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Cozy Studio on the Santa Rosa Sound with a Deck and Shared Swimming Pool
It's easy to dream of the lush fishing grounds and serene beaches of Florida's Emerald Coast when you're stuck in the snow and cold of winter. However, this bright Fort Walton Beach home sits right on the Santa Rosa Sound and isn't just for snowbirds; the relaxing atmosphere, spectacular view, and tons of recreational activities (including access to an outdoor pool) is perfect for all travelers seeking a respite from the daily grind.
Located on the northeast side of the Santa Rosa Sound and only 10 miles west of the Choctawhatchee Bay, this newly renovated Fort Walton home is a cornucopia of good-times potential. History buffs will love learning about the early settlements of this area as well as the military presence that is still one of Fort Walton's primary 'industries' (the first being tourism).
Upon entering one of these Fort Walton Beach vacation rentals, you'll instantly feel the stress of the outside world melt away. The serene white interior and nautical decor will put you in the mood for outdoor adventure; you won't be able to control your excitement for exploration of Fort Walton.
This studio condo features sleeping spaces for up to four guests. There are two side tables with gorgeous green plants to improve your quality of sleep and mood. A couch, coffee table, and flatscreen cable TV also allow the bedroom to double as a living room area, perfect for unwinding after a day of fishing or skiing for up to four guests. The sparkling-clean bathroom features the same lively plant decor as the main room, as well as a shower and linen closet.
Step through the sliding glass door out onto the adjoined deck and relax by the outdoor coffee table in one of two chairs that face the unbeatable view of the Sound. If you develop a craving for water sports but don't have the energy to make it to the sound or bay, you only need to travel down to the shared outdoor pool for a quick dip. Other amenities include free WiFi and access to a shared washer and dryer.
Bike the gorgeous trails, fish the abundant waters, rent paddleboats and kayaks to explore the sound and bay, or parasail over the gorgeous geography for a breathtaking view. In the winter, enjoy skiing, tubing and more! Visitors who desire a day trip or two can jump in the car and travel to several nearby attractions, including Henderson Beach State Park, Santa Rosa Island, Miramar Beach, and Panama City Beach. If you're lucky enough to travel here during the month of June, be sure to check out the annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival, a unique and high-spirited celebration for the whole family!
*Snowbirds welcome! If you're looking for a long-term stay during fall and winter, give us a call for our special rates.
*The docks are temporarily not available due to ongoing repairs.
No pets are allowed at this vacation rental.
Parking notes: Pirates' Bay is located at 214 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. There is an Olive Garden in between Building A (left side) and Building B (right side). Please check to make sure what building you are staying in. There is parking available for one vehicle. NO TRAILER, BOAT, or RV PARKING ALLOWED.
Guest entry instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires a unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Limited mobility access
Washer/dryer : Shared
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Condominium association
Cable : Condominium association
Pool : Shared
Safety & accessibility
Limited mobility access
Susan S.Sep 2022
Great view quiet great place just to enjoy yourself relax and soaking some sun at the pool enjoy yourself and drink and be married.
Christina H.Sep 2022
I loved the decor and the feel in the room. Was very clean and loved the views.
Sabrina B.May 2022
We enjoyed our stay. Or room was nice and clean with plenty of towels. The pool area was nice, clean and relaxing. Very close to the beach. We only had one small issue with door code not working and it was handle very quickly. We will come back.
Brandon H.Nov 2021
The location and convenience to go any direction for food, gas, grocery, liquor. The beach was a 7 min drive. Destin about 15 mins. Pensacola 45 mins. I am a contractor and working at Eglin AFB. In the morning it was a 20-25 min drive. The place was clean great view of the sound. A little dark on property at night. I’m a male so it wasn’t too bad, but a female may have a different opinion.
Michelle V.Jul 2021
Everything was great with this home, the location, cleanliness and amenities were accommodating however, I would suggest lighting around the pool.
Sammie C.Jun 2021
The location was great with easy access and we loved the pool.
Melanie N.Apr 2021
Only other feature I would have liked Roku TV.
Obviously it’s a beautiful place and would love to stay again sometime.
