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Destin/Ft Walton Beach - Gulf Front and Beautiful!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,038 sq. ft.
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. We require renters damage insurance. We reserve the right to deny a reservation request for anyone who doesn’t comply.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Why Nancy chose Fort Walton Beach

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
Floor Area:
  • 1038 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Destin/Ft Walton Beach - Gulf Front and Beautiful!
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews

A great place with a great view

  • 5 of 5

This place has the best view on the island! I can't believe how lucky I was to get this unit. It has a fully equipped kitchen with everything from utensils to a crock pot, which made it feel like home. I really hope I get a chance to come back here!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice. We had family members staying in 5 other units in El Matador and ours was by far the most updated and nicest. The view is good from both front and back doors and this is in the building closest to the beach. The elevators were shaky so we took the stairs most of the time. Unfortunately, the water was pretty full of sea weed several days and a couple days there were a bunch of dead fish on the beach. The other days the beach was good though. We loved being the last building on that side. The pool was nice too.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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frankfort, ky

nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

it was a very nice condo location was great. it did need some updates on the outside furniture. I would recommend the stay, we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: March 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: March 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: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $130
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. The listed rates are for credit card payments through VRBO. For additional payment options, please message directly.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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