- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 3
Description from the manager
Tiki Beach Cottage unit 13 is a designer decorated gulf front one bedroom, one bath unit that sleeps 3. There is a king in the master and a twin inflatable air mattress with pump available in the unit. There are 2 TV’s, 2 VCR’s, and a DVD player located in the unit. Also the unit is equipped with a washer and dryer and stereo with CD ability. This unit is located on the first floor and allows you to walk right out your living room onto your private patio. From your private patio you have direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and breaking wave views. This unit requires a 5 night minimum booking unless the reservation is booked within two wee...ks of the arrival date.
Additional amenities include: stories: 3, first floor: yes, bedding 1: king, beach service: yes, manager: okaloosa island, accepts snowbirds, view: restricted view, bedding 2: twin air mattress.Read more
Tiki Beach Condominium #13
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Last updated on July 23, 2014
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- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
What Past Guests Are Saying
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46 guest reviews
93% of guests would stay again
Bright and white
Love this place , hope to be coming back several times a year , condo is clean and bright, location is the best , close to shopping and food, right on the beach ! Easy to book , if you have questions , Dale's people are right on top of it .
Cute beachy unit! I loved the interior, loved the beach access! It was nice not having to bring a key along. Just don't forget your entry code! This unit is the only one with complementary chair service, so tell the guy setting up chairs for the big bldgs. on either side that you're in unit 13, and he'll set you up too. Only issue I had was that the single "sleeper sofa" wasn't a pull out bed. Our adult daughter visited us for a couple nights and slept on the couch with sheets provided. Our king bed wasn't the softest (but not the hardest either). The bedding was comfortable though. We started putting together the 750 pc jigsaw puzzle we found above the dryer... till we discovered it was an incomplete set of 2 different puzzles, Lol. We bought a 500 pc puzzle to work on all week, and left it behind for future guests. (Enjoy the snow scene when you're not enjoying beach time!) Overall we loved this relaxing unit and will go back there if we can some day. Check out Goofy Golf in town. My GPS couldn't find it, but google maps did..Cheap and fun.
Clinton Twp, MI
This is the second time we've stayed at this condominium! It's very convenient to activities we do and friends and family we visit while in the area! It's got the facilities we need!
We stayed in this unit and it was clean, updated, nice location . I would recommend no.13 To everyone.
We stayed in condo right on the beach. Great location. No steps to get to the ocean. And free beach service.
Gerat Place to Stay.
We stay at Tiki Beach #13 every time we go to Florida. It's always clean, furnished nicely and at a reasonable price. The Beach is right out your back door. Umbrella and chairs are provided. Enjoy our Vacation every time.
Tiki 13 Lover!
Beautiful Fort Walton Beach / Water / Weather/ Comfy Quarters! P
I am a multi repeat guest to Tiki 13. This visit my sister and her husband came along. The beach and waters of Fort Walton were as beautiful as ever. Weather could not have been more perfect. A few little hiccups upon arrival but my brother-n-law being very handy took care of those and we were on our way to a wonderful stay. Local food was great as always. Fort Walton / Destin people are so very friendly. We drove in from Texas and can hardly wait to make that drive again 3 ! Love , love, love Tiki 13 ! Management was very helpful with easy access. Could not be happier !
Worst Stay Ever!!!
I've been coming to Florida for the last seven years for a girl's getaway. And I have to say this is one of the worst stays I have ever had!! The kitchen counter tops had sand all over it. There was sand in our bed. The shower curtain had hooks missing, so we had to use ponytail holders to hold it up. There was only one chair on the patio, so not everyone could set outside. Couches were very uncomfortable. The floors needing cleaning really bad. We also had roaches!! I called and they sent an exterminator that day. When booking the staff was very friendly and helpful. We forgot a few things in the condo when we left, and called and they gave us a new entry to get in. They had already came and cleaned the condo and we had only been gone less than an 1 and 1/2. Read more
Response from Dale E Peterson Vacations - 07/26/2013
Hi Ms. Starnes!
Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your stay with us at Tiki Beach Cottage in unit 13. I'm sorry to hear that your stay with us did not exceed your expectations or ours. Your feedback is invaluable to us so that we can continue to strive to give the best in customer service to our guests. As we are not able to spend time in our units we appreciate information that lets us know about items that may need attention or upgrading.
