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

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Miramar Beach - Sea Breezes and Sunsets

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 sugary-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 updated and freshly decorated throughout with shades of yellows, greens, and blues for a cheerful, yet relaxing, color scheme. The main living area has been given a fresh look with white wood furniture and new accessories. These include a Sharp flat screen high definition TV (HDTV) in the well-equipped entertainment center. A new Pier 1 Banana Chair reflects the tropical atmosphere of the Coastal region. Paintings and photos of Mediterranean Islands enhance the look of the new, 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 a new 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 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.

Keywords: Condominium

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Beth Criscillis
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2016
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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 two 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 Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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 new 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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based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.68 based on 27 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Great location~close to the beach. Had a great time. Owners were responsive to our questions.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love how everyone appreciates the convenience of our location to great restaurants and shopping. And we do have the best beaches! Thank you. Beth and Garry
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Great location, nice view, comfy accommodations

  • 4 of 5

Location is great-close to restaurants and shopping. Beach access including chairs and umbrella is an added bonus. Condo is furnished in a beach decor and feels homey and comfortable. Wifi was very slow, but otherwise accommodations and location make this a relaxing stay at the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Good

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it as a place for relaxation and fun. The staff at the beach that took care of our umbrella and loungers were very nice and helpful while we were at the beach. The pool area was very nice and clean. The location was nice for taking walks and for being near to shops and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin Family Vacation 2016

  • 5 of 5

This was my families first time vacationing in Florida and the Gulf area. This condo was perfect for us, it was a beautiful location, very nicely decorated and clean, the kitchen was wonderful, having a washer and dryer was a huge bonus (especially with 2 teenage girls changing clothes constantly), and close to shopping, dining, and just across the road from the beach. We will definitely be