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Sugar White Beaches within steps!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,034 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 full baths.Beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable!!! HAPPY PLACE!

El Matador, located on Okaloosa Island is approximately 3 miles from 'DESTIN'. We are in building 5 right next to the heated pool and tennis courts. The emerald blue waters and sugary sand white beaches are just a short walk away from the condo door. The condo is a short walk to the 1/4 mile long Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, famous for it's large fish. Don't fish? No problem. Spectators are always welcome to come out and watch the dolphins in their natural environment and to watch the sun drop into the Gulf of Mexico. Wonderful seafood dining, entertainment from the Gulfarium and plenty of shopping are within walking distance as well.

This newly renovated two bedroom, two bath spacious gulf side condo comfortably sleeps 8. The Master bedroom has a king bed with 50' HDTV and private bath. The second bedroom has two large full size beds with a large 32' HDTV and also has a full bath. The large living area has a couch that converts to a very comfortable queen size bed and features another 50' HDTV. Each room also has a dvd player with a large selection of movies for everyone. Grill out while watching or playing some tennis or basketball just feet away or while relaxing and watching the beautiful sunset. Plenty of grassy area for the kids to run and play while you sit on the patio and relax.

El Matador is a popular beachfront resort. It features two pools (one heated and located feet from the front door) (the other is located right on the beach). Two lighted tennis courts, a sauna, whirlpool, basketball court, beach volleyball, game room, and an exercise room, plus weekly activities in the Winter for the Snowbirds!!!

Don't miss out on a great get away!! Call or book your vacation today!

More Details

Karen Glaus
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Karen Glaus

My name is Beth. I'm a tennis pro from Nashville Tn. Along with tennis, I love the sun and the beach. I purchased this condo about 4 years ago. I have really enjoyed making it a place that I love and I feel like others will enjoy it as well!

Karen Glaus purchased this condo in 2010

Why Karen Glaus chose Fort Walton Beach

I've always wanted to own a property right on the beach and love this area. After looking for years, I feel like I found the ideal beautiful spot for vacationing and I hope to share it with others that will love it too.

What makes this condo unique

Destin is a wonderful fun vacation area that I love, although I'm not a huge fan of the crowds. With this condo, I am close enough to enjoy the benefits of Destin, such as the great restaurants, the outlet mall shopping, and the water park. After enjoying a touch of all that, I have the benefit of what feels like my own private beach. We have 2 wonderful pools, lighted tennis courts. I have spent several times at the beach watching the dolphins play.


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1034 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 - 50' HDTV's, 1 - 32' HDTV, All tiled flooring, hair dryers in both bathrooms, games for indoors and beach.


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(40 traveler reviews)

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Sugar White Beaches within steps!
average rating of 4.575 based on 40 reviews
buford Ga

clean, roomy, well maintained

  • 5 of 5

we were very impressed with the condo, but not as impressed as we were with the owner. I am hearing impaired and need closed captioning on the tv. we were not able to get it through the tv, I called the owner and within 15 minutes she not only returned my call but already had someone on the way to fix it. i'm not really used to service like that anymore. As far as the ocean, it was a short walk away but for the money we paid and what we got, I'll make that trade anytime. We got that beautiful condo for less than half of what we would have paid for a hotel.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad you had a great time and I was able to help you enjoy it!!! Please come again!
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Love this place

  • 5 of 5

This condo is close to everything you want to see or do in the Gulf. Comfortable and secluded as there are no neighbors on one side. You can walk for miles on the National Seashore.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay, will be back

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful beach, great pools, and a well maintained facility made for a wonderful vacation

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tulsa, OK

Roomy condo, very family friendly

  • 4 of 5

Complex location is fantastic, very easy to find, and very close to restaurants and shopping. The complex is right on the beach, although the condo itself is not (see below). Condo has lots of room for the whole family, with a spacious kitchen, comfy living room, and 2 nicely-sized bedrooms and bathrooms. The condo was very clean, and a vacuum/broom are available if your kids are as messy as mine are. Kitchen was stocked with plenty of dinnerware, pots/pans and other cookware. Bring extra trash bags, however. Bathroom towels are provided (but bring your own beach towels). There were 2 beach chairs, and several beach toys & boogie boards available. It rained for 2 days that we were there, but the Wifi was fast, the TV channels were plentiful, and there was an entire drawer full of movies and several family-friendly board games in the condo. Condo is located right next to the basketball court and tennis court at building 5 (which our teenager loved), but there are no views to speak of, and you do have to walk through 2 of the condo parking lots to get to the beach. The walk takes less than 5 minutes, so it's not too bad, even with beach gear and kids in tow. The complex felt very safe, and was very quiet. We had two cars, and were able to park right outside the condo all week. The pool next to the condo was listed as being heated, but it wasn't very warm at all the one time we used it. Karen was very responsive to all my questions, and I appreciated her welcome email.

Laundry is right out the door to the left, past the elevators. It costs $1 for washing and another for drying, I think. The security guards keep change on hand if you need it. Get to the trash bins by going past and then behind the building with the pool.

I wish there were an option to give 4 1/2 stars, because there are only two minor things keeping this from being a 5-star property. The first is the terrible sliding glass door in the living room, as has been mentioned in the other reviews, and the second is the too-large bed frame for one of the beds in the 2nd bedroom - the ends have padding taped onto them, so at least you won't get hurt too badly, but we still tripped a few times.

Overall, we had a lovely stay! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cookeville, TN

Very nice and roomy. Close to the beach and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

The condo was well maintained. With five women getting ready, it would be nice to have extra mirrors in the bedrooms; a full length mirror would be good. Also, on the outside patio, a few hooks to hang beach towels would be nice. Overall good place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decent Comdo and complex for the price

  • 4 of 5

Condo was nice and clean as well as the facilities. However, the condo itself was not beach front nor has a beach view. The beach is approximately a five minute walk through two parking lots. The owners were extremely hospitable but may need to provide more details in their welcome email in regards to facility services (I.e. Location of trash delivery and laundry room) Overall experience was good and I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dewey Destin Seafood
Donut Hole
Magnolia Grill Fort Walton Beach
McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Southwest flies into Pensacola
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Down the street (walk)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
There are many golf courses located in Destin
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Down the street (walk)
Car: recommended

Miles of beautiful white sand Beach. Emerald blue water. Lots of Dolphins. Sea shells. Sun! A little off the beaten path. Only 5 minutes from Destin but only a fraction of the traffic. Plenty of restaurants and activities to keep everyone happy!!! Great place to escape for a week or a month!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

No one under the age of 25 is allowed to be the renter of my property. I don't allow pets or smoking inside my condo. If for some reason you need to cancel, as long as it's at least 30 days before your trip, I will offer a full refund less $100.00 processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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