USA Florida Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Island Listing #36697

Surf Dweller 704 - Fort Walton Beach, FL

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23 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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7th Floor Nautical-Themed Condo W/ Gulf-Front Views! Steps To Beach!

Surf Dweller 704 is professionally managed by Vacasa. This beautifully decorated spacious 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo is located on the 7th-floor of this complex. The views from the 30-foot private balcony are spectacular. This unit is perfect for relaxing and viewing the early morning dolphins or the amazing sunsets. The owners of this condo are very particular about style and comfort and they have managed to combine the two successfully. The large master bedroom has an oversized King bed, flat screen TV/ DVD player and ceiling fan with a walk in shower in the master bathroom. The large guest bedroom has 2 Queen Beds, flat screen TV/DVD player, and ceiling fan. There is also a computer station. There is a full-size bathroom for guest. The unit has a rollway to allow sleeping for 7. The living space is huge and decked with comfortable luxury with a large Flat screen TV, DVD and CD players, wireless Internet access and free long distance calling. There is seating for 8 in the dining area with the bar stools looking through to the upgraded kitchen that has everything you could need to entertain or just have an intimate meal. This condominium is equipped with a full-size washer and dryer, ceiling fans in the bedrooms/living room and all linens and towels are provided for your convenience. This is a non-smoking and no pets unit. This condo is located on Okaloosa Island which connects Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida with bridges at each end.

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


23 reviews

Jason E. Jul 2022
The Condo was really nice and the view from the balcony was priceless. Most comfortable bed we have ever had while staying some where. Kitchen is very well stocked to make some amazing meals. We ate all of our meals on the balcony. Decorated nice and our family of 6 had a blast. We will be returning to this unit.
Angela C. Jun 2022
The condo was beautiful. Great location. We will be back soon.
Robbin S. May 2022
Heidi L W. Apr 2022
The outside balcony is the best feature of this home. With sliding doors opening onto the balcony from the master bedroom and the living room it makes for a very relaxing stay. There was unobstructed sunshine since this unit is on the top floor of the building. However, it wasn't uncomfortable because the entire balcony wasn't in the bright sun, it was nicely shaded. The high top table and swivel chairs on the balcony made coffee in the morning an excellent way to start the day.
The home has some very nice features, updated large kitchen, updated furniture in the living room, high end washer and dryer, and nice beach chairs.
There were several things that resulted in the 3 star rating however. The master bathroom hardly had any water pressure, making getting ready taking longer than necessary. The water pressure issue appeared to only be in the master bathroom. The furnishings in the home other than the living room sofa and end tables, a couple bar stools, and some furniture on the balcony and secondary bedroom were dated. This wasn't obvious from the pictures of the home. For the price of the unit the linens were extremely disappointing, as was the king mattress and pillows on the king bed. There were only bath tissue and paper towels, some dish soap , a hair dryer and kitchen dish towels as conveniences. Again for the price of the unit small things like items easily missed at the grocery store or even just because would be welcoming to guests.
But, I will likely never stay at a vacasa property again. The home was rented for my wedding, as a place for me and my family to gather, me to relax a couple days prior to my wedding, and for a beautiful setting to get ready. Along with a place for me and my now husband to chill out on the beach for the weekend. However, I checked in Wednesday and was greeted with a sign on the door about pest control needing access to the home the following day, with only a time indicator of 1 p.m. The morning of my wedding I received an email at 8:46 a.m. stating that the water in the until complex would be shut off between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nothing was communicated prior to this, nothing was stated in the description about any of this taking place when the reservation was made. Myself, my entire bridal party and the vendors needed to be re routed elsewhere immediately in order to get ready for my wedding. When I was finally able to get in touch with someone at Vacasa, after having to first contact everyone for my wedding, I asked if the water was for sure going to be turned off. It was 10:46 and the water wasn't off yet. I was told that they must not have turned it off yet but yes it would be off until 2 p.m. possibly. I questioned that, since the email clearly stated the water would be shut off. I finally found the number on my own for the property management company and spoke to someone there. This was about 11:15 am, I was told that the email to Vacasa said that the water may need to be shut off, not that it would be shut off. The property manager asked the unit I was in an then let me know that the water would not be shut off and that the repair company ended up not needing to turn any water off in the complex. None of this was ever communicated by Vacasa to me either my phone, email, or otherwise. At that point everyone had already been rerouted, and this soon to be Bride's morning was more stressful then it ever needed to be. Along with being 1 million percent inconvenienced.
Manager response:
Heidi, we're so sorry for the disappointing experience during your visit and we apologize for the maintenance and service issues you endured. We strive to have excellent, guest-focused service and we apologize if we missed the mark this time. We sincerely apologize for any disconnect in the care you received when communicating with our team and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We welcome your feedback as a means to improve and will be sure to follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience. We hope for an opportunity to provide you with an exceptional vacation experience in the future.
Karen H. Apr 2022
Beautiful interior and beautiful views.
Jon W. Jan 2022
Great view. Nice, comfortable living area. Top floor, so no noise above.
Karen B. Oct 2021
This was our 2nd time to stay in this condo & hopefully it won’t be the last. It’s beautifully decorated & could not be more comfortable. It’s the best stocked kitchen for a condo that I’ve ever seen. The large balcony is wonderful. The patio furniture is bistro height which is perfect for seeing over the balcony rail.
Cheryl P. Oct 2021
As pictured
Rebecca W. Sep 2021
All was great we did have to call maintenance about the toilet in the small bathroom and they came immediately to fix. Also there was a couple of eyes on the stove didn’t work but we didn’t call maintenance. Everything was clean and we enjoyed our stay and plan to visit again soon.
Robin G. Jul 2021
This unit is lovely in so many ways. It is well decorated with everything you need to be comfortable and the balcony cannot be beat! The balcony is very large with a high-top table as well as a chaise lounge offering wonderful views of the gulf. The building is right on the water and the unit has easy access to the elevator and the beach. Okaloosa Island is a great location!. No high-rise condos nearby so it offers a more relaxed atmosphere. Just a couple of negatives. It was difficult to get the unit to cool down. The AC ran constantly but it never dipped below 74 degrees. We kept the drapes closed as much as we could but that does defeat the purpose of paying for the view. Also, the deadbolt on the exterior door did not work allowing anyone with the access code entry into the unit. We will certainly look into staying here again. The location is perfect for us!
Manager response:
Hello Robin, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We understand it is very hot and humid in florida and AC systems often can only cool so much before the system cannot cool any lower. We apologize for this. Our local team would have been able to assist you with the lock situation during your stay if contacted. We hope to host you again soon!
Karla H. Jul 2021
Spacious and clean condo with amazing ocean view! We also enjoyed the area.
Timothy R. Jul 2021
Really enjoyed the stay. Great home and view. Only had issues with not being able to locate any carts for luggage or groceries. Other than that it was great.
Raymond M. May 2021
We loved everything about this place! The location was perfect for us. We never got off the island for there were several restaurants, close by, to choose from.