Curtis D.Aug 2020
Nice view, close to everything in Fort Walton but away from the coastal traffic
Yolanda G.May 2020
The view was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING💜💜THE PIER WAS AVAILABLE for FISHING AND CRABBING which we enjoyed until about 200 am. Look forward to visiting again
Heather L.May 2020
It’s was great overall price for our spontaneous trip! Room had everything we needed! Might I add the pool there looks like Mickey Mouse, so that was a HUGE +. The only things that I did like is that at building B there is this awful sewer smell. I was for sure relieved when I realized we was in A. The scene from the balcony is great if your not really in to having a full car ocean view. But again this was very affordable and perfect for our last min. Trip!
Jeri J.Mar 2020
The pool was amazing. The accommodations were good. I’d give a 3.5 out of 4 stars. The lack of a food prep
Work space made it difficult to perform even very light food
Leona R.Mar 2020
It’s such a cute one bedroom place with a great view over a bay ! It is a little far from activities and tourist attractions, but if that doesn’t bother you then great! Also, the end was a little uncomfortable. But overall, great stay 😊
David C.Jan 2020
We had a wonderful time. Loved the accommodations. This place was a perfect QUIET getaway. Would go back and visit again. The only 'down' was that there are two buildings with the same address and most 'apps' send people to the wrong building.
John S.Nov 2019
the basic room was clean, attractive,well decorated and nice balcony ---- except for the bed , the lighting, and the toilet. The box spring mattress has a problem - makes a very loud squeak, the room at night is very dark - needs a couple of floor lamps, and the toilet does not flush correctly. Shelving was missing under the hall sink, the bathroom drawer was broken, no hair dryer and only 2 small hangers - need 8-10 plastic hangers.
The kitchen part is very lacking. Not a full set of silverware, can not wash dishes in the outside sink, hot plate barely worked and the coffee pot and toaster could not be plugged in if they were setting on the counter top - need to cut a access hole in the the top shelf for an extension cord. Cooking area needs a light .
Thank you for leaving your feedback for us. The property manager has readjusted the box springs and bed frame, the missing silverware has been replaced, and we have scheduled a repair for the bottom drawer. We did remove a shelf from under the kitchen sink to make way for taller items, and the toilet works well though it has low flow to help conserve water. We hope to see you again!
Ernest J H.Oct 2019
I would have given this 5 stars except for a few things.... don't plan on doing any cooking here. The "kitchenette" is smaller than expected. There's a hotplate, but not a large enough area to use it. Even the coffee pot had to be taken off of a shelf, filled, then put back up on the shelf to plug it in. They were in the process of redoing the wifi, and ours only had 2 bars and would continuously disconnect when trying to use it. The bed needs to be replaced. It's super soft, but a firm bed is just my personal preference.
Kelly S.Oct 2019
My husband and I absolutely loved this place. It's very peaceful and quiet. The sunset view is gorgeous. The room did not lack anything and it was very clean.
Katie S.Sep 2019
We LOVED this room. This is our second time staying at pirates bay and both times have been absolutely wonderful. The rooms are perfectly cozy, the view from the balcony is great, the pool is relaxing, and it’s over all a very quiet place. We have made staying in Fort Walton a yearly trip and we plan to continue booking rooms at pirates bay each time. So simple yet so sweet. We’ll be back again! (:
Lynn H.Aug 2019
The location, grounds, and pool were perfect. The unit was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Will definitely stay here again.
Toni W.Jul 2019
Stunning view and peaceful complex a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Destin. Laundry facilities on site and in-room kitchen, with nearby grocery, made our stay comfortable and relaxing. Can’t wait to visit again!
Ashley S.Jun 2019
Great room! No problems! Clean and was even ready early!!
Danielle G.Jun 2019
My husband I really enjoyed our stay. The room was adorable, perfect for the two of us. The pool was enjoyable and the view was so relaxing!
