The Harbeson House

The Harbeson House

Harbeson House: Downtown Living in Ft. Walton Beach

Welcome to Harbeson

Harbeson is a fun little Downtown House just two blocks north of the Downtown Strip of Ft. Walton Beach. Harbeson is less than a mile from Okaloosa Island which is home to the finest beaches you will find in the continguous US. We are close to pretty much everything: dining, nightlife, concerts, parades, all the things you would expect from a downtown Florida beach town. One of my favorite venues each year is the Billy Bowlegs festival. Renting Harbeson puts you at the Ft. Walton Beach public beaches. There are 7 of them, plus the beach at the pier.

The history here is rich. The house was built as a Habitat for Humanity house, I understand for a Veteran. (Ft. Walton is a military town all the way!) I was so proud to purchase this home directly from the original vet. I completely remodeled the house, gave it some character, and named each room. Harbeson is 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.

The Resting Room

  • Sectional Sofa with recliners on each end. No sofa bed
  • Smart TV, No cable
  • Office Desk with HDMI monitor so you can work remotely
  • USB Chargers in the end tables for a quick refuel

The Grand Kitchen, The Harbeson Bar, & The Dining Hall

  • Fully stocked kitchen includes Instapot, crockpot, waffle maker, toaster, and any tool you may need
  • Cantilevered bar seats 3 guests to enjoy cocktails while creating the meals
  • Dining table seats 6
  • You can also enjoy a sunset dinner on our southern screened-in patio (which includes a fan, as no porch is southern without a fan)
  • Front load steam washer and dryer off the kitchen

The Captain's Quarters

  • King Size Sleep Number bed
  • Swivel chair
  • Bath Quarters includes tub, shower, toilet, and single vanity
  • Large linen closet stocked with all linens needed for your stay

The Beach Room & Bath

  • Queen Size Sleep Number bed
  • Large closet
  • Backyard views
  • Walk-in shower (no tub)
  • Vessel sink, hair dryer, and linens provided

The Flamingo Room

  • Queen Size Sleep Number bed
  • Extra Refrigerator
  • Backyard Views
  • Large Closet

Other Pertinent Details

  • Located on Harbeson Avenue, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
  • Fenced in, very private backyard with gas grill, fire pit, and seating for a party!
  • We have a fruit orchard which includes oranges, peaches, and blueberries
  • Quick walk to downtown
  • Bikes are in the shed ready for a ride
  • Close to the grocery store, restuarants, bars, and nightlife
  • Close to concerts, farmers markets, and all the events at The Landing (waterfront park)
  • Golfing, biking, walking, parks,...there is plenty to enjoy
  • Drive, ride, or walk to public beaches
  • Pets Friendly, but all pets must be pre-approved.

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

You can get an exact quote on the "Quote/Book It" tab above.

A $250 Refundable Damage Deposit is required to reserve ALL rentals.

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 here!

Please send me an inquiry if you'd like to book. I do not allow online booking.

Cathy D.

February, 2023

Awesome Host, Great Place, Beautiful Water

Danica is an outstanding owner host that was very professional, extremely helpful, and takes extra pride in assisting her guests. She goes above and beyond! The location and facilities are great and the water is beautiful!

Marla L.

February, 2023

6 weeks in paradise

Danica with Waterscape Rentals by owner is fantastic, she makes it so easy to make the reservation and she has very nice properties! If you have any questions, for example where to find good music and food, she is quick to answer. We would definitely stay in one of her properties again!!

Marco M.

August, 2022

The Harbeson House was homey!

My family and I came here from Texas, for the first time, and Danica helped provide us with additional info around the Destin area. The house was really nice and homey. She connected us with a boat so we could have the full Destin experience. She is also pet friendly which is a huge plus!

Riley L.

August, 2022

LOVE the Harbeson House!

We had the BEST experience renting from Danica! The house was soooo clean, decorated incredibly cute, the beds were insanely comfortable, the location was close to everything (beach, shops, food, night life, etc), kitchen and bathrooms were stocked with plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, towels, extras for everything, the dishes and supplies were normal to large sizes (I love normal sized cups, coffee cups, bowels and plates) and all appeared new and in excellent condition, two large refrigerators, a doggie door if you bring your fur baby, and front screened porch was nice to have coffee and watch the rain, the water pressure was fantastic, internet was excellent. I can't say enough good things. It felt like home away from home. Gave us an excellent price because it was just me and my husband for a few days. A perfect vacation for me and my hubby. Thank you Danica!!

Tia G.

July, 2022

Homey Harbeson House

We were just a little unsure of renting Harbeson as our experience at the condo was soooo wonderful and we were afraid it wouldn't measure up. But boy, were we wrong!! We loved everything about it!! So cozy and plenty of room for everyone. It was definitely a home away from home. We appreciate how clean and well equipped both properties are. Can't wait to visit again!!

Edwin S.

July, 2022

Amazing place and amazing owner!

We went through Danica one of the owners. She treated us like VIPs every step of the way and always checked up on us to see if we needed anything. If I stay again I will go through her she was amazing her hospitality was above and beyond!!!!! Will definitely plan another trip through her!!!!

Samantha F.

June, 2022

Cutest little house in town 😊

Loved this house ! We went for a weekend trip. Quiet neighborhood. The house was Very clean and modern. Nice backyard for evening sitting and relaxing with family. Beds were SUPER comfortable!!! It was Only One mile to a huge public beach. Walking distance to down town food and fun. It is Right by a Publix for groceries. Danica was always quick to respond and very helpful during our stay !! We already have our next trip booked with her. ☀️

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