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Condo For Rent, Daily, Weekly 909 Santa Rosa Blvd Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Lowest Daily Rate: $150 2 br, 2.0 bath, sleeps 6 Swimming Pool? No Pets Allowed? No Minimum Stay: 3 days Ad # 338165
Looking for Paradise? Here it is at the El Matador! Has to be the most sought of family vacation resort on the Emerald Coast. A secluded condominium nestled between the beautiful white sand dunes and the sparkling Emerald Waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

El Matador is truly a beach resort. Just two miles down Santa Rosa Blvd at the end of the Island you will find us – secluded but still just a few minutes to all the amenities that Destin and Fort Walton Beach have to offer. Just six miles down Hwy. 98 you can enjoy Destin – “ The Worlds Luckiest Fishing Village” – charter a private trip or take the kids out on a group boat and catch dinner. While in Destin enjoy fine restaurants, shopping, and golfing on some of the best golf courses in the Panhandle of Florida. Hard to believe that you might need a day off from the beach but if you do take the family to Big Kahunas Water Park in the center of old Destin. Much more than just a water park… it’s a day of fun!

Back at the El Matador enjoy the large grass areas between our buildings just right for family fun and games. With two pools, his and her whirlpool, and saunas just right for your tired muscles after a game of tennis on one of our courts, or in our fitness center. We are located at the end of Okaloosa Island a small barrier Island between Fort Walton Beach and Destin. This gated community with thirteen miles of undeveloped beaches to the west is sure to have you longing to return.
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  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Stove
  • Pots and Pans
  • Central Air
  • Linens
  • Ironing Board
  • High Speed Internet
  • Washer/Dryer On Site
  • 2 TV's
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
  • Nearby FedEx
  • Nearby Bank
  • Area FitnessCenter
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Grocery
  • On Site Fitness Center
  • Nearby Golf Courses
  • Nearby Movie Theatres
  • Nearby Outlet Shopping
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Ballet
  • Museums
  • Theater
  • Balcony
  • Shared Pool
  • Tennis
  • Beach
  • BBQ Grills On Site
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Parasailing
  • Jet-Ski-ing
  • Kite-Boarding
  • Snorkelling
  • Disc Golf
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Golfing
  • On Beach
  • Cable TV
  • Free Seasonal Beach Service
BBQ: Yes



Cancellation Policy

Cancellations to any reservation results in forfeiture of $200.00 advance rent deposit. Changes to the booking have to be made Thirty (30) days prior to arrival for Short Term reservations. Sixty (60) days prior to arrival for Monthly reservations. Once final balance is paid there are NO REFUNDS due to cancellation. If you have purchased Travel Insurance with CSA you would need to contact them with questions regarding claims.1-866-4018

Full Payment Due

Full payment is due fourteen (14) prior to arrival for SHORT TERM reservations. Please make payments in the form of traveler's checks, bank money orders, cashier’s checks, or a personal check if not we will bill your credit card on file for these charges.
MONTHLY rentals must be paid by check or cash only Thirty (30) DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.

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"Best location on Okaloosa Island
We have been staying at a friend's condo at El Matador for nearly 20 years. She was a "neatnick" and everything was always clean and in good order. They sold the condo in 2017, so we have had to stay at a condo in a different building now. This is our second year in this particular unit. It's best feature is that it is at El Matador. These buildings and grounds are maintained to the max; excellent. Unfortunately, this particular condo is in need of some attention. Last year; towel rack hanging from wall in master bath, and closet door off track and on backwards (still that way this year, but repaired while we were there; and towel rack had been repaired. Vertical blinds on patio had missing slats and no way to open. Found rod in drawer that enabled me to change blind angles, but had to use broomstick to slide blinds open and closed. Bulky credenza in living room for TV. Couldn't view from dining area. Couches old and uncomfortable. Table on patio is too tall. Heavy cast iron chairs and table with glass top in eating area, What's with these cold, glass table tops? We bring table cloths with us to protect dishes. Front door is also in need of repair. It is splitting near the lock. Almost looks as though someone tried to force their way in. Bottom line is "we will stay elsewhere next year". "
Dec 01, 2018 - Harold N., Florence, KY

