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"A Shore Thing" Beachfront Condo, Fort Walton Beach, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

The Palms - Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach Vacation Rental Condo

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Last Updated: 04/01/2024

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"A Shore Thing" Beachfront Condo

No matter what kind of beach getaway you’re looking for, The Palms 503 is ready and waiting for you. This two-bedroom condo rental in Fort Walton Beach, Florida is located on Okaloosa Island, offering a one-of-a-kind location in between Downtown Fort Walton Beach and nearby Destin. With everything you need right at your fingertips, it doesn’t get much better than this!

The Palms 503 is perfectly appointed for six guests, ensuring that everyone will be completely comfortable throughout their stay. Panoramic views of the Gulf are yours to enjoy here as well! Grab your coffee, pull up a chair, and sit back as the soft sea breeze dances across your skin. The views are terrific no matter what time of year you visit! Whip up a meal in your full kitchen surrounded by granite counters and white appliances. Both bedrooms come with their own private bathroom, with a walk-in shower in the master.

Meanwhile, fun under the sun is what a beach vacation is all about! Splash around in the Gulf-front pool or soak up some vitamin D on the spacious sundeck. Your time on the sand is made even better with complimentary beach service, available in-season! Lounge underneath an umbrella with two comfortable chairs while you watch the waves lap up onto the shore. Barbecue grills are also available for a cookout no matter what time of day it is.

Want to experience Fort Walton Beach like a local? Then be sure to save our Gulf Coast Guide to help you plan your vacation itinerary. From dining to exciting beach activities, we’ve got you covered!  Enjoy activities like fishing charters, parasailing, dolphin cruises, and more.

Experience vacation perfected at The Palms 503! Call us or book direct online today.  Please check out my reviews, as they are all 5-star reviews and you can expect the same great service!




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Cleaning Fee : $200.00

Taxes: 13%

Credit Card Fee: 3%

Rental Agreement:

All guests will be required to provide name, address, and phone number along with the number of guests and ages. Minimum age to book is 25. 
A rental agreement must be signed by each guest after booking.  If this is not completed, the booking will be cancelled.  All house rules must be adhered to as listed on the rental agreement or the booking with be cancelled/terminated with no refund.  
Travel/Trip insurance will be available to purchase (which we highly recommend) upon booking.  The owner's web site is secure, so book with confidence. 

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Charcoal Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • TV/DVD
  • Board Games
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Smoking outside only
  • Condo
  • Elevator/Lift
  • 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
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 2 cars


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
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Golf
  • Lake
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic



Tony Wirrig

Highly Recommend!    Mar 02, 2024

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We spent the whole month of February in Rhonda's beautiful condo. Rhonda is a first class host! She was very quick to respond and made sure we had everything we needed. The condo was clean and very nicely furnished. The beds were comfortable with ample blankets and pillows. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need to cook and serve a meal. The view from the balcony is gorgeous. The private, gated entrance to the beach was nice and there were private bathrooms for guests. The location was perfect for us. We enjoyed the less busy area, but were just a very short drive from Destin. We would definitely stay at A Shore Thing again!


Nancy & Butch Baker

Fabulous!    Oct 22, 2023

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Unit 503 is absolutely beautiful and Rhonda is wonderful to work with. The unit has been updated and is lovely! We love being right on the beach and having the chair and umbrella service is definitely a perk! The unit is very clean and well appointed with everything you need to have a wonderful time! The view and sunsets are absolutely beautiful! Highly recommend this unit and Rhonda!! Thank you!



AMAZING    Sep 16, 2023

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Our stay at the Palms 503 was absolutely PERFECT!! Rhonda was a wonderful and very accommodating host!! She was available with a quick response for any questions we had during our stay. The view is perfect, we were able to watch the dolphins swim by every morning and evening. We have stayed on Okaloosa Island for many years when we vacation. This condo is the nicest, cleanest, most up to date and modern condo we have stayed in by far!! We look forward to staying here again for future trips!! Thank you, Rhonda for sharing your beautiful condo with our family!! We look forward to staying here again without hesitation.


Eric S

Wonderful stay!    Aug 24, 2023

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Rhonda was a great host and was always very responsive and helpful.  We had a wonderful stay and would absolutely come back.  Everything exceeded expectations and our favorite parts were the view, how quiet the condo/area was, and the quick beach access.  We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more.   



Everything was top notch!    Aug 16, 2023

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We couln't have enjoyed our stay more!  Rhonda was a top notch hostess and provided us with the most detailed and helpful information of any host we've every dealt with.  The condo was absolutely beautiful and exactly as described/pictured.  We cooked all of our meals while there and found the condo to be extremely accomodating with plates, bowls, cutlery, pots/pans, cooking utensils, etc.  It truly had all we needed.  The balcony was awesome and very large!  We had a perfect view of the beautiful white sand beach and crystal blue-green ocean.  Getting to the beach was super easy and we were so grateful that we had the opportunity to obtain 2 chairs and an umbrella each day.  Honestly we have nothing negative to say about the place and ou stay.  We will DEFINITELY keep Rhnda and her space in mind the next time we plan to visit.  



Just What we were Looking for    Jul 26, 2023

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Beautiful, CLEAN and just what we were looking for! We will definitely be staying again.



Absolute Gem!    Jul 23, 2023

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This beachside condo was an absolute gem! from the moment we stepped in, we were captivated by the stunning ocean views. The condo was beautifully furnished and had ll the amenities we needed for a comvortable stay. The beach was just steps away, making it convenient for morning walks and sunset strolls. Rhonda was a gracious and accommodating host, ensuring our vacation was truly memorable. Thank you for hosting, hope to be back next year.



Great Condo - Great host!    Jul 07, 2023

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We really enjoyed our stay at yourr beautiful condo. The view was awesome from the living room, master, and balcony. Access to the beach was perfect. The condo complex has beach gear available for free use, which my grandaughters enjoyed. Also it was wonderful having a beach umbrella & chair set provided and set up every day for our enjoyment. Great condo, Great host! We highly recommend your condo and would do it again. thank you, Rhonda.


Brandi Chastain

The Palms 503    Jun 01, 2023

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I highly highly recommend this condo. It’s updated and clean along with a balcony that allows perfect views of the ocean. It’s a smaller complex of condos so the walk from your vehicle to the condo is short as well as from the condo to the beach. Over the past 14 years we have stayed in multiple condos on Okaloosa Island and this by far has been our favorite.

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Rhonda Knudson's reply:

Thank you so much Brandi - you were a wonderful guest and we can't wait to host you again!


K. Farley

The Palms #503    May 14, 2023

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We had an AWESOME stay at this luxurious condo!! Great Views! Spoke to the owner of the condo, and she was so friendly and accommodating. We will be back for many more vacations!!


Lucy and Wayne Heintz

The Palms 503    May 08, 2023

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Beautiful condo with unobstructed view of the beach. Very clean with updated appliances, finishes and decor. Bedrooms are large with large bathrooms which are also updated with high end finishes. Fully equipped kitchen. Nice balcony for enjoying the outdoors. Definitely worth renting for a great vacation get away


Carole Wentz

The Palms 503    May 08, 2023

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A wonderful ocean view condo! Tons of space and stocked with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Great balcony for watching the sunrise/sunset on the beach. Location is convenient to nearby restaurants as well - highly recommend!!