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1st floor OCEANFRONT luxury condo- Azure 105, Fort Walton Beach, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Azure Condos - Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach Vacation Rental Condo

Virginia Strunk
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Destin Florida

  • Bedrooms:
    3
  • Bathrooms:
    3
  • Sleeps:
    8
  • Condo
  • Reviews:
    25
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Last Updated: 07/23/2022

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Description

AUGUST 13 SPECIAL!! Oceanfront 1st floor, TWO SETS Free Beach Service! Luxury Condo

Welcome to Octopus Garden, your new home away from home!  Our first-floor, family friendly, oceanfront condo at Azure is the ideal vacation spot. Walk right out your door to the gorgeous views of the emerald Gulf coast waters! 
Our beautiful 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo is ideal for families and comes with TWO SETS of beach service (4 chairs and 2 umbrellas set up for you on the beach every day!) This beachfront property is meticulously landscaped and designed with 2 large pools (one heated seasonally), 2 hot tubs and a splash pad area just for the kids. Our 1st floor unit has the perfect location -- walk directly out to the pool or beach with no stairs or elevators needed! Plus, we've made traveling with kids as easy as possible. We have a high chair, booster seats, a stroller, rails for the lower bunks, and a pack and play. We have a baby monitor so you can sit by the pool and listen for your little one during nap time. And yes, it even reaches to the hot tub so you can relax in the hot tub after they are asleep!

Two of the bedrooms feature king-size beds and spacious baths while the kids' room has two sets of bunk beds with a fun beach mural plus their own bathroom. Our kitchen is well supplied and a joy to use - where else can you make dinner as you watch the waves roll in? Our kids enjoy playing on our large fenced patio where we love to sit and watch Okaloosa Island's can’t-miss sunsets. 

A beautiful condo and instant access to the pool and a gorgeous beach on your doorstep, this spacious home is perfect for your family.  We welcome you to our home and want to do everything we can to make your stay enjoyable. We are happy to make local recommendations and give you all our insider tips- Our goal is to have you enjoy our place as much as we do!

This place has it all!  
~ Completely remodeled in 2021.
~ 3 Bedrooms
~ 3 Full Bathrooms
~ King-size Bed in Master with a spa like master bathroom
~ King-size Bed in 2nd bedroom with en suite bathroom
~ 4 Twin beds in 3rd bedroom with en suite bathroom
~ Large dining area that seats 8 plus extra counter seating
~ Oceanfront porch with lots of seating
~ Chef’s kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher
~ Free Beach Service (FOUR chairs and TWO umbrellas set up for you every day)
~ Brand new Washer/Dryer
~ Free Wireless Internet
~ Coffee Maker (Keurig plus regular drip)
~ TVs with Rokus in Living Room and all bedrooms
~ Tile floors throughout

ABOUT US:
My name is Virginia and my husband is Randy.  We have five children ranging from 20 years old down to 1 year old twins.  We purchased the property at the end of 2020 as a place to make priceless family memories by the sea!  We named it the Octopus Garden because just as an octopus makes their little slice of paradise by putting a garden of shells and coral outside of their lairs, so have we!  We have put our heart and soul into making this ocean home a slice of paradise, and you will find some coral and shells around the place too!

This is our only property and we stay here frequently. That means we know all the ins and outs of our condo, Azure, and the area. We are happy to answer all your questions and give you our insider information to help make your vacation as relaxing as possible. Additionally, it means that our condo has to be comfortable enough and clean enough for our family so you know our standards are high! If you are looking for a personal touch, you have come to the right place :) This is our only property and we stay here frequently. That means we know all the ins and outs of our condo, Azure, and the area. We are happy to answer all your questions and give you our insider information to help make your vacation as relaxing as possible. Additionally, it means that our condo has to be comfortable enough and clean enough for our family so you know our standards are high! If you are looking for a personal touch, you have come to the right place :) You may notice we don’t have many reviews yet, and we can’t wait for you to review us!  Hospitality and the guest experience are vital to our business… it helps us continue renting the place to great families like yours! We will go above and beyond to make your stay amazing.  So please review us to help our future guests know how wonderful your stay was at the Octopus Garden.

