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Now Booking Spring! Beachfront Family Resort- Heated Pool-Dogs OK

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This condo has been totally redecorated--everything is brand new. The entire condo has been freshly painted (walls, ceiling and trim), new sofa, loveseat and chair, new window treatments, new lighting new beds and bedroom furniture, new dishes, pots, pans, etc.

We take the guessing out of booking a vacation rental home; our calendar is ALWAYS up-to-date! If this one is booked, be sure to check our other condo, right next-door. See VRBO listing #3755 and we also have another 2-bedroom in building #3, see VRBO #554900

Maravilla is the one of most popular family resorts in Destin! Our 2 bedroom is located in the very popular, family-friendly resort, Maravilla. It is open and airy with an extra-large balcony off the living room and master bedrooms. You will love the white sand beach that is just footsteps away.

You will be pleasantly surprised by all the 'extras' in our home that you would not normally find in a rental unit. No need to pack up your porta-crib, high chair, or sand toys, we have them all! Our large second floor condo is a great place for a family to use alone or to share with friends.

Master Bedroom and Bathroom

The Master suite has a King size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, night stands, reading lamps, and HDTV. There is a sliding glass door with an attached balcony off the master bedroom. The sliding doors have custom room darkening drapes (so you can sleep in or take an afternoon nap while on your vacation). The attached full bathroom has a tub/shower combination, hair dryer and large fluffy bath towels.

The Second Bedroom and Bathroom

The 2nd bedroom has a Queen-size bed, with Egyptian cotton sheets, night stands, reading lamps, HDTV. The second bathroom is easily accessible from the hall and features a tub/shower combination, hair dryer and large fluffy bath towels.

Living Area

In our main living area we have a very comfortable queen size sofa sleeper, loveseat and side chair with reading lamps nearby. We also have an HDTV with digital cable channels, a DVD player and an iPod docking station stereo.

Kitchen and Dining Area

Our kitchen is also fully equipped with a coffee maker, a blender that will grind all of your ice for frozen drinks, and a toaster. Also we have more than 12 plates, glasses, forks, etc. so you don't have to wash your breakfast dishes before you eat lunch. And plenty of pots and pans so you can easily cook anything you need. The Dining area features a table and chairs and a breakfast bar with chairs.

Other Features Included

For your convenience, we also have a washer and dryer, and iron and ironing board. And if you would like to keep up with friends, family or work while you are away, we provide free high-speed internet and WIFI.

Also, to make your walk to the beach easy, we provide 2 beach chairs and an umbrella reserved and set up each day just for you. (Mar 15-Oct 15)

Lastly, our condos are pet friendly! Any size dogs are welcome (yes, that means we welcome even large dogs). The dog walking area is just outside our door. There is a $200 extra fee to bring your dog along and must be pre-approved by the owner.

Maravilla Resort Amenities

Maravilla is the one of the most popular family resorts in Destin. It’s a low-density resort (only 4 stories which means fewer people on the beach!) It has a 2-acre PRIVATE beach and plenty of green space for the kids to run and play safely. Maravilla also features two swimming pools (one heated), a hot tub, BBQ grills, tennis courts, shuffleboard, and a basket-ball hoop. Centrally located on Scenic Gulf Drive (near the outlet mall and Pompono Joe's), it is very close to local attractions, restaurants, and shopping.

Be sure to check our calendars because they are always up-to-date, if this one is booked, check our other condo, right next-door. See VRBO listing # 3755. Call or e-mail now for this lovely vacation rental.

NOTE: This listing used to advertise our condo in Panama City Beach, so that is why the reviews might seem like they are referring to a different property. As of May 2016 this listing is advertising our condo in the Maravilla Resort in Destin.

Keywords: Maravilla Destin Florida Vacation Rental; Florida Vacation condo rental; Florida Panhandle, Condominium

More Details

Tom and Christine
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Tom and Christine


We're Tom, Christine, Zachary our two dogs Trumpet and Piccolo. (People always ask--no dogs are not Golden Retrievers; they are Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.)

