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This El Matador condo was absolutely wonderful! It was spacious, clean, nicely furnished, and had a great location for a great price! Communication with the owner was a huge plus--they answered all of my questions and provided lots of info in a timely manner. Even while on our trip, the owner reached out to let us know of bad weather approaching and to provide us with safety resources! The king sized bed in the room that had balcony access was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in--even better than home! The layout of the bathroom was nice--there were two separate sink areas and then the shower and toilet were separate. This allowed for several options as we got ready. The living area is very spacious. Lots of places to sit. The kitchen was everything we needed to prepare meals. (pots, pans, utensils, dishes, Tupperware, toaster, coffee maker, etc.) The owner also has lots of games, novels, and extra blankets to add to the coziness of the unit! (The beach theme decor is beautifully done!) This unit is in the condo that sits at the "back" of the property. It was super quiet! (Other units seemed to be a bit more lively.) We enjoyed watching boats and jet skis in the sound while on the balcony (one of our favorite places to sit!). One day we even spied a turtle crossing the road! (He made it safely to the grass!) We were right next to the pool and fitness area which we thoroughly enjoyed. The sauna and Jacuzzi area was an absolute TREAT! Within a short few minute walk through the property, our toes were in the softest, whitest, most beautiful quartz sand we have ever seen! The beach was a DREAM! The beach is very wide and goes for miles--you can always find a spot of your own. (The owners have a closet with 4 beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and sand shovels). The water in the Gulf of Mexico is just gorgeous. At night, we watched heavenly sunsets, lightening storms out at sea, and even fireworks that were set at the Boardwalk. We even enjoyed turning on our phone lights and spying crabs at dusk! There are many things nearby--we chose to Lyft everywhere and it was about $7 to get anywhere we wanted. There are plenty of places to eat, including Waffle House and the boardwalk. Publix is close by for groceries--we used their delivery service. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Ulla's El Matador condo. We travel quite often, and this was one of our favorite trips, mostly due to this beautiful condo and its picturesque setting. Thank you so much Ulla! If we return to the Fort Walton/Destin area, we would love for you to have us again! :-)
Owner's Response: Good afternoon Amanda, Thank you so so very much for your super nice review!!! I do really appreciated all your kindness and being such a wonderful Guest. :-) I am very happy that you had such a wonderful time at the El Matador.. It was my pleasure to host you and your Family.. I totally agree with you the White Sand and the Blue Water is so beautiful.. I do enjoyed chatting with you very delightful. I am looking forward to host you and your family again... :-) I do really had a great time with you.. Thank you so very much for choosing my Condo. Best Wishes Ulla
This was our 2nd time staying in this condo and we’re already planning our 3rd trip back to this unit. The condo is well maintained and has everything you need. The owner is very sweet and made everything a breeze. Thanks again for letting our family enjoy your condo.
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice and thoughtful review. I am very happy that you enjoyed the stay at my Condo... I am very thankful and honored to have you as my Guest for your 3rd trip. Warm Regards. Ulla
The buildings are well kept and the parking lot and pools were clean. We had a great first time staying at El Matador, unit 527. Love the location...the beach was hardly crowded, even with it being 4th of July week. The pools were super nice and my kids loved every minute of it! Ulla was so friendly and easy to work with. Thanks! Hope To come back again soon!! Submitted: Jul 17, 2018 | Stayed: June 2018
Owner's Response: I do really appreciate your lovely comments. I hope to assist you again for your next vacation.. It was my pleasure to have you as my Guest. All the Best Ulla
We were looking very last minute to find a condo for spring break. We found this condo and have no regrets. Pattie immediately called me in response to my inquiry. She was so great through the whole process and was always very quick to answer emails and very nice. The condo feels like home and is very cute and clean. Ample storage for personal items and we loved that there were beach chairs available. We loved being at the end of the island and having all that extra beach to walk. Thanks for a great vacation for our family!
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review, Kristy! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay! We agree, it is an awesome location...& we hope you can come visit again!
This was our first time to Florida, and we LOVED it! The condo was great, Pattie had it fully stocked with everything (minus food of course) even stuff for the beach. The beach is located on the end of all the condos so it wasn't crowded as other parts were. We will definitely stay again!