THIS CONDO HAS A SATURDAY TO SATURDAY REQUIREMENT DURING PEAK SEASON! 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.
Additional Features: * 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 * Entertainment: Cable TV, DVD Player * Geographic: On Beach, Close to Town * Kitchen: Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Stove, Pots and Pans * Living: Central Air, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Washer/Dryer On Site, 3 TV's, DVD Players, Recliner * 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, Golfing
Dale B. from Green Bay, WI does not recommend this property. Stayed for 29 days in February, 2016 Enjoyed the beach, the Gulf, and the return ofspring.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor We are very glad that you enjoyed the beach, but we are disappointed that you would not recommend this condo. Is there something we can do to make this a better condo.
Mitzi M. from Montgomery, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 30 days in September, 2015 We were fortunate enough to stay at El Matador for a month last fall and our experience was wonderful. Our condo was well stocked with what we needed and the agents at Alica Hollis were pleasant and easy to work with. The weather was fantastic and we had a wonderful stay.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to your next trip.
Butch R. from Lafayette, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 Very relaxing and great....have been satisfied with this rental and the rental company before....417 fulfilled all of our needs..near pool and beach ..Alicia Hollis Realtyhas been exceptional to the past and I kknow in the future..
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thanks Butch for taking the time to fill out your review we appreciate it so much. I also am happy to let you know that you come back next time we will be doing some painting and also changing some furnishings in the condo, and will be wonderful to see you all again next year.
Jay J. from West Monroe, Louisiana does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 My family and friends have been vacationing in Ft Walton/Destin for 30 years. Until now, EM has never let us down. We had a good stay and visit with family but I have never seen the EM in worse shape. Not even after a hurricane. The once manicured lawn is now full of truck ruts and sand spurs. Guests were allowed to hang towels from and place umbrellas on balconies as well as bring all manner of things into the pool area. Our unit #417, while functional, was the worst I have ever stayed in at EM. It is in serious need of updating and repair. It was also heavily over furnished with completely worn and stained furniture and beds are terrible. Bright spot is the beach is as fabulous as ever and we love the gated property with security. MIGHT recommend the property but definitely wont be recommending unit #417. Overall just an OK stay but VERY disappointed in EM this year!
Dale B. from Green Bay, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 27 days in March, 2015 Enjoyed my return to the El Matador. Liked the location next to the Air Force property and the beach. Also, like the social activities and the workout area. Plan to return for March, 2016.
Dale B. from Green Bay, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 1 days in February, 2015 So far I am enjoying my stay at the El Matador. Like being near the Gulf and enjoy meeting many interesting people from all over the United States and Canada.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Mr. Bartel, I am so glad that you are enjoying your stay at the el Matador unit 417, the location alone speaks for itself, and the friends that you will meet there, is incredible and enjoyable. I am happy that you booked it again for next year, and please enjoy the rest of your stay at the el matador and our wonderful beaches. Chris Ault.
Dennis D. from Robinsonville, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2014 A great location and property. a few issues we have not had with other rentals at this locations; inadequite toliet paper, coffee filters, trash bags, dish towells, not even a salt and pepper shaker.Main TV not hooked up to cable. Little things true, but never an issue in past rentals.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor HI Dennis, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the el matador unit 417, unfortunately we provide the condo with 4 rolls of toilet paper, 3 garbage bags, 2 dish packs and 6 bars of soaps, but, we cannot provide any other stuff in there because of the health department, so i you need anything in the condo, you will need to bring it with you, we just cannot leave salt and pepper shakers or filters, in there, you are basically on your own. It is like leaving your home and coming to another home, that is how it is treated. If you have any other questions feel free to call us.
A guest from Maurice, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 Great location. Just steps away from the beach and pool. We enjoyed the shaded grass area with the nice breeze each afternoon. Excellent place for family and friends to visit.
Jack & JoAnn P. from Clinton Township, MI does not recommend this property. Stayed for 8 days in March, 2013 The condo is dirty: soiled chairs and cushions, dirty carpeting in bedrooms, repainting necessary, no hangers to hang up clothing in twin bedroom. Toilet leaked in master bedroom and was unusuable for many days with very wet carpeting that smelled. Main office contacted with our complaints and in hope of having some money refunded for all our inconveniences. Haven't heard anything to date.
Elizabeth & Jason H. from Cypress, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in July, 2012 Been vacationing here for over 25 years and never once have been disappointed! Hope to retire here one day! Thanks for another amazing vacation!
Faye P. from Augusta, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012 The refrigerator in this unit is in poor condition as it was the last time I rented this unit which I believe was the year before. The button which controls the freezer section has no numbers indicating if you are turning the temp up or down. The vegetable drawers in the bottom are broken the same as they were the last time I rented this unit. The sliding-glass door is almost impossible to open. And, no, I did not complain. If all units are inspected as Ms. Hollis has indicated (upon oath) that she checks all units after each departure and before new incoming guests are allowed to enter, she would have taken care of this problem. These type problems should be taken care of before guests arrive and not during their stay. I do hope these two issues will be taken care of by my visit next June.
Marielle & Joe D. from Beverly Hills, MI does not recommend this property. Stayed for 9 days in March, 2012 great location, nice open kitchen...needs to be caulked and repainted, wallpaper falling off in main bedroom. i have twin infants crawling on the ground all day. Too much furniture for my needs and no where to move it. Smelled musty and patio screen door doesn't slide. perfect location to get back and forth to beach & pool with little ones.