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Destin/Ft Walton Beach - Gulf Front and Beautiful!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Two bedroom, 2 bath gulf front condo. Beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Tile floors throughout. Dual sliding doors that open to an oversized balcony over looking the gulf. Located in building 4, directly on the beach. The front of the the condo looks out onto 13 miles of untouched beach

Simply beautiful.

Only minutes from the Gulfarium, Big Kahuna Waterpark, malls, movie theater, fine dining and family restaurants.

Age verification required. Must be 25 to rent.

Keywords: Condominium, beach, ocean view, condo, hotel, gulf front

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Why Nancy chose Florida Main North West

We just purchased this condo after years of coming to the El Matador every year with our families. It's honestly a dream come true for us and want to share the condo with others and allow them to fall in love with the El Matador and Fort Walton Beach as much as we do.

What makes this condo unique

The master bath has been enlarged to allow for wheelchair accessibility.


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
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:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master Suite, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size convertible bed in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach service is available for a per day additional fee. It is through the condo association and is purchased at the beach.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Destin/Ft Walton Beach - Gulf Front and Beautiful!
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Dan Cleypool

  • 4 of 5

Just got back from staying the first week of April! The owner was quick to respond and great to work with. She was forward in alerting us about any concerns with regards to the minimal imperfections the unit had that she had not yet had time to address. I rated this four stars instead of five stars simply because the unit had no washer or dryer (it did however have a coin operated washer and dryer conveniently located near the unit). This was my own lapse in procurement because we were booking at the last moment and so many of the units have their own washer and dryer that I didn't even notice the absence of appliances when reviewing photos. Nevertheless, I would rent this unit again! The beach location is fabulous because there are no units west of you! yet you are close to bars, restaurants, and shopping. The water heater may have an element that is fading because the recovery of water temp was a bit slow but who's in a rush while vacationing?

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Etowah, Tn


  • 3 of 5

Easy to locate, property! Housekeeping could be more detailed, our feet were black from the floors and the balcony! We have never stayed in a property that didn't offer a broom/mop, to keep things tidy during our stay, but we survived. It would be convenient it you added this for your renters. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. We would have been happy to have our cleaning crew come back to mop or sweep the floors at any time during your stay. We want to make sure everything is perfect for our renters. When I was there last, we had a broom and vacuum available in the small bedroom closet, but things do disappear occasionally. Thanks again and I hope you had a great vacation!
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Louisville, KY

Beach Lovers Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful condo in Fort Walton

  • 5 of 5

Condo was perfect for our family of four. Security guard was always present on the property. Condo is adjacent to undeveloped beach property owned by the military. The owner was always responsive to emails. The only negatives were no in room laundry...(coin operated machines on each floor of the building) and cleaning crew could sweep/dust behind furniture more. Other than those two items...the condo is well maintained by the owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

This condo was very nice and well furnished. My family of four did an end of the summer vacation before our two children went back to college. We would recommend this rental and we hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice condo

  • 5 of 5

Wanted to start by saying we've always went to Myrtle Beach and stayed in a hotel. This was our first time going to FL and staying in a condo.

Really nice condo. Not luxurious, but very, very comfortable. Feels like home. Posted photos don't do this condo justice regarding size and view. Extremely well-suited for me, my wife, and two young girls. Both pools are very nice. More parking than needed. Security attendant was very friendly. Always felt 100% safe. Literally steps from the beach.

The Gulf had a considerable amount of seaweed in it. Locals claim the warm weather and rain have caused it. Made what would normally be a beautiful beach somewhat unappetizing.

Resident friend gave a list of restaurants to try. Donut Hole is great for breakfast. Don't know if I wouldn't prefer a Krispy Kreme (just down the street), but that may come from my Myrtle Beach tastes.

First night ate at Staff's Restaurant. Old-time charm. Priced right. I had a HUGE ribeye and large gulf shrimp. Really good. The shrimp were lightly breaded in some type of cornmeal batter. Wife had tuna with a ginger glaze. Both were exceptionally good. Staff's only serves gulf seafood, so you won't find king crab or anything like that. Wait staff was unbeatable. Go early. Been a hotspot for decades...for good reason.

Tried Floyd's Shrimp House at the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk. Popcorn shrimp all you can eat from 4 - 6 is only $9.99. Very similar to a calabash breading. Little salty (literally), but really fun atmosphere that kids and wife both enjoyed. Eat in or outside on the deck. Like a sports bar. Whole bill was only $30. Worth a visit.

Ate lunch at Dewey's in Destin. Eat in or outside on the deck overlooking the harbor. Had shrimp again, and again, much like calabash I'm used to. Dewey's makes their own sauces/salad dressings...and you can tell. Very, very good. Lunch portion was more than enough, but wish we would have tried dinner. Wife had fried grouper. Kids had a hot dog and chicken strips. Bill was less than $40 and worth every penny. Staff was fantastic. Go early here or you'll wait forever.

Normally like Publix grocery stores, but steer clear of the one right at the bridge. Prices were nearly double the other grocery stores a mile in any direction inland. With two little ones, we typically eat breakfast and lunch in the condo, and that Publix was so high that I even noticed. Pick up kitchen trash bags and paper towels/plates while you're shopping.

Will rent this condo again

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)


Rates & Availability

Fort Walton Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Must be a minimum of 25 years old to rent. Condo is in building #4. Competitive rates. Please email for additional information.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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