165 El Matador Fort Walton Beach

Spacious 1 bedroom 1 bath unit on the top floor and centrally located to all the amenities at El Matador 






Enjoy the outstanding views of the emerald green Gulf while you enjoy a meal or cocktail on the large balcony that looks out over the courtyard and Gulf. Open concept kitchen provides views from anywhere in the unit. Large flat screen and new blue ray DVD player in the living room.  Don't wait, this one books fast! Free Wi-Fi available

El Matador Condominiums are located next to 17 miles of uninhabited beach. To make your Florida vacation unforgettable, our beach resort offers an array of amenities which includes two pools (one is heated seasonally), tennis/pickle ball and basketball courts, a fitness center, whirlpools, saunas, meeting rooms and more!  Resting on over 12 acres, El Matador is beautifully landscaped and meticulously attended featuring lush palm trees and manicured lawn. The resort is accented by surrounding sugar-white sand, the sparkling surf, and is convenient to many unique shopping establishments fine restaurants and a variety of water sports.

Age Requirement:  NO reservations will be accepted for singles under the age of 25 unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A parent or legal guardian shall be allowed to supervise no more than 3 individuals under the age of 25. Parent or legal guardian MUST occupy the same room as those they are supervising. Any reservations made under false pretenses will forfeit all prepaid rents and deposits and will be required to vacate the unit.


Complex Amenities
  • Heated Pool (Seasonal)
  • Gulf-Front Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis / Pickle Ball Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Hot Tub & Sauna
  • 24-Hour Security
  • Conference Rooms - extra fee
  • Community BBQ Grills - Charcoal
  • Private Beach Access
  • Coin laundry on each floor
  • Boardwalk to the beach
  • Elevators
  • Gated Complex
  • Beach Shower
  • EV Charger
  • Ice Machine - Vending
Unit Amenities
  • Keyless Entry
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove/Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Dinnerware / Cookware Furnished
  • Tile Flooring
  • Master Bedroom with Balcony Access
  • Linens Included
  • Private Balcony
  • Central A/C and Heat
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • No Pets

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
Winter 2023 - 2024 01/02/2024 - 02/29/2024 3 $132.00 $1,550.00
Spring 2024 03/01/2024 - 05/17/2024 3 $157.43 $3,471.30
Summer 2024 05/18/2024 - 05/23/2024 3 $214.00
Memorial Day 2024 05/24/2024 - 05/27/2024 3 $220.42
Summer 2024 05/28/2024 - 06/07/2024 3 $214.00
Peak Summer 2024 06/08/2024 - 07/02/2024 3 $244.43
4th of July 2024 07/03/2024 - 07/07/2024 3 $251.76
Peak Summer 2024 07/08/2024 - 07/19/2024 3 $244.43
Summer 2024 07/20/2024 - 08/02/2024 3 $214.00
Fall 2024 08/03/2024 - 08/29/2024 3 $153.00
Labor Day 2024 08/30/2024 - 09/02/2024 3 $157.59
Fall 2024 09/03/2024 - 09/20/2024 3 $153.00
High Winter 2024 09/21/2024 - 10/31/2024 3 $132.00 $2,910.60
Winter 2024 -2025 11/01/2024 - 11/26/2024 3 $132.00 $1,550.00
Thanksgiving 2024 11/27/2024 - 12/01/2024 3 $135.96
Winter 2024 -2025 12/02/2024 - 12/23/2024 3 $132.00 $1,550.00
Christmas 2024 12/24/2024 - 12/26/2024 3 $135.96
Winter 2024 -2025 12/27/2024 - 12/30/2024 3 $132.00 $1,550.00
New Years 2024 12/31/2024 - 01/01/2025 3 $135.96
Winter 2024 -2025 01/02/2025 - 02/28/2025 3 $132.00 $1,550.00
Spring 2025 03/01/2025 - 05/16/2025 3 $157.43 $3,471.30


