The Harbeson House

The Harbeson House

Harbeson House: Downtown Living in Ft. Walton Beach

Welcome to Harbeson

My name is Danica, and I'm the owner here. Harbeson is a fun little Downtown House just two blocks north of the Downtown Strip of Ft. Walton Beach. I run a serious rental operation at a nearby resort called Waterscape, where I own and/or manage roughly 20-25 properties at any given time. I don't live full time in Ft. Walton, even though running Waterscape is now my full time gig. I am in Ft. Walton about half the time, and I needed a place to sleep! Waterscape stays booked. So, I bought Harbeson.

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. We just walk there. It's great!!

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. Read on to see what we offer here.

Harbeson is a "Make Stuff Happen" house. And while I have dolled it up and dream of welcoming renters here, its main purpose is to serve as a tool for me to cater to my Waterscape guests. If my guests need an extra night on their way in or out of Waterscape, we use Harbeson. If my guests need groceries and we need to shop the day before, we use Harbeson. (That's why there is an extra fridge in the Flamingo room.) If my clients need to come into town and their unit is booked, I offer Harbeson. I use it as a warehouse, repair shop, and relax shack. We store your groceries, babysit, petsit, etc, Whatever you need-- that's what we do here. :-) Harbeson is not connected to Waterscape in any way, other than I use it to run my Waterscape properties. Renting Harbeson puts you at the Ft. Walton Beach public beaches. There are 7 of them, plus the beach at the pier.

Harbeson House is rented as a shared space because I never know when I will be there. Guests should expect to see me. I sleep in the Flamingo Room and do not shower or cook there if I have tenants. Generally, I rent the other two bedrooms, but if I KNOW for sure I won't be in town, I will consider renting my bedroom as well. This is how we do it at The Harbeson House!

The Resting Room

  • Sectional Sofa with recliners on each end. No sofa bed
  • Smart TV. No cable.
  • Office Desk with HDMI monitor, printer, and basic office supplies
  • 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, Kitchenaid, margarita machine, 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 The Sunset Patio
  • Front load steam washer and dryer off the kitchen

The Captain's Quarters and Captain's Bath

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

The Beach Room & The Guests' Bath

  • Queen Size Sleep Number bed
  • Large walk-in closet
  • Comfy swivel reading chair
  • 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
  • Unless special arragements have been made, this room is Reserved for Danica and will be kept locked.

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, blackberries, 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 are welcome here for an extra fee, and private boarding is available for my Waterscape guests.

Your rental total will be your calculated rent, plus a cleaning fee, plus 12% 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.


January, 2022

Reviews coming soon

Hey guys! This is Danica....I haven't yet started short term rentals. We are polishing things right now. Reviews will come later. This won't be a fast turn-around.

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