El Matador 418 Ground Floor Pool Front Beach Front

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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
  • Linens
  • Ironing Board
  • High Speed Internet
  • Washer/Dryer On Site
  • 3 TV's
  • DVD Players
  • Recliner
  • 3 flat screen tv's
  • phone
  • No Smoking
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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"Condo 418
I’ll just start off by saying you can’t beat the location of the condo in the complex. It’s on the ground floor right between the pool and beach access plus you can see the beautiful gulf right from the patio. The one down fall of this condo however, is the parking. All the spots in front of the condo are all handicapped. So, the only option for parking is parallel parking against a fenced wall, or parking out in the parking lot which makes it difficult when bringing luggage, groceries, etc... in and out. The complex itself is definitely older, and this particular condo needs some updating. However, it was perfect for our family of 4 with plenty of space. The master bedroom/bathroom was great, and the pillows were amazing. However, the mattress could use an update. Overall a good place to stay and is out of the main hustle and bustle of the busy traffic as it is the last complex on Santa Rosa Blvd. We would definitely stay here again. "
Oct 03, 2022 - Laurin W., Purvis, MS

"2022 Florida Vacation
Have always gone through Alicia Hollis. Always a good experience. Chris who works for Hollis is the individual I always speak with. She is very professional and helpful.

Sep 29, 2022 - , Marion, IL

"It was as expected
It was as expected. Not a luxury place but was what we expected. If you are warned that their is a possibility for construction/repairs on your building then I recommend not booking. The men were literally right outside our door all day/everyday. Drilling/hammering or doing whatever, plus a big lift parked right there. We couldn’t use the patio area, everything outside was dusty and they workers were there. "
Apr 11, 2022 - Deborah C., Richmond, KY

"Unit #418 El Matador
Great Unit Location.. but that's where it ends! The unit is in dire need of a total renovation (paint, woodwork, doors and overall decor need to be udated). The bathrooms are small and very dated with old short commodes, old tubs and very little sink area. The master bedroom needs to have the carpet replaced badly! The kitchen is workable, but it would be a lot nicer if it was opened up. A smaller dining room table would be nice, and new artwork is definitely needed... the metal wall hanging and tabletop figures need to go.
The worst part of my stay was that I had work being done outside the condo for the full 2 months I was here and could not use my patio and had to leave the premises most days because of the construction noise, which was unbearable!"
Mar 22, 2022 - Gerry M., Kaleva, MI

"El Matrador fall break 2021
Overall a great place to stay "
Oct 19, 2021 - Jeffrey W., Clarksville, Tn

"Little slice of heaven
Our stay at El Matador was wonderful! The unit is older and could use some updates but the location makes up for any flaws it might have. Direct ocean view and probably 15 steps to the small boardwalk that leads you to a very private beach and the pool is the same amount of steps in the other direction. The town itself is an older beach town with wonderful restaurants and a slower pace. Destin is a ten minute drive if you want a busier beach town. We have already booked our trip for next year"
Sep 20, 2021 - Jenifer D., Bentonville, AR

"Graduation Get Away!
We had an excellent time and enjoyed the stay immensly. The view from the condo was fantastic and it was nice to be so close to the beach that you could walk back in minutes for whatever reason. Met lots of nice people, played in the sun, and had a relaxing vacation."
Jun 15, 2021 - , St. Louis, Mo

"2021 Vacation.
The Condo was great. Our views were great. And a huge thank you for your help in getting us into a place after VACASA screwed us out of our rental with 3 days notice. We will definitely be back."
Jun 01, 2021 - Scott A., Roanoke, IN

"First time to Fort Walton Beach
The Condo at the matador was very convenient. Great access to the beach and good for our small children. The kitchen had everything we needed and the bedrooms met out needs. "
Mar 21, 2021 - Leah K., Houston, TX

"Great beach vacation spot
Perfect location-very close to the beach and somewhat private. Highly recommended."
Aug 24, 2019 - , Gainesville, GA

