447 El Matador Fort Walton Beach

This two bedroom, two bathroom unit has an unimaginable Gulf of Mexico view! 






The kitchen is fully furnished with everything you need to enjoy a great meal. There are three TV's, so all of your entertainment needs can be met simultaneously. Wake up to the sounds of the gulf crashing along the coast. With room to sleep six, this unit makes an affordable getaway for a large family or two families who wish to share a unit.   

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
  • 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


Unit 447 was perfect for our family! It was spacious and clean. The unit had pots, pans, glassware and lots of utensils. The masterbed was uncomfortable. But the view from the balcony was perfect!
Jun 2023
Beautiful and Peaceful!
El Matador is lovely and was so peaceful in November. The staff was very helpful and polite. We loved our stay! This unit was clean and nice space, but could use some updating- especially the kitchen. However it was very well stocked with plenty of pots, pans and dishes. Very nice quality cookware and knives. The view from the balcony was amazing.
Nov 2022
Wonderful Experience
The best location in the area. Right at the end of the road with no blockage of view.
Jan 2021
Location and accommodations
The condo location is stellar for access to the pool and beach. The views from the patio door and front door are breathtaking. We enjoyed our time there and listening to the surf 24/7. The condo interior is clean and pleasant but could use some updating for aesthetics and safety reasons: * the stove coil burners are crooked and difficult to cook with. * the fridge makes some strange noises and frequently made a loud cranking noise - waking us up at night * the carpet needs to be replaced - transition metal teeth are exposed and dangerous * the shower glass door hardware needs attention - seemed precarious when closing * the water pressure seems very low but perhaps this is common to the building * the master bedroom mattress is tolerable but not great * the twin bed mattresses are not suitable for anyone over the age of 10 - awful * we could hear bathroom plumbing noises from the condo above us * the dresser in the spare bedroom is delaminating and drawers don't work properly
Dec 2019
Our stay was wonderful as usual! We love it there!
Sep 2019
Always a great experience!
I have been staying at the El Matador since 1991 whenever I come to Florida - it's the only place I will consider in Ft Walton Beach. The units, the staff, security, and grounds are always top notch. Highly recommend.
Oct 2018
Bedroom fan & a/c vents were in need of cleaning. Several lamps needed repairs. Handicap bars could be improved! Toilet really to low for handicap person/s. Overall was very nice. This was our first experience renting a “unit” rather than a hotel/motel room. We would do it again! Very cost and more comfortable.
Jun 2018
So nice!
We loved El Matador. The amenities and privacy were amazing. The beachfront view was beautiful and never over crowded. The bed in our master bedroom would be my only complaint. It was hard as a rock and my husband even slept on the couch one night due to this. When you spend that kind of money, you expect a decent bed. Otherwise, 5 stars all the way! We had a wonderful time.
Sep 2017
As always, we had a fantastic time. Looks like 447 has been updated since our last visit. We come over every year, at least once, and we love it.
Sep 2017
My daughter and her boyfriend were a couple of hours ahead of us to arrive. She called and asked if she could go and see if they could get our room. I told her to go ahead even though it was over an hour before check in. She called me back a little while later to tell me how super nice everyone was - office staff and security!! She went on and on about your staff Whe. My husband and I arrived, our first encounter was with the security guard - precious lady- I just wish I could remember her name. Then on to the office and there again was met with the nicest ladies. I saw what my daughter was talking about. But, everyone we met who worked there were so friendly. It was my husbands first time staying there and only my second. He was very impressed with everything- especially easy beach access, the island beyond your complex. Our only complaint would have been the water wasn't the best while we were there with the seaweed and slugs. But that is totally out of your control. We loved it and so plan to come back!!! Thanks
Aug 2017
Same great view/location
I used to come to El Matador every year but haven't been since 1998. Everything is as I remembered, but the unit we stayed in needs some updates (stained carpet, frayed bedspread). The main issue is that the shower head is very loose and hard to work, as is the faucet in the master bath sink. The kitchen is very well-stocked (with the exception of a sharp knife), but some back-up batteries and light bulbs would've been nice. The main television remote batteries are just about dead. Overall, though, we were as pleased as ever.

Manager's Response:
Thank you for reviewing your stay.  This unit has had the bathrooms completely updated, new carpet and furniture.  We hope that you will be able to return to this unit to see all the great upgrades.
Aug 2016
March 2016
The unit itself could have some updates done when it comes to appliances and all. However, I have absolutely no complaints in regards to the staff and check in/check out process. Everyone was very helpful! Love the accommodations that are available for renters (gym, hot tub etc) Also the locations was pricelss! Could not have asked for a better view! We will definitely be back again!
Mar 2016
Had to leave early due to I-10 closure
Nice condo, good location. We enjoyed the beach and had fun visiting the restaurants in the area. Highly recommend the Air Armament Museum at Elgin AFB, as well as Stewby's Seafood Shanty!
Mar 2016
El Matador again!
This was our 4th vacation at El Matador and the 2nd stay in #447. We love this unit. Yes, some of the furnishings are a bit dated but don't let that stop you from booking this exceptional unit. Very clean and well appointed, this unit has amazing views of the pool and beach! However, the only thing I wish they would change is the height of the chairs on the balcony. As mentioned in another post they need to be bar height for optional viewing!
Jul 2015
El Matador again!
This was our 4th vacation at El Matador and the 2nd stay in #447. We love this unit. Yes, some of the furnishings are a bit dated but don't let that stop you from booking this exceptional unit. Very clean and well appointed, this unit has amazing views of the pool and beach! However, the only thing I wish they would change is the height of the chairs on the balcony. As mentioned in another post they need to be bar height for optional viewing!
Jul 2015
You made our vacation incredible and we will be back soon.
Jul 2015
Our stay at 447 El Matador
We were so happy with our stay!! We loved the place! The views were amazing, we love being on the fourth floor. We would consider coming back, we were already discussing it while we were there. Thank you!
Apr 2015
Loved the view!
Very nice and clean. Close to pool and beach. Wish it had taller chairs, like pub chairs on balcony to enhance the view. Everything you could possibly need in kitchen. Will definitely rent again. Had a wonderful time and loved it there.
Oct 2014
never had bad experience
Aug 2014

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