Condo in Okaloosa Island with Private Balcony + Gulf-Front View + Close to Beach

El Matador 437 - Third floor unit

Condo

Overview

2 bedrooms
6 guests max.
Condo
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
Hairdryer
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 wonderful Gulf-front view rental has a commanding view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and one of the two pools in the complex – one of which is heated in the cooler months. The living room and master bedroom have access to a large private balcony. You will enjoy sitting on the balcony, which is furnished with chairs and a table for your comfort and enjoyment. The floor-to-ceiling patio doors in the living room and master bedroom enhance your view of the Gulf of Mexico. The kitchen, which also has a view of the Gulf, comes equipped with all the comforts of home, including a full-size refrigerator, cook-top stove and oven, microwave, and dishwasher. All the utensils and appliances needed to prepare and serve meals are supplied for your convenience. This unit has 3 TVs - one in the living room, one in the master bedroom, and one in the second bedroom. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a separate vanity area. The second bedroom has twin beds, tv, and a computer station. (There is wi-fi reception throughout the unit.) The couch in the living room is equipped with a new, state of the art pull-out bed and mattress for the extra comfort of guests. The Gulf, the Sound, and the forever undeveloped dunes may be viewed from the second bedroom and from the kitchen window. The unit has a full bathroom (tub with shower), a power room, and a separate vanity attached to the master bedroom.

Free Wi-Fi.

This twelve acre complex has all of the amenities of a resort destination without the added resort fees.

