from our balcony and enjoyed our morning coffee and meals out there. We hope to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value - nicely appointed condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. There were three of us in the condo (2 adults and a 12 year old). This place is small but all of the space is used very efficiently. The owners were very nice with good communication. The balcony is wonderful. I will miss the view.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. The units are small, being 325 sq.ft. with two adults and children being the best fit for an enjoyable visit. The view is definitely one of the highlights, the pool and the relaxed atmosphere; our piece of heaven. Close to the beautiful beaches without all the hustle and bustle. Kind regards, Chris
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seven week warm-up

  • 5 of 5

A306 was as advertised. We were there for 7 weeks. We enjoyed every day. Every thing we wanted to do was probably within 10 mile of where we stayed. This was by far the cleanest rental we've stayed in. Chris and Aimee are the best landlords we have had. We would say that a306 was well worth the money. The only draw back we had was some people didn't go by the rule of having their dogs on a leash. Most did though. Terry and Sue S.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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"Great food and ambiance. Reservations recommended. Family friendly "
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"Great location, just by the Books bridge over looking the sound. Outside or inside eating."
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Fokker's Pub
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Fort Walton Beach Golf Club
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, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Summer
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Independence Day
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak Summer
5 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Summer
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Winter 2017-18
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £38.65 + Tax
Pet Fee £30.92 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

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 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.
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