USA Florida Fort Walton Beach Islander Beach Resort - Fort Walton Beach Listing #36481

Islander W 703 - Fort Walton Beach, FL

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31 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
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7th-floor cozy condo steps to beach & convenient to shopping

This beautiful gulf front unit is located on the seventh floor with a view of the Gulf of Mexico. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher, along with all the dishes, pots and utensils needed to prepare and serve meals. All appliances are General Electric. The kitchen has been updated with beautiful granite countertops with a peninsula for added prep space and two bar stools for quick meals. The bathroom has a deep bathtub with many shelves, vanity, and cabinet. The living room has carpet and is décor with palm trees. The queen sofa bed and loveseat are light green with decorative pillows. Also, have a queen size bed with brown furniture. The unit includes a TV, DVD player, CD stereo system, and internet access. All linen and towels are provided for your comfort. This unit features WIFI or wireless internet service.

Things to know
Beach service included March 1st - October 31st

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Meeting/banquet facilities

Features

Iron

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules

Meeting and events allowed

Wedding venue

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Ocean view

Oceanfront

Sound view

Water view

Waterfront

Beach access

Gulf view

Gulf-front

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Miscellaneous

Step-free access

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Outdoor

Balcony

Beach chairs

Shared Charcoal Grill

Parking & access

Elevator

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

31 reviews

Raquel j. Nov 2022
2nd time staying in this condo, Always a great stay! Love that it's away from the more touristy/populated areas of Destin/Fort Walton
Sherry C. Oct 2022
Loved the view and it was very comfortable - would definitely stay again!
Laura G. Sep 2022
Very nice place with a beautiful view, perfect for a beach getaway!! Enjoyed my night and hope to come again!
Cassie P. Aug 2022
Everything was amazing!!!
Dana V. Jul 2022
The room was freshly painted and totally clean. Stove and oven quite outdated but worked, Missed having a blow dryer. Loved our view of the beach. Pretty much had the beach to ourselves. Two chairs and umbrella included. Vacasa personnel kept in touch daily to see how everything going. Our real only disappointment was Fort Walton’s water was black due to seaweed. The sand was beautiful though!
Brittany B. Jun 2022
I’m giving this room 5 stars because overall, it was a great experience. I’ll start with everything that went well and go over some of the things I wish I could change but didn’t always hinder me from having an enjoyable vacation.

All the good: The view from this unit is breath-taking. I loved it. They have some nice wooden patio furniture and a couple of extra chairs if there are up to 4 occupants. The bed, while it looked like it may have belonged to my grandmother, was super, super comfortable, and I’m incredibly picky. There were plenty of spots to sit - the couch and 2 other chairs. The little baby oven looks old and crotchety, but don’t be scared of her - she works fabulously! The microwave could probably melt your face off, and so, when you’re trying to hurry back to the beach, she’ll get you set in a jiffy. Everything was overall clean. And these units are super quiet!

What could be better: This first one doesn’t have to do with the room itself, but Vacasa definitely needs to let folks know that the boardwalk is currently undergoing reconstruction. Looks like it’s almost through, but we had no idea until we tried to use it that it wasn’t available to use. Just a nice, “Hey, here’s what’s up” would have sufficed. There’s a public access boardwalk to the left of the left building and access via trail to the right of the right building. For the unit: these units are only like 350 sq ft or so, and I think optimizing space would be best. A mounted TV would have worked better, as the view was hampered by the bed railings of on the left side. Put more shelves in maybe or a larger table after optimizing said space? There’s hardly anywhere to put toiletries. Also, on the TV, someone had put the HDMI cord from the Cox cable box in the HDMI side port and not the HDMI 2 port. The cord for it is specifically for HDMI 2. I had a time trying to figure out why the menu would come up for the cable but no sound or video. That would be why. I know it’s a bit sandy, given where we were, but other folks’ toe sand had collected under the bed and had not been cleaned up. Almost a perfect square under the bed where the vacuum/broom had not been. All of the decorations on the walls were crooked. Again, didn’t take away from the experience, but it was slightly maddening.

