Gulf Front Building and Ground Floor - Two Bedroom, Very

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909 Santa Rosa Boulevard

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

Beachfront: Yes

Ocean View: Yes

Nightly Rates: $175 - 350

 2.0   Sleeps 6

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.

Rate Types: N - Nightly, W - Weekly, We - Weekend, Mw - Midweek, M - Monthly
FromToTypeLow Per
Day Rate
High Per
Day Rate
11/1/222/28/23N$175$1753Any Day
11/1/222/28/23W$171$1717Any Day
11/1/222/28/23Mw$175$1753Any Day
3/1/233/31/23N$285$2853Any Day
3/1/233/31/23W$229$2297Any Day
3/1/233/31/23M$232$23230Any Day
3/1/233/31/23Mw$285$2853Any Day
4/1/235/19/23N$350$3503Any Day
4/1/235/19/23W$300$3007Any Day
4/1/235/19/23Mw$350$3503Any Day
8/14/2310/31/23N$250$2503Any Day
8/14/2310/31/23W$229$2297Any Day
8/14/2310/31/23Mw$250$2503Any Day
11/1/232/29/24N$175$1753Any Day
11/1/232/29/24W$171$1717Any Day
11/1/232/29/24Mw$175$1753Any Day

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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
  • VCR
  • 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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"Great condo
Been coming to Elmatador for 40+ years. This one is great and the two walk in showers make it super for older people"
Aug 08, 2022 - , Cincinnati, OH

I rented Unit 413 to be used by more guests than I could accommodate in my unit."
Jun 06, 2022 - , Montgomery, AL

"Winter Vacation
The original unit I reserved has bed bugs and we had to relocate to another unit that was not comparable to the original unit reserved. Have not gotten the $$$ worked out at this time so that may be another negative."
Jan 03, 2022 - Dixie N., Glasgow, KY

"Gulf Front
Love El Matador complex - have been coming to the area for years.

The unit; although nice, needed some minor tending - outside doorwalls were very dirty - had to clean them so we could see out. Doorwall in living room did not have a functioning lock. Mattress in sleeper sofa most definitely needs replacement. Unit for 6
had five dinner forks.

Other than these few minor complaints we had a wonderful time and plan on returning next spring."
Apr 12, 2021 - , Auburn Hills, MI

"Fall Break
We love El Matador & this condo was perfect for our week. Conveniently located on the first floor & close to pool & beach."
Oct 27, 2020 - , Germantown, TN

"2018 Vacation
Another great vacation. This is our third year in Unit 413 and our fourth year at El Matador. Love the place. The condo is great with all amenities needed. Grounds are kept beautiful. Great family place. Definitely will be back next year."
Jun 28, 2018 - Nancy S., Louisville, KY

"Birthday getaway!
Jun 19, 2018 - Bill & Teresa M., LeRoy, IL

"Family Spring Break
Very nice complex. Steps to the beach, nice pools. One was heated which was great! Utilized the fitness room often. Property was very well maintained, guards at gate super friendly. Loved the beach chair and kayak rental. Condo was very clean and had everything we needed. Recommend a new coffee pot, the one in unit is extremely slow to brew. Also need metal spatulas for grill. "
Apr 13, 2018 - Amy S., Springboro, OH

"Double rent
Sliding glass windows in the living area and bedroom would not open and became a safety hazard for fear they might fall from frame. Furniture was old and uncomfortable so I rented a recliner. Rented another unit 10 days into the month thus paying double therefore we shall not be returning. Weather was terrible but snowbirds were great."
Mar 05, 2018 - John C., Crossville, TN

"Best getaway my family and I have had in a long time!!!
What a great place to bring your family. Friendly staff, clean condo, great amentities! Amazing location- central for resteraunts off all kinds, convienience stores are in close proximity, while the condo remains up to date and uncrowned. My family and I will definitely be going back and making this a family tradition! I HIGHLY recommend this property :)"
Aug 14, 2017 - , Heath, OH

"Great, updated condo
Easy to book, very nice & updated condo. Enjoyed our experience. Will return."
Apr 18, 2017 - Allyson B., Spartanburg, SC

"A so so property
We have stayed numerous times at El Matador and have always had a good experience. However, this time Unit 413 the was not as well appointed as others we have stayed in. For example, the beds were not comfortable and the sofa bed was broken. We also rented Unit 417 for my son's family which was way out of date and was not very clean upon arrival.

We were told there would be a heated pool which was not true. Or, the pool was not heated to the degree it needed to be for comfort.

The dryer on 1st floor was broken and it was not repaired the entire time we were there. We had to hoist washed clothes to the 2nd floor to use the dryer.

Of course, the amenities of the entire property were good. We always enjoy the easy access to the beach and the security of the of the grounds. The staff was friendly and the grounds were kept clean.

