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Sugar White Beaches within steps!

Bedrooms 2
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'. Emerald blue waters and sugary sand white beaches are steps 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

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.


Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1034 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Sugar White Beaches within steps!
average rating of 4.612903 based on 31 reviews

this condo was great for me

  • 5 of 5

The condo is not on the water but for me and my grandchildren having a beautiful grass area to play on was wonderful

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

First off Karen is easy to deal with and very helpful. The condo was just as described. Nicely decorated, with nice furniture and tvs. The master bed was so comfortable I dreaded going home to mine. It slep 5 of us very comfortably and would've slept a couple more. Has everything you need from towels to cooking and eating utensils as well as other necessities. There was beach toys, boogie boards and even a couple of beach chars. The yard area was very nice we would sit on the back porch late at night it was so quiet and peaceful. Washer and dryer was conviently located not far from the front door. The El Matador facility is very nice. They have carts available very close to room as well for luggage and groceries. Also there is security on hand 24 hours at the entrance. It was just a short walk to the beach. We would defiantly stay here again! Thanks Karen!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean. Kitchen had everything you could possibly need. Beds were very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Condo is a short walk to the beach and pools. Very nice pool areas. All the residents were very nice and helpful. Very nice community. There are a couple restaurants I would highly recommend, Harbor Docks in Destin had wonderful food and service. Try the grilled fish with lemon caper sauce. It's to die for. We ate there twice! We went toTailfins and watched the kites flying. It was so relaxing. We sat there for 3 hours, had some cocktails and watched the boats and kites. The Crab Trap was also great. You can spend the day on the beach right outside the restaurant. Walk on the dock, do some shopping, and there's even a playground for the kids. We took this trip to look for a home and we are building our dream home in the Crestview area. Can't wait to move to the area and enjoy the beautiful beaches and fresh seafood!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained and perfect for our family

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay in this unit. There was plenty of space, technology worked wonderfully and decorated tastefully. Our only complaint was the sliding door was very difficult to use. We went out that way often in the evenings so our children could play in the large grassy area. The door did not slide and we were afraid we were going to break it once and for all. Everything else was perfect and we would certainly recommend and return!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The El Matador was a neat and clean place. The place was kept up and looked nice.

  • 3 of 5

We rented for a 5 night stay. The 2 bedroom Condo and really nice and had nice furniture and decor. We did enjoy our stay.

I was really surprised on a few little things like one roll of cheap cheap toilet paper in the bathrooms. Paper Towels were cheap too.

And one trash bag. I paid good money for the place and good toilet, towels and trash bags are sold in every store. One bed needs to

be replaced because with 2 people you just roll to the center. The patio furniture seen its better days and should be replaced. She did have dish soap, dishwasher and laundry packets which was really nice. The place was clean and the beaches were wonderful. Like I said we did enjoy our stay.

I had to call Karen and she called me right back. We were also had to change our vacation plans and we were able to come into the unit a day early.

Which was great for us. We rented a pontoon and went to Crab Island, fun! Thanks for sharing your place with us!

Barb R.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goodness...I change the condo schedule to help you out and accommodate you so you can come a day early and we receive three stars for the quality of toilet paper and paper towels? I wasn't aware of the patio furniture until my property manager brought it to my attention...I have purchased a new set.
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I like it

  • 1 of 5

Everything was good except for the bed too noisy ,The place too small for seven people and Dusty

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you felt you needed to give the condo a rating of "1". That's pretty harsh. We've never received anything like that. I wish you would have told me the place was dusty because I would have sent our cleaning crew over immediately! Can't imagine how a bed could be noisy too but I'll look into both issues.
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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

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
Spring Break
Mar 19 2017 - Mar 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 26 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Aug 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + 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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