427 El Matador Fort Walton Beach

BEACH SERVICE INCLUDED!!   This unit comes with beach service which includes 2 chairs and 1 umbrella which is available from March 1 to October 31






Great unit that has been recently remodeled to include new flooring, paint and furniture. The living room has a large 55" flat screen TV as well as plenty of seating for your whole family or group. Gather for a movie right in your own unit! Master bedroom has a 40" flat screen with a king size bed and access to a large balcony where you will have a breathtaking view of the sunrise over the Gulf of Mexico. Come make memories at El Matador and be spoiled by the white sand and emerald waters of our retreat.

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
  • Beach Service Included
  • Keyless Entry
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove/Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Granite Countertops
  • Dinnerware / Cookware Furnished
  • Recliner
  • 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
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
Winter 2024-2025 11/01/2024 - 11/26/2024 3 $237.03
Thanksgiving 2024 11/27/2024 - 12/01/2024 3 $244.14
Winter 2024-2025 12/02/2024 - 12/23/2024 3 $237.03
Christmas 2024 12/24/2024 - 12/27/2024 3 $244.14
Winter 2024-2025 12/28/2024 - 12/30/2024 3 $237.03
New Years 2024 12/31/2024 - 01/01/2025 3 $244.14
Winter 2024-2025 01/02/2025 - 02/28/2025 3 $237.03
Spring 2025 03/01/2025 - 05/16/2025 3 $322.75
Summer 2025 05/17/2025 - 06/06/2025 3 $389.30
Peak Summer 2025 06/07/2025 - 07/01/2025 3 $459.37
4th of July 2025 07/02/2025 - 07/06/2025 3 $473.15
Peak Summer 2025 07/07/2025 - 07/18/2025 3 $459.37
Summer 2025 07/19/2025 - 08/01/2025 3 $389.30
Fall 2024 08/02/2025 - 08/28/2025 3 $334.43
Labor Day 2025 08/29/2025 - 09/01/2025 3 $344.46
Fall 2024 09/02/2025 - 09/19/2025 3 $334.43
High Winter 2025 09/20/2025 - 10/31/2025 3 $237.03
Winter 2025-2026 11/01/2025 - 11/25/2025 3 $237.03
Thanksgiving 2025 11/26/2025 - 11/30/2025 3 $244.14
Winter 2025-2026 12/01/2025 - 12/23/2025 3 $237.03
Christmas 2025 12/24/2025 - 12/26/2025 3 $244.14
Winter 2025-2026 12/27/2025 - 12/30/2025 3 $237.03
New Years 2025 12/31/2025 - 01/01/2026 3 $244.14
Winter 2025-2026 01/02/2026 - 02/28/2026 3 $237.03


Thank you for a great two weeks. We got off to a shaky start but your customer service was more than helpful and we thank you for that. In fact we enjoyed ourselves so much we booked a snowbird condo for next year. Thanks again and see you in 2024.
Mar 2023
Above Average
Loved the improvements - kitchen, master bath, dining room table and chairs !! Would suggest new living room furniture in the near future. Possibly a recliner also. Sheet pans in the kitchen would be a plus also. Overall nice unit which we have rented multiple times !!
Oct 2022
Nice and clean. We have stayed there before always good.
Aug 2022
Best view
Unit seems larger than others in Bldg 3 or 4. It was very comfortable!
May 2022
Beautiful views!!!
We cannot say enough about the views from this condo! Every morning we’d start our day by opening the curtains to look at the ocean. We sat on the balcony a lot. Very short walk to the beach and the chair and umbrella service was a great perk. The unit was cozy and comfortable but some things were showing their age like the couch and high pitched buzzing coming from the living room tv. But not a huge deal. We love the El Matador and will be bringing our daughter back again!
Sep 2021
Great View
Check in was easy, and everyone was very nice. The upkeep on the grounds is very neat. Our unit was very nice, needs some work on the floor in master bedroom and on balcony. But I think that’s on the schedule. Everyone had a great time!!
Sep 2021
Everything was very nice and we enjoyed our stay. This was a great location!
Nov 2020
Above Average
Kitchen had all necessary items. Beds were comfortable. Living room is cozy and comfortable. Master bath and shower is very nice. Table is showing quite a bit of wear. And the cleaning could be done with a little more attention to detail (edges of bathroom backsplash, toilet tank lid is covered in black mold on underside, takes a long time to fill and toilet bowl is stained with a nasty black rim that doesn’t come off.). Sliding balcony door from living area leaks air when windy and makes a moaning whistle noise. We have rented this room three times now and like the view from balconies.
Manager's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and let us know about the issues in the room.  The owner is replacing the sliding door and we have forwarded your review on to housekeeping so that they can address the cleaning issues.
Oct 2020
2nd visit to el matador
This was our family's 2nd time to spend our vacation at el matador. The grounds & beach are well groomed & clean. My family & I rented a total of four condos this trip. Each one was well kept, clean & affordable. El matador is a great place to spend a family vacation. We look forward to a third vacation there soon.
Jul 2020
Above Average
Great location, unit clean, check in quick & easy
Dec 2019
Had a great time. 
Aug 2019
The room could have been a little cleaner. There was sand in the bedroom dresser drawers and had to call office for toilet and sink not cleaned in large bathroom. It is a comfortable room and has a cozy feel.
Oct 2018
Love the location and the view of the ocean. The condo was modern and clean.
Sep 2018
Very friendly place to relax and enjoy family vacations
Aug 2018
Ice maker needs to be fixed in 427. A depression between the the pavement and the sidewalk normally used when loading and unloading cars on leaving and arriving at bldg 4 makes it difficult to crossover. The buggy wheels hang up in the hole.
Barbara J
Aug 2018
Repeat El Matador Vacationers
2nd year at El Matador and still loving it. Great location, nice accommodations, friendly staff. Unit 427 is great, nicely appointed with a fantastic view. We will definitely be back and would not hesitate to recommend the El Matador, and unit 427, to our friends.
Jul 2018
We really liked 427. It was nicely furnished. The condo had a nice things in the kitchen and a good laundry basket. The furniture was nice, wasn't s loving the couch at first but it grew on me. The balcony furniture was lovely as well as the view.
Apr 2018
It is well worth the money. Family felt comfortable and at home. All amenities were awesome. The gate guards , office staff and ground crew were very nice. We will definitely return next year. Thank all of you for a great stay.
Mar 2018
Amazing Wedding Week!
I have stayed at the El Matador since I was a young child and it was just as amazing as it was 30 years ago! Rooms are clean and beautiful! And the view from our room was breathtaking! It's always a pleasure staying at the El Matador!
Oct 2017
My only disappointment is that the washer/dryer is not in the room.
Jul 2017
Enjoyed our Stay
Everything was very good with the exception of the refrigerator. It didn't keep things cold enough. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay! :)