"El Matador Unit 168
Our unit was clean and nicely appointed with a nice relaxing balcony view of the ocean. The beach front is beautiful with white sand & clean beaches. It is also less crowded as it is next to the military base & no other condos to the west of property. It is in Bld.#1 which is looking out over a parking lot, then the main swimming pool & boardwalk to beach.The Matador landscaping was well maintained & there is another pool nearby with a workout room & hot tub(must have code to enter). Staff was friendly & helpful and the 2 chairs & umbrella service was great. The only issue with the unit is the towel bar in master bath falls out of the wall first time you take towel off or bump it (minor problem). We also were told the property is no smoking yet there were lots of smokers outside on the grounds but the condo complex interior did not smell of smoke. I would have to give this property a thumbs up. P.S You need to bring extra paper towels,trash bags, baggies etc for kithen if planning on cooking much. Reccomendations while there: The Indian Mound Musem is interesting & good for a rainey day, Stewby's Restaurant is about 2-3 miles inland but great local food for the price (casual order at counter place), the Ft. Walton- Okaloosa Boardwalk is close (nice restaurants & has a nice public beach area), Destin Boardwalk is much larger with more restaurant options but is a few miles farther & lots traffic congestion on weekends & holidays."
Jun 23, 2018 - , Aledo, TX

"Gorgeous beach
Very nice facilities and staff. The unit had some issues - loose towel bars and oven that wouldn't heat up, but it was clean and roomy."
May 28, 2018 - Marguerite B., Athens, GA

"Loved it
Very clean, spacious"
Aug 07, 2017 - , carencro, louisiana

"Loved it!
Condo was perfect! Just remodeled. El Maddator is old but they have kept it beautifully! Loved how it is all the way at end and doesn't have all the traffic. "
Jul 08, 2017 - Debbie C.

"Great place
Condo is very roomy with all the amenities you'll need. Only thing I couldn't find was a pizza cutter. Beach service was a nice touch and AJ with Sunset Rentals is a great guy who took care of us all week. "
Jul 05, 2017 - , Spring Grove, PA

"Awesome Vacation!!!
Our family totally enjoyed our stay at El Matador. The resort itself is very charming. The unit, however; was absolutely beautiful! The renovations were well done and the view was amazing. In all my years of vacationing on Okaloosa Island I have never had beach service. AJ, the beach attendant was tremendous. Very friendly, energetic and always willing to go the extra mile to make our experience a great one. I will never not have beach service again. We plan to come back next year!! Amazing time."
Jun 13, 2017 - Sharrie M., Lebanon, OH

"Definitely would recommend except.........
Fantastic stay-cation.
Very pleased with the unit, except a few things need to be repaired. Overall very clean, except artificial plants etc. needed a good dusting. The only reason I'm giving it only 3 stars for cleanliness. Towel holders had been repaired in bathroom and drywall dust was left on floor. (Very minor). The grounds are well maintained and the view was amazing.
Would definitely recommend!!"
Jun 06, 2017 - Angela R., Fort Walton Beach, Fl

"2016 vacation
Love seat had a piece of plywood beneath the cushions holding it up. Floors were dirty. Rugs were dirty. No hairdryer. "
Jul 28, 2016 - , Sweetwater, TN

"Destin Softball World Series 2016
The Rental property was very accomidating, clean, and functional. The location was very nice. The pool, beach access, and security of the property was excellent. We enjoyed every moment spent at El Matador and will look forward to another stay there in the future."
Jul 23, 2016 - Eric L., Peachtree City, GA

"Great Rental
My family really enjoyed our time at the El Matador!"
Jul 04, 2016 - , Jeffersonville, IN

"Beautiful Condo and Awesome Views
The condo was huge, clean, and beautifully decorated. I had an amazing week and will definitely rent the condo again!!"
Sep 23, 2015 - Rachel W., BOGART, GA

