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The Bay-Waterfront Luxury, Fort Walton Beach, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Fort Walton Beach, Fort Walton Beach Vacation Rental House

  •  205-621-1075
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Last Updated: 05/30/2023

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The Bay House: Luxurious Oasis on Fort Walton's Bay Drive

Welcome to The Bay!
"The Bay" is a beautiful, quiet, luxurious home with one of the best views on Choctawhatchee Bay. This home is located on Bay Drive which is home to Ft. Walton Beach's most premier bayfront properties. Views extend from Shalimar to Ft. Walton Beach and include Destin's Mid-Bay Bridge, Crab Island, the Destin Harbor, and more.

Seated on a half acre of waterfront property, this home is sure to have something for everyone. The private dock is open to swimmers and boaters alike. There is a small boat launch just a mile down the street which is hidden from all but the locals. If you like fishing, or even watching for them, we've got you covered there too. Large and small crabs, redfish, mullet, shrimp, stingrays, and even dolphin are frequent visitors to our oasis here. Like to walk, run, or bike? Bay Drive has you covered. It's the prettiest street in town, with Spanish moss drooping from our beautiful trees. We are also less than a mile from Ferry Park which has tennis courts, a zipline, baseketball courts, a walking trail, frisbee golf, and more. We are also very close to the Ft. Walton Yacht Club, and from our dock you can watch Regatta (sailboat races) every Wednesday of summer.

The inside of The Bay is just as exciting as the outside. It has the finest furnishings with a classy, coastal charm. Beautiful marble, granite, and high end cabinetry work fill the kitchens and baths. Floor to ceiling windows are sure the please the eye. Both the Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom Suite have gorgeous views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. From the kitchen you can overlook the waterfront while preparing the next meal. Floors are whitewashed hardwoods. No expense was spared.

This home includes 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. It can sleep 10 people in beds plus 2 on a sofa bed. The driveway has room for 6 cars, or a few less and a boat trailer. There is an outdoor swing on the patio, as well as a tree swing for the kids. An outdoor shower is located on the side of the home to leave the sand outside.

If you want to bring your boat, you may certainly do so. Jet skis are welcome here, too. We have a dock with ropes and bumpers waiting for you. If you want to kayak, bring it. Snorkeling, shelling, fishing, swimming, or just doing absolutely nothing....This is your private playhouse and has everything for your dream vacation in your private backyard. You can rent a Golf Cart and ride around our cart-friendly community--to shopping, restuarants, great parks, or to the grocery store. When you want to go to the beach, there are seven local access points within 2 miles of our driveway. Come enjoy the quiet side of Destin/Ft. Walton Beach!

Technical details about The Bay
**4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
**Maximum occupancy is 10 people (infants included)
**Master Suite has a king size bed
**Master bath has a single vanity and a cast iron tub/shower combo
**Second bedroom suite has a King bed
**Third bedroom has a Queen bed
**2nd bath is Jack & Jill, which connects to both guest bedrooms. Walk-in, newly remodeled shower
**Third bathroom (upstairs) includes a shower and single vanity
**Living room has a queen size sofa bed with tempurpedic mattress
**Fully stocked gourmet kitchen with all the finest furnishings
**Laundry area includes full size washer and dryer, with custom cabinetry
**Keypad lock to ensure you never have to look for keys
**Wifi and cable TV are included
**Pet Friendly (but all pets must be pre-approved)
**Pack-n-Play and high chair are provided in the bedroom closet
**Beach chairs, umbrella, and umbrella anchor are provided for your use at public beaches



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Cleaning Fee: $350.00

Booking Procedure:

To book, send me an inquiry.  I don't allow online booking as I like to speak to my guests. I have a four night minimum except in Winter.  Sometimes I will allow 3 night rentals, if it is a good fit on the calendar, or through the week.

I don't allow reservations that create skipped nights that become unrentable.

