The Bay House, Fort Walton Beach, Waterfront Bayfront Home

The Bay Ft. Walton

The Bay House: Luxurious Oasis on Fort Walton's Bay Drive

Welcome to The Bay!

"The Bay" is a beautiful, quiet, luxurious home with one of the best views on Choctawhatchee Bay. This home is located on Bay Drive which is home to Ft. Walton Beach's most premier bayfront properties. Views extend from Shalimar to Ft. Walton Beach and include Destin's Mid-Bay Bridge, Crab Island, the Destin Harbor, and more.

Seated on a half acre of waterfront property, this home is sure to have something for everyone. The private dock is open to swimmers and boaters alike. There is a small boat launch just a mile down the street which is hidden from all but the locals. If you like fishing, or even watching for them, we've got you covered there too. Large and small crabs, redfish, mullet, shrimp, stingrays, and even dolphin are frequent visitors to our oasis here. Like to walk, run, or bike? Bay Drive has you covered. It's the prettiest street in town, with Spanish moss drooping from our beautiful trees. We are also less than a mile from Ferry Park which has tennis courts, a zipline, baseketball courts, a walking trail, frisbee golf, and more. We are also very close to the Ft. Walton Yacht Club, and from our dock you can watch Regatta (sailboat races) every Wednesday of summer.

The inside of The Bay is just as exciting as the outside. It has the finest furnishings with a classy, coastal charm. Beautiful marble, granite, and high end cabinetry work fill the kitchens and baths. Floor to ceiling windows are sure the please the eye. Both the Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom Suite have gorgeous views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. From the kitchen you can overlook the waterfront while preparing the next meal. Floors are whitewashed hardwoods. No expense was spared.

This home includes 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. It can sleep 10 people in beds plus 2 on a sofa bed. The driveway has room for 6 cars, or a few less and a boat trailer. There is an outdoor swing on the patio, as well as a tree swing for the kids. An outdoor shower is located on the side of the home to leave the sand outside.

If you want to bring your boat, you may certainly do so. Jet skis are welcome here, too. We have a dock with ropes and bumpers waiting for you. If you want to kayak, bring it. Snorkeling, shelling, fishing, swimming, or just doing absolutely nothing....This is your private playhouse and has everything for your dream vacation in your private backyard. You can rent a Golf Cart and ride around our cart-friendly community--to shopping, restuarants, great parks, or to the grocery store. When you want to go to the beach, there are seven local access points within 2 miles of our driveway. Come enjoy the quiet side of Destin/Ft. Walton Beach!

Technical details about The Bay

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Maximum occupancy is 10 people (infants included)
  • Master Suite has a king size bed
  • Master bath has a single vanity and a cast iron tub/shower combo
  • Second bedroom suite has a King bed
  • Third bedroom has a Queen bed
  • 2nd bath is Jack & Jill, which connects to both guest bedrooms. Walk-in, newly remodeled shower
  • Third bathroom (upstairs) includes a shower and single vanity
  • Living room has a queen size sofa bed with tempurpedic mattress
  • Fully stocked gourmet kitchen with all the finest furnishings
  • Laundry area includes full size washer and dryer, with custom cabinetry
  • Keypad lock to ensure you never have to look for keys
  • Wifi and cable TV are included
  • Pet Friendly (but all pets must be pre-approved)
  • Pack-n-Play and high chair are provided in the bedroom closet
  • Beach chairs, umbrella, and umbrella anchor are provided for your use at public beaches

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights are Weekday Nights.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are Weekend Nights.

Your rental total will be your calculated rent, plus a cleaning fee, plus 13% tax.

A $250 Refundable Damage Deposit is required to reserve this rental.

More details: To book this property you will need to contact me to make sure I don't have another contract in progress on your specified dates. If all clear, you will pay the $250 deposit. Once the deposit is received, I will block the calendar and email you a contract. Rent is due one month prior to your arrival. The $250 deposit is returned promptly upon a tidy check-out. I take payment by e-check. Credit Cards are expensive to swipe on large rental transactions. A 5% fee will be added if you want to pay by card.

Get a Quote, Ask a Question, or Request to Book

I do not allow online booking. I like to speak to each of my guests prior to booking. I pride myself on amazing customer service, and will personally handle the details of your reservation. Please fill out this form, and I will be back with you in a jiffy!

Booking Rules

I don't force full week rentals. However, I do not allow reservations that cause small gaps in the calendar which can't be rented. You have to go back-to-back with other reservations, OR leave at least four nights between you. ALL gaps must remain rentable. The calendar won't let you select dates unless they fit these rules.

Babies count! Please include them in your totals.

Jenny B.

June, 2023

10 stars even tho not an option! 5 does not do justice!

The home was absolutely beautiful. On a quaint street and quiet. The rooms were a great size we fit three couples in the downstairs bedroom and my three girls in the upstairs loft area. Plenty of room for more! The kitchen was well equipped, very roomy for our group. The backyard was an oasis, the kids loved the swing and the sand. They loved laying in the lawn chairs. We had dinner outside some nights, plenty of room for the entire group. We brought a boat, which was perfect for the dock. We played in the bay water most days or boated over to crab island. We saw dolphins three days in a row. We have been coming to Destin for eight years now. Six of those years we have rented with Danica--you will not find anybody better! We have stayed in her beautiful condos and now beautiful house. If you are coming to this spot, she can accommodate you. We've never had one issue.