Availability

Rates

From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
08-13-2022
09-03-2022
-- -- $3,275.70 --
09-03-2022
09-10-2022
-- -- $3,570.02 --
09-10-2022
09-24-2022
-- -- $3,275.70 --
09-24-2022
10-15-2022
-- -- $3,570.02 --
10-15-2022
11-19-2022
-- -- $3,016.65 --
11-19-2022
11-26-2022
-- -- $3,388.14 --
11-26-2022
12-31-2022
-- -- $2,647.37 --
12-31-2022
01-07-2023
-- -- $3,019.33 --

Cleaning Fee: $225

Taxes: 12%

Taxes and Fees:

There is a 12% tax along with a one time cleaning fee of $225 to ensure the condo stays in great condition for guests like you!  We also require a $1,000 security deposit.  The security deposit gets returned once the condo is reviewed to ensure no excess cleaning or repairs are needed.  

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM

Amenities

Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Eat in Kitchen
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Gas Grill
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Single Level - No Stairs
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Handicap Accessible
Entertainment
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • Scuba
  • Snorkling
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Video Library
  • DVD/VCR
  • Smart T.V.
Games
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
General
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Vacuum
  • Fitness Center
  • Condo
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Online Booking
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Meeting Room
  • Wireless Internet Access
Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
Parking
  • Covered
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Garage Included
Bedroom Setup
  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Bunk Beds
  • 4 Twin Beds

Activities

Destin Florida Activities
  • Airboat Adventures
  • Backlash Charters
  • Baytowne Adventure Zone
  • Big Kahuna Water Park
  • Blackwater Canoe Rental
  • Blast Arcade & Laser Maze
  • Buccaneer Pirate Ship
  • Charter Boats
  • Crab Island Dolphin Tours
  • Destin Beach Parasail
  • Destin Florida Beach Helicopters
  • Destin Snorkle
  • Dockside Watersports
  • Emerald Coast Scuba
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Just Chute Me
  • Kelly Plantation
  • Mobile Sports LLC
  • Party Boats
  • Pelican Adventures
  • Sea Blaster
  • Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • SunVenture Cruises
  • The Kayak Experience
  • THE TRACK - GO Carts
  • Xtreme H2O Sports
  • Dolphin Watch & History Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Sandestin Dining/Dancing Cruise
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Destin Paddleboard Rental
  • Mobile Massage Therapy
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Destin Snorkeling Excursion
  • Bart Rockett Magic Theater
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Reel Deal Charters
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N Wild
  • Wet N Wild Parasailing
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Original Sea Blaster
  • Destin Harbor
  • Private Sailing Excursion
  • Gator Country Alligator Park
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Destin Float Spa Experience
  • AMC Theatre
  • Dockside Parasailing
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
Destin Florida Restaurants
  • Boathouse Oyster Bar
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Bric a Brac
  • Crab Island Cantina
  • Dewey Destin Seafood
  • Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
  • Hadashi Sushi Bar at Hilton
  • Hammerheads Bar & Grill
  • Harbor Docks
  • Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris
  • Lighthouse Restaurant
  • LuLu's Destin FL
  • Margaritaville
  • Marina Cafe
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Pompano Joe's
  • The Crab Trap
  • The Surf Hut
  • World Of Beers
  • McGuire's Irish Pub
  • Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
  • Crust Pizzeria
  • Dewey Destin's Harborside
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
  • Shrimp Basket
  • The Back Porch
  • Beach Walk Cafe
  • Louisiana Lagniappe
  • Fudpuckers Bar & Grill
  • Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Jasmine Thai
  • La Paz
  • Buck's Smokehouse
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Mimmo's
  • Fuji Seafood Buffet
  • Boshamps Seafood House
  • AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Gilligan's Seafood
  • The Breakfast Table
  • Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi
  • China One
  • Thai Delights Restaurant
  • Noonies Thai Cafe
  • Brotula's Seafood & Steamer
  • Original La Famiglia
  • Hog's Breath Saloon
  • Wingstop
  • Merlins Pizza
  • IHOP
  • Capriccio Cafe
  • Island Wing Company
  • Alatapatatas
  • Osaka Japanese Hibachi
  • Vinnie Mc Guire's Pizza
  • Mama Sherry's Pizza
  • Palm Grille
Fort Walton Beach Florida Activities
  • Air Force Armament Museum
  • Bodywork & Massage
  • Crab Island Watersports
  • Destin Airboat Tours
  • Destin Water Taxi
  • Downtown Cinema Plus
  • Emerald Coast Science Center
  • Fat Daddy's Arcade
  • Fort Walton Beach Parasail
  • Goofy Golf
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Indian Temple Mound Museum
  • Massage Envy Spa
  • Okaloosa Island
  • The Block 3 Clubs in 1
  • The Swamp Club
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone
  • Dolphin Watch Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Destin Parasailing Adventure
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Big Kahuna's Water Park
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N' WIld
  • Dragonfly Yoga
  • AMC Theatre
  • 7D Movie Ride
  • The Emerald Cork
  • Heritage Park
  • Sea Lion Show
  • Okaloosa island pier
  • Oklaoosa Island Boardwalk
  • Miracle Strip Parkway
  • Cattywampus Eco Adventures
  • Racetrack Bingo
  • Okaloosa National Mini Golf
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart
  • Local Fitness Center
Fort Walton Beach Florida Restaurants
  • Asiago's Skillet
  • Bay Cafe
  • Blue Collar Cafe
  • Burrito Del Sol
  • Corner Cafe
  • Floyd's Shrimp House
  • Hickory River Smokehouse
  • Old Bay Steamer
  • Original Water Front Crab Shack
  • Props Craft Brewery & Grill
  • Rockin Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar
  • Stewby's Seafood Shanty
  • Tops Choice Hamburgers
  • The Black Pearl
  • Tijuana Flats
  • The Crab Trap
  • Sabor A Mexico
  • Buffalo's Reef
  • Thai House
  • The Bangkok House Thai
  • Ali Baba Grill Cafe
  • Clemenza's at Uptown
  • Angler's Beachside Grill
  • Fusion Bistro
  • Sonny's BBQ
  • Okinawa Japanese Restaurant
  • Thai Kitchen
  • Kim's Restaurant
  • High Tide Restaurant/Oyster Bar
  • Juno's Sushi-Steak & Seafood
  • Pandora's Steak House
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Ali's Bistro
  • Helen Back Cafe
  • Los Rancheros
  • Mary's Kitchen
  • Fudpucker's Bar & Grill
  • Neighborhood Cafe
  • Mother Earth's Cafe
  • Caffe Italia
  • Ma Ma Nu's Kitchen
  • Dosirak House Inc
  • Magnolia Grill
  • Lanie's Kitchen II
  • Jin Jin Chinese
  • Shrimp Basket
  • Fokker's Pub
  • Siam Garden Cafe
  • Olive Garden
  • IHOP
  • Props Brewery & Grill
  • Rick's Crab Trap
  • Kinfolks BBQ
  • K.C.’s Sandbar & Grill
  • Luxe Sports Grill
  • Momma Goldberg’s Deli
  • Salty Duck
  • Sotol Tequila & Mezcal
  • The Boardroom Pub & Grub
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Romantic

