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Tranquil and Pristine at El Matador Resort!

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

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Overview

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

Recently updated with new dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker and carousel of coffee pods, new Kiwi-colored sofas, new dining room chairs, our unit is just steps away from the sand with no streets to cross. We are always updating our place and recently painted the kitchen cabinets with a fresh coat of paint!

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!

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
Member since: 2005
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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 an elementary school computer special teacher.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose Fort Walton Beach

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 54 traveler reviews

Tranquil and Pristine at El Matador Resort!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 58 reviews
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Comfy and Private

  • 5 of 5

Great condo with room for all 6 of us. A short walk to the pools and beach. Beach was nice and private as El Matador is the last complex on the row! Lynn is great to work with and was very accommodating. A great beach getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A wonderful unit with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

This unit has amazingly beautiful views! The kitchen was well stocked with what we needed during our stay & the furniture was really comfortable. The owner, Lynn, is an awesome person that just wants to make sure that your stay is a great one filled with happy memories. If you want a peaceful place to stay with great amenities & amazing views this is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more. The condo was perfect. The view was great and we loved the seclusion of the beach. We weren't fighting a crowd like you do on the beach in Destin. However it is very close to Destin to take advantage of the activities offered there. The property itself is very well maintained and clean including the pools. We would love to stay in this same place again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location. Beautiful white sand beach and the clear ocean water

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great for our family although most of our time was spent on the beach! Just a short walk across the parking lot to get to the beach. No streets to cross! Condo was stocked with beach chairs and umbrella so we didn't have to worry about those things! Condo was clean and comfortable with plenty of places to eat and get supplies near by. Wish we would have stayed longer! Lynn was great to work with! Thank you for sharing your condo!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this condo. It had everything we would need for vacation. The beach was great and wasn't over crowded. We had a great family vacation and are planning another already!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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A DREAM COME TRUE ~ Maine meets Okaloosa Island

  • 5 of 5

We just spent Jan 3rd~Feb 28th at this incredible home away from home. Recently retired couple. By far the most amazing feature of this unit was being on the 6th floor, stepping from the living room onto the roomy balcony with a breathtaking view of the ocean. The sun would be from around mid morning until sunset, making the daily ritual of sitting, soaking up the sun, watching for dolphins, and awaiting yet another incredibly beautiful sunset. The condo was everything I imagined and more. I can't think of anything in 2 months time that could've been better. Comfy bed, 2 large smart tvs, nice bath, big dining/living area and a kitchen that provided us all we needed for some yummy meals. It was magical. We experienced more sunrises and sunsets than I can count, took countless walks on the white sand beaches, we took in local restaurants, fished, biked, went antiquing, took in museums, shopped Destin Harbor Marketplace, went to several national seashore spots, collected over 200 sand dollars, travelled to Pensacola and Panama City, the list goes on and on. Did I mention over 3000 pictures between the two of us????? Loved it and going back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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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

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall/Winter
Sep 18 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
$805
$1,610
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$980
$1,960
 
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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
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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