Beautiful unit with beautiful views of the courtyard and Gulf of Mexico. This gorgeous, recently renovated unit has an open kitchen with a center island. Large open dining / living area with views not only from the patio but also from the 3 windows in the kitchen and living room. The living room also has a large flat screen TV with wireless internet access. Master bedroom has a king size bed that faces a large window so you can wake up to great views of the Gulf. Guest bedroom has two full beds. Patio has great tall patio chairs to maximize your viewing pleasure.
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
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El Matador Management Company was founded in 2000 to better serve the guests and owners of El Matador. Our staff has dedicated themselves to making certain that the time you spend with us will be the most enjoyable vacation experience you've ever had. You'll experience recreation, sightseeing and world class dining all within minutes of our vacation resort. You'll find beautiful beaches, sugar white sand, emerald green water, one of a kind shops, magnificent scenery and everything else that makes for a perfect stay in paradise. Our Fort Walton Beach Condos are beautifully furnished and fully equipped for your comfort, convenience and offer stunning views where you can enjoy beautiful beach sunsets. Don't waste another minute, contact us today and book your dream vacation condo.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Unit is in need of lots of repairs!
Let me start by saying that the management and staff at El Matador was incredible! They were more than accommodating and really tried to resolve all of our issues, and they even provided us with a fan to help us out.
However, management’s hands are tied by the owner.
We arrived on a Sunday. The unit was relatively clean with only a few hairs here and there, especially in the bathroom. There were extra rolls of toilet paper, several dishwashing detergent packages, and a few trash bags left for us. That was a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, neither fan in the bedrooms worked, and the master bedroom had no light! The broken ceiling fan made it uncomfortably warm in the kid’s bedroom, especially since the AC does not cool that room down too well. We tried closing off some of the other vents to get more cold air into their bedroom, but the vents were either stuck or broken.
The sleeper sofa was incredibly uncomfortable to sleep on, and one child basically had to sleep sideways to get any rest at all. (We did not report this issue since the management company has no influence on the furniture choices or quality).
The dishwasher was not attached at the top, and when it opened, it tipped forward. The freezer does not keep things frozen. The cabinets need to be refaced! I have pictures, but I don’t think I can upload them here. The cabinet facing is chipping, cracked, and brittle in several spots. One piece of it got stuck under my son’s fingernail and was difficult to get out.
On Monday morning, we reported the problems to the office. They were apologetic and very nice about everything! They made attempts to get in touch with the owner, but ultimately they did not reach him until Tuesday. By then, we were on our 3rd vacation day. The maintenance staff can only fix things once the owner agrees to repairs. On Tuesday, every attempt was made by the staff to fix the problems. Unfortunately, nothing was a quick fix. The owner said he would replace the fans on Thursday, but we left that morning. So nothing was fixed during our stay. I cannot understand why no previous guest had mentioned these problems, especially the fans and no lights.
The complex itself is beautiful! The pools were very clean and fun for the kids. The beach is perfect, and the water was clear and breathing. The elevators worked, the landscaping was meticulous, and since it’s the last complex on the strip, the beach was not crowded! We loved El Matador and the staff but not our unit!
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff. We would like to let you know that the fridge has been repaired, the ceiling fans have been replaced and the cabinets have been refaced. We are sorry that this was not done before your arrival.
This unit was very nice up to date air conditioner wasn't cooling
Very nice unit. Air conditioner wasn't cooling bathroom door off hinges refrigerator wasn't keeping food cold . Went to front desk with issues. The issues were already known about 4 days before we arrived. They gave us a ocean front condo issue with this was we wasted a half of day packing up again to move Also the other condo was not updated and smaller. Had to go buy air mattresses
We had a great getaway here for our girls trip. All moms from the age of 27 to 58. Beautiful views and plenty of room. We enjoyed the sauna, hot tub, and the pools when not on the beautiful beach.