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Condo For Rent, Daily, Weekly, Monthly

909 Santa Rosa Blvd

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

Beachfront: Yes

Ocean View: Yes

Nightly Rates: $80 - 385

 1.0   Sleeps 4

Minimum Stay: 3-7 nights

Pool: Yes  Sq Ft: 0

Shared Pool

 Pet Friendly: No

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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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  • combination tub/shower
  • king
  • shower
  • sleep sofa /futon
  • toilet
  • tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • Dining
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Table
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Fenced Pool
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • flexible
  • recommended
  • Dining Room
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Stove
  • Pots and Pans
  • Central Air
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Ironing Board
  • 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
  • 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

Internet Access Available: Yes

Washer Dryer: Yes

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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Things To Do in Fort Walton Beach

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"Matt & Mary Height
We were very pleased with the condo. "
Sep 25, 2023 - Matthew H., Sterling Heights, MI

"Great view and location but could use some TLC
We have stayed at other properties at the El Matador, but this was our first stay at this condo. The location and view are amazing but this condo needs some updating and TLC. The floors and carpet were so dirty we had to wear shoes inside or our feet turned black. The ceiling fan in the living room was missing a blade and did not turn on. The bedroom was stuffy and did not seem to be getting enough air. When we brought all this up at check out we were told all this just happened before our arrival but no offer was made to compensate. Also little things like providing a box fan for the bedroom would go a long way. "
Aug 14, 2023 - , Harrison, AR

"Great Place to Stay!!
Everything was absolutely great! Very clean and nice place to stay."
Aug 07, 2023 - Mark F., Beaver, WV

"May 23 vaca
Wonderful "
Jun 12, 2023 - , Atlanta, GA

"Great condo and enjoyable trip!
Condo was perfect for our family trip! Had plenty of dishes, towels, and all the necessities! It was a bonus to find all the water toys, so my daughter was excited! Bedroom did get a little toasty compared to the rest of the condo, but overall, very welcoming and served our needs!! "
Aug 02, 2022 - , Denton, TX

"Private Area
Fantastic location, end of condo area, miles of raw beach to the west. Our unit needed some updating (mattress, deck door), but everything functioned fine. Nice pool, easy walk to beach. Easy check-in and out. Property was clean and maintained. Stewby's up the road was delicious, Publix Grocery store close by. Parlor Doughnuts very unique with great coffee."
Jul 29, 2022 - Louis M., Manhattan, KS

"Incredible view, great pool and fantastic beach access
Short version: would absolutely stay here again. View is unbelievable, pool is fantastic and the beach access is top notch. Fix door to balcony and get a new fridge and there wouldn’t be a better place to stay on the island. "
Jul 25, 2022 - , Lawrenceburg, IN

"Pretty Good Place
Overall pretty good, little chincy on the TP for the cost and a 7 day stay, living room ceiling fan doesn’t work, AC doesn’t come out very much in the bedroom, so get ready to be kinda warm when sleeping."
Jun 20, 2022 - , Lafayette, IN

"Weekend Get Away
This one bedroom condo is a perfect place for a weekend get away. Has a great view and was overall nice and was just what we needed. Chris and team at Alicia Hollis has always taken good care of us. Repeat customers for a reason. Highly recommend �� "
Jun 02, 2022 - Bobby & Melody L., Franklin, TN

"Great Stay on Fort Walton Beach
Condo was clean and fully stocked with kitchen utensils, linens, and towels. The view from the balcony was just as pictured and so serene. Being steps from the beach each day made it very easy for my family (including a 4 year old) to enjoy. We also enjoyed the pool which was cleaned every morning. Plenty of parking. Would absolutely stay in this rental again. "
Apr 09, 2022 - Jill W., Paducah, KY

"Wonderful stay!
Overall a nice condo! Need either a mattress topper or new mattress! Kitchen update was nice but had to buy a sheet pan and small fry pan and pot holders. Living room sofa when you sit on it the cushions go down into the sofa bed frame! Luv the view !"
Apr 04, 2022 - , Bellaire, MI

"Beautiful location
I recently moved to Fort Walton Beach and was looking for short term accommodations while establishing myself in the area. I was lucky enough to find a unit in building 3! Gulf view facing west. The unit was very clean and updated. I watched the sunset from the balcony every evening I could. There is nothing more relaxing and refreshing than to wake up to the sound and sight of the ocean with the wall of windows in the bedroom. The staff at Alicia Hollis Realty were also so very nice and polite. I highly recommend them. "
Feb 03, 2022 - Elizabeth J., Fort Walton Beach, Fl

"It was great ! We really liked the condo and love peacefulness.
Great every thing was ad described in the ad , your maintenance guy was very nice and helpful. "
Aug 24, 2021 - LINDA F., Cumming, GA

"Great vacation
Had a great time..would rent again "
Aug 04, 2021 - Kirk P., louiville, KY

This couldn’t have been better. The view was AMAZING. Lots of stuff nearby to eat and a nice property. The rental was clean and spacious. We loved it!"
Jun 29, 2021 - Laura G., Covington, LA

