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Condo For Rent, Daily, Weekly 909 Santa Rosa Blvd Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Lowest Daily Rate: $171 2 br, 2.0 bath, sleeps 6 Swimming Pool? No Pets Allowed? No Minimum Stay: 3 days Ad # 338437
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
  • 3 TV's
  • DVD Players
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • 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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"Great location
Beautiful view from balcony. Comfortable condo with two large beds in guest room and king in master. Kitchen updated!"
Oct 31, 2018 - Richard D., Frisco, TX

"White sands and emerald water
Oct 23, 2018 - , Madison, Indiana

"Great stay
We always enjoy El Matador beach and unit 330. ComoftBle, well equipped, nice view. We appreciate Chris scheduling us. We look forward to returning."
Oct 17, 2018 - Richard D., Frisco, TX

Very happy with the room. Great view as well. Only recommendation would be to add a washer and dryer to the room; however, there is one available to use on site. Would stay there again. "
Jul 09, 2018 - , Northport, AL

The condo is absolutely wonderful! We loved the corner unit and especially the balcony - being on the corner provided great views and a wonderful breeze. The only thing we were surprised at, and disappointed about was that there were absolutely NO small amenities in the kitchen. No coffee filters, no SALT, or any other spice, no oil, no dishwashing liquid. We purchased a large supply of coffe filters as well as dish soap and paper towels. Hopefully the cleaning staff left those items there for the next occupants use."
Jun 19, 2018 - Sharon B., Tower Lakes, IL

"Great Week
Great location, nice condo with outstanding gulf views."
May 14, 2018 - , Washington, IL

"Spring Break 2018
Great week - loved the location of room"
Apr 13, 2018 - , Clinton Township, MI

"What a BEAUTIFUL view!
We love this particular unit. Great Gulf view, pool view, fabulous sunsets & beautiful star & moon gazing. Couldn't ask for a more beautiful place. Grounds very well kept. Because it is at a dead-end, it is a very quiet place which is appealing for us. The condo is always neat & clean. Furnishings are wonderful. Stocked kitchen with anything you would need for meal preparations. Beds & pillows are comfy. A great home away from home!"
Oct 17, 2017 - Danny & Cheryl C., Toledo, OH

"El Matador 330 Two Thumbs Up!
This unit was EVERYTHING we expected and hoped for. The pictures give a very accurate picture of what you are going to get. The corner unit doesn't disappoint. Being the last condo on Okaloosa Island was a bonus! It was quiet and plenty of room for everyone. The only negative I can say is that the master bath is the only drawback. It is time to give it an upgrade like the rest of the unit has gotten. However don't let this keep you from staying here. It really was a super place and I'd highly recommend anyone staying here! It was convenient to everything in the area but a home away from the tourist traps."
Aug 06, 2017 - jessica d., orange, TX

"El Matador Room 330
Always love staying at the el matador for vacation having been going there each year for about 30 yrs.' good place for family vacation,Chris has always been so nice and helpful when booking our stay"
Aug 05, 2017 - Rosetta R., Dixson, TN

"What A View!
Beautiful condo with updated kitchen. Have been coming to the El Matador for many years and will continue to do so!"
Jul 17, 2017 - , Garland, TX

Jul 04, 2017 - Betty j., taft, CA

"El Matador 330
The best unit in the complex!! Best floor, best view, & spacious!"
May 12, 2017 - Terry C., Albertville, AL

2017 marks my 16th consecutive year to visit Okaloosa Island for the winter, my 14th year to stay at El Matador and the 6th in this condo. I love everything about making this place my home for three months......location on the Emerald Coast, location of this specific condo.....(water's edge), the light coming into the space, the all day sunny balcony as well as the comfy living space inside. My family and friends like coming here to visit me....... It is ALL good!!!"
Mar 09, 2017 - Lois A. J., West Terre Haute, IN