"Wonderful vacations
The unit was great nice and clean we always come back "
Aug 12, 2015 - Augustine G., Lawrenceville, GA

"Great condo..must stay
Condo 168 was a great room.Clean and comfortable.Had everything I needed to cook with and had an handy dishwasher.Honestly all i had to buy was laundry detergent and paper towels.The grounds were well kept and not noisy.only negative was the beach had seaweed we drove to destin and water was clear."
Jul 31, 2015 - , Jacksonville, TX

"Wonderful experience
The property location was great, with wonderful views from the terrace.
It was very clean and well supplied. The beach was a little walk from the condo, but it was worth the walk. We would highly recommend El Matador
and condo 168."
Jul 28, 2015 - , Lake Worth, FL

"Great view, quiet building
The condo that we booked EM168 was wonderful! The rooms were spacious and the view was amazing! The only thing that was lacking was beach service ( chair and umbrella). It took up a lot of space to bring chairs and cumbersome to carry them to the beach. We plan to book with Alicia Hollis as we love the customer service we received."
Jun 29, 2015 - Stacy F., Pocola, OK

"Easter Break 2015
As always, a wonderful experience. The El Matador is a wonderful place for a family vacation. A lovely condo, spectacular weather, who could ask for more."
Apr 20, 2015 - , Auburn Hills, MI

GREAT Condop"
Apr 11, 2015 - Gerard C., Grand Blanc, MI

"Great vacation
Clean, safe, beautiful view, nice apartment for a family to live in it. The TV in master bedroom doesn't have sound on many channels. No HD on TVs. In balcony have only two chairs, I was hopping for 4. "
Aug 15, 2014 - Marian N., Valley Park, MO

"Great Condo!
This was a great place to stay, and we would definitely come back again."
Aug 13, 2014 - , Brownbro, AL

"Good deal for the $$
Overall were satisfied with the property. Few noisy neighbors, but if you expect peace and quiet don't go to a beach resort! Nothing out of the ordinary, and would book same room again. Typical wear and tear on vacation property noted, but nothing that affected our stay. "
Aug 01, 2014 - Jason W., Waxahachie, Texas

"nice and clean
everything went well and we enjoyed our stay with you."
Jul 25, 2014 - Tracy H., Phenix City, al

"Great unit at a great complex
I have been coming to the El Matador since my youth and it never fails to provide fond memories. This time I brought extended family members who have never been to Florida. We all had a blast and the unit was perfect. I can't forget to mention Alicia and her office. We always use her when making a trip down."
Jul 07, 2014 - James F., Arlington, Tennessee

"Family vacation 2014
The room was beautiful and we enjoyed our stay. I thought it was on the first floor. But this was my first time there. Definitely coming back next year but I will be sure to get a first floor unit because it was a lot walking around the building and taking the elevator. The elevator was hot."
Jun 22, 2014 - Lateka F., Hampton, GA

"Great Vacation
May 15, 2014 - Mary E., Southfield, MO

"Fall Break
Great time as always."
Oct 04, 2013 - Dana Q.

"lack of correct telephone number
I had no experience with the management company personally. Everything was great except the number on the e-mail was not a working number and I had to go online and find the number. Everything else was great!"
Aug 07, 2013 - Cathey C., Tulsa, ok

"Love Fort Walton!
Excellent condo, excellent view, close to everything. "
Jul 23, 2013 - Carol U., Wichita, Kansas

"Excellent property!
We loved the condo. Would like to make it a regular vacation destination for our family. "
Jul 20, 2013 - Della S., Hiouston, TX

"El Matador Stay
My family owned a condo at El Matador for approximately 30 years and Alicia Hollis was engaged as the management company for that duration; we wouldn't think of going through any one else when visiting FWB"
Jun 24, 2013 - Leann S., Nashville, TN

"Happy Memorial Day
I can't imagine why El Matador was so deserted over Memorial Day weekend - it was beautiful, perfect location, great beach. In fact, I'm hesitant to give it a good review because I don't want other people to find out about it."
Jun 13, 2013 - , New Orleans, LA

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