I have a 16 month old and we just stayed at Waterscape this past week! We stayed in unit B606.
Pros: the pool area was wonderful! There are two pools, lazy river, and a very shallow kiddie pool and a kiddie area attached to one of the larger pools. There is also an area with small things to climb on for little kids near the kiddie pool area. The beach was very clean and well maintained. The whole condo itself was really nice! Our unit was nice and clean and had a view of the ocean from the balcony. The higher up and the smaller room numbers have better views (ex: 606 is better than 620). The condo was also within walking distance to Anglers, Crab Trap, Waffle House, Old Bay Steamer, and The Black Pearl (restaurants). You are also close to the pier, a surf shop, and not far from a Publix. The condo provided free dvd rentals, free wifi, and there were plenty of towels in the rooms, and cooking utensils (pots/pans etc...).
Cons: These "cons" wouldn't have kept me from staying here or returning again! The beach area is not a very large section (about as wide as the condo). They line the beach chairs and umbrellas up in rows (usually there are 3). You will always get a chair (two chairs and umbrella come with the room- additional chairs provided by the condo cost extra) but you may be in the third row staring at two other rows of chairs! Also if you plan on brining one of the big tents you have to sit it up behind the third row of chairs and they CAN NOT be left up overnight bc the condo will tear them down and throw away. There are people that "police" the beach area that will come around and as your room numbers if you are using the condo provided chairs (so no cheating and using more than 2). You also can not sit up your tents off the condos beach portion because to the left and right belong to other condos. Another thing to note- the kiddie pool uses "re filtered" water and has signs warning NOT to drink the water (this kind of grossed me out). If you want pool chairs you must get up before 8 and go "reserve" them with something because there will most likely be none available the rest of the day! There is a sign saying do not reserve pool chairs but everyone did and no one "policed" this! The condo had a parking structure and the driving lane was narrow meaning you have to stop going up and down to let others pass. Some things to note: extra paper towels, toilet paper, and trash bags are not provided. You get an initial set up but none past that. They provided one load of dishwasher stuff and laundry soap- so bring your own!
Overall we really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waterscape Condominiums, professionally managed by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, are located on beautiful Okaloosa Island, which is infamous for its emerald green waters and white sandy beaches. Waterscape was constructed as a U-shaped property to house the "heartbeat" of the facility; the tropical oasis and pools. Waterscape has a two tiered pool deck separated by a 10 foot waterfall. The lower pool deck includes a large zero entry pool with spray toys and lily pads for the young at heart. The resort's lower pool deck features a long lazy river for you to float down on resort inner tubes. The upper deck houses a seasonally heated pool. There is a children's splash area on the upper pool deck that features toys for toddlers and a covered play area for maximum sun protection. There are two hot tubs located in the tropical oasis for your relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waterscape Condominiums Hotel Fort Walton Beach