Great Ground Floor Unit! Between Pools, near Sauna, Whirlpool, and Tennis Ct.
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.
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Annual fall trip with our friends Carolyn C. from Sikeston, MO recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in September, 2015 Perfect in every way :-)
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor We are so happy to see that your trip was perfect in every way, and we too, would love to see you next fall for your vacation and your stay at the EL Matador.
family friendly destination jennifer O. from Delhi, LA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in August, 2015 This was our first time at El Matador, but hopefully not our last! We loved everythinh about our stay. The beach wasn't over crowded, the grounds were well maintained and our condo was extremely clean. The entire complex was very quiet and felt extremely safe. I was their with my daughters and never once felt unsafe. The only thing I would recommend for the realtor to add would be a map of the grounds other than that everything you need other than personal items was already included.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor We are so happy that this was your first time to the El Matador and we know that coming back again and again, that you will enjoy it again. The condo is in such a convenience location and on the ground floor that you would just have to open the sliding glass door and walk out to the grounds, were the kids would love to play, and just 50 yds out to the beach. The security guard shack is always there for your convenience to help you with any questions of the property, so next time you come here, remember they are 24 hrs, at your service. If you every have any questions in the condo, feel free to always call us so that we can help you with any of your needs, of the area too. Lets here from you again.
Our Stay at The El Matador John & Debbie L. from Tulsa, OK recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 We have been coming to the El Matador 15+ years. Always have gone through Alicia. The units are always in great shape and the property is well taken care of. We love it!!!!! Highly recommend the El Matador and Alicia Hollis.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor We are happy John that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the el matador, and thanks so much for taking the time to review your unit. We hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island with Alicia Hollis Realtor.
A little misleading A guest from RANDALLSTOWN, MD recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in August, 2014 Overall, the stay was ok. We had the basic essentials and a little more. The kitchen had quite a few appliances and utensils, and since we really just hung around the condo and on the beach that worked well. There was also plenty of extra bedding to make anyone who's not sleeping in a traditional bed comfortable. It was a bit dusty and could stand for a good deep clean. Seeing that we pay for cleaning service as a large chunk of the cost, I would have expected it to be cleaner. One complaint is with some of the amenities advertised on third party sites. I read that the beach chair service is part of the package. However when I went to the beach to claim my chair, I was told that the realtor no longer pays for that service and I would have to pay separately. I called the realtor to discuss the matter and they seemed unaware that there was a discrepancy with what is advertised on the third party sites. When she said she would discuss it with a manager on Monday, I asked how is that going to help me when i leave on Sunday...crickets. That made me quite irritated b/c they didn't offer any type of compensation or consolation. Another complaint is with the cleanliness of the beach. If you expect to go there to swim, don't get too excited. The water is very murky with seaweed. Fortunately, I didn't want to do much swimming, I simply wanted to lie in my chair and relax.
Having Fun on Oklaloosa Island! John & Debbie L. from Tulsa, OK recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 We've been coming to the El Matador for years. Love all the amenities the resort has to offer. Very affordable! Great place to enjoy your family.
1978 Paul J. from Tyler, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012 We first came to El Matador in 1978 with our daughters. We keep coming back; the only difference is that we now we have them and their families. Need I say more?Chris Ault of Alicia J. Hollis has truly been a pleasure to work with!