Condo in Okaloosa Island with Pool, Sauna & Barbecue + Next to Beach

El Matador 416 - Ground floor unit

1040 ft² Condo

Overview

2 bedrooms
6 guests max.
Condo
1040 ft²
1 bathroom
No pets

Amenities

Shared pool
Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
Air conditioning
WiFi
Sauna
Microwave
No pets
No smoking
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Grill
Hot tub
Coffee machine
Toaster
Heating
Fridge
Elevator
Fitness
Dryer
Beach view
Tennis courts
Waterfront
Balcony
Parking
Suitable for events
Romantic
King-size bed
Beach access
Books available
Eco-friendly
Patio
Surfing
Water view
Golf
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Bed linen
Towels
Heated pool
EV charging station

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out
Disinfected between stays
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby

Fishing
250 yd to water
Rooms
1 bedroom
1 king size bed
1 bedroom
2 twin beds
Additional rooms
1 bathroom
Other bedrooms
1 couch
Description

This great 2 bedroom 1/5 bathroom unit is conveniently located on the ground floor of building 4. Walk right out to the pool and the Gulf of Mexico! The open style kitchen has everything you need to create great meals for your family. Relax in the comfortable living room while you look out at the beautiful water. Master bedroom has a king size bed with private access to the patio. Guest bedroom has two twin beds and there is a sofa sleeper in the living room for extra guests.

El Matador Condominiums are located next to 17 miles of uninhabited beach. To make your Florida vacation unforgettable, our beach resort offers an array of amenities which includes two pools (one is heated seasonally), tennis/pickle ball and basketball courts, a fitness center, whirlpools, saunas, meeting rooms and more! Resting on over 12 acres, El Matador is beautifully landscaped and meticulously attended featuring lush palm trees and manicured lawn. The resort is accented by surrounding sugar-white sand, the sparkling surf, and is convenient to many unique shopping establishments fine restaurants and a variety of water sports.

Age Requirement: NO reservations will be accepted for singles under the age of 25 unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A parent or legal guardian shall be allowed to supervise no more than 3 individuals under the age of 25. Parent or legal guardian MUST occupy the same room as those they are supervising. Any reservations made under false pretenses will forfeit all prepaid rents and deposits and will be required to vacate the unit.

