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909 Santa Rosa Boulevard

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

Beachfront: Yes

Ocean View: Yes

Nightly Rates: $251 - 350

 2.0   Sleeps 6

Minimum Stay: 3-7 nights

Pool: Yes  Sq Ft: 0

Shared Pool

 Pet Friendly: No

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Free Activities are Included with your stay! As a Thank You for staying with us, you will receive complimentary admissions to popular activities and attractions, Everyday of your stay. Check Out -> /fun/ajh/. Only Valid for Short Term Rentals. Not available for Per Diem Stays, Guest of Owner Stays.

1 Free admission everyday to -> Shalimar Golf Course - Round of Golf, Big Kahuna’s Water Park - General Admission, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park - General Admission, Wild Willy’s Grand Prix The Gator: Adult Admission, Sea Blaster - Beach or Sunset Dolphin Cruise,
Sea Blaster - Snorkel Admission, Cruisin Tiki’s - Evening Sunset Cruise.

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
  • double
  • king
  • shower
  • sleep sofa /futon
  • toilet
  • tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • Dining
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Table
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Tennis
  • Fenced Pool
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • 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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens
  • High Speed Internet
  • Washer/Dryer On Site
  • 3 TV's
  • DVD Players
  • 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
  • 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
  • Close to Town
  • 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.

Nearby Activities in Fort Walton Beach

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Things To Do in Fort Walton Beach

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"First Time was a Great Time!!
The staff at the office set the tone for our family vacation. They were super friendly and welcoming!! The unit was clean, updated, beds were comfortable and all the essentials were provided to get you started. We own an Airbnb in our city so I look with a critical eye and found the unit exceptionally well done. The grounds were immaculate. Pools very clean. But the star of the show is the view—every window. The pictures do not do it justice!! Absolutely the best!! Cannot wait to come back!!!"
Apr 09, 2024 - , Greenwood, South Carolina

"Had a great time
rentals could not have been any better to us. Our unit could use a few updates. Mattress was awful, guest bathroom shower could use an update, closet door in master was broken, can opener not working. Well equipped. Very clean. Best view ever. We had a wonderful time!
Nov 15, 2023 - , Harriman, TN

"Room 459
We had the best week. We loved the condo and everyone was so nice! We had the most beautiful weather. "
Aug 07, 2023 - Taylor E., Trussville, AL

"Another Great Week
We love staying here. Its location allows a great sunrise as well as sunset. Close to grocery and restaurants. All people we talked to are very nice and respectful. Another Great Week spent with you guys!"
Jun 09, 2023 - John K., Lagrange, KY

"Relax and Enjoy!
This was the first time we rented through Hollis and we were very pleased with our stay. We would definitely use them again. Chris Ault was our contact and went out of her way to make sure our needs were met. Everyone in the Hollis office was friendly and reminded me of how customer service used to be.

The unit stayed in still needs some updating, but the location was fabulous! If there were a washer and dryer in the unit, it would have been perfect. Our thanks to the owners for sharing their condo with us. We would definitely stay there again. "
May 05, 2022 - , Whitehall, MI

"Ft Walton Beach condo
We have stayed at the El Matador for years. It is in the best location at the end of the beach."
Aug 02, 2021 - Michael B., Tulsa, OK

"June 2021
Loved the view! Security gate folks were extremely nice and helpful. Kitchen was well supplied. Unit could use a much needed update. Guest bed mattress sunk in the middle when you slept and the toilets were very low to the floor and towel racks were loose. Had to go buy batteries as the remotes didn't have any batteries in them. We will come back to stay at El Matador but will look for a more updated unit. "
Jun 23, 2021 - Jimmy T., Covington, GA

"Spring Brfeak
Disappointed in 2 days of concrete repair while we were in the condo"
Apr 19, 2021 - Kyle T., Bloomfield Hills, MI

"This view is everything
We loved the location of this property. All the way at the end of the beach. It was private, but still had every amenity we needed. The buildings themselves are a little dated, but it was great since it wasn't crowded because of the size of the property. The gate access is nice too, so it was easy to find parking. "
Apr 08, 2021 - , Kalida, OH

"El Matador 459
Enjoy the location of El Matador. Room was disappointing. Beds were super uncomfortable. Upon arrival the unit stank of fish and the floors were sticky. We requested a maintenance visit for a broken towel bar and maintenance never arrived. Disappointing and will not stay in this unit again. "
Aug 08, 2019 - Anita B., Tulsa, OK

We get multiple condos at El matador every year, the second week in July for about 40 years . The upkeep on this one is very good except there is no stove hood. We typically cook for the group (10)once or twice and this was fine. The lack of stove hood is long term going to stain the ceiling. Otherwise, place is great"
Aug 08, 2019 - , Cincinnati, OH

"Another Great January
We always enjoy our time at El Matador and especially unit 459. Well maintained condo with all the amenities required to make the stay like home. If there is ever a problem (we discovered a small leak under the kitchen sink) Alicia is quick to respond and correct the situation."
Feb 06, 2019 - William G or Elaine H J., Georgetown, KY

