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El Matador Resort--Tranquil & Pristine, Fort Walton Beach, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Okaloosa Island Properties, Fort Walton Beach Vacation Rental Condo

  •  610-442-0174
    10:00 am - 01:00 pm
    Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00)
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Last Updated: 09/28/2020

no service fees


El Matador Resort, Okaloosa Island, Unit 162

Our unit is just steps away from the sand with no streets to cross. Two elevators are available and there is a washer and dryer on each floor of the building. A grill is also provided at each of the five buildings and swimming pools.

Our condo unit is unique with its direct views of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound from this top sixth-floor unit! As you enter our condo, you will be awestruck with the beauty of the Gulf waters through the sliding glass doors to the terrace in front of you. And, the kitchen window looks out to the boats floating on the Santa Rosa Sound. All windows in the condo provide stunning view of water!

The condo is located in a very spacious resort. El Matador is a gated community with 24-hour security. The guards are visible and located directly across from our building. The resort sits on 13 acres of land at the end of a row of condos and adjacent to 17-miles of uninhabited beach. There are two swimming pools on the property; two hot tubs and a fitness center overlooking the outdoor pool.

We know you will enjoy our coastal decor and furnishings and countless amenities provided for your vacation stay including beach chairs, umbrella and sand toys in our balcony closet. Our guests have become regulars and relish the condo views, amenities and location of this beachfront resort!

Two Smart tvs are in the unit and complimentary wifi and more.

Our condo -- where memories are happy and the sun shines brightly!



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Cleaning fee: $90

Cancellation Policy:

100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Futon
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Charcoal Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Electric Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Grab Bars
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Grab Bars in Bathroom
  • Safety Bars in Shower
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Smart T.V.
  • Netflix
  • Wedding Friendly
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Smoking outside only
  • Vacuum
  • Fitness Center
  • Condo
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Online Booking
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 2 cars


Fort Walton Beach Florida Activities
  • Air Force Armament Museum
  • Bodywork & Massage
  • Crab Island Watersports
  • Destin Airboat Tours
  • Destin Water Taxi
  • Downtown Cinema Plus
  • Emerald Coast Science Center
  • Fat Daddy's Arcade
  • Fort Walton Beach Parasail
  • Goofy Golf
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Indian Temple Mound Museum
  • Massage Envy Spa
  • Okaloosa Island
  • The Block 3 Clubs in 1
  • The Swamp Club
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone
  • Dolphin Watch Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Destin Parasailing Adventure
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Big Kahuna's Water Park
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N' WIld
  • Dragonfly Yoga
  • AMC Theatre
  • 7D Movie Ride
  • The Emerald Cork
  • Heritage Park
  • Sea Lion Show
  • Okaloosa island pier
  • Oklaoosa Island Boardwalk
  • Miracle Strip Parkway
  • Cattywampus Eco Adventures
  • Racetrack Bingo
  • Okaloosa National Mini Golf
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart
  • Local Fitness Center
Fort Walton Beach Florida Restaurants
  • Asiago's Skillet
  • Bay Cafe
  • Blue Collar Cafe
  • Burrito Del Sol
  • Corner Cafe
  • Floyd's Shrimp House
  • Hickory river smokehouse
  • Old Bay Steamer
  • Original Water Front Crab Shack
  • Props Craft Brewery & Grill
  • Rockin Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar
  • Stewby's Seafood Shanty
  • Tops Choice Hamburgers
  • The Black Pearl
  • Tijuana Flats
  • The Crab Trap
  • Sabor A Mexico
  • Buffalo's Reef
  • Thai House
  • The Bangkok House Thai
  • Ali Baba Grill Cafe
  • Clemenza's at Uptown
  • Angler's Beachside Grill
  • Fusion Bistro
  • Sonny's BBQ
  • Okinawa Japanese Restaurant
  • Thai Kitchen
  • Kim's Restaurant
  • High Tide Restaurant/Oyster Bar
  • Juno's Sushi-Steak & Seafood
  • Pandora's Steak House
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Ali's Bistro
  • Helen Back Cafe
  • Los Rancheros
  • Mary's Kitchen
  • Fudpucker's Bar & Grill
  • Neighborhood Cafe
  • Mother Earth's Cafe
  • Caffe Italia
  • Ma Ma Nu's Kitchen
  • Dosirak House Inc
  • Magnolia Grill
  • Lanie's Kitchen II
  • Jin Jin Chinese
  • Shrimp Basket
  • Fokker's Pub
  • Siam Garden Cafe
  • Olive Garden
  • IHOP
  • Props Brewery & Grill
  • Rick's Crab Trap
  • Kinfolks BBQ
  • K.C.’s Sandbar & Grill
  • Luxe Sports Grill
  • Momma Goldberg’s Deli
  • Salty Duck
  • Sotol Tequila & Mezcal
  • The Boardroom Pub & Grub
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Lake
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic



Katie Richardson

Wonderful Place    Sep 05, 2020

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My niece and I wanted to get away for a short weekend and this was the perfect place! Lynn is an amazing host! Lynn was quick to respond to me from the beginning to the end of our stay!! She is so nice! The condo was awesome. Clean and cozy! It had a great view of the Gulf! Every morning we were able to sit on the balcony and have coffee and enjoy the breeze! It was so easy to walk to the beach or the pools which were minutes away. The beach was not crowded nor were the pools which was fabulous! I would definitely stay there again!