Reviews

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Kristina

Amazing 1st Floor Beach Condo!    Jul 16, 2022

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We spent a week at Octopus Garden and it was absolutely amazing! We go to Okaloosa Island once a year, however it was our first time staying at the Azure condominiums. I have to say this trip was our favorite! We have a 3 year old and a 13 year old and it was very important to us to be on the ground floor. We were lucky this unit became available. It was perfect…beautifully decorated, ground floor, steps away from the pool and the beach, and an easy walk from the parking garage. The condo itself had it all from spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, awesome washer, and dryer (you can do a huge load of towels at once and they are dry in 55 minutes…we will be purchasing one for ourselves after using this one), all the cooking utensils you need, beach toys, extra beach chairs, cooler, lots of games and books; not to mention it was spotless. The beach was gorgeous and having 4 chairs and 2 umbrellas provided was a huge plus. This was by far the best condo we have stayed in on Okaloosa Island. Virginia went above and beyond by providing us with highlights of things to do and favorite restaurants. We cannot wait to come back to Octopus Garden! Thank you so much Virginia for sharing your home away from home with us.

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Angie M

Perfect beach front condo    Jun 25, 2022

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This was our first time staying at Azure condominiums. We chose the Octopus Garden because of the ground floor location, covered parking and beach service set up. Parking was easy, only had to park on 2nd level a couple times. Easy walk from parking garage to condo unit. Grounds were clean and well kept. Best part NO ELEVATORS! A flight of stairs from the 2nd level parking area but that was a breeze! The condo itself was nicely decorated and had all the things you need when away from home. Full size (huge) washer & dryer, enough beds/baths for a large group or small family, nice pots/pans and dish ware in the kitchen for cooking or snacking. We had 4 people so we weren't running over each other and everyone had privacy when needed. Access to the pool & beach were awesome. Just a few steps out the patio door and you were poolside. A little bit further and you were on the pass over to the beach. Showers along the way to rinse off when coming or going. The beach set up guys were friendly and had us set up in the same spot daily. The pool was always clean and not overly crowded. We were able to sit and relax daily by the pool if we wanted. Virginia is an excellent host. She answered any question, big or small and her welcome packet was full of helpful info and suggestions. No complaints from us on our stay at the Octopus Garden at Azure! Thank you Virginia!!

