454 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






This condo has new living room furniture and has an updated, well stocked kitchen with granite countertops and very nice appliances. The spacious porch is the perfect place for relaxing after a dip in the ocean or for dining al fresco and watching dolphins surf the waves in the sparkling blue Gulf. You'll enjoy exquisite views of the ocean from the bedroom. What a perfect sight to wake up to! Just steps from the beach, this condo is the perfect setting for a relaxing vacation! 

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
  • Dinnerware / Cookware Furnished
  • Recliner
  • Linens Included
  • Private Balcony
  • Central A/C and Heat
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • No Pets

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
High Winter 2023 09/05/2023 - 10/31/2023 3 $150.00 $2,991.00
Winter 2023 - 2024 11/01/2023 - 11/21/2023 3 $150.00 $1,617.00
Thanksgiving 2023 11/22/2023 - 11/26/2023 3 $149.35
Winter 2023 - 2024 11/27/2023 - 12/21/2023 3 $150.00 $1,617.00
Christmas 2023 12/22/2023 - 12/26/2023 3 $149.35
Winter 2023 - 2024 12/27/2023 - 12/28/2023 3 $150.00 $1,617.00
New Years 2023 12/29/2023 - 01/01/2024 3 $149.35
Winter 2023 - 2024 01/02/2024 - 02/29/2024 3 $150.00 $1,617.00
Spring 2024 03/01/2024 - 05/17/2024 3 $190.29
Summer 2024 05/18/2024 - 05/23/2024 3 $242.35
Memorial Day 2024 05/24/2024 - 05/27/2024 3 $244.47
Summer 2024 05/28/2024 - 06/07/2024 3 $242.35
Peak Summer 2024 06/08/2024 - 07/02/2024 3 $274.55
4th of July 2024 07/03/2024 - 07/07/2024 3 $277.64
Peak Summer 2024 07/08/2024 - 07/19/2024 3 $274.55
Summer 2024 07/20/2024 - 08/02/2024 3 $242.35
Fall 2024 08/03/2024 - 08/29/2024 3 $178.23
Labor Day 2024 08/30/2024 - 09/02/2024 3 $178.43
Fall 2024 09/03/2024 - 09/20/2024 3 $178.23
High Winter 2024 09/21/2024 - 10/31/2024 3 $150.00 $2,991.00
Winter 2024 -2025 11/01/2024 - 11/26/2024 3 $150.00 $1,617.00
Thanksgiving 2024 11/27/2024 - 12/01/2024 3 $149.35
Winter 2024 -2025 12/02/2024 - 12/23/2024 3 $150.00 $1,617.00
Christmas 2024 12/24/2024 - 12/26/2024 3 $149.35
Winter 2024 -2025 12/27/2024 - 12/30/2024 3 $150.00 $1,617.00
New Years 2024 12/31/2024 - 01/01/2025 3 $149.35
Winter 2024 -2025 01/02/2025 - 02/28/2025 3 $150.00 $1,617.00


Great Rental
We love this condo! 1) The view is AMAZING! 2) The location is perfect! 3) The updates have been done beautifully. We have ZERO complaints about our stay- so much in fact that we’re coming back in 2 months to the exact same condo! LOL I have vacationed at the El Matador for 29 years now and have loved every second of every trip- it’s home away from home for us and this condo (and this trip) was no exception! Everything was wonderful like always!
Jun 2023
Enjoyed the facilities. Pool area was great, ocean beautiful. Would like to see more umbrellas around the pool. I'll be back.
May 2023
Accommodations were exceptional.
May 2023
Very clean and spacious!
This unit had the exact ocean views as pictured, even more spacious than the photos and very clean. Love the fully stocked & updated kitchen. The entire unit was nicely updated. The only thing that would be helpful would be a small/sample size bottle of dish soap for the kitchen. Can’t wait to return next year!