However, I am very sorry to hear that there were issues of cleanliness with your unit upon arrival and that the bathroom had shower hooks missing! Those are definitely items that should have been taken care of before your arrival and I'm sorry that they were not! I have had a conversation with the housekeeping company's owner and she is monitoring situations like that much closer.
Also, thank you very much for your kind comments regarding our staff. It means the most to us that the service you receive from our team members is friendly, supportive, and helpful.
I would like to ask who you reported the issues with the unit to if I may. Those items should have been taken care of prior to your arrival, but we should have rectified them immediately once reported.
I truly hope that you will continue to choose Dale E. Peterson Vacations for your family's vacation destination needs. If I can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your time and I hope you have a great weekend!
The location of this condo is awesome! It was so nice to open the patio door and walk right out into the sand. The condo was as pictured and was clean. However, I do have two issues that I would like to mention. First of all, the living room furniture is stained so it looks dirty. I didn't feel comfortable sitting on it, so I covered it with sheets. It needs to be replaced or professionally cleaned. The second issue was very minor, but I will mention it. The shower curtain was missing several of the shower curtain hooks and was falling down on one end. It was the first thing I noticed when I walked in the bathroom, so I know that the cleaning service would've seen it too. I think that is something very cheap that should've been fixed before we arrived. I did not call DP vacations to report this since it was a minor problem and did not want anyone coming into condo while we were there to fix it. Besides that, I loved the condo and would like to stay there again. Read more
Response from Dale E Peterson Vacations - 07/26/2013
Hello and Good Afternoon!
I want to thank you for taking the time to provide the feedback from your stay with us at Tiki Beach Cottage. We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you come and stay with us again!
I apologize that the shower curtain rings were missing and agree that should have been reported and resolved prior to your arrival. Thank you for letting us know about these issues so that we can ensure that the are not overlooked again.
We have had the furniture cleaned recently, but have also discussed with the owner the possibility of updating it.
I can assure you that when you are ready to come and stay with us again that we will do our very best to ensure your complete comfort and not overlook any issues that should be resolved before your arrival.
Thank you again for your kind comments and if I can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Wonderful stay. !!!
We have stayed here many times and will keep coming back. Had wonderful time. Tiki 13 very well kept and stocked with necessities. The beach is fabulous and we just walked right out the door to enjoy!!!
The place was great. We had a great stay and the weather was wonderful! We had trouble with the drier and air at first but was cleared up very quickly.
We needed a weekend to relax!
The service was great! A guy came by just a few minutes after we arrived and brought us the guest pack because we arrived a little early and we appreciated being able to enter the condo then. He was very nice and professional. The location was great. The only thing we did not like was the patio area. There was only a plastic table, and there were no chairs to sit in on the patio.
Tiki Beach Condo #13
Condo was clean and well equiped.View of beach was as listed.A little problem keeping sand out of the condo as far as tracking goes.Cant beat the price.Will stay there again.
great until water leak and doing pipe work.
It was wonderful until the water in the condo, and when they had to cut holes in kitchen and bathroom celing, it was kind of a mess.
after all it was done it was great.
We Love the Beach
Ft. Payne, Al.
Another great stay
We have stayed here before and enjoyed it very much. Because of the dunes, this particular unit does not have a great view of the beach but the price and convenience outweighs that with us. It is a really short walk to the beautiful beach. There are minor glitches with every place but the staff is always quick to address them if they pop up. The only problem this visit was the dryer, which we really didn't need anyway since we were only staying 5 days. It makes such a loud banging when it runs - it needs to be repaired or replaced. We did not run it so as not to disturb the neighbors. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Oh, and perfect weather, too.
Improvements made - more needed
I just love this place - that's why we keep coming back. Walk out the back patio door and you're on the beach. I was glad to see that some of my previous comments were addressed; specifically the loose tiles on the patio were fixed. However, the screen door was not fixed and actually came off its tracks when we opened it. I swept a huge amount of sand out of the tracks and put the door back on its tracks; now it's functional - that's all it took. My biggest gripe this year was that, just like I reported last year, the front door code did not work when we arrived and we had to call the office for another code. Very annoying!
With the exception of the items above, the place appears to be being cared for.