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Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Kitchen
  • Formal Dining Room
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private BBQ
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Fireplace
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkling
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Bikes Included
  • Wedding Friendly
  • Board Games
  • Linens Included
  • Pets On Request
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking outside only
  • Vacuum
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Extra Housekeeping
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Fenced Beachfront Yard
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Water Park & Wildlife Viewing
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • Pier
  • Boat Parking Nearby
  • Trailer Parking Nearby
  • Boat Slip Included
  • Other services private chef
  • Other services massage


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
  • Pickleball
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
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Romantic



Anita S.

Incredible    Apr 15, 2023

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We LOVE Danica! We took a short notice opening for the Bay House and we were treated like royalty. Everything was perfect. The best part of staying in the house was the incredible Sunrises and if you time it just right the Moonrises. Stunning every morning!!


Kitty Hawk Kites

Teaching the World to Fly    Apr 02, 2023

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Another successful kite festival!! Thank you Danica for providing an incredible stay for my flyers!!


Cindi M.

10 Day Stay at The Bay    Mar 15, 2023

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Oh my goodness! I've just returned home from a 10-day stay at The Bay. This is a 4 bedroom house on the water in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. (It's actually 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on the main floor with the entire upstairs being a loft full of beds and its own full bathroom). It's HUGE!! It's very comfortable with so much space to spread out. The outdoors is amazing! The water is crystal clear, and you can walk forever and it's only to your knees. Excellent for kayaking, paddle boarding, sunbathing and for children to play safely. NO HUGE WAVES. It's in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood. Great for walks, bike rides, golfcarts. Close to shops and restaurants. But I think the best amenity is the privacy. Your group has its own house, backyard, dock, sandy area, water. This is a great fit for a large family, a reunion, a girls or guys trip. We'll be back for sure. 👍👍


Angie D.

The Bay The Bay    Mar 15, 2023

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The Bay House is amazing, if you enjoy privacy and peacefulness this is the place for you! All the comforts of home with the Bay in your backyard. The bonus toys included like the paddle Boards and crab trap give you lots of extra entertainment along with a fire pit makes for perfect evenings. Danica as always is amazing and gives you all the information you need making renting easy. I promise you will be sad when you have to leave this little piece of paradise!


Leslie R.

Dreamy!    Feb 14, 2023

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We stayed at The Bay for my sons birthday, 4 nights. The house is absolute perfection! We traveled with 4 kiddos ranging in ages 4-15 and there was soo much to do there at the house for each one, I could barely get them to leave to do anything else. Which meant more relaxation for me 😉 Sand fun? ✅ water fun ✅ drool-worthy views ✅✅. Danica also grabbed my groceries for me before my arrival and made sure every detail was taken care of. Cannot say enough good things about our stay or our host.


Sara W.

Visiting The Bay    Jan 09, 2023

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We had a wonderful time staying at "The Bay" with Danica.  The home is absolutely beautiful and the views are magazine worthy.  The beds were extremely comfortable which is something we really appreciate when going on vacation. The home was super clean and supplied everything we needed for our stay. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend staying here!  You won't regret it! 


Allison F.

Peaceful Getaway    Dec 23, 2022

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My parents and our family of 3 plus two dogs had a fantastic time at this gorgeous home over Christmas!  Danica went above and beyond to make our stay special.  From the beautifully decorated Christmas tree to the sweet gifts that she left for us, everything was wonderful!  The views of the Bay are just incredible and having a yard with a fence and hedges on two sides all the way down to the water let our fur babies enjoy the outside without worry of them wandering off.  Thank you so much, we can't wait to visit again in the future!


Kitty Hawk Kites

The Bay let our dreams fly    Sep 22, 2022

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Kitty Hawk kites LOVES DANICA!!!! We had a lot of special requests, and a very tight budget. She met every need beyond expectations, via text and email she was incredibly responsive and effective. Absolutely the BEST experience I have ever had in literally any traveling situation ever. I refuse to ever look elsewhere. I would put all my money on her, and always will. Thank you so much for being the most crucial part of our mission: to teach the world to FLY!!!


Tyler G.

The Bay    Aug 01, 2022

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My family and I had a wonderful experience during our week staying in The Bay house. We enjoyed the extra space and quiet neighborhood but still less than 3 miles away from the beach.

I would highly recommend the Bay house and/or using Danica with waterscape. Great host and always quick with responses.