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El Matador 117 - Ground Floor, Park and Walk in.

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Vacation rental condominium. Sleeps 6, 2 bedrooms, 1.25 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

909 Santa Rosa Blvd Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 United States

Looking for Paradise? Here it is at the El Matador! Has to be the most sought of family vacation resort on the Emerald Coast. A secluded condominium nestled between the beautiful white sand dunes and the sparkling Emerald Waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

El Matador is truly a beach resort. Just two miles down Santa Rosa Blvd at the end of the Island you will find us – secluded but still just a few minutes to all the amenities that Destin and Fort Walton Beach have to offer. Just six miles down Hwy. 98 you can enjoy Destin – “ The Worlds Luckiest Fishing Village” – charter a private trip or take the kids out on a group boat and catch dinner. While in Destin enjoy fine restaurants, shopping, and golfing on some of the best golf courses in the Panhandle of Florida. Hard to believe that you might need a day off from the beach but if you do take the family to Big Kahunas Water Park in the center of old Destin. Much more than just a water park… it’s a day of fun!

Back at the El Matador enjoy the large grass areas between our buildings just right for family fun and games. With two pools, his and her whirlpool, and saunas just right for your tired muscles after a game of tennis on one of our courts, or in our fitness center. We are located at the end of Okaloosa Island a small barrier Island between Fort Walton Beach and Destin. This gated community with thirteen miles of undeveloped beaches to the west is sure to have you longing to return.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type Condominium
Unit Code EM117
Beds 1 king bed, 2 twin beds, 1 sleeper sofa
Bathrooms 1.25 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 6, 6 dining seats
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities combination tub/shower, king, sleep sofa /futon, twin/ single, coin laundry, Satellite / Cable, Television, Air Conditioning, Elevator, Heating, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Towels Provided, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Pantry Items, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, beachcombing, bird watching, fitness center, laundromat, Near The Ocean, Deck / Patio, Outdoor Grill, Communal Pool, Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, basketball court, cycling, deepsea fishing, fishing, flexible, Housekeeper Optional, Family, Smoke detectors, Fire extinguisher
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Cookware, Stove, Pots and Pans, Dishwasher, Stove/Oven, Refrigerator/icemaker
Living Central Air, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Washer/Dryer On Site, 3 TV's, DVD Players, VCR, No Smoking, Wireless Internet, Central Air Conditioning & Heat
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Bank, Near Eglin AF Base
Convenience Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, On Site Fitness Center, Nearby Golf Courses, Nearby Movie Theatres, Nearby Outlet Shopping, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Culture Ballet, Museums, Concerts
Outdoor Patio, Shared Pool, Tennis, Beach, BBQ Grills On Site, Fishing, Boating, Parasailing, Jet-Ski-ing, Kite-Boarding, Snorkelling, Disc Golf, Diving, Disc Golf, Sailing, Snorkeling, Sauna on Property, Whirlpool Spa on Property, Basketball Courts, Gated Community, 24 Hour Security
Geographic On Beach, Near Beach, Close to Town, Close to Eglin AFB, Cose to Shalimar Point Golf Club, Close to Golf Courses, Short Walk to Beach, Close to Fort Walton Beach , 6 miles to Destin
Entertainment Cable TV, DVD Player, VCR, WiFi
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • BEACH VACATION

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2018

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    a guest from Belle Chaise, LA recommends this vacation rental

    Great time at the beach. Ground floor is great for the kids to come in and out and have some additional room to play outside. Great grassy area right on the balcony. Save guarded grounds great for family.

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  • great place to unwine

    Stayed 27 days ending in September, 2018

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    Victoria G from Summerville, SC recommends this vacation rental

    Quite,great place to stay.

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  • Great location!

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2018

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    a guest from College Station, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Overall wonderful experience! Has to be the best location on the beach! The room could use a new shower curtain and carpet could be better but other then that was great!!

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  • Unit needs update

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2018

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    a guest from Madison, AL recommends this vacation rental

    Love the El Matador complex. Looks like they stepped up their game. Grounds were neat, pools were clean. Love the area. Beach was superb. The water was the best I've seen in years. No seaweed or jellyfish. However, this unit is very old and outdated. Was certainly adequate, but not up to the standards of others. Have rented about a dozen units over the years and this was by far the worst.

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  • Our stay at 117 El Matador

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2018

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    Paula R from Onalaska, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Our experience was pretty good. The place could use some updating, but served our purpose well. There was a bad smell when we first walked in the door (later deduced that it was the vent a hood filter) but we sprayed room deodorizer and was better after that. And I there needs to be places on the patio to hang things.
    All in all it was a good place to do the beach (which is further than 50 yards, but still close).