Richard & Karen Smith
Little Rock, AR
We love being right on the beach and close to town !!
we have stayed in this same condo several times and have recommended it to our family and they have also stayed here. We are really glad that the condo comes with the "beach service". We like the Ft. Walton area because it offers all the same 'fun' as 'Destin" or "Pensacola" without all the traffic. And if you want to go to Destin, it's just over the bridge ! We also like the small size of the condo as opposed to the high rise ones, you have to wait for elevators... Being on the ground floor you are able to easily drop your stuff at your door. We find that very convenient !
We like to buy fresh fish and cook at the condo instead of eating out every night. We found the kitchen pretty well stocked with cooking stuff, she needs a hand can opener, the electric one didn't work well. That's the only negative thing I can think of !! We love the place and will probably be back - next year - if we can afford gas - LOL
Tiki Beach Condominium #13 awesome
Tiki Beach #13 is our favorite place to stay. You walk right out the back door onto the beach. It could not get any better. I really like the fact you don't have to go somewhere to check in and get a key they just give you a code and when you arrive you punch the number on the keypad at the door and you use that code they whole length of your stay to go in and out of the house. You don't have to worry about losing your key. When your ready to leave you clean up and just go home. As long as its not booked when we get ready to come back to Fort Walton we will definitely be staying here again. We have stayed at other places of Dale E. Peterson and they are very nice too but Tiki Beach is our Favorite.
Home away from home!
My husband and I stayed here for our Honeymoon. The condo was a perfect, cozy couple's getaway with beautiful backyard beach access. The condo had everything we needed to feel at home. The only issue we ran into was that the a/C thermostat was frozen upon arrival. The condo's manager sent out an a/C tech, and within half an hour, the a/C was up and running. They found that our room needed a new unit, but everything was fixed and taken care of promptly. The company offered a full refund if we decided to leave, but we felt that leaving our condo was unnecessary. The managers and staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall, the condition of the room was very clean and updated. I will definitely look into renting this condo again for our next Florida visit!
Beach Getaway from Arkansas
Little Rock, AR
Close to the Beach and Great Place to Relax!
My husband and I stayed here and really enjoyed the condo. It was literally steps away from the beach. It had a washer and dryer which came in handy. The unit was clean and the kitchen was bright and open with all the windows facing the Gulf of Mexico. Had a problem with the tub that was resolved within hours by Dale Peterson company. Only confusion was whether or not the condo came with beach service that was in front of the condo. Never figured that out since there was no mention of it in the paperwork but we thoroughly enjoyed the beach anyway. Really close to a lot of restaurants (Fudpucker's, Crab Trap), beach and tourist shopping (Alvin's Island, etc.) and less than 10 minutes from Destin. Another item of note--make sure you bring a hairdryer too! All in all, we would stay here again!
First of all, the picture on your website shows all levels having a beach view. It fails to mention that the ground level has a sand dune that blocks all beach view. Even standing on the patio, all you can see is where they water touches the sky.
The condo was beautiful, however the people who clean it should be fired. The first thing we had to to was sweep the entire place, there was a huge pile of sand. It had not been swept in a while. The second thing we had to do was take the dishes out of the cabinets & run them through the dishwasher. There were dirty coffee cups, that had never even been rinsed - dirty coffee in the bottoms, as if someone had unloaded a dirty load of dishes from the dishwasher & put them away. Third, it took us forever to figure out how to get the sliding glass doors to open (it was broken). By the end of our stay, my husband could open it, but I was never able to. The vertical blinds were broken, and since we were right there at the beach access walkway, everytime someone came over the hill coming off of the beach, they could see right in our living room. We had to hang a sheet up and keep the blinds closed. Last but not least, we had to plunge the bathtub, which was stopped up.
There is no way we would ever consider staying at the Tiki Beach #13 again. It was nothing like we expected, we were extremely disappointed!
oak forest, il.
okay, but lacking.
first of all you need better signage to find the building and give directions from Panama City airport. very easy to get lost for first timers. condo was okay and we were warned somewhat about obstructed view. it is actually worse than we thought. probably would not stay or recommend again for that reason alone. beach chair setup needs to be explained better also. we were told that chairs and umbrella were comlimentary and they were.when we arrived there were chairs on the patio and no umbrella. we assumed that was it. not until we got to the beach and asked the fellow setting them up did we find that he was the one we should have been dealing with first. I think the important thing in this conversation is many people that have never been to your area or an area similar, may face toe same problems we did. that does not mean we will never be back. the area is beautiful people are freindly and we found some great and quirky restaurants. prices were actually lower than we expected (good thing) and we were able to relax as planned.
