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"Fort Walton Beach area is our preferred destination for early fall beach vacations. Over the years we've stayed at multiple condos at the El Matador, but we absolutely loved this particular condo. It is decorated so nicely with a great beach touch.The kitchen is updated and fully equipped. The one bedroom has the perfect size for both of us. The unit itself is on the top floor, which allows great views and is located right next to the elevators and laundry room. We loved the roomy balcony, which is rare to find.
Contact with owner as well as transaction was smooth."
Guest: Holger S.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 20, 2015
"This unit was perfect for our family with 3 young children (6,3,and 1). The two big kids were able to sleep in the twin beds and we set up the pack and play for the baby. My husband and I appreciated having our own space and bathroom as opposed to all being cramped into a tiny hotel room. The beach was a short walk down the sidewalk and we were able to use the beach toys from the closet as well as a few things we brought from home. The beach was just beautiful, uncrowded even during the busy summer season, and the kids loved being able to enjoy the two swimming pools when it got too dark to play by the ocean. The condo was very clean and we enjoyed being able to make a few meals in the kitchen and we grilled one evening on the charcoal grills outside (Smore's too of course). Destin was a short drive away for shopping and restaurants and we also enjoyed eating at Stewby's and The Original Waterfront CrabShack in Ft.Walton. I enjoyed the small fitness room and Okaloosa Island is very runner/biker friendly. There is a sidewalk and bike lane that run all the way up Santa Rosa Blvd. and from there you can go across the bridge into Ft.Walton (also sidewalks) or turn right on 98 and go towards the boardwalk. There was just so much we enjoyed about this trip, it really was one of our best family vacations to date. Thank you Nancy for being so easy to work with and for sharing your clean, comfortable, reasonably priced condo!"
Guest: Samantha F.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 17, 2015
"If you want a great beach experience, this condo is the perfect location in Ft. Walton Beach. It is located on Okaloosa Island, right on the Gulf. You enter the complex at a security gate where friendly people are expecting you.
At the end of a two mile stretch of hotels and condos, El Matador is closer to the beach than any other location on Santa Rosa Blvd. Because there is air force land adjacent to the condo, it is almost like you are on a private beach. If you want a salt water break, there are indoor and out door swimming pools plus tennis courts. There is a laundry facility on the same floor as the unit; beach umbrellas and chairs are available for rent, and racks & carts are located in the lobby to help you transport your luggage upstairs.
The balcony is a perfect place for a morning cup of coffee with the newspaper, afternoon cocktails and an evening nightcap. The open concept living area is large and comfortable. If you need a kitchen gadget or appliance, it is here. They owners have put together a great book with restaurant suggestions, things to do and general information about the area. Our first night, we tried Stewby's for seafood, and one of the locals asked how we found the best restaurant in town on our first night! We also discovered a local place to eat called Mary's Kitchen, with down home food, great prices and excellent service.
The owners were great to work with, and did everything possible to assure a perfect vacation for us. It is certainly a place we will want to visit again."
Guest: Wildcat FansDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 25, 2015
"I started my research for my vacation in early March. I am very picky on where I go and where I stay. Pattie was very helpful and sent me a ton of information on things to do in the area just as soon as I booked the room. She even sent additional emails on things to do if she ran across something later on. That is exceptional service. Pattie answered questions that I had during the process and even while I was there on vacation. She has been more helpful than most people would!
I love the Destin area and this was a great place to stay. The condo was really nice and there was plenty of room with 6 people. We loved sitting on the balcony each night feeling the light breeze. I miss it already! You can tell that Pattie and Ron care about their place and want to make it feel like home to others as well as themselves. Even though you are not directly on the beach it is just a short walk. The pool nearest to the room was never really crowded so keep that in mind if you enjoy the pool more that the beach. The beach was not that crowded either. I was really shocked since it was the week after July 4th. A must is to walk the beaches by the Air Force Base. It is so pretty over there. Enjoy the beach - that is what it is there for! :)"
Guest: Shonda M.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 20, 2015