455 El Matador Fort Walton Beach

Beach Service included with unit!! This unit has a great view and is the only one bedroom unit with an extra powder room






The kitchen has been remodeled with new cabinets, granite countertops and all new appliances. It is fully stocked with everything you need to make a great meal. Your spacious living room with plush new furniture looks out to a beautiful view of the pool and Gulf of Mexico. You'll have easy access to the elevators so you can quickly visit the Emerald Coast waters. Balcony height tables and chairs make dolphin watching easy and comfortable.

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
  • Tile Flooring
  • 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 $329.00
Summer 2024 07/20/2024 - 08/02/2024 3 $297.00
Fall 2024 08/03/2024 - 08/29/2024 3 $202.00
Labor Day 2024 08/30/2024 - 09/06/2024 3 $213.43
Fall 2024 09/07/2024 - 09/20/2024 3 $202.00
High Winter 2024 09/21/2024 - 10/31/2024 3 $180.00 $3,902.85
Winter 2024 -2025 11/01/2024 - 11/26/2024 3 $180.00 $1,980.00
Thanksgiving 2024 11/27/2024 - 12/01/2024 3 $174.35
Winter 2024 -2025 12/02/2024 - 12/23/2024 3 $180.00 $1,980.00
Christmas 2024 12/24/2024 - 12/26/2024 3 $174.35
Winter 2024 -2025 12/27/2024 - 12/30/2024 3 $180.00 $1,980.00
New Years 2024 12/31/2024 - 01/01/2025 3 $174.35
Winter 2024 -2025 01/02/2025 - 02/28/2025 3 $180.00 $1,980.00
Spring 2025 03/01/2025 - 05/16/2025 3 $214.57 $3,726.45
Summer 2025 05/17/2025 - 05/22/2025 3 $297.00
Memorial Day 2025 05/23/2025 - 05/26/2025 3 $294.47
Summer 2025 05/27/2025 - 06/06/2025 3 $297.00
Peak Summer 2025 06/07/2025 - 07/01/2025 3 $329.00
4th of July 2025 07/02/2025 - 07/06/2025 3 $327.64
Peak Summer 2025 07/07/2025 - 07/18/2025 3 $329.00
Summer 2025 07/19/2025 - 08/01/2025 3 $297.00
Fall 2025 08/02/2025 - 08/29/2025 3 $202.00
Labor Day 2025 08/30/2025 - 09/05/2025 3 $213.43
Fall 2025 09/06/2025 - 09/19/2025 3 $202.00
High Winter 2025 09/20/2025 - 10/31/2025 3 $180.00 $3,902.85
Winter 2025 - 2026 11/01/2025 - 11/25/2025 3 $180.00 $1,980.00
Thanksgiving 2025 11/26/2025 - 11/30/2025 3 $174.35
Winter 2025 - 2026 12/01/2025 - 12/23/2025 3 $180.00 $1,980.00
Christmas 2025 12/24/2025 - 12/26/2025 3 $174.35
Winter 2025 - 2026 12/27/2025 - 12/30/2025 3 $180.00 $1,980.00
New Years 2025 12/31/2025 - 01/01/2026 3 $174.35
Winter 2025 - 2026 01/02/2026 - 02/28/2026 3 $180.00 $1,980.00


Nice Unit
My husband and I stayed for a long weekend for a good friends wedding. We were pleasantly surprised with the condition of the property and the size of the one bedroom unit we rented. El Matador is an older property but it is well kept up and nice. We will definitely stay here again.
May 2023
We love unit 455 from the tall balcony furniture to the redone kitchen- everything about it is perfect which makes it our favorite unit at El Matador!
Apr 2023
Great stay
Condo 455 is a great unit. Only complaint was the weather was a bit chilly. Highly recomend this complex and unit. Will be back
Nov 2022
Sep Vaca
First time back since before C19. The El Matador continues to maintain the property well. Buildings and grounds are fresh and well maintaintained. Pool and beach decks as well. Our one bedroom was excellent. Had everything we needed and more. The half bath was a brilliant addition. Thx for an outstanding visit.