Great experience!
We stayed in 165 for the first time and it was great! Very clean and roomy for a condo room. Plenty of space for 4 people and belongings. One thing we will be bringing next year, is dish soap, multi purpose cleaner etc. That’s on us for forgetting. Overall great experience and we will be back!!
Jul 2023
Really enjoyed the stay
Great views and nice unit with a quick cooking convection oven. The sliding glass door is likely the original and very hard to slide. So that could really use an upgrade. The shower design is a single handle for hot and cold. It seemed that you only increased the pressure while increasing the heat of the water. This was fine for me, but my wife didn’t care for the design as she doesn’t like her water too hot, but enjoys more pressure so she simply couldn’t get it right. Especially for washing her long thick hair. Overall I’m sure we’d both agree to stay in this unit again, but not without at least considering trying a different unit. We have stayed at The El Matador a number of times and it really is a great spot with great staff members.
Jul 2022
A Wonderful View & A wonderful condo excellent customer service at the office Hannah thank you for everything...we will return again !!!
Oct 2021
Above Average
Unit is somewhat outdated but we were comfortable and it was quiet with a great view of the beach. As other reviewers have mentioned, the biggest drawback is the bathroom - water barely trickles out of the shower-head making it very unpleasant to shower. We will not be staying in this unit again because of this issue.
Manager's Response:  We are sorry that you had issues with the unit.  We have had a plumber address the water pressure problem and it has been resolved. 
Sep 2021
love the el matador
love staying at el matador. we started going when the grandkids were babies and now they are old enough to go on their own.
Aug 2021
Wonderful resort on the beach
We loved the El Matador resort! Everyone was very friendly and professional, the communication before we arrived was excellent, and our unit was exactly as described. Lots of places around the resort to gather with our softball team and families, and the location and beach were perfect. Would definitely return!
Jul 2021
very nice stay
Everything was great but the water pressure was the worst I have ever experienced. Office said it was because I was on the 6th floor and the buildings were built in the 70's. Not buying that. I don't think they want to upgrade. I have been in plenty of older buildings and higher than the 6th floor and did not have this low of water pressure. Otherwise the condo and El Matador is great!
May 2021
Had a wonderful week room was awesome
May 2021
The whole process of procuring the unit for the week went very smoothly. We loved the condo!! Well-appointed kitchen, LOVELY balcony with wonderful table and chairs. We spent a lot of time on that balcony. Our only complaint was that despite our liking the couch and love seat in the unit, we found the couch in particular to be extremely uncomfortable. Other than that, we loved the condo and plan to rent it again in the future!
Apr 2021
Fabolous vacation
The room was large enough for our family of 4 and the kitchen was well stocked with utensils. It was very convenient being close to the laundry. Elevator was a little slow, but provide motivation to use the stairs.
Mar 2021
Very nice unit. It was clean and well stocked kitchen. The view from the balcony was beautiful.
Jun 2020
Above Average
Things are much better now than I remember years ago. Good job...you all...or if you prefer y'all! Enjoyed the unit! Well kept and felt at home. Joe
Oct 2019
Great week!
Condo was very nice, fully furnished. Even had extra beach chairs, umbrella and beach wagon!! The bed was very comfortable. The view of the water was amazing. We had a great week!! Definitely will stay here again!!
Oct 2018
Room 165
We stayed at the El Matador room 165, the view is great. We loved staying here. My only complaint would be that the water pressure in the kitchen and in the shower was poor. Other than that everything was perfect. The Whitaker
Sep 2018
Great Place to Stay
everything was great, this was our second time at this property for vacation. We've stayed at two other places in the area and El Matador is by far the best of the three.
Sep 2018
Made great memories
A family oriented atmosphere with a breathtaking scene. The condo was lovely and clean. The only complaint was our condo smelled like dead fish. It knocked you out the first couple of days but eventually disappeared. We will stay again!
Jul 2018
Love this unit
This is the second time I have stayed in this unit. My mom booked this unit at the same time she booked hers, but my family stayed in it. This unit is bright, nicely decorated, and I love the counter island in the kitchen. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc. The mattress could stand to be updated, a few more pillows could be in there as well as a few more hooks in the bathroom to hang wet stuff. But otherwise, we were very happy in this unit. Love the tall patio furniture.
Jun 2018
Great unit and very clean, we will return
Nov 2017
Excellent as usual.
Jun 2017
Excellent as usual.
Jun 2017
Unit 165
This was our 7th stay at El Matador and 6th stay in this unit. We love the place and keep pondering the idea to buy and put a unit on the rental program. Wonderful grounds and unit. Glad the horrid security officer is gone from last year and would love for the elevator in building 1 to be more reliable.
May 2017
Great spot!!
This was by far the nicest condo at EM I have ever stayed in. Great kitchen. Great bathroom. Nicely decorated. Comfy bed. Cool tiny dishwasher. Decent WiFi. I would definitely stay there again next summer.
Jul 2016
El Matador Stay March/April 2016
Our El Matador stay was simply amazing and the staff was awesome. I must repeat! Thank you El Matodor for the stay!
Apr 2016
Wonderful property We will be back
Feb 2016
Our stay was excellent. The on site staff was very friendly. The security guards were very professional and courteous. The room, grounds, and facilities exceeded our expectations. We would definitely consider visiting again for a future vacation.
Sep 2015
Well appointed
1 BR condo with sleeper sofa nicely appointed with more modern look. Wonderful experience!
Jul 2015
wonderful unit
this is a great unit with upgraded kitchen and bath. it has a very well stocked kitchen for anyone saving money by cooking some of their meals and plenty of room to serve it in the open dining / living room. i saw many other units in the complex and this is one of the best!
Jun 2015
Awesome Condo and Location!
My family and I stayed in this updated and well-appointed condo from 8/2-8/9/14. This condo complex is well located on the island with no other properties to the west, so the feel was secluded with virtually no beach traffic. The complex is clean and well- maintained and so was the unit. The people who live and visit this area are very friendly and the atmosphere is secure. We loved the close proximity to stores and great restaurants. The furnishings in the unit were very comfortable. The El Matador staff made the check-in and out very simple and quick. We would definitely recommend this unit and complex to our friends and family!
Aug 2014
We love staying at 165 El Matador!
My family and i have been staying in room 165 at El Matador for almost 5 consecutive years, and everytime we've stayed there its heaven! The view its perfect! Very nice and clean place. I highly recommend the condo 165 at El Matador! :)
Aug 2014
First Time
I was pleased with every thing about this place. There were two issuse that we had: 1 The phone did not work in the room 2 The curtin for the patio door in the bedroom did not work using the cord.
Apr 2014
A Slice of Southern Riviera
Modern, great kitchen, and everything we could need to enjoy our stay. The views were unbelievable. El Matador is a wonderful complex. We will return.
Apr 2014
Newly Remodeled
Loved the kitchen island and that the unit was recently remodeled
Dec 2013

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