345 El Matador Fort Walton Beach

This beautiful, 1 bedroom unit has spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico! 






The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a great meal that can be enjoyed on your spacious balcony overlooking the water. The renovated kitchen and bathroom are key to making this unit so enjoyable. The comfortable balcony seating invites you to watch the sunset over the waves. Come relax in this "Sapphire Unit" on the Emerald Coast!  ***This is a non-smoking unit which includes the balcony***

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
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove/Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Dinnerware / Cookware Furnished
  • Linens Included
  • Private Balcony
  • Central A/C and Heat
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • No Pets

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
Peak Summer 2024 07/08/2024 - 07/19/2024 3 $269.55
Summer 2024 07/20/2024 - 08/02/2024 3 $237.35
Fall 2024 08/03/2024 - 08/29/2024 3 $173.23
Labor Day 2024 08/30/2024 - 09/06/2024 3 $178.43
Fall 2024 09/07/2024 - 09/20/2024 3 $173.23
High Winter 2024 09/21/2024 - 10/31/2024 3 $145.00 $3,140.55
Winter 2024 -2025 11/01/2024 - 11/26/2024 3 $145.00 $1,925.00
Thanksgiving 2024 11/27/2024 - 12/01/2024 3 $149.35
Winter 2024 -2025 12/02/2024 - 12/23/2024 3 $145.00 $1,925.00
Christmas 2024 12/24/2024 - 12/26/2024 3 $149.35
Winter 2024 -2025 12/27/2024 - 12/30/2024 3 $145.00 $1,925.00
New Years 2024 12/31/2024 - 01/01/2025 3 $149.35
Winter 2024 -2025 01/02/2025 - 02/28/2025 3 $145.00 $1,925.00
Spring 2025 03/01/2025 - 05/16/2025 3 $185.29 $3,285.45
Summer 2025 05/17/2025 - 05/22/2025 3 $237.35
Memorial Day 2025 05/23/2025 - 05/26/2025 3 $244.47
Summer 2025 05/27/2025 - 06/06/2025 3 $237.35
Peak Summer 2025 06/07/2025 - 07/01/2025 3 $269.55
4th of July 2025 07/02/2025 - 07/06/2025 3 $277.64
Peak Summer 2025 07/07/2025 - 07/18/2025 3 $269.55
Summer 2025 07/19/2025 - 08/01/2025 3 $237.35
Fall 2025 08/02/2025 - 08/29/2025 3 $173.23
Labor Day 2025 08/30/2025 - 09/05/2025 3 $178.43
Fall 2025 09/06/2025 - 09/19/2025 3 $173.23
High Winter 2025 09/20/2025 - 10/31/2025 3 $145.00 $3,140.55
Winter 2025 - 2026 11/01/2025 - 11/25/2025 3 $145.00 $1,925.00
Thanksgiving 2025 11/26/2025 - 11/30/2025 3 $149.35
Winter 2025 - 2026 12/01/2025 - 12/23/2025 3 $145.00 $1,925.00
Christmas 2025 12/24/2025 - 12/26/2025 3 $149.35
Winter 2025 - 2026 12/27/2025 - 12/30/2025 3 $145.00 $1,925.00
New Years 2025 12/31/2025 - 01/01/2026 3 $149.35
Winter 2025 - 2026 01/02/2026 - 02/28/2026 3 $145.00 $1,925.00


