You just found the condo you want to stay in! One of the BEST 2 bedroom units at the ISLANDER. Great decor, NEW king size mattresses in both bedrooms, comfortable (BRAND NEW) furnishings, NEW patio furniture, open floor plan and most importantly - BREATHTAKING VIEWS of the white sandy beaches and the emerald green Gulf of Mexico. Free WIRELESS Internet comes with the rental each day.
All of our daily and weekly guests receive the following complimentary guest package: 2 beach chairs and umbrella set up for you on the beach (March 1 to October 31); 18 holes of golf with 1/2 cart at Shalimar Pointe Golf Club daily; one free pass to a 2-hour Dolphin Cruise daily; 1 adult pass to snorkeling daily (April - October); nightly movie rentals, FREE Internet access (most units wireless).
Guests at the Islander Beach Resort have access to one of Okaloosa Island's largest gulf-side pools, a shuffleboard court, and a barbeque grill area. A quick stroll across the boardwalk puts you right on the beach! All guests have Free High-Speed Internet access in their unit, as well as wireless Internet access in our lobby.
Please visit Guest Amenities to view information about entertainment and activities available in our complimentary guest package (some exclusions apply).
Bedding Configuration: 2 King, 1 Sleeper Sofa
Additional Features: * AMENITY: combination tub/shower, king, outdoor shower, shower, sleep sofa /futon, toilet, tub * ATTRACTIONS: bay/sound, churches, cinemas, festivals, library, marina, museums, playground, restaurants, water parks, zoo * Business: High - Speed Internet, In-room wireless internet, Nearby ATM, Nearby Golf Course, Nearby Post Office * Convenience: Area Fitness Center, Medical Services Nearby, Nearby Grocery, Outlet Shopping, Resturants,local attractions,, Shopping * Culture: Ballet, Dance, Military Base, Museums, Symphony Orchestra, Theatre, Aquarium * ENTERTAINMENT: DVD Player, Television, Cable Television, DVD Player, High Speed Internet, LCD HD TV, Movie Rental Available, Television, VCR * Family: Beach , Kids Games, Library, Miniature Golf, Movie Theatre, Playground, Water Park * GENERAL: Air Conditioning, Clothes Dryer, Elevator, Fitness Room / Equipment, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine * Geographic: Exceptional Sunrises, Exceptional Sunsets, Exceptional Views, On Beach * KITCHEN: Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Blender, Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils * LEISURE_ACTIVITIES: bird watching, outlet shopping, paddle boating, photography, scenic drives, walking * LOCAL_SERVICES_AND_BUSINESSES: ATM/bank, fitness center, groceries, hospital, massage therapist, medical services * LOCATION_TYPE: Beach View, Beachfront, Ocean View, Oceanfront, Water View, Waterfront * Living: Central Air, Ironing Board, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Vacuum Cleaner, NON-SMOKING CONDO, KEYLESS ENTRY * OUTSIDE: Balcony, Deck / Patio, Kayak / Canoe, Outdoor Grill * Outdoor: Balcony, Beach Chairs, BBQ Grill, Beach Walking, Boating, Deep Sea Fishing, Fishing, Jet Ski Rental, Ocean Kayaking, Outdoor Shower, Shared Swimming Pool, Snorkeling , Swimming, Walkway to Water * POOL_SPA: Communal Pool, Heated Pool * SPORTS_AND_ADVENTURE_ACTIVITIES: cycling, deepsea fishing, fishing, fly fishing, golf, jet skiing, paragliding, pier fishing, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling, snorkeling, sound/bay fishing, surf fishing, surfing, swimming, water skiing, water tubing, wind-surfing * SUITABILITY: children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed * SUITABILITY_CHKBOX: Events Allowed, Minimum Age Limit for Renters, Weddings
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Stay at the Islander on Okaloosa
Susan S. from Olive Branch, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2016 Older condos, but love the Islander. Have stayed there many years. All condos are beach front with an unobstructed view. Nice clean pool. Convenient to Ft. Walton Beach and Destin. Highly recommend.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. So glad that you enjoyed your stay in Islander 6005 so much and was able to take in that breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico from the 6th floor beach front balcony. We could not agree more that Okaloosa Island is in an absolutely perfect location, we love that we can share out little jewel on the Emerald Coast with you! Come back and see us again soon!
