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For family-friendly fun by the beach, there’s nothing quite like a trip to Fort Walton Beach, Florida. At this top-rated beach destination in Florida’s Panhandle, you’ll find white sands, calm waters, aquariums, parks, and beautiful natural areas. Both summer vacationers and retirees/snowbirds love coming to Fort Walton Beach year after year.
To make your stay a comfortable one with plenty of personal space, consider booking one of these top Fort Walton Beach vacation rentals on Airbnb or Vrbo.
You can listen to the ocean and enjoy unobstructed views of the sunsets when you book this Airbnb unit for your Fort Walton Beach trip. The condo is available for up to four people and a studio-style space with a full kitchen, full bathroom, king-size bed, sofa bed, and TV. It is on the fifth floor and offers lovely views of the beach and ocean from the balcony. If you need to do laundry, there is a washer and dryer on the same floor as this condo that guests can use.
Travelers can stay at this pet-friendly vacation home in Fort Walton Beach that has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms to themselves. The home sleeps up to nine people and is only a couple of miles from the sandy beaches. Other features of the home are laundry machines, a driveway for parking, and family-friendly amenities, such as booster chairs, playpens, a car seat, and a baby tub. The pet fee is $150 at this home.
Larger groups of up to 10 people will enjoy staying at this house for rent in Fort Walton Beach. It is a Vrbo vacation rental that is 1,800 square feet in size and has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms. The classic Florida cottage also comes with a covered back porch, saltwater pool, gas grill, and fenced backyard. You can bring pets along when you pay an extra deposit. It’s also a family-friendly rental house that comes with rollaway beds and a travel crib for infants.
Couples will enjoy staying in this 325-square-foot condo that is a studio space for a romantic getaway. It is a third-floor efficiency unit in the Pirates Bay complex. You’ll have access to shared amenities, such as the community pool and bay-front beach. The town of Fort Walton Beach is just a couple of miles from this property. When you stay here, you’ll have a kitchenette, free Wi-Fi, an elevator in the building, and a parking lot in front of the building.
Eight people can book this Airbnb that has three bedrooms and two bathrooms on a trip to Fort Walton Beach. It is about 11 minutes from the beach and about eight minutes from downtown. It’s a family-friendly place that welcomes kids and pets. Guests rate this Airbnb highly because of the large kitchen, ample parking, and 1,740 square feet of space to spread out and relax. Special features of the interior include stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, classic gray shaker cabinets, and a coffee bar.
Up to six guests can stay at this Fort Walton Beach Airbnb that has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It is about five miles from the beach and comes with its very own pool. The outside area also has a large, fenced yard full of trees, a grill, and an outdoor seating area. When you stay here, you’ll be in a 900-square-foot guest house on the corner of the host’s property. However, it is private and secluded for your beach getaway. You can even bring a pet along for an additional $40 fee. Meanwhile, the inside of the home offers laundry machines, kitchen basics, Wi-Fi, and a 60-inch smart TV. The Airbnb host also provides beach towels and chairs, plus private driveway parking.
Guests can walk to Choctawhatchee Bay from this cottage and be just a mile from Fort Walton Beach when they book this Airbnb. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom to accommodate up to six people. Interior features of this rental unit are free Wi-Fi, smart TV, a full kitchen, kitchen island, dining room table, sunroom with sofa, laundry machines, and a sleeper sofa in the living room. The Airbnb host provides guests with bath towels, linens, and bathroom toiletries. If you want to reserve a six-seater golf cart or kayaks (for an additional fee), arrange this with the Airbnb host in advance.
With about 1,450 square feet of space, this beach cottage sleeps six people and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms for guests. It is a cozy and relaxing space in a quiet neighborhood and central location. The home has a full kitchen, laundry machines, complimentary toiletries, and step-free access. The outdoor space offers a private backyard, covered patio, gas grill, and front yard space too. The beach is about a mile away from the cottage and is close to lots of other things to do in the area.
This waterfront studio offers a great location for a quiet getaway and is available to rent on Vrbo. It is a 325-square-foot studio that has one bedroom and one bathroom. This is a pet-friendly rental when you pay an extra fee. It is located on the third floor of a building within the Pirates Bay Resort in Fort Walton Beach. There are two large pools that are shared and that guests can use while staying here. You’ll enjoy the views from the private third-floor balcony and the picnic and grilling area too. There is a private marina where you can watch the boats come and go here as well. Additionally, you can rent a 36-foot boat slip onsite or take a fishing pole down to the docks to catch some fish.
A big highlight of this Airbnb vacation rental is the covered, heated pool that you’ll have all to yourself. You can even have the pool heated for an extra $15 per day. From this rental house, you’ll be just a three-minute walk to shopping and restaurants and a seven-minute drive from the beach. The home is decorated with original art from Madagascar, where the owner is from. Guests also enjoy this vacation home because of the fenced backyard. It’s easy to access and close to a walking track, tennis, basketball, and playground at Ferry Park.
With this rental, you’ll get a ground-floor condo that sleeps up to five people and is right on the beach. It is directly on the beach with private beach access. You’ll be on Okaloosa Island and within walking distance of attractions and restaurants. When you stay here, you’ll have a full kitchen, private patio, free Wi-Fi, basic toiletries, an in-unit washer and drier, and free parking provided. The sleeping arrangements are a queen-sized bed, a large couch, and two twin-size rollout mattresses.
Here’s a 600-square-foot condo that sleeps four people in Fort Walton Beach. It is centrally located on Okaloosa Island and is a great getaway spot with one bedroom and one bathroom. The condo is just steps from the beach and has a full kitchen, private patio, Wi-Fi, TV, and DVD player. You’ll get free beach service while staying here and can also relax in the large pool that is located next door. Choose this Vrbo property if you want to skip the crowded hotels and be right on the beach.
A unique way to experience Fort Walton Beach is to rent this camper, which can accommodate four guests. It has a queen-size bed and a sofa bed for sleeping. From here, you can take a 10-minute walk to get downtown and explore the food trucks, museum, bayside park, shopping, and museum. The camper has a full kitchen, dining area, and outdoor covered patio. It is semi-permanently parked in a wooded residential lot at the edge of the Elliott Point Neighborhood. It’s in a calm setting and a three-minute walk to a grocery store.
If you want to literally be right on the water during your Fort Walton Beach trip, consider booking this Airbnb houseboat. The boat sleeps four people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It is a highly rated Airbnb rental that is situated on a quiet bayou on a private, one-acre residence. The Airbnb host will provide you with kayaks, paddleboards, a fire pit, and fishing poles. The beaches are about four miles away from this boat. However, there is a brewery across the street and shopping close by. This is an ideal rental for able-bodied adults and children over age six. You’ll love the large, covered dock that you can swim and fish off of. There is also a small grassy area where you can have a campfire or play horseshoes.