Susan M.Nov 2018
Not furnished as pictured - cushioned chairs and table on balcony were not there, was only two mesh chairs, one of the reasons I picked his unit over others was to be able to relax with a book and beverage and enjoy the view, also the upholstered ottoman was not there, we set up the ironing board to put our luggage on. The shower curtain had mold on it and the couch cushions had large stains. The worst of it though was the bed - mattresses are long past needing to be replaced. We left one day early, after four nights of misery and not sleeping we could not take another night.
We appreciate our guest leaving this review with us and are sorry to see they were so displeased. The patio furniture has been updated and the ottoman removed. The mattress is only three years old, and we were unable to find any big stains on the couch. Thank you!
Jordan W.Oct 2018
We loved it, didn't catch any fish, but that wasn't just the Bay, We tried several spots, nothing! Must be due to Hurricane Michael, we left the day the warnings went out, guessing thefish don't bite much before a storm.. Anyways the place was great, convienent location, could use a new couch matress bed, my kids didn't complain and said that it was comfortable, so that's good.. It was a great spot to come back to, We have no complaints about the place, Great experience...
Blake J.Aug 2018
The view was great, loved the pool. The deck at our room was right in the middle so it was a great view!
Krystal J.Aug 2018
Took this trip alone after dropping my first kiddo off at LSU. The room was perfect location allowed me to make shirt drives to area beaches and restaurants! Suited my relaxing and regrouping efforts!! I loved the code entry and no one to come wake me up for housekeeping before I was ready to get up! Pool was amazing also!
Corey P.Aug 2018
Great pool, view and location. Very clean!
Tammy M.Jul 2018
We had a great time, but for the money we paid for condo we was disappointed that they did not leave us enough towels or toilet paper for our entire stay and we couldn't cook cause all we had was a little hotplate and refrigerator would not even hold enough for drinks and sandwich stuff .
Pamela L.Jun 2018
My family and I, enjoyed our stay!! It was very cozy and clean.
Adam H.May 2018
Location and all the amenities you need. Just like staying at home
Khira S.May 2018
Nice room beautiful view
Camille R.Mar 2018
My boyfriend and I stayed here a weekend in March. The apartment was really nice and cute, and everything was neat and tidy. The only negative about this apartment was the fact we couldn't connect to the wifi from our apartment. The only place we were able to connect was in front of the leasing office. Although this was annoying, it wasn't the end of the world because we spent a majority of the time at the beach or exploring the Gulf Coast.
Carolyn S.Feb 2018
The location was good, however small if staying more than a couple days or if more than 2 people staying.
Sheila C.Oct 2017
Enjoy the balcony view. Close to Destin. I learned from this experience on what I need to look for in other units.
Cathy W.Sep 2017
This will definitely be a rerun in our future.
Todd B.Jul 2017
The room was a little small for us and we didn't like how the refrigerator was crammed into a closet making it difficult to get the the garbage. Pillows were extremely flat. Nice, Clean room for the price but not my top choice for vacation next year
Kelra F.Jul 2017
I was attending a wedding in the Fort Walton beach area and decided to stay overnight. The hotels were ridiculously priced then I came across this lovely gem on Booking.com. Honestly I was nervous because hotels are my go to so and I wasn't sure of the area. But I'm SO HAPPY I picked this location. It fits 4 people perfectly because the sofa pulls out to a sofa bed. The keypad code entry was easy to use with no issues. The view from this room is amazing, overlooking the water and pool area. Pirates Bay is also conveniently located to the beach and other shops and restaurants. Because I had one million questions, staff was easy to contact and able to answer my questions. I can say overall I was very satisfied with my stay. Will definitely use again.
Yevetta B.Jul 2017
I wish the owner had a small cooking area. Maybe add a 2 burner hot plate and a toaster oven. My sister stayed on the 2nd floor and her room had a 2 burner stove, toaster oven and functioning kithen sink. This would have been wonderful to have.
Kim H.Jun 2017
Everything was nice very clean nice pool area we enjoyed it
David P.Jun 2017
...that's what I look for in a vacation room. I plan on spending my time on vacation OUT of the room mostly, but I want a quiet place to sleep and clean place to shower. The view was pleasant...I like to see the water! The room is smaller than the pictures make it appear, but it was fine. I'd stay here again, but I'd request extra towels on a long stay!