Shawn R. from Amelia, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2016 Overall it was a nice vacation, condo and view was very nice and clean. Down side was the rain all week!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Unfortunately we can't stop the rain but we are pleased to hear that you guys were still able to indulge in a gulf front getaway this summer at the Islander 6005! Please keep us in mind next time you are in need of an escape!
Robert B. from Saint Louis, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2016 Very nice resort a few things were not in condo that anticipated would be there.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for visiting the Islander 6005, we appreciate your business and we are glad that you had such a wonderful Emerald Coast venture! Please be advised for future reference in case you decide to return that our rentals generally include the following items: dinnerware, cookware, and bedding/linens to accommodate the number of people the unit will sleep. A complimentary initial supply of necessities will be in the unit, we recommend bringing or planning to shop for more as needed. The initial supply includes: toilet paper (2 rolls in each bathroom)trash liners (2-3 in each condo)bath soap (1 in each bathroom)dishwasher soap (1 box). Items you should remember to bring with you when traveling are:additional supply of the above mentioned items laundry detergent coffee and coffee filters hair dryer BEACH TOWELS paper towels salt and pepper. We hope to see you back for more good times and sunshine!
A guest from Booneville, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2016 Overall good experience, liked the location and the beach was great. Condo was clean and no issues with reservation or check in. Condo appearance and furnishings could use some updates.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We appreciate your feedback and taking the time to review your experience with us. We are so glad that you had an enjoyable vacation and that you were pleased with the services that Brooks and Shorey Resorts provided for you. We will be sure to pass on your important assessment of the condo furnishings to the owner, our guest's opinions definitely matter to us a great deal. We agree that Okaloosa Island is an absolutely amazing place to vacation and we certainly hope you will be able to come experience it with us again in the future!
A guest from Brookport, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2016 Excellent experience with Brooks & Shorey. They were pleasant to deal with when making the reservations. We arrived at their office at about 1:30 pm and were very pleased to be told our condo was ready for us. The unit was clean and cool. The stay was enjoyable.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are so pleased that you had such a great experience in this beautiful condo at Islander 6005 and that the Brooks and Shorey Resorts team was able to take such good care of you! We hope that you will be able to come back and visit us again on the amazing Okaloosa Island for another great vacation experience.
Chris S. from Summit, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2016 A wonderful and great stay for the second year. Great for families with kids.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for the five star review and for being a valued return guest! We are so grateful that you were able to stay with us again on beautiful Okaloosa Island; we absolutely agree that it is the perfect location for a family get away. We look forward to helping you make many more vacation memories for you and your family in the future.
Patricia F. from Magnolia, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in May, 2016 This condo was perfect! Very clean and perfect location! We will definitely rent this same condo again next year!!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. It is fantastic to hear that you have discovered such a suitable vacation spot, we will see you back soon for more sunshine and fun in the Islander 6005!
Steven P. from Dawson Springs, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2016 Property and unit met our expectations and then some. Check-in was simple, and everyone was friendly and polite. The property location was perfect for a family vacation, and the water and beach were both beautiful. The unit itself could not have been better. Clean, updated, great! The view was excellent. I would definitely recommended this place for a family stay.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We just love to hear feedback from our guests, and are so happy that you had such a GREAT stay at Islander Beach Resort unit 6005, we agree the view is quite exceptional, we hope that you call us again for your next vacation to the beautiful emerald coast.
A guest from Cedar Hill, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2015 Our vacation was everything we had hoped it would be! Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. were great to work with and when we had a minor issue with our washer, they were very prompt at getting a repairman out within a couple of hours. The condo was exactly as described and very nice! The only recommendation I would make is to add a larger (family size) frying pan and a few additional cooking/serving utensils as this was a little lacking for my family's needs. We will definitely be recommending this condo and Brooks and Shorey Resorts to our friends and family.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you so much for taking time to fill out the online review! We are so happy to see that you and your family enjoyed your stay and had a fantastic time. We are glad that we were able to respond to your maintenance needs promptly to your satisfaction. Thanks for the comment about the kitchen utensils, we will definitely get on that. We look forward to seeing you again at the Islander Beach Resort!