"Great location for young kids
We have been going to ElMatador for decades, the grandkids love the grounds for playing ball, swimming etc."
Aug 23, 2019 - Gary & Jane H., Cincinnati, OH

Great location. Great time. Great for the kids. Would highly recommend. We will be back again. "
Aug 22, 2019 - , Belle Chaise, LA

"Great location
We love El Mat as my family calls it. We love the location, how close it is to the beach and water, fewer amount of people on the beach and at the end of the row of condos so plenty of open beach to explore. I really wish washer and dryer units were in each condo. This would be the absolute perfect place if so! The next best thing is to have a laundry facility for FREE on the property rather than charge $1.50 a load per washer and dryer... most other condos have a washer and dryer in the unit. With a family of 5, laundry piles up quickly. "
Aug 21, 2019 - , Mcloud , Ok

"Beach trip
We had a very nice stay. The condo is clean and in an excellent location to enjoy El Matador and the beach."
Aug 12, 2019 - James S., Clayton, AL

"Annual El Matador family vacation
Another wonderful family vacation! Our ground floor unit was in perfect shape and very clean. Hollis Realty was on top of things throughout the 6 months from when we had reserved the unit until our vacation ended. Will gladly work with Hollis again!"
Aug 08, 2019 - Phillip G., Maumelle, Ar

"El Matador 418
Great location! Unfortunately very dated and original master bath. Also, when pulling out the hideaway bed in the living room, there were several dead cockroaches under the couch. Needless to say we cut our vacation short. We brought it to the attention of the managing realtor and have not heard back. Will not be renting 418 again."
Apr 22, 2019 - , Beverly hills, MI

"My winter break !
We had a great winter vacation the month of March 2019 at the El Matador."
Apr 15, 2019 - Terry M., Peoria, IL

"Prime location but needs some TLC
Let me start by saying my husband has been coming to the El Matador for about 30 years now and it’s like home. We absolutely love it. This particular unit had several, albeit dead, roaches laying around when we arrived. And the carpet had clearly not been vacuumed in the master bedroom. No, we did not call the rental company as it was late at night when we arrived and we just wanted to go to sleep. The bathrooms have a few soft spots in the walls and the tub in the master bath was dingy and needs to be replaced badly. The kitchen is lacking in supplies. There were no steak knives at all and none of the baking dishes had a matching lid. This location is wonderful and we had a great week but the unit needs a little TLC. "
Oct 17, 2018 - , Germantown, TN

"Great stay as usual!
We have been staying at the ElMatdor for thirty five years. Have always rented with Alicia Hollis. This was a great two weeks as usual!"
Jul 12, 2018 - Madolyn S., Greenwood, MS

"Unit 418
The unit could use some attention - a little love and care. Extremely dark in the guest bedroom and a little short on cookware."
Jul 10, 2018 -

"Great Location but Cockroaches in the Condo
The location of the condo was great. There is a serious cockroach problem though. We ended up leaving early because of the cockroaches. It is totally unacceptable to me.Hopefully they get it under control. Some of the other items in the condo were a little "tired" and needed updating but nothing you can't work with. "
May 22, 2018 - , Elberfeld, IN

"Vacation 2017 #418 😀
We have been coming to Elmatador for several years and have stayed in 418 for the last 3 years . Wonderful location and love being on the ground floor just a few steps to the pool and beach . Love this room !!"
Jun 16, 2017 - Karen P., Chattanooga, Tennessee

"Great Location
Ground floor unit is very easy to get to the gazebo and beach. With the grassy area just outside your door it extends your patio especially with children. We have stayed in this unit several times and enjoy the location, but the unit needs updates."
Apr 03, 2017 - , Fishers, IN

"4th generation vacatiton
we have been staying at el matadoor quite often for around 40 years "
May 31, 2016 - Vern M., St. Louis, MO

