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El Matador 140 - Free Seasonal Beach Chairs and Umbrella!

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

909 Santa Rosa Boulevard 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 EM140
Beds 1 king bed, 2 full beds
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 6
Pets No pets allowed.
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Stove, Pots and Pans
Living Air Conditioning, Linens, High Speed Internet, Washer/Dryer On Site, 3 TV's, DVD Players
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Bank
Convenience Area FitnessCenter, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Outlet Shopping, Movie Theatres, Golf Course, On Site Fitness Center, Nearby Golf Courses, Nearby Movie Theatres, Nearby Outlet Shopping
Culture Symphony Orchestra, Ballet, Museums, Theater, Concerts
Outdoor Balcony, Shared Pool, Tennis, Beach, BBQ Grills On Site, Fishing, Boating, Parasailing, Jet-Ski-ing, Kite-Boarding, Snorkelling, Disc Golf, Diving, Sailing, Golfing
Geographic On Beach, Close to Town
Entertainment Cable TV, CD Player, DVD Player
Free Seasonal Beach Service Free Seasonal Beach Service
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Paradise!

    Stayed 6 days ending in July, 2018

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    Melanie K from Sweetwater, TN recommends this vacation rental

    This is the second time we have stayed at el matador and we love it! It is so secluded and beautiful! I can't wait to come back! The only issue we had was the keys wasn't in our package when we picked up on Sunday .

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  • Great vacation rental

    Stayed 6 days ending in June, 2018

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    a guest from Andrews, IN recommends this vacation rental

    The condo was very clean newly remodeled, very well priced.

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  • You get what you pay for

    Stayed 4 days ending in May, 2018

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    a guest from Belfast, TN recommends this vacation rental

    When we arrived, our unit had not yet been cleaned from the previous guests. We did get early check-in, though, so can’t hold that against them. The stay was great for the price, but our bed was so uncomfortable my husband and I slept on the couches...the wicker (dated) couches. The unit had recently had a kitchen remodel which was nice, but everything would benefit to follow suit. Again, for the price, not a bad unit and management was more than accommodating.

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  • Family Vacation

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2017

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    Amy M from Wentzville, MO recommends this vacation rental

    My family & I had an excellent stay! The condo was clean & well kept. We were the corner unit therefore we could see the ocean at 2 different angles. The kids liked the pool, but we hung out more at the beach. The staff at the condo was extremely helpful & friendly. With being the last complex at the end of the street, things were very quiet. I would definitely go back & would highly recommend.

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  • Getting better

    Stayed 31 days ending in April, 2017

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    Gene & Shirley V from Richland, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Fine. Upgrades have been helpful

    • Manager Responded on 5/12/2017

      beautiful condo that has had bathrooms upgraded and floors and painted, and all new windows and doors, for your stay. This is a corner unit and larger then the others, that anyone would love to have, because of the great views from the balcony, and views of the grounds. This condo 140 is a very comfortable unit, and you will enjoy your stay there.

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  • Getting better

    Stayed 28 days ending in March, 2017

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    Gene & Shirley V from Richland, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Unit was dated however the owners are updating each year. Last year they replaced all windows with hurricane grade. This year they upgraded both bathrooms. Next year they plan to upgrade the kitchen. We hope to see new mattresses in the small bedroom and new hide-a-bed in the living room. Sink in the cushions too much. We like the location on the end of the building. Nice and bright during the day.

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  • Perfect for our mid-week getaway

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2016

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    Laura B from Franklin, TN recommends this vacation rental

    We were very happy to find a place on short notice and the price was very reasonable. The location of the property was great for us. The beach is gorgeous and the swimming pools are very nice. The grounds are very well maintained. The buildings are freshly painted. The grounds are gated and secure. Our unit #140 was very comfortable. However, although it was clean the fact it was so outdated made it feel dirty. If it were to be updated and the carpeting in the bedrooms replaced it would have a newer and cleaner feel. Also there is a security light right outside the 2nd bedroom window. The blinds/shades in that bedroom are not the type to keep out that bright of a light so our aunt had a very hard time sleeping. Replacing the blinds in both bedrooms or adding room darkening curtains would be a great help. There is a sliver of a view of the gulf but we enjoyed the balcony. All in all it was a great stay and we would stay again and recommend to others.

    • Manager Responded on 7/23/2016

      Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the El Matador 140. We look forward to your return.

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  • great vacation

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2016

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    Tom W from Fisher, IN recommends this vacation rental

    unit is a good location; gulf view and short walk to beach. clean, and decent size for family of 5.

    • Manager Responded on 7/1/2016

      Thank you for staying with us at the El Matador. Please come back and visit us again.

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  • Beautiful place to stay : El Matador

    Stayed 3 days ending in October, 2015

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    Celestia S from New Port Richey, FL recommends this vacation rental

    Except for the wifi not working, it was truly a gorgeous place to stay. The whitest beaches I have ever seen. Great view no matter which building you stay in!

    • Manager Responded on 11/4/2015

      Thanks so much for taking the time and comment for our reviews, I hope that you all enjoyed the wedding here, and we hope that you can come back and stay with us and in this lovely condo in building one. We found out that the internet was not working because of a glitch thru Cox Commun. and they were able to take care of it, and restore it again. sorry for your inconvenience.