Had a wonderful week
Sep 2023
Always a wonderful time!
This is our third time to stay and it was great as always. The rooms were nice a roomy and the bed was very comfortable.
Aug 2023
Love the location, the condo was really nice and the weather was excellent
Oct 2022
Beautiful Interior & Beautiful Beach Views
We have been coming to the El Matador for years, staying in different units each time. We LOVED this unit and will book here in the future. Fantastic views of the ocean and very close proximity to the pool. The interior was beautifully decorated with a funky beachy theme. Comfortable bed. Great overall with no complaints!
Jul 2022
Above Average
We love the El Matador!
Jul 2022
We always enjoy staying in room 345 in building #3. The staff is very friendly and helpful we will be staying there again in the near future. Thank you very much.
Oct 2021
Enjoyed the facility and our accommodations. Thanks for another great stay!
Jul 2021
Great stay! Loved the view, clean rooms, friendly staff. Would definitely stay here again!!
May 2021
Room 345
Loved the room, the view, and the service. The only thing I might do is bring my own pillows. We loved our stay!
Oct 2020
vacation 10-9-2020
Totally wonderful.
Oct 2020
We enjoyed our stay.
Aug 2020
Review of Unit 345 El Matador
This was my 5th time to stay at El Matador during my vacation to Ft Walton Beach. I love El Matador! Unit 345 was great except for 2 things! Number 1 the bathtub would stop up and water would take a long time to drain out after taking a shower! & number 2 the sliding glass door is very hard to open! Other than that our vacation was great and I absolutely love the property! It stays clean & beautiful! We will continue to stay at El Matador! Manager's Response - Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and letting us know about the issues you had with the unit. We will make sure these items are addressed and we look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
Jun 2020
Awesome Memorial Day Weekend
We rented this condo for Memorial Day weekend, trying to stay away from the Destin and PCB crowds. The view from the apartment is amazing, the apartment is super cozy and cute, it is not super modern as you can tell from the photos but it is perfect for an awesome beach vacation. When you go out to the beach you can either rent beach gear in front of the condo or walk a few minutes or more to get your own private spot in the beach. This weekend was exactly what we needed after the last months being quarantined at home. We will definitely be back!
May 2020
great vacation
really enjoyed the room and the view. we have found our new vacation spot
Oct 2019
Above Average
The room was very nice only complain we would have is the sliding glass door that goes to the balcony was hard to open felt like the track or either the bottom of sliding door was worn. Other than that it was great. We will probably be coming back great view from balcony.
Sep 2019
Jul 2019
Everything was fine.
Sep 2018
Always enjoy being there. Go dry dry
Sep 2018
Stay July, 2018
Beautiful, well laid out condo. Loved the window in the bedroom. Nice, big balcony and great view of the beach and pool. Had everything provided that we needed. Clean, comfortable bed and loved the large TVs in the living room and bedroom! Maintenance and cleaning staff very responsive and courteous. Very nice complex.
Jul 2018
Loved our condo! We talked about how clean it was & well stocked. Also the grounds are so well maintained and taken care of! Location from the busy beach was also great. We regret not booking for our week trip but there is always next year! One thing to mentioned is the lock on door it was hard to turn key & get out of lock also one time the knob. Am completely off. We pushed it back one it never happen again. Also the door looked to have been kicked in at some time. You may need to check that. Thank you for a wonderful stay ! Also want to mentioned wonderful friendly staff at gate & office! Karen Braswell
Jun 2018
Great stay, room needs a few things
Good: Views are spectacular More kitchen amenities than most Well decorated Cozy feel Balcony setup/ furniture Plenty of blankets, towels, pillows,etc. Large and deep tub Great bedroom views Could do better: Front door cracked Front door handle needs work, lock jams Cannot lock deadbolt from outside Couch and loveseat are hard as a rock Can feel springs poking you through the bed, no one had a good night sleep Shower curtain rod is rusted Don’t get me wrong, this is a great stay. My wife and I have stayed in this room 3 times now over the years. We remember it better in the past. The front door handle and frame are in rough shape. Looks like the framing on the latch is rotting and there was a large crack in the middle of the door where the locks are. Made me nervous about leaving valuables in the room. We did let staff know so this will likely be fixed soon. Other than that, the bed mattress could be replaced. Maybe we are getting old and sensitive. Please remember, we have stayed in this room more than once for good reason. Looking for a beach themed retreat with an amazing view? This is it. Close to the pool and beach and a view that kept me on the balcony with a cup of coffee more than inside. If there was a hammock out there , I would have slept out there all night. We love this room and look forward to returning, perhaps to a more cozy mattress, couch, and new door. :)
May 2018
Decoration made it feel like the beach. very relaxing
May 2018
Wonderful! All the comforts of home and a beautiful view! Located near the end of the beach, so it isn’t very crowded it’s like having your own private beach. Great vacation spot.
