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Ground floor condo at beautiful El Matador, Okaloosa Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,035 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Sandra L Tucker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Ft Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1035 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tv and Fan in master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • 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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Ground floor condo at beautiful El Matador, Okaloosa Island
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Way beyond first impressions!

  • 5 of 5

My family’s stay was amazing! We had 4 generations going to watch the Blue Angels fly in Pensacola and 3 weeks out our original condo canceled on us due to a sale of the property. I jumped online and found this hidden gem and we were booked in 24 hours! The condo is in the perfect location with absolutely everything you could need! The beach was so pristine that you could swim out to 10 feet of water and it was crystal clear! No trash on the beach! Absolutely perfect paradise at the edge of the dunes! We were planning our next visit in the car ride home! Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed our condo. Please come againThe beach is beautiful in Sept. and Oct.
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Great laid back location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation here. The location was convenient close to the pier and Fort Walton. The Condo had everything we needed for the beach tent, umbrella, sand toys, chairs. Water was great and close to the condo. LOVED IT!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Hope your family will come again.
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We will return!

  • 4 of 5

We were extremely happy with everything during our vacation. Beds were comfortable and the resort was beyond our expectations. This condo sits steps from both pools and the beach. The biggest bonus was the safety of the resort. We felt comfortable letting our kids run around and play with other kids they met during the stay. They wandered to the pools, tennis/basketball courts or to the supervised beach where a life guard was always on attendance. The only reason I’m giving this a 4 star is because of the musty odor in the bedroom with bunks and doors and windows were not easy to open.

Some notes:

• Take a day trip to destin it is only 10 minutes away.

• Don’t waste money on the depressed us because the animals are not well cared for.

• Best sunset is from 6 floor balcony.

• bring $3 in quarters for laundry

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your good review! We hope you stay with us again!
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  • 5 of 5

It was perfect! We love the area and the condo!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! Hope you can come again.
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Amazing space and very convenient

  • 5 of 5

The pictures does this home no justice at all. It's very nice and comfortable, my guest and I enjoyed the walk to the beach which is not far at all. The owner was there for all of my questions, not matter what time of day/night it was. Next year I'll be booking with her.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

Great experience! Had a small problem with the blinds and was taken care of right away! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! Hope you come again!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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