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. Fully equipped kitchen and 3 flat screen TV's, 2 DVD's. High speed internet with WIFI. New upgrades. Come and enjoy.
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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Unit 361 Stay 26Mar-2April 2016 Jennifer D. from Bellbrook, OH recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in March, 2016 The condo is very nice. This particular unit has a nice view and cute character/features/decor inside. The large patio is nice as it is accessible from the family room as well as the master bedroom. It is nice to have two bathrooms. Negatives are the carpet is ready to be replaced and there is a huge amount of variation within the different condo/unit upkeep "standards". This results in a sub-standard feel within the condo complex and one specific complaint is that we had to listen to a hammer-drill and tile saw for several hours on three days of our stay (pretty unacceptable). Grounds are mowed regularly and look nice, but there are little things everywhere that could result in a better review (example, broken/no basketball net on hoop). Pools were maintained well and were in great shape. Fitness area/building was nice as well. Finally, I think it would be nice to be asked how our stay was during checkout and/or if we had any issues (Before-hand interactions/emails were great).
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thanks for posting your reviews for this wonderful unit at the El Matador, and a great view from the 6th floor of our beautiful gulf. I am so sorry that you had to deal with hammering and drilling on the property, which sounds to me like someone was doing some kind of remodeling in that building. and i am so sorry about the basket ball hoop, net, that is not there. I will report those to the HOA and hope that they can take care of that right away. But, other then that, i am glad that you did have a good time at the El Matador and we are happy to have you again next year.
8 years as renter in unit 360 Mike & Cyndee S. from Bellaire, MI recommends this property.
Stayed for 25 days in March, 2016 8 year renter. Beautiful condo with great view. Owner has made subtle improvements over the years. Living room furniture needs up-dating and it's condition is usually a negative topic of conversation with guests. New TV is great and cable package appreciated. Rented again for 2017.
Our 14 years at El Matador Mike & Cyndee S. from Bellaire, MI recommends this property.
Stayed for 29 days in February, 2016 This was our eighth year in unit 361. The view is exceptional. The owner has made small improvements each year however the couch and 3 of the living room chairs need replacing, especially the couch! Carpeting needs cleaning. We will be back on Dec. 30 for another three month stay. Thanks for new TV.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor We thank you so much for your stay at the el matador condo unit 361, we are glad that you enjoyed our wonderful beaches and your condo, and so happy to see you again in the winter 2017.
very nice condo Michele M. from Shepherdsville, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 Only a couple of things bothered me about the condo. The carpet felt very dirty and I felt the need to wear shoes all the time. Also, we were very disappointed that the washer and dryer was 'out-of-order.' There was a washer and dryer down the hall, just not as convenient. Took us until the day before we left to figure out how to turn the volume up on the TV. Overall though, there were more plusses. Perfect view of the ocean from the master bedroom and the deck. Easy elevator access. Beach and pool right there. Condo had all the appliances needed for a comfortable stay. I would stay here again. I liked the quieter end of the beach.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor We are very sorry that you had a few problems with the condo, and we would have been able to come up and helped you out with the remotes, but, the carpet has been cleaned, and the washer and dryer in the unit, has been unplugged, as it is very hard to operate. There is a laundry room on every floor and it is coin operated for your convenience. The unit is on the 6th floor with an awesome view of the gulf, and a great large balcony for you to go and sit out and enjoy your coffee, and a nice cold drink and watch the sunset and the dolphins. The property has 2 pools, tennis courts, whirlpool and sauna room and a gym, for your enjoyment, and 24 hrs security. We sure hope to see you again for your vacation at the El Matador and in unit 361,
recent stay Sam S. from Marion, IL recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 wonderful!!
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thanks for your reviews Sam and we appreciate you staying with one of our properties, we hope you had a wonderful time, and we love to see you again in the future.
361 review A guest from Bellaire, MI recommends this property.
Stayed for 31 days in March, 2015 8 years in the same unit. Owner has made many positive improvements, however, the living room furniture is a mess. A new couch and 2 matching recliners would make the unit more enjoyable for all renters. Truly enjoy our stay.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor The living room furniture was replace about 2 years ago, and owner bought a new couch and recliners, so I am not sure that we will nee
Great Week at the Beach! Susan K. from Taylor Mill, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in June, 2014 Our unit was spacious, decorated for a true beach experience and had all of the comforts of home.
Wonder Family Condo Bobby & Melody L. from Franklin, TN recommends this property.
Stayed for 14 days in May, 2014 This condo is wonderful, very comfortable, decorated nicely, master bed comfortable, two twin beds a little less comfortable able a few days, but not terrible. This unit has a well stocked kitchen and a fabulous view! The washer and dryer in unit is a major plus. My only recommendation is that beach service should be provided. In past years this was something that was included in the rental rate. The rental rate is the same, however you no longer get the beach service of two chairs and an umbrella included. If you choice to use the beach service you must pay for it separately or bring your own. Other than that we had a great two weeks and look forward to our next visit.
Best Location! Amazing Ocean View! Maria H. from Bloomfield hills, MI recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in March, 2014 Top floor of bldg 3 was an excellent choice. It was peaceful, no noise from other guests and we listened to the ocean waves all night. We enjoyed many meals on the balcony. Perfect beach vacation!
Furniture Mike & Cyndee S. from Bellaire, MI recommends this property.
Stayed for 28 days in January, 2014 As usual our stay has been great. After 3 months we feel like locals. Our condo is nice and the owner has made many improvements, however, the furniture needs changing. Four different color/style of chairs and a different couch. The unit could be a "showplace". Be back in December.
13 years and continuing Mike & Cyndee S. from Bellaire, MI recommends this property.
Stayed for 31 days in December, 2013 13 years with Hollis. Same unit for 7 years and looking forward to our three months next year. Happy with the way people realize the value of Snowbirds and their yearly contribution to the economy.
Spectacular View, Two Bedroom Condo - Ft. Walton Beach A guest from Franklin, TN recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in September, 2013 Spectacular view, property well maintained, great condo with well stocked kitchen and comfortable bed, cleaning crew did a less than desired job, did mention this to the rental agency and was ensured this will be taken care of. We are looking forward to our next visit. Thanks for a great week at the El Matador ?Ft. Walton Beach.
great vacation Jody A. from Paris, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 8 days in August, 2013 Property was located in the most beautiful part of the beach. Unit view was the best of all. Overall a great time.
Beautiful updated condo A guest from West Monroe, LA recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in June, 2013 The pictures on the website didn't do this condo justice. It has been beautifully updated! We throughly enjoyed every minute. Thank you to the staff at Alicia Hollis Realty for all of your help. Each one was very professional as well as very helpful. We call ElMatador our second home. We try to visit every year. We love it!
El Matador Anniversary James B. from Knoxville, TN recommends this property.
Stayed for 8 days in June, 2012 We have vacationed on our wedding anniversary at various spots along Santa Rosa Blvd. since the 1970's and El Matador is our favorite location. Beautiful beaches, plenty of dining opportunities in the area, and a pleasant family atmosphere keep it tops on our list. El Matador 361 suits our needs just fine, is usually ready when we arrive, and offers a picturesque view of the Gulf. The A.J. Hollis Realtor staff has always been very gracious and professional, happy to provide helpful hints on dining and shopping when asked. We look forward to many more anniversaries at this same spot.