El Matador 129 ~ Fort Walton Beach Florida Condo


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Take a trip to Fort Walton Beach, Florida and stay with us at El Matador #129. Located on the second floor of building one, this two bedroom accommodation has views of the inter-coastal waterway, the Sound, as well as partial Gulf views. Enjoy playing along the shoreline when you are not relaxing by the pool. A federal reserve is located close by for miles of undisturbed beach and great evening walks along the water. For a bit of exercise take in a game of tennis or visit the onsite fitness facility.

~ Completely remodeled meeting rooms with a full kitchen, upgraded appliances and granite countertops. The mens and womens spas have been remodeled also, each has a hot tub, sauna and shower.  

  • 1,113 Square Feet
  • Bed Sizes:
    • Master Bedroom-King
    • Second Bedroom-Queen & Twin/Full Bunk Bed
    • Living Room-Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Private Balcony
  • Corian Countertops
  • 3 TVs
  • 3 DVD Players
  • 2 Community Pools
  • Tennis Courts
  • Fitness Facility
  • Community Whirlpool & Dry Heat Saunas
  • Coin Laundry on Each Floor
  • Meeting Room

** Rates do not include applicable tax and fees.
Rate Table
  Daily Weekly Monthly
Nov 1st, 2014 - Feb 28th, 2015$90$540-
Nov 1st, 2014 - Mar 13th, 2015--$1,150
Mar 1st, 2015 - Mar 13th, 2015$153$898-
Mar 14th, 2015 - Apr 10th, 2015$179$1,061-
Apr 11th, 2015 - May 21st, 2015$137$814-
May 22nd, 2015 - Jun 26th, 2015$210$1,255-
Jun 27th, 2015 - Jul 10th, 2015$231$1,381-
Jul 11th, 2015 - Aug 11th, 2015$210$1,255-
Aug 12th, 2015 - Sep 6th, 2015$147$867-
Sep 7th, 2015 - Oct 31st, 2015$130$720-

Vacation Rental Summary

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • Max Occupancy: 9
  • Beach Service for a Fee in Season
  • Community BBQ Grill
  • Community Laundry Area
  • Community Pool
  • Elevator
  • Fitness
  • Free WiFi
  • Gated Community
  • Gulf Front
  • Keyless Lock
  • Partial View
  • Snowbird Rentals Accepted
  • Tennis
  • Condo
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Non Smoking
  • No Guests Under 25 Without Parent
  • Average Visitor Rating:


    Owners have gone to quite an extent to upgrade the paint, carpet, much of the furniture, and all kitchen appliances. Smaller upgrades are also noticable in the main door seals, patio door rollers, kitchen faucet, and pots & pans inventory. These are, and will continue to be, appreciated by all the visitors who come over the next few years. If you can trade a view of the ICW for a Gulf beach view, we still think this is the best deal on the island. Thanks you so much for sharing it with us.

    Extraordinarily fun

    Great vacation with family to enjoy the time together

    It was all that we expected plus more. The family enjoyed the atmosphere, the people and the beach of all places. The rooms were clean and we didn't have any issues with neighbors. Definitely will stay again in the near future.

    Florida 2012

    Lisa Pellazari

    Home away from home! Every year this is "our" condo. Perfectly located between the beach and the pools. We love this place!

    Our stay with Southern was fabulous!

    Brian Jennings

    Staying at the El Matador provided us with great options of swimming with the beach close by and two pools to enjoy as well!! The home was ready to go when we arrived and we were able to get into the unit earlier than expected. Love the home very roomy for 8 people! One suggestion would be to update cookware.

    Very Fun Trip


    The only negative things I can say about this unit is the wavy, hard condition of the pull out sofa bed's mattress and the view. I thought I would have a better ocean view rather than through a parking lot and two other buildings to just catching a brief glimpse of the ocean's horizon.


    Gibson Family, Allen, TX

    A great vacation made easy!! The staff was friendly and helpful, and the condo/resort was so clean!! We'll be coming back next year!!