Oct 2022
El Matador hasn't disappointed us yet... We've been here so many times over the past 10 years, I've lost count! We've tried other places, but they don't measure up. 454 was one of our favorite stays because of the convenience to the elevator and laundry (but no noise you might associate with those things) not to mention the AMAZING view. Loved the lack of carpet!! (I despise carpet, LOL) The beach service was the cherry on top! If I had to say anything negative, it would be that the couch wasn't comfortable. But, HEY!! Who goes to the beach to be a couch potato?!
Sep 2022
Wonderful vacation
We request 454 every year. Noticeable, lovely upgrades this year. Small thing, but I appreciate addition of sheet pans. Still wish ice maker could be fixed. Water overflow causes ice clump. Minor annoyance in a great trip.
Sep 2022
Above Average
All in all the stay was great, and we really can’t complain. I do think the living room and balcony furniture should look into being replaced. It was just uncomfortable. The condo complex was very nice and quiet and enjoyed immensely and discussed returning possibly next fall.
Aug 2022
Very nice room. Updated. Loved the walk in shower, no stepping over the sides like a bath. Enjoyed our stay! <3
Aug 2022
Ft Walton 2022
Clean accommodations. Clean beach.
Jul 2022
The room was excellent and perfect size for our family of four. We always love staying at el matador. This unit seems to have been renovated recently so no complaints at all. Even though there was some construction around the building, the office staff was willing to work and accommodate till right before our arrival date. I’m glad we decided to keep our current plans and have a good week at the beach. Thanks for another great year Matador!
Jun 2022
Very clean and good views!
This condo was very comfortable and very clean. The views were great and the grounds and pool area was excellent. It has some updates in the kitchen and some of the furniture. However, a few more updates could be done, the couch and love seat were very uncomfortable and the patio furniture could be updated too. The bath had some nice updates but it could use a new taller toilet, not sure why that wasn't done. But overall very nice and comfortable. I would stay again.
May 2022
Great place
Everything was great. Highly recommend!
Apr 2022
Can't wait to go back!!
I cannot recommend this condo enough! Beautiful decor, comfortable bed and pillows with extra blankets, leave your window open at night so you can fall asleep to the crashing waves. One of our favorites is the view from living room couch, we’d open the door to the patio and you have spectacular view of the ocean, so even if it’s a rainy day you still get the view! This condo is located at the very end and the elevator is just outside your door so your maybe 20 feet to sand with umbrella service included!! No need to call anyone to set up, it’s taken care of! Great restaurants near by: Stewby’s, Fubar, Fresh Seafood, Rockin’ Taco. We also enjoyed a sunset dolphin cruise with Seablaster (Destin)-absolute blast!! Book the trip, you won’t regret it!
Apr 2022
Amazing ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
454 is an adorable, clean and comfortable unit! Breathtaking view from the balcony, overlooks the pool and the ocean. We slept with our window open so we could hear the waves, very peaceful. We can’t wait to go back!
Apr 2022
Perfect location…. Best condo yet
If you are looking for the perfect view….. you will love this condo! Clean, open, relaxing. No complaints! We will definitely return!
Mar 2022
Great Views, Updated & Redecorated
This unit has amazing views from the balcony and bedroom. It has been recently updated & redecorated. The laundry room is conveniently located right next to this unit, as well as the elevators. The kitchen seems to be totally restocked with new dishes, cookware & kitchen items. The guard station is an added security bonus. All the office staff were extremely nice and helpful. I will definitely be staying in this unit again.
Feb 2022
Beautiful Views
I enjoyed my stay at El Matador Unit 454. The condo has a great location, I woke up to a beautiful ocean view each morning. The balcony is large and has an amazing view of the ocean and the large pool area. The owners of this condo provide beach service, which is a great amenity. The condo was nicely decorated and had everything we needed. The laundry room is located directly next door to the unit, so that was extremely convenient. I am happy with unit 454, I've already booked my next stay.
