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El Matador

Gulf Front Pool
Gulf Front Pool View 2
El Matador Front Entrance
24 Hour Security
Building 1 of 6
Lobby
Elevators
Beach Access
Beach Access View 2
The Beach
Beach View
Beach View 2
Gulf Front Pool View 2
Interior Pool
Interior Pool View 2
Fitness Center
Tennis Courts
Basketball Court
Poolside Clubhouse
Grill Area
Mens Spa  Sauna
Womens Spa  Sauna
Aerial View
Gulf Front Pool Gulf Front Pool View 2 El Matador Front Entrance 24 Hour Security Building 1 of 6 Lobby Elevators Beach Access Beach Access View 2 The Beach Beach View Beach View 2 Gulf Front Pool View 2 Interior Pool Interior Pool View 2 Fitness Center Tennis Courts Basketball Court Poolside Clubhouse Grill Area Mens Spa  Sauna Womens Spa  Sauna Aerial View

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Property Description

Located adjacent to the eastern boundary of the unspoiled National Seashore Preserve, El Matador sits next to 17 miles of uninhabited Gulf-front beach on Okaloosa Island. The picturesque 12-acre resort features an impressive array of amenities including two pools, whirlpools, basketball and tennis courts, fitness center, saunas, barbecue, 24-hour security, and more. El Matador is a great option for any type of visitor from singles to families to business travelers.

Each two-bedroom unit at the El Matador is spacious and beautifully furnished with everything you need to make your vacation enjoyable, including a fully-equipped kitchen and large, private balcony with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Just a 10-minute drive to Destin and even closer to Fort Walton, guests of El Matador enjoy the best of dining, shopping, and relaxation. Pandora‘s Steakhouse is just down the road by the Emerald Coast Convention Center or the Boardwalk is located off of the nearby Miracle Strip Parkway. 

Vacation Rentals

El Matador Condominium #323

2 BR1.5 BACondo

El Matador is an all-inclusive resort at the west end of Okaloosa Island. The property offers you 2 pools (one is heated seasonally), tennis...

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Guest Reviews

Emerald Dunes #103 - Wonderful Condo!

Reviewed on Sunday, February 5, 2017

Fantastic work trip location! Wonderful condo- quiet, ocean front- better than the pictures! Highly recommend!

El Matador #323 - March 2016 Stay

Reviewed on Monday, March 28, 2016

We enjoyed our stay in unit 323. The view was wonderful. I especially appreciated the fact the The El Matador complex is the last one on the island and you can enjoy a peaceful beach walk ! The area is well maintained, and our unit was nicely decorated and comfortable . Would definitely recommend.

El Matador Condo #323 - Great Place!

Reviewed on Sunday, August 2, 2015

I was very pleased with my vacation rental. Condo #323 was exactly what I wanted. The pictures online were accurate in depicting the interior as well as the view from the balcony (which was important to me)! The condo was spacious, clean, & well stocked with kitchen ware. I also like the keyless entry and the close proximity to the elevators and laundry. If we vacation to Fort Walton again, I will certainly check the availability of condo #323.

El Matador #323 -We Will Be Back!

Reviewed on Sunday, July 12, 2015

We had a great time!! Condo was very clean and had an awesome view of the beach!!! We will be back!!!

El Matador #323- Fabulous Vacation

Reviewed on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

We had a fabulous time on our vacation, our unit 323 was very nice and clean and made us feel very comfortable and right at home! DEP was great to work with, we will definitely be back to okaloosa island! The beach and views from our condo was perfect! Thanks again DEP!

El Matador #323 - Perfect

Reviewed on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

We had a fabulous time on our stay and the unit was perfect! Great view and beach. Customer service from DEP was great too. Very knowledgeable staff that could answer specific questions about different properties.

El Matador Condominium #323 - One of the best locations in FT. Walton Beach

Reviewed on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

With Real Estate they say location location location brings the best value. Well with this unit it is located at the end of Santa Rosa Blvd where it is quiet, but number one this unit has one of the best view's of the gulf on Okaloosa Island. We will be back in 2015 for our 8th winter vacation.

El Matador Condominium #323 - Loved El Matador!

Reviewed on Thursday, August 1, 2013

The unit that we had was beautiful. The grounds of El Matador were very well kept. We will definitely be back!

El Matador Condominium #323 - A beautiful place to spend time.

Reviewed on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Rental experience started off great! with the Dale Peterson staff being very professional & helpful. Check in was very easy ,without having to pick up a key you could arrive at any hour. For my needs the #323 unit to perfect. Very comfortable for 4 people. you just can't beat the location. It's very private being at the end of the island. Pool was very clean, liked a guard being on duty 24hrs, the view from the condo let's you see the beautiful sunset,kitchen was stock well. I have stayed 3 times & will be back.