John E. from Indpls, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2015 This is our 2nd time at The Islander. We love the convenience of being right on the beach, as well as the wonderful accomodations. I only wish the mattress on the pull out couch was usable. We had to put an airmattress on it because it would be very uncomfortable to sleep. All other beds were amazing!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your online review and most of all, thank you for being a return customer! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Islander again and that you liked the condo. Thanks for letting us know about the sofa mattress, we will be in touch with the owner concerning replacement. We look forward to seeing you again on the Okaloosa Island!
A guest from Columbus, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2015 The entire condo area was clean when we arrived. The pool was clean and the beach is just steps away. Our condo #6005 was clean and everything was perfect! One thing I would suggest is the owners take a look at the selection of kitchen pans. We didn't have a cookie sheet so had to use a pizza pan with foil on it to make stuff in the oven. Otherwise we give it a 100% thumbs up.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your awesome review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and the condo and we hope to see you again at the Islander!
Kim G. from Greenup, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 Awesome views from the balcony! Loved the pool as well... great for a family get together! :)
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your excellent review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon on the Okaloosa Island
A guest from Abberville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2014 Our family had a great time at the beach! We really enjoyed the condo, resort and of course the beach.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your excellent review! We are vary happy you enjoyed the condo, the resort and the beach and we hope that you will come back to see us very soon!
Lydia C. from Conway, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2014 Enjoyed every minute of our holiday. We weren't able to book a full week, so I really appreciated the booking flexibility. The condo was great and very clean...the balcony view is stunning. The blender did not work, but we had a friendly neighbor that let us use theirs. Also, the sleeper sofa isn't comfortable, but not many are. Overall...great, relaxing experience. I definitely recommend it to others! Thanks!!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your excellent review! We are delighted that you had a good time! Thanks for letting us know about the blender! We will replace it immediately. If you had called during your stay, we would have replaced the blender the same day you called. We hope to see you again very soon at the Islander!
A guest from Collierville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2014 We really enjoyed our stay at this condo. We travel with friends and love finding a condo with two kings. Although the second bedroom is a little tight, and had no space for a dresser, having the 2nd king is worth it. The living room set-up at this condo is great for visiting, playing games, discussing dinner plans. With two comfortable chairs and two loveseats all facing one another, we found it to be better than most. The balcony is exceptionally large, and by not having a bedroom on the beachfront side, early risers can enjoy the balcony without disturbing others. The balcony has great furniture as well ? a nice table for breakfast and chairs for relaxing.The check-in process was not as comfortable as we usually find in this area. After a day's drive, we arrived at the rental office and the two ladies at desks did not say a word when we entered. We waited near the reception desk for several minutes before a receptionist arrived. She was not friendly, and seemed to not want to bother with us although we were the only renters checking in at that time. We asked for a restaurant recommendation for that night ? the one she recommended was closed on that day. She failed to tell us that we would need to go to the on-site rental desk to trade our parking hangtag, so we had a notice placed on our windshield. The on-site rental personnel (from a different rental company) were very friendly and helpful.The elevators on this property are very slow, but we used the stairs most of the time anyway. For some reason they do not turn on the elevator fans, and they are hot, damp, and stuffy.Overall, we would highly recommend unit 6005. The location is great, the condo is equipped well, and the views are perfect. We did not want to go into Destin each night due to the heavy traffic, but we found two great restaurants in Fort Walton itself ? only a short distance from the condo. We would highly recommend Ali's Bistro and the Magnolia Grill.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for taking the time to write this informative review! Please accept our apologies that you were not seen to right away when you arrived in our office. We are happy however that you enjoyed your stay at unit 6005 Islander Beach Resort! Ali's Bistro really is a great restaurant, good atmosphere and amazing food (its a local favorite of mine). We hope to welcome you back again soon!