"Coastal Paradise!
I love spending halcyon days playing with my friends in surf, dining out or cooking out by the gulf, lap swims in the pool, and always the soothing sound of the surf. At the end of each day I retreat to my beautifully appointed condo for a great night's sleep in secure and lovely surroundings. "
Oct 18, 2018 - Sue G., Godfrey, IL

"Fourth time at El Matador......I will be back!
Jun 28, 2018 - , Granite City, Il

"Condo 459
View was fantastic. Condo needs updating ( new carpet, paint etc) overall good place to stay just needs updating. Property is safe and well kept outside. "
Jun 19, 2018 - , Dyersburg , Tn

"Building 4
Simply wonderful! The only problem was on two occasions over our two week stay the garbage chute got backed up and being right next to it the area smelled as garbage was coming out of the chute or left sitting next to the chute."
Apr 13, 2018 - , Brighton, Michigan

We have been renting condos at El Matador for 20 years. I was very disappointed in the condition of our condo this year. We pay a premium price to be in building four with a corner view #459. My family also had unit #469. Their condo was very nice and clean. When we arrived our unit was dirty. I called Chris and she sent the cleaning guys over. The only thing I had them do was clean the mustard off the panty door and wipe the spills off the kitchen floor. Even though there were other issues My family was ready to settle in for our vacation and they convinced me to let it go. Not only is the furniture old but the carpet is also old and was stained and dirty. You could see dirt and crumbs under the sofa. the kitchen cookware was old. the flatware was old and mismatched. The bathrooms were not clean and the toilet paper and shower caddies were very rusted. I feel like my vacation experience was not as good because of the condition of our condo. I would not rent this unit again. I have been told that going through El Matador is better than through a realtor. We will try something different next time. "
Aug 24, 2017 - Anita B., Tulsa, OK

"My happy place
Love it here!!"
Aug 05, 2017 - Jeff M., ATHENS, TENNESSEE

"Recent stay
This unit is in a perfect location on the 5th floor. The views are super,nothing but beach and water in 3 directions. The unit was fresh and the furnishings are in good shape however the tv in the master bedroom had some issues. I would(will) stay there again."
Jul 15, 2017 - Sam S., Marion, IL

"Awesome corner unit
One of the prime locations in El Matador and nicely secluded at end of Santa Rosa Blvd. "
Jun 28, 2017 - , New Richmond, WI

"Met all expectations and more!
Our family found this unit to be very comfortable and the location for beach view could not have been better! The kitchen has been updated but there was a trick to getting the dishwasher to start. Also the light switch in the hall needs checking. We were able to watch the Wednesday night fireworks from our balcony which was lovely. This was our second trip to El Matador and we will definitely come again."
Jun 27, 2017 - , Clarksville, TN

"May 2017
Very nice time! This has been our 10th year to El Matador and 3rd or 4th to unit 459. I would like to suggest the following regarding this unit. Sofa sleeper not comfortable, perhaps a new mattress. Sliding door very heavy to open/close. Outside furniture is old, could use an update. Ceiling fans would be a welcome addition to the bedrooms."
Jun 10, 2017 - Rebecca M., Cincinnati, OH

"Sunrise and sunset
Wonderful end unit. Watch the sunrise and sunset right from your balcony. "
Mar 20, 2017 - Diane D., Madison, WI

Beautiful view.
Bed spreads, carpet, paint,front door........ dust upon dust......
Alicia is the best this Condo does not represent her qualities.
Steve Allen"
Jan 31, 2017 - Steve A., Alpine, AL

"Anniversary stay-great unit
Wonderful corner unit, great views! "
Jun 24, 2016 - Barbara E., Indianapolis, IN

The unit is very clean and comfortable. We truly enjoy the panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico.
We are very pleased with the four balcony chairs and the fact that the pull out sofa has beeen repaired. The kitchen is very nice and well equipped.
As mentioned last year, the beauty of this unit could be enhanced by a fresh coat of paint on the base boards, door frames and most of the doors. The shag carpeting may need to be steam cleaned ...especially the entrance runner. For us seniors, we would appreciate a few comfortable recliners in the living room. The one that is here is difficult for us to get in and out of and it may either need to be repaired or replaced for tenant's comfort and safety. Otherwise, we are very satisfied with our stay and look forward to coming back next year."
May 30, 2016 - Albert R., Equinunk, PA

"July 18th-25th
The living room and kitchen was clean but the furniture was outdated and in bad condition and the furniture in the second bedroom was falling apart. The second bedroom was also very dirty. There was dirt in the corners of the room and the legs of the dresser were so loose that we were afraid to use the dresser. I wanted to sit and cry when I walked in. Not how we wanted to start our first vacation in over 18 months. There was also mold in the corners of the shower in the second bathroom. The outlets in the living room (close to the patio door)does not work also. The view was the only thing that this condo had going for it. So we just took it in stride and used the balcony a lot. Please work on this condo....the view is extraordinary and it could bring a lot of joy to others!! The Master also had its problems but was cleaner than the second bedroom. "
May 30, 2016 - Lisa B., Dexter, MO