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 25 years old

House rules
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

909 Santa Rosa Blvd. Unit 416

32548 Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States

Coastal
5.0
Outstanding
"We stay here several times a year for work, and we are always impressed with how wonderful the condos are! We will be back soon!"
Reviewed on 09/01/2023
Mike
5.0
Outstanding
"It was Awesome to be back at the El Matador, a place my father stayed at for years going to his AC-130 Gunship reunion. My family came down to FWB for the burial of my dad at PNAS. We rented 4 rooms and everyone loved the resort the rooms and awesome beach, we are now going to make it a annual event/family reunion. My wife and I were in 350 and loved the views of the beach, sunrises, sunsets ! Thank You Very Much Sincerely Mike Cinko"
Reviewed on 10/24/2022
Margie
4.0
Very good
"We love El Matador. Been staying there for years and already reserved a room for next year! I would give an excellent rating, except this room could use some updates. The sofa and recliners are newer (thank you!), but the bathrooms aren't great. I also wish that there were two double beds in the guest room (or at least one with a twin). The tv in the guest bedroom is tiny (looks like a computer monitor). A decent tv only cost about $200 and would make a huge difference. A couple of the outlets need to be fixed. With that being said, we CHOSE this room for its location. This is our 5th time to stay in it. Would be staying in it next year too, but my nephew booked it before I could!"
Reviewed on 07/07/2022
Jenna
4.0
Very good
"Condo was very clean. All staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. So close to the beach and the pool!"
Reviewed on 06/05/2022
Meguel C.
4.0
Very good
"Visited for a friend's wedding. Enjoyed the weekend and had a great time at property. Wish we could have stayed longer, beach access was a short walk probably less than a minute."
Reviewed on 05/07/2022
Connie C.
4.0
Very good
"The El Matador property is beautiful, however this unit was very dated and needed a lot of work. Kitchen was poorly stocked, under the sink was gross, and a lot of the electrical outlets did not seem to work. We enjoyed our stay anyway."
Reviewed on 11/11/2021
Angelia
5.0
Outstanding
"Loved every second! Will be back ️"
Reviewed on 09/27/2021
Tiffany J.
1.0
"The unit shouldn’t be rented again until the owners remodel it-it’s way past due. As a landlord, I would be embarrassed to rent this to anyone. The location of this unit is great but we wished we would have picked a different unit because it was totally not worth it. I could tell from the pics that it was dated, but I’m not even sure how old the pics are because this unit is awful in person. AC - sign on the wall says don’t turn above 72 or it can freeze up. We slept with a sheet or no covers at all and still woke up sweating every night. It was awful. Oven takes over double the cooking time - ie. chicken nuggets that normally take 10-12 mins took 25 mins. Tile floors are disgusting from years of dirt-felt dirty when we first got here and my feet were black after walking barefoot in the unit for an hour. I wore flip flops inside most of the time & we all washed our feet before getting into bed every night. The grout and grooves in the tile are black, just years of poor cleaning. The popcorn ceiling is black, yellow above the stove and the cabinets are greasy. Baseboards have stains & cracking in several areas, pocket door in the bathroom had mold/mildew on it. No door code like other units, keep up with d school keys. Laundry - washer and dryer are listed under amenities but it’s one coin washer/dryer per floor. There were a few pros- the bedding and living room furniture were clean. The TVs, internet and fridge worked well. We came to play softball, but I’m not sure if I’d come back here on our own for vacation-no way to this unit. The whole complex has a 70’s vibe to it, very dated. But the location is great - close to the beach and the beach is nice. Two pools that were nice areas but when the complex is full they are packed full. El matador management company was helpful & responsive. The handheld shower head kept failing off, so they came and replaced it. They really couldn’t do anything about all the other issues with this unit, that’s on the owners."
Reviewed on 07/19/2021
Cecil A.
4.0
Very good
"Location is the best thing about this condo. Comfortable but in need of updates with stove, second toilet and blinds. We enjoyed our stay"
Reviewed on 06/27/2021
Jess D.
3.0
"When we arrived the master sink was not clean. It had toothpaste and hair shavings all in it. I had to put on gloves and clean it. Also, the kitchen sink had food in it and wasn't very clean. The blinds on the sliding doors were broke. We also found a roach crawling in the kitchen sink. We enjoyed our stay but the unit not being clean was disappointing."
Reviewed on 10/20/2020
Patricia
4.0
Very good
"Had an issue with the fold away bed in couch. Spoke with office and was quickly resolved"
Reviewed on 07/19/2020
Margie
3.0
"First, we LOVE El Matador and have enjoyed staying here for MANY years with extended family. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a fabulous place for a family vacation. We also choose condo 416 for its convenient location. However, every year we hope that updates have been made only to discover it is still one of the very few units with no updates. It is in desperate need of renovations. The pullout couch is extremely uncomfortable and can't be utilized as a bed. The stove/oven sometimes doesn't work. The 2nd bedroom needs to have bunk beds with double beds and not just two single beds. The vertical blinds have been broken for several years now. The wallpaper is peeling off the walls. The kitchen is not stocked or organized appropriately. The main toilet is extremely low to the ground. I understand keeping it basic, but we pay the same price for a unit that is not as comfy as the other units. I hate to give up the location of this unit, but definitely considering it. Please, please, please at least get a new pullout couch that is comfy and/or add two double beds in the 2nd bedroom (or maybe a bunk with a double on the bottom and a twin on top a separate twin bed?). With a few updates unit 416 would be AWESOME! Of course, we will be back next year to El Matador. It's a family tradition!"
Reviewed on 06/28/2020
Ashley
3.0
"I'm in a wheel chair and the condo had a bath and a half. Both doors to the bathrooms were too small to enter into them. They are only 23 inches wide. I asked for the width of other condos bathrooms but it is not listed on room details. This was a big inconvenience for me. We did book a different room for next year, rooms 312 and 127. Hoping the doors are at least 28 inches wide. Thank you June 19, 2021"
Reviewed on 06/21/2020
Kerry
4.0
Very good
"Great room, great location, great view. The only issue that I had is that the refrigerator in the room did not work very well. It only kept things slightly over room temperature even when on the coldest setting. Other than that, it was great."
Reviewed on 08/17/2019
Robert
5.0
Outstanding
"The cleanliness of the unit was excellent. It was a great improvement since our visit to the same unit last September (2018). There were two problems that were reported to the office. 1 problem was the blinds missing from the sliding glass door had not been replaced since our last visit (2018). That was a privacy issue as you could see directly into the master bedroom if you were to walk up to or near the sliding door. We found some slats under the master bed and replaced them but that is not a permanent fixture as they come down when you open the door. The other problem was that the garbage disposal did not work - My husband tried to get it working, but was not successful. I informed the office but also told them it was not a big deal as we would only be there a week and did not expect to have much need for it. I have one suggestion that would be helpful to the guest upon their arrival. It would be nice if the icemaker was on so that ice would be available immediately upon arrival. There were 3 ice trays in the freezer and that would have been sufficient but unfortunately the trays were empty. But, it was a great week and we would reserve 416 again. Look forward to seeing you at El Matador again this summer. "
Reviewed on 02/26/2019
Ronald
4.0
Very good
"Nice unit. We own a unit but needed more space for our growing family. Only thing I would change is the blinds for the sliding glass doors. Very old and sensitive. Over all perfect for our family."
Reviewed on 12/21/2018
Angela
5.0
Outstanding
"This unit is only a short walk to the beach and steps from the pool and grills. Step off the patio and there is a large grass area for children to run and play. We really enjoyed our stay. Nice family atmosphere and friendly staff at El Matador have us coming back yer after year."
Reviewed on 08/05/2018
David And J.
4.0
Very good
"Unit was clean. Good location. Employees are professional, friendly and very helpful."
Reviewed on 11/08/2017
James And N.
4.0
Very good
"Unit could use more glasses and fewer plates."
Reviewed on 09/18/2017
Jeffery
4.0
Very good
"We had a great time the weekend we were there and the unit was better than expected. However, 1 complaint. You should change the rules where you can drink, esp a beer, when in the pool. This is why i didn't rate excellent. Also on a different note. You should change the name of resort. El Matador is kind of cheesy. You should change it to "The last resort" since it is literally the last resort on that stretch of beach. Thanks"
Reviewed on 09/07/2017
Laura R.
4.0
Very good
"Very convenient to beach and pool! Not overcrowded! Relaxing and enjoyable"
Reviewed on 08/30/2017
Margie
5.0
Outstanding
"My family could not possibly express how much we enjoyed staying here. The room was perfectly located giving us easy access to the beach and pool. We loved the convenience of the ground floor and still had a great view of the ocean from the patio. Also had plenty of access to outdoor grills which we used almost every night. All of our needs were met. LOVED Courtney in the office. She was so courteous and had a great sense of humor. She made us feel so welcome upon our arrival. We will definitely stay here again!"
Reviewed on 07/02/2017
Amy
5.0
Outstanding
"Great as always!"
Reviewed on 06/07/2017
Rhonda
5.0
Outstanding
"Children love this ground floor unit. The patio seems to extend because of the wonderful grass outside the door. This affords more room to play and the kids can run off excess energy while you relax on the patio. Very short walk to the gazebo or the beach. There are some updates to be done such as wallpaper needs to be taken off and paint the walls a cheery color so it looks more beachy. Also the ceiling fan could not be turned off."
Reviewed on 04/03/2017
Maryjoanne
5.0
Outstanding
"Great stay but it breaks my heart Florida does NOT have a recycling program! Shame! Shame!

