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Ground floor condo at beautiful El Matador, Okaloosa Island

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 bath Sleeps 6-8

Welcome to El Matador Resort, on beautiful Okaloosa Island. The powdery, sugar-white sands found here are unique to this exclusive area, and if you are fortunate enough to vacation here, you'll experience a beach vacation like nowhere else in the US. The island atmosphere of Okaloosa eliminates the crowded found in nearby Destin, while putting you within minutes of Destin Harbor and all of the attractions of the Emerald Coast.

El Matador Resort, unit 217 is tastefully decorated and offers a wonderful vacation experience on a budget. This unit, located in building 2, is close to the ocean and pool.

The living and dining area, which adjoin the private patio, have an open floor space, offering room for your family to relax. This unit is on the ground floor with a wide expanse of grass outside of the door.

Tile floors & Carpet, well equipped kitchen.

We provide bed linens, blankets, bath towels, etc. Please bring your own beach towels. There are communal Washers and Dryers near the elevator lobby on each floor.

El Matador Resort is a gated resort, with a 24 hour security check point. Spaceous lawns and walking paths provide a peaceful getaway within the resort. 2 large pools offer fun for everyone. A large exercise gym and his/her spas are also free to everyone staying in the resort. There are basketball and tennis courts available to everyone, and a large reception hall may be reserved in advance for parties or meetings.

About the area: Okaloosa Island is part of a 30 mile stretch of continuous natural sand barrier. The ocean here is typically as clear as any water can be, with an emerald green color unique to this small area. The sands are pure white and powdery, like sugar, and the beaches are kept emaculately clean and safe by wonderful Okaloosa County authorities. There is plenty of fun right here on the island, from putt putt golf, to outdoor grills to fine dining and night life. We have a fishing pier just a mile away, which is also the home of the original Gulfarium Dolphin Exhibit. Take the kids to the Gulfarium to see dolphins perform, as well as their friends the walrus, sea lions, and penguins. They'll love it.

Okaloosa Island is located within Fort Walton Beach and near world famous Destin. Destin, a beautiful 10 minute drive to the East, where she will meet you with a picturesque view of the Destin Harbor at Harbor Walk Village. Destin is home to the largest private Gulf Fishing Fleet and busiest charter deep sea fishing fleet in the Southeast. If you are interested in good seafood, then just pick one of Destin's many dockside grills for a taste of the day's fresh catch.

The more adventurous may enjoy a jet ski dolphin tour, or a parasailing adventure. You may also find bungee jumping, go karting, golf, putt putt golf, water theme parks, outlet shopping and much more. Bring your family to our beautiful coastline, and take home memories of a lifetime.

This rental will include:

Free WiFi

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Sandra L Tucker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Ground floor condo at beautiful El Matador, Okaloosa Island
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with the condo, it was very spacious and comfortable. It was very clean. Loved the beach theme.

I will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We'd love for you to come again!
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5

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the condo was absolutely amazing. It was so wonderful being in a fairly secluded area with super easy beach access. The condo itself is like home, like staying at mom's house. The owners have thought of everything, when they say the kitchen is fully equipped, they actually mean it. We didn't have to wish for anything or do without when preparing our meals. The rooms were spacious and it was so comfortable with such a large group. We are definitely putting this down as one of the best trips ever and that was in part because of the awesome place we were staying. The entire condo was great, the pools, the beautiful grass areas outside the room, and the security desk lady was just so nice and inviting. Oh, and the closet of fun, they have one, two and three of most anything you need for the beach. Thanks to the gracious owners for extending their property to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for that wonderful review! Please do come again!
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Ultra convenient Family Condo

  • 3 of 5

Sandra's ground floor condo is just a walk off the beach and great for families who need a yard. Overall the affordable price and location are the best qualities. I'd recommend it with a few concerns that can be addressed easily.

The cleanliness front can be improved. When we rolled out the sofa bed, it was full of peanuts. The front twin bed room has a musty stench that may come from the carpet or the beds - and should be looked into.

Check-in was fine on the first day, but security guards at the gate gave visiting relatives a hard time. It seems they wanted more than just a name and condo #. It would've been helpful to have a direct number to the security gate.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Your concerns have been sent to our housekeeper. The security phone # is in the notebox on the kitchen pass through, but I will include it now on the information letter. Thanks for your comments.
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5

Wonderful Stay in Fort Walton Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our trip to Okaloosa Island and our stay at the El Matador. There was so much to do and we had so much fun! The property was well maintained and clean. Our condo was just a short walk to the pool and the beach. The condo was nice and comfortable. The owners answered all of our questions and gave us some great recommendations on places to try. If you are looking for a fun vacation and a great place to stay this is it! There were even beach chairs, toys, and a tent for the beach for our use. Would definitely come again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice stay. Condo was clean and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

This was a nice condo. It was well stocked and clean. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our condo and for you very nice review! Hope you come again!
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4

Excellent location - close to the beach and pool!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this condo and would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! We hope you come again. Fall weekends are wonderful!
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Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Fall
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$125
$725
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1035 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 (0.25) - toilet , shower , Has a sink
  • Both are new bathrooms, just added in 2014.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tv and Fan in master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King bed in master bedroom, twins in guest room and queen-size sofa bed in living room Two reclining chairs in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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