Why Tom and Christine chose Scenic Gulf Drive East

We purchased our condo in Destin because we wanted a place for our family to gather and build fond family memories. We love Maravilla so much that when the condo right next door came up for sale, we decided to purchase another one!

We live in Austin, Texas now (we bought our Marvailla Condo when we lived in Atlanta, GA.) While living in Atlanta we would visit Destin every chance we could. Now that we are much further away, we have to plan our trips. But are looking forward to retiring in Destin someday!

What makes this condo unique

While it may not be your deciding factor when you are choosing places to rent, you will appreciate it once you get here. Most everything you’ll need during your stay is here! Our guests who stay with us comment on how well equipped our condo is.

Because we live so far away, we take special care to make sure everything is in perfect condition.

It’s imperative that we have the best help there in Destin. We employ a housekeeper who only cleans for a couple of people. We do not use one of those massive cleaning companies who dash in and out of the condo in 15 minutes and call it clean. Our housekeeper takes hours to clean our condo (yes the cleaning fee is $10-$20 more than you’d pay with others but we ensure it’ll be really clean!)

Every time we visit our condo, we are constantly upgrading!

Come and stay with us and I can assure you’ll be happy!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Now Booking Spring! Beachfront Family Resort- Heated Pool-Dogs OK
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Bright, Clean, and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The property we stayed in was just as advertized. Plenty of room and very comfortable. Beautiful Gulf view.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 months. The condo is great - just as advertised. We loved the tropical decor. It was very clean when we arrived and very well-equipped. The view of the gulf is perfect and the sunsets are fabulous. It has very easy access to the very wonderful beach. We had only a few minor issues which were taken care of quickly. The staff at both Sugar Palm and Majestic Towers were always friendly and very helpful. This unit has a reserved parking spot in a prime location. This was not so critical for us in January and February but I think it would be quite a plus in season when there are many more people at the resort.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Family Vacation - Great View!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation with our one year old daughter. This rental suited our needs perfectly. The condo was just as pictured. It was directly on the beach with an unobstructed view of the ocean right from the balcony off the living area. The condo was well stocked with most basic needs (pots, dishes, cooking utensils, etc.), but for anything else you might need there was a Walmart a very short distance from the complex.

The layout of the condo was ok. The main bedroom is right next to the outside hallway and has a window that faces a wall. However, noise from other guest was NOT a problem as I thought it might be. The second bedroom (really just a bunk room) did not have a door on it, but rather a curtain. This was fine for our daughter, but may be a problem for older kids that may be noisier or need a quieter space to sleep. There are 2 showers in the condo which is nice when getting ready for dinner in a hurry.

It was nice to have laundry right in the condo to allow us to reuse some clothing items and pack fewer items.

The provided parking space was awesome. Very close to the walkover, and easy to access. It has a pole in the middle of the space that is to be raised and lowered to prevent other guest from using the space, but I could not get the pole to work. I think the key hole had rusted to the point it didn't work. Nonetheless other guests respected the private parking sign and this was not an issue.

The provided beach service was also nice. It was ready to go each morning when we went down to the beach. Expect other beach guest that do not have the service to setup between you and the shore (plenty of space to share though).

The rest of the property was nice and clean. There are several pools and one indoor. There is a small grill restaurant/bar on site, but I would recommend going elsewhere to eat for better food.

As for the location in PCB this condo is good for close access to Walmart and a short drive to several restaurants, bars (which we did not visit this trip), attractions, and about a 10-15 min drive to Pier Park. There is not a lot directly outside the condo that I would recommend just walking to for food.

I would recommend this condo to other visiting PCB.

We did not have any problems with unruly college kids at this of year. Most of the guests were families with children like us this time of year.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words about our condo. We're so happy that you enjoyed your vacation in our condo. We look forward to hosting you and your family again!
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Room with a view

  • 5 of 5

The condo was fabulous but the best part was the view!! It was absolutely perfect.

I recently vacationed at this location with 3 girlfriends and it was the perfect space. This condo would also be good for a small family. The condo was tastefully decorated with all things beachy, iwas very clean, the kitchen was fully stocked, beds were comfortable, and did I mention the view was amazing?!!

