THIS CONDO HAS A SATURDAY TO SATURDAY REQUIREMENT DURING PEAK SEASON!Free Beach Service with this Rental!!! 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.
Bedding Configuration: 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Twin
Additional Features: * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Bank * Convenience: Area FitnessCenter, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, On Site Fitness Center, Nearby Golf Courses, Nearby Movie Theatres, Nearby Outlet Shopping * Culture: Symphony Orchestra, Ballet, Museums, Theater * Entertainment: Cable TV, DVD Player * Geographic: On Beach * Kitchen: Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Stove, Pots and Pans * Living: Central Air, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Washer/Dryer On Site, 3 TV's, DVD Players * Outdoor: Patio, Shared Pool, Tennis, Beach, BBQ Grills On Site, Fishing, Boating, Parasailing, Jet-Ski-ing, Kite-Boarding, Snorkelling, Disc Golf, Diving, Sailing, Golfing, Sauna on Property, Whirlpool Spa on Property, Basketball Courts, Gated Community, 24 Hour Security
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Stacy C. from College Grove, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2016 Wonderfully stocked unit. Perfect for my family's needs. Can't think of one thing I would change. We will stay in this one again. We've stayed at El matador for over 20 yrs one of the best units. Bravo!!!
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Stacy thanks for taking the time to let us know about your stay, and we are so happy that you enjoyed it in unit 410, This is a very well equipped condo and also newly remodeled for everyone's enjoyment, and we hope to see you again next year.
A guest from Belle Chaise, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2016 GREAT CONDO, GREAT LOCATION. ON FIRST FLOOR, EASY ACCESS FOR KIDS IN AND OUT. BEACH NOT CROWDED, LARGE POOL, NICELY DECORATED. EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME!
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Pete thanks for your enjoying your stay at the El Matador unit 410. This is a wonderful large corner unit that has just been remodeled and just steps to the pool and out to the beach. We hope that you enjoyed the gazebo and watched our wonderful sunsets. Hope you enjoyed being on ground floor by grass for kids to play and easy access to beach! Great unit! Hope to see you again.
Jim & Sue D. from Auburn Hills, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in March, 2016 As always, we loved our stay at El Matador. Unit 410 is a beautiful, well equipped condo - a wonderful place to relax after a day on the beach. Looking forward to next spring. Jim and Sue D. Auburn Hills, MI
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to your next visit.
Kristy H. from Saginaw, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2015 We have rented at El Matador for 19 years and counting. We love everything about the property, beach, pool, shopping and dining. We come every year. We prefer the ground floor.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor We are so happy that you have enjoyed your stay in unit 410 at the El Matador a wonderful ground floor condo, a very large one and newly remodeled unit. This unit is very convenient to the pool and out to the beach and also to the gazebo to watch our wonderful sunsets and dolphins. You can also park you car in the back of that condo and walk thru the living room if you needed too. You can get in and out of it from the front door, and also the sliding glass door, just perfect if you have little ones with you. It also has a large porch for you to sit out and watch the kids play with lots of grassy area out there. There is also a b-b-q steps away from the condo and the pool for your enjoyment. Please come back and enjoy unit 410 with us again.
A guest from Gainesville, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 We have stayed at this property for years--very nice. Great beach access. AJ Hollis has provided great service for years as well.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thanks for taking the time to take care of the review, we are so happy to accommodate you anytime when you come down to the Fort Walton Beach area and also to the El Matador unit 410. I am glad you enjoyed this great unit, all updated, and it is our pleasure to book it to you again next year. El Matador one of the most popular property on Okaloosa Island.
A vacation with uninvited guest!!! 18 PALMETTO ROACHES INVASION!!
Marlene R. from Kaplan, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 We have been vacationing at El Matador for at least 35 years . I was overwhelmed and disgusted with having all these ROACHES in my CONDO !!! I do not leave the comfort of my home tooooo have to deal with these circumstances!!! Very disappointing.
A guest from Tullahoma, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 GREAT,I'VE BEEN GOING TO THE EL MATADOR SINCE I WAS 12 YEARS OLD. I AM 51 NOW. THERE IS NONE BETTER ON THE GULF COAST. GREAT FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN. SAFE AND PRIVATE BEACH.QUIET AND VERY NICE ACCOMODATIONS.
Joe R. from Overland Park, KS recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 We always have good time in El Matador 410. The mattress in the master bedroom needs to be replaced, and the fan in that room needs a speed controller. Otherwise, great!
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor I am so glad that you have enjoyed your stay at the el matador unit 410, I have after reading your review notified the owner about the mattress and we will take care of that immediately. I hope to see you all again next year. Chris.
Karen A. from Abbeville, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2014 This is the first time to deal with Alicia Hollis and was very pleased. Every time I called, all were very polite and helpful, even to the point of asking for a referral for dinner. The condo was beautiful. comfortable and very well stocked. Loved the location. Thank you all, to the Alicia Hollis group.
A guest from Auburn Hills, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in April, 2014 As always, a wonderful experience. The setting is spectacular and the condo was lovely. Unfortunately, someone was able to beat us out for renting the condo next year at Easter, but we are hopeful we will once again be able to stay in 410 for Easter, 2016. NOTE: The name displayed is incorrect, it should read Jim & Sue D from Auburn Hills, MI
Jane L. from Tuscaloosa, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2013 My sister has stayed in this unit and I have stayed in others at the El only complaint is the amount of light that comes into the front bedroom at night.Perhaps a different shade would block light and provide privacy too.The unit was clean and everything worked well.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thank you for your input. We always appreciate any input on how we can improve your stay with us.
A guest from Tuscola, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in October, 2012 We love coming to El Matador. We always stay at El Matador whenever we vacation in Florida. We love the property, beaches, location, views, and the area.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Good Morning Justin, I am so glad that you had a wonderful time, and i hope to see you again, and we are always here to help you with your vacation again. Thanks Chris.
Stephanie D. from Bloomington, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2012 We've been vacationing at Okaloosa Island (Fort Walton Beach, Florida) and renting through Alicia Hollis every year for 12 years and I would higly recommend the entire experience. The rooms are well taken care of and if you have any issue at all, you just call and they'll take care of it. We stay at the El Matador and even though it's the oldest complex on the island, there are units that are remodeled and are very nice. One thing that makes it nice is that it's at the very end of the island so it doesn't feel as crowded on the beach. The beach is amazing with its white powdery sand and the ocean is a beautiful emerald green. There is never a shortage of restaurants and shopping and you can even take the short drive to Destin and find many more things to do. A great overall experience every time we visit!
Darrell V or Rebecca I. from Munford, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012 We enjoyed our stay without question. Had a little trouble with the garbage disposal but that was all. Hope to be back soon.