5/5 would recommend!
Shirley H. Jun 2022
On the beach.
Hailey A. May 2022
This was a perfect condo for me and my husband for our weekend getaway. I loved the location, the privacy and how convenient it was to walk just steps down to the beach.
Rebecca H. May 2022
Everything about this little condo was great! Plenty of towels, kitchen items and views! We could hear the ocean at night and sat on the balcony to enjoy the view. Super clean and highly recommended!
David B. Apr 2022
Excellent communication with host throughout stay, friendly staff, clean and comfortable room. Everything was perfect and simple.
Amber C. Apr 2022
Cozy studio with a fantastic view! Loved the new furniture on the patio!
The unit is partially updated and has everything you could need.
The property has an elevator, carts to carry luggage, and a heated pool that was rather enjoyable in April.
The communication with Vacasa was superb!
We will definitely stay at the Islander again!
Life C. Apr 2022
It was clean, great views, quiet... But the pictures don't show the odor, the outdated appliances, bad ceilings in the kitchen, outdated bathroom with some sort of kitchen water sprayer attached to the toliet. It was fine. But I won't stay again. And it was overpriced for the quality of the room.
Manager response:
We're happy you stayed with us and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Housekeeping has been asked to check for any unpleasant odors and the toilet. We apologize for your disappointments and hope to host you for a better experience in the future. Thank you!
Ian C. Mar 2022
My wife and I did a quick weekend stay at the Islander 703. It was perfect for what we needed. The room was a little a dated, but very clean. Our biggest complaint was the bed was a bit stiff and squeaky, but it really did not bother us. Beach access is quick and simple. It is a less busy part of the beach, but still close to anything you could need. The pool was also great for hanging out when you wanted to step away from the beach, but still wanted it in view and earshot.
Manager response:
Hi Ian. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will be sure to pass your suggestions and comments along to our local manager who will work with our homeowner to make necessary upgrades. We look forward to hosting you again!
Kathy H. Jan 2022
Everything was great except there could be a little more lighting in the living area. Just too dark. And a little shelf in the bathroom would help to put all your stuff on. Other than that everything was so nice
Manager response:
We appreciate you, Kathy, for your comments! Please know that your feedback is essential, and we have passed your comments along to our local manager, who will work with the homeowner to make any updates. We truly hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future!
Michael T. Nov 2021
The studio condo was perfect for our get away. Nice and cozy with great views.
Alan H. Nov 2021
Not enough lighting in living area no lamps by the bed had to put a mat in the tub because it was so slippery also not being able to control heat and air is really too much had to sleep with the balcony door open because AC could not be adjusted to suit because of control by management we also had to buy a fan to keep cool at times is not acceptable We enjoyed the view but the room was not really up to expectations
Manager response:
Hi, Alan! We're so glad the view met your expectations and apologize if the rental was otherwise lacking for you. This air conditioning system does not work unless the outside temperature reaches 67 degrees; this will be noted in guest instructions. Thank you!
Sharon C. Aug 2021
Beach balcony view. Two bad points. — patio door very difficult to open and close. Chairs on balcony were beach chairs and low to ground hard to get in and out and uncomfortable. May want to upgrade the kitchen range. Did enjoy the islander and the condo though.
Leigh H. Jul 2021
The view from the balcony was absolutely beautiful. It was just perfect for our all girls beach trip of 4. The bedding was comfortable and it was very clean. I would most definitely stay again.
April M. Jul 2021
Stay was wonderful, will definitely be back!
Ricardo G. Jul 2021
Great location. Great view.
John W. May 2021
Right on the beach, great views from the balcony, reasonably priced. A great get away for couples, and for quality time with the family . We’ve been staying here for our vacations for years.
Glenn R. Apr 2021
We had a great time! The condo was very clean. Easy access to the beach. Perfect location. Great balcony view. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because they don’t provide clean bath towels other than what is in the room when you arrive. You’re expected to bring your own detergent and wash/dry them in the community washer/dryer which takes quarters to use. We used all of our towels showering the very first night. We weren’t told this before our stay so we didn’t come prepared. Will know this for next time though! We will be back!
Steve amp; Becky Q. Apr 2021
Love the beach and ocean sounds. Great location. Nice decor
Kayla M. Aug 2020
top floor unit with a great view!
Tim C. Jun 2020
The pictures were misleading in regards to the size of the room, the kitchen utensils had barely enough to cook and didn’t even have a can opener. The bed was very uncomfortable (my fiancé has scoliosis so she was in pain most of the trip). The location was nice as was the beach service.
Manager response:
Hi, Tim! Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay here. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your time here. We are available 24/7 to assist guests with any difficulties they have with their reservation. We hope to be able to impress you in the future!
Stephanie B. Jun 2020
Pros: gulf-front. Beautiful view. Quick, short walk to the beach. Nice pool. DVD rentals included. Chairs/umbrella included and set up and taken down for guests. Conveniently located.

Needs attention: stained sofa bed mattress. Old and broken vacuum in condo. A few more dishes/utensils for cooking/serving would be helpful.

Cons: Could not get anyone on the phone when calling to ask questions or request assistance - I understand things are weird w/ Covid-19 issues, but the condo office was never once open and I never got to speak with someone - only directed to an automated phone system that left me on hold endlessly. Tried emailing with concerns and also got no response.

Also was not allowed a refund even after Vacasa confirmed my reservation then decided to cancel it (due to Covid-19 restrictions). I was only allowed to reschedule and use my “credit” AT A HIGHER RATE and pay the additional.
Manager response:
Stephanie, thank you for your thoughtful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful view Islander 1-0703 has to offer. This is a newly acquired property of ours so we apologize for any issues you experienced during your stay. We have passed along your feedback regarding the sofa bed mattress, vacuum, and kitchen utensils to our local manager. They will work directly with the owner of the property to make the necessary upgrades to the home. We sincerely apologize for any issues you experienced in getting a hold of us. Our 24/7 customer service department is currently experiencing an unprecedented number of calls and messages due to COVID-19. Thus, leading to long wait times over the phone and delayed responses to emails and texts. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future!