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 437

32548 Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States

Diana C.
5.0
Outstanding
"Location is wonderful, beautiful view to enjoy of the Gulf and the Pool is great."
Reviewed on 07/09/2023
Barry
5.0
Outstanding
"We was very pleased and excited to stay at your property! We are looking forward to our next visit and hopefully can stay at your property longer next time."
Reviewed on 01/16/2023
Melissa
5.0
Outstanding
"We had to come in a day early due to major Blizzard at home, called and everything was taken care of quickly and very efficiently, the customer service was top notch, the condo was perfect in every way. Thank you for the perfect Christmas Get-a-way."
Reviewed on 12/30/2022
Shea S.
5.0
Outstanding
"Everything about our trip was wonderful. The room has an amazing view! Me and husband drank our coffee and ate our breakfast together on the balcony every morning. The beach was clean and the water was perfect. I have never seen such clear water! The water is shallow for a ways out making water play with kids awesome. Beach service is not included with this unit but is easily purchased beachside for around $40/ day. They promptly set out our chairs and umbrella every morning. There were some extra beach toys in the balcony closet which were a plus. El Matador grounds were well manicured and pristine. The sunset was breathtaking. The room had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. There is a memory foam topper on the master bed which I found very comfy. The kitchen had all the cookware we needed. We came fully prepared even packing the salt and pepper shakers so we were set for meal prep. It was our first family trip to the beach and everything was even better than I ever imagined it could be. If you are debating this unit and this complex, go for it! On a side note.... Stewby’s is handy to the complex and the BEST place we found for grabbing a great, fresh, meal out."
Reviewed on 10/01/2022
Deborah G.
5.0
Outstanding
"We have been coming to these condos for around 20 years, and as always never one problem clean friendly ocean view is awesome."
Reviewed on 09/12/2022
Michael J.
1.0
"If you don't care about sleep go for it. All the mattresses are TERRIBLE look at the king bed picture literally a hump in the middle. Wish we would have know we would have canceled. The most comfortable bed was the pull out couch and that speaks alot because those aren't comfortable. Now El Matador is a great location just don't get this unit until they do some updates."
Reviewed on 08/19/2022
Amanda D.
2.0
"The room is very outdated, broken furniture, no decorations, the beds was very uncomfortable, and it wasn’t very clean. The light on the balcony was busted so we couldn’t use it. The front door lock is in bad shape, it wouldn’t hardly lock. I would not recommend waisting your money on this room. We’ve stayed at this resort a couple of times, never had a problem until this room."
Reviewed on 08/07/2022
Jeremy H.
2.0
"The location was great! The unit was horrible! First, the listing says it’s a 2 bath unit but it’s not. It’s a 1 1/2 bath jack and jill. The only tub/shower there was to use also didn’t hold water when trying to take a bath and the shower sliding doors would not slide without using both hands and muscling the door open. The shower door is also rusted all over and looks like the original door. Even the outdoor furniture was all rusted and looked like it was 50 years old. All the beds were horrible and the master bed, was literally like sleeping on the floor. We purchased and $100 plus mattress topper to try and make it decent but it didn’t work. And we now have an extra mattress topper that we don’t need. All the furniture looks, sounds and feels outdated and uncomfortable. The tv’s were also old and one was even an old computer monitor. The tv in the master was only about 18” wide! If you can’t provide a decent tv, then don’t provide one at all. We had to purchase several items just to stay in the unit. Trash bags, dish soap, dish cleaning brush, paper towels, and even a can opener. If I could include a picture on this review I would to show you how old the can opener was. The one in the unit looked to be from the 1930’s and all rusted up. There were not enough towels provided so we had to use the same ones over and over covered in sand. We even spent time washing what we had instead of playing at the beach. Besides not having everything provided “like home” as they mention in the listing, there were no extra amenity items like beach chairs, umbrellas, board games, etc……. We’ve never stayed at a condo where there were no items provided given the location of the condo and consideration for rain out days. Having to spend more money and time to provide items that should already be included is unexceptionable. Everything in the unit appears to be 40-50 years old and either not working or about to fall apart. The owners need to shut the unit down and do a full remodel with all new furnishings."
Reviewed on 06/09/2022
Beverly S.
4.0
Very good
"I love the location of this property! However, if I stay here again, I will choose a different unit. The beds are HORRIBLE! Not comfortable at all. One of the twin beds was so hard, you might as well sleep on the floor. Loves the property itself nm it not this unit."
Reviewed on 05/28/2022
Natika P.
5.0
Outstanding
