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Sugar White Beaches within steps!

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


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

Karen Glaus
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 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.


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • 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
2 - 50' HDTV's, 1 - 32' HDTV, All tiled flooring, hair dryers in both bathrooms, games for indoors and beach.


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(36 traveler reviews)

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Sugar White Beaches within steps!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 36 reviews
Cookeville, TN

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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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 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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  • 5 of 5

Very convenient to everything in Ft Walton Beach. Quieter than the main beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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this condo was great for me

  • 5 of 5

The condo is not on the water but for me and my grandchildren having a beautiful grass area to play on was wonderful

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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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!!!


Rates & Availability

Fort Walton Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 17 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Aug 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110

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.
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