We return to the property a couple of times a year, and we will probably do so again. The restaurants in Ft Walton and Destin are wonderful. We particularly enjoy the Magnolia Grill, Bayou Bill's, and Bochamps. We also make a trip to Sexton Sea Food to purchase fresh catches and grill out. The property is great for that.

I would recommend El Matador, but we were disappointed with the two units, and I doubt I would recommend these two units (413 and 417)."
Apr 09, 2016 - Thomas S., Oak Ridge, TN

"Review of 413 El Matador, 28-29 August
Nice experience overall. Perfect condo for those who do not want to carry luggage a long distance, because I could drive car to within ten feet of door. No view of ocean however. Very adequate condo, but several smaller things could have been improved. No coffee filters available, no Kleenex and no paper towels, so we went out and bought them. Main room furniture dirty. Sign on the end table had instructions for renters to strip beds and take out garbage and wash dishes, more reminiscent requirements of a friends condo I stay in for free rather than one which cost well over $600 for two days, which I thought included a cleaning fee."
Sep 09, 2015 - Thomas S., Warner Robins, GA

"great vacation
We have been b staying here at el matador for nine years. We live it! The location is great! Its nice, quite, friendly staff. The only complaint i have this visit is the cleaning crew left behind a dirty clothes basket full of towels in our room which began to smell after a few days, we just moved tgem out outside. The room was a little dusty. Overall no big deal woukd definitely stay again! "
Jun 23, 2015 - Victoria S., Gainsville, GA

Great Property! Weather was great, location was great, room was great! Highly recommended. Will stay again."
May 26, 2015 - Craig A., Kimberling City, MO

"A real jewel!
This condo is just steps away from the pool and the beach. Lots of green space for children to play in the grass just off the patio. Very convenient for loading and unloading into the condo. Semi-private beach makes it the best location in Ft Walton Beach."
Apr 20, 2015 - , Slidell, LA

"El Matador 413
We have been vacationing at El Matador for years and this is one of my favorite units so far. It had everything we needed. My only suggestion would be to get a new vacuum. The one in the unit did not work and it would have been helpful for cleaning the tile floors mid week. But other than that it was a fantastic condo!"
Jul 28, 2014 - Colleen H.

We had a great time."
Jul 12, 2014 - Chad M., Broussard, LA

Very good except for the lack of communication about an item left in the condo and getting it returned by mail."
Mar 18, 2014 - Gerry D., Tigerville, TN

"Trash Pick up
The trash bin was overflowing several days and there was litter on the grounds that I picked up (poolside) on several occasions. Sliding doors need oil?"
Aug 09, 2013 - Diana B., Gurdon, AR

"Great Location. Bottom Floor is awesome!!
We love the almost empty beach. Not crowded at all. "
Jul 02, 2013 - Tom C., MN, TN

"Really Enjoyable !
We enjoyed our stay as always at the El Matador. We met a great couple that stayed next door with children(that made my grandson happy). We will be back again next year !"
Jun 19, 2013 - , MUNFORD, AL

"Great Family Vacation Site
We really enjoyed our time at El Matador in condo 413. It was one of the nicer units we have stayed in. I have booked it again for next year. We love the location and the grounds around the condos. We had a minor problem with the refridgerator and the realtor saw to it immediately. We also had some of our friends book a condo at El Matador for the first time and they are going to book again for next summer. We enjoyed watching two beach weddings and the weather overall was great. The only thing that we could have asked for was that the beach would have gotten cleaned up after seaweed got washed up after a summer storm, but we know that the realtor isn't responsible for the effects of the weather. We really appreciate the complimentary umbrella and two chairs that come with the condo rental. Thanks for a wonderful, enjoyable vacation. We look forward with anticipation to next July when we'll be back with several other families who have booked at El Matador also. We have been to Destin beaches, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Sanibel Island, Biloxi, and other beaches, but the El Matador has been our favorite place to vacation for the past eight years. "
Aug 29, 2012 - Jerry or Marion L., Kaplan, LA

"Great Vacation
It was nice.The sliding door was really hard to open and close. Men came in to work on air conditioner and used the bath towels to clean up the floor and got them really dirty. The unit did not have a hair dryer and most units are equipped with hair dryer. Overall it was a nice unit. I would stay here again."
Aug 14, 2012 - Amy & James S., Clayton, AL

"Great quality service for many years and years to come!!
I have used AJ Hollis for many years. We are always satisfied with their service! We always stay at El Matador and have enjoyed every vacation! There has never been a problem with our rooms and we have never had any complaints. I always recommend using AJ Hollis to my friends and family. Our family appreciates the service and quality of our time spent at Ell Matador! "
Jul 12, 2012 - Leigh C., Cornith, MS

"El Matador 413
We have been staying at El Matador for 5 years and feel this was a great condo. It has anything you need. There were a couple of problems upon arrival, (air conditioner, dishwasher) however they were addressed right away. I would definately rent thru AJ Hollis again and stay in this condo."
Apr 09, 2012 - , Greenwood, IN

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