The complex itself was great- anything you could ask for all in one place..... Movie theater, restaurant, bar, market( with Starbucks coffee), multiple pools, hot tub, etc etc.

The owner was super friendly when I spoke with her on the phone and was very quick in responding to emails. I would suggest this place to anyone

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time in our condo. We take great pride in making sure our place is spic-and-span clean and well stocked for our guests. So glad to hear you noticed and appreciated the extra touches. We look forward to hosting you and your family again.
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Holly S

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED the condo!! It was everything we thought it would be and more. The view from the room is beautiful! The décor is so bright and vibrant! We were traveling with 2 kids, ages 3 and an almost 1 year old and it was perfect for us. The included parking spot and beach chairs were GREAT!! It was nice to not have to carry beach chairs down everyday....we had enough to carry with the 2 kids. :)

The owner is great and she was so helpful and informative when we were going thru the booking process. It is located near everything except Pier Park but that is a short drive away. We will definitely be staying here again next time we are in town!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about our condo and us! We work hard to ensure that all of our guests have a great experience renting our condo. So happy to hear you enjoyed it. We look forward to having you return.
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World Series EXTRAvaganza - Sunday to Sunday rental is THE BEST

  • 5 of 5

Where to start? This was the first time we have stayed in a condo that did not belong to a family member. We were in town for the World Series and decided to stay where the majority of the team was staying and chose Tom and Christine's condo based on the pictures (similarly decorated to my sister-in-law's condo on Thomas Drive). This condo was PERFECT for everything we needed.

We brought my mother to help with our younger child while we were at the ballpark with our son. Having the beach lounge chairs included was wonderful for my mom and many of the other families were shocked this was included with our condo. Tom and Christine were quick to respond to a problem we had (someone prior to our stay had stripped the gears in the blender and the owners were willing to immediately send a replacement one our way). Speaking of, the kitchen and appliances were all top notch.

You will be VERY thankful for the PRIMO parking space if you go during peak season, especially a holiday week. Take note, the walkway/bridge directly in front of this deck is not the tower you are in. You will need to turn to the right and follow that around to the proper one (all indoors and AIR-CONDITIONED).

The beach and the view were above par. We allowed my son to parasail (with 5 other teammates) and were very pleased with the professionalism of the staff. All of the boys from the team had a great time in both the surf and the pool.

A few recommendations for would-be visitors:

If at all possible, do not come to PCB during holiday weeks (unless that is the atmosphere you are wanting to experience). If you are wanting a family vacation and you have small children (or younger children not in their late teens, early 20s), I would HIGHLY recommend an off week from the holiday week. We were there the week prior to July 4th but our final day was the day after most people had checked in for their holiday week. That Saturday night was LOUD with lots of teens and 20-somethings up and down Front Beach Road honking horns and yelling. They were also ALL on the beach milling around. We did not have any 'foolishness' like what you see during Spring Break but we were only exposed to it for one night. Also, with checkout being by 10, I would recommend you pack most of your stuff the night before and have only bags you can carry down the stairs. We waited for an elevator for over 30 minutes. Sunday to Sunday is the way to go. Families who had to leave on Saturday were stuck in traffic for hours!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww're making us blush! Thanks for the compliments about us, our service and our condo. We try to make everything perfect but we don't make frozen margaritas between guests so we had no idea the blender was broken. Sorry we missed that one but we're happy that you called us so we could get a new one out to you right away. We look forward to having you and your family stay with us again.
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Rates & Availability

Miramar Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016-2017
Oct 22 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring Special 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Booking fee $89 + Tax
Beach Service (Included) $0
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates Do Not Include 12% Sales Tax & Cleaning Fee. All Size Dogs Ok, $200 Fee.
FREE beach service from Mar 1-Oct 31
We require a $300 down payment upon booking and then we would work out a payment plan for the balance. We do NOT require an extra security deposit when you pay via Master Card, Visa or Discover

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Miramar Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , With attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Uses hall bathroom
    Queen sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) King Master with Attached Bath, Queen size Beds (1) Queen Bedroom with a bath accessible from the hall way, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa Sleeper
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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