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.
Room Description: 2 Bed/2 Bath Gulf Front Ground Floor Condo
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, Linens, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Washer/Dryer On Site, 3 TV's, DVD Players, Recliner, 3 flat screen tv's, phone, No Smoking, Wireless Internet * Outdoor: Patio, Shared Pool, Tennis, Beach, BBQ Grills On Site, Fishing, Boating, Parasailing, Jet-Ski-ing, Kite-Boarding, Snorkelling, Disc Golf, Diving, Sailing, Golfing
A guest from Fishers, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 31 days in January, 2016 This is our second winter at the El Matador. It truly feels like we were returning home. The owners that live here and the other quests are so friendly and make you feel welcome. We have already booked for the winter 2017. Our unit's location is fabulous. The manager has addressed every concern we have had in a most prompt manner. We have conveyed to the manager the unit is tired and needs kitchen and bath updating. But, that will not stop us from a wonderful experience and total enjoyment.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thank you for your input. We have let the owners know of your recommendations for the condo. They will be coming in March to address some of these items. We are so glad that you are enjoying your stay with us and look forward to your return visit.
A guest from Germantown, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in September, 2015 I have been coming to the El Matador for 25 years and now bring my wife and children. My grandparents, parents, my wife and I, and now my kids have all vacationed at the El Matador and we wouldn't choose anywhere else. Best place in Destin/Fort Walton. It's quiet and you can't be the beach access from bldgs 3&4. See you next year El Matador!
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor I am so glad that we are going to be seeing you again next year 2016, for your vacation at the el matador, in a gulf front unit directly on the gulf and steps to the pool. We always work really hard to get them to be very comfortable and most of all an enjoyable stay, in any of our properties. I hope that you always enjoy the amenities on the property of the pools, tennis courts, whirlpool, sauna room and our gym, and our 24 hr security on the property.
A guest from Murfreesboro, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2015 Our family enjoyed being so close to the beach and the pool. Just out the door and a few steps to the beach. The condo was nice; however, would have liked a more spacious master bathroom. The shower doors in both bathrooms were off the track and hard to manage and some of the slats were off the blinds on the sliding door. We still had a great time and would stay in this condo again because of the great location. Condo was clean and AC worked well.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor We appreciate your comments on this wonderful condo at the El Matador unit 418. This condo is in a perfect location as you said to the pool and steps out to the beach and gazebo. The blinds will be replaced soon to drapes, and we were just waiting for them to be delivered and they just go in so they will be replaced this Friday 9/11. We hope that you enjoyed our beautiful beach and pool and enjoyed our wonderful evening sunsets, and hope to see you again next year.
Robert M. from Yorktown, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2015 As someone who's been coming to El Matador since he was a kid, the place still doesn't disappoint!! And most importantly, the family loves it too!!The only complaint we had was with the lack of cleanliness with the unit, particularly the floors. We didn't mind the tile, and given it's a first floor unit, that's expected. But additional care needs to be given to tile floors. They were quite dirty and the amount of old food, etc. under the furniture (especially the couch) was quite disgusting!! Also, the blinds, particularly in the family room, were in serious dis-repair and need replacing!
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Hi Mr. Maddock, I am so glad that you continue vacationing at the el matador the most popular property on Okaloosa Island and the most kid friendly property. I just wanted to let you know that we are taking care of those blinds in the living room, as we had drapes on order and they just arrived today 9/5 and we will be putting them up soon. As far as the couch and the floor, I apologize on that, as we have a great housekeeping crew, who work hard to get them all clean well and on time for your arrival, and we sure hope next time it would be to your satisfaction and for your enjoyment.
Mark P. from Trussville, Alabama recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2015 Everything was great we love staying at these condos. My only issue was there were a lot of dishes, some pots, glasses etc. that were put away dirty and needed to be washed prior to using them. Other than that the condo was clean and sufficiently appointed.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Unit 418 location and the view is exceptional, you are also steps to the pool and then out to the gazebo. The problem with the dishes being dirty is awful, what happened there, is people washed them and put them away dirty, and Housekeeping did not check them, and we apologize for your inconvenience on that. We are having new drapes installed on Friday 9/11 and also we are trying to fix everything in there that is needed for a wonderful stay for anyone else coming into this condo. Please be sure that you book it again for next year, as all those ground floor units are booking fast, and we are here ready to make arrangements for you again.
Billy G M. from Youngsville, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 Dusty, shower in the master bedroom did not work
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thanks for taking the time to answer your review about the condo at the el matador unit 418. I am so sorry that it was dusty, and that the shower in the master bathroom did not work, and I wished that you would have called us and we would take care of everything right away for you, but, just to let you know that we just had all new sliding glass doors, front door replaced in the condo, so, that should be a great place for all those new things in there. Hope that you will give us a call again next time you come to our area to our wonderful beaches, with Alicia Hollis Realtor.
Jeremy D. from Cummings, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 Love being so close to the beach. Interior had some deferred maintenance and needed some updating. Blinds need to be replaced. One of my favorite things is to open the blinds in the morning and look at the oceans, but these were a piece of junk. TVs were very nice. Kitchen utensils stocked well. I would rent this unit again, mainly for the view.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thanks so much for your comment about unit 418, we appreciated your comment about the blinds, but, we will be changing those, and also we are having a brand new sliding glass door installed as we speak in the Master bedroom for everyone convenience, and I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself and will be happy to see you again next year. Chris.
A guest from Flintville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in May, 2015 Great condo! I will request this one next time. The view of the Ocean from on the couch is not good due to being on the ground floor but the accessibility is worth the trade. Alicia J Hollis is the best agency I have ever dealt with in the property management.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thank you Brad. We are glad you enjoyed it and look forward to your next visit.
Karen & Jack K. from Burnsville, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 28 days in February, 2015 We had a wonderful month. Will certainly consider contacting you again next year.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with the el matador unit 418, and meeting all your good friends and people from all over United States and Canada. The convenience of that unit alone is wonderful, and we hope you enjoyed all those wonderful sunsets and our great beach. We Hope to see you again next year for maybe 2 months this time. Chris Ault.
Beth W. from Stockbridge, GA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 1 days in October, 2014 I have rented numerous times with ajh, but no doube this was an awful experience. the unit had wet carpet and issues had not been resolved before i got there. had to be moved to another unit which was not with ajh. wonderful time after that. love the el matador.
David L. from Pataskala, Ohio does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2014 Have stayed at El Matador many times.....first time we have had a bug problem. Large roaches...property needs some attention.
A guest from Appel Valley, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 28 days in February, 2014 Loved the location. Condo needs some repairs and updating. Enjoyed the group activities, and would have liked more of them. Everyone was very friendly!
Gary & Jane H. from Cincinnati, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 My family have been coming to Fort Walton for over 50 years, we have stayed at El Matadore for about 20 years.Room 418 is fine, the back door does not slide very well and both toilets need new valves
Will V. from Arab, Alabama recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in March, 2013 We had a great time! We had to sit inside a lot due to the colder weather. But we still had so much fun though. I was worried about cleaning the sand up everywhere because of it being on the ground floor we would just drag the sand right in with us. But we loved how close it was to the beach so that made up for the sand! SO MUCH FUN!
Vern M. from St. Louis, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2012 we have stayed at this property for more than thirty years, have rented 418 a few times, i guess it has changed owners, as it use to be much nicer,i love the locatation