Manager's Response:  Thank you for reviewing your stay and we are happy to hear that you had a great time!  We will have maintenance take a look at the refrigerator. 
Jun 2017
El Matador Vacation Property
The room that we stayed in is very clean and have fully functioning kitchen with modern design. The big plus is, it comes with free internet access. We would come back and stay there again.
Apr 2017
Great Layout!
Wonderful view from this unit! Great layout and all required kitchen equipment and pots. Only thing that needed updated was the bathtub in the master bath. Very small and mold around the surround. Balcony furniture was fantastic! Thank you for renting this great unit.
Mar 2017
great vacation
We had a great vacation at El Matador. It was clean and quiet, would definately recommend!
Sep 2016
Had a good trip!
Aug 2016
Reviewed refrigerator issues with office staff. Other than that, our entire family (we were in four units) enjoyed the stay at El Matador as we have done before. The spacious grounds and pools are excellent for a large family gathering.
Aug 2016
Clean and Comfortable
It was clean and comfortable. We would stay here again. I will admit the parts of the condo that had been updated....bedding and kitchen counters were most appreciated. Still need a new refrigerator, tub/shower combination in master could be improved. As well as, adding another sink in the master bath. Overall, we enjoyed our stay!
Manager's Response:  Thank you for reviewing your stay.  We are happy to inform you that the master bathroom shower has been completely remodeled.
Jul 2016
Recent Stay at El Matador
Another fantastic week of vacation at the El Matador. We've stayed at the El Matador four times and have always had a wonderful experience. Helpful management and beautiful, clean rooms. We look forward to coming back soon!
Jun 2016
Family Spring Break
Really enjoyed our stay, everything was clean and in place. Great view of the gulf, pools & grill areas were also clean. Will gladly tell others about it and hope to stay here year after year for our families spring break. Staff was also great.
Mar 2016
Great stay with a great view
My family and I stayed at El Matador for the 2nd time on July 19 -24. It was a great condo within throwing distance of the beach and pool. We had a great time and will be back.
Jul 2015
The BEST Vacation - Beautiful location, Excellent Accommodations!
I don't believe that we could have chosen a better location or date for our vacation. Our unit was wonderful - excellent view of the ocean, easy access to everything and the furnishings were so comfortable. We will be returning to this location, and hopefully renting the same unit! I have a feeling that we'll be bringing many friends with us next time since all we've done since our return is rave about everything!
May 2015
very pleasant stay
quiet area well maintained with expected quality
May 2015
Great Property
Everything was as promised and advertised. Staff are friendly and helpful. We were there on Spring Break week and the property was pleasantly quiet.
Apr 2015
Vacation stay
the room was very clean and the view was amazing!
Apr 2015
Wonderful service
I was truly impressed with the level of service and comfort at El matador. This was definitely home from home. My beach view was gorgeous and the whirlpool was something else. Please keep up your exceptional service. Will definitely go back next year!!!!!!!!
Oct 2014
Great Location
We loved our stay! for me the closeness to the beach and the pool was awesome.
Sep 2014
Comments about our stay
We had a wonderful vacation! We enjoyed the upgraded condo, especially having the wood floors and large flat screen TVs. The size was perfect for our family, and the lack of hearing neighbors was wonderful. The staff was really friendly and kept the property clean. The temperature of the pools was perfect!! We recommend that El Matador provide a towel service. Perhaps each condo can be given a set of towels that can be exchanged when needed. We did not enjoy having to wash towels. We also recommend El Matador recycle! It was a shame to throw away so much glass and plastic that should be easy to recycle.
Aug 2014

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