A guest from Maurice, louisiana recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2014 Property was great, only reservation was that most of the days we were there the concentration of seaweed was high, but I'm sure this is common for this area of Florida.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your online review! We are delighted that you had a good vacation and enjoyed the property. Yes, June grass is pretty common in June but it all depends on the weather and the really wish we could control it, but unfortunately, that's not the case! We hope to see you again very soon in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
A guest from Desloge, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in June, 2014 We had a great stay in the unit. The beds were comfortable and the showers were good. The unit had a great balcony and super view. A few of the cooking items could be replaced (pizza pan/cookie sheet) a little rusty. The blender did not work and did not know until we checked out that we could have called and it would be replaced right away. The quality of the living room tv was not that great. We liked the fact that the unit used a door code instead of a key which made it easier when there were several people coming and going. The property was clean but could use a few updates (kitchen floor). I would recommend this property. They could use some fans in the elevators as it is not air conditioned and very humid. While there, we enjoyed McGuires (recommend eating there at lunch when it is less busy and lunch specials), Margaritaville was really nice for dinner as was the Back Porch. Harbor Docks was great for breakfast. All these are in Destin. We enjoyed the beach but with only two beach chairs provided, we brought our own small beach umbrellas to accommodate our group of 6 which included a 1 and 3 year old. Other relatives were there at a close condo and we ended up going up to their beach where they did not include an umbrella and 2 chairs so we could be under their pop up tent which provided more shade for our little ones. We will take one of those next time so more of our group can be in the shade.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you so much for your very informative and great review! We are happy you had enjoyed your stay and the view from the condo! All of the restaurants you had mentioned are truly amazing! Great choices! Thank you for your comments concerning the living room TV and kitchen floor, we will make sure to forward those to the condo owner. We hope to see you again very soon in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
I am not sure what you mean by "title"....Good ? great?
A guest from Washington, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in March, 2014 We enjoyed our stay there and if we have to rent again, I would not hesitate to stay in the same unit. We like the Islander..
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and like the Islander property. We hope to see you again in Fort Walton Beach!
Henry D. from Helenwood, Tn. recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in October, 2013 We had a wonderful vacation.Spectacular oceanfront balcony,lovely condo,delicious food at nearby restaurants and good weather.Doesn't get any better.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for writing this review... we hope to welcome you back to Okaloosa Island again soon!
The most beautiful beach in the world (and I have seen many)
A guest from Baton Rouge, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2013 Property was clean and well appointed, beach as described in the title, great view from the balcony and just a great overall experience.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are glad you enjoyed your vacation, and we do agree, The beach is very beautiful! Thank you for the review, we hope to be welcoming you back to Okaloosa Island again soon!
A guest from Homer, Louisiana recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2013 all was great except the following: after a morning of golf..our beach chairs were given away( pre-paid)ride to airport- one said 7 and when we got there it became 10 for tipelevators too hotour free movie card worked 6 blocks away..not at facilitygreat view...very clean...clean pool...
Michael G. from Overbrook, OK recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2013 Everything was great as far as location and furnishings only down side was the elevators and one of the bathrooms could have been a little cleaner, but is was still a great place to stay.
A guest from Crossett, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 Condo was not clean. We had bugs biting us and found several roaches. Bed on sleeper couch was very uncomfortable. Will request different condo for next year.
A guest from Selmer, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2013 There was only one 4 oz one glass in the unit. Upon our call 6 nice size glasses were delivered promptly. The staff were very reactive to our needs.
A guest from JANESVILLE, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2013 The ocean view from this condo is beautiful. We like the condo layout. The beach was not crowded and family friendly. The pool was clean and heated. Cons: the beds were uncomfortable and need to be replaced, including the sofa sleeper. A new microwave is needed. It took forever to heat food up.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your review! We have contacted the condo owner concerning the uncomfortable beds and they have purchased a brand new mattress for the bedroom. We appreciate your input and hope to see you again on the Okaloosa Island.
Angela F. from Martin, TN does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012 The condo was clean and well furnished but we had one big problem, the mattress in the master bedroom should have been replaced a long time ago. The unit looked like they had begun to make some upgrades but did not quite finish it.
Alice M. from Grand Prairie, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2012 Loved staying at the Islander beach resort room 6005. Had an awesome view and nice size balcony. Also condo very clean and nicely decorated. Pool also was a great size. Will be back again!
A guest from Liberty, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2012 I look for vacation spots that will please all of our family members and this one was a hit!!!! We loved everything about it and will definitley consider it for next year!!!
A guest from Crossett, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012 The inside the condo was very clean but the property was very dirty. The swimming pool needed to be clean. I have stayed at this location for the last 15 yrs. and this was the worst.
A guest from Buford, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2012 We really enjoyed our visit. The view is awesome - you are right on the beach! This condo was very clean and had everything we needed. Check-in was quick and professional. Our only complaint is the elevators are really slow and very hot. We would stay here again.