Sep 2022
Great stay!!
We had a wonderful beach vacation at El Matador. We returned after having come before because we love the low key, family friendly, and not over crowded features of staying here. The facilities offered and ease of getting around the complex is definitely a plus. The elevator worked great, also. Check in/out was easy. The unit we stayed in was pleasantly decorated and well appointed with all of our kitchen, bedding, and bath towel needs. Our view was INCREDIBLE! A large part of why we prefer to vacation on Okaloosa Island is to take in the gulf view and breeze. This unit gave us a beautiful, spacious balcony to soak up all we could! We had a small issue finding the code for our door in the envelope left in the lockbox. The font color was black with a red back ground under the company name; our tired brains didn’t notice it for a while. We expected it to be highlighted or written on the door code instruction sheet. That was truly the only issue. We would definitely recommend this anyone looking for a laidback and non-pretentious environment with great accommodations facilities and easy access to the beach!!
Aug 2022
Beautiful 455!
Beautiful condo with updated kitchen, brand new appliances, dishes & all the furnishings. We loved sitting on the balcony in the evenings and early mornings. . Quick walk to the beach & pool, gorgeous views of the beach... the unit was perfect for our family! We loved having the extra half bath—with two teenage girls with us, the extra bathroom was helpful! We also loved that there is a pull out queen couch in addition to a pull out twin bed. This worked well for our family! Beach service was a much-appreciated amenity that we will be looking for in future stays at El Matador. Thank you!!! We really couldn’t have asked for anything more! Already booked this unit again for next year. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Jul 2022
We love staying in room 455 every year. However, please please change the bedroom curtain to a blockout curtain rather than a sheer curtain. As soon as the sun rises at 5:30ish, we are awakened by the penetrating light through the sheer curtain. Otherwise, the room is great!!
Jun 2022
Nice condo unit! The weather was beautiful and the beach was great! Really enjoyed more privacy due to being on the end of the strip.
May 2022
455 great unit!
Very impressed with unit-clean & welled equipped with items that make for a pleasant stay.
Nov 2021
Very clean unit and great view. Highly recommend.
Nov 2021
We loved the unit 455. It had everything we needed. The view was awesome. The half bath was so good. Our son went with us and it was great for him since he slept on the couch. The bed slept awesome. The only thing we didn’t have or could find was a dust pan to sweep up some sand. The other thing was the sliding glass door in the shower is kinda aggravating. That is minor stuff. We will be coming again and booking the unit again. Oh one more wonderful thing is the beach service being included was so wonderful. We love love this unit.
Aug 2021
Very clean and well maintained unit. Comfortable chairs and nice gulf view. Security and office personnel friendly and helpful.
Jul 2021
Above Average
The half bath toilet does not flush unless the handle is held down
Manager's Response:  Thank you for letting us know about this issue.  We will make sure that maintenance addresses the problem.
Jun 2021
Wonderful rental
We thought the pictures of the unit were good but it was better than the pictures. We had several family members in other units and they were so jealous. The view was spectacular. The appliances were nicer than my home. We would stay there again for sure. Thanks for the great vacation.
Jun 2021
Unit 455
Very nice unit!!
May 2021
Room was beautiful and had everything we needed to complete our vacation.
May 2021
My favorite unit to rent!
Apr 2021
This is the second time we have stayed at El Matador and we just booked again for October. We love the location and the rooms have been great. We will continue coming back!!
Mar 2021
Best condo
I have been coming to El Matador for 26 years! I brought my daughter in law for a girls trip and stayed in room 455 for the first time! It was beautiful and felt like home every time I walked through the door! The mattress was not the best at all and I know they said they were coming to fix the shower door but everything else was fabulous! The room was the cleanest I have ever seen at El Matador, beautifully decorated, and we loved the patio balcony and the patio furniture the best and ate most of our meals out there! We love coming to El Matador and will definitely stay in room 455 again!
