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Top Floor View of Sound & Gulf, Walk to Beach, 24-Hr Security

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

As you drive into El Matador, prepare for a relaxing stay surrounded by the beauty and tranquility of Florida's Gulf. Leave your worries behind as our 24 hour security guards provide safety and a peace of mind for your family or guests.

Our condo has two spacious bedrooms with two full bathrooms to sleep a total of five. The stunning master suite is furnished with a king bed and ample dresser and closet space for all of your belongings. The 2nd bedroom has access to a full bathroom as well as a dresser and closet space for your kids or guests. The over-sized couch sleeps one person more comfortably than any pull-out couch.

Take a short walk to the beach-front pool, Gulf ocean, or beach volleyball. Fish for Pompano right on the beach and prepare your catch on one of three outdoor grills. The unit is also a few steps away from a more private, secondary pool, indoor jacuzzis, sauna, exercise room, tennis courts, basketball court, and charcoal grill. The complex has plenty of room for outdoor sports and activities on large open grass areas sprinkled with palm trees. This beautiful Spanish-style condo complex is the last development on the island providing miles of walkable beaches and a clear view of beach sunsets from your top-floor balcony.

Okaloosa island offers a quiet and tropical experience including the Gulf's soft, white, quartz sand that leads to crystal-clear, emerald green water. Only a 5-10 min drive over the bridge to Destin which is home to the largest outdoor mall on the panhandle, outlet shopping, full and mini golf courses, seafood restaurants, nightlife, deep sea fishing, boat/jet-ski rentals, dolphin tours, and a wide array of watersport rentals and activities.

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Also Remember: This is a Non-Smoking Unit, You must be at least 25 years old to rent.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

About The Owner

I currently work as a nurse anesthetist in Fort Walton Beach and have 2 beautiful children who are both now in college. My son and I enjoy managing our condo rentals as we take pride in the effort made to decorate and maintain our previous residence. Because of my work hours, my son (age 24) handles rental inquiries while I manage the payments and well-being of the guests who decide to rent our condo. It has been almost 3 years since we started doing this and we continue to enjoy making our guests happy in beautiful Florida!

The Owner purchased this condo in 2004

Why The Owner chose Florida Main North West

I first bought this condo when I moved to Florida to start my new job. My son had just gone to college and I was living here with my daughter for 2 years. I decided to move after my daughter started college at FSU but couldn't let go of our beautiful condo! Instead of selling it we chose instead to preserve the interior decorating and rent it out to friends and guests through VRBO.


Nearest Point of Interest
Tom Thumb Food Stores
Nearest Point of Interest
Helen Back


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tennis courts, Basketball court, Exercise room, Party room with piano, Gated community, 24 hour security (Guards and cameras)


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Top Floor View of Sound & Gulf, Walk to Beach, 24-Hr Security
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Atlanta GA

Great Location/Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your condo! It was clean and the couches/chairs were comfy and perfect for lazy afternoons after mornings at the beach. We loved El Matador. The beaches/pools were never crowded and it was a quick drive across the bridge to Destin. Thank you so much for a perfect week! We hope to visit again next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans, LA

We LOVED this condo!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay here. My favorite thing besides the quiet beach and great location was that the condo really felt like a cozy home, with safari-themed furniture instead of typical (cheesy) pastel, beachy colors. We had breakfast and dinner on the balcony overlooking the sound and had a great view of the sunset. My stepdaughter loved having her own bathroom and both beds were super comfy. We definitely hope to return next year! The grounds were very well-kept and the pool right outside was nice and quiet. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clinton, MS

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at El Matador. Condo was perfect for our family of 3. We had the pool almost to ourselves. Great location. We've stayed many places on Okaloosa Island but my husband said this is his favorite.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great family-friendly condo and complex. The unit was clean and comfortable. Although this unit is not gulf front, we had a great view of the sound from the back balcony and you could also see the beautiful beach. You could also see the ocean from the front door and kitchen. The entire complex is very clean and inviting. I would definitely stay here again. Peaceful and relaxing!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, SC

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very nice and clean. Great view of the sound from the balcony. El Matador is at the end of Okaloosa Island, so it was very quiet and not much traffic. Short walk to the beach and pools. The beach has white powder sands and clear water. One of the pools is right beside the ocean. This is a fun place for the whole family. Plenty of Restaurants and activities and Destin is only 10 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shalimar, FL

Beautiful winter beach retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 glorious months in this warm and comfortable beach home. It contains every amenity you could need with plenty of room to spread out. The owners were amazingly hospitable and accommodating. We are locals who stayed during our home renovation; Highly recommend to all for any season!! T&R

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85 + Tax
Damage Waiver $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Travel Insurance available as well.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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