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Water views from every window! El Matador Resort

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Recently updated with new dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker and carousel of coffee pods, new Kiwi-colored sofas, new dining room chairs, our unit is just steps away from the sand with no streets to cross. We are always updating our place and recently painted the kitchen cabinets with a fresh coat of paint!

Our condo unit is unique with its direct views of both the Gulf and sound from this top (sixth) floor unit! As you enter the Condo, you will be awestruck with the beauty of the Gulf waters through the sliding glass doors to the terrace in front of you. And, the kitchen window looks out to the boats floating on the Santa Rosa sound.

The condo is located in a very spacious resort. El Matador is a

gated community with 24-hour security. The guards are visible and located directly across from our building. The resort sits on 13 acres of land at the end of a row of condos and adjacent to 17-miles of uninhabited beach. There are two swimming pools on the property; two hot tubs and a brand new 2006 Fitness Center.

We hope you will check out our second home! We know you will enjoy

the newly-decorated decor and furnishings and countless amenities

provided for your vacation stay!

Additional photos will be sent to you upon request! Please e-mail. If orlando is in your future plans, check our new home!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About The Owner

Shane & Lynn Gunnning, Owners

Shane and I have been married 32 years and live in Coopersburg, PA. We own this condo and a beautiful townhouse in Kissimme Florida. Both are established under Anchors Away Vacation Rentals, LLC. Updating and visiting our condo is a top priority, and we fly down a few times a year in between our work commitments. Shane is a Senior Marketing Director, & I recently retired from a long teaching career.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose Florida Main North West

After visiting all corners of our favorite state, we discovered the hidden secret: The Emerald Coast of the Panhandle! The white snow-like sand that never gets hot and squeaks when you walk....the teal-colored crystal clear calm water....the very special southern hospitality...and specifically, the uncrowded destination & last frontier developing... we fell in love with it all!

What makes this condo unique

We examined many properties in and around Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida. What sold us on El Matador resort is the acreage and quietness. The 17 miles of undeveloped beach adjacent to this resort is total peace...

Guestbook comments from the owner

First of all, Lynn is great to work with. She always answered extremely fast, usually within minutes. The condo is nice and very close to the ocean and beach. Like the description stated, no street to cross and just a 2 minute walk. We went there to have a peaceful and quiet stay, and this unit was perfect. We really enjoyed our stay (despite the unusually cold weather) and would stay there again
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A true resort feel with plenty of grass and room to spread out. It's location at the end of the island affords true solitude and relaxation.

Reviews

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Water views from every window! El Matador Resort
average rating of 4.898305 based on 63 reviews
5

Very nice place and very quiet

  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Quiet. Great for families.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying here. We really loved it. The quiet location was perfect for the four of us. I loved being able to walk down to a uncrowded beach. The pools were nice. The gym was incredible, as I used it several times that week. The condo had great decor. It was very comfortable. The only negative I had, was there was not any toilet paper or trash bags left after the first round. This wasn't a huge deal, because there was a store close, but I would have prepared for it if I would have known. Overall, I would recommend this for anyone looking to rent.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great stay, thank you Lynn

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 with 2 kids ages 10 and 13. Stayed at Lynn’s condo second week in May for 6 nights. The condo like others described is very clean and well maintained. Everything in the unit worked (TV, Internet, Appliances etc.). Lynn was very easy to work with. The unit is on the sixth floor, building #1. There are 2 elevators in the building. Next to the elevator are a washer and dryer. Two dollars for a load of laundry, which I think is very reasonable. The unit is about 30 steps from the elevator (yes, I counted). During our stay it was pretty peaceful, we hardly heard any noise. There are two well maintained pools. The beach is about a 5 min leisurely walk from the unit. It is a great beach for walking and is pretty secluded. The waters had some allege but it did not bother us. We checked out other beaches in the area. They are just as nice and some had no allege. I would definitely recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mel, you and your family were meticulous guests and we hope you will be able to return someday. It sounds like you have discovered a little piece of heaven in the air down at that El Matador Resort. We love it for the reasons you describe. As far as the water and the algae, that is hit-or-miss. Usually the water is turquoise or emerald green and clear and the reason we invested in this property. Thanks for choosing our condo and have a great summer Mel.
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5

Very Peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The room was great and the beach was amazing.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love staying here!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The condo is great and we really like El Matador. We had everything we needed in the condo. It was very pretty and well furnished. Lynn was great to work with. El Matador is next to undeveloped property, so it is not too crowded, and I especially like that there is always a security guard on duty.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy and Private

  • 5 of 5

Great condo with room for all 6 of us. A short walk to the pools and beach. Beach was nice and private as El Matador is the last complex on the row! Lynn is great to work with and was very accommodating. A great beach getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
VPS at (10 mi) or Pensacola Airport (40 mi)

Our condo is located on an uncrowded island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Okaloosa Island. It's approximately six miles from Destin. In Fort Walton Beach and Destin there are countless things to do and see. There is the Gulfarium that entertains vacationers of all ages with live sea life shows daily. There are many championship golf courses within a 15-minute drive! Miniature golf, adventure parks, go-carts are right down the road! For teens and people of all ages, a new boardwalk was built in Fort Walton Beach--two miles down the road. There are restaurants, volleyball nets, game rooms, souvenir shops, etc. to entertain the young and old. In addition, the Destin Commons, Silver Sands Factory Outlets and Santa Rosa Mall provide all your shopping needs. This is a fisherman's haven, too! Take a glass bottom boat tour and snorkel in the crystal clear turquoise green waters of the Emerald Coast! Then there is my favorite: sinking my toes in the indescribable baby powder white sand!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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