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El Matador

909 Santa Rosa Blvd., Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Southern Vacation Rental services is very bad. The 1st night there I haven't hard time can find anyone help me. We never could get the door works. I have left at least 3 messages but no one respond my phone calls. I have to call them back at 7am to complain about it. The guy come over to fix but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautifully beach decorated comfortable 2bdrm condo! All appliances, utensils, bedding provided! Our family had the best time! Mornings with coffee and walking the quiet beach! Lunchtime out of the cooler under umbrella with chairs on the sugar white sand! Enough sun by 2:00 heading to the pool to cool down! Then ready to site see the Island and hunt a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in appartment 237 it was clean. It can use a new lock and door knob we had a hard time trying to get into the apartment .the sofa sleeper was REALLY BAD you can feel the iron bars in your back that's how bad the sleeper sofa was, so bad we had to go to Walmart to purchase... More 

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Ocean Springs, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was told in my listing "gulf view" . I had a building view, and I paid for ocean view. I could have went with many places that would have had ocean view from the balcony. I thought gulf view meant just that. Oh no building 1 has no ocean view! I also would like to tell all touring motorcycles... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at El Matador Condominiums. We wanted to let you know that all motorcycles are welcome at El Matador Condominiums. The association has designated an area for motorcycle parking which is next to the guard gate. We are sorry you did not like the view from your unit. We try to... More 

Russellville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another excellent vacation at El Matador! This was our 4th STAY at El Matador and our 2nd STAY in unit #447. Only thing I would change is to put bar height chairs on balcony for better viewing. The amenities were perfect as usual! We will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 4t time staying here. The staff is always super nice and very informative when we have questions. The pool and grounds are always kept very clean. Great access to the beach, awesome restaurants near by, and Destin is only about 10-15 minutes away. I could have not picked a better place. I will definitely come back with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rented a condo here - #530 - loved the decor and layout - beachy theme. Loved that it had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms - also living room and kitchen plus 3 tv's. It had a longer than some balcony - the buildings closer to the beach looked like they had shorter ones. Loved that you could pick from various... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to review your unit. We hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island. More 

Portage, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stayed at the here for a week. Location was great- right on the gulf. Very clean. Has security 24/7. It has 2 pools. Tennis and basketball courts available but did not use due to heat. Small workout room. I believe there was a whirlpool and steam room but didn't use due to heat. They offer chair and umbrella service for... More 

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Atlanta, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were originally drawn to El Matador because it was the last property on the west side of Okaloosa Island. Literally next to the resort was a gate that would lead you onto military property. Of course, you could walk along the shore in that direction with no issues, but what this means, typically, is that this part of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We could not have been more pleased! The pictures on the website do not do this condo and the area justice. Our apartment was immaculately clean, the view of the pool and gulf was astonishing. To sit outside every morning, hear the waves,drink coffee, still and peaceful was perfect. We would not change a thing about this condo. The condo... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are so happy that you had a great time and loved your room. We hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you stay on beautiful Okaloosa Island. More 

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