Manager's Response: Florida does have a recycle program. However, it is not set up for the large condos. We are working on getting this changed."
Reviewed on 03/21/2017
Patricia
5.0
Outstanding
"First time ever to experience a group of drunks on the beach then they went to the pool. We quickly removed our grandkids from the area to escape their foul loud language. Later that evening the security guard came by. I guess others were complaining as well from all their language and loud noise on their patio. This has always been one of our favorite places as it is good for families. Hope it will continue to stay that way and keep the "bad boys" at bay. Manager's Response: Thank you for reviewing your stay. El Matador has 24hr security. Any time you have a problem you can let the security guard know and they will be more than happy to address the situation. El Matador is a family friendly complex and we work hard to keep it that way."
Reviewed on 06/06/2016
David And J.
4.0
Very good
"The service at El Matador is always great. This is the first time we have been in 416. Location is good. Only bath and half may be problem for some renters. We have already booked same unit for next October."
Reviewed on 11/03/2015
Jonathan
4.0
Very good
"Enjoyed our stay very much. The accommodations were clean and matched the description provided on-line. Great views of the beach and ocean'from the back door. Room location was amazingly close to the pool and beach access. Gym and sauna were merely a short walk from our front door. Only negative was the locks to the sliding glass doors facing the ocean had deteriorated from the salinity in the air. Caused a bit of a security concern."
Reviewed on 10/06/2015
Doug
4.0
Very good
"Our return trip to El Matador was everything we remembered. Bugs seemed worse than I remembered. Overall a great vacation."
Reviewed on 09/20/2015
Dale
5.0
Outstanding
"Everything was just Great! We couldn't have ask for a more accommodations then we received. You all made our Honeymoon stay a most memorably one anyone could have ask for. A special thanks to Lindsey Dargusch for all the help and changes that had to be made for us due to scheduling problems we went through. She showed great compassion and caring through out our stay. We would recommend anyone that is planning a vacation to visit your location, and are in hopes to plan another vacation with you all in the future. Sincerely: Dale and Darlene Hatfield"
Reviewed on 09/14/2015
Loretta
4.0
Very good
"We really like 416. The location was great & the bed was very comfortable. The only negative is the A/C does not work as well as other condos (we were part of a large group). We never set it below 72 per instructions but it didn't feel like 72 to me (we set it much higher at home). It was never terribly uncomfortable for us but people who really like their A/C may not be happy."
Reviewed on 06/15/2015
Terra
5.0
Outstanding
"By far our best family trip to Florida. The view and unit location were exceptional. The unit itself was a little dated, but I would stay there again in a heartbeat. The staff was very friendly. Our 4 year old daughter did not want to leave! Great condo's and a beautiful beach!"
Reviewed on 06/07/2015
Dennis
4.0
Very good
"Special thanks to your maintenance man who helped us get into our unit as we were a couple of hours early. He was very nice and helpful. The unit was very clean and well furnished and stocked. Thanks for another great week."
Reviewed on 06/01/2015
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