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Near Beach, Ocean View, Pool View, Upgraded Granite, Large HDTVs -em432

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 28 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 3rd Floor, Near Ocean, Gated Resort

Welcome to El Matador Resort, on beautiful Okaloosa Island. The powdery, sugar-white sands found here are unique to this exclusive area, and if you are fortunate enough to vacation here, you'll experience a beach vacation like nowhere else in the US. The island atmosphere of Okaloosa eliminates the crowded found in nearby Destin, while putting you within minutes of Destin Harbor and all of the attractions of the Emerald Coast.

El Matador Resort, unit 432 has had a total remodel from floor to ceiling. This updated, upscale platinum condominium is undoubtedly one of the nicest 2 bedroom units in the El Matador Resort. This unit, located in building 4, is close to the ocean and pool, with 360 views of the beach and Okaloosa Island.

The living and dining area, which adjoin the private balcony, have an open floor space, offering room for your family to relax. With features such as the large flat screen, wall-mounted tv to the smooth ceiling texture, nothing has been overlooked in regards to your comfort and enjoyment.

The living room has a 50" wall-mounted, flat screen tv with a BluRay player and stereo. The master bedroom has a 36' flat screen tv, and the second bedroom has a 27' flat screen tv.

The kitchen has been opened up to the dining area for more space and ease of setting the table. Granite countertops and upscale appliances give this space a simple, yet luxurious feel...a perfect addition to this already magnificent vacation property.

The bedrooms, with updated tvs and new bedding, offer the most comfort available in the El Matador Resort. Each of the two bathrooms has a shower and upscale appointments. (2 showers, no tub).

We provide bed linens, blankets, bath towels, etc. Please bring your own beach towels. There are communal Washers and Dryers near the elevator lobby on each floor.

El Matador Resort is a gated resort, with a 24 hour security check point. Spaceous lawns and walking paths provide a peaceful getaway within the resort. 2 large pools offer fun for everyone. A large exercise gym and his/her spas are also free to everyone staying in the resort. There are basketball and tennis courts available to everyone, and a large reception hall may be reserved in advance for parties or meetings.

About the area: Okaloosa Island is part of a 30 mile stretch of continuous natural sand barrier. The ocean here is typically as clear as any water can be, with an emerald green color unique to this small area. The sands are pure white and powdery, like sugar, and the beaches are kept emaculately clean and safe by wonderful Okaloosa County authorities. There is plenty of fun right here on the island, from putt putt golf, to outdoor grills to fine dining and night life. We have a fishing pier just a mile away, which is also the home of the original Gulfarium Dolphin Exhibit. Take the kids to the Gulfarium to see dolphins perform, as well as their friends the walrus, sea lions, and penguins. They'll love it.

Okaloosa Island is located within Fort Walton Beach and near world famous Destin. Destin, a beautiful 10 minute drive to the East, where she will meet you with a picturesque view of the Destin Harbor at Harbor Walk Village. Destin is home to the largest private Gulf Fishing Fleet and busiest charter deep sea fishing fleet in the Southeast. If you are interested in good seafood, then just pick one of Destin's many dockside grills for a taste of the day's fresh catch.

The more adventurous may enjoy a jet ski dolphin tour, or a parasailing adventure. You may also find bungee jumping, go karting, golf, putt putt golf, water theme parks, outlet shopping and much more. Bring your family to our beautiful coastline, and take home memories of a lifetime.

This rental will include:

Free WiFi

Free Beach Service (1 set)


More Details

Property Manager
Sunset Resort Rentals
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017

About Sunset Resort Rentals

Sunset Resort Rentals is one of Destin's most trusted management companies. Our properties are clean and well maintained. We've been providing quality vacation rentals to our guests since 2004. From reservation to departure, we provide dedicated, quality service to you and your family.

Come stay with us once, and you'll see that we work hard to provide you with only the very best.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Near Beach, Ocean View, Pool View, Upgraded Granite, Large HDTVs -em432
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful and Well Maintained Property

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our week stay at this condo. It was spacious and comfortable for our family of four. The unit is just steps away from the beach and the chairs and umbrella is definitely a plus for us not having to drag our own to the beach! The ONLY thing that I didn't realize is that there is not a bathtub in this particular unit which isn't a big deal for most, but my baby hates a shower. We had to give her baths in the kitchen sink. Thankfully it's a huge farmhouse sink, so it worked perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time visiting Ft. Walton Beach. The El Matador was well maintained. The condo was decorated beautifully. We loved the beach theme decor. Each of the bedrooms had their own TV's which kept everyone happy. The beds were comfortable and the view from the balcony was perfect. We had a few housekeeping issues but they were addressed right away. We can't wait to book our next trip! We truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay for the Price

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed this condo's proximity to the beautiful beach. It was also very nice to have 2 chairs and an umbrella set up and waiting for us each day. The pool was fine, but did get crowded when swimming in the Gulf wasn't an option. The condo itself was comfortable though fairly basic. The beds are comfortable, but the second bathroom is very small. You can do some basic cooking.

Nothing is within walking distance but a short drive away -- grocery store, souvenirs, restaurants. Destin is also close, and there is a lot to do there. We did one of the snorkeling trips with Destin Snorkel and had a great time.

The building is older and could really use a ramp up through the doors into the elevator lobby. Unloading and loading your car by heaving the luggage cart up a step wasn't easy. All in all though for the price, I would recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fabulously updated condo. Well stocked! Great beach.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at the El Matador. Our condo was well appointed. The keypad on the door was a great convenience... No need to chase a key around. The condo also included chair and umbrella service on the beach which was a very nice perk. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The unit was very clean just as other reviewers had said. Having an umbrella and two beach chairs included in the rental was very nice. Beds were comfortable. Location was great - we enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the morning and at night. Just wish there were light blocking drapes in the bedroom and family room as the sun was very bright in the morning lol! We would definitely make reservations again for this unit.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

The condo was up to expectations. Very well located to the beach and pool. Not too far from the attractions of Destin or Fort Walton but still secluded from overcrowded beach. My family especially enjoyed being able to walk the national beach and look for shells. Loved that chairs and an umbrella came with the room. Makes things much more convenient for the beach. Overall wonderful stay. The condo was very well stocked of anything you could need. The only thing that was of some inconvenience would be not having our own washer and dryer in the condo. But each floor had a set.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
VPS Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Pensacola
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1000 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


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Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1026 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King
    Guest Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 2 Twin Singles
  • King Size Bed (1), Twin Size Bed (2), Sleeper Sofa (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf ...
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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