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Sun, Sugar Sand & Emerald Waters

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Okaloosa Island

The El Matador Condominium Beach Resort is a secluded condominium nestled between the beautiful white sand dunes and the sparkling Emerald Waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Ground floor unit and just a hop, skip and jump from the beach.

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!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2016


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Sun, Sugar Sand & Emerald Waters
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
Greenwood, Indiana

Great Updated Condo

  • 3 of 5

We were very happy with the fact that we were able to book this unit last minute. The unit suited all of our needs. It was nice that the unit was in one of the front buildings, which was beachfront and pool front. The unit was well appointed and had most things one would use on vacation. An initial roll of paper towels and more than one dish cloth and dish towel for the kitchen would have been helpful, as would adding a pizza pan and another frying pan. We were not happy, however, with the cleaning of the unit. The drain in the MBR shower was almost completely covered with hair and clogged on the inside. Even though we cleaned the outside of the drain ourselves, it would drain far better if the plate was removed and cleaned completely. There were multiple dishes that were put away in the cabinets and drawers without having been washed. This wasn't a case of them having been washed in the dishwasher and hard food that didn't come off still on them. There were several dishes and silverware that still had grease and food on them. The management company who is overseeing this unit needs to look into the matter of making sure that their cleaning person is doing their job. Even though it is the previous tenants responsibility to clean the dishes before they leave, the cleaning person should check to make sure it was done thoroughly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sad to leave!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved EVERYTHING about our stay on the Beach. The Room was Absolutely perfect for us & looked just like the pics. My husband and I both agreed that this is the first condo we have stayed in where we wanted to take the bed home (so comfy). We loved being ground floor, the pool was right outside our back door for the kids, and the ocean was steps away. The neighbors were friendly & the grill is conviently right by the pool. On top of all this Zack was Amazing to deal with. Out of all of our Travels, he has been by far the best at making sure everything was perfect. Thank you so much Zack. The Ledgerwoods.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This was a great condo! it was very nicely decorated and clean and had all of the amenities we needed. It included a good kitchen, a laundry room one floor up, comfortable bedrooms and nice bathrooms. It was a huge highlight of the trip to have a comfortable place to stay. We never had any problems with neighbors, crowding, or even finding a parking spot. The beach was clean and not overly full of people, which was perfect for our group.

The location is also great: it is just a short walk away from the water. El Matador is conveniently located between Destin and Fort Walton, making any destination (including the grocery store) easy to get to. We visited several restaurants such as Boshamps, the Crab Trap, Fuddpuckers, Shake's Frozen Custard, and other places. We also went to The Track, a go cart, mini golf, and arcade area. The Fort Walton side had many small shops we'd have loved to visit on a longer trip.

The owner is very helpful and easily reached. He was courteous and answered any concerns we had almost immediately. He is incredibly hospitable. It was a great stay, and this room contributed a lot to our enjoyment. We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing and fun vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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May 2015 Okaloosa Island

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here at El Matador. First floor walk out was very convenient getting to the pool and beach. Just far enough out of the way of Fort Walton and an easy drive to Destin. Owners were very responsive to any needs that came up. Truly a professional and friendly owner. Highly recommended by myself and my wife. Just stay away week of May16, 2016. Planning a return trip next Spring if everything works out.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £69
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Okaloosa Island in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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