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  • Perfect vacations

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2015

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    Augustine G from Lawrenceville, GA recommends this vacation rental

    There were everything perfect unit to stay

    • Manager Responded on 7/27/2015

      thanks so much for your comments, and we are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation here with us, and hope to see you all again. Christine Ault.

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  • Great property!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2015

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    Teena J from Dallas, TX - Texas recommends this vacation rental

    Our 2nd time to return to El Matador. Family oriented, quiet, perfect for our needs. We will return again! Improvements:bathroom\bedroom carpet needs cleaning, worn out sheets on beds - would not stay on matresses.

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  • El Matador

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2015

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    Jenni B from Murfreesboro, TN recommends this vacation rental

    nice place, unit not as close to beach as we thought but very nice.

    • Manager Responded on 7/28/2015

      We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at the el matador, and thanks for taking the time to review your unit. Just wanted to let you know that our owner of that condo is here as we speak, and they have just replaced all the windows, sliding glass door and front door to brand new ones, and also new curtains for the living room. We hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island with Alicia Hollis Realtor.

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  • El Matador 140

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2015

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    David K from Rome, GA recommends this vacation rental

    The El Matador unit #140 was not a bad stay. The unit is dated, however it was clean. The view of the beach in minimal. The walk to the beach was not bad (about 200+ yards). The unit is on the fourth floor. It is located at one of the ends of the building. Being the end unit, it is the furthermost unit from the elevator. For this reason we found it easier to walk 4 flights of stairs rather than walk to the elevator. It is a place to stay if you need a plain condo unit. It is not for a person who is looking for luxury. The location of El Matador was good for us. It offers beach privacy.

    • Manager Responded on 7/28/2015

      We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at the el matador, and thanks for taking the time to review your unit. Just wanted to let you know that our owner of that condo is here as we speak, and they have just replaced all the windows, sliding glass door and front door to brand new ones, and also new curtains for the living room. We hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your stay with us with Alicia Hollis Realtor.

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  • El Matador Spring break vacation joys

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2015

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    Ruth Ann B from Fisherville, KY recommends this vacation rental

    We've stayed at El Matador 2times before in the past 6years. This time we used VRBO and the rental agency was Alicia Hollis,an agency a friend's used for 20 years. All wad handled perfectly. Easy check in and out. The unit 140 was clean and well equipped. We lacked a mixer though..beaters in drawer with no mixer. Had to Boris one. The master bedroom bed was extremely comfortable. Our second bedroom wad perfect for our son with 2 twin beds. We live all the amenities at El Matador...2 pools,tennis chourts, basketball goal, sand volleyball, grills, sauna, whirlpool, and fitness room. We just live El 's at the end of the island and to the west there is nothing but white beach for walking.

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  • OK

    Stayed 31 days ending in April, 2015

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    Gene & Shirley V from Irons, MI recommends this vacation rental

    OK!!!

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  • Happy

    Stayed 28 days ending in March, 2015

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    Gene & Shirley V from Irons, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Everything was fine. Rquests were taken care of promply.

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  • We have wintered here for thirteen years and enjoyed it every yea

    Stayed 31 days ending in February, 2015

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    Gene & Shirley V from Irons, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Have made many new friends from all over the Midwest, Northeast and Canada. We have a lot of activities available.

    • Manager Responded on 3/21/2015

      Thanks for choosing this wonderful unit at the el matador unit 140 a great corner unit, and also meeting all the wonderful people from around United States and Canada. We hope that thru-out your stay you have enjoyed your condos and the wonderful views of your balcony, and we are happy to see you coming back next year again 2016 to the same condo. Thanks again Christine Ault.

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  • El Matador Stay

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2014

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    a guest from Harvest, Alabama recommends this vacation rental

    My husband, the kids, and I were very happy with our stay overall. The location was extremely nice, the condo was clean and well layed out, and access to two pools was very convenient. We were glad to see the 24 hour security personnel. The main complaints we had were the condo appliances were not functioning as well as we would have liked. The microwave did not cook food evenly, and the toaster did not work at all. The batteries in the thermostat ran down and had to be replaced after the temp was extremely high after we had returned from the beach. The TV in the master bedroom would run for thirty minutes or so and would then turn itself off. The washer on our floor was not working, so we were forced to use one on a different floor. This scenario was not the most convenient means with our children being left in the room. They are 18, 16, and 12, but we would have preferred being down the breezeway from them as opposed to doing laundry on a different floor. Overall we were very pleased with our stay and would be interested in renting a unit from El Matador again.

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  • Nice place, good value!

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2014

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    Lisa S recommends this vacation rental

    We were very pleased with this unit. It was very spacious and clean. The dining room table accommodated 7 of us pretty comfortably. We had a nice view of the water and the beach was just a short walk away.

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  • Best Vacation

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2013

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    Janie L from Long Grove, OK recommends this vacation rental

    This was a great place to stay, we loved it so much we are hoping to go again next year and stay again in 140.

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  • Beautiful Spot

    Stayed 28 days ending in March, 2013

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    a guest from Kirkland, QUE recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful beach, comfortable condo, good golf. Main complaint was the cool weather in March. Elevator was a bit dodgy at times and hot tub was closed for repairs.

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