"Great view for a spectacular price.
I have stayed at the El Matador several times and my husband and I even got married on the beach there. This time, my sister and a couple of our friends went and we had unit 303. It has one of the best views if you want to see the sun rise and sun set (although, it gets a little warm in the afternoon, so a table umbrella would be nice). First the pros. This unit has an updated kitchen, nice new living room furniture, everything you need for cooking, and all TV's are flat screens. The unit is at the end, so it was convenient to the stairs and garbage disposal. The cons are that the bedrooms and especially the bathrooms need updating to match the rest of the unit, but that is minor. Also, the kitchen and bathroom floors had a lot of sand on them (I guess the cleaning person forgot that part). Lastly, there were only 2 tall chairs on the balcony that could be used with the tall table (there were 4 of us). There were 2 plastic chairs and a couple of taller wooden chairs, but they still were not high enough. The management company was helpful and prompt. We had to call them twice - once to help unlock the door (the deadbolt was stuck and wasn't supposed to be locked anyway)and the second time was because our coffee pot clonked out."
Nov 08, 2016 - Debra T.

"Ft. Walton October Break
Very nice condo with incredible location and view - you can watch sunrise and sunset from the balcony. Only minor negative is that the bathrooms are due for an update. "
Oct 28, 2016 - , Indianapolis, Indiana

"A week in room 330
We have been coming to El Matador for over 30 years. We have always loved it, (obviously), and we particularly enjoyed room 330 this year. I would suggest they add two more tall chairs to the balcony."
Jul 25, 2016 - Linda and Ralph B., The Rock, GA

"Five Star Unit
Been staying at El Matador for over 25 years and this condo was top notch! Loved the newly designed kitchen and updated appliances! Only addition needed is a sleeper sofa. The unit has a fantastic guest bedroom with queen and double bed but could have used a sleeper sofa for the teenage boys!! We did have the Ac worked on since it wasn't cooking properly but was fixed promptly. "
Jul 12, 2016 - Elizabeth H., Cypress, TX

"Russells at El Matador
We love coming to the El Matador condos."
Jul 07, 2016 - Ronny & Cheryl R., Jonesboro, AR

"Favorite Place To Stay
It was just awesome! The kitchen needs updating, but with the view that we had it's hard to complain! The beds were super comfy. I would stay here again for sure!"
Sep 23, 2015 - , Lake Charles, LA

"Terrific Vacation Spot
We had a fantastic time at the El Matador again this summer! "
Jul 28, 2015 - Shawnee B., Little Rock, AR

"Great view and location, but the inside is a mess!
We stayed the week of 4th of July 2015, and have stayed at this unit for over 18 years when we come to Ft. Walton. The view is the best, the location of unit is great, parking in great, the grounds are immaculate, and the beach is one of the best. This unit is really starting to show age. Both of the bathrooms need to be gutted. The master bath shower doors were broke and dark black mildew was in every corner or crevice in the shower. Both bathrooms smelled strongly like urine upon arrival, which made parts of master bedroom smell like urine. The kitchen is dated-refrigerator has rust all over the front of it, the tile and grouting in bad shape. Old appliances. But the bathrooms were the worst of anyplace I've ever stayed! Really disappointing. Check in and out went flawlessly, and had a great time out of the room. After 18 years, we might be looking for someplace new to go, at $2100.00 for a week, I'm sure there has to be someplace cleaner, with better bath and kitchen out there. "
Jul 25, 2015 - , Springfield, IL

"Great time had by all!
Alicia and her staff were very warm and fun to work with. Chris was very helpful in arranging a florist for me to call so flowers for my bride of 40 years would have a nice surprise on arrival. We will be back and strongly recommend this facility and Alicia J. Hollis "
Oct 18, 2014 - Gary K., De Soto, Missouri

"Great view and relaxing time
This was our first experience renting a condo on our own and this unit did not disappoint in fitting our wants and needs. The layout was great and the view of the gulf is just what we wanted. It is very well kept and though the unit is the last on the road, it's not very far from anything. We will definitely be coming back again."
Aug 09, 2014 - Christopher F., Lafayette, Louisiana