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Katie Ziegler

Paradise!    Jun 20, 2022

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We just spent the week at Octopus Garden and it was perfection! The condo was spotless and had everything you could think of. We were surprised how peaceful and quiet it was inside the condo. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all very spacious. We loved hanging out in the living room playing games and watching movies, both of which were provided. The patio right by the pool and hot tub was super convient for our family. The white sand beach was gorgeous and we loved having 4 chairs and 2 umbrellas provided. The new washer and dryer were huge and great for doing beach towels, etc. Virginia was so helpful and amazing to work with. We can’t wait to return and stay here again!!!

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Paula Kairdolf

Beach Vacay 2022    Jun 04, 2022

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We had such a wonderful time staying here at The Octopus Garden! This condo was everything we needed for a great family vacation. So convenient to the pool and beach access- 1st floor means never waiting on elevators! We had plenty of room and everyone slept so comfortably. I’ve never stayed at a condo that has included so much for your stay. Virginia has gone over and beyond to ensure we had a great vacation. From her prompt communication while booking, to the abundantly stocked condo; we were well taken care of. We usually cook every night when we go to the beach and this was the first condo to really have everything we needed in the kitchen. We also really enjoyed all of the books and games and puzzles on the day that it rained. We would love to come back in the future!

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Beth

Perfect Family Condo    May 28, 2022

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Our family of 6 absolutely loved this condo and location. Ground level, right in front of the pool, short walk to the beach. Felt very safe allowing our 4 teenagers to come and go from the beach to the pool. The condo has everything you need. Very clean, spacious. The perfect setup for our family. The washer/dryer are huge, so you can do plenty of towels at one time. Virginia was nothing but a pleasure to work with. Very informative and responsive. If you are hesitating to book this, just do it. You won’t regret it.

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Kate Pinyan

The Stress-Less Vacation Spot!    May 14, 2022

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First of all, the location of this place of this is amazing! It has convenient access to the pool and beach (just steps away) as well as plenty of great food and things to do. It is also nice that this owner has made it super easy for families with little ones to travel! They have almost anything you can think of for you to use so that you don't have to bring the entire house (well, at least not all of it). From a high chair, to pack-n-plays and bedrails, to noise machines and monitors, to beach chairs and toys/games, these owners have truly tried to take as much stress off of parents as they can. You can tell this place is well loved and taken care of. The owners are also very responsive, helpful in providing insider tips for your stay, and easy to work with. Will definitely be back!

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Kelly

Best Condo on Island!    Apr 02, 2022

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I have been vacationing in Destin and Okaloosa Island for 20+ years. This condo, by far has been the best one yet! Virginia goes out of her way to make you feel at home and has left nothing out. It is equipped with everything we needed. It is very spacious and you don’t feel like you are on top of one another. Also, it is absolutely gorgeous on the inside…not to mention the views on the outside. It’s the only first floor unit that I have stayed in that I could still see the ocean! This unit is so convenient to everything and only a few steps to the pool and a few more to the ocean! We will definitely be staying here again! Thank you so much Virginia for checking all our boxes!!!

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Michelle McAskin

Fantastic!    Mar 27, 2022

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We loved everything about our stay. The convenience, the wonderful communication, and tips for the best restaurants made for a lovely stay. We will be back!

