362 El Matador Fort Walton Beach

This condo has a fantastic view of the beach from the unit!






Fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath condo has all the amenities of home. 3 Flatscreen TV's with 2 Blu-ray player and 1 DVD players. Owner also provides upgraded digital HD channels. The master bedroom has a balcony entrance as does the living room. Just picture yourself here, on the white sandy beach, relaxing and making memories to last a life time.

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
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Granite Countertops
  • 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
Spring 2024 03/01/2024 - 05/17/2024 3 $322.75 $7,116.61
Summer 2024 05/18/2024 - 05/23/2024 3 $389.30
Memorial Day 2024 05/24/2024 - 05/27/2024 3 $400.98
Summer 2024 05/28/2024 - 06/07/2024 3 $389.30
Peak Summer 2024 06/08/2024 - 07/02/2024 3 $459.37
4th of July 2024 07/03/2024 - 07/07/2024 3 $473.15
Peak Summer 2024 07/08/2024 - 07/19/2024 3 $459.37
Summer 2024 07/20/2024 - 08/02/2024 3 $389.30
Fall 2024 08/03/2024 - 08/29/2024 3 $334.43
Labor Day 2024 08/30/2024 - 09/02/2024 3 $344.46
Fall 2024 09/03/2024 - 09/20/2024 3 $334.43
High Winter 2024 09/21/2024 - 10/31/2024 3 $237.03 $5,131.98
Winter 2024-2025 11/01/2024 - 11/26/2024 3 $237.03 $1,995.00
Thanksgiving 2024 11/27/2024 - 12/01/2024 3 $244.14
Winter 2024-2025 12/02/2024 - 12/23/2024 3 $237.03 $1,995.00
Christmas 2024 12/24/2024 - 12/26/2024 3 $244.14
Winter 2024-2025 12/27/2024 - 12/30/2024 3 $237.03 $1,995.00
New Years 2024 12/31/2024 - 01/01/2025 3 $244.14
Winter 2024-2025 01/02/2025 - 02/28/2025 3 $237.03 $1,995.00
Spring 2025 03/01/2025 - 05/16/2025 3 $322.75 $7,116.61


