Okaloosa, Ground Floor Condo, Close to Destin, Close to Beach
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
El Matador condo description
Brand new renovations. Just in time for 2012 renters. Gorgeous garden level 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Patio looks out over beautiful lawn and palms with a 300 ft or less walk to the pool and beach. Okaloosa Island is a thin strip of land with condos on the ocean side and private residences on the intercoastal side. No high rise crowds at our beaches.Walk the 13 miles of undeveloped beach out our door or walk east two miles to the pier with it's shops and restaurants. ASK ABOUT A MILITARY DISCOUNT...ID REQUIRED.Enjoy an afternoon at the Gulfariium with its animal shows or take the scenic 6 mile drive on 98 over to Destin for dining at McGuire's Irish Pub. Drive 15 miles to the Silver Sands outlet mall and have funshopping, but you'll be glad to get out of the traffic and come back to the Island. Okaloosa Island has some ot the prettiest swimming beaches around and is very family friendly. We also own a one bedroom condo with a gorgeous view for rent. if our 2 bedroom is unavailable. Watch the water go from green, blue and tourquoise. Hunt for shells or feast on shrimp. Your family will agree it's a great place to be. Over 50% of our renters return the following years.
Keywords: Two bedroom, two bath condo completely renovated for 2012. Granite countertops, new tile throughout, new furnishing throughout. Close to large pool and beach. Limited view of ocean out kitchen window.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Limited Accessibility
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- We have 13 miles of undeveloped beach next to us for walking. We have lots of grassy areas to play ball, throw a frisbee or fly kites. El Matador is a very well maintained property with wedding or family reunion facilities. We have a large pool oceanside, beach service available and a smaller heated pool on property. There is a basketball court and tennis courts as well as restaurants on the island....moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Theme Parks
- Water Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Larger grassy areas for playing soccer, ball or croquet. You won't find this kind of property anywhere on the island. 13 miles of undeveloped beach out our back door. Available for walking and collecting shells. Okaloosa Island is a thin strip of land with 6 story condos on the ocean front and privates residences on the intercoastal side. No high rise crowds at our beaches. Walk two miles to the pier with its shops and restuarants or head west and walk the 13 miles of sugar sand undeveloped beach the Air Force moniters. Check out the Gulfarium with its dolphin shows. Get up early and drive over to Pensacola and watch the Blue Angels practice and then tour the Naval Air Museum. Drive past Destin and catch the shopping at the Silver Sands outlet stores. There are several Water Parks and miniature golf courses in the area. Glass bottom boat tours, parasailing, kite boarding and deep sea fishing are just a few of the activities in the area. ...moreless
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The condo was extremely nice and very well kept. The owner was easy to deal with and easily accessible by phone. The deposit check was promptly returned. The only thing that kept me from leaving an "excellent" review was the fact that the door lock broke and it took about three hours to get it fixed. It wouldn't have bothered me too much, except that the owner was aware that there was a problem with the lock. However, the lock was totally replaced, so it shouldn't be a problem in the future. All in all, I would stay there again.
- Guest Mike (West Chester, Ohio)
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 08/10/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: In my defense the lock was working. I grew up with the ...if its not broken don't change it. I responded to his complaint by calling Home Depot and buying a new 150.00 lock and having site maintenance drive over, pick the lock up, install and program it. This took three hours and he still complained. He called almost every day....where should we eat, what shall we do its rainy....I tried. That's all I can say. It's a lovely condo
Very enjoyable and quiet location. Very Clean and Newly remodeled. The Beach, the pool, the decor were all beautiful. Would go back anytime.
- Guest Sam (Cincinnati, OH)
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/16/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: So glad you had a nice time at our condo. We hope you will return again.
We had an excellent week. We usually stay in your other unit but it was already taken. We enjoyed the convenience of the first floor and all the space to spead out. We had plenty of room for family time, but space for privacy too. The Gerbers are great to work with and have always made us feel welcome. Thanks for sharing your slice of paradise!
- Guest Blessed (New Albany, IN)
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 06/14/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you. We appreciate you choosing us again...and again. Our goal is to have a wonderful place for you to stay so your vacation and memories are happy ones.
What a great place
What a great place
I LOVED this place. So what if it is on the ground floor and there is not a fantastic view, all you have to do is take the stairs or the elevator to the upper floors and the view is SPECTACULAR......The condo is spacious, room for moving around. Don't feel cramped at all. Thanks for the great place, If it were mine, I would have a REALLY hard time renting it out, it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Guest IRMA (Marietta, GA United States)
- Date of stay 04/21/12
- Review Submitted 05/29/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for leaving a review. It is hard to rent it out, but you left our condo in wonderful condition. We hope you will come and stay again.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 - May 24, 2014
7 night min stay
May 25 - Aug 8, 2014
7 night min stay
Aug 9 - Oct 24, 2014
7 night min stay
Oct 25 - Feb 28, 2015
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
PLEASE NOTE 200.00 security deposit is in addition to rental rates. Vrbo did not allow me to customize rates. Rent due 30 days prior to arrival
Easter rates are higher than posted on calendar
No Pets allowed..ever
No Smokers allowed in our condo
No extra occupants allowed unless prior arrangements
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $200
- Taxes Included
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: I am a married mother of three grown children and 'Mimi' to two beautiful grandbabies. I live in the Atlanta area with my husband of 33 years. I am an avid quilter and I am a Mormon...that means I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We count owning this condo as a blessing and hope you will enjoy the beach, ocean, dolphins and wildlife as much as we do. I have been managing our property since 2008 myself.
Why the Owner Chose El Matador:
We bought our one bedroom in building 4 back in 2004 at the recommendation of a friend . We had also looked over in Gulf Shores and Destin. The more we come down to Okaloosa Island the more convinced we are that we bought where the beach is the most beautful and tranquil. Coming from traffic in Atlanta we hate the traffic in Destin. It is so peaceful friendly here.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our beaches are so close. We have lots of grassy areas to throw a ball, fly a kite or just relax. We love to watch the families enjoying their time together. We are only an hour from Pensacola and the Naval Air Museum...a worthwhile day trip. If you get up really early you can watch the Blue Angels practice. Check the internet for their schedule. We love to try a new restaurant each time we visit. Preferably one on the water.
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Brand new kitchen 2012 with granite counter tops
Living area with leather furniture
view of the lawn from our ground floor condo
Livingroom looking into master bedroom
Beach and pool just past the small building looking from just off the patio
flat screen TV
Dining area looking into kitchen
Master bedroom looking into dressing/bathroom
Master bath with large shower with bench all new 2012
Guest bath all new 2012
Patio all tiled leading out to lots of area to play on the lawn and palms
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Date last modified - Monday, March 03, 2014
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