    • Manager Responded on 6/19/2018

      Thanks for enjoying the El Matador unit 117, and i so sorry you experienced a bad smell in the condo, but, we are going to be updating the kitchen and stove, so next time you come down, it should be done. The unit had a lot of things done to it, and most of all the painting of the walls, and some new mattresses and comforters, and most of all very convenient to the 2nd pool and tennis courts, and then just 50 yds out to the main pool. We hope you also enjoyed our beautiful beach and white sand. Come back.

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  • El Matador

    Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2018

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    a guest from weldon spring, MO recommends this vacation rental

    I had a very nice stay

    • Manager Responded on 4/13/2018

      We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the El Matador unit 117, on the ground floor and very convenient to the 2nd pool which is the heated one, and also the tennis court, and whirl pool and sauna room. This unit has just had some updates done to it, and more is coming, and hoping next time you will see more. 50 yds out to the beach from here, and a very comfortable place.

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  • The Bonin's

    Stayed 2 days ending in October, 2016

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    Terry L B from Robert, LA recommends this vacation rental

    Me n the wife had a great time. The bed was very comfortable. The stove was a lil out dated but the room n view plus the short walk to the was worth it. Please keep me up to date on special offers you have !

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  • The Low down

    Stayed 2 days ending in September, 2016

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    James Daniel H from Birmingham, AL recommends this vacation rental

    We enjoyed our stay. El Matador as a whole was great and our unit 117 was decent. The only complaints were the unit needs to get rid of that nasty carpet and ideally have all tile floors. Also the outdoor furniture was terrible and the plastic chairs almost collapsed while sitting in them.

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  • fulks return to el matador

    Stayed 2 days ending in August, 2016

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    James F from Tallasse, Al recommends this vacation rental

    as i have said before my mother discovered the el matador in the early seventies when i believe it was new .This place became our home away from home 2 to 3 times a year.our last last trip was around july 2002 my family stayed in 414 and my mother had her all time favorite room 415 i believe was the number .its the one closest to beach in bldg 4 . well shortly after that trip my mother was diagnosed with cancer and past away in november and since then i have been able to return until this year .it was such a wonderful trip that has soon as we got home and settled in my daughter and i were planing our next trip .my daughter suggested somewhere else less costly i said no the EL Matador is a special place for me and always will be as long as i live .

    • Manager Responded on 8/30/2016

      James, i am so glad that your Mom enjoyed the El Matador and the years that you all have been coming here. This is a wonderful resort for families and friends to come on down and book them and enjoy them together. I hate to hear about your Mom, may God keep her in peace and that she is not struggling, and you will live the rest of your life enjoying the good times your Mom had and we would love to see you again. I am sure you enjoyed this being on ground floor by grass for kids to play and easy access to beach! Great unit!

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  • Great

    Stayed 30 days ending in April, 2016

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    Timothy M from Omaha, NB recommends this vacation rental

    incredible

    • Manager Responded on 5/2/2016

      We enjoyed having you stay with us. Please come see us again.

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  • Good Management

    Stayed 5 days ending in September, 2015

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    a guest from Warsaw, IN recommends this vacation rental

    We had some issues that were out of the mgmt co control (a/c went out), & they had it fixed immediately. They went the extra mile to make sure things were right for us.

    • Manager Responded on 9/23/2015

      Patricia, thanks for taking the time for responding to the reviews, we sure appreciate that. We are very sorry for your inconvenience with the a.c. but, thank goodness we were able to get the a.c. people out there immediately. Let us know if we can help you again, with a condo at the el matador, and a very comforting place to enjoy your vacation.

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  • A nice unit

    Stayed 6 days ending in August, 2014

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    Dmitry C from Iowa City, Iowa recommends this vacation rental

    The unit is old, but nice. The furniture on the balcony is plastic and very old, but we never used it anyways. Also, there was a problem with lights -- some of them were accidentally not working. But overall the unit is nice and if any problems occur they will fix them quickly.

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  • Beach Life

    Stayed 4 days ending in October, 2013

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    Kirsten M from Waseca, MN recommends this vacation rental

    The location of this condo and the amenities in the complex are fantastic!

    • Manager Responded on 10/29/2013

      Thank you for staying with us and please come back soon.

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  • very good for the price. chris ault was great!

    Stayed 13 days ending in June, 2012

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    David V from Roswell, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Very good for the price/value. Like the short term lease. Furniture was good for the price. Could use a few upgrades though.

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  • Nice Place

    Stayed 19 days ending in June, 2012

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    David V from Roswell, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Nice Place...reasonable price. Real Estate Agency (Alicia Hollis) very professional.

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