415 El Matador Fort Walton Beach

Location and convenience - one of the few condos where the ground-floor patio opens to the grass courtyard and is just steps to the beach walkover and the white sand of the Gulf of Mexico!






Across the yard is the huge pool with lounge chairs, plus the BBQ areas with tables overlooking the Gulf are close by.

This extra spacious 1-bedroom is updated, modern and has unique amenities throughout.  

You’ll enjoy new appliances in the full kitchen, the built-in dining bar seats 6 and is open to the comfortable, huge living room. Lovely new furnishings in the bedroom & upgraded bathroom makes this Beach House a perfect spot any time of year!


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
  • Linens Included
  • Private Patio
  • 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 $145.00 $1,750.00
Spring 2024 03/01/2024 - 05/17/2024 3 $203.82 $3,285.45
Summer 2024 05/18/2024 - 05/23/2024 3 $261.08
Memorial Day 2024 05/24/2024 - 05/27/2024 3 $268.92
Summer 2024 05/28/2024 - 06/07/2024 3 $261.08
Peak Summer 2024 06/08/2024 - 07/02/2024 3 $296.51
4th of July 2024 07/03/2024 - 07/07/2024 3 $305.40
Peak Summer 2024 07/08/2024 - 07/19/2024 3 $296.51
Summer 2024 07/20/2024 - 08/02/2024 3 $261.08
Fall 2024 08/03/2024 - 08/29/2024 3 $190.55
Labor Day 2024 08/30/2024 - 09/02/2024 3 $196.27
Fall 2024 09/03/2024 - 09/20/2024 3 $190.55
High Winter 2024 09/21/2024 - 10/31/2024 3 $159.50 $3,140.55
Winter 2024 -2025 11/01/2024 - 11/26/2024 3 $145.00 $1,750.00
Thanksgiving 2024 11/27/2024 - 12/01/2024 3 $164.29
Winter 2024 -2025 12/02/2024 - 12/23/2024 3 $145.00 $1,750.00
Christmas 2024 12/24/2024 - 12/26/2024 3 $164.29
Winter 2024 -2025 12/27/2024 - 12/30/2024 3 $145.00 $1,750.00
New Years 2024 12/31/2024 - 01/01/2025 3 $164.29
Winter 2024 -2025 01/02/2025 - 02/28/2025 3 $145.00 $1,750.00
Spring 2025 03/01/2025 - 05/16/2025 3 $203.82 $3,285.45