    Beautiful Beach Front Property


    I was very pleased with this condo. Checkin was a breeze, they emailed me a security code & the time it would be ready. There was no paperwork or checking in to deal with. The condo was very clean. The only complaint that I had was not enough wash cloths in the bathroom. Myself, my son & his wife stayed for 5 days. I only had 4 washcloths. That is the only complaint I had. We had a wonderful stay & when we plan again we will stay at El Matador again.

    Very nice!


    We really enjoyed our stay at El Matador. The condo was great with plenty of space for all six of us - two adults and four teenagers. There was enough seating for when all six of the teenagers ended up at our place for an evening or meal. We also appreciated the beach toys. Thanks!

    Excellent location!


    My favorite thing about this condo is where it is on the beach... it is the last set of buildings at the end of rows and rows of condos so if you want to escape the crowds of people, you can just walk up the beach (the air Force has a section of the island fenced off just past the condo, but the beach is still accessible) The condo was clean and beautiful, we all really enjoyed our stay. The only negative thing I would warn other renters about is the king bed in the master bedroom is terribly uncomfortable.

    Our family experience was very good.

    Veronica Jennings

    This unit was comfortable for four adults and three children. The view from the balcony was impeded by a palm tree so you were unable to see the beach and the water. The facilities at the Elmatador with the heated pool and a second pool right on the beach was great. Unfortunately the hot tube spa was not open the entire stay and my father was looking forward to enjoying that while we were there. The unit was great and we had an enjoyable stay for 8 nights.

    Souther Resorts - Exceptional!


    My family recently had the privilege of booking a condo at El Matador thru Southern Resorts. We have been vacationing in FWB for 20+ years and have used the other "2" property managers for El Matador the previous years. I will make it a point going forward to contact Southern Resorts every year going forward. Very professional, courteous and easy to deal with. They realize that vacations can be a somewhat stressful experience booking your trip and ultimately checking into your eventual place of stay. They took all the stress out and made it an extremely easy and enjoyable experience. I highly recommend Southern Resorts for any vacation rental you may have in this part of Florida. Thanks again and if we are fortunate enough to return next year you will be our first choice! By the way, the condo was outstanding!!!



    This is the area USA citizens come to. The beach, the sea, fishing, golf all are A1 #129 was excellent for 2 couples. Rooms baths kitchen all very good. Only down side to El Matador apartments is Laundry facilities are common use and are charged at $1 a time an inconvience. The local shops give great service and value.

    Manager's Response - 11/10/2009

    Dear Customer,

    Thank your for writing your opinion about your stay at El Matador.
    Your fabulous review is a big motivation to continue exceeding all of our clients’ expectations.

    It is a joy to read your remarks about our services and facilities and it is a great honor to know that your vacation with Southern Resorts was delightful.

    Again thank you for your kind words. We look forward to having you as our guest again.

    Best regards,

    Michael Taylor
    General Manager
    Fort Walton Beach

    Great value!

    Family of 4

    Family friendly. Beautiful white sandy beach, nice pools and air conditioned unit worked great!! Will definitely stay again!

    very nice, roomy condo.

    Big hill

    i really enjoyed the room its self. Not much ocean view though. The overall area was convienent to everything and well maintenanced. The only problem was not enough towels or toilet paper.

    Great Escape

    Steve & Donna

    The condo looked exactly as it was represented on the website. It was very clean and well-stocked. We had plenty of room and it was so close to the beach we could hear the waves all night through our open bedroom window. I would highly recommend El Matador for any family looking for a wonderful escape for the hectic realities of life.

    Wonderful and fun on Fort Walton Beach


    We have stayed in hotels and condominiums along the Alabama and Florida coast but they were very costly and therefore could only have our immediate family on the trip. This 5 day stay was just as comfortable and fun but more spacious and reasonable priced. Therefore, our children were able to bring along friends. We had a total of 9 and were fairly comfortable. The accommodation were clean and beautifully decorated.

    Great Place


    Very nice can't wait to go back!

    great place for a great price!


    This was the first time we stayed at El Matador but it was a great experience. The room was very spacious and well kept. The pools were also very nice and well maintained we also really enjoyed having a pool near the beach! We would recommend this unit to anyone. It's a great place for a great price!

    Nice Vacation

    J W

    Enjoyed the stay. Was very close to the beach. Kind of pricey though.

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