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Condo For Rent, Daily, Weekly 909 Santa Rosa Boulevard Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Lowest Daily Rate: $130 1 br, 1.0 bath, sleeps 4 Swimming Pool? Yes Pets Allowed? No Minimum Stay: 3 days Ad # 338059

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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • High Speed Internet
  • Washer/Dryer On Site
  • DVD Players
  • 2 TV's
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
  • Nearby FedEx
  • Nearby Bank
  • Area FitnessCenter
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Movie Theatres
  • Golf Course
  • On Site Fitness Center
  • Nearby Golf Courses
  • Nearby Movie Theatres
  • Nearby Outlet Shopping
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Ballet
  • Museums
  • Theater
  • Concerts
  • Patio
  • Shared Pool
  • Tennis
  • Beach
  • BBQ Grills On Site
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Parasailing
  • Jet-Ski-ing
  • Kite-Boarding
  • Snorkelling
  • Disc Golf
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Golfing
  • On Beach
  • Close to Town
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
Pool: Yes
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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"Season #9
This was my ninth visit to Seaside 414. Gets better every year. Hope to never have to say "Season Finale" as I plan to keep returning year after year to Seaside 414! El Matador along with Alicia Hollis do an amazing job with maintenance, grounds, housekeeping and many other things. Friendly staff and excellent property management! See you next year!!!"
Oct 18, 2018 - Connie B., Memphis, Tn

"Nice before the storm
We got to stay 3 nights before Hurricane Michael ran us off. We did get a refund for nights we missed and this was all handled very well. Property was as described. Room was nice. It could use some updates here and there but was clean. Kitchen and bath was furnished sufficiently. We really liked the ground floor unit. Very convenient for loading and unloading and a very short walk to the beach and pool. Loved the location being the last complex on a dead end road. Would definitely stay again and hopefully we'll get the chance soon."
Oct 18, 2018 - Brandon B., Jacksboro, Tn

"Easter week at fort Walton
Rental experience was good. Unit was not clean or comfortable. All chairs were Old and had no springs left. Kitchen carpet was filthy and we put in closet. We have been coming for 40 years. I have never complained."
Sep 13, 2016 - , Royal Oak, MI

"1st time condo rental
Jul 28, 2016 - , Monroe, LA

"Great location
Very clean, great location to pool and beach. Great for small children. Only thing I missed was having a washer and dryer in the condo"
Jul 05, 2016 - , Kingsport, TN

"Four days on the beach
The condo was clean and very big for one bedroom. It was close to the beach and the pool. It would have been better if we could
have locked the sliding glass door from the outside as that was the closest to pool and ocean. One of us always had to walk around from the front of the bldg. Condo was advertised no pets, There were pictures of dogs in the condo evidently the owners. There
were no traces of hair or etc. My husband is
allergic to dogs and we would have not stayed if we knew dogs had lived there. We didn't like
the view of pool bathrooms from room."
Oct 30, 2015 - , Corryton, TN

"414 El Matador
nice stay"
Oct 09, 2015 - , Nashville, TN 37221

"Fun in july
Very relaxing as always."
Aug 05, 2015 - Kenneth A., Temple, GA

"Perfect location
We believe we have found "our" place! The overall resort was great, next time we will go for a room not on the ground floor; although great, I would prefer an ocean view to enjoy. The room itself was beautifully decorated, clean, & well maintained. We were steps to the pool & grill, that was so convenient. We saw several pods of dolphins not far from shore, what a treat! We love this place!! We would book again with you & recommend to our friends & family."
Jun 23, 2015 - Barbara E., Indianapolis, IN

We had a great time and also discovered what we would need the next time to make it easier for my husband being in a wheelchair. I loved how close to the beach and the pool we were. We want to come again in August."
Jun 15, 2015 - Brian G., Nashville, Tennessee

"Great Time
We rented this unit for the last four and a half months with out any problems. The El Matador condos are very well managed. Unit 414 was clean and had everything we needed. We loved being on the ground floor with an easy walk to the beach. "
Mar 23, 2015 - Denny L., Rock Springs, WY

"Convenient but view was lacking
Convenient to the beach, view from room left something to be desired...especially with all the construction equipment parked directly outside of our 1st floor patio."
Nov 25, 2014 - Chad R., Cookeville, TN

My husband and I along with our 2 small kids spent 7 nights in Unit 414 in October. We had plenty of room. Bed was comfortable, and the kids slept soundly each night on the sleeper sofa. Kitchen is roomy and fully stocked. Pools were always clean and workers were putting a fresh coat of paint on the exterior of all buildings while we were there. Don't let the age of this place keep you away, it is remarkably updated and beautiful. We had a great experience and will consider staying here again."
Nov 06, 2014 - Kristi B., Corryton, 37721

"Great but noisy
My Husband and I really enjoyed our stay. The condo was super nice and the beach was perfect. There was work being done at the time of our stay and the workers started working about 7 am. They were very noisy and even left trash on our balcony. Overall the I would give the experience a 9 out of 10."
Oct 18, 2014 - , Florence, AL

