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Tom and Christine

Member since: 1996
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Speaks: english

July 30-Aug 6 Open-- New Decor- Beachfront Family Resort- Heated Pool-Dogs OK

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

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.

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

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tom and Christine (Owner)
Member since: 1996
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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!


based on 25 traveler reviews

July 30-Aug 6 Open-- New Decor- Beachfront Family Resort- Heated Pool-Dogs OK
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The condo was very clean and well stocked with cleaning supplies.

The kitchen and bathrooms are outdated.

The bed in the master was very hard and squeaky.

I would rent again in this complex but not this particular condo.

The management service is excellent and prompt. You are fortunate to have them.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Okay so...every once in a while, you get one of those renters... who, no matter what, you cannot do anything to please them. She looked at 2 of my Maravilla condos. The one she did not book is more expensive because it has also gone through a full remodel $60K (all the floors, kitchen, baths, etc.) She booked this one because it was less expensive. While all the furniture and decor are brand new, the kitchen and baths clean and nice but they have not been updated with the new $60K worth of upgrades. About a month or so after she booked, she called and wanted me to switch he into the other condo but did not want to pay the price difference. So she was angry that I would not give her a free upgrade.
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Lovely place!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would recommend to friends and family. Thank you for being pet friendly!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Beautifully decorated and comfortable condo in great location

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a condo that we could bring our little maltese to and found this. It was beautiful and had everything you needed. We played tennis and the beach was just across the street. Great location as we walked to Pompano Joe's during the day for a frozen drink on the beach and one night for dinner for the best grouper sandwich. The property management is very thorough with information on renting. The even called on check in day to see if we wanted to check in early. I definitely recommend ,

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great updated and clean condo!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the condo and complex! We had a great week! Condo was clean and contained everything anyone would need. The entire Maravilla complex was quiet and wonderful. We travelled with two young adult sons and they loved having tennis courts, fitness center, basketball hoops, and two pools, as well as the beautiful beach to play in. Surrounded by really nice neighborhoods to walk our dog or ourselves in, this condo is close to back pool, tennis, basketball, and fitness center. 2nd floor unit. Thoroughly enjoyed the week! The owners and rental company were VERY responsive to any of our needs/questions. Condo seemed to be recently redecorated. Just a short walk through the complex to private beach but the beach chairs and umbrellas set up for us each morning was a bonus! We travelled only via the scenic highway and avoided the busy Highway 98...Would definitely rent again and recommend. Loved Pompano Joes for its beach ambiance and short walk from complex. Try it for lunch, much less crowded but just as good! Also found the Winn Dixie down Scenic 98 near the outlet mall a great grocery store for all our needs. Also has a CVS pharmacy right by it. While shopping at Outlet Mall enjoyed a break for lunch at Ciao Bella. Do not hesitate to rent this condo., you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww shucks. You're making us blush! Thanks for all of your very kind words about our condo and our service. But thank you for being such wonderful and gracious guests. We really appreciate it. We look forward to having you and your family return.
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean and had everything we needed. I will be staying again soon!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, TN

Great family condo

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this condo. It was so clean, and well decorated, and great for families. We have a baby and traveled with another family with a baby. The owners were so accommodating to specific needs we had. They made two portacribs and two high chairs available for us to use, which freed up a lot of room in our cars. This unit is close to the back pool, and a very short walk to the beach. Having two chairs and an umbrella already set up every day was a huge bonus! The beach was clean, and the beach attendant was friendly and helpful. The location is also great, with access to 98 and old 98 from the complex, and an easy walk to Pompano Joe's. We would for sure stay here again and highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Private Beach


Rates & Availability

Maravilla Resort Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 9 2016 - Jul 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August Special
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Special
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016/2017
Oct 22 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring Special 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 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 - 2018
Oct 21 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Beach Service (3/1-10/31) $0
Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
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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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • 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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