Wonderful vacation
We've stayed at El Matador many times now. This is our 4th time in 362. We love it! It's very clean and quiet.
Nov 2022
View from 362
Although 362 is getting a little tired now, we enjoyed our stay. This is the fourth year we have chosen to stay there. The view must be one of the best at El Matador, sixth floor, looking west. Renovated several years ago, the furniture is generally comfortable and attractive. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils. The owners have provided a generous library of books, CDs, and DVDs--a most unusual bonus. Why they bought a king size bed for the master bedroom that one has to have a step stool to get into I will never understand, and the bed is very squeaky. All tables are scratched now. Water pressure remains very low year after year.
Oct 2022
Unit 362
We have been coming to El Matador annually for about twenty years. This was our fourth time to request #362. The sixth floor view from the balcony has to be one of the very best. The unit is tastefully decorated and furnished. We were pleasantly surprised to find three television sets and (very unusual) a library of books, CDs, videos, and jigsaw puzzles! Some aspects of the unit are getting a little tired, but I suspect it's still 'way ahead of most other rental units. Grounds are attractive and extremely well tended. Security 24/7 is a real plus.
Oct 2021
Great condo!!
The condo is great! Clean and comfy! The views are spectacular! Highly recommend this condo!
Oct 2021
Great View and Location, Needs Updating
We would rate it 3.5 out of 5 stars. The Pros: The apartment was comfortable and has an exceptional view, it had everything that we needed, is a good value and was clean. The guest bath seemed updated and was nice. Pots and pans are a great set if you want to stay in and cook. The Cons: It does not have a "beachy" decor, which is fine, but the furniture needs to be serviced. The Master bed is very large and comfortable but make loud squeaking noises like it needs to be taken apart and have every screw tightened, same with the dining room chairs, they need to be tightened and feel wobbly. Also, the cups and dishes could use updating as well and please replace the vacuum cleaner, it doesn't really pick up anything (especially sand). When we arrived there was a musty smell coming from the utility closet that houses the AC unit that improved during our stay but never went away. The water pressure is very weak, but that is probably due to being on the top floor and not the fault of the unit but something that the building could work to improve. One other thing that the unit could offer that would add a lot of value is to subscribe to two beach chairs and an umbrella, I think an owner said it's only $100 per month, and this cost could be passed down to renters for cheap, otherwise it's $35 or $40 per day. The El Matador staff were nice and helpful, the pools are great. I think that the condo management should sell single serve dish washer and laundry pods so guests don't have to buy a box of these at the store for only a week's stay.
Sep 2021
Beautiful Condo
Gorgeous well appointed condo. Will stay here again
Jul 2021
Always gets better.
We have taken a vacation to FL 3 times. All 3 at El Matador. Thought about trying something else but you can’t beat the best. Family oriented, lots of private beach. I know it’s quite and safe. For the $ I’ll always come back. 362 had the best view. You can stay inland and spend all day at the beach. Pack all your crap and have to make a day of it. With us we may swim couple three times a day. It’s literally right there. Right outside. Staff is friendly but no late night parties. Not apposed but this is a family resort. Can’t imagine not coming back.
Jun 2021
loved our stay!
May 2021
It was such a great time. Love the location and pools and view .
May 2021
Above Average
Beautiful view.
Feb 2021
Above Average
had another great stay thanks for transfer we understand things happen hope to get back soon
Jan 2021
We always enjoy our stays at El Matador! We spent our honeymoon there in 1980 and it holds a special place in our hearts. It’s always a wonderful time of rest and relaxation.
Sep 2020
Beautiful Unit
Let me start by saying that if your looking for a five star condo with all new bells and whistles, then this condo is not for you and El Matador is not for you either. But if you want a nice room with plenty of upgraded appliances and upgraded bathrooms with a wholesome feel then this is the condo for you. With all of the games DVDs and fully stocked kitchen (pots, pans, etc.) you feel like your at home or close as you can get. I have been coming to El matador since I was a kid (30 years) and the grounds have always been kept up beautifully. The views are amazing and your so close to the sand and ocean unlike other condos I have stayed. The only complaint I have, which is not a complaint because it’s not anyone’s fault, but the refrigerator is going out. We didn’t loose any food, but didn’t have much ice all week or the items in the fridge didn’t stay cold at all. (When checking out, I told the front office, so hopefully this issue is resolved). I would come back and book this unit 100 times over if I could!
Managers Response: Owner is replacing the refrigerator, thank you for letting us know and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay!
Sep 2020
We really enjoyed staying here. Love the view and family oriented. Not a big party place and that is where we like to take family. Pool was awesome. Very clean facility. Our fridge was going bad so that was the only complaint. We lost some of our food but learned to just put everything in freezer to keep cool enough. We usually stay in Destin but prices just keep going up. After seeing how much more less busy things are at Fort Walton Beach we will definitely be staying here from now on
Aug 2020
We go every year. Love this place
Aug 2020
Above Average
Great view!
Aug 2020
Above Average
Very clean! comfortable stay for our 2nd time here! Amazing view and love the location. Master bed is so firm and very uncomfortable. Bed frame is too squeaky. Lack of water pressure was very frustrating.
Jun 2020
El Matador 362
We have stayed in several different units at El Matador during the past twenty years. We think that 362 is the best--two bedrooms, two baths, recently renovated, tastefully decorated. View from the balcony is unparalleled. You'll even find a library of books, DVDs, and CDs in case it rains one day!
Oct 2019
#362 is a great unit to rent.
We enjoyed a great week in unit #362. The unit was very clean and equipped with everything a small group would need for a vacation. For entertainment we enjoyed several dvd movies, cd music and games and several books. A very well equipped condo unit and will visit again. Thank you very much. Richard
Sep 2019
Satisfied Again
We returned to 362 this year because last year's stay was so satisfying. The view is THE BEST at El Matador, with a clear view to the west from the sixth floor. The condo is decorated in good taste (intentionally not "beachy"), with comfortable furnishings--even a reasonable library of books, DVDs, and CDs, unlike any unit we have stayed in during our twenty years of coming to El Matador. I was impressed by the updated renovations, including a tiled walk-in shower in the second bathroom. Clean and homey. We'll return to 362.
Oct 2018
Michael Blew Us Away