It was a very wonderful and relaxing. The people you meet are friendly,comfortable, just the right size, I loved it very much. I would recommend to a friend. Easy access and parking.We loved it. Took a lot of pictures to show friends and they are jealous, said it was beautiful. I think so too.
The condo was super and we really enjoyed staying right on the beach.
During our stay we had great weather, and great neighbors. These factors both contributed to a very good experience. The condo was comfortable and reasonably well supplied. We had a couple of maintenance issues (burned out light bulb, some problem with the clothes dryer), but the maintenance staff was very prompt in addressing those.
We very much liked the ease of check in/check out - we don't always arrive M-F, 9-5, so your process worked very well for us!
The bathroom of this unit could use a "refresh"- shower curtains and rugs were quite worn.
Great Place but needs some TLC
We've rented Tbc13 several times, love the location and the layout. However, this most recent stay we found the condo in disrepair. The first day we had no hot water but it was OK thereafter. The outlet in the bathroom is not functional. Several light bulbs, including beachside patio, are out. The sliding door to the beachside patio definitely needs to be replace. Many of the pavers on the beachside patio are loose and could be dangerous if someone falls. Also had a little trouble with the front door code at check-in and on several other days which required phone calls to resolve; we learned part of the issue was the door not fully closing. Fortunately, the weather was outstanding and these things were easily overlooked. Tbc13 needs a little TLC to return it to its former self.
The beach access was awesome!
We absolutely loved how close this condo was to the beach! Great for us since we were traveling with our 21 month old son who needed to go to the condo often (diaper changes, snack/lunch time, naps, etc). The condo itself was comfortable and clean - we did have issues with the sliding glass door that leads out to the beach. It was very difficult to open due to the sand in the door frame - I think if they would vacuum that out between each renter it would help. Overall a great condo - we had a blast!
Beach Lover For Sure!
Anniversary On The Beach
Tiki Cottage #13 was great! We were able to walk right out onto the beach. The decor was very nice. I guess the only thing that would need to be fixed would be the headboard of the bed was free-standing. It needs to be secured either to the bed frame or the wall. Also housekeeping needs to do a thorough cleaning to include baseboards every so often. We totally loved the cottage and it was within walking distance to the pier. Great morning coffee on the beach and walking in the evening. We will definately be staying here again.
Stone Mountain, Georgia
We had a restful, joyful, pleasant stay.
The condo was clean and the location is outstanding. Thank God for the king size bed! When we mentioned to David that the TV wasn't working properly he immediately came over to try to fix it and had it replaced the next day. That is service! The only thing we missed is a pool...
Ibgator from Bella Vista
Bella Vista, Ar
Always awesome, and a good time!
This was my fourth time here, already planning my next trip in November
Very Satisfying and restful.
It was a great experience for both myself and my wife. As usual, the Dale Peterson Staff was very helpful in taking cars of our needs. We had a small issue come up and it was handled quickly and very professional.
The Clouse Family
Literally on the beach!
This cozy one bedroom condo was perfect for my family. We have a 1 year old son who is a new walker, so not having stairs to carry him up and down was priceless. You literally walk out your screen door onto the sand. What more can you ask for?
The condo was clean and spacious for our family. The updated kitchen was wonderful. There is a granite counter top, refrigerator with an ice machine, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, electric stove, coffee maker, sharp knife set, and all the utensils you could need for a vacation! I am not certain if it was newly renovated, but it sure seemed that way.
The living area was very welcoming and comfortable. The seating was a wicker type of base with big cushions. There is a big screen tv with DVD/VCR player. The ceramic tile floor was a great idea with how much sand comes in. It was easy clean-up.
The bedroom had a comfy king size bed. They had dresser and a big closet for your clothes. We were able to fit a pack n' play in the bedroom and still manage to walk around without any problems.
Overall, it was a fantastic trip that we loved. If you are looking for a private little getaway, then definitely check this place out. We had 2 beach chairs and umbrella as a beach amenity as well.
Fort Walton Beach/Destin have the most beautiful beach and sand. They have a lot of fun places to go. The restaurants in Destin were our favorites.
St. Louis, MO
Seems a little unkempt
Love the location. Bedding and kitchen where nice. Sign taped to patio door said patio was unsafe?! Dryer knob broken, outside shower not working; I called about the outside shower as we were bringing so much sand in the condo but no one came to repair while we were there...
