Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-6)
By way of introduction I am a recently retired bookkeeper. Until now I worked for the City School System in my hometown, Tuscaloosa, Al.. Being retired gives me the time to put all of my energy into the rental business. I rent daily & weekly accommodations in Florida, Gatlinburg, Tennessee and guest quarters for Special Events in Tuscaloosa, Al.Renting these units are satisfying and provide a service that is needed and appreciated. The extra bonus Is I meet people from all over the United States. I started this rental business in 1988. My goal is to give every guest the best accommodations at the best rate. When my guests are happy, I'm happy!
Owner purchased this Condo in 1996
Why Owner chose Fort Walton Beach
I fell in love with Okaloosa Island when I watched an engineer build a huge sandcastle on the beach one afternoon. The castle had candles inside the tunnels and a moat surrounding. It was quite a work of art. I watched until the emerald green waves washed it away at dusk. I was hooked, no pun intended! The sand on the beach was so white, the sunsets amazing and the town was perfect. It had everything to offer within 3 miles. It was 6 miles from Destin Harbor so had the same emerald green water as Destin without the traffic. The unit itself was large and had a huge balcony overlooking the Gulf. One of my loyal snowbirds describes it as a "'Million Dollar View"'.
What makes this Condo unique
This unit is decorated with comfort and relaxation in mind. It is tasteful but fun. It is larger than most one bedroom units because it was built before they began to run out of beach so is roomy and has all the amenities needed. The amazing ocean view can be seen from the kitchen, eating area, living room and private balcony that overlooks the Gulf.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Smoking is allowed on the large balcony
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We just loved the location and view of this condo. Our focus on this vacation was the beach view and access, and we weren't disappointed. Such a relaxing place for our family of three!
We have stayed in several of the condos at Island Sands. This condo needs to be deep cleaned and the mattress and living room sofas badly need to be replaced. The view was amazing and we love the Island Sands complex.
Thank you for taking time to write a review. The condo was in need of a deep clean and other things. I usually have a deep clean and inventory of the unit twice a year. October 16th the deep clean was done, also new kitchen ware for cooking, new glassware and new dinnerware. We had the couches cleaned and the entire unit cleaned. I was not aware that the couches needed replaced or the mattress in the bedroom. I'm going down later this month and get a new mattress and check the couches. I like to pick these out myself.
I'm sorry the timing was bad for you and you didn't get to enjoy the condo at it's best. I'm glad you enjoyed the amazing view and the area which has so much to offer close by.
Thank you again for writing.
We arrived late friday night found the key was very difficult to get out of the lock box it was in due to it appears to be very old. The only lock is a basic doorknob type lock and a chain not very secure feeling. Found the floors felt as though they were not swept or mopped sand was everywhere and my kids feet were black almost immediately after walking on it. Couches are very old and worn. Pull out sofa beds are broken and cave/fold in in multiple places. You can feel all the bars through the matresses. Sheets for the pull out sofas were very heavily stained. Bathroom door for main bathroom in the hallway does not close possibly due to the severely rusted hinges. T.v for the bedroom does not work. Bed in the bedroom is very hard and squeaks loudly with every movement made. I was kept awake all through the night by the noise of the bed everytime one of us moved. Comforter to the bed is worn with holes and stains all over it. The washer is extremely noisy sounds like it may be getting ready to go out. The location is great and pool was nice but this condo is in a major need of a deep cleaning and some better furniture. Was not exactly the relaxing weekend we were hoping for and not quite what we expected. We visit the area at least twice a year and have never had so many issues in once place. Not sure if the owner is aware of these issues or not but maybe this review will be read and the issues will be addressed for future renters.
Great place to vacation
Property was exactly as described. Perfect for our family. My only complaint was the bed was a little uncomfortable but that wasn’t a big issue at all. It wouldn’t stop us from going back. In fact, we will definitely be staying here again.
Perfect for our quick getaway! Will definitely be staying here again!
Very clean and everything as described! The view was amazing! This was our families first beach experience, and were very happy with the ease of everything. We have zero complaints and hope to come back to Gloria’s in the future!
Okaloosa Island Pier - 2.2 miles away
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park - 2.2 miles away
Indian Temple Mound Museum - 3 miles away