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Closest 3BR to the Front Pool and Beach! Ground Floor!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

FUN IN THE SUN is a 3 bedroom 1200 sq. ft. FAMILY FRIENDLY vacation home in Destin.

*Rates subject to change without notice.*

FREE!! FREE!! BEACH SERVICE - A FREE $175 WEEKLY VALUE (in season). No lugging chairs and umbrellas down to the beach. It is all provided for you with our free beach service. Take your towel and book and enjoy your day.

Your Spacious 3 BEDROOM, vacation home features two large bedroom suites, each with KING BEDS, and private bathrooms. It is perfect for TWO FAMILIES as each family can enjoy privacy without compromising sleeping space. FUN IN THE SUN can comfortably accommodate EIGHT people. This unique property offers beautiful views from the large ground floor balcony.

The large kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for quick meals or a great feast and it provides plenty of room for lots of chefs at the same time.

The third bedroom has been outfitted with bunks and bright and cheery colors for the enjoyment of the kids.

We have a fully equipped condominium with all you need for a quick snack or a gourmet dinner. On the resort site there is a basketball court and two tennis courts for those who want to play some family friendly games and get some extra exercise. There are also bicycle racks for the bicyclists, as well as, sidewalks for strolling, jogging, skateboarding and roller blading along the Scenic Gulf Drive Strip! This is the local way of enjoying the view of the gulf while exercising. People watching is a favorite past time here.


* 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

* Master Bedroom - King Bed, Private Bath with Tub/Shower Combo

* Second Bedroom - King Bed, Private Bath with Tub/Shower Combo.

* Third Bedroom - Bunk Beds

* Living Room - Couch converts to Full size Bed

* Maximum Occupancy 8

* 1st floor

* Full Size Kitchen: Refrigerator with ice maker, Dishwasher, Microwave along with cooking utensils and tableware

* Stackable Washer and Dryer

* Wireless Internet

* Flat Screen LCD-TV's in Living Room, Master Bedroom and Second Bedroom (Bedroom TV's include DVD player)

* DVD Player in Living Room

* TV/DVD Player in Bunk Room (no cable)

* Stereo CD/MP3 Player in Living Room


* Hot Tub located on property

* 2 Pools - 1 heated during winter months

* Tennis Courts

* Basketball Net

* Gym

* Private Beach

* Beach Sidewalk - great for Jogging, Bicycling and strolling the baby

Additional Information:

* 12% Florida Sales tax not included in rates

* Non-refundable Service fee not included in rates ($70)

* Advanced reservation payment 30% of the rent plus the service fee; Management company will contact the guest to arrange the deposit within 48 hours of the reservation

* Cleaning fee not included in rates ($130.00)

* Family rentals only; must be at least 25 years old to rent

* NON Smoking condominium

* NO Pets

* Check-in time 4:00 pm local time; Check-out time 9:00 am local time

* Rental charges due payable in full 30 days in advance

* Remember you are staying in our home; please treat it with care and leave it in good condition when you check-out.

Keywords: Condominium, Beachview, Online Booking, Family Friendly, Beach Access

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2017

About The Owner

We have been coming to the Destin area since the 70s. We love the beach and the area. We knew we wanted to buy a condo in this area. Maravilla became our obvious choice when we began looking for a beach vacation home. We immediately fell in love with the intimate atmosphere. My husband and I both enjoy the beach and Maravilla felt like home.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2007

Why The Owner chose Miramar Beach

We chose Maravilla for the unobstructed access to the beach (no other homes or buildings between the condo and the beach); the restaurants within walking distance; the ground level access to the condo-no stairs to climb; three bedrooms in the unit; the private beach access; and beach access is just steps away.

What makes this condo unique

Maravilla is located on Scenic Gulf Drive and it is one of most beautiful stretches of road in all the world. We enjoy walking on the walking along the large 7 foot wide path for miles and just look at the waves lapping onto the shore. In the morning, since the master bedroom goes out onto the patio, we enjoy an early morning coffee while we watch the sun come up in the east. Pompano Joe's on the beach, is only 1/4 mile away, and an easy walk for some great seafood right on the beach. But the best part is the warm family atmosphere. It is simply the best.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We usually go camping, but decided to rent unit 1101. It was very clean, extremely comfortable and well equiped. Loved how convenient 1101 was to beach and pool.
Apr 2012
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Shop till you drop at the Silver Sands Mall or the Fabulous Destin Commons Mall, three restaurants within walking distance of the condo. Baytowne Wharf is just down the road.


Miramar Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (2) Brand new mattresses on King Beds - memory foam!, Double Beds (1) Full size sofa bed in the living room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full Size Sofa Bed in the living room, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk beds in third bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2.5 acres private beach just across street, unobstructed view of beach from front of condos, gated community and for your convenience, we also include in the price 2 beach chairs and an umbrella set up and waiting for you each day on the beach (March - October). No more struggling with carrying your beach chair down to the beach. (Extra chairs are available for an extra charge).


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Closest 3BR to the Front Pool and Beach! Ground Floor!
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews

Awesome location close to everything you need for a beach getaway!!

  • 4 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL

We didn't want to leave :/

  • 5 of 5

This was hands down the best condo I have stayed at in Destin. The location was as excellent. Just a short walk out the back door and you were right at the pool and it was also a very short walk to the beach. The Marivilla resort itself is in a very good location in between the outlet mall and a lot of very good dining. I recommend pompano joes which is actually within walking distance. The pictures of the decor are spot on, no candy coating needed here. I was down visiting with 7 of my friends and since then we have all talked about how we want to go back. I definitely will be staying here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joshua - thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the condo! We look forward to your next visit! Owners; Fun in the Sun
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Property Service Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

The management company provides Travel Insurance. If you do not purchase the Travel Insurance, please understand that no refunds will be given for any reason, even cancellation. The Travel Insurance is 6.95% of the total amount due, and the guest services team will offer to add this to your reservation upon contacting you for the deposit. Details of coverage as well as other pertinent guest policies can be found at

Availability and Prices are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. The Management company will contact guests within 48 hours to confirm the reservation and acquire the deposit which is 30% of the rent plus the service fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.