440 El Matador Fort Walton Beach

Newly renovated kitchen, bathrooms, windows and sliding doors!  You will have spectacular views of Okaloosa Island and the Gulf of Mexico from the 4th-floor corner unit when you stay in this great unit






The unit is in a beachfront building is quiet and relaxing, above the sound of the street and pool level yet a close walk to all amenities and the wonderful beach. Elevator or stairway access raises your stay above the comings and goings at lower floor levels while providing panoramic ocean views.

The kitchen is fully furnished with everything you need to create great meals that can be enjoyed on your private balcony while you watch the waves hit the shore. Master bedroom has a king size bed with access to the balcony. The guest bedroom has one queen and one full bed.
This family-owned rental will appreciate your stay.

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
  • 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 Monthly
Winter 2023 - 2024 01/02/2024 - 02/29/2024 3 $172.43 $1,895.00
Spring 2024 03/01/2024 - 05/17/2024 3 $270.75 $4,630.50
Summer 2024 05/18/2024 - 05/23/2024 3 $313.83
Memorial Day 2024 05/24/2024 - 05/27/2024 3 $323.24
Summer 2024 05/28/2024 - 06/07/2024 3 $313.83
Peak Summer 2024 06/08/2024 - 07/02/2024 3 $363.00
4th of July 2024 07/03/2024 - 07/07/2024 3 $373.89
Peak Summer 2024 07/08/2024 - 07/19/2024 3 $363.00
Summer 2024 07/20/2024 - 08/02/2024 3 $313.83
Fall 2024 08/03/2024 - 08/29/2024 3 $207.82
Labor Day 2024 08/30/2024 - 09/02/2024 3 $214.05
Fall 2024 09/03/2024 - 09/20/2024 3 $207.82
High Winter 2024 09/21/2024 - 10/31/2024 3 $172.43 $3,802.05
Winter 2024 -2025 11/01/2024 - 11/26/2024 3 $172.43 $1,895.00
Thanksgiving 2024 11/27/2024 - 12/01/2024 3 $177.60
Winter 2024 -2025 12/02/2024 - 12/23/2024 3 $172.43 $1,895.00
Christmas 2024 12/24/2024 - 12/26/2024 3 $177.60
Winter 2024 -2025 12/27/2024 - 12/30/2024 3 $172.43 $1,895.00
New Years 2024 12/31/2024 - 01/01/2025 3 $177.60
Winter 2024 -2025 01/02/2025 - 02/28/2025 3 $172.43 $1,895.00
Spring 2025 03/01/2025 - 05/16/2025 3 $270.75 $4,630.50