Nov 2020
Beautiful ocean view
This unit goes down as our most favorite out of all that we have stayed in over the years. Beautifully decorated! Amazing ocean and pool views. Very clean and spacious. Perfect for our family of 3. El Matador has always exceeded our expectations which is why we visit every year and will continue to. Everyone is friendly. The grounds are well kept and there is a real feeling of security there. Thank you to the unit 455 owners for the opportunity to enjoy your vacation home. We can’t wait to be back!
Oct 2020
Condo 455
Our stay at El Matador exceeded our expectations and was absolutely wonderful! We absolutely loved condo 455. We spent a ton of time just sitting on the balcony watching the ocean. The outdoor furniture was awesome. The condo was super clean, comfy and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was stocked with needed items to make all of our meals. Washer and dryer were right next door which was very convenient. We loved being able to walk to the beach at any time. We have been all over the Caribbean and this beach was right up there with the best of them. The property was well maintained. We loved it so much that we extended our stay an extra couple of days. Super easy check in and check out. We will definitely be back. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Aug 2020
Great Stay
We really enjoyed our stay Unit was very nice Thanks
Aug 2020
Relaxing, Awesome Vacation
My family and I stayed at the El Matador 455 for the first time. We loved it. The room had a great view of the beach and over seeing the pool. The room was so spacious. I have no complaints. We will definitely go back!
Aug 2020
Beautiful Condo with Awesome view of Beach & Pool!
Beautiful condo with great views in front and back of unit. We enjoyed the large balcony and appreciated having two bathrooms which is unusual to see in a one bedroom. The beach was beautiful and the pool was clean. Checking in and out was very easy and convenient and the grounds were clean and taken care of nicely. The only problems we had which are very minor, were with the microwave and the dishwasher. The microwave needs replacing as it is starting to rust inside and has a burning smell while using. Also, the dishwasher only runs for 15-20 minutes and then turns off. We tried washing on all cycles and it turned off early every time. We loved it here and will definitely come back.
James & Sandy
Jul 2020
Loved the room's layout and decorations.
The room was beautifully decorated, clean, and up to date. We especially liked that the room had a half bath room that was very convenient for our family. Our only suggestions would be that the king mattress might be replaced. The side of the mattress closest to the closet had the upper portion of your body lower than your feet, also some of the wall outlets might need some maintenance or possibly replaced. Besides this, we love the location of the the building and the easy access to the beach, pool, and parking lot. We enjoyed this year’s vacation.
Jul 2020
Wonderful Condo!
Condo 455 was everything we needed for a family of 4! Plenty spacious and the views are great! We definitely will be making our way back!!
Jul 2020
Look forward to next years visit.
Oct 2019
Above Average
The only negative with the condo is the shower doors need replacing. Very hard to slide. More than one special needs ramp to the beach would be nice.
Aug 2019
We had an amazing time! Everyone was so friendly, unit was adorable. Will definitely be back.
Aug 2019
We have been coming to El Matador for 20 years and unit #455 is by far one of our favorites!
Apr 2019
great short trip
Dec 2018
Our second home
We have been coming to El Matador for the last 18 years and have stayed in Unit 455 the most. We like this unit, especially the 1/2 bath and some updates have been done the past couple of years. The top portion of both electrical receptacles on the sofa wall do not work (I believe we reported this before). Also, don't know what can be done about stove top (pots & pans don't sit level). We did appreciate the new balcony door! We will see you next year. Sandy & Ron Cagle
Oct 2018
Already looking forward to next year!
Oct 2018
EL Matador stay
We came for a week stay and it was fantastic!! It was the first time that we stay here and we were not disappointed. The room was nice and clean and had a beautiful view of the gulf. We look forward to coming again!
