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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Scenic Gulf Drive Central West reviews
"It was our first trip to Destin and were surprised how crowded it was. When we arrived at the complex and got to our unit we were very pleased. It was very clean and was just as advertised. First night was a little rocky because the neighbors above us were very LOUD until 3:00 in the morning. I contacted Kim the owner and she contacted the owner of the unit above. Everything got quite for the rest of our visit. The private beach and umbrellas and chairs provided were a big plus. The pool at the back of the complex was our favorite as it provided a little more shade. Our granddaughter had a blast playing in the pool. We also had great seafood as there are many restaurants in the area. Kim was great to work with and responded to any concerns or questions we had. We hope to return again and would highly recommend this unit and owner!"
Guest: DudleyDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 1, 2015
"The house was absolutely beautiful and completely met our needs. The location was perfect. It was a short walk to the beach or pool. We had six adults and it was perfect for everyone. It was extremely clean and had everything we needed and the information provided to us in the packet was very helpful. I would definitely rent this home again. The owners were very courteous and friendly. Our family had a wonderful stay in Destin, thanks in part to the comfort of the beautiful home."
Guest: Darla R.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 16, 2015
Awesome location close to everything you need for a beach getaway!!
"My family of five just returned from our first trip to the Destin area and our stay at Maravilla #1101. The condo was very roomy with two very large bedrooms and one much smaller bunk room. The furnishings were exactly as pictured and the condo was clean. If you are looking for high-end amenities like granite countertops and fancy decor, this won't suit you, but we found it to be quite comfortable and served our needs well. The Maravilla complex is well-kept with the front pool just a 30 second walk from the condo.We enjoyed the recently resurfaced tennis courts and only used the front pool overlooking Scenic Gulf Drive and the Gulf itself. Maravilla is centrally located within easy walking distance of four restaurants and a coffee shop. Coffee shop is a leisurely 10 minute stroll; the restaurants are closer than that. We woke up each morning and walked the beach to the coffee shop. For lunch or dinner, Captain Dave's, Kenny G's, Pompano Joe's and the Whale's Tail were all within .25-.5 miles with great local seafood and outdoor dining. Parasailing and waverunner rentals are offered on the public beach near Whale's Tail (.5 miles) although I'd encourage people to drive to Destin Harbor for parasailing at a far lower price. The beached rival anything you'd find in the Caribbean with powdery white sand and turquoise/emerald waters. We all had a blast playing in the surf with boogie boards we picked up just down the road at Alvin's Island for $15 each. A must-have! There are baskets of books in the condo so you don't even have to worry about having that beach read along. The unit is managed by Southern Vacation Rentals and the booking and check-in process with them is quite easy. They offer an app for your phone that provides all the info you need to access the unit/complex as well as discount offers for local activities. We utilized the "free adult ticket" offer on a sunset dolphin cruise in Destin and saved $26. I was less impressed with the amenities they offered--they left just 4 rolls of toilet paper for the week, two kitchen trash bags. No Kleenex or even a pad of paper/pen. The unit had a coffee maker but no coffee filters. We picked up what we needed when we were at the nearby grocery store, although I'm sure they would have provided more TP and trash bags had we called them. If you are debating about where to vacation, just book this unit! The price is great, it's roomy and it's close to everything you need!! We'll be back!!"
Guest: Laura KDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
"My family recently visited Secret Paradise and we were just astonished when we first walked through the door. We arrived with 5 Adults and 3 children (under the age of 5) and the house had something for everyone. First off, I want to start by saying the house was VERY CLEAN! I have rented many homes over the years and I truly believe this one was the best I have ever rented. The house is HUGE and it allows for everyone to have their own space. The kids absolutely loved the closet of beach toys and other beach accessories. We actually brought some toys along with us and didn't even take them out of the car when we saw how many toys the house had. The house is approx. 5-8 minute walk to the beach (for us it took a little longer because of the kids.) Once you enter the private beach you feel like you are in a tropical paradise. Pictures just don't do Destin justice. The beach was extremely clean with the whitest sand I have ever seen and the water was just delightful. I have never seen such clear, blue, beautiful water in my life! Something that I think is important to mention about Secret Paradise is the location. You are located off of a main strip that allows access to everything from Outlet shopping to the grocery store to many restaurants but the nice thing about where Secret Paradise is located is that it is on what I called the "quieter side of Destin." It truly allows for a relaxing vacation and doesn't have a tourist feel to it. Lastly and most importantly, I can't even begin to praise the owner of the home enough. Linda was wonderful to work with and ALWAYS answered her phone when I called her. She answered every question I had (and there were a lot) and was extremely accommodating. I can't even begin to thank her enough for making this a wonderful vacation for my family. Thanks for allowing us to stay and thanks for your generosity and hospitality. Your house is gorgeous and we are hoping to come back next year and many years after that!"
Guest: AmyDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 17, 2015