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EL MATADOR RESORT LAST-MINUTE DEC 2014 & JAN 2015 OPENINGS

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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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EL MATADOR RESORT LAST-MINUTE DEC 2014 & JAN 2015 OPENINGS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Recently updated with new Kiwi sofas, dining room chairs and accent rug in December 2013, our unit is just steps away from the sand with no streets to cross. Our condo

unit is unique with its direct views of both the Gulf and sound from this top (sixth) floor unit! As you enter the 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.

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 brand new 2006 Fitness Center.

We hope you will check out our second home! We know you will enjoy

the newly-decorated decor and furnishings and countless amenities

provided for your vacation stay!

Additional photos will be sent to you upon request! Please e-mail. If orlando is in your future plans, check our new home at www.lynnsdisneyretreat.com!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

Shane & Lynn Gunnning, Owners

Shane and I have been married 30 years and live in Coopersburg, PA. We have two grown children--Brent & Megan--and two cats! Updating and visiting our condo is a top priority, and we fly down a few times a year in between our work commitments. Shane is a Marketing Director, & I am a high school business education teacher. Shane is the 'golfer' and I, the 'Gulfer.'

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose Okaloosa Island

After visiting all corners of our favorite state, we discovered the hidden secret: The Emerald Coast of the Panhandle! The white snow-like sand that never gets hot and squeaks when you walk....the teal-colored crystal clear calm water....the very special southern hospitality...and specifically, the uncrowded destination & last frontier developing... we fell in love with it all!

What makes this condo unique

We examined many properties in and around Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida. What sold us on El Matador resort is the acreage and quietness. The 17 miles of undeveloped beach adjacent to this resort is total peace...

Guestbook comments from the owner

First of all, Lynn is great to work with. She always answered extremely fast, usually within minutes. The condo is nice and very close to the ocean and beach. Like the description stated, no street to cross and just a 2 minute walk. We went there to have a peaceful and quiet stay, and this unit was perfect. We really enjoyed our stay (despite the unusually cold weather) and would stay there again
Apr 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 79 traveler reviews

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El Matador Resort Last-Minute Dec 2014 & Jan 2015 Openings
average rating of 4.949367 based on 85 reviews
business
El Matador Resort Last-Minute Dec 2014 & Jan 2015 Openings
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75259vb
-(610) 442-0174 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Fairfield, Ohio
5

What a beautiful view and location.

  • 5 of 5
We were extremely pleased with this condo from Lynn. My wife and I stayed with another couple and their daughter. There was plenty of room for all of us. The views in the morning and night were perfect. Each room had it's own new tv's and the couches were very comfortable. The balcony fit us all and the kitchen had everything you could need. We were so close to everything. It took us 5-15 minutes to get to all the spots around Destin and Ft. Walton. There was always a close parking spot for the building and the staff was very, very friendly. Thanks Lynn for our stay and hopefully we will be able to enjoy again.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
El Matador Resort Last-Minute Dec 2014 & Jan 2015 Openings
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75259vb
-(610) 442-0174 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Independence, KY
5

A little slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
My husband, son and I just returned from Lynn's getaway. We had the best time while we were there. The condo was very nice and homey. We loved the view of the beach from the 6th floor. The resort is very quiet and relaxing. We used both of the pools daily and they are quit big so you have room to move around. The condo is especially quiet as it stormed one night and you could barely hear the thunder. The kitchen was great to be able to eat some of our meals there. It is close to everything you could need while staying there. If we ever vacation here again we will definitely call Lynn. Highly recommended for a family on a budget or for a couples quiet retreat.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
El Matador Resort Last-Minute Dec 2014 & Jan 2015 Openings
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75259vb
-(610) 442-0174 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
South Mississippi
5

3 Teachers

  • 5 of 5
The condo is GREAT!! Very comfy. The view from the balcony was so soothing. Loved just sitting with cup of coffee and listening to the surf. Will return for sure!!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
El Matador Resort Last-Minute Dec 2014 & Jan 2015 Openings
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75259vb
-(610) 442-0174 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Center Valley, PA
5

Beautiful Condo in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Our five day stay at Lynn's condo in Fort Walton Beach was absolutely breautiful. Everything in the condo could not have been more cozy and comfortable. The kitchen had everything you needed and the views from the balcony were breathtaking. Even though the weather could have been more cooperative (the days we were there, Florida was experiencing an unusual cold snap), the views, the shopping, the restaurants, and the sightseeing was more than enough to keep us busy. We are already planning a future vacation to the Emerald Gulf.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
El Matador Resort Last-Minute Dec 2014 & Jan 2015 Openings
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-(610) 442-0174 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
Kentucky
5

Pure Magic

  • 5 of 5
It's taken me days to be able to write this review because I wanted to be able to really put into words how amazing out stay was. We were a group of coworkers who had gotten together to take another coworker to see the ocean; she had never seen it, and after surviving cancer twice, we wanted to show it to her. I came across Lynn's listing online when I started looking for rooms and was immediately reeled in by the affordability of it, as well as what it had to offer. On "paper," everything looked amazing, and when I talked with Lynn personally, she was astoundingly helpful, answered every question I had and was genuinely as excited as I was about us visiting!

Then we GOT there. Such a beautiful place, such a perfect view. It's within a short drive of all the hustle and bustle of Destin but it's secluded enough that you don't HAVE to be in the middle of all that if you don't want it. As for us, we grabbed groceries at the Publix and cooked in the entire time, enjoying every minute of that sweet ocean breeze and the white sand between our toes. Lynn's condo is a home, and while you're there, you feel at home. From small things like the potholders in the kitchen to larger things like the beach chairs and umbrella in the storage room on the patio, it's all so inviting, so cozy and so much like a place you could call home. I actually miss it now that we're gone.

Everything you'll need is there. And Lynn? She's amazing - she wants to know your story! Tell her why you're coming, ask her questions, she'll answer everything you need to know before, during and even after your trip. Not only is the condo a gem of a place to stay, she's a gem of a lady. I'm already planning trip number 2 and I absolutely can't wait for it. This trip was all adults, but I'll be taking the family the second time, and I know the kids will enjoy this every bit as much as I have and will again.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
El Matador Resort Last-Minute Dec 2014 & Jan 2015 Openings
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75259vb
-(610) 442-0174 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Okaloosa Island Fort Walton Beach
5

Nice family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Lynn's condo was perfect it was very clean with everything you need.. We enjoyed the balcony it had amazing views of the ocean. We can not wait until next summer so we can enjoy it all over again.. Lynn was very kind and great to work with..
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
VPS at (10 mi) or Pensacola Airport (40 mi)

Our condo is located on an uncrowded island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Okaloosa Island. It's approximately six miles from Destin. In Fort Walton Beach and Destin there are countless things to do and see. There is the Gulfarium that entertains vacationers of all ages with live sea life shows daily. There are many championship golf courses within a 15-minute drive! Miniature golf, adventure parks, go-carts are right down the road! For teens and people of all ages, a new boardwalk was built in Fort Walton Beach--two miles down the road. There are restaurants, volleyball nets, game rooms, souvenir shops, etc. to entertain the young and old. In addition, the Destin Commons, Silver Sands Factory Outlets and Santa Rosa Mall provide all your shopping needs. This is a fisherman's haven, too! Take a glass bottom boat tour and snorkel in the crystal clear turquoise green waters of the Emerald Coast! Then there is my favorite: sinking my toes in the indescribable baby powder white sand!

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall/Winter
Sep 20 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$100
$650
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A true resort feel with plenty of grass and room to spread out. It's location at the end of the island affords true solitude and relaxation.

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