Welcome to our relaxing unit, with its oversized balcony overlooking the pool, the Gulf and the lake next door. Enjoy stunning sunrises from the comfort of our 4 piece seating set.
See NOTE below re: Construction at the Maravilla and the impact on our balcony.
The unit is a new build out from 2014 with stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, professional decor with upscale furnishings. Bathrooms are modern.
Gulf, pool, lake and tropical views from the balcony, living room and master bedroom.
King bed in master with private bathroom. Queen bed in 2nd bedroom. Twin beds in built-ins in hallway and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. Unit sleeps 8.
The Maravilla has 3 pools, the one pictured from the unit's balcony is the heated pool. The grounds are beautiful with a hot tub, BBQ grills, exercise room and oversized gathering areas near the pools.
TV's in living room and bedrooms. Blue ray player in Living room and Master bedroom, DVD player in 2nd bedroom. Video library in the unit.
HOA Construction update: as of September 1, 2017, our balcony has a brace - see photo added. The complex is in litigation with 2010-era contractors for faulty work on 2nd and 3rd floor balconies and walkways. Support braces have been added.
While the repairs are underway, the HOA has instructed owners and guests that the balconies are not to be used. There is not an issue with first floor balconies having a construction defect but there is a risk since the second and third floor balconies with a defect are overhead. We use our balcony when we are there but we do so at our own risk. Our balcony is only 1 of 2 that are oversized meaning you generally sit on furniture under open sky, not under a 2nd/3rd floor balcony. We should have an exception but the HOA finds it easier to have one general rule. I have been instructed to tell guests, no balcony use.
The HOA has inspected the balconies, removed the soffits and installed a brace to be safe. Their additional safety precaution of "no use", even for first floor balconies surprises me but I guess it is the most conservative approach. The exposed beams and the braces are not attractive - I apologize for that "new look" we will have to live with for several months. I apologize for the instruction to not use the balcony and to do so would be at your own risk.