Robyne P.May 2017
We thoroughly e joyed our stay. The condo is very comfortable and has everything you need. The view was beautiful. It's in a great location. We would live to stay there again.
Andrew L.Apr 2017
We loved our weekend stay here! It was nice and clean and great for the price! Location was nice too! Next time we go back will def use this place again!
Jeramy S.Apr 2017
I stayed here with 3 teenage boys for a baseball tournament. It was clean and conveniently located near all the places we played. The fold out bed is very uncomfortable but I've never seen one that wasn't. We brought an air mattress so we only used it one night. The washer dryer was not even on the same floor and cost $1.50 each but it all worked out well for me. This room is not beach front so you will have to travel to one. We didn't come to play on the beach so it wasn't an issue. The pool is not heated so be prepared for cold water in the spring. Never noticed any noise from the Neighbors and I always had a place to park. The view is amazing and is the best part of the room. Never did figure out how to get the key out of the lock box but the code for the door works flawlessly so it wasn't an issue. I wish it had a small kitchen to cut down on the eating out but for the price you can't beat. I would definitely stay here again. Clean convenient and cost effective.
Quyen V.Mar 2017
It was very clean and cute. You would have to drive to the beach, but it is not that far.
Amanda E.Sep 2016
It was awesome I would stay again.
Ashlynn V.Aug 2016
Great place for the price!
Alberto C.Aug 2016
Good location, good customer service,
Pasha P.Jul 2016
I loved this place I will go bigger the next time I saw there were bigger units but very pleased
Daniel S.Jul 2016
Worked out great. Never had to speak to a single person. Showed up threw my code in the door and went inside. Pool was very nice. Location was walking distance to my 2 favorite restuarants.
Courtney H.Jul 2016
The blinds do not close all the way so we were woken up by the sun at 630am every morning. The mattress on both the bed and sofa bed need replacing. Overall, it was enough, but not comfortable.
We are disappointed to find that these guests were not comfortable as the mattresses were replaced in the spring. The Property Manager has turned the mattresses for the time being to see if that helps our guests sleep more comfortably.
Karen S.Jun 2016
Super location, very clean property and great value for the price. I plan on staying at Pirate's Bay on my next trip to Fort Walton. Our only complaint was the mattress, which needs to be replaced and has been reported to management.
We are disappointed to see that the mattress was uncomfortable as a new one was just purchased earlier this year. Housekeeping has flipped the mattress to see if this will help.
Amanda M.Jun 2016
My boyfriend and I were very please with the property and unit. We were on a budget for this trip and this was definitely a GREAT unit for the price we paid. Everything was very clean and the decor was cute and beachy. We origianlly wanted to stay in Destin, but because of the prices in that location it was impossible. We will definitely we staying in Ft. Walton when we come back. It is just far enough away to get out of all the touristy traffic and chaos. I would definitely recommend Pirates Bay to friends and family, and plan on staying here next summer as well!
Shirlee L.Jun 2016
This place is only a mile from the craziness of Destin beaches. It has nice patio furniture which looks over the pool and sound. Clean with lots of white towels. The check-in/out was super easy... all by email with reminders. They had the room temp cooled down so at 4pm when we checked in, it was not a hotbox as I was fearing. Only suggestion is they should get a cheap hair dryer for the bathroom as most hotels have that so I did not even think to bring one.
Shawnee M.Apr 2016
Definitely a great place to stay. Cozy and easy access to all of the surrounding area
Denise N.Apr 2016
Patio furniture and view is great. The rest is adaquate.
We are disappointed to see that you were not more pleased with the entirety of the home, but we are glad to see that the view was enjoyed!
Wayne W.Mar 2016
We enjoyed our time there and look forward to coming bback
Lisa D.Oct 2015
I was not overly happy with our room. It did have some issues. ..needs updating. ...pictures are somewhat deceiving but overall it was a pleasant experience. ..nice view. ..nice area, and cheaper than staying on the beach. Not sure that we would stay here again but you never know!
We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to see that you had some disappointments with your stay. We will review the room to see what can be done to make it perfect for our guests. Thank you for choosing Vacasa!