Thanks 4 Sharing The Nice Condo With Us
At first we were a little worried. The reservation process was a bit tedious because we had alot of trouble getting a confirmation e-mail. We were very glad to see how beautiful the place was once we got there, though. Was a little disappointed with some of the small appliances. The coffee maker was a little weird, stereo didn't work, toaster was a bit testy. And the water didn't stay hot very long so my boyfriend took cold showers alot. BUT... the beach access was wonderful. Full kitchen and all the amenities was awesome! Made it really easy to cook. The big screen tv and cable were great! The bed slept good. So did the couch. And I don't know if it was just the slow season, but we barely heard people around us. Overall, it was a great experience and we will definitely return to the same establishment if we come back to Fort Walton!
We love the panhandle!!!!!!!!!!
The condo and the beach were awesome. Had a little bit of problem with the Dale E. Peterson Property by the experience at the 9-plex and the beach was well worth it. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed trying some of the off the beaten path restaurants. Loved meeting the other families and couldn't have asked for a better week at the beach.
Fun and relaxing
The service from the company was great. The people at the office were super nice. Our stay was enjoyable. Being right on the beach was very nice. The only issues were the people above us and the coupons we received for staying there. The people above us were noisy and had a dog, as well. We could also hear their bed shaking at night, which was annoying. As for the coupons, the only issue was that they were out of date. Other than those few things, the stay was great.
Condo was nice and clean. Very quite. This was our 2nd time staying at Tiki Beach,we love it there. Enjoyed beach being at our back door. Everything was wonderful.Will stay there every year. Thanks Margaret Marcom
Lee in Mississippi
AWESOME!!! We LOVED it!!!
We loved Tiki Beach! Clean and beautifully decorated. Everything we needed right there so it really felt like home. The beach was right at our door so that was extra nice. A bonus was the chairs and umbrella's provided for use on the beach. Over-all, we really enjoyed our stay and will be back next year.
Great condo and beach location
This is a great place to stay. It was very clean and having a kitchen is fantastic. the location is right on the beach. Even though you can't see the beach from the condo , the big dune in front of the porch, gives you privacy and walk over the dune path...and there's the beach and clear water, ocean.... We would stay here again....
$hakin it and Gator
Bella Vista, Ar.
Relaxing, comfortable and very nice!
This was our first time to Florida and we was very impressed with "Tiki Beach" it was exactly what we wanted, and it was so nice that we have already booked a return visit.
The stay here was so very comfortable and relaxing it was hard for us to have to pack up and go home. We are looking forward to coming back in November. We would like to thank everybody for making are stay so very nice.
Ronnie & Teresa Hall
Great Git Away
Very nice,well equipped and very clean.Look forward to staying with you again.Rebecka and the young maintenance man were very helpful.We would like to say it was a great vacation staying with you. Thank you Ron & Teresa Hall
Great view, good area.
We enjoyed our stay @ Tiki Beach. We had some problems w/remote for TV-VCR, but it was very clean-neat w/new appl & furn. We would highly recommend this unit.
Ann & Raburn Coln
We really enjoyed our stay. I do think that at least 4 people should be allowed to stay in the unit. We were told that only 3 could occupy, so we had to leave a family member behind. There is more than enough room to accomodate 4+ people.
Richard & Karen Smith
Little Rock, AR
Great Place, Right on the Beach !
We stayed in this same condo. the year before and enjoyed it so much that this year we brought the entire family with us. (They all stayed other places, but would like to stay here next visit.) It's right on the beach, beach service is included (big plus). The condo has all new appliances and since we like to cook in- that's great! We could have coffee on the beach each morning and walk to the pier. The only drawback anyone in our family said was that with the sand hill in front you can not actually "see" the ocean from the living room. We chose to be on the ground floor and give that up. With 4 grandkids, stairs would have been a nightmare. Lots of bathroom breaks with little ones. They all hung out at our place since it was the BEST !! And the kids said we had the best TV,too. We will definitely going back.
We LOVED this until! It had everything that we wanted and needed, plus more! We hope to stay there again soon! :)
Great Vacation Spot!
We only spent 3 days here, but it was a fantastic experience. Our son had never been to the beach before, so he really enjoyed having the sand and the sea at our back door! It is also conveniently located near good restaurants and other family activities. We had a great stay and hope we can go back soon!