"Older unit/Well done
This unit is older. It is very close to the pool and boardwalk to the beach. It is also the last condo on the beach so it is private. The rental agency was very helpful. There was a drainage issue in the tub. But overall enjoyed it."
Sep 24, 2014 - LACEY G., Maurice, LA

"Great place, great price
We enjoyed our stay here. Though I couldn't wake up and sit on a balcony to see the surf, it was such a close walk I didn't miss it. The beach wasn't crowded being on the end of the island. My only complaint would be that the shower was a bit dirty. I'd definitely return. "
Aug 18, 2014 - , Charenton, LA

"MLL Review
I very much enjoyed my stay at the El Matador. The condo was very nice. Only wish renting the common areas was not cost prohibitive. Seems like they are empty all the time anyway. Association should consider pricing accordingly. $300 for lower room near pool is too high in my opinion. I am hopeful they will work with us on a more affordable rate in the future."
May 01, 2014 - Marylou L., Royal Oak, MI

"Best beach vacation ever!
Location was beautiful and very safe. We loved that we were on the ground floor and could just walk out the door to the beach. Very clean! Kitchen was very well equipped, any chef would be happy with the amenities. Very serene relaxing vacation. Just what we needed!"
Apr 18, 2014 - Chrissy D., Columbia, MO

"Memory Lane Trip
When my husband and I met 25 years ago one of our first trips was to the El Matador. Since then we have visited different beach areas in Alabama and Florida. For his 70 birthday I surprised him with a "memory lane trip" back to the El Matador. Previously we had stayed in buildings 2,3,and 6 in our first years together. This time we needed to be more convenient so I chose unit #414 because of its location just steps away from the pool and beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the convenience of the unit. Chris was wonderful and our experience from the booking to the departure was fantastic. Thanks for a wonderful time down memory lane!!! "
Nov 04, 2013 - Mary Jo P., Franklin, TN

"Sixth year in 414. Outstanding!!!
Could not ask for a better vacation. Plan on returning to 414 for visit #seven in 2013. "
Sep 03, 2013 - , Memphis, TN

"Thank you for being professional
I had a great time with our family. Alicia Hollis took care of all our unexpected situations which we encountered. Overall, we had a wonderful trip and hated to go."
Aug 20, 2013 - Bridget E., Puxico, MO

Always great time !!!"
Aug 20, 2013 - Marlene R., Kaplan, LA

We are always happy to be at El Matador but the condition of the condo was not up to par. There was an electrical outlet pushed all the way into the wall behind the bed, a broken lampshade, burned out light bulbs without replacements, childs writing on walls, blender with mismatched lid, and the worst sleeping bed EVER...etc... We had to call twice to report problems because we were afraid we would be charged for the problems...Other than that, the beach, weather, pool, area as usual were FANTASTIC!!! We were just so happy to be on vacation, we pretty much overlooked the other things after we reported them...and treated the bed issue with a little nightcap! Its still a great place to home or condo is ever perfect"
Aug 20, 2013 - , Knoxville, TN

"wonderful vacation
I wish I could moved and live there and work Alicia J Hollis "
Aug 19, 2013 - Darlene S., Knoxville, TN

"Great time
Couldn't see beach from patio but very short walk to beach is nice. Very spacious place "
Jul 13, 2013 - , Bowie, TX

"Fun Week
It was a nice, quaint condo.
Some of the items that were advertised were not available. (i.e. NO wireless internet, the DVD player was broken, the ice maker did not work properly) Besides that it was a great, fun week had by all."
Mar 26, 2013 - Hannah B., Overland Park, Kansas

"Dirty Dog Room
I have been staying at the El Matador since the early 90's under the name Richards. I have stayed in numerous condos in building 3 and 4. The condo smelled like a dog. My 2 year old had allergies from the time we arrived until we came home. I called and left a message for Alicia Hollis on Monday morning I still have not received a return call. Also the bathroom was dirty in the condo when we arrived there was old toothpaste still left on the mirror, the bathtub was dirty and their was pieces of food on the kitchen counter. This is not a condo I will ever stay in again. I will continue to stay at the El Matador for future vacations but I will never stay in this room again. I hope the next time I stay in the housekeeping staff does a better job cleaning the room."
Mar 19, 2013 - Sonya W., Panleer, TN

"We could live here!
This was probably our 5th trip to El Matador. We will be back. The location is perfect and pool and grounds are well maintained."
Oct 08, 2012 - Cathy S., Cincinnati, Ohio

"El Matador Condo 414
We loved the location to the beach and the pool. We had a broken TV remote that was replaced within 3 hours and the toilet leaked and was fixed immediately. Other than those two things everything was wonderful. We have stayed at El Matador before and we loved this condo, especially for the location. We have small children so not having to walk far was great! Hope to see you all next year!!"
Sep 17, 2012 - , Virrden, IL

"vacation on the beach
enjoyed the room and location. the televisions could be updated. "
Jul 18, 2012 - Amy & James S., Clayton, AL

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