"Beach Getaway
Everything was great we love staying at these condos. My only issue was there were a lot of dishes, some pots, glasses etc. that were put away dirty and needed to be washed prior to using them. Other than that the condo was clean and sufficiently appointed. "
Sep 09, 2015 - Mark P., Trussville, Alabama

"Great location.
Our family enjoyed being so close to the beach and the pool. Just out the door and a few steps to the beach. The condo was nice; however, would have liked a more spacious master bathroom. The shower doors in both bathrooms were off the track and hard to manage and some of the slats were off the blinds on the sliding door. We still had a great time and would stay in this condo again because of the great location. Condo was clean and AC worked well. "
Sep 09, 2015 - , Murfreesboro, TN

As someone who's been coming to El Matador since he was a kid, the place still doesn't disappoint!! And most importantly, the family loves it too!!

The only complaint we had was with the lack of cleanliness with the unit, particularly the floors. We didn't mind the tile, and given it's a first floor unit, that's expected. But additional care needs to be given to tile floors. They were quite dirty and the amount of old food, etc. under the furniture (especially the couch) was quite disgusting!! Also, the blinds, particularly in the family room, were in serious dis-repair and need replacing!"
Sep 05, 2015 - Robert M., Yorktown, VA

"Billy matthews
Dusty, shower in the master bedroom did not work"
Aug 10, 2015 - Billy G M., Youngsville, LA

"418 El Matador
Love being so close to the beach. Interior had some deferred maintenance and needed some updating. Blinds need to be replaced. One of my favorite things is to open the blinds in the morning and look at the oceans, but these were a piece of junk. TVs were very nice. Kitchen utensils stocked well. I would rent this unit again, mainly for the view."
Jul 03, 2015 - Jeremy D., Cummings, GA

"418 El Matador
Great condo! I will request this one next time. The view of the Ocean from on the couch is not good due to being on the ground floor but the accessibility is worth the trade. Alicia J Hollis is the best agency I have ever dealt with in the property management. "
Jun 15, 2015 - , Flintville, TN

"Fort Walton trip
Great place to stay. Will definitely try to book it again"
Jun 10, 2015 - Ron B., Harrisburg, IL

"Do not know what is wanted in this blank.
We had a wonderful month. Will certainly consider contacting you again next year. "
Mar 21, 2015 - Karen & Jack K., Burnsville, MN

"vacation october, 2014
I have rented numerous times with ajh, but no doube this was an awful experience. the unit had wet carpet and issues had not been resolved before i got there. had to be moved to another unit which was not with ajh. wonderful time after that. love the el matador."
Nov 25, 2014 - Beth W., Stockbridge, GA

"El Matador Aug 2014
Have stayed at El Matador many times.....first time we have had a bug problem.
Large roaches...property needs some attention."
Sep 24, 2014 - David L., Pataskala, Ohio

"Unit 418
Always a good time at El Matador!"
May 07, 2014 - , Brighton, Michigan

"A fun experience
Loved the location. Condo needs some repairs and updating. Enjoyed the group activities, and would have liked more of them. Everyone was very friendly!"
Mar 11, 2014 - , Appel Valley, MN

Gorgeous view, great condo and a wonderful rental experience with Hollis Realty and Chris our agent."
Sep 23, 2013 - , Wexford, PA

"great vac @ ElMatador
Aug 30, 2013 - Martha R., Chattanooga, Tn.

"all good
My family have been coming to Fort Walton for over 50 years, we have stayed at El Matadore for about 20 years.

Room 418 is fine, the back door does not slide very well and both toilets need new valves"
Aug 10, 2013 - , Cincinnati, OH

"Condo 418
Furiture was old and very uncomeaful and to large for the condo."
Aug 10, 2013 - Edward M., Collinsville, IL

We had a great time! We had to sit inside a lot due to the colder weather. But we still had so much fun though. I was worried about cleaning the sand up everywhere because of it being on the ground floor we would just drag the sand right in with us. But we loved how close it was to the beach so that made up for the sand! SO MUCH FUN! "
Aug 10, 2013 - Will V., Arab, Alabama

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