Stop searching- pick this one.    Aug 16, 2020

review star

For thirty years I have been going to 30a. Since there was only 12 houses at Seaside and a TomThumb. Following a trip in May when 30a was simply too busy to find “beach” we started looking for something better. We found it here. The condo is great- clean and simple. On the top floor (6) with a great view of the ocean and a wonderful view of the Sound when you go up for entry into the unit. When you leave the building it is literally a 2 minute walk and you are in the beach. No roads to cross and no traffic to fight. Access to beach is easy- no stairs just a nice ramp and covered deck for those that do not venture out onto sand. The swimming pool is beautiful and I observed staff tending it daily. This is an older property however it has been lovingly maintained through the years. Gatekeepers for the were always kind and friendly. The fact that it is next to the air force base with no access past this property is a benefit. (No tourists (like me) LOL to overload the beach) 20 minutes from the airport. We did travel to Destin, Grayton Beach, Seagrove etc. and realized we will not miss it all. The unit is great- you will love all the extras it comes with. We will definitely be back!

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Lynn Gunning's reply:

Thank you, Dolores, for your descriptive review. I enjoyed our friendly communication and are so happy that your stay was memorable! We treasure our home away from home and loved sharing it with you and your husband. Take care and keep in touch! Lynn


Michelle D.

First family trip to Florida    Jul 26, 2020

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Very easy reservation process. Great communication with Lynn. Everything and I mean everything was perfect!!! Lynn answered some questions I had about area attractions. The location and view was wonderful! We even tried to add on to our stay but it was already reserved.


Danielle M.

Excellent stay!    Jul 20, 2020

review star

We enjoyed this Condo so much! Would definitely stay here again!


Mary N.

Perfect for a family    May 21, 2019

review star

The condo was perfect for my family. Gorgeous views and a very clean place. It is in a quiet little area on the island with a great pool. Very short walk to the beach. They had beach chairs, an umbrella, and beach towels- really everything you need. It’s a short drive to restaurants but away from the touristy area so the beaches weren’t crowded. Everyone was so friendly in the area. It’s a gated community so felt safe at night. I would highly recommend staying here!


Adam H.

Great ownership and management make all the difference    Jul 19, 2018

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Nothing fancy about the resort or the individual room but it's got everything you need and more. First the bad. The building (building 1) is not as close to the beach as others but the walk isn't bad. Just make sure you walk with shoes to/from the beach because the shortest walk is across asphalt and it can get hot. Also, the elevators are slow and hot. More times than not it didnt' matter expect when unloading and loading the cars. Lastly, there is only one toilet. One shower/tub wasnt an issue and two sinks was great but would have been nice to have more than one toilet with 5 people in one room especially with the toilet being in the same location as the shower. Now, the good. Wonderful beach at the end of the road so not busy (even on July 4th). The room is very well stocked (including some beach towels, seasoning, reading material). Beds were comfortable and the sheets were too. Water pressure in the shower was great and we never ran out of hot water. AC worked great and fridge and freezer had no issue. Plenty of cabinet and shelf space for all your snacks and drinks. This was our first time in Ft Walton in quite a few years as we normally go further east (Panama City or Destin) or west (Gulf Shores or Pensacola) but this resort is in a good spot where you're close enough to find things to do if you wanted to leave but not so close things seem overcrowded BUT traffic can get bad so be mindful of when and where you want to go. Should we go back to Ft Walton anytime soon I would not hesitate at all to contact Lynn for this unit. She's very responsible, attentive, nice and wonderful property owner to deal with.


Alicia O.

Great stay!    Mar 23, 2018

review star

Great property! Such an easy walk to te beach and great view. Can’t wait to come back!


Jonathan O.

Great location. Quiet. Great for families.    Jun 29, 2017

review star

This was our first time staying here. We really loved it. The quiet location was perfect for the four of us. I loved being able to walk down to a uncrowded beach. The pools were nice. The gym was incredible, as I used it several times that week. The condo had great decor. It was very comfortable. The only negative I had, was there was not any toilet paper or trash bags left after the first round. This wasn't a huge deal, because there was a store close, but I would have prepared for it if I would have known. Overall, I would recommend this for anyone looking to rent.


April F.

Very Peaceful.    Mar 16, 2017

review star

We had a great time. The room was great and the beach was amazing.