USA Florida Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Island Listing #36695

Surf Dweller 512 - Fort Walton Beach, FL

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30 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 King Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Spacious 5th-Floor Condo W/ Sweeping Views Of The Gulf! Steps To Beach!

This wonderful Gulf-front rental has a commanding view of the mesmerizing Gulf of Mexico. The living room and Master Bedroom have access to this wonderful private balcony. You will enjoy sitting on the balcony which is furnished with chairs and a table for your comfort and enjoyment. The floor-to-ceiling patio doors, for both rooms, enhance your view of the Gulf of Mexico. The kitchen comes equipped with all the comforts of home, including a full size refrigerator, cooktop stove and oven, microwave, and dishwasher. All the utensils needed to prepare and serve meals are supplied for your convenience. If you elect to not eat in then there are many wonderful restaurants located near by as well as shopping available in Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida. This unit has 3 TVs, DVD player, and a CD stereo system located in the living room.

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


Common areas

Gym/fitness room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access

Gulf view






DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Tennis court : Shared



Beach chairs

Parking & access




30 reviews

Will A. Oct 2022
Great views of the beach and gulf. Everything was as described and pictured.
John H. Sep 2022
Plenty of room , clean , great view , easy to reach vacasa staff , just a wonderful vacation. Would love to have this room every time .
Linda S. Aug 2022
Comfortable living room furniture (the chairs are recliners) and an amazing balcony (with views to the sunset). With it being a corner unit, you get views from nearly every room. The elevator stops right outside your door. It has a jalousie screen door on the front so you can turn off the AC and open it up to enjoy the sea breezes. More room than most units on the Island and has a full-size washer. We discovered when we arrived that the kitchen sink leaked. Even though I reported it late that day, they came and fixed it the next day (and left no mess).
Cyndy M. Jul 2022
loved the spaciousness of the house, especially the bedrooms. Beautiful view of the ocean!! Nice and clean!
KYLE M. Jul 2022
Great view. Good location.
Oscar T. Jun 2022
Loved this location! Very close access to the beach and very clean when we arrived! Had many kitchen items that were useful for our large group. Nice pool! Perfect place to stay with your family. Elevators are very noisy though
Carol T. Jun 2022
The condo is much bigger than it appears. Perfect for our group of 6. The west end with the open end on the balcony was a HUGE plus. I was disappointed to learn on OUR LAST DAY that this Unit came with an umbrella and 2 chairs. We didn’t find out in time to enjoy them. And the umbrella guy was not nice. Very rude. Also would have been nice if there was another walkway to the beach on the west end of the building. Otherwise was perfect.
Christine M. Apr 2022
Very clean!!
Christine M. Apr 2022
The view was EVERYTHING! The condo is very spacious. Loved that both bedrooms were kings. The bathrooms were great. Closet space was amazing. The kitchen was well equipped. Washer and dryer worked great as well.
Their was only one downfall, housekeeping.
When we arrived, I noticed how nice the place was, but couldn't get over the smell! It smelled like something was mildewed but also rotten but also sour all at once. I immediately looked for cleaning supplies once we discovered it was the floor that smelled this way. There was only dish detergent. We rating the cleaning poor through the automated system and received a real person asking what happened. We explained and they reached out to the housekeeping service. No one came until the next day supposedly. I say supposedly because we were at the beach when they came so we never saw anyone and the condo still smelled the same. Over time throughout our stay the smell became faint because we sprayed and left the patio doors open with the ac off when we could. It aired the smell. Also, we found hairs that didn't belong to us every time we used the restrooms, that was pretty disgusting.
The condo was great. The staff was amazing as best they could be. Housekeeping company needs to be fired because they obviously just don't care and there is no way they really cleaned.
Manager response:
Hi, Christine! We're happy to read you enjoyed your stay at Surf Dweller. It's upsetting to read housekeeping was not properly done for your stay. We take this seriously and will get it addressed. Thank you!
Randolph and Diane C. Feb 2022
The view is terrific and this is the cleanest place we have ever stayed at. Separate room for washer and dryer and the tile is great with very clean carpets in the bedroom.
Steve P. Jan 2022
The view was great but the facility was a bit old and the room smelled strongly of dampness and mold
Manager response:
Hi, Steve! Housekeeping has been alerted to the damp odor you noticed so they can look for any sources and address them. Thank you for staying with us!
Sharon B. Oct 2021
We were happy to find this unit being as described on the website. Being on the west end, and having full views, is definitely a great feature of this particular unit.
Brenda D. Aug 2021
