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$250 OFF May 2 - 9th! AVAILABILITY includes BEACH SERVICE!

Laura Smith

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 60 nights

Laura Smith

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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$250 OFF May 2 - 9th! AVAILABILITY includes BEACH SERVICE!

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 60 nights


Maravilla Resort Condo Rental Photos and Description


No crowded elevators or stairs to climb. Park at the door! Our condo has two master suites, (2 king size beds), a single with trundle, and a queen sofa sleeper. The Maravilla is located only a few minutes in either direction of great shopping (Silver Sands Outlet Mall), restaurants, golf, deep-sea fishing, and family attractions. Only a few steps from your door are two pools (one heated), hot tub, tennis, fitness room, and best of all the Most Beautiful White Sand Beaches for the exclusive use of Maravilla guests!

Our unit faces **East**. Enjoy your coffee while watching the sun rise, and enjoy your dinner on the patio table in the late afternoon shade. Ask about our condo next door at the Beach Retreat with a beach view.

Amenities:: Cable TV, VCR, free hi speed internet, Air Conditioning, Phone, Fully furnished kitchen, microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Cooking utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer, Dryer, **Non-Smoking Unit**, BBQ grill by pool, 2 Pools (One Heated), Hot Tub at Pool.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Laura Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Laura Smith

We have 4 daughters, who have blessed us with a total of 9 grandchildren! We all live in close proximity to each other.

Laura Smith purchased this condo in 1998

Why Laura Smith chose Maravilla Resort

We love the beach, and have enjoyed many years of vacationing in the area and have made many cherished memories here. We were attracted to The Maravilla because it is a Family-Friendly Resort, with 2 Pools, Private Beach Property for use of Maravilla Guest only. The Maravilla was purchased pre-construction and we anxiously awaited for it to be completed. It was so exciting to be a part of choosing flooring, cabinets, and paint colors. It was the BEST thing we ever did!

What makes this condo unique

One of our favorite things about the Maravilla is the fact that it's location is central to the whole area of shopping, activities, entertainment, and most of all directly across from the Beach! The largest pool, located behind the Clubhouse is heated in the winter months. The ground floor convenience of our unit makes for easy parking, and access to load and unload.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 60 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 15 traveler reviews

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$250 OFF May 2 - 9th! AVAILABILITY includes BEACH SERVICE!
average rating of 4.0 based on 15 reviews

Pros and Cons

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful condo and great location. A few cons, had trouble with the microwave due to a broken turn table, not good for 3 teenagers. Also a lot of construction going on when we were there, it made it very noisy and men out on out patio, a little awkward.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for thinking our condo is beautiful! We think so too! We didn't know about the microwave plate being broken until we received your call. I appreciate you sending me a picture of it. Our maintenance service was unable to buy a replacement plate outright from an appliance store as they are not kept in stock. We have since ordered the new plate and are awaiting it's delivery. I apologize for the beeping noise from outside. Building repairs were done and ended in February and painting over the repairs began. Scissor lifts were used to reach the higher floors and when the equipment is moving it does make a beeping noise. We hope you will visit us again and enjoy the best beaches Florida has to offer!

Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at the Maravilla. WOW, it was PERFECT for our extended family. It had lots of room and there was even had a portable crib for our grand baby. We found the unit to be very clean and comfortable. My husband enjoyed the Bass Pro Shop and our little ones loved the shark painted ice-cream truck that came by daily. What a treat! Thank you Laura for your kindness and hospitality. We can't wait for our trip next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

The BEST thing about the Maravilla, is the location! It is SO convenient to everything…..restaurants, shopping, attractions, not to mention the BEACH! The condo had two King Size comfy beds that worked out perfect, since we

had two couples sharing the expenses. Of course, the kids love the Queen Sofa Sleeper, as always!! Our teenager

enjoyed having her own little twin bed in the smaller room. The condo was clean and well maintained. The kitchen had everything we reached for. The location of this condo, on the ground floor, was a short walk to either pool, front or back. I also love the ease of getting a quote and booking it on line!

I would definitely recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

My father who is 88, our two elderly dogs and I stayed for 5 weeks in this condo. The manager was delightful to work with. Everything was as advertised. We were across the parking lot and one street from the most beautiful beach. Our arrival was after dark and we had to be talked in, because I was completely turned around. Laura very patiently stayed on the phone as I finally drove into Maravilla and found our front door. Everything is clean, cheerful and the supplies for staying there were more than expected. All we needed was our personal items and food. It was a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you and your dad enjoyed your stay. And THANK YOU for the sweet pictures that you shared with us of your dad at the beach. We hope you had a beautiful summer!