"We have stayed several times at condos located at El Matador and we LOVE this location. It is backed up to a protected area owned by the Air Force, so there is less public traffic. It is an older resort but we still enjoy the stay. Lots of amenities on site. This particular condo was located in the perfect location. You see the Gulf the moment you step into the condo and the moment you step back outside the entrance. The unit is surrounded by amazing views in a fantastic location! Some of the decor and fixtures are a little out of date. That doesn’t really bother me so much. The floors have been updated to a beautiful tile and are no longer carpeted as in the photos on the listing. The tub wouldn’t hold water, but is a great sized soaker tub. My husband went to plug a charger into the outlet on the left hand side of the sofa and noticed the outlet end on the cord on the lamp was burnt. We did leave that lamp unplugged for safety reasons. Unfortunately there was some heavy machinery work being done on the building we stayed in and it was very loud at times, but I also understand this has to happen to update the units. I do want to say that there were mentions in other reviews about the beds. I want to elaborate on this, because when I saw firm I thought “firmer than usual”. No this is much different than that. With respect to the owners, if you stay here often and love these mattresses, then obviously I understand why you keep them. If you haven’t slept on these beds, they badly need replaced. The king mattress is not only hard as a rock, but has a hump in the middle. The twins weren’t comfortable either. We did not get one single night of solid sleep our entire stay. We even searched for reasonable mattress toppers in the area to salvage the trip but they would have taken a chunk of our budget and we didn’t know how we would get them home. I called the front desk and begged for a comforter or something to help but they had nothing to offer. They did say they have gotten several complaints about the king mattress. It is the first time I have ever come to the beach and looked forward to going home simply for a good nights sleep. I would also suggest upgrading the comforter to something less worn. If it weren’t for the bed, I would stay in this unit every single time I come to Ft Walton. I have several friends that planned to come this summer in which I planned to suggest the unit. If you do upgrade"
Reviewed on 03/23/2022
Andrei M.
5.0
Outstanding
"Gorgeous location!"
Reviewed on 11/28/2021
Jami O.
4.0
Very good
"Excellent would love to come back!"
Reviewed on 11/07/2021
Katrina
4.0
Very good
"The view from 437 was amazing. Great view of the gulf pool and the gulf were breathtaking. The condo as clean and equipped with almost everything we needed except a broom to sweep up sand. The master king bed was really hard and after 5 nights caused some stiffness but we can overlook that. The shower drained very slowly and we had to plunge it several times. Check in was easy and our room was available early. The condo is definitely outdated, but being in a quiet area was well worth it. We felt safe with the security gate regulating guests. Easy walk around the building to the sand. Beach chairs were easy to rent and friendly service. Would definitely return. We also rented the Fiesta room on site for our wedding reception and it was easy to get rented. All in all Great trip. We has 40 guests say at the resort with very little complaints. Thanks again."
Reviewed on 10/21/2021
Michael
4.0
Very good
"Great location and view of ocean. Master bed is a little too firm for me. Needs the medal table on balcony replaced. Everything else was great. I will be staying agai."
Reviewed on 10/09/2021
Cristian
5.0
Outstanding
"We love staying in this place the only thing we didn’t like was the mattress very hard not comfortable at all but other than that everything was amazing thank you we be back soon"
Reviewed on 04/15/2021
Trina
4.0
Very good
"This was our first time to the area and El Matador was recommended to us by family. We had unit 437. We had Gulf and pool view from the balcony. Our room was very convenient to the pool and the beach. The set up of the room is nice with a full kitchen and small appliances, dishes, etc., two bathrooms (one shower) and a living area. The rooms were clean but we were disheartened by the lack of updates. By this I mean the mattresses in all the rooms were out dated as well as the bedding on the twins. The king bedroom was nice but the bed was very hard and uncomfortable. The two twins in the second bedroom were very worn down to the point it felt like we were sliding off of the bed. It also had very dated bedding (which in our minds means dirty). None of the headboards are connected to the bed, just leaned against the wall. Overall, this is a very nice room with amenities. Just a little bit of an investment from the owner could make this a very nice place."
Reviewed on 07/26/2020
Daphne
3.0
"The kitchen was well stocked for cooking. Beautiful views from the balcony. Clean throughout master bed was hard and worn out. Difficult time sleeping. Woke ruptured."
Reviewed on 08/22/2019
Misty
5.0
Outstanding
"This was our third year to come to El Matador and every year has been better than the one before. Can't beat the location! This unit was very comfortable."
Reviewed on 08/12/2019
Linda
4.0
Very good
"Condo 437 was great! We were very comfortable, and all the “equipment” was good."
Reviewed on 08/05/2019
Amanda
3.0
"Our unit had a great ocean view! Although there are many updates needed. Bedding, paint, flooring, art, furniture ect. There was an odd smell in the room also."
Reviewed on 09/04/2018
Nathan
4.0
Very good
"This room was exactly as described, great beach access, clean rooms, we will be back."
Reviewed on 07/23/2018
Gipsy
4.0
Very good
"The unit was very clean, open, and spacious. The easy access to the beach and pool area as well as the views were great. The kitchen was pretty well equipped. However, the beds were very hard and uncomfortable which was our biggest problem. It was literally softer to lay on the floor than in the actual bed. The sofas weren’t much better as they were very hard also. That was really our only negative but unfortunately enough of a complaint to not be able to give a 5/5 because, to me, being able to sleep comfortably is important while on vacation."
Reviewed on 05/26/2018
Judy
5.0
Outstanding
"Nice, clean unit with a beautiful view of the ocean and pool. Very easy access to both pools and beach area!"
Reviewed on 04/07/2018
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