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Sugar White Beaches within steps!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,034 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom 2 full baths.Beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable!!! HAPPY PLACE!

El Matador, located on Okaloosa Island is approximately 3 miles from 'DESTIN'. We are in building 5 right next to the heated pool and tennis courts. The emerald blue waters and sugary sand white beaches are just a short walk away from the condo door. The condo is a short walk to the 1/4 mile long Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, famous for it's large fish. Don't fish? No problem. Spectators are always welcome to come out and watch the dolphins in their natural environment and to watch the sun drop into the Gulf of Mexico. Wonderful seafood dining, entertainment from the Gulfarium and plenty of shopping are within walking distance as well.

This newly renovated two bedroom, two bath spacious gulf side condo comfortably sleeps 8. The Master bedroom has a king bed with 50' HDTV and private bath. The second bedroom has two large full size beds with a large 32' HDTV and also has a full bath. The large living area has a couch that converts to a very comfortable queen size bed and features another 50' HDTV. Each room also has a dvd player with a large selection of movies for everyone. Grill out while watching or playing some tennis or basketball just feet away or while relaxing and watching the beautiful sunset. Plenty of grassy area for the kids to run and play while you sit on the patio and relax.

El Matador is a popular beachfront resort. It features two pools (one heated and located feet from the front door) (the other is located right on the beach). Two lighted tennis courts, a sauna, whirlpool, basketball court, beach volleyball, game room, and an exercise room, plus weekly activities in the Winter for the Snowbirds!!!

Don't miss out on a great get away!! Call or book your vacation today!

More Details

Owner
Karen Glaus
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Karen Glaus

My name is Beth. I'm a tennis pro from Nashville Tn. Along with tennis, I love the sun and the beach. I purchased this condo about 4 years ago. I have really enjoyed making it a place that I love and I feel like others will enjoy it as well!

Karen Glaus purchased this condo in 2010

Why Karen Glaus chose Florida Main North West

I've always wanted to own a property right on the beach and love this area. After looking for years, I feel like I found the ideal beautiful spot for vacationing and I hope to share it with others that will love it too.

What makes this condo unique

Destin is a wonderful fun vacation area that I love, although I'm not a huge fan of the crowds. With this condo, I am close enough to enjoy the benefits of Destin, such as the great restaurants, the outlet mall shopping, and the water park. After enjoying a touch of all that, I have the benefit of what feels like my own private beach. We have 2 wonderful pools, lighted tennis courts. I have spent several times at the beach watching the dolphins play.

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Southwest flies into Pensacola
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Down the street (walk)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
There are many golf courses located in Destin
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Down the street (walk)
Car: recommended

Miles of beautiful white sand Beach. Emerald blue water. Lots of Dolphins. Sea shells. Sun! A little off the beaten path. Only 5 minutes from Destin but only a fraction of the traffic. Plenty of restaurants and activities to keep everyone happy!!! Great place to escape for a week or a month!!!

Amenities

Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1034 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 - 50' HDTV's, 1 - 32' HDTV, All tiled flooring, hair dryers in both bathrooms, games for indoors and beach.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Sugar White Beaches within steps!
average rating of 4.5526314 based on 38 reviews
5

Great place to stay, will be back

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful beach, great pools, and a well maintained facility made for a wonderful vacation

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tulsa, OK
4

Roomy condo, very family friendly

  • 4 of 5

Complex location is fantastic, very easy to find, and very close to restaurants and shopping. The complex is right on the beach, although the condo itself is not (see below). Condo has lots of room for the whole family, with a spacious kitchen, comfy living room, and 2 nicely-sized bedrooms and bathrooms. The condo was very clean, and a vacuum/broom are available if your kids are as messy as mine are. Kitchen was stocked with plenty of dinnerware, pots/pans and other cookware. Bring extra trash bags, however. Bathroom towels are provided (but bring your own beach towels). There were 2 beach chairs, and several beach toys & boogie boards available. It rained for 2 days that we were there, but the Wifi was fast, the TV channels were plentiful, and there was an entire drawer full of movies and several family-friendly board games in the condo. Condo is located right next to the basketball court and tennis court at building 5 (which our teenager loved), but there are no views to speak of, and you do have to walk through 2 of the condo parking lots to get to the beach. The walk takes less than 5 minutes, so it's not too bad, even with beach gear and kids in tow. The complex felt very safe, and was very quiet. We had two cars, and were able to park right outside the condo all week. The pool next to the condo was listed as being heated, but it wasn't very warm at all the one time we used it. Karen was very responsive to all my questions, and I appreciated her welcome email.

Laundry is right out the door to the left, past the elevators. It costs $1 for washing and another for drying, I think. The security guards keep change on hand if you need it. Get to the trash bins by going past and then behind the building with the pool.

I wish there were an option to give 4 1/2 stars, because there are only two minor things keeping this from being a 5-star property. The first is the terrible sliding glass door in the living room, as has been mentioned in the other reviews, and the second is the too-large bed frame for one of the beds in the 2nd bedroom - the ends have padding taped onto them, so at least you won't get hurt too badly, but we still tripped a few times.

Overall, we had a lovely stay! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cookeville, TN
4

Very nice and roomy. Close to the beach and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

The condo was well maintained. With five women getting ready, it would be nice to have extra mirrors in the bedrooms; a full length mirror would be good. Also, on the outside patio, a few hooks to hang beach towels would be nice. Overall good place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Decent Comdo and complex for the price

  • 4 of 5

Condo was nice and clean as well as the facilities. However, the condo itself was not beach front nor has a beach view. The beach is approximately a five minute walk through two parking lots. The owners were extremely hospitable but may need to provide more details in their welcome email in regards to facility services (I.e. Location of trash delivery and laundry room) Overall experience was good and I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The staff were kind and very helpful. My condo was wonderful with everything that we needed. It even had extras like sand toys and floats for the kids. We felt very safe with the guards at the gate. Everything at this property was great and beautiful. My family will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spring Break 2017

  • 3 of 5

This property (404880) is not steps away from the beach. It’s in building #5, furthest from the beach. The property owner should change the description and attach a plan view so that renters clearly understand the location with respect to the beach. The pictures on VRBO would make one believe the condo is in the building(#3,?) close to the beach and beach side pool. Condo decor is nice, but kitchen needs a few updated items. I did not feel comfortable leaving my valuables in the condo. Security of the rear sliding doors is by way of wooden dowels/broom handles placed in the lower track. One wold think the owner would invest in replacement of the locks and proper security bar, as well as replacing the screen door. The condo could use some TLC, maintenance, as well as a new grill.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

No one under the age of 25 is allowed to be the renter of my property. I don't allow pets or smoking inside my condo. If for some reason you need to cancel, as long as it's at least 30 days before your trip, I will offer a full refund less $100.00 processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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