"El Matadorh
Enjoyable stay. Relaxing. "
Jun 28, 2021 - , Rocky Face, GA

"Spring Break 2021
We always enjoy our stays at El Matador. This time we had a nice stay, but the bed in our condo was very uncomfortable. I ended up sleeping on the couch which made for a long week of little sleep. The rest of the stay was great! "
Apr 05, 2021 - Mary G., Tomball, TX

"Wouldn’t recommend this place
Property smelled like fish—supervisor sent to clean out garbage disposal and that did take care of smell, however, they were aware of smell before we arrived and obviously didn’t address it. The unit was in need of a deep cleaning, repairs and maintenance (stained ceilings, baseboards were gross, carpet was gross, etc. Very dingy and outdated decor. Only one working elevator for entire week we were there. The grounds and pool appeared to be well kept and the BEACH is beautiful but I would never stay here again. We would have gone somewhere else but with pandemic and recent hurricanes nearby that was not an option. "
Oct 13, 2020 - , Lowell, AR

"El Matador 365
Very comfortable condo, great view"
Oct 30, 2019 - Robert w., louisville, Ky

"fall vacation
very comfortable clean room enjoyed very clean pool well maintained grounds , beach location couldn't have ben better "
Oct 17, 2019 - Marion W., Harriman, TN

"Needs updating
The room had some light bulbs burned out & outlets not working. Lamps over headboard in bedroom were loose. Outlet behind dresser in bedroom was falling out of the wall which could be a fire hazard. Very minimal dishes & amenities. No paper towels. No dishwashing liquid,etc. Room was just in need of updating & some repairs. Elevators were very slow, not & noisy."
Oct 15, 2019 - Robin S., Rome, GA

"Great view!
The room was nice with a great view of the gulf and pool. The air was nice and cool in every room but the bathroom. We brought a fan and that helped. We were not given any instructions about the location of the pools and the exercise room. When I booked the room online it stated there was a washer and I assumed it was in the room but it is not. You had to pay to wash and dry. There wasn’t a change machine so we had to get change elsewhere. The guard wasn’t always at the shack when we would come back in the evenings after dinner. The pool was always nice and clean. I would stay here again. "
Aug 30, 2019 - , Inman, SC

"Great place to stay with beautiful views.
Unit was exactly as described. We have stayed in the area many times, but not at El M. We enjoy traveling with our dog, but opted to stay her because of location. Although pets are not allowed by renters, there were several dogs on property by owners. Not complaining. As per one reviewer, no paper products other than the start up ones available. It's not a hotel and this is normal for a condo. We always carry supplies with us. There is a Publix and Walmart near by. All bedding and kitchen supplies were adequate. I do carry the basic items i might need to prepare meals for breakfast and lunch. There are great restaurants nearby. AJ's is a favorite. Making reservation and payment very easy. Alicia and staff were very professional. Check in and out, easy. One last word about the El M. property. It is secure and well maintained. Thanks to everyone for a great week. Hope to return. "
Jun 07, 2019 - Grace S., Anderson, SC

"Spring Break
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in Unit 365. The condo was clean and very comfortable. We enjoyed the wonderful view of the gulf from our balcony. I would highly recommend this resort to friends."
Apr 07, 2019 - Donna P., Cincinnati, OH

"Great view, condo needed work
Have been coming to El Matador for 38 years and this was one of the best views but the condo needed work. It was nice, but the carpet in the master was gross and in main room, a few things were broken, toilet over flowed the first day, no shelves in “pantry.” However the el matador us amazing, i got married there and had my reception there 4 years ago and wouldnt trade it! I also loved the colors the condo was painted! "
Jan 17, 2019 - Kathleen C., Conroe, Texas

"Beach Condo
Sep 20, 2018 - Ellen N., Saint Francisville, LA

"El Matador 365
* There was a lack of communication. Prior to our visit, I messaged and called several times with no response.

* I called the day of the visit, was not advised that pick up would be at a different location. All the other times I have booked through HomeAway, prior to the visit, information has been provided on check in and such, not this time.

* The lock in the bathroom and the sliding glass door does not work.

* The AC air flow in the bedroom is non-existent. Due to the sun setting on that side of the building, the bedroom gets really hot and could not feel the AC hardly at all while in the room.

* The bed is extra firm, which is not a bad thing if you prefer a firmer mattress, I do not.

* The TV was awesome! Loved having the option to watch Netflix and Amazon

* The location to the beach is great and the views were great!

