428 El Matador Fort Walton Beach

This beautifully furnished unit has updated bathrooms and a partially updated kitchen






The kitchen is fully furnished with everything you need to enjoy a great meal. There are 3 flat screen televisions in this unit. Walk onto your balcony from either the living room or luxurious bedroom for breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. Your classy unit is just steps away from the beautiful white sand beach.

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
  • 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 Monthly
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 - 12/27/2024 3 $244.14
Winter 2024-2025 12/28/2024 - 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
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 $5,131.98
Winter 2025-2026 11/01/2025 - 11/25/2025 3 $237.03 $1,995.00
Thanksgiving 2025 11/26/2025 - 11/30/2025 3 $244.14
Winter 2025-2026 12/01/2025 - 12/23/2025 3 $237.03 $1,995.00
Christmas 2025 12/24/2025 - 12/26/2025 3 $244.14
Winter 2025-2026 12/27/2025 - 12/30/2025 3 $237.03 $1,995.00
New Years 2025 12/31/2025 - 01/01/2026 3 $244.14
Winter 2025-2026 01/02/2026 - 02/28/2026 3 $237.03 $1,995.00


This was the first time staying at El Matador. We stayed in unit 428. It was exactly as described. I love that it was so close to the beach. The lady in the office was so nice and helpful when I had any questions. Customer service was the best. That makes a difference when you are away from home. The grounds was always kept clean. Even though the complex was an older one the upkeep was great. We will be staying here again.
Aug 2023
This is our favorite unit by far.
May 2023
Love the well stocked unit. Loved the bed and decor. We were very happy there. The view was awesome. We will be back.
Feb 2023
Unit 428
If you're looking for a fancy expensive condo go down to Destin and visit the emerald Grand. If you're looking for a clean comfortable room with a cozy view away from all the riffraff, there is no beating El Matador condominiums. We've been coming for 13 years and we continue our stay either in building three or four and we are never disappointed.
Sep 2022
Bradford Family Vacation 2022
There are not enough words to describe our amazing experience at El Matador! The room was perfect, the view even better and the beach was exquisite. We appreciate the convenience of the gym and laundry facilities and the office staff was warm and friendly. Out of 40 years of coming to Okaloosa Island, El Matador is our favorite and we will return ASAP! Warm regards, Carrie and Steve Bradford
Aug 2022
Loved this condo. Two king sized beds were great. Absolutely gorgeous view & so very convenient to the beach & pool. Love El Matador
Aug 2022
Best condo view
We always have a good time while in Fort Walton. We have come to this same condo 428 for several years. They are always changing and adding new things. Thank you for the new mattress’s and comforters.
Mick And Susie
Aug 2022
Amazing View from this condo
We really enjoyed this condo. Very clean, well-stocked kitchen. Enough room for 5 adults. We enjoyed the amazing views from our balcony, just steps from both the pool and the ocean. The location of the condo is away from the hustle and bustle of Destin, so in a quieter area. There were five beach chairs in the balcony closet which were a big plus! We had one maintenance call for a burnt out lightbulb. The response was very quick and friendly service. We would definitely consider staying in this same condo if back in the area!
Jul 2022
November 2021 Vacation
This was our second year in a row staying at this condo. It was clean and move in ready upon our arrival. We love staying here and hope to come back next year!
Nov 2021
Great week with family!
Condo was good! Maybe add a mattress topper on the king bed in the second bedroom that bed is hard as a rock. And also I couldn’t find a pizza pan so I bought some. I left one at the condo for future guest. Everything else was great! Close to the beach just one flight of stairs to go down. Great view!
May 2021
We really liked the unit. Just a few things could be improved. The bathroom and shower area in the master is very small. Also the furniture on the balcony had rust on the tables. Other wise it was good. I really liked the "beach' décor.
Apr 2021
Awesome view
The view from the condo was awesome. The porch could have used a couple more chairs so other family members could have enjoyed their morning coffee watching the dolphins. The rooms and furnishings were fine, just the master bath was a bit cramped, but made due. It’s only a little walk to the condos pool and beach. Our family had a wonderful time there, this was our second time to El Matador condos.
Aug 2020
A fantastic stay and location. We highly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you and we hope to be back soon.
Aug 2020
Excellent Condo 428.
We enjoyed our stay in 428. The view was great and the accommodations up to date. This condo has been well maintained. It had everything we needed including a kitchen filled with all the pots/pan/utensils needed to do some real cooking which we did. We appreciated the outside tables and chairs to enjoy the view. Our son and daughter used the second bedroom and the pull out coach. All the beds were comfortable. The only suggestion would be replacing the toilet in the master bathroom. The shower/toilet area is very cramped and hence it is difficult to use the older, lower toilet. A new higher, water efficient toilet would be welcomed addition. The staff should be clear on phone numbers. We had to change condos because of the crane/roof work. There were three phone calls concerning this BUT to our home phone. I had called the office with our cell numbers but for some reason those numbers were never used. Cell numbers should be requested for all guests if they have them. Our best, Grace Hedemann Hane and Fred Miller
