Welcome to Florida’s Emerald Coast, the beach voted the top family destination and best beach 4 years running by Southern Living magazine readers!  Fort Walton Beach/Destin was also selected as the best beach by Parent magazine and Florida Living magazine readers in 1999.  Money magazine voted Fort Walton Beach a top 10 small city in the nation in 1998.

Our family has exhaustively searched the beaches of the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.  The Emerald Coast is where we kept coming back to. These are great beaches to kick back and relax and take in the beautiful sites of the island.  The pristine beaches border crystal blue and emerald waters which very much resembles another one of our favorite places near Cancun, Mexico (the small island of Isla Mujeres).  The Emerald Coast is a great place for family fun – great children oriented restaurants, miniature golf, jet skiing and just good old fashioned fun playing on the water, building sand castles, looking for sea shells, hanging out together, watching the dolphins (which typically swim only 100-300 yards offshore), and snorkeling.  I have encountered a sea turtle on two occasions this summer, and what an unforgettable experience that was! 

  Here are comments from some of our guests:

First class vacation. Everything was perfect! Five stars and we can’t wait to come back and stay at your condo again! Thanks so much!

Nick's Grand Atlantic unit was awesome! Our family visited there for the Christmas holidays and we had plenty of room (and beds) to spread out. A great resort in an ideal location. The kids liked the kiddie pool and lazy river while the adults liked the view from the unit as well as the indoor pool. I highly recommend this unit - 5 stars!
  Tom Cavelle, Dallas, TX

Sheila, Dennis, Grace and Amelia T.
Kirkwood (St. Louis), Missouri

Loved the condo. Nicest one we’ve seen. The kids really enjoyed the movies and games. All the extra attention to details was wonderful! Hope to be back next year!

John, Karla, Tyler and Delaney B.
North Little Rock, Arkansas

When we started looking on the internet for a Florida vacation spot, I never thought we would find one so nice as yours is! Thanks for the perfect vacation; we’ll definitely be back!

Debra and Johnny M.
Pope, Mississippi

The web page was awesome and showed exactly how beautiful this place really was. We can’t wait to come back next year. You have done a wonderful job with the decorations and furnishings. The view was gorgeous! We saw dolphins, sharks, manta rays and all kinds of birds and fish. The Emerald Coast is breathtaking.
Thank you!

Patrick, Courtney, Karson and Kendall M.
Lebanon, Indiana

Thank you so much for opening your home to us! We had a terrific time with great friends, food, and of course weather. The condo was perfect and had everything that we needed—in fact; it was so perfect that Nick and myself became engaged in your guest bedroom! What a great story for our kids. Thank you for everything and we hope to be back. Thanks again!

Graham and Susie J.
Nick and Jenny S.
Columbus, Ohio

We really enjoyed our stay here—truly felt like a second home away from home. This was our first trip to Ft. Walton, but will not be our last. We loved it! Thank you for your kindness and beautiful condo.

Celeste, Neal and Jared S.
Frankfort, Kentucky

We had an absolutely wonderful time in Navarre.  I felt completely relaxed the entire time! You have a beautiful condo that was definitely beyond my expectations. It is so beautifully decorated and wonderfully stocked!  It was truly the best vacation we have ever had!  So this looks like a start of a tradition and I will want to book again next year.  Thanks for all your help in getting us into the condo.  By the way-Ashley really enjoyed watching the All-Star Game and her Braves games on the “Big TV”.  She is a diehard Braves fan and couldn’t have been happier!!!

Bonnie and Ashley J.
Macon, GA

Your unit was everything and more than we imagined!  Had a wonderful time and hated to leave.  We felt as if we were on a tropical island.  Thanks so very much for all the things you provided. We’ve stayed in other condos but yours was the best!  Thanks for everything.

Jim, Gail, Megan & Jim K.
Williamstown, NJ

 The BEST VACATION.  We love it here and will be back again!

Anne, Randy, Alex & Preston L.
Owensboro, KY

 More beautiful than we imagined!

John & Chrissi H. (on their honeymoon)
Dallas, GA

 Awesome was the word used most by our family last week!!  Everything was just perfect – right from the condo to the beach, pool and restaurants.

Ken, Kathy, KC, and Katy H.
Marietta, GA

 Great to come here and dry out!  Perfect condo!

Sarah, Ken, Derek, Ryan K.
Port Orchard, WA

 Really enjoyed staying in your condo.  It was all you said it was and more.  We will recommend it to our friends and we plan on going back again.  Thanks again.

Randy B. and family
Huntsville, AL

 Great place!  Very comfortable and nicely furnished.  The kids loved the movies and games.  Thanks

Steve, Margaret, Josh & Blake C.
Roswell, GA

 Had a wonderful week! Your place is beautiful!

Steve, Joan & Heather H.
Powder Springs, GA

 We loved it!

Bonnie & Denedia P. and family
Carrollton, KY

 Wonderful week – great condo!

Todd, Bev, Max, Tyler & Alex V.
Lawrenceville, GA

 We love your place!!  Thanks!

John, Sara & Maddux B.
Abilene, TX

 We had a wonderful vacation – loved the place. Thanks!

Doug and Betty P.
Weidman, MI

 Great pick Nick!!

Clayton, Deb, Mike, Ryan, & Laine F.
Kennesaw, GA

 Great place, a fun vacation.  We’ll be back!!

Deb & Wayne M.
Woodstock, IL

 Your place is in brand new condition. The view of the dune grass and gulf reminds me of being in a beach house.

Mark, Janet & Sellers T.
Marietta, GA

 Everything is perfect – love your unit.  We had a blast!

Michelle D. and family
Bolingbrook, IL


Contact Nick or Tina Athens at:  ecovac@mindspring.com
 770-842-8095 (Nick's cell)  or 770-842-8094 (Tina's cell)