Perfect Condo,Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from our first trip to Destin. We absolutely loved the Maravilla. The condo was perfect! It had a crisp, clean and airy feel and truly made for a great experience. We loved the decor. The condo was perfect for sharing with another couple since both rooms had a king size bed and attached full bathrooms. The kitchen was well stocked with everything one would need. The location is perfect…easy access to either pool,beach and close to restaurants,shopping and entertainment. The ground floor convenience cannot be beat. Not a view, but worth it. We cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We agree that the Maravilla is in the perfect location! Our cleaning service was happy to find the beautiful seashells and sweet note left by your children for us. We look forward to welcoming you back "home at the beach" again very soon.


  • 1 of 5

Our first impression was positive. The price was right without the extra taxes and fees that others charge. Also, it appears that the owners make upgrades to their unit, as evident by the new living room furniture which is different than on the site's photos. After discovering the second page of reviews, however, this does not appear to be the case. Beat up baseboards, dirty air vents, dirty towels, etc. The description was accurate with one minor exception. The trundle bed in the 3rd bedroom is a bare mattress underneath the bed. Not exactly what I would call a trundle bed. Also, Home Away does not have a "No Pets" filter on their search engine, only a "Pets Considered" filter. Not the owners fault. I am allergic to dogs and cats, and this unit was listed without the "Pets Considered" filter selected. After completing the reservation, I noticed that small dogs are considered in the winter for a $150 fee. My wife contacted the property manager with concerns about the cleanliness of the unit, and the manager said to contact her if we had any issues, We did! When first entering the unit, the odor of animals was prominent, especially in the rear Master BR. The dog slobber on the patio door wasn't until the next morning when we went to sit out on the patio. The floor was filthy and sticky, Our feet were as black as the tile grout, which was grey at the floor's edges. My wife purchased a mop and cleaning supplies and mopped the floors twice. When I took my first shower, I placed the floor mat on the floor, and it had a black footprint in the middle of it. The mat was wrapped around the wash cloths, so I washed the bath linens. The bed linens were next. Why not! They were dingy, too. The dishes had food particles on them. When we arrived, the unit was hot & humid. To be expected in Florida. As the week progressed, temperatures increased outside, as well as, inside. It is difficult to sleep when it is 85 degrees inside! Apparently this was known about or expected after our conversation with the manager. The HVAC specialist recharged the unit, but he said that he didn't know how long it would last. I tipped his partner and him for showing up quickly. Were my expectations unreasonable? I figure that the price is based on amenities, distance from the beach, etc. not cleanliness and functioning mechanicals. These issues cast a gloomy cloud on our first vacation in sunny Florida, Will we return to Florida? Definitely! Will we stay here? No!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review our unit. We hope you enjoyed the newly updated living area. When your wife made reservations she was told that new furniture and bigger TV had arrived! Updated photos are coming soon! Concerning the cleanliness of the unit, we stand by our cleaning service and hold them to a high standard. We want to make sure that the unit is clean and inviting for our guest. This includes floors, furniture and even linens! To ensure this, each guest is given a Guest Information Letter containing OUR phone number AND our cleaning service’s name and phone number #. Guest are asked to call if there are ANY cleaning concerns upon arrival. We certainly want to address ANY possible problems IMMEDIATELY but did not receive a call from you, with your concerns, until the 6th day of your stay. It was then that we were made aware of the air conditioner not cooling properly. We made this a PRIORITY and within two hours of this complaint, we were able to have a repairman at the unit. We appreciate the nice gesture of you tipping the repairman! Air conditioning is a MUST during the Florida summer and it is nice to know that Mills Air was so quick to take care of your needs. Again, we appreciate hearing from our guests and we hope you and your family return to Florida to enjoy the beautiful white beaches that Destin has to offer.


Big Kahuna's Water Park, The Track Theme Park, Destin Commons Mall, Silver Sands Designer Outlet Mall, Harborwalk Marina


Rates & Availability

From $50 Per night

Maravilla Resort Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 25 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 23 2015 - Aug 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 8 2015 - Sep 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
60 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes This is a non-smoking unit.
Assn rules strictly prohibits renting to groups under 25 years of age.
No pets allowed in the summer. Small dog allowed in WINTER for additional $150 fee.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Maravilla Resort Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1040 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed/w pull out extra mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Must be 25 years of age or older to rent unit.

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