Jan 2020
Group getaway
We were visiting with a group of 25. We had several units. Our unit was clean and well stocked for our family of five. The kids enjoyed the board games and movies that were in our room. The master bedroom mattress was very comfortable. The sofa in the living room leans forward for some reason. The carpet in the living room is pretty dirty. Overall the unit is very nice and the view is amazing! The staff at El matador is always exceptional! This was our second year at Elmatador and most of us have already booked for next year!
Jul 2018
Minor attention needed.
Needs a few minor repairs. Door knob to front door is loose. Blinds in second bedroom are broken. Tub in hall bathroom doesn't drain well. Could use a new shower head in master bath and a new mattress in second bedroom. We have been coming here since 2002. Stayed in this unit many times and will continue too. First time we have ever felt it could use some attention. Had a great time. See y'all next year.
Jul 2018
Who cares about a tropical storm
We arrived just ahead of a tropical storm for our vacation. Did not matter, the condo was AMAZING, the views were breathtaking from the balcony. They closed the ocean for a few days due to rio current but the pool and grounds as always were immaculate and made sure the storm didn't ruin our vacation. This is our 2nd as a big family group(5 adults one child) down to El Matador and as we were leaving we were already planning for the summer of 2019. The condo itself(428) was absolutely perfect and held our larger group just fine. Really appreciated the owners having a lot of beach gear already there so our daughter and the rest of us had chairs, and more then enough toys to play on the beach and in the ivean(when we were allowed). Honestly was the perfect vacation at the perfect resort and will be back in 2019 hopefully with a BIGGER group, and even if not a bigger group our smaller family group will be back and back in this exact condo. THANK YOU TO THE STAFF OF EL MATADOR AND THE OWNERS OF 428 FOR HELPING US MAKE MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME WITH OUR DAUGHTER AND FAMILY.
Jun 2018
Great location, very nice staff
Enjoyed the stay, the family and myself will definitely be back!
May 2018
Awesome Vacation!!
We love El Matador! Great location and the grounds are immaculately kept!
Sep 2017
Loved it. I want that unit again and again
Aug 2017
Very nice room! Updated! Still need to work on updating those bathroom though. Family atmosphere as always. Our family has been coming to El Matador for about 27 years now and we love it. I have already booked the same unit for July of 2018. Yeah!
Aug 2017
We loved the room and we will ask for it again the next time we come down there. There was only one minor issue. The TV remote would not change channels. Otherwise everything was perfect.
Jul 2017
The view and room was awesome. AJ that handles the beach chairs was extremely accommodating.
Jun 2017
Vacation 2017
Wonderful time beautiful clean comfortable condo! We loved it and would recommend it to anyone! The only problems we had were the TV in one bedroom and livingroom didn't work, but we didn't go to watch TV! So it wasn't a big deal! The hot tubs....not coed! That was odd to us. Overall great time beautiful quite place!
Apr 2017
Annual Beach Trip
Good time as always right after Labor Day. Unit was good for two couples with two king beds. Outside storage has chairs, umbrella, tubes and boogie boards. Internet didn't appear to be set up, but the front office provided a different one we could use. See you next year. Thx.
Sep 2016
good trip
Aug 2016
View is Stunning
Loved the furniture and the view has to be the very best in the building. I will be back to this unit 428 for sure.
Oct 2015
Great place to stay. Everything was clean and well taken care of. Always a guard on duty and walks around to make sure everything is good. Its the last condo on the strip so you have more privacy. All around great experience!!!
Sep 2015
Great place to spend your relaxing vacation
May 2015
Gorgeous and relaxing during a difficult time. Thank you all for such great accommodations and wonderful staff. Would highly recommend.
Feb 2015
Oct 10/18 Unit 428
The unit was comfortable and we enjoyed the two king beds vs two twins. Did have a couple of interruptions with a/c unit repairs and reclining chair repairs. Also the fridge runs excessively which seems to result in heat on the front division between the freezer and refrigerator door. This(?) caused our food to freeze a couple times toward the back of the fridge but not always. Loved the patio and furniture. Nice fluffy linens and a fairly well stocked kitchen compared to previous units in past years.
Oct 2014
Best stay yet!
This is our 3rd year at El Matador, while we have enjoyed our stay each year this unit has been our favorite so far! We look forward to booking it again in the near future! As always the staff we saw and worked with were friendly and helpful! Thank you for another great vacation week!
Sep 2014
Great Unit
Just FYI...the kitchen faucet leaks when water is turned on high. And the ceiling fan is LOOSE! We thought it would spin off it's mounting, so we didn't use it on medium or high. Otherwise, this is always our favorite unit! Thank you for keeping it so nice!
Jun 2014
Time went tooooo fast.
Wonderful location. Perfect size. Plenty of dishes, etc. Wonderful being the last building on the peninsula, plenty of beach space. Sunrise out the back and sunset out the front door. Couldn't have asked for anything more - except more time.
Apr 2014
2014 Family Vacation
We enjoyed our stay! The condo, beach, pools and other amenities were great!
Apr 2014

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