May 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at El Matador. The security personnel were always helpful and present at the guard shack so I felt very safe. There were no loud tenants around us which really helped in getting my 1 year old to sleep at night. The whole compound was very clean. There were several people we saw with pets (assuming they were owners) and they were all SUPER nice. The heated pool was very nice to have due to the cooler weather during our stay. The boardwalk was so close to the beach and was kept very clean. Would love to stay here in the future.
Mar 2018
Outstanding visit
Jan 2018
Peaceful blues
I loved the decor, the blues were very peaceful and calming. I also loved the artwork displayed. The views from the balcony were beautiful. This is the 3rd time we have stayed at el Matador, and this condo is by far, my favorite so far. We will definitely be back and highly recommend it.
Oct 2017
Unit 345
We really enjoyed our stay as usual. Hurricane HARVEY tried to ruin it, beaches were closed a couple days. We still had fun and relaxed. The unit we stayed in was beautiful and had a super comfy bed. Awesome beach view from bedroom and balcony. It was our 3rd visit to El Matador. Quiet and secluded away from all the crowds. Will definitely return again. Would be nice if hot tub had better coed hours. Thank y'all so much for the experience, and for making El Matador our home away from home. Brian Fort Worth, Texas.
Sep 2017
Our home away from home!
This was our third year in a row staying in this room and we have no intentions on ever staying anywhere else! We love everything about this condo. :)
Aug 2017
Our room was amazing and very clean. Many extras not usually included in most condos.
Jul 2017
We loved our stay at El Matador! Our condo was cute, colorful and kitschy (in all the best ways). The view was astounding, and bed was comfortable! All-in-all, it was an exquisite experience.
May 2017
Room was awesome. Nice view. Very relaxing.. Would come back for sure.
Mar 2017
We loved this room so much last year that we stayed in the exact same one this year! The room is beautiful and so was the beach! Loved eating breakfast on the balcony every morning and watching the waves! We had a blast!
Aug 2016
Beautiful place love the decor of the unit it had everything we needed I know we will be back Thanks for a great vacation!
Jul 2016
We were very pleased with the accommodations. We had a wonderful vacation. We will definitely recommend to our friends.
Troy and Jennie
Apr 2016
Sep 2015
We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect! This room is beautiful and the view is amazing. The staff is very friendly and we loved the fact that there is a guard on duty. We felt at home and safe here, which is very important because we will be bringing our baby boy with us for our next visit! The whole area is great, the beach is clean, the water is crystal clear, there is so much to do, and see, and EAT! We saw dolphins almost every day, which was my favorite part. Needless to say, we will be coming back to El Matador for years to come and we will be bringing lots of friends and family with us!
Sep 2015
We loved our stay at Ft. Walton, and Condo Unit 345 was like a Home Away From Home :-)
The quality of the Condo was perfection! We truly enjoyed our stay, and wished it was longer. The Condo was decorated just as my Wife would have done it herself (which made her a Happy Vacationer). We will be going back to El Matador again, and will insist on Condo 345. Many thanks, Charlie
Charles L
Jul 2015
El Matador
Everything was lovely! The staff was friendly and helpful. The beach was clean and the hotel grounds were immaculate. No crowded beaches and the guests that were there were also friendly and family oriented. No rowdiness seen, just people having fun and enjoying this beautiful spot in paradise! Only complaint was the "free" photographer stood us up at 6:30 in am on the beach. Never called to cancel or apologize! I rescheduled with Hamilton Images in Pensacola and it well worth paying for! My husband and I can't wait to come back next year and definitely stay same place. We were in 345 with a great view of ocean and great beachy decor! Loved it!
Jun 2015
Love #345
We have stayed or have tried to stay in this unit for over 10 years. It's what a beach condo should look like! We love El Matador! The location is perfect since there are no condos on one side. Can't wait to come back next year!
Jun 2015
spring break
loved my blue condo- so nicely decorated and fun to stay in- put us in a gulf water mood instantly. As ever El Matador is MY VACATION PLACE.
Apr 2015
We Loved Our Visit
We fell in love with unit 345. We have stayed at El Matador 3 or 4 times in the past with other family members but this was by far our favorite home away from home. The peaceful blue setting was so awesome. My daughter and I came for her senior spring break last week for a girls get away and we couldn't have been happier. She had friends to come visit one day and they too just raved and raved about our place. We will book this unit again soon.
Apr 2015
345 El Matador Rental Review
We just love you guys! El Matador is the only place to stay. We had one problem with toilet the last night we stayed. We found plunger - problem gone. Wish we could afford a place down there see ya next year ... Thanks
Sep 2014
Beautiful condo.
Beautiful condo. Wonderful weather.
Jun 2014
Love 345!
We've stayed at El Matador for 12 years and we love it! We've stayed in other rooms but usually that's if 345 isn't available. I LOVE the d├ęcor! It would be how I would decorate if I had a beach condo. The only issue was and has been for a few years is the sliding screen door is broke. It doesn't open or close easily. Other than that everything was nice and clean! We hope to be back in September!
May 2014
Unit 345
The unit was spectacular....loved the decor! Definitely want to rent this unit again!
Apr 2014

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