"This unit could use some updating...
We love El Matador, and wouldn't stay anywhere else. The new kitchen is great, but the rest of the unit needs updating, especially considering the recent price increase. The furniture is not comfortable, and the decor is tired. Regarding the staff, Chris was extremely helpful when we desperately needed to extend our stay a day."
May 30, 2016 - Hank K., Olmsted Falls, OH

"review of El Matador 459
Main door lock was very difficult to open/close, and you could tell where it had previously been pried open and not fixed- safety issue. Mold on main window curtains. Electrical outlets falling out of the wall- huge safety issue!!!! Furniture was old but serviceable. Was disappointed in room, but view was good. Would not recommend this unit to anyone. We paid premium dollars,and, for the most part, and received an unclean unit with safety issues."
May 30, 2016 - Leslie M., Tuscaloosa, Alabama

"El Matador is the perfect "day at the beach".
This was our 4th year at El Matador for the month of October and condo 459 is our favorite. Hoping we can continue to rent it for the coming years. "
Nov 30, 2015 - Don & Judy W., Eclectic, AL

Nov 02, 2015 - Lisa H., Cincinatti, OH

"Vacation 2015
We've stayed in this room many a time on our stays in Ft. Walton. For the past 30 years our family has stayed here at the El Matador & room 459 is among our favorites. I must say though this condo could use some updating. The electrical sockets would barely keep our devices plugged in. I know they updated the kitchen a few years ago & we loved it, but the rest of the rooms could use some updating. The only other complaint has to do with beach chairs & umbrella that used to be included & now we've found that we have to pay extra. We ended up buying a canopy & chairs because of the expense. The room price increased significantly as well. We still love the El Matador but will take these things in considering our next vacation..."
Nov 02, 2015 - Randy & Susan H., Decatur, Alabama

"Florida Getaway
The location of the property was perfect. The inside of the condo was clean some area are a little outdated. The Kitchen was beautiful. The front door lock was weak and falling apart needs to be fixed. "
Dec 15, 2014 - Jody P., Sulphur Springs, Texas

"Vacation 2014 El Matador 459/Gulf Front/Corner unit
I think one word TO describe the condo, the easy check in/out, the friendliness of the staff at the Realty, the cleanliness of the Condo, the beautiful view, the quiet area...one word..AMAZING! One of our best vacations yet, and we stayed from a recommendation of a very close friend. I would have never found this gem. I would like to thank Reality for making this the best vacation ever. We plan on staying here two weeks next year, and in hopes of actually purchasing one of these units in the next couple of years. "
Jul 07, 2014 - , Cypress, TX

"El Madator / Hollis Realtor
Awful stay stay at the El Madator in Fort Walton Beach. Hollis Realtors mis represented the property - Bed configuration we not correct, the room was very dirty, furniture as well dirty and out dated, door lock broke, mold in bathrooms and around windows. Unfortunately Hollis Realtors did nothing to clean or correct the problems. "
May 08, 2014 - , Royal Oaks, MI

"Nice location, poor condition
We are quite disappointed in our recent stay. We stay in this unit every year, and are getting tired of waiting for improvements. Kitchen is beautiful, the rest needs a lot of cleaning and updating. Improvements are schedled before our next visit, if they are not done, we will have to decide if we really want to continue renting this unit.
All blinds in need of replacing, carpets need replaced, old grasscloth needs to go,the whole unit needs painted, and some furniture needs replaced."
Apr 29, 2014 - David C or Janice S., Springhill, FL

"Great Location But -
However, The furniture in the living area isn't very comfortable. If you plan to spend all of your time on the beach, then it's fine. Otherwise, choose another condo. The rest of the condo and experience was excellent. "
Sep 17, 2013 - , Birmingham, al

"VACA 2012
Everything was great with the exception of the internet. There was suppose to be internet access & the modem was not even plugged up nor was there a power supply with it...
Aug 09, 2013 - Randy & Susan H., Dercatur, AL

"Unit 459
Wi-Fi needs to be connected in this unit, this was very inconvenient. Otherwise, the newly remodeled unit was beautiful."
Jun 10, 2013 - Angela D., New Iberia, LA

"The perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun.
This is our time for family and friends. We come for a reunion and to see our kids, who live in the area, every year. The rental is on the end of the island, where it has a beautiful view of the white sand and emerald green water. So relaxing."
Mar 19, 2013 - Al C., Wichita Falls, TX

1. guest bedroom window needs a blackout drape to block the outdoor light
2. need 3 flat screen televisions (living room and both bedrooms)
3. need code to use the wireless router
4. sofa was extremely uncomfortable"
Jul 26, 2012 - Jack & Linda S., Monroe, OH

"We WILL be back :)
Our stay at El Matdor is alway GREAT! We love the location and the Ft. Walton area. We will be back in Setember!!"
May 29, 2012 - , Columbia, TN

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