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Pet Friendly, Family Friendly, Beautiful Beaches-Come Play!

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

There is a reason they call this 'Scenic Gulf Drive' - Come discover some of the most beautiful beaches and majestic views in Destin and, for that matter, the entire Gulf.

A perfect mix of days at the beach, family activities, nearby golf, and a short walk to great restaurants, combine to make Maravilla one of Destin's most desirable vacation addresses. The sparkling white sand beach will call to you for morning walks, afternoon dips, and evening strolls.

Our second home (and, we hope, yours for a while) is located in Building Three, just steps from Maravilla's private beach, or the heated pool with jacuzzi. Our smoke-free and well-appointed condominium features one of the more spacious two-bedroom layouts in the development.

Our Condo has been consistently updated during our ownership and features shades of yellows, greens, and blues for a cheerful, yet relaxing, color scheme. The main living area offers seating in a pastel blue matching sofa and loveseat. For a little bit of an accent, we added a natural seagrass chair to pay tribute to the areas tropical nature. White wood furnishings accompany the seating and serve to complement the clean and refreshing look of the condo. The entertainment center contains a flat screen HDTV with a cable connection. Paintings and photos of Mediterranean Islands enhance the look of the clean decorating theme.

The Master Bedroom has been appointed with an Englander mattress set topped off with Martha Stewart Bedding, Cindy Crawford furniture, and a wall-mounted Panasonic Viera HDTV. These amenities combine to create a sophisticated and comfortable reprieve for our primary guests.

The second Bedroom has an HDTV with a built in HD DVD Player. This can come in handy when you wish to entertain the kids in a separate area from the adults.

Relax in either of Maravilla's two pools, or spend time under your umbrella at the beach, which we provide, along with two chairs in season. For the more athletically minded, play on one of Destin's many championship golf courses, work out in Maravilla's private fitness center, or play tennis on either of two newly resurfaced (2017) courts. You can even shoot some hoops or play some shuffleboard on-property.

Of course, there are always amusement parks, miniature golf courses, and shopping at Destin Commons or Silver Sands Factory Stores to compete for your leisure time (and your Visa card limit!).

There's plenty of room for your family of six, and your beach accessories. Enjoy the view from our large, 27 ft. long, third floor balcony that looks out through the coconut palms to the Gulf, and some magnificent sunsets. The balcony is accessible from both the main living area, and the master suite. Step onto the balcony, take a seat in the patio furniture, sip your favorite beverage, and have a relaxing evening with your family or friends while the breeze rustles through the palms.

Sea Breezes and Sunsets - we loved it so much that we bought it after only our second visit. We know you will love it too.

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Beth Criscillis
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Beth Criscillis

We are a family of five from Louisville, KY. Beth is a former special education teacher and Gary is in the commercial insurance business. We've been married since 1980 and began growing our family in 1984. We are blessed to have three adult children, their spouses and five grandchildren (so far!!). Our children and their families all live in Louisville. We look forward to our time with the kids and grandkids every Sunday after church. We have all come to enjoy traveling and Destin is one of our favorite destinations.

Beth Criscillis purchased this condo in 2004

Why Beth Criscillis chose Miramar Beach

We visited Maravilla on several occasions prior to our purchase. While visiting Destin, we looked at numerous other properties but always kept coming back to Maravilla because of the convenient location, the family atmosphere and the great facilities. It was the type of place that we wanted to come back to as a family and we knew that our guests would feel the same way.

What makes this condo unique

We realize that there are so many little things that combine to make up a great vacation experience. Primary among these are the location, atmosphere, and amenities of the property you choose. We understand and appreciate that these intangibles can make or break a vacation. This is why we chose Maravilla as our second home, and continue to pay attention to detail - a well-stocked kitchen, new TV's, fresh bedding, quality furnishings, even down to replacing door hinges. All of these small things add up to what we hope will be one of your most pleasant vacation experiences ever!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The owners were very up front about the construction going on at Maravilla. There was verry intense work being done during the week. However they did not work on the weekends and did not start before 9 a.m. Despite the annoyance of the construction the facility was well keep up and clean. You can not beat the convenience of the great restaurants and shopping. The beach is amazing. We are from Cambridge England and never seen a more beautiful beach. The condo also was freshly painted with a new Refrigerator and dishwasher. we had a beautiful week. We would do it again.
Nov 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Miramar Beach in Walton County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Tennis Courts Beach Service (2 chairs and 1 Large umbrella)


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(43 traveller reviews)

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Pet Friendly, Family Friendly, Beautiful Beaches-Come Play!
average rating of 4.6976743 based on 45 reviews

Small, cozy and great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The condo was clean, quiet and perfect for a family vacation

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks, Beth, for sharing your condo with us! It was spacious and comfortable. The patio was a great place to enjoy breakfast. Also, it was great to be able to bring our dog along! The beach was beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surely home away from home

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful stay. Cozy and comfortable. So thankful to Beth and her husband to let us stay at this place and make awesome memories with 3 generation family ties

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Great time!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Wonderful distance from the beach!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are so happy that you had a good stay. We really do have the best beaches and location in Destin.
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Very nice property

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I really enjoyed our stay at this property, it was bright and airy and close to lots of amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our condo. We like to keep things clean, fresh and bright. Please come visit again soon. Best Regards, Beth and Gary
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Fun, relaxing stay; no surprises; easy to work with owner

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, the private beach area was nice, the pool and showers well-kept and convenient. The condo itself isn't exactly new, but everything was operational and clean. The only exceptions were we couldn't get the WiFi to work with the provided password and the master shower has a little mildew growing on the bottom of the shower controls, internal to the handle where it isn't easy to get to. The WiFi wasn't really a problem for us, as cell coverage was strong and part of the reason for our vacation was to get away from stuff like that, so we didn't make any effort to troubleshoot it. All correspondence with the owner was quick and clear. As discussed in the description, there really isn't a "view" of the beach unless you try real hard, but the patio does offer a view to the west and the sunset--you just won't see the sun setting on the water from there. All the furnishings were comfortable and clean, and the beds were very comfortable. We had 2 little Yorkies with us, and there were plenty of grassy areas to walk and exercise them.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your five star rating. We make every effort to keep our condo clean and up to date. Brand new to our condo this year were new cabinet doors and a quartz countertops in the kitchen. We. Plan on remodeling the master bath later this year. We are so glad you were able to leave your care's at home for a few days. The beach is a great place to do that and we sure do have the most beautiful beach in the area. Best Regards, Beth and Gary
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fort Walton, FL or Panama City, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Kenny D's, Pompano Joe's
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Emerald Bay Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Captain Dave's; Pompano Joe's
Car: necessary

We are conveniently located on Scenic Gulf Drive, which is the beach road in this part of Destin/Miramar Beach. Our condo is in popular building 3 at Maravilla. We are within walking distance of several restaurants - Pompano Joe's, Kenny D's, and Captain Dave's on the Gulf. While our private beach is the biggest attraction, we are within minutes of most every attraction in the Destin area, including several golf courses, an outlet mall, fun parks, boat rentals, etc. There are numerous fun-filled ways for you and your family to fill your vacation time.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Miramar Beach, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
26 May 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £112.79 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.38
Cleaning £71.43 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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