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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
"Nina and Pete (owners) were excellent to work with. Condo is exceptional- looks like a magazine add especially with the top of the line Viking appliances.
Couple notes - we wanted a 4 bedroom for our 2 kids, spouses and four grand-kids. With three bathrooms- each family had their own bathroom- though the grandkids wanted to shower in the master bath which is just over the top!! Condo was well stocked and clean. plenty of room for 6 adults and 4 small kids. Beds were very comfortable.
Huge windows overlooking the gulf, the patio area (lania?) is large with a table that seated us all. Sliding doors to the deck are 8 feet tall and heavy. No chance the kids were getting out there without an adult. Condo is on far end from elevators - but walking up three flights was easy. Facility has luggage racks and carts for groceries, etc.
Add says third floor, but ground floor is parking area- so think fourth floor. Unit has a three by six foot storage closet in garage - very convenient. Has a beach umbrella, chairs, boogy board, floats and some sand toys. Not a lot around the condo, except other condos, so you need to hop on the car for any shopping or off-beach entertainment. Destin Harborwalk is only 15 minutes away.. Internet and cable tv worked well. bring your own DVDs.
Beach is that amazing powder sand- can't explain it you have to walk in it. If you find Darth Vader buried on the beach - that is ours!!! Water was clear and comfortable - very gradual drop off into the water. Pool was small but very good -especially for little kids. You can rent a paddle board on the beach, but not a sailboat or jet ski- have to go to the bay side for that. Saw a lot of people fishing from shore , but did not see any catches. People were very friendly- no blasting radios..
Guest: len k.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 2, 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
"Great rental. The view is exactly as pictured no photoshop here. Clean and well maintained. Exceptionally great parking in the deck makes getting to your room convenient. Loved all the water options with so many pools. Hope to make another trip next year. I don't want to recommend, because I don't want everyone to know about this gem of a place, but i can't say anything bad about these accommodations at all except wishing the bathtub was bigger."
Guest: W.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 29, 2015