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Haley

Perfect beach condo for a stress-free family vacation!    Mar 19, 2022

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The location of this immaculate condo was absolutely perfect. Steps from the pool and hot tub, and yet we couldn't hear a thing from other pool-goers when the condo doors were closed. Just a very short walk to the beach (maybe 2 minutes, less if your kids are running with excitement!). There was no need to "pack up for the day, think of all the things you'll need, and head to the beach/pool" because everything was so close. It was SO EASY to head back inside for a quick lunch, forgotten item, or nap time for the youngest while the older kids stayed to play with another adult. Virginia (the owner) has stocked her condo with everything needed for little ones (pack and play, stroller, high chair, baby monitor, kid-friendly silverware and plates, beach toys, pool toys, books, and games). She also leaves some common pantry items for guests to use, such as spices, oils, etc. She was incredibly responsive whenever I had a question prior to and during our stay, even for as insignificant of a question such as, "Where can I find the cutest Fort Walton Beach Christmas ornaments?" We had some flight issues on our way to Florida, and when Virginia found out, she went out of her way to have a special basket of goodies waiting for us when we arrived at the condo! Virginia also helped us set up our transportation service to and from the airport. The condo was exceptionally clean. All staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The beach chair and umbrella service was great! We would stay again in a heartbeat! I can't recommend Virginia and her beautiful condo enough!

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Amanda Fowler

The BEST!!!    Sep 18, 2021

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Probably the best condo on Okaloosa Island. Virgina is so wonderful & helpful with all of her recommendations. The condo had plenty of room for our family of six. Being steps away from the pool and hot tub was amazing. Access to the beach was very easy! The condo has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation! I would highly recommend & we will be back!

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Laura Kelley

Just Perfect!    Sep 11, 2021

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We LOVED staying here! The condo is spotless, beautifully decorated, and well-stocked with everything you need for a relaxing beach trip! We really appreciated how attentive Virginia was, making sure we had all we needed and promptly answering all of our questions. The first-floor location was so great, making for easy pool and beach access. There were many "little" extra things we loved like the books, games, and puzzles as well as floats and beach chairs provided for our use. Virginia also provided us with a list of activities and great restaurants nearby. The Azure complex is beautiful with two pools and a splash pad. White sandy beaches and two chairs and an umbrella are included with your stay. We have stayed at various places up and down the coast and can't say enough good things about Octopus Garden! We will be back!

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KathyBenson

Great Vacation Place!!!    Aug 14, 2021

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This is a great place to stay !!! Just steps to the pool and hot tub!!! No steps or elevator to get to the beach and beach chairs and umbrella are included.This is a super clean unit with comfortable beds.

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SC

Nice family vacation!!    Aug 01, 2021

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We absolutely loved our stay at Octopus Garden! The owner, Virginia, is hands down the best! She is available 24/7 for any questions or concerns we had. We loved the fact that it was on the first floor and easily walk out to the beach and pool, especially having 4 kids under the age of 7 in our group! Loved that the condo came equipped with play pens, high chair, stroller, sand toys and boards. It was clean when we arrived and pantry had a few stocked items that came in handy during our stay. Highly recommend staying here!

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Sonia

Nice family vacation!    Aug 01, 2021

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We absolutely loved our stay at Octopus Garden! The owner, Virginia, is hands down the best! She is available 24/7 for any questions or concerns we had. We loved the fact that it was on the first floor and easily walk out to the beach and pool, especially having 4 kids under the age of 7 in our group! Loved that the condo came equipped with play pens, high chair, stroller, sand toys and boards. It was clean when we arrived and pantry had a few stocked items that came in handy during our stay. Highly recommend staying here!

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Kim

Awesome! Awesome!!    Jul 01, 2021

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Best Place to Stay - Look no more!! Two family of four stayed several times at Azure for the week of July 4th and this condo is hands down the best. Clean and has extra house amenities (well stock kitchen) that other condos do not have. The Strunk family was great to work with from day one and very accommandating to all of our request. Steps away from the Pier and Restaurants. Will not book any other place!

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Justin

Perfect Family Vacation    May 05, 2021

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Hands down the nicest condo we have ever stayed in. We would give this place 10 stars if we could. We are already booking it again for next year. If you have young children this is the perfect place. We were able to put our 3 and 1 year old down for naps/bed while we sat by the pool with monitors….and drinks. Steps away from the pool and beach. The Skrunk family will make sure it’s the best vacation you can have. Why stay anywhere else when this is the prefect place! Thank you to the Skrunk family! We can’t wait to come back!

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Josh Tallent

The best unit at Azure    May 01, 2021

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We have been coming to Okaloosa island since 2012. We will never stay anywhere ever again. We are going to be Yearly guest, maybe even more than one stay a year. The condo is great, beautiful, and a perfect location. The Strunk family are the nicest people you will ever deal with. If I was you…. I would stop looking and go ahead and book this one. You won’t regret it!!!!!!!!!

