554 El Matador Fort Walton Beach

This fifth floor, 1 bedroom unit is just what you're looking for!






This unit has great access to all of our amenities.  Relax on your couch or in your bedroom and enjoy watching television from your flat screen TV. Enjoy the view of the calm Bay waters on your large, spacious balcony. A fully equipped kitchen is at your fingertips with plenty of lighting. See this beauty for yourself!

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

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
Winter 2023 - 2024 01/02/2024 - 02/29/2024 3 $119.00
Spring 2024 03/01/2024 - 05/17/2024 3 $143.00
Summer 2024 05/18/2024 - 05/23/2024 3 $157.00
Memorial Day 2024 05/24/2024 - 05/27/2024 3 $161.71
Summer 2024 05/28/2024 - 06/07/2024 3 $157.00
Peak Summer 2024 06/08/2024 - 07/02/2024 3 $180.00
4th of July 2024 07/03/2024 - 07/07/2024 3 $185.40
Peak Summer 2024 07/08/2024 - 07/19/2024 3 $180.00
Summer 2024 07/20/2024 - 08/02/2024 3 $157.00
Fall 2024 08/03/2024 - 08/29/2024 3 $136.00
Labor Day 2024 08/30/2024 - 09/02/2024 3 $140.08
Fall 2024 09/03/2024 - 09/20/2024 3 $136.00
High Winter 2024 09/21/2024 - 10/31/2024 3 $119.00
Winter 2024 -2025 11/01/2024 - 11/26/2024 3 $119.00
Thanksgiving 2024 11/27/2024 - 12/01/2024 3 $140.08
Winter 2024 -2025 12/02/2024 - 12/23/2024 3 $119.00
Christmas 2024 12/24/2024 - 12/26/2024 3 $122.57
Winter 2024 -2025 12/27/2024 - 12/30/2024 3 $119.00
New Years 2024 12/31/2024 - 01/01/2025 3 $122.57
Winter 2024 -2025 01/02/2025 - 02/28/2025 3 $119.00
Spring 2025 03/01/2025 - 05/16/2025 3 $143.00


