We take pride in curating unforgettable stays and providing exceptional service that goes above and beyond expectations. We believe that the best way to showcase the quality of our properties and the dedication of our team is through the words of those who have experienced it firsthand. Whether you’re seeking a serene beachfront retreat, or a cozy condo to rest after a long beach day, our guest reviews page offers a glimpse into the delightful memories and cherished moments that our guests have created during their Fort Walton stay with us. Join us as we embark on a journey through the genuine stories and heartfelt gratitude shared by our esteemed visitors, inspiring you to choose us for your next remarkable vacation experience.


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What Our Guests Are Saying




“We enjoyed a wonderful vacation here. Couldn’t be happier with the room. It had everything we needed and more! We also loved the location. Our stay also included a family reunion in one of the private rooms. It was perfect for our gathering and was a hit! The staff was so easy to work with. We will be back!”

– Joy Crouse

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“We enjoyed our stay at El Matador. We have been staying at El Matador for years and have tried many of the different buildings. They have all been nice. They have basketballs and tennis rackets to check out with id that my children enjoyed. It was refreshing in the “cold” pool and enjoyable in the “hot” pool. There is a sauna and hot tub (mens/women’s/co-ed at times) to use as well. The pool guys were out every morning cleaning and taking care of things. Well-maintained property.”

Dawn Walbeck

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“One of the greatest resorts to stay. Annual summer trips were had here growing up. Right on the Gulf Coast, this place had everything. Swimming pools to relax by and easy access to the white sand beaches. At night it was only a short trip to restaurants down the strip. I hope to get back to this relaxing place at some point soon.”

Family on Beach

Scott Heslop


“Our condo was perfect for our honeymoon! Ocean view, two minute walk to the beach, quiet, peaceful…it was everything we wanted and more. There is miles of undeveloped beach to the west so it felt like we had our own private beach every day. Our condo and the complex itself was clean and beautiful! We would definitely go back!”

Alyssa Pettiford

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“Clean, recently updated room perfect for my family. We couldn’t have been happier with our accommodations. From our stay to hearing stories of those who have been coming for 40+, those who live there that highly recommend us to purchase a property and personnel could not have been more helpful. We have made friends and memories that I believe will last a lifetime.”

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