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Bedrooms 1
Space 460 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Efficiency Studio condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Brand New Mattress (May 2017) Brand New Couch (Feb 2018)

Our Destin West studio condo has a first class view of both the beach and bay. Facing Destin, you can view 4 miles of undeveloped beach and see the beautiful skyline of Destin. What a view for the breathtaking sunrises. Okaloosa Island is a very family friendly vacation spot, which connects Destin to Fort Walton Beach.

Our soothing, colorful condo has a beachy and light cottage feel, with a touch of sophistication. You will smile with our cheerful colors that blend in with the aqua waters of the sea. Our efficiency studio condo is great for a getaway or a wonderful vacation for 4 here at Destin West, where you have access to amenities on both the beach side and the bayside.

The unit is located on the beach side, where you also have a private pool (heated during Winter) beneath the Villas. Be sure to watch the sun go down by the fishing pier and then walk to a beachside restaurant right out your door. Head to Howl at the Moon Comedy and Piano bar as you pass along different shops at the boardwalk. The Gulfarium is also within walking distance.

Our unit has a queen size bed and a queen sleeper sofa in an open floor plan (no door to the bedroom but wall separating the queen bed from the living room). There is a Flat Screen TV, DVD in the living area and in the master bedroom area. The bathroom has a big, relaxing deep set tub for a nice evening of soaking and relaxing. The bathroom also has a separate stand up shower. Except for the penthouse units, Villa 506 is one of only two condos with a 'small capacity all-in-one washer/dryer'. A big plus for stays over 3 nights!

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.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Grace Ellis & Bill Tumlin
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Ft Walton Beach, Florida

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 460 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Villa 506 is one of only 2 condos in the Villas with 'small capacity' washer/dryer available.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(105 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.733333 based on 105 reviews

it was clean

  • 4 of 5

My overall experience was good. The bed was comfortable the unit was clean. There is plenty to do. Although, there are a couple of things that I didn't like one of them was the lady that was in the office I don't know if she was the manager Grace, she didnt introduce herself, or not but she was not very friendly. The departure instructions indicate for you to take out your trash next to the elevator and there would be a pink sign not one of the elevators had a trash chute next to them we looked at every one of them from the fifth floor down. As well as we were instructed to start a load of laundry which we did our sheets but there was another set of sheets left in the dryer that didn't belong to us.

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Amy, Thank you for your review and thank you for booking with us. The lady in the office is Shirley, she is the association manager of the complex and has nothing to do with our condo as it is privately managed. In your check in information you were given phone numbers to contact (Grace) if you had any issues at all. You may have had a better experience had you called her, however, I am sorry you had an unpleasant experience. As far as the extra sheets, they were probably the sleeper sofa sheets :) We truly hope that you enjoyed your vacation and hope to serve you again soon. Thank you! Shelley's Vacation Favorites
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We love Destin West and this condo is great. It has everything you need , clean and comfortable. We will book here again.

  • Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our (second) wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

DH and I would stay here several times each & every year, if possible. The condo is the perfect size for us and location is awesome. We got in our car one time only; that was because it was a rainy morning and we decided to drive to Destin for lunch.

We had an incredibly wonderful time. The included beach service is a huge plus. Next time, we are booking for more days....and we won't wait so long between visits. We have told several friends about this wonderful spot of wonderfulness.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I first chose to book in the villas because on an earlier stay in the Pelican building, I liked the fact that the villas were conveniently located in between the beach and the bayside pool area. This condo was decorated exactly how I would want to decorate my own beach house (if I had one). Loved the fact there was a washer and dryer. It was all quite clean and tidy, and we had everything we needed for our stay. The beach service chairs and umbrella was an added bonus. Nothing negative to report! Check in and check out was easy with the clear instructions given.

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The unit we were in needed deep cleaning.

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gloria, Thank you for your review, but I was a bit surprised. We have our condos deep cleaned every winter and usually 5-star reviews. When I emailed you for a detailed description so that we could quickly remedy the situation, you responded: " It wasn’t a serious problem. There was what appeared to be black mold under the faucet in the bathroom and trash left under the toilet plunger. The only other problem was that the stopper in the bathroom sink was inoperable. We had a great vacation and didn’t want to complain. Thanks so much." I am glad that the issues were very minor and easily remedied. For the future, please notify your owner or manager so that they have an opportunity to make things right for you during your stay and not after. Also, please note that our bookings rely heavily on reviews. Accuracy is very important as the reviews are permanent. In need of a deep clean is very different than a bit of mold under a faucet and a maintenance issue. Thank you for booking with us and I am glad you had a good time. Sincerely, Shelley's Vacation Favorites
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700 foot lazy river, 5,000 square feet pool and kiddy water playground, Gulfarium within walking distance


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Ft Walton Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer '18
May 30 2018 - Jun 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 22 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4th 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer II
Jul 8 2018 - Jul 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jul 29 2018 - Aug 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer '18
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day '18
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall '18
Sep 8 2018 - Oct 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter '18/'19
Oct 21 2018 - Mar 9 2019
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Waiver C$64.6
Cleaning Fee C$112.06 + Tax

We require a $300 down payment which is then applied to the rental balance. The balance is divided in half with the first 50% due 60 days prior to arrival and the second 50% due 14 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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