Amazing experience
Condo was beautiful! Had everything we needed, we didn’t want to leave. The complex was very clean and the staff were so friendly. The heated pool was so nice and the kids loved it! Perfectly secluded but a quick drive to the pier and restaurants. Can’t say enough good things about our experience.
Apr 2023
The unit itself was great. It is a nice view of the waterway and sunset. It had everything we needed for the week. Exactly as advertised. I we would prefer an outdoor hot tub near the pool where the whole family can get in. I guess that is our only complaint that the hot tubs are in separate shower rooms for men and women. Also, the elevators are too small for some of the luggage racks. It was a struggle to get the bigger, luggage racks into the elevator
Apr 2023
Happy staying here
We always enjoy this spacious unit
Jun 2022
Above Average
We have stayed in this unit several times and always enjoy it. The living area is especially roomy.
Jun 2022
Unit 554, El Matador
The the views from the balcony were fabulous, sunset was unbelievable. The only fault we could find with this unit was the living room furniture was very dated and the mattress in the bedroom was very noisy. This unit was very clean. We will rent this unit again.
May 2022
Quiet, Clean, Comfortable
My wife and I vacation in Fort Walton Beach every fall. This is the first time we have stayed at El Matador, but it won’t be the last. The condo was above expectations. A huge living area with a large deck and a nice view of East Pass. The grounds were immaculate, the pools clean and well kept.
Oct 2021
Nice Quiet Place
Very nice quite location, very large condo complex, but still not too crowded The unit was very spacious , I wish the units had a washer and dryer as I would probably stay a couple of weeks , instead of just 3 days. Overall a very pleasant vacation at The El Matador
Oct 2021
Nice Quiet Place
Nice location, nice balcony great for having lunch or dinner or just relaxing. Wish the unit had ceiling fans and a washer and dryer
Oct 2021
Amazing Trip!!!
We absolutely loved our trip! The condo and all El Matador had to offer couldn't be more perfect! We loved it so much we are booking the same condo for next year as well. One of the best trips that we have had. Thank you so much!
Aug 2021
Great stay at El Matador 554 !!
Always love visiting El Matador at Ft. Walton Beach !!!! Unit 554 was excellent. Stay was fantastic. Too bad I had to leave !!!
Aug 2020
The Place to Stay
We stayed at El Matador from a recommendation from a friend, and we were not disappointed. If you are looking to just relax, this is the place to go! It's a quiet community with friendly staff and amazing residents of the property who are willing to give recommendation of places to eat or just strike up a good conversation. The building were kept very clean and the accommodations were great. Don't miss out on this gem of a place to stay.
Jul 2020
Enjoyed our stay and our best condo experience yet. Enjoyed the layout and cleanliness of the condo and facility. We will be back
Jul 2020
Review for 554
This condo was gorgeous it was the perfect size for family that came this time. Will be renting this unit again. Thank you so much for sharing your condo with us it was so greatly appreciated
Jun 2020
The unit was perfect for us: very clean, great TVs and wifi and very comfortable. The staff was accommodating and professional. Terrific stay!
Dec 2017
Excellent vacation
My husband & I enjoyed our stay at El Matador last week. Unit 554 was spacious with a great harbor view. We enjoyed the pools, Beach & great seafood. The only negative to our annual beach vacation was the Stormy weather!! Thanks a lot mother nature!! Ha Ha
Jun 2017
Unit 554
Some electrical problems. Sliding door was broken, would not lock. Kitchen Spigot leaked. Staff was very, very good to deal with. Fixed many of the issues.
Oct 2016
Hotel stay
Your hotel was awesome!We loved the harbor view and the white sand beach.We will be back.
Sep 2016
Great Stay
We LOVE the El Matador Resort! The location is excellent & grounds are meticulously maintained! We enjoyed the Sound view in bldg 5. Housekeeping does a wonderful job of keeping the condos clean!
Sep 2016
The room was better than expected. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming.
Aug 2016
Love It!
This is the second year I have stayed in this unit. I love it! I love the new hardwood floors. The only thing I want to report is the electric receptacles at the dining table and at the couch (to the left facing the couch) need replacing, because plugs won't stay in there. (i.e. Cell phone wall chargers and computer charger). That is NOT a big thing, but I thought it needed to be reported. All in all, it was a great experience staying in 554 again. I intend on staying there again next year.
Jun 2016
good location
Good location and quiet room.
Ji Young
Jun 2016
Very clean condo with excellent views of bay
We were so pleased with our May 2016 stay in unit 554! Condo was very clean and spacious! This condo goes down as one of our favorites! We enjoyed the pool near Building 5 also and look forward to returning in July! Thanks for everything!
May 2016
Spring vacation
Thank you for your hospitality, our stay was a wonderful experience. The one bedroom condo was clean, very spacious and the kitchen fully equipped. Our children played on the beach and swam in the pool. My husband and I enjoyed barbecuing chicken on your grill.
Mar 2016
Wonderful vacation
We enjoyed our stay in unit 554. The only thing missing was sunshine !! Since we had rain and clouds most of the time. The unit was very nice and the staff there was exceptional ! Very helpful and eager to please. We would stay there again !
Oct 2015
I like it!
It was absolutely more than I expected! Big, roomy, clean and well furnished. The staff accommodated me with friendliness and patience. I think I have found my "beach place" at the El Matador Unit 554! I will be back!
Jul 2015
Very Nice
The room was very nice. A large kitchen and den area and a bath and nice size bedroom. The only problem we had was with some of the electrical outlets. The plugs would not stay in some of the outlets and the outlet behind the desk, the top plugs did not work. Other than that, we were completely pleased with our room.
Jun 2015
Our first time.
Although the place was a little dated it was nice. We would have thought for the price they would provide shampoo and conditioner with the soap and dish soap. We will defiantly be back again. It was very family oriented and quite. Property was well maintained. Overall it was a very good experience.
May 2015
almost perfect!
The unit: decor was nice, furniture was in great shape. My daughter used the sofa bed, which folded out and went back easily for her. Everything was clean and laid out nicely. The kitchen may need an update though. The dishwasher was extremely loud, and the oven got way hotter than expected and burned a pan of biscuits. Also, the cookie sheet provided was too large for the oven, which is probably why a previous renter had bent the sides up so it would fit. The beds were comfortable, there were plenty of towels, and I was impressed by the larger living area. Outdoors: the soundside view from the balcony was beautiful, the parking lot and beach were very clean, plenty of parking spaces near the door. Overall a wonderful stay! El Matador is our favorite place to vacation on the beach! Management Reply: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to review your unit. We will forward your review to the owner regarding the kitchen update and we will find a cookie sheet that fits in the oven : )
Mar 2015
Best Vacation Ever
Our stay at El Matador was excellent it is the nicest place we have ever stayed and we can not wait to return there next summer!! It is nice and clean and quiet and is an absolute dream!!
Aug 2014
July 2014
What a great condo! We were very happy with this rental. It was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Lots of room - living room is huge. King bed was wonderful. We didn't want to leave - and will definitely be back! Office staff are always so nice and helpful. Love that it has security at the gate. Thanks so much!
Jul 2014
Great room
very nice apartment, great view, next to the pool, everything was great, so,we stayed two extra nights. Defiantly will be back!
Jun 2014

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