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Gorgeous Ocean View with a Reasonable Price!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Fort Walton Beach

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


1 Sleeper sofa



1 King Bed

High Speed INET



1 Bedroom

Sleeps 4

1 Baths

At El Matador, people love the expansive beach for long walks, sunbathing and plenty of swimming. Beach service is available with lounge chairs and umbrellas awaiting on the sands. In addition to the beautiful Gulf beaches, there are two swimming pools (one heated), tennis courts and basketball courts, all within the gated and monitored community.

My unit is on the fifth floor with a beautiful view of the ocean/beach from the balcony. There are many amenities within the complex such as game room, sauna, and picnic tables near the BBQ and at the pools. There are pristine beaches for 17 miles to the west - plenty of room for everyone. But.... we're only minutes away from recreational beach activities like parasailing, wave runners, deep sea fishing, shopping and marine life park.

The unit is beautifully decorated with bright beachy colors. There is sleeping room for 4. From the balcony one can view the ocean and from the front of the unit one can view the undeveloped white pristine sands which goes on for miles. The sound with its boating traffic may be seen from the front of the unit. The unit has internet and cable for your enjoyment. There are laundry facilities within the building.

Come and enjoy the beach at a complex that is beautifully landscaped and offers many amenities.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 September, 2016
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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Gorgeous Ocean View with a Reasonable Price!
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

Breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

El Matador is a hidden gem. You are just steps away from the beautiful Emerald Coast. There is a military base to the right, so you have miles of beach with absolutely nothing manmade to walk, swim, shell hunt, and fish. From this condo, you have an amazing view from the balcony of the beach/ocean and from the front door, you can see the bay. My mom and I had a fantastic time and would love to stay in this condo again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Was a great trip. The entire El Matador property is pristine and the condo was perfect! Absolutely beautiful view of the Gulf from the balcony. Very convenient to grocery and plenty of great restaurants! One little glitch with the internet but that was taken care of immediately. The short story: Perfect Condo, Perfect Property, Perfect Staff. Thank you for a great trip! Mike and Lori

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Older condos but well kept

  • 3 of 5

As stated... excellent view and no problem finding a spot on the beach even during the week of July 4.

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great deal, nice view, unit needs updating

  • 3 of 5

The El Matador is a kind of cool/kitchy 60s/70s type property that is well maintained albeit an older structure. There is a lot of open grass space for kids to run around and families grilling out, which made it nice and homey. The condo is in a good location and has a lovely view. I've heard many of the condos here are updated and well-maintained. This was not really one of those. These are individually owned, so it is hit or miss on individual units. This one was OK for the price, so we can't complain with the deal we got. However, I would say if you are looking for a place with all if the little touches that make it feel nice, you may want to look at another unit. It was clean enough, but not aesthetically appealing and would be much nicer with some updates and replacements. The fridge was rusty on the outside, there was a broken drawer in the kitchen, the bed skirt had a big rip, the shower curtain rod was old and grubby, no water pressure in shower, and the knob on the bath cabinets would come off in my hand. These are little things, but annoying and easily fixed. The decor, appliances, and light fixtures are also very dated and could use some sprucing up. So, overall, a good bang for the buck but has way more potential and needs some love and care invested.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful condo with everything you need in the best location on Fort Walton.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 weeks from 19Th July 2015, what a wonderful location, right at the end of the row of condo's just before the Eglin military access rd, so quiet! wonderful views great big balcony for grilling and enjoying the view of the Gulf, there is also an amazing view of the gulf an sound from the back of the condo. The condo is comfortable, clean and well equipped. i must say there was only one other review on this apartment, that wasn't very good? Having stayed here, i totally feel those people have been picky, as there is nothing to fault about the place, also there is a guest book and everyone in it had, had a wonderful time. The pictures don't do it justice, it really is comfortable with large kitchen, 2 tv's, balcony with lovely view, large comfy bed.

i must say Bess the owner is also wonderful to deal with and we had a problem with the air conditioning she was onto it straight away and we needed a new system whilst we was there she arranged a temporay unit to make sure we was comfortable as it was hot July, she is also wonderful to deal with and answers all your questions same or next day.

the kitchen has dishwasher, cooker, fridge/freezer, coofee maker, toaster etc etc.

You will not be disappointed with this condo, it's safe, quiet, and in one of the best fishing spots on Fort Walton Beach. Minutes from all the local food, and activities stunning beach and secure complex.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy 1 bedroom condo with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed your condo at the beach on Okaloosa Island. It was the perfect little getaway for us. We had all the conveniences of home right there at the beach. It was a very reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Fort Walton Beach, North West Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

cleaning & transaction £106 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £204
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Fort Walton Beach in Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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