Aug 2018
I love the el matador
This place is great. I can't wait to get back.
Jun 2018
Unit 455
Unit was clean and well maintained. Beautiful view. Half bath is a plus!!
Jun 2018
I am always sad to leave
This was my 6th time visiting the emerald coast and my 3rd time staying at El matador. I am always sad to leave when it’s time to come home, but I know the emerald coast isn’t going anywhere and it’ll still be waiting for me when it’s my time to come back! I will be staying at El matador again and again and i also refer this amazing place to my family and friends!!! It is always so nice and clean and well taken care of! The pools are clean and the yards always look nice! Beach is amazing!
May 2018
Excellent customer service, rates and accommodations. Great vacation!
Jan 2018
Another great stay at the El Matador!
Oct 2017
We've stayed at the El Matador for many years. I think that speaks for itself. The condos are always clean and furnished nicely. Yard work and pool are always well maintained. The office personnel are friendly and always ready to help if there is ever a problem. We always enjoy our stay here. We tried another condo on the island but it didn't compare to the beauty of this one.
Sep 2017
Home away from home
This unit made an excellent refuge of rest and relaxation for my husband and I from the everyday rush of work schedules, caring for elderly parents and service work in our lives. While this is not the first time we have stayed at the El Matador that we love so much, it was our first time staying in this unit. It was the "perfect" home for the week for us! Thank you to the owners for sharing their little piece of heaven!
Sep 2017
Room 455
Very nice and clean room. Beautiful view of the ocean. Loved our week there!!
Mary Jo
Jul 2017
Cheery and nice
The place was cheery, clean, and well stocked. We did notice that the inside of the refrigerator smelled like fish and I personally needed to clean it out with windex which I first needed to go out and buy. It would be nice if windex was left in the unit for purposes like this. I think the smell was probably because, just before our arrival, the refrigerator was left unplugged with the door shut so the air inside was not able to circulate. It would also be nice if a couple of beach chairs were left with the unit. The beach chairs to rent on the beach are too expensive. I would have brought my own beach chairs had a I known that none were left in the unit for use.
Jun 2017
Love it!
This is our 2nd time staying in 455. Very comfortable and clean and everything you need for a great stay.
Apr 2017
Vacation week
My wife and I had a great time. We stay at the El Matador because of its location, price,service and quietness. The view is awesome. We have stayed in this condo before and love it. This is a place that helps us relax and enjoy time together. Next time we may stay for a month.
Nov 2016
We enjoyed our visit to this unit. It was great setting on the porch in the afternoon and being able to enjoy the beach and pool without the sun beating down on us. The unit itself was very large and allow us to entertain a large number of folks for a birthday party. This unit has a much larger open area than most of the two bedrooms units. Also the half bath is a very big bonus. At this time we are not sure if we will be returning next year, as this is normally a family outing, but should this be scheduled again next year this unit is the one we hope to get. Bill and Joyce Wilding
Sep 2016
We have been staying at El Matador for 18 years and have stayed in many different units and have loved each and every one. Of course we have our favorites. They are all well maintained and clean. Don't think I would be happy anywhere else. We've been there while they were mowing the lawns, trimming the palm trees, re-bricking the swimming pool, renovating a burned out unit close by, asked to leave because of hurricane Ivan coming through, and a year after with sand still piled in the parking lot. Every year has been enjoyable. Staff and everyone does a great job!
Sep 2016
Excellent staff, clean unit, great facilities.
Aug 2016
Excellent Vacation
Beautiful view. Excellent place. Clean. Organized. Everything needed is there. Who made all of this happen is the manager Lori and her excellent staff. I cannot thank her enough. Everything was easy and went smoothly. I rate everything an A+. I'm looking to go back to the same place next year (wish I could go back monthly).
Aug 2016
It was Perfect!!