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Amanda

A Great Beach Condo!    Apr 24, 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Octopus Garden. It was clean, nicely decorated, and SO convenient for enjoying the pool and beach with young children. The condo is literally steps away from the heated pool so it was easy to run into the condo from the pool for snacks, bathroom, sunscreen application, etc. The beach was beautiful and we had chairs and an umbrella already set up for us. The condo is spacious with two king beds, so we could invite the grandparents along. It was also convenient to many good places to eat and activities like putt-putt for the kids. The fact that they provided a pack n play, high chair, baby monitor, and beach chairs/toys really helped us have a lighter load to pack as well. I highly recommend it!

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Ashley Wood

Loved our stay    Apr 10, 2021

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The Octopus Garden is an amazing vacation stay. It is clean, fresh and well decorated. Amazing access to the pool and beach. We loved the ability to hop down to the beach whenever or be back at the pool. The condo had everything we needed from a well stocked kitchen, child friendly items, comfortable bedding and more. We loved every part of it and felt so well taken care of from the owners.

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F. Calarco

Outstanding Vacation Retreat    Mar 29, 2021

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The Octopus Garden is a vacation destination for the whole family! From the convenient pool and beach access with this first floor condo to the little touches from the owners to make everyone feel at home - our stay here was a family vacation to remember! The condo was clean, spacious, and comfortable, beautifully decorated and outfitted with a fully functional kitchen and plenty of seating for a large family. The white, sandy beach is clean, well-kept, and holds fun for all ages from beach chairs to volleyball. The local eats — including tasty food just across the street kept us coming back for more! This was our first trip to the Octopus Garden, and it definitely won’t be our last!

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Sara Irick

Family vacation heaven    Mar 15, 2021

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This was the first time my husband and I have gone on vacation with our toddler that we actually were able to relax. The Octopus Garden is perfectly equipped for families and is perhaps the best location to enjoy the pool and beach from. The proximity from the pool/beach to the condos patio simply could not be beat. It was super easy to run back and forth and meet all my toddlers demands. The condo was clean, had a well equipped kitchen, and very comfortable beds. We felt very relaxed and at home here. The beach is so beautiful with its white sand, the beach service was on point setting up fun patterns with umbrellas every day, and never crowded. The hot tub was awesome- especially since we had the monitor at night. I wish I could use a hot tub every night before bed. We slept like babies. Thank you Strunk’s for making this a vacation to remember!

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Kathleen McClelland

Luxury Retreat w/ All Amenities - Perfect for Families!    Mar 06, 2021

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This is the way to vacation! Steps from pools, hot tubs, splash pad, and the beach/ocean just beyond a minutes walk away. Beach views from the kitchen. Perfect sandy beaches - umbrella and chairs set up daily. Virginia and Randy have provided it all. Their place is spacious, pristine, and equipped with everything you could need (board games, movies, beach toys, high chair, bunk beds, baby monitor) It was a stress-free, rejuvenating and relaxing time away for us, and we can't wait to go back. This is the way to vacation! Highly recommend!!

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Jessica Stieritz

Great family spot!    Mar 01, 2021

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Octopus Garden was absolutely the perfect spot for our family of 6 to get away during the pandemic. The condo and location are beautiful and clean, and furnished with everything we needed, including a high chair, baby monitor, and beach toys! It was great for our older kids, who could head out to the beach or pool on their own while we relaxed on the patio with the toddler, who could be kept contained but happy. :) We had so much fun!! Virginia and Randy bend over backwards to make sure your stay is perfect!

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Amy Brennan

Perfect family vacation spot!    Dec 26, 2020

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We LOVED our time at Octopus Garden. It was spacious for our family of four and had every amenity we needed and then some! Loved that we could walk right out to the heated pool and hot tub and easily walk to the beach. Virginia is a thoughtful, excellent host. We can’t wait to go back!

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Jeana

Best Condo We Have Ever Stayed In    Dec 31, 1969

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This condo is everything it says it is! Perfect location! We had double red flags all week and it was perfect for us being steps from the pool and hot tub! Virginia is very informative and helpful. I never felt lack of communication. They definitely make it a nice enjoyable stay. Their condo is the best we have ever stayed in and we travel alot! If you have littles this is definitely one you want to check out! It was nice to be so close so when it was lunchtime we were just a few steps away. We didn't have to pack a bunch of toys etc to beach or pool. Kids were able to grab what they needed when they needed it! We will definitely be back!