Dec 2021
October at El Matador
Stayed at unit 454 the third week of October. Our unit was spacious, clean and kitchen recently updated with a complete compliment of cooking equipment. The staff was friendly and helpful. There appears to be constant maintenance on a complex of tis size and we noted workman throughout our stay. The beach was beautiful and beach service great! A great fall getaway!
Oct 2021
Beautiful view
We stay at this unit every year. Love the view and beach area. Very nice update to bathroom. Website says updated living room furniture. Not the case. Sofa not very comfortable. Clock in living room has not worked in YEARS. Please replace. (We tried to change batteries several years ago. No luck.) We cook in room a lot. No cookie sheet. No ice pick, needed because ice maker has water overflow that freezes some ice in clumps. Minor issues compared to overall sense of peace and relaxation at our little piece of paradise.
Manager's Response:  Thank you for taking the time to review your stay.  We will make sure that the items you mentioned are taken care of.  We hope to have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit our area.
Sep 2021
Great Place!
We absolutely loved the location and amenities of this condo! It was very clean and comfortable.
Sep 2021
My Favorite Vacation Spot
My wife and I stayed here last year and again this year. Wonderful place for a vacation. Everything was clean and everyone was very pleasant and helpful. Facilities were excellent and look forward to staying here again,
Aug 2021
We had a wonderful stay! Everything was clean and well maintained. Great access to the beach and pool. I can’t wait to book my next vacation!
Jun 2021
Still love the El Matador!
This was our 6th stay at El Matador & the 2nd in Unit 454. As for El Matador, the location could not be better. It's the last condo on the beach, not crowded & next to gov't land. There's sign's posted to stay off gov't land but we've never had issues setting up chairs & umbrella's. This gives you greater privacy if you want it. Just keep your equipment near the water, respect & stay off the sand dunes. Their pools are very large and nice. However, It would be nice to have additional umbrella's & stands in the pool area. (I've suggested this before so I doubt it will ever happen.) Also, they should consider putting ice machines near the office. They could make a killing! Their employees are always mowing, cleaning & painting. The front office employees are very helpful and friendly. As for Unit 454, it needs a little work. The location is great. The bed is not very comfortable and the couch is too soft. The toilet hangs, meaning the inside float & parts needs replaced. (However, the new shower & shower head is very nice.) They could use additional towels, etc. We tried several hours getting local TV channels working... with no luck... & this continued for several days. Finally, after calling the office, a very nice young employee came within minutes. He found wires in the rear wrong & needed to re-programed a remote. Compliments to this employee! Good job! One thing the owner should do is make thing Simple for guest. You don't need 4 remotes, 2 TV's setting on top of each other & a DVD player! (We still needed 2 remotes just to watch TV.) Get rid of excessive equipment. Write down instructions & place somewhere which remote is needed to turn electronics on, off, operate, etc. (I maintained electronic equipment all my adult life & still had issues.)
May 2021
454 May 2021 Stay
The unit had everything we needed and the view was great. Our only issues were poor water pressure, slow flushing toilet and a sketchy elevator. We will be back again next time we are vacationing in the area.
May 2021
Above Average
We enjoyed our stay. We will be back.
Apr 2021
Our condo and the beaches here are absolutely beautiful. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here!
Apr 2021
Our Stay in 454
We recently stayed in 454 for our vacation. The room itself is beautiful, well maintained, updated kitchen and incredible views from the balcony and the window from the bedroom. Our living area was spacious and provided plenty of room for our family from other rooms to come over and have euchre tournaments! The temperatures were comfortable, easy to adjust on the thermostat. The bed was comfortable as well. The ONLY reason we did not give it an excellent review was the tv in the living room. Throughout the day and night it would randomly turn on by itself with the volume blasting. We would turn it off and an hour later it would come back on. This occurred at random times. We did not think to unplug the tv until the last day. A small but kind of weird flaw of the overall excellent room and excellent stay.
Manager's Response:  Thank you for taking the time to review your stay.  The owner has replaced that TV.  We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the El Matador.
Apr 2021
Extremely clean unit 454.