This condo was wonderful! I can’t wait to go back!!
Apr 2023
Great location, nice renovations, minor nits
We've stayed at the El Matador several times on business trips. This was the first for pleasure. We had a great time and will be coming back. This unit was the best we've stayed in. We wished some simple things like coffee filters, salt and pepper, and paper towels were provided. Overall a great trip.
Dec 2022
415 Review
We have stayed in 415 two years in a row. 8th year to El Matador. 415 has had updates done over the past few years and it shows. We love the unit and appreciate the Owners and El Matador Staff for making our stay wonderful. Only complaint this year would be the gentleman who ran the beach chair service. He was rude not only to us but others in our area.
Oct 2022
Our stay was excellent as always And the staff are very professional Keep up the good work.We will be back thank you. DEE&GEORGE VOUDRIE SMITHTON IL.
Aug 2022
This is my family's third visit to El Matador. We have had a wonderful experience every time. This was our first time in unit 415. It's a wonderful unit, very clean. Took us less than a minute to get to the beach, the pool was directly out our backdoor. Laundry room straight out our front door, as a mom this was a plus!! Loved the unit and will stay again. The water pressure in shower was low in this unit, personally I think it's just the shower head. The other units we stayed in, it was never a issue. We always have the best vacation here. Will definitely be back next year!!
Jul 2022
Best condo I've stayed in!
Second time here, 415 is the best condo I’ve stayed in. Being able to go out the patio door and walk a few steps to the beach is amazing! Everything has been updated, the bed is super comfortable and this one so much nicer than other condos on the island! The complex is getting a facelift and it looks great
Apr 2022
Updated room
This was our third stay at the El Matador and it was the best roo we have stayed in so far. The room was updated and very nice and clean!
Mar 2022
Wow. The condo, the service, the amenities, the residents - all exceeded our expectations. We had our wedding at El Matador 10/30/21 & Cindy was so helpful in renting the Lounge to us, and the gate-keepers (ALL so friendly & helpful) guided our guests to the proper location for the ceremony. The residents were out on their balconies watching our ceremony, and even several of them came up to us the following day to congratulate us personally. The front desk staff were also so friendly when we were checking in & out. I look forward to coming back in the future for vacations/anniversaries! Thank you!
Nov 2021
I loved my stay at the El Matador as usual. It is always my first choice. The location and staff is amazing. All the people are friendly and helpful.
Nov 2021
Friendly staff and excellent location. Couldn’t ask for anything more. We definitely stay at the El Matador in the future.
Nov 2021
Vacation 2021
Love this unit!! So close to the beach and so clean!! Our new favorite place to stay!! Beaches are never crowded. 2nd year here and will definitely be back❤️
Aug 2021
Wonderful time and beautiful condo
This was our first time staying at El Matador and without a doubt we will be back … hopefully we will be staying at 415 again. This condo was beyond my expectation … everything from the layout, the cleanliness, the location in relation to the pool and beach … all if it was perfect … only recommendation I have would be to have a ceiling fan installed in the bedroom. It was hard to leave after such a wonderful time. We’ll be back next summer! Thank you for a great time!
Aug 2021
Above Average
We were pleased with our stay. The unit was clean and well Stocked for our stay. The only negative I would say is that the mattress was not very Comfortable and the ceiling above the bed had a pretty large crack . The sliding door to the balcony was hard to close These I am sure are all simple fixes by maintenance Thanks for the hospitality and we Look forward to coming again soon
Manager's Response:  Thank you for letting us know about the issue's with the room.  We have addressed the ceiling door and the patio door.  We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
Jul 2021
Condo was perfect. Rain leaks in the bedroom was the only negative but we were informed . Great location near the pool.
Jun 2021
Above Average
We enjoyed our stay once again at El Matador. The condo was as it appeared in the pictures and the grounds of the condo continue to be well taken care of. We hope to return again in he near future.
May 2021
Thanks for the beautiful stay at El Matador, Our Condo was very nice and decor was great, we had a wonderful stay in 415. We had a problem with the sliding back door, it would not open or close. The doors sliding track is corroded and it doesn't move freely. We look forward in coming back to El Matador.
Manager's Response: Thank you for letting us know about the door.  We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Sep 2020
Pitt family
Very nice unit just a few steps from the beautiful white sand beach!! Even hurricane Sally couldn’t mess up our trip. This was such a refreshing place to stay compared to our usual overcrowded beaches in Destin!! We will definitely remember this place for our future Florida vacations!!
Sep 2020
2020 Family Vacation
This was our fourth time staying at El Matador. Second time in unit 415. We truly enjoy our vacations here. The environment is welcoming, we always feel safe. The staff does a great job at keeping the grounds beautified. And they always have a warm hello. Thank you for your hospitality!
Aug 2020
Stay Review
The doors wouldn't shut unless forcibly pull, and the screen door was broken. I enjoyed the grounds as usual. We come every year. Despite the tropical storms, it was a lovely stay. Thank you. Manager's Response: Thank you for reviewing your stay and letting us know about the sliding doors. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and we hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit our beautiful area
Jun 2020
Nice Condo!
We enjoyed the condo and it was exactly as pictured. It was so nice being on the ground floor and not having to get on the elevators, but you do trade your view of the ocean for this. The condo kitchen was well supplied with cookware. We enjoyed our stay and the condo was very clean and comfortable.
Jun 2020
Thanksgiving Week
Everything was perfect as usual.
Dec 2019
Unit 415
We absolute love El Matador and will be returning.
Sep 2019
We. Had a wonderful time everything was good as always.will be back Dee&George Voudrie Smithtown
Aug 2019
Amazing Condo and Service
Love staying in 415, perfect location. Was pleasantly surprised by the renovations and updates. The condo is beautiful and decorated perfectly! Thanks again for an amazing experience!
Oct 2018
The Most Amazing Get Away
Our time at El Matador was the most beautiful and relaxing time that I can recall in forever! We traveled from Tallahassee one day after Hurricane Michael, and the traffic on I 10 was totally blocked and stopped us for over an hour. After a LONG trip to Ft.Walton, the weather was beautiful and this particular unit was so clean and newly furnished that we felt an instant calm. I did not want to leave and will most definitely arrange to return. Thank you so much for this little piece of heaven.
