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Waters Edge Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   590 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548   |  
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louisiana
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“great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

i have stayed at Waters Edge twice. The pool is fantastic. the condos are very nice and have bonus bunk beds to accomodate a larger family. The covered parking is a nice plus. Would recommend Waters Edge to couples or families. A big improvement would be a poolside grill serving burgers and sandwiches.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2011

We booked a last minute trip to Fort Walton Beach (7 days prior to traveling) and really hit the jackpot in Resort Quest's Waters Edge Condos. Online information, photos and promises always leave me wondering, but this place is well beyond even our most optimistic expectations. (I suppose much of the satisfaction is generated by the individual condo - ours is #611, and that other condos here may differ.) Two full bedrooms, one bunkroom (a bedroom without a closet) and two full baths. Full kitchen, new(er) furniture and a GREAT view of the gulf. We've traveled extensively and seen the good and the bad. Water's Edge is not a luxury resort (e.g., Riz), but it is a really, really nice condo complex.
If you're looking for nice accommodations, beautiful sandy beach, and a nice gulf-facing pool, Water's Edge is the place.
Staff recommended great restaurants when we checked in, which makes the trip sooo much more pleasent. Seafood: ~Dewey's Destin Italian: ~LaFamiglia Both are a short drive away in Destin.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

This is actually my third time renting a condo in Water's Edge. What can I say? It is outstanding! Ignore any negative comments on here about the complex...you can't find anything wrong with it. Sure, the beach may not cooperate, or the weather, but that is Mother Nature's fault, not Water's Edge. I noticed there is a negative experience on here about the unit, and attached is a picture of 'green stuff'' in the water, in front of the beach chairs. DO NOT let that fool you...it can be anywhere during a certain time period, and that renter just happened to be unlucky and it was here.

We were there for 12 days this time...the condo, water, and weather was great. In fact, the stay could not have been any better.

I highly recommend Water's Edge....one of the best on the beach!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2009

My wife and I went down to Ft. Walton for a 3 day golf vacation with some friends and stayed at the Azure which is also on Santa Rosa Blvd. When we decided that we wanted to stay another week, just the two of us, we called Resort Quest and booked room 508 at Waters Edge for another week. Simply put, it is fantastic. Great views, great pool, great location. We loved it and plan on going back!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2007

Stayed for a long weekend and were pleasantly surprised!
We requested a bottom unit and were very fortunate to get a great unit.
This unit is 2 bedrooms 2 full baths and could sleep 8. We only had 6 people.
The unit is updated with great countertops carpet apliances etc

The property itself is wonderful. Landscaping is newly done, pool which was right outside our room was 5000 Sq Ft. HUGE!
Great for kids and adults alike.
Ft. Walton is wonderful and the best beaches in the country!!
Hope this helps enjoy!!

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2006

I went with this condo based on the reviews. It was almost $30 more than others. Actually all the condos in Ft. Walton are nice except a few. Island Echos is cheaper and looks the same. The ground floor/pool side are the rooms with the online pics....meaning look. The things I did not like was the beach was nasty the whole trip. I know waters edge had no hand in that. If you want to stay at Waters Edge it's nice to have a parking deck.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2005

We had booked originally at Island Echos (see my less than favorable review), which is just a few buildings away on Santa Rosa Blvd. Island Echos was unacceptable because the pool was under repair, and we were given a two-bedroom condo at Water's Edge for the same price. What a bit of luck for us.

First of all, all the units face the gulf for an unobstructed ocean view. There is a four-level parking garage on the street side of the building. Our unit was immaculate, perfectly decorated, and fully equipped with dishes, tvs, DVD players, VCRs, towels and linens. We even received a welcome package with coffee for our first morning.

The pool was huge (they claim 5000 square feet). There are actually two separate pools, separated by a small ribbon of concrete. Nearby there are two or three charcoal grills. Beach setups were included - an umbrella and two lounge chairs for each day that we were there. The beach was wonderful, the weather was perfect (we were there between hurricanes: we got extremely lucky with the weather), the gulf looked like a sheet of glass on our second day. Our only complaint was that the water was so still, we had trouble hearing the ocean from our open bedroom window at night!

Water's Edge is relatively new (built in 2001, I believe), and evidently was built with severe weather in mind. Having just survived Ivan, Dennis, and the residual winds and surge from Katrina and Rita, the only damage we were able to observe were two missing screens from the bedroom window and one side of the sliding glass balcony door.

The master bedroom had a view of the gulf, with a patio door that leads to the balcony. The master bath included a huge walk-in closet, separate tub and shower, and dual dressing areas with separate vanities. The hall bath included a tub and shower combo. The second bedroom had a queen bed and closet, tv/vcr combination, and a window to the street-side of the building. Across the hall from here was a bonus bedroom with twin bunk beds, tv/vcr combo, and a dresser (no closet). The kitchen was fully equiped with all appliances, including a small washer/dryer combination in a small closet. The owners even included a chess board, board games, playing cards, and books and puzzles that our four-year-old loved. A broadband Internet connection was also available.

All I can say is that we will be back to visit as soon as possible. I can't imagine a better place for our family of five to enjoy one of the most beautiful spots in the country.

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Also Known As:
Resortquest Rentals At Waters Edge Condominiums Hotel
Resortquest Rentals At Waters Edge Condominiums Hotel Fort Walton Beach
Waters Edge Condominiums
Address: 590 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 17 Specialty lodging in Fort Walton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waters Edge Beach Resort 3.5*
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