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, VCR * 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
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2016 Family Vacation
Nancy S. from Louisville, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2016 This was our second trip to El Matador and the first for Unit 413. We love the property and amenities at El Matador and we LOVED our condo! It has a great open floor plan with everything you need to feel at home. Kitchen was fully stocked so meal preparation was a breeze. Very clean and comfortable. We were planning next year's trip back to Unit 413 on our way home.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at El matador condo 413. we are looking forward to your return visit with us.
Victoria S. from Gainsville, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2016 Our family has been renting this ground floor unit for years. It is absolutely wonderful. Ypu walk right out of your back door and you are on grass, steps from the pool. The unit is always clean and this year we were surprised with a new couch and lamps. We have 4 small boys and they enjoy everything about El Matador. Definitely recommend this unit!
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thank you for stying with us at the El Matador. We look forward to your next visit.
Thomas S. from Oak Ridge, TN does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2016 We have stayed numerous times at El Matador and have always had a good experience. However, this time Unit 413 the was not as well appointed as others we have stayed in. For example, the beds were not comfortable and the sofa bed was broken. We also rented Unit 417 for my son's family which was way out of date and was not very clean upon arrival. We were told there would be a heated pool which was not true. Or, the pool was not heated to the degree it needed to be for comfort. The dryer on 1st floor was broken and it was not repaired the entire time we were there. We had to hoist washed clothes to the 2nd floor to use the dryer. Of course, the amenities of the entire property were good. We always enjoy the easy access to the beach and the security of the of the grounds. The staff was friendly and the grounds were kept clean. We return to the property a couple of times a year, and we will probably do so again. The restaurants in Ft Walton and Destin are wonderful. We particularly enjoy the Magnolia Grill, Bayou Bill's, and Bochamps. We also make a trip to Sexton Sea Food to purchase fresh catches and grill out. The property is great for that. I would recommend El Matador, but we were disappointed with the two units, and I doubt I would recommend these two units (413 and 417).
Thomas S. from Warner Robins, GA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2015 Nice experience overall. Perfect condo for those who do not want to carry luggage a long distance, because I could drive car to within ten feet of door. No view of ocean however. Very adequate condo, but several smaller things could have been improved. No coffee filters available, no Kleenex and no paper towels, so we went out and bought them. Main room furniture dirty. Sign on the end table had instructions for renters to strip beds and take out garbage and wash dishes, more reminiscent requirements of a friends condo I stay in for free rather than one which cost well over $600 for two days, which I thought included a cleaning fee.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thanks for choosing this great unit 413 at the El Matador and very convenient to the pool and out to the beach. We provide our condos with complimentary 4 rolls of toilet paper, 6 bars of soap, 2 large garbage bags for the canister out in the kitchen and all your clean linens in the unit. The only thing we ask everyone upon check out is to please put any dirty dishes left from the nite before into the dishwasher and start it, as we also provide you with 2 dish packs to do that. We do not want you to do any laundry as we bring in fresh linens after you check out. Yes, you did have to pay for the cleaning fee,upon your departure, but, you did not have to clean it,as there were instructions on the front of your envelope upon your arrival with your keys for your check out. Nevertheless I hope that you all have enjoyed your stay in 413, a newly remodeled condo and hope to see you all again.
A guest from Gainsville, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 We have been b staying here at el matador for nine years. We live it! The location is great! Its nice, quite, friendly staff. The only complaint i have this visit is the cleaning crew left behind a dirty clothes basket full of towels in our room which began to smell after a few days, we just moved tgem out outside. The room was a little dusty. Overall no big deal woukd definitely stay again!
A guest from Slidell, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 31 days in March, 2015 This condo is just steps away from the pool and the beach. Lots of green space for children to play in the grass just off the patio. Very convenient for loading and unloading into the condo. Semi-private beach makes it the best location in Ft Walton Beach.
A guest from St. Louis, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2014 We have been vacationing at El Matador for years and this is one of my favorite units so far. It had everything we needed. My only suggestion would be to get a new vacuum. The one in the unit did not work and it would have been helpful for cleaning the tile floors mid week. But other than that it was a fantastic condo!
Victoria S. from Gainsville, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2014 The ground room condo was wonderful! The boys could go out and play on the grass and we could walk right to the pool and beach! We will definitely be back! :)
Gerry D. from Tigerville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2014 Very good except for the lack of communication about an item left in the condo and getting it returned by mail.
A guest from Munford, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2013 We enjoyed our stay as always at the El Matador. We met a great couple that stayed next door with children(that made my grandson happy). We will be back again next year !
A guest from Clayton, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2012 It was nice.The sliding door was really hard to open and close. Men came in to work on air conditioner and used the bath towels to clean up the floor and got them really dirty. The unit did not have a hair dryer and most units are equipped with hair dryer. Overall it was a nice unit. I would stay here again.
Jerry or Marion L. from Kaplan, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in July, 2012 We really enjoyed our time at El Matador in condo 413. It was one of the nicer units we have stayed in. I have booked it again for next year. We love the location and the grounds around the condos. We had a minor problem with the refridgerator and the realtor saw to it immediately. We also had some of our friends book a condo at El Matador for the first time and they are going to book again for next summer. We enjoyed watching two beach weddings and the weather overall was great. The only thing that we could have asked for was that the beach would have gotten cleaned up after seaweed got washed up after a summer storm, but we know that the realtor isn't responsible for the effects of the weather. We really appreciate the complimentary umbrella and two chairs that come with the condo rental. Thanks for a wonderful, enjoyable vacation. We look forward with anticipation to next July when we'll be back with several other families who have booked at El Matador also. We have been to Destin beaches, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Sanibel Island, Biloxi, and other beaches, but the El Matador has been our favorite place to vacation for the past eight years.
Great quality service for many years and years to come!!
Leigh C. from Cornith, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012 I have used AJ Hollis for many years. We are always satisfied with their service! We always stay at El Matador and have enjoyed every vacation! There has never been a problem with our rooms and we have never had any complaints. I always recommend using AJ Hollis to my friends and family. Our family appreciates the service and quality of our time spent at Ell Matador!
Diana B. from Gurdon, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2012 The trash bin was overflowing several days and there was litter on the grounds that I picked up (poolside) on several occasions. Sliding doors need oil?
A guest from Greenwood, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2012 We have been staying at El Matador for 5 years and feel this was a great condo. It has anything you need. There were a couple of problems upon arrival, (air conditioner, dishwasher) however they were addressed right away. I would definately rent thru AJ Hollis again and stay in this condo.