Absolute heaven. Great location,
Jul 2016
Enjoyed our Stay
We enjoyed our stay at the El Matador. This was our 3rd visit but our first time in this condo. The unit was clean, updated with bright colors and comfortable furnishings. The deck furniture was in excellent condition. If we come next year, I will request unit 455 once again. Thanks, Jim Wolfe
Jul 2016
This condo was surprisingly large and a half bath was a real bonus for a one bedroom. The group I was with had two other condo's on the same floor and they all said ours was their favorite. It was clean and well decorated, had everything we needed. We will be back for sure next year.
May 2016
Hated to leave!
We enjoyed our second stay at the El Matador, and are trying how to get back in a few months. We stayed in a different room this trip and were very happy with it. Very clean, good location, close to the beach for a great view, will try to get the same room again. I can't think of anything I would change with our stay except a week wasn't long enough!
May 2016
Very nice place to stay and loved the view of the pool and ocean. Had a great visit!
Apr 2016
rental 455
Always a pleasure!
Jan 2016
Loved this condo. We plan to stay here again.
Oct 2015
Unit 455 El Matador
Hello: We totally enjoyed our stay with you. The unit's furnishings and d├ęcor exceeded our expectations. It was nice to stay on a property with secured/guarded access. The property was quiet and the staff very friendly and helpful. We are taking a vacation to Ireland next year but we will be back in 2017! BTW we found out about El Matador last year by talking with a very nice young man named Billy that worked shucking oysters at A.J.'s in Destin who said his Mom lived there. We saw Billy again this year at A.J.'s where he works as a waiter. Billy said he lives in Building #5. That's where your referral came from.
Oct 2015
my stay
Everything was as advertised. Room was clean and well apportioned. Grounds were well maintained as was the beach and pool area. I would recommend this over any of the hotels on the beach. Clean, quiet, convenient, and fun. Thanks to the staff at El Matador.
Sep 2015
Will definately come back
Will definately come back.... Thank you.
Jun 2015
Best stay on the island
I'm a yearly vacationer and love staying at El Matador. I always have a great weeks stay. It's an awesome location and the beach is amazing. The only downside was the bedroom of room 455 did not get cool and does not have a fan overhead. Luckily I was rarely in the room, but this is a minor, quick fix! I'll be back next year definitely.
Jun 2015
Great time as usual.
Nov 2014
First time use of the whirlpool/sauna, very disappointed with the co-ed hours. My wife and I would have liked to use it later at night. In fact someone came in and told us that it was not co-ed hours while we were in the whirlpool! Just wish the co-ed hours were longer. Other then that great place to stay and we will be back next year! Going on 18 plus years coming down to Ft. Walton
Oct 2014
Our El Matador stay 9/27 - 10/4/14
My husband and I have been staying in Unit 455 at the El Matador for many, many years in late Sept or early Oct. We love, love, love it! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay this year as always, and look forward to staying in unit 455 in 2015.
Oct 2014
Yearly Vacation Spot
We've been staying at the El Matador for the past 14 years. We did skip one year, but didn't compare to this place. I tell everyone about the El Matador. I love it's location, appearance, price, and friendly employees. The units are always clean and very well decorated. Looking forward to coming back next year!
Sep 2014
My Review of El Matador
Great accomodations, we were very pleased with our time at El Matador. The staff are all very friendly. I highly recomment your facilities to all my friends.
Sep 2014
Vacation in El Matador
Very Nice!
Aug 2014
Amazing visit
This was one of the best trips we've ever taken! The room was spotless with nice furniture. Loved how clean the bathrooms were. The guard was always nice and smiled. All four ladies on the trip valued having a gated entrance. It made us feel much safer being so far from home. I think the only thing we did not like was the sleeper sofa; it was very uncomfortable!! Other than that, it was the perfect trip!! Can't wait to come back next year!
May 2014
We enjoyed being in unit 455 & plan to be back in Nov.
Apr 2014

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