"Great family vacation - right on the ocean!
We really enjoyed our stay at El Matador Condos at Fort Walton Beach. The location is the last complex next to the Airforce base so you have a wide open view of white sand and the ocean. Our unit was a corner unit so we had views of the ocean from all windows. Our condo was very comfortable and clean. We have already booked another vacation at this location!"
Apr 28, 2014 - , Royal Oak, MI

"slice of paradise
The location of our condo was wonderful. The condo itself needs some improvements, especially in bathrooms and kitchen"
Oct 29, 2013 - , Kingston, TN

"A Hollis 330 el matador--stay away!!!
Our condo was so dirty upon our arrival that our dtr preferred to use the public toilets at the pool. Ours had not even been swished and swiped clean. The soap dishes were filthy and the dishes had been put away dirty. The utensil holder in drawer was full of crumbs and even dried up cheese pieces. Condo was seriously out of date with dirty carpet and furniture. Chair in corner propped up on broken leg, we were later accused of this. We had reported the bulk of the disrepair (hard to report it all!) and sent pics to A Hollis realtor and also asked for ex room code, they never responded so we didn't report chair as didn't notice it til days later; figured they didn't care. There was a giant roach bug crawling on our headboard, someone else's dirty panties under the bed, hairy and sandy sheets on beds, vanities with visible dirt (removed easily when we cleaned them!) and someone's crab claw from dinner left in guest bedroom. Not sure why we paid $85 cleaning fee. Definitely not cleaned!!
As for beach, ok but lots of rude of rednecks. We had 3 pairs of new flip flops stolen on different days & never returned. Bad seaweed during our stay, meanwhile Destin and Pensacola were both clear.
Somewhat of a family atmosphere as no high rises but multiple gentleman's clubs & liquor stores on path made it trashy. Complex gated but wall surrounding complex is only knee high!
I have never left a negative review, but this place & this realtor were both horrible!!! Definitely would not recommend either!!!"
Aug 12, 2013 - , Germantown, TN

"10th anniversary trip
We have been to the El Matador several times in the past 10 years and this was our best experience. From the decor of the condo to the inclusion of beach chairs, we had no complaints. We hope to be back soon."
Aug 10, 2013 - Steven R., Hudson, OH

"330 Survey
A little disappointed with the room, we had ants & had to call 2 times to get rid of them, we also had mold in the room-hope that was not what was causing our coughs. The kitchen was not clean, stuff in the fridge and in the drawers that I had to clean. The porch could use a cleaning. Stayed in this unit numerous times, wish it was updated. New tvs were nice and new carpet was nice-tile would be better. Staying in another unit next yr. May come back ot 330 if things change. Great location and enjoy working with Hollis realty. Had a great time."
Aug 09, 2013 - Andrea L., Harriman, TN

Fun and relaxing!"
Aug 09, 2013 - Kathy R., Midland, GA

"El Matador 330 Needs Updating!
El Matador 330 Needs some serious furniture updates and renovations -especially for the price! The chairs in the Living room were thread-bare and dirty and some of the other wood furniture looked 20 years old. The kitchen and baths were very oldy/moldy. The view and the beach were outstanding. The other problem with El Matador is no on-site managment to talk to about problems etc.. Its just not convienent to have to rely on calling someone from Alicia Hollis if you have problems or questions about the room."
Jul 12, 2013 - , Perryville, MO

"Vacation at the Beach
Good time and great view."
Jul 12, 2013 - , Winchestor, TN

"Great Vacation
We loved the location. A few minor issues with the unit...ants in the kitchen, closet door off track, bad tv reception. Overall we had a great vacation. Going back next year to same unit."
Jul 12, 2013 - William & Patricia T., Maineville, OH

"Rooms with a View
I will spend the winter (Dec. 31, 2012-Mar. 30, 2013)in this condo. I love my view of the coastline and ever-changing sky. The condo itself is super-comfortable, full of light and decorated with just the right combination of original art and soft calming colors. I find the Karma here to suit me perfectly. "
Mar 19, 2013 - Lois A. J., West Terre Haute, IN

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