The unit itself is beautiful, but this vacay was jacked from the start. For the first time in 25 years, we got to El Mat and our condo was not ready. With groceries in the car, and at 3:00 on the dot, we arrived hoping to start a great week. No one in the office seemed to know what was what, communications were down, apparently, and we'd driven 7.5 hours and were stopped in our tracks. We finally got in and unpacked. The Unit is beautiful, the furniture comfortable and homey. Unfortunately, we didn't get to stay our week because of Hurricane Michael and the red tide. We'll try again, though! Response: We are very sorry that we were not able to have your unit available upon arrival. We do our very best to have them all ready by 3:00 but sometimes there are circumstances beyond our control that do not allow that to happen. We will continue to improve our check-in procedures and appreciate your feed-back.
Oct 2018
We stayed in unit 362 which was very nicely renovated and decorated beautifully. The view was great, and the unit was nice and clean. The kitchen is very well stocked with very nice appliances and gadgets. The only negative that I could give the unit as a whole would be that the king bed was extremely firm, and somewhat uncomfortable. There are no washers and dryers in the units at these condos,and I found it very hard to ever find the laundry room vacant and had to do laundry very late at night. Office staff and security were VERY cordial and informative.
Jul 2018
We enjoyed our stay! Loved the beautiful, quiet beach location; a nice change from the busier Destin beaches.
Jun 2018
Many updates, nicely decorated, clean
I was pleased with the Condominium. It has beautiful views of the ocean and was very comfy. I would stay here again.
Apr 2018
We had a wonderful time!
Hi!...and thanks for your accommodations. I was pleased to find a broom to sweep away unwanted sand. Also wished coffee filters and salt&pepper would've been available...thanks to Tom Thumb We found what we needed!
Mar 2018
Another great visit. Best
Great visit. Very nice condo. TV remote system is way too complicated. 6 remotes for 2 tv's.
Feb 2018
Ten Great Days in 362
Over the fifteen or twenty years we have been coming to El Matador, we have stayed in four or five units. We found 362 to be the best of that lot. It is tastefully and comfortably furnished. The owners have provided several extras, including dozens of DVDs and CDs, shelves full of books, and many board games. The view from the sixth floor is superb. We hated to leave at the end of our ten days!
Oct 2017
Overall everything was excellent as usual. However we were there during the roof repair with the consistent beeping noise and the bucket and crane blocking our view part of the time. There was also a lot dust and dirt all over the balcony from the roof work. The throw rugs in the bathrooms should be washed or replaced after every tenant.
Aug 2017
Awesome View
We always try to get this condo for the view. You can go sit on the balcony, drink your coffee and watch and listen to the surf.
Aug 2017
Loved the view from the top floor. The beds were very comfortable but the decor was mahogany and not very light and bright and beachy.
Jul 2017
We loved our condo and the whole complex. The only complaint we had was with the washer and dryer. Coin machines should be provided.
Jun 2017
Great views and spacious unit
Beautifully decorated and awesome views of the ocean. Master bed a little too firm for us but great stay overall.
May 2017
A great week
As usual we enjoyed a great week at the El Matador..our only concern was the couch , although the owner said was relatively new was not very comfortable..Otherwise..what a wonderful unit..The shower in the guest bedroom was awesome...
Management Response:  Thank you for reviewing you stay.  We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation.  We also wanted to let you know that the owner has replaced the sofa.
May 2017
Amazing view
This was our first time staying at El Matador , everything was great . The view was beautiful, looking forward to coming back. Our friends David and Gigi Wheeler recommended El Matador to us , thank you very much for the wonderful accommodations .
Apr 2017
We love el matador! The only thing I would say is that this room has no water pressure but other than that this is a nice place
Jul 2016
Nice place great beach and view
Main pool should be heated. The heated pool is small and crowded and out of the way. Hot tubs/ spa are not conducive to use they are tucked away inside the club house: check in area away from many buildings. Rooms are nice check in staff pleasant and helpful. Overall nice place but could be better with the main pool bring heated.
Apr 2016
El Matador
We have stayed here year after year and this unit was exceptional. I will try to find this one for next year. Grounds have really improved. Pool was very clean ! Thank you !!
Oct 2015
362 El Matador
This was our 7th trip to El Matador and as always we really enjoyed it. The view from unit 362 was the primary reason we chose that unit and it was great. The undeveloped beach next to El Matador is the primary reason we have chosen to return each year. The security and office personnel have always been helpful and friendly. We had a good time and will plan to return. But, I do have two suggestions. 1) The unit needs a really deep cleaning. I had to reset the internet router to get it to work and it looked like the area behind the TV hasn't been dusted or cleaned in years. Likewise, there was a lot of dust accumulated on the table insert in the smaller bedroom closet. 2). A ramp to the beach on the Bldg 3 side, instead of steps, would be really nice. MANAGERS RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and room. We are very happy that you enjoyed your vacation and we hope that we have the privilege of providing your accommodations the next time you are in the area. We agree that the units need to be deep cleaned at the end of a busy season and schedule them once a year. We thank your for your recommendation regarding the ramp in front of building 3 and will forward it to the condo association.
C. Michael
Sep 2015
plesure week
The unit was nice and enjoyable, the tv setup was some what confusing but managable.
Sep 2015
Fun Stay!!!
We had a wonderful time on our trip! Our only complaints are the room would not stay very cool! The thermostat was set low but it would not cool the place down, we did not sleep well because of that fact. Wonderful customer service! Wonderful view! Can't wait to come back! Thank you!
Jun 2015
wonderful week
Great views. We had a wonderful time.
May 2015
Great room with an awesome view!
I have stayed at the El Matador about 20 times and room 362 is the one we always try to get. This was the second time we've stayed in this unit. The view is breathtaking. The room has been updated since the last time we stayed and it's beautiful. The only issues we had was the wifi password didn't work, the air conditioner was locked on 78 for some reason. No matter how we tinkered with it, it would run for a while and then go back to 78. The dishwasher door wouldn't latch either. Those were all minor issues as we didn't stay in the room except when it was raining or we were sleeping. I love the people at El Matador and we look forward to returning again soon.
Oct 2014
We love El Matador
We loved our visit. Great unit, great view, great staff. Everyone we dealt with: office staff, guards and maintenance people were all friendly and helpful. Thanks for making our vacation even more memorable!
Sep 2014
Great time!
We had a wonderful stay at El Matador. Everyone there is friendly and the accommodations were excellent! Awesome view and great weather made it a perfectly relaxing vacation. Can't wait to go back!
Aug 2014
Continue visiting
We've been visiting El Matador for almost 30 years! Enjoy the location and facility!
Jun 2014

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