A guest from Washington, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2011 I rented this unit for a family who has many health issues and this single mother of three has never had a vacation and they really wanted to see the ocean. They were overwhelmed with the beauty, more than ample accomodations and yes the cleanliness. There was not one comment of criticism or complaint. This spot was enjoyed by all!! Thank You!
A guest from Winnsboro, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2010 Very nice condo directly on the beach. Loved being able to walk down to the pool and beach so quickly. Great view from the balcony. Ended up having to rent a car because it is a little isolated down the island. Beautiful condo and perfect for our family though.
Chad Z. from Avon, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in March, 2010 Overall, nice. Comforters on all 3 beds could have been cleaner (smelled dirty). We took comforters off beds and used blankets that were in the closets. Tubs in bathrooms had black stuff between the bottom of the tub walls and the top of the tub (where the tub enclosure walls meets the tub). The black stuff could be seen if taking a bath. I did try to wipe it clean. Caulking would probably take care of it.
A guest from Valdosta, GA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2009 The location of property was good and the beach was very nice. Much more beach than in Destin. The unit we stayed in needed some updating. The applicances and patio furniture were old. It looked better in the pictures!
Gabe B. from Little Rock, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2008 Our extended family rented 8-10 units for a beach wedding. Everyone was very pleased with the beautiful views, very nice rooms and the furnishings were wonderful. We all enjoyed a Christmas celebration and a beach wedding. It was perfect!
John D. from Wilton Mannors, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2008 WE RENTED UNITS AND 6005. WE WERE VERY HAPPY WITH ALL OF THEM. WE WERE VERY SATISFIED WITH ALL THE AMENITIES PARTICULARLY THE BEACH CHAIRS AND UMBRELLAS AND GOLFING WAS TRRIFIC. ALSO A PARTICULAR PRAISE TO TESS, IT WAS SO EASY TO DEAL WITH HER. SHE IS A VERY VALUED EMPLOYEE. THANK YOU, JACK DONOGHUE
Phillip D. from Marion, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in June, 2008 I would suggest to the company that the onsite office hours be 24hour management on duty. It was inconvenient to use the "emergency number." Otherwise fantastic stay.
LINDA L. from Norco, Louisiana recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2007 MY WEEK SPENT AT THIS CONDO WAS AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE. THE CONDO WAS BEAUTIFUL, VERY WELL DECORATED AND SPACIOUS. MOST IMPORTANTLY VERY CLEAN. I THOUGHT THE BOOK ON THE TABLE WHERE GUESTS SIGNED AND DESCRIBED THEIR STAY WAS A VERY PERSONAL TOUCH. I ENJOYED READING IT AND ALL THE NICE COMMENTS MADE BY OTHERS WHO ALSO ENJOYED THEIR STAY. THE WEATHER WAS GREAT FOR MOST OF THE WEEK SOME RAIN MESSED UP THE AWESOME WATER WE FIRST ENCOUNTERED ON THE DAY WE ARRIVED. NONETHELESS, WE HAD A GREAT VACATION. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND ANYONE TO STAY AT THIS RESORT, IT'S AWESOME AND I LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING IN THE NEAR FUTURE (BUT NOT THIS YEAR AS I HAVE TOO MANY OTHER EVENTS TAKING PLACE THAT WILL BE A BIT COSTLY) HOWEVER I WILL RETURN SOON! LASTLY, THIS CONDO WAS REASONABLY PRICED WHICH MADE IT AFFORDABLE FOR ME EVEN THOUGH I'M ON A VERY TIGHT BUDGET. I CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN AND AGAIN I STRONGLY RECOMMEND OTHER'S TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THIS EXPERIENCE. YOU WON'T BE SORRY! ENJOY!!! BROOKS & SHOREY RESORTS, THANK YOU FOR A VERY MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE! IT IS APPRECIATED.
A guest from Lindale, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2007 Our unit was very well maintained and very spacious. There is easy access to the beach from the property. The beach amenities offered by the Islander were very nice and convenient. We prefer to stay on Okaloosa Island since it is not quite as crowded as some of the nearby beaches. It is a very family-oriented area. We did get a little inpatient with the elevator being so slow. Overall the property and unit were excellent!