The hotel just perfect for the families vacation. Unit 454 is very nice decorated and super cleaned. The bathtub some kind of old but very clean. Everything, what we were using, is working with no complains. Thank you ELL Matador for our wonderful vacation!
Oct 2020
Room 454 is top notch!
We’ve stayed at several other condos in El Matador, 454 was absolutely the best 1 bedroom we’ve stayed in. Right next to elevator and laundry, beautiful gulf front property. We will stay again. Already booking for next year!
Jun 2020
Great condo and view!
My family & I just got home from staying in unit 454 & it was perfect!!! Clean, nice location, amazing view, had plenty of dishes & utensils. We’ve stayed at other condos but this one was by far the best.
Jul 2019
Another great vacation
I have stayed at the el matador 3 times and I’m already looking ahead and planning my 4th stay. It’s always clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. My only complaint is I wished I could have stayed another week.
Jul 2019
Condo was nice
Wayne And Vickie
Oct 2018
Fantastic as usual
El Matador remains my favorite destination. It is clean, comfortable and friendly. The condo was immaculate and the bed was comfortable
Oct 2018
Nice condo
We enjoyed our stay at 454, El Matador! The kitchen was well equipped for cooking simple meals. We enjoyed the balcony which had a great view of the ocean, also the window view from the bedroom was nice!. I also liked that it was all tile and hard wood laminate flooring throuout with some area rugs. I liked the colors and decor. The only thing that I did not love was the hard bedroom mattress, which was a little uncomfortable. This place is ideal for a couple or family of four with small children. I also liked that it was located right next to the elevator and laundry room. I would stay here again, very nice beach condo.
Jul 2018
Wouldn't stay anywhere else
This is our 4th time to stay at El Matador. The room was very nice and clean. Everyone we've come in contact with has been very friendly and helpful. We travel a lot and this is one of our favorite places to come.
May 2018
This was a return trip for us, and we love it, and will return every chance we get.
Aug 2017
Wonderful Experience
Our stay at El Matador was a wonderful experience. All of the workers there were extremely helpful and nice. The room was clean and furnished with everything we needed. We had easy access to the ocean just a few feet away and the pool was clean and never that crowded. All the families that we met at El Matador were extremely nice. We had a great time, and I would highly recommend this condo!
Jun 2017
Overall our stay was quite pleasant. We had an issue with the door locks on the first day we were there but everything else was very good. We had some noise issues with the tenant above us but that was taken care of quickly. Rooms were clean facilities were great, loved the location. Refrigerator and dishwasher were very loud but worked sufficiently. Would recommend the resort to others and will probably come back.
Jul 2016
We absolutely loved our unit. We had a perfect view of the pool and the beach! The staff was friendly. I would definitely recommend the El Matador to anyone.
May 2016
October in 454
We enjoyed our eight days in 454. Although we have stayed at El Matador for about twenty years, this was our first time in 454. We appreciated updated features, including balcony furniture. Note to owner: Although it functions well, the old refrigerator runs (noisily) much of the time. I think older residents would appreciate a grab bar in the bathtub (we certainly would!). Minimal dishes and glassware (only two wine glasses!). A pleasant stay, a fine view.
Oct 2015
El Matador & Unit 454.
My wife & I stayed at the El Matador September 2015. As for Unit 454, it's very clean, has a great view from your balcony and a good location. The only complaint would be the sliding door is slightly rough and the bed is not that comfortable. As for El Matador, we were very impressed. Great pools, great location, nice employees, great beach. In fact, it's the best beach we have seen since Hawaii. We plan on coming back. On our last day, we did encounter biting flies on the beach. They were so bad we left the beach. We were told it's worse when the wind is from the North.
Sep 2015
Stay 7/11 thru 7/18
Had only one problem, the coffee pot in room 454 did not work. We have been at El Matador 9 of the last 11 years and always had a good time. We always enjoy our time there.
Jul 2015
El Matador room 454
Room and service were both, excellent
Aug 2014

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