Gulf Front Pool Front Ground Floor Condo

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Condo For Rent, Daily, Weekly, Monthly 909 Santa Rosa Boulevard Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Lowest Daily Rate: $150 2 br, 2.0 bath, sleeps 6 Swimming Pool? Yes Pets Allowed? No Minimum Stay: 2 days Ad # 338279
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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
  • Ironing Board
  • High Speed Internet
  • Washer/Dryer On Site
  • 3 TV's
  • DVD Players
  • Recliner
  • 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
  • Disc Golf
  • 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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Wonderful for relaxing. Nothing like the beautiful water and the warm breezes coming off the gulf to make you forget about everything. Plenty of green space."
Aug 22, 2019 - , Belle Chaise, LA

"Excellent amenities
The condo is located in an ideal location. The complex grounds were very well maintained. The phone ops were immaculate and crystal clear. The interior of the condo was decorated dry nice. Some upgrades could be made such as cabinets and countertops. Nothing that impacted the functionality of the unit. I would recommend this property. The staff at Hollis Realty was very helpful and great to work with. "
Sep 12, 2018 - Sharon M., Glen Carbon, IL

"Almost perfect
Pros...location location location, clean, comfortable beds.
Cons...I am a kitchen person and the refrigerator was falling apart, only three dishes that matched, Screen door does not slide easily.
All and all we loved El Matador and this unit. The cons can be easily rectified ."
Mar 18, 2018 - , Lewiston, NY

"Could be great if it weren't for one issue
We love the ground floor and having the beach and pool basically in your backyard. You can just go right out and not a big production to pack up things to the beach. However, the air quality was really terrible, especially on humid days. The AC does not remove humidity. There was so much condensation it was not only on the air returns, but on the walls, mirrors, and floor. We purchased a dehumidifier and that got us through the week!"
Nov 25, 2017 - Angela C., Durham, NC

"Septermer 2017 vacation
Love ElMatador and the condo was nice but unfortunately not at all clean. "
Oct 02, 2017 - Sandy W., Norton, OH

"Great vacation
Always happy to stay at El Matador. Alicia Hollis Realtor never disappoints "
Sep 25, 2017 - Andrea L., Harriman, TN

"August 2017
Overall I would highly recommend this condo and rental company. Although the unit is a somewhat outdated, the location and cleanliness where top notch. On the first day, we were having some trouble with the refrigerator cooling down, we called the company that night and they were quick to get back with us. Beds were very comfortable as was the rest of the furniture. Loved the convenience of being on the first floor."
Aug 29, 2017 - Heather S.

"El matador
Great location! "
Jun 06, 2017 - Peter P., Birmingham, AL

"Great beach trip with my children!
El Matador was recommended by a friend who has stayed there in the past. I was extremely pleased with the condo and location and would recommend El Matador to friends and family. "
Jul 23, 2016 - Donna T., Fayetteville, TN

"A perfect room!
Reservations are super easy, check in and check out are a quick stop at the office, and the room was perfect!"
Apr 25, 2016 - Shari W., Smithfield, KY

"March Florida Adventure
Enjoyed the beach, the Gulf, and the return of
Apr 25, 2016 - Dale B., Green Bay, WI

"Fall Fantastic!
We were fortunate enough to stay at El Matador for a month last fall and our experience was wonderful. Our condo was well stocked with what we needed and the agents at Alica Hollis were pleasant and easy to work with. The weather was fantastic and we had a wonderful stay."
Feb 12, 2016 - Mitzi M., Montgomery, AL

"This unit was very dirty!!!
Unit was not cleaned properly ! "
Aug 17, 2015 - Marlene R., Kaplan, LA

"Very Nice Stay
Very relaxing and great....have been satisfied with this rental and the rental company before....417 fulfilled all of our needs..near pool and beach ..Alicia Hollis Realtyhas been exceptional to the past and I kknow in the future.."
Aug 10, 2015 - Butch R., Lafayette, LA

"A Little Disappointed
My family and friends have been vacationing in Ft Walton/Destin for 30 years. Until now, EM has never let us down. We had a good stay and visit with family but I have never seen the EM in worse shape. Not even after a hurricane. The once manicured lawn is now full of truck ruts and sand spurs. Guests were allowed to hang towels from and place umbrellas on balconies as well as bring all manner of things into the pool area. Our unit #417, while functional, was the worst I have ever stayed in at EM. It is in serious need of updating and repair. It was also heavily over furnished with completely worn and stained furniture and beds are terrible. Bright spot is the beach is as fabulous as ever and we love the gated property with security. MIGHT recommend the property but definitely wont be recommending unit #417. Overall just an OK stay but VERY disappointed in EM this year!"
Jul 15, 2015 - Jay J., West Monroe, Louisiana

"A few Issues
A great location and property. a few issues we have not had with other rentals at this locations; inadequite toliet paper, coffee filters, trash bags, dish towells, not even a salt and pepper shaker.Main TV not hooked up to cable. Little things true, but never an issue in past rentals. "
Jun 16, 2014 - Dennis D., Robinsonville, MS

"El matador 417
Great location. Just steps away from the beach and pool. We enjoyed the shaded grass area with the nice breeze each afternoon. Excellent place for family and friends to visit."
Aug 10, 2013 - Angela H., Maurice, Louisiana

great location, nice open kitchen...needs to be caulked and repainted, wallpaper falling off in main bedroom. i have twin infants crawling on the ground all day. Too much furniture for my needs and no where to move it. Smelled musty and patio screen door doesn't slide. perfect location to get back and forth to beach & pool with little ones."
Aug 10, 2013 - Marielle & Joe D., Beverly Hills, MI

"Review of condo #417 El Matador
The condo is dirty: soiled chairs and cushions, dirty carpeting in bedrooms, repainting necessary, no hangers to hang up clothing in twin bedroom. Toilet leaked in master bedroom and was unusuable for many days with very wet carpeting that smelled. Main office contacted with our complaints and in hope of having some money refunded for all our inconveniences. Haven't heard anything to date."
Aug 09, 2013 - Jack & JoAnn P., Clinton Township, MI

"Loved it again-I don't ever see us staying anywhere else
As always, AWESOME!!!!!!"
Jun 19, 2013 - Jason & Amy B., Youngsville, LA

"Listed below
The refrigerator in this unit is in poor condition as it was the last time I rented this unit which I believe was the year before. The button which controls the freezer section has no numbers indicating if you are turning the temp up or down. The vegetable drawers in the bottom are broken the same as they were the last time I rented this unit. The sliding-glass door is almost impossible to open. And, no, I did not complain. If all units are inspected as Ms. Hollis has indicated (upon oath) that she checks all units after each departure and before new incoming guests are allowed to enter, she would have taken care of this problem. These type problems should be taken care of before guests arrive and not during their stay. I do hope these two issues will be taken care of by my visit next June. "
Mar 19, 2013 - Faye P., Augusta, GA

"No place beats El Matador!!
Been vacationing here for over 25 years and never once have been disappointed! Hope to retire here one day! Thanks for another amazing vacation!"
Aug 02, 2012 - Elizabeth H., Cypress, TX

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Last updated: Oct 16, 2013

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