Tonda H.

May, 2023

The Bay House is Paradise!

We stayed at the Bay House for our much needed vacation. The house was amazing and the view was breathtaking! I got up every morning and watched the sunrise with my dogs. Danica has been great to work with! We are already planning our next trip back later this year.

Linda M.

May, 2023

Relaxing Week

The Bay House is a beautiful spacious home with a spectacular view! Neighborhood was quiet and scenery with the birds singing was very relaxing! Gorgeous sunrises!

Amy L.

May, 2023

This will WOW you!

The Bay House is amazing! It is even more beautiful in person than the website pics. We stayed at Waterscape last year and decided to mix it up this year. A wonderful Mother's Day weekend with paddle boarding, fishing, crabbing, fire pit, lawn games, bike riding.....we did it all. Danica has thought of everything! No really you'll be pleasantly amazed. Comfortable beds, gorgeous stocked kitchen, two refrigerators, large den and only 5 minutes over the bridge to public beaches (but you won't want to leave). The water is clear, the bottom is hard, shallow and the sunrises are amazing. Only complaint we had was that we couldn't stay longer. We will be back!

Anita S.

May, 2023


We LOVE Danica! We took a short notice opening for the Bay House and we were treated like royalty. Everything was perfect. The best part of staying in the house was the incredible Sunrises and if you time it just right the Moonrises. Stunning every morning!!

Kitty Hawk Kites

April, 2023

Teaching the World to Fly

Another successful kite festival!! Thank you Danica for providing an incredible stay for my flyers!!

Angie D.

March, 2023

The Bay The Bay

The Bay House is amazing, if you enjoy privacy and peacefulness this is the place for you! All the comforts of home with the Bay in your backyard. The bonus toys included like the paddle Boards and crab trap give you lots of extra entertainment along with a fire pit makes for perfect evenings. Danica as always is amazing and gives you all the information you need making renting easy. I promise you will be sad when you have to leave this little piece of paradise!

Cindi M.

March, 2023

10 Day Stay at The Bay

Oh my goodness! I've just returned home from a 10-day stay at The Bay. This is a 4 bedroom house on the water in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. (It's actually 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on the main floor with the entire upstairs being a loft full of beds and its own full bathroom). It's HUGE!! It's very comfortable with so much space to spread out. The outdoors is amazing! The water is crystal clear, and you can walk forever and it's only to your knees. Excellent for kayaking, paddle boarding, sunbathing and for children to play safely. NO HUGE WAVES. It's in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood. Great for walks, bike rides, golfcarts. Close to shops and restaurants. But I think the best amenity is the privacy. Your group has its own house, backyard, dock, sandy area, water. This is a great fit for a large family, a reunion, a girls or guys trip. We'll be back for sure. 👍👍

Leslie R.

February, 2023


We stayed at The Bay for my sons birthday, 4 nights. The house is absolute perfection! We traveled with 4 kiddos ranging in ages 4-15 and there was soo much to do there at the house for each one, I could barely get them to leave to do anything else. Which meant more relaxation for me 😉 Sand fun? ✅ water fun ✅ drool-worthy views ✅✅. Danica also grabbed my groceries for me before my arrival and made sure every detail was taken care of. Cannot say enough good things about our stay or our host.

Sara W.

January, 2023

Visiting The Bay

We had a wonderful time staying at "The Bay" with Danica. The home is absolutely beautiful and the views are magazine worthy. The beds were extremely comfortable which is something we really appreciate when going on vacation. The home was super clean and supplied everything we needed for our stay. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend staying here! You won't regret it!

Andrea F.

December, 2022

Peaceful Getaway

My parents and our family of 3 plus two dogs had a fantastic time at this gorgeous home over Christmas! Danica went above and beyond to make our stay special. From the beautifully decorated Christmas tree to the sweet gifts that she left for us, everything was wonderful! The views of the Bay are just incredible and having a yard with a fence and hedges on two sides all the way down to the water let our fur babies enjoy the outside without worry of them wandering off. Thank you so much, we can't wait to visit again in the future!

Kitty Hawk Kites

September, 2022

The Bay let our dreams fly

Kitty Hawk kites LOVES DANICA!!!! We had a lot of special requests, and a very tight budget. She met every need beyond expectations, via text and email she was incredibly responsive and effective. Absolutely the BEST experience I have ever had in literally any traveling situation ever. I refuse to ever look elsewhere. I would put all my money on her, and always will. Thank you so much for being the most crucial part of our mission: to teach the world to FLY!!!

Tyler G.

July, 2022

The Bay

My family and I had a wonderful experience during our week staying in The Bay house. We enjoyed the extra space and quiet neighborhood but still less than 3 miles away from the beach.

I would highly recommend the Bay house and/or using Danica with waterscape. Great host and always quick with responses.

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