Oct 2018
We have been staying at the El Matdor for 40 plus years and always a pleasure.Staff rooms,and grounds perfect thank you for a wonderful vacation. We will be back. 
Aug 2018
Always a great stay
This is our 5th year here. By that alone should be an indication of how much we enjoy staying at El Matador. Office staff is very friendly and accommodating. Rooms and grounds are very clean and kept. Location is superb!
Jul 2018
Amazing as usual
Love this place! Always come back and don't want to try anywhere else!!
Jun 2018
I really had a great experience❤️
Mar 2018
Another Home Run
This is our third or fourth stay; and it did not disappoint. I can't say enough about the staff and their ability to make our stay as comfortable as possible; feels just like home. Looking forward to our next visit. See you in the spring.
Nov 2017
Great accommodations and location
Title says it all, clean room, great view, great access to beach, quiet, spacious list just goes on, we will be back.
Sep 2017
Unit 415 was very nice and cozy. We enjoyed our stay as always at the El Matador your staff is the best. Thank you!
Aug 2017
5 stars!
We enjoyed our stay at the El Matador! As always, for the past 40 years we will return again. 415 is very nice. You all deserve a 5 plus star!
Aug 2017
Vacation at el matador 415
Condo was roomy and clean. Had a bit of a musty odor, but I guess should be expected being so close to the water. It was a little aggravating that the sliding door had to be locked with a broom handle. Overall it was a great experience and I will be taking the family back next year. I also thought It was really nice that previous guests had left water toys for future guests to enjoy as well. A great place to enjoy a Florida vacation.
Aug 2017
Excellent Unit !
The staff and condo was excellent as always ... Highly recommend this unit, .perfect location,clean unit ..wonderful time !!!
Apr 2017
Love El Matador
We have been vacationing at El Matador off and on for many years. This year as empty nesters we stayed in 1 BR unit 415. It was meticulously clean and had everything we needed during our stay. The grounds of El Matador were well groomed,the pool was extremely clean and the furniture in excellent condition. The only thing we noticed this time was the number of birds that would flock to the edge of the pool for a drink of water. Other beach accommodations we have used in other cities have elevated fishing line strung in an X formation above the pool to deter birds. Something for El Matador to consider. :-)
Steve And Suzanne
Sep 2016
We had a wonderful stay at the El Matador, in room 415. The room was very nice, we like the tile floors and the quiet eccomadations. Everyone of staff were helpful and made our stay a fun vacation. Thanks so much! Dee & George Voudrie
Sep 2016
415 El Matador
My experience was great. All the staff was very friendly. The grounds were well maintained and the unit was very nice. I will recommend El Matador to my friends and family. I hope we can go back there again very soon!
Aug 2016
Good times
We had a wonderful time @ El Matador again. We will be back next year. Thank you.
Aug 2016
Beautiful Resort
This is our 6 year in a row to stay at El Matador we absolutely love it. This time though our Yeti ice chest was stolen off our patio on Thursday night. We were very upset that someone would do this. It's never happened before but we appreciate the staff looking thru the camera for us ... Hate a tree blocked the view. But we plan to be back . The resort is beautiful!
Jul 2016
Spacious and clean
Our accommodations were perfect for out Memorial Day weekend. The unit was spacious, clean and the ground floor access was perfect.
Jun 2016
We had one of the best stays we have ever had. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and we had a wonderful anniversary! Can't wait to come back!
May 2016
Always pleased with the el matador... For 23 years!!
May 2016
Great Place
Room 415 was awesome. The ground level was great for the kids to play in the "backyard" just outside our door. Really close to one of the pools and just a few steps away from the ocean. Thanks!
Apr 2016
Well gated for security. Friendly staff. Well kept
Oct 2015
Wonderful Stay
I love the El Matador! This was my 3rd time staying at El Matador, as always it was just wonderful. The unit was clean and comfortable. This was my first time staying on the the ground floor. It was very convenient to the pool and the beach. The only thing that would have made it better would be being able to lock/unlock the sliding glass door from the outside. But we left it unlocked while going to the pool and beach and had no problems. We felt very safe the entire time. Can't wait to come back next year!
Sep 2015
415 El Matador
We were both very pleased with the condo, its location and access to the beach and swimming pool. The unit was clean and well stocked with dishes and utensils. Our only complaint was when the air conditioning failed 2 days before we were to leave. The temporary air conditioner was satisfactory, if a bit intrusive. Your staff was very friendly and helpful at each encounter. I will definitely recommend the El Matador to my friends and family and we hope to stay there again.
Aug 2015
The rooms were great and clean. We are planing on coming back soon.
Jun 2015
Nice lodging experience
Enjoyed the convenience to beach and the quietness of condo.
Jun 2015
5 stars!
Very clean!! Loved loved loved this place and clean beaches!
May 2015
Condo 415
We had a wonderful stay. The condo was so clean and nice, just like home. We would like to rent this one again!
Apr 2015
Review for weekend stay in 415
Wonderful accommodations ! Was disappointed when another guest told us we could rent a unit for the MONTH for $1200 when we paid $500 for a 3 day weekend . Unit we had was perfect for us with a 17 month old . I do suggest a kiddie pool for smaller kids
Oct 2014
Back after a long time
Came here many times as a child. First time back in 15 years. It is just as great as I remembered. We will be back next year!
Sep 2014
Excellent view and location
We really enjoyed our stay here. The condo was clean and well kept. And the view of the beach was spectacular. Hope to stay here each time we visit.
Sep 2014
Ground Floor Great!
Very nice!
Jul 2014
Room was great very nice the staff was excellent will be back !!!
Jul 2014
Our stay
We had a fabulous time and would love to come back as soon as we can. Our condo was great. It was roomy, comfortable and we loved that it was close to the water. Everyone was helpful and we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you
May 2014
great place to vacation
We love the El Matador. It is a great place to vacation. First, the staff is wonderful, friendly and accommodating. The units are immaculate as well are the grounds, pools, and parking lots, very safe too with around the clock security, all at a reasonable price. On the beach, close to town, great eating places - what else could one ask for? Our perfect vacation is: sleep, lay on the beach or by the pool, eat great seafood, sleep, lay on the beach or by the pool, eat great seafood, sleep…you get the picture. El Matador fills the bill in every way. We highly recommend it.
May 2014

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