We did have a great time on the beach and trying different places. "
Sep 17, 2018 - Corey P., Helotes, TX

"Softball/Family Vacation!
El Matador was an absolutely beautiful place to enjoy our week on Okaloosa Island!! Our condo was perfect and the view was breathtaking. We were here for a Nationals Softball tourney this year, we plan on returning next year withe all of the family! Thank you so much for a wonderful, relaxing time. "
Aug 03, 2018 - , Sallisaw, OK

"Back to Ft Walton
Had not been to the El Mat for about 10 yrs after going for 12 straight years. Buildings, grounds and pools still maintained well. Our unit, 365, didn't appear to have been updated for some time. Guess all you need is a place to lay your head. Elevators as old as the hills and move very slow but they were that way 10 years ago. Don't lock yourself out of your unit, 50 bucks to get back in. "
Jul 16, 2018 - Donald H., Collierville, TN

We had the best time at El Matador. This was our second time to stay and will definitely be back. Everyone is so great and easy to work with. "
Jul 09, 2018 - Magon K., Poyen, AR

"El Matador 365 vacation
Very pleased with every aspect of our experience. The unit was very clean, spotless kitchen that had everything we needed. Watched a pod of dolphins play in the ocean from our beach chairs. The staff was pleasant and courteous. I loved the family atmosphere. The pool is very nice and well maintained. Will definitely be coming back!!"
Jun 28, 2018 - Debbie P., Moulton, AL

"We love this place.....
We have been coming here for about 12 years, and love it here. The beaches are great, and the friends we've made while here are next to none. It's so good to see them again after the long summer months. We've always said, it's like having a baby - in nine months we'll see them again."
Apr 07, 2017 - Harold & Beth A., Rochester, MI

"October vacation
We have stayed at El Matador before. Love the location and all the amenities. The unit was clean, quiet, and has a great view. I would recommend replacing/updating kitchen plates and utensils. They were a little worn. Other than that great place for a vacation. "
Nov 09, 2016 - , loveland, OH

Oct 10, 2016 - Sam S., Marion, IL

"Great Anniversary stay
We stayed 3 nights for our anniversary and loved it. Great location minutes from shopping and away from the crowds. Condo was very spacious and the view was incredible. Very relaxing. Elevators were slow but there was no wait on the stairs! Would definitely stay again."
Aug 30, 2016 - Faliam M., Fayetteville, GA

"Nice week
We had a good time "
Jul 28, 2016 - Brooks Y., Spottsville, KY

"Great experience
Excellent condo,and awesome views of the beach and pool"
Jul 12, 2016 - Kevin & Leslie S., Fort Walton Beach, Florida

"365 review
Very nice unit. New living room furniture a plus. The TV is antiquated and needs to be replaced by a flat screen HD TV ( 42 inch TV or larger ). A new dining room set would be nice. Nice view and comfortable unit. Hoping to stay in unit for 3 weeks in 2016."
May 12, 2015 - Mike & Cyndee S., Bellaire, MI

"first class
everything was very nice"
Apr 13, 2015 - Carl R., Fairfield Glade, TN

"Our winter stay
Our stay at El Madator was a wonderful relaxing experience. We were treated with respect from Alicia Hollis and she was more than considerate of our husband and I have had difficulty in the past reserving a condo for one month however Alicia's reality business was more than happy to assist us without complaints or hassle. "
Mar 21, 2015 - charles and Vicki s., georgetown, Kentucky

"Nice condo, wonderful view. We really enjoyed ourselves!
The condo was overall quite nice. It's obvious that the owners are in the process of upgrading. The bathroom has been redone and the living room furniture is very new (and quite comfy. A+ to the recliner!). The kitchen could use a some updating and it feels a bit sparse. But it was sufficient for our needs. My family has used Alicia Hollis Realty to rent condos at the El Matador for close to 30 years and they are always wonderful."
Aug 18, 2014 - Melinda R., Trussville, AL

"Unit 365
As always, Alicia's staff were wonderful and friendly. However, the unit could use a serious facelift. It needs to be painted and generally spruced up. But El Matador is the best place to stay in Northeast Florida and we will continue to stay there!!"
Jun 14, 2014 - Teresa P., Nashville, TN

"El matador 365
Location was great, unit needed to be updated, furnishings were clean but old."
Apr 30, 2014 - Michael M., Chattanooga, TN

"The Reeves Vacation
That was our first visit to Florida so we were not sure what to expect but our trip far surpassed what we thought it would be. The rental unit was right on the beach, had beautiful sunrise and sunsets over the ocean. The condo had everything we needed so we had the option to stay there or go out for meals. It was like a home away from home. We plan on visiting again sometime."
Nov 19, 2013 - Theresa R., Muskogee, OK

"Can We Come Back
Wonderful and will see you next year!!! :)"
Oct 29, 2013 - Trudi D., Lex, KY

Everything was great! But...the owner does need to take a look at the sliding door out to the balcony. It is "very" difficult to open.
Thanks for everything...we'll be BACK!"
Aug 09, 2013 - , Benton Longhills Rd, AR

"Great Stay!!!
We have used Alicia J Hollis two times and we will the next time we go back!"
Jul 11, 2012 - Tabitha R. L., Randolph, MS

"El Matador - the best!!
We always stay at El Mat - we've been coming for 20 years now, at least twice a year. We love it and wouldn't stay anywhere else!!"
Jun 11, 2012 - Teresa P., Nashville, TN

"Just what I was looking for.
My sojourn at El Matador was great. Next time I will plan for a warmer time of year. Also would prefer building 4 facing west. Already talking with friends and family about 'next time'."
Apr 29, 2012 - , Hattisburg, MS

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