As for the home, it is beautiful! When we first walked in it had a very welcoming feel to it. We were in awe of the decor. Everything is dolphin and mermaid themed in the most elegant way. The balcony is huge and has a wonderful view. The pictures don’t do it justice.

We will be staying here again.
Rachel B. Feb 2021
Our stay was nothing short of fabulous! This is the most well-stocked condo we have ever stayed in, not to mention the most beautiful! The owners called and checked on us multiple times to make sure that we did not need anything. The views from this unit are beautiful from the 30 foot balcony, which may have been my favorite part. The gym on site is nice as well. We did not notice the smell of the complex or it being dirty or anything negative at all. I love Okaloosa Island because the condos are so close to the water you are literally just steps away. The beds were very comfortable, as well as the sectional in the living room. Thank you so much for a great vacation, we looked to book your unit for a trip in May but it looks like you are full - I see why too. We will definitely be back sometime though!
Crystal L. Nov 2020
The condo was beautifully decorated. Very peaceful, quite and relaxing. We loved the views, and balcony had plenty of seating. The cons were the beds slept like a rock, and the washer was very loud and dryer did not work. We did enjoy our stay.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Kenneth. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the mattresses and dryer. We have passed along your comments to the local manager who will work directly with the owner to make any necessary upgrades. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!
Mike D. Nov 2020
This condo is super nice. Everything just as pictured. Will definitely stay here again!
Jennifer W. Oct 2020
The view is the absolute best.
Josh S. Sep 2020
We loved everything about our stay. From the view to the spacious condo. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. We will definitely recommend and plan on returning on our next vacation.
Ned H. Aug 2020
Everything we hoped for and more. No trick photography in this condo. What you see is what you get. The furnishings, decor, linens, and amenities made it feel like we were staying in a luxury home. The large balcony and views of Gulf and horizon made it feel like paradise We didn’t want to leave and are looking forward to returning.
Sara M. Jul 2020
This condo was exactly as pictured. We had a little hiccup with the dryer not working but maintenance was there within a couple hours and had it fixed. The elevators are fast. The condo was clean, big and the view was beautiful. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances, utensils etc. I would definitely recommend this condo and plan to return one day.
Joshua C. Jun 2020
Loved it! Exactly as listed!