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Tranquil and Pristine at El Matador Resort!

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Last updated: 07/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Recently updated with new Kiwi sofas, dining room chairs, our unit is just steps away from the sand with no streets to cross. Our condo
unit is unique with its direct views of both the Gulf and sound from this top (sixth) floor unit! As you enter the Condo, you will be awestruck with the beauty of the Gulf waters through the sliding glass doors to the terrace in front of you. And, the kitchen window looks out to the boats floating on the Santa Rosa sound.

The condo is located in a very spacious resort. El Matador is a
gated community with 24-hour security. The guards are visible and located directly across from our building. The resort sits on 13 acres of land at the end of a row of condos and adjacent to 17-miles of uninhabited beach. There are two swimming pools on the property; two hot tubs and a brand new 2006 Fitness Center.


We hope you will check out our second home! We know you will enjoy
the newly-decorated decor and furnishings and countless amenities
provided for your vacation stay!

Additional photos will be sent to you upon request! Please e-mail. If orlando is in your future plans, check our new home at www.lynnsdisneyretreat.com!



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Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Twenty-five years of age to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • A true resort feel with plenty of grass and room to spread out. It's location at the end of the island affords true solitude and relaxation. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    There are three tv's in the unit--family room, master bedroom, second bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    Our unit is very light and airy and has a full view of the Gulf from the master bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room and even the bathroom. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Full Gulf view. The water and sand are visible from most rooms in the condo filling the sliding glass door when you walk in the unit....moreless

  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Complimentary...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 81 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$165
$1,150
Late Summer
Aug 16 - Sep 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$115
$790
Fall/Winter
Sep 20 - Feb 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$100
$650 $1,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $70 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Cancellation policy:


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Last updated: 07/25/2015
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
VPS at (10 mi) or Pensacola Airport (40 mi)

Our condo is located on an uncrowded island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Okaloosa Island. It's approximately six miles from Destin. In Fort Walton Beach and Destin there are countless things to do and see. There is the Gulfarium that entertains vacationers of all ages with live sea life shows daily. There are many championship golf courses within a 15-minute drive! Miniature golf, adventure parks, go-carts are right down the road! For teens and people of all ages, a new boardwalk was built in Fort Walton Beach--two miles down the road. There are restaurants, volleyball nets, game rooms, souvenir shops, etc. to entertain the young and old. In addition, the Destin Commons, Silver Sands Factory Outlets and Santa Rosa Mall provide all your shopping needs. This is a fisherman's haven, too! Take a glass bottom boat tour and snorkel in the crystal clear turquoise green waters of the Emerald Coast! Then there is my favorite: sinking my toes in the indescribable baby powder white sand!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Shane & Lynn Gunnning, Owners Shane and I have been married 30 years and live in Coopersburg, PA. We have two grown children--Brent & Megan--and two cats! Updating and visiting our condo is a top priority, and we fly down a few times a year in between our work commitments. Shane is a Marketing Director, & I am a high school business education teacher.

Why the Owner Chose Fort Walton Beach:
After visiting all corners of our favorite state, we discovered the hidden secret: The Emerald Coast of the Panhandle! The white snow-like sand that never gets hot and squeaks when you walk....the teal-colored crystal clear calm water....the very special southern hospitality...and specifically, the uncrowded destination & last frontier developing... we fell in love with it all!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We examined many properties in and around Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida. What sold us on El Matador resort is the acreage and quietness. The 17 miles of undeveloped beach adjacent to this resort is total peace...


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Photos

  • Awesome view of pool and beach!

    Awesome view of pool and beach!

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • The Emerald Coast--swimming with the sea turtles this day!

    The Emerald Coast--swimming with the sea turtles this day!

  • Sunsets

    Sunsets

  • New living room furniture January 2014!

    New living room furniture January 2014!

  • Working Vacation! 17 miles of unhabitated beach to walk

    Working Vacation! 17 miles of unhabitated beach to walk

  • The greens and the Palms!

    The greens and the Palms!

  • Serenity

    Serenity

  • Just another day in paradise

    Just another day in paradise

  • Meet the Owners Lynn & Shane 4/2014

    Meet the Owners Lynn & Shane 4/2014

  • New dishwasher Dec. 2014

    New dishwasher Dec. 2014

  • One of two luxurious swimming pools on the Gulf!

    One of two luxurious swimming pools on the Gulf!

  • New dining room chairs arrived! January 2014.

    New dining room chairs arrived! January 2014.

  • Mother and Daughter at their favorite place!

    Mother and Daughter at their favorite place!

  • View from the elevator to our condo unit!

    View from the elevator to our condo unit!

  • View from the water of El Matador Resort

    View from the water of El Matador Resort

  • The Gulls

    The Gulls

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Friendly crabs

    Friendly crabs

  • Newly painted cabinets January 2015

    Newly painted cabinets January 2015

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Condo
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/25/2015
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