Unit was well equipped and clean. It was a great couple of days with an awesome view from the balcony. Loved everything about it. Would definitely rent again
Nancy R. Aug 2021
Surf Dweller #512 was clean and homey. As you enter, the kitchen is on your right with the utility room behind it. A large bedroom with king bed is off to the left along with the hallway bath. Walk through the dining area to the living area. Master bedroom and bath are to the left. Balcony is length of bedroom and living room. There is a plastic table and 4 chairs. The sofa sleeper worked well with our toddlers. The furniture is a little dated but certainly ample. Both bedrooms have king beds. There is a closet full of beach toys and a full kitchen. I thought 2 beach toys and an umbrella were included each day, but that was inaccurate. It cost just under $75 for 4 chairs and 2 umbrellas. The one negative was the size of the pool. It’s very small and wouldn’t hold many people-especially if you’re trying to maintain some space due to Covid concerns. Our unit had some age, but was clean. I would stay there again.
Nancy R.
Chris G. Aug 2021
We loved the fifth floor balcony views and the accommodations throughout this condo. Beds were very comfortable and our son loved sleeping on the "couch bed" pull out a couple of nights as well.
Elaine E. Jun 2021
I really don't have anything "bad" to say about this rental just some suggestions and observations. It was clean and had everything we needed and some items we didn't even know we needed. The seating in the living room could be better as there wasn't enough. So we pulled the chairs from the bedrooms and it worked out. The showers were really loud and could probably use new heads. It's like when you have low pressure you get this squealing sound that continues the entire time. The beds were ok. Plenty of pillows. The sliding doors did not lock to the balcony but were pretty heavy so be mindful if you have small kids. There is an elevator right outside the door so getting downstairs was a breeze. There is no ramp, or we never found one, to the beach so be prepared for a few steps if you have a cart but it was manageable. The view is fantastic! The place was quiet, never heard a neighbor. Parking lot was a tight fit if you have a large vehicle but there were lots of spaces. We didn't use the pool but it looked clean. All in all we would rent this condo again, no problem
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Elaine! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback, and we will work with your comments to enhance the experience for our guests. We hope you'll come back for another visit!
Michael & Brandy A. Jun 2021
I loved everything about this condo. It had plenty of room and a great view.
Michelle S. Jun 2021
Excellent views, layout, space, and had all the things we needed. There were plenty of linens and pillows. Everything was great except for the cleanliness, or lack thereof. Vacasa did refund $150 of my cleaning fee but the master bathroom had not even been cleaned when we arrived. Nothing had been moved in the kitchen but it had just been surface wiped. So I had to clean both the bathroom and the kitchen. Other than that, would totally stay here again. A little further walking distance but no more than a mile walk to some of the close restaurants, ice cream, mini golf, and tourist traps. And, again, the views were perfect!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Michelle. We to hear you enjoyed the views and home during your stay! We're so sorry for the disappointing experience you had in our home. We hope that the compensation that was provided back to you helped relieve some of the stress and inconvenience that you experienced. We do hope for another opportunity to better impress you next time!
Robert and Patricia H. Mar 2021
First impressions are huge when checking into hotels and condos, especially when checking in for a month. From the second we walked in the front door of this unit, it felt like home. It was very fresh and clean all throughout the unit. Everything was perfect and in its place. We had everything we needed in the kitchen and plenty of towels and linens. The view from this 5th floor condo was fantastic. The balcony was comfortable, with a nice amount of sunshine almost all day long. With patio doors in the living room and master bedroom the view and sounds were amazing.
Sonja N. Oct 2020
This unit is so spacious. Two extra roomy king size bedrooms, large kitchen, large living area and balcony that stretches across one king suite to the living room. Once entrance from the king suite and one from the living room. Okaloosa is one of my favorite beaches. I have been there many, many times and the beach is always clean and supervised by lifeguards. Thank goodness Hurricane Delta did not ruin our girls weekend.
Melinda J. Aug 2020
We only had 4 people, but there was plenty of room in the condo. It was very clean, and very nice! We enjoyed our stay and hope to stay at this condo again next time!
Timothy R. Jul 2020
Clean and spacious- great view
Barrett W. Jul 2020
We were extremely happy with Surf Dweller 512! Neat, clean and everything you need! There is an elevator just outside the door. Ample parking. The best thing is how close you are to the sand. We hope to rent this same unit every summer for years to come!
Chanthoeun P. Jun 2020
Love the stay it was very clean and had everything we needed also the view was amazing. Now the only problems we had was the bed felt like I was sleeping on concrete and the Patio table where rusted out.