Great place
Room was wonderful. Staff as always helpful and friendly.. we love it here
Apr 2023
Great Condo
Great condo at the quiet end of the island. My group had a great time. Be careful with the stairs at night. The last step can be deceiving. Condo was clean and ready when we got there. Beach flags were usually up by 9 AM which was great timing for our group. Easy to find parking. Ladies want to return next year.
Oct 2022
Excellent Experience
Extremely clean, updated kitchen and very calming vibe. Not a lot of noise since being at the end. Will definitely rent again!
Sep 2022
Great room and location
We had the best time. The king bedroom and bathroom is large enough to store most of everything without leaving the living crowded. Walking distance to beach could not get any better
Jul 2022
Refrigerator issues
Nice unit. Only complaint: stayed 7 Nights, followed instructions on fridge door, fridge would never work properly. Had to keep food in coolers. This must be an ongoing issue due to note on door. Beautiful facility, friendly staff, shame no lined Pickleball courts as advertised. Unit this nice should have working refrigerator.
Manager's Response:  We are sorry to hear that you had problems with the refrigerator.  The owner has ordered a new one.  The tennis courts are lined with the shorter area for pickle ball.  
Jun 2022
Above Average
We stay at El Matador all the time when we come to Florida the property is the best. Room 440 is a ok room just might need to update it with furniture but I would stay there again.
Sep 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ft Walton and our stay at El Matador. Your friendly, professional staff were most appreciated. We are making plans to stay there next year, too.
Sep 2021
Lovely Stay
We greatly enjoyed our stay at this condo. It was well stocked and comfortable. We loved how dark and cool we could keep the master bedroom - that, along with the comfy bed, made for some great nights of sleep after our days at the beautiful ocean. We would love to return sometime!
Aug 2021
Great time
Please let me know if this unit (or a similar one)ever is up for sale. Very interested in it.
Jul 2021
Great vacation
We loved at our stay at El Matador! The views & room were great. Only complaint is the oven. We used the stove top several times, but never could get the oven to work. It’s a Samsung SmartThings so we watched videos & read online, but found nothing to help. Nothing on the touchscreen would work to help me connect to it with the app the video suggested. I’m sure there was a trick we were missing! Would definitely stay again
Jun 2021
I always love staying in Larry's condo #440. I love it. I loved his renovations in the kitchen. I really lucked out to get the week last minute when I really needed it. My previous reservations had to be cancelled due to the hurricane in the Carolinas and called him, just in case his condo was open during my fall break. It was!!! Unfortunately, when I called the next day the office personnel informed me that Larry's condo had been rented for my dates since last June/July and proceeded to rent me a different smaller condo. When I called Larry tell him about his mistake that his bigger condo wasn't available on the dates, he insisted on looking into the situation. He called me later to tell me that he had fixed the situation. His condo was indeed available and rented for me. When I showed up last Saturday, after driving for about eight hours, the gate watchman notified me that I did not have a reservation on any list. I was able to call Larry quickly and the matter was resolved with the front desk rather quickly. We were able to get in the room and to enjoying our room and the spectacular weather!!! We will return for many years to come!!!!!!
Oct 2018
El Matador is our ONLY choice
We LOVE staying at El Matador!!! The office staff is so friendly and go above and beyond helping you select the right unit to accommodate all your needs. The property is extremely maintained and the 24 hour security provides you with a safe feeling, especially in our recent visit traveling without husbands. We love that the beaches are not overcrowded and there are plenty of shopping and restaurants available within a short driving distance.
May 2018
Enjoyed our Stay
Had a great time!! Like how everyone in the office and all the staff are so helpful and friendly. Really enjoyed our stay. Thank y'all
Jun 2017
AWESOME place to stay .. employees were super nice ( my husband had a flat tire and maintenance went and got an air compressor and helped him ) ladies at front desk were super sweet and helpful. The grounds were so clean and well kept up. Our room was great ( very clean ). Thank you so much .. We definitely will be back !!! ☺
May 2017
Great Value
Great value for a family that wants to enjoy the area, but not have to put up with the crowds and expensive hotels in Destin
Aug 2016
Loved it!
Room was great. So was the pool and beach. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.
Jul 2016
We were more than satisfied with the unit. This was my 2nd time to stay here and I hope to be able to return next year. I feel this was the most restful and peaceful vacation I have ever had. We all loved it and didn't want to leave. Thank you for everything!
Jun 2016
We enjoyed our stay! We have stayed at El Matador approx. 15 times. Only critical thing I could say is about the shower heads in both bathrooms. We did visit the main desk and the lady at the desk put in a work order, and the guys were very prompt and came to the room to fix the shower heads. Both men were very personable and nice. I believe the hand held units that were placed in the unit are too big for the tub/shower.
May 2016
Review of 440
Everything was above my expectations.
Aug 2015
We enjoyed our beach week at El Matador. The unit had everything we needed, was clean, and a good location. We enjoyed the front pool which was clean and we swam in it everyday. The beach was perfect (except for the slugs- which decreased by the end of the week.We are looking forward to coming back!
Jul 2015
We enjoyed our beach week at El Matador. The unit had everything we needed, was clean, and a good location. We enjoyed the front pool which was clean and we swam in it everyday. The beach was perfect (except for the slugs- which decreased by the end of the week). We are looking forward to coming back!
Jul 2015
A quite Respite
Lovely in every way. Well kept, secure, beautiful beach and gulf waters to look at, very quiet, very clean. We would come back if we ever decide to take that long drive. Thank you for a great week.
Oct 2014
Great Condo
My wife and daughter and me have had a great time today and couldn't be happier with our choice of units. We drove all night and were exhausted this morning when we arrived. They were very friendly in the office and got us in by noon. By then we had our second wind from the drive and we stayed out all day. Went to Floyd's for supper tonight and really enjoyed it. Earlier we visited the the dolphin and sea lion show at the gulf aquarium. After supper my daughter buried me in the sand on the beach up to my neck. I had a great time with her and it meant a lot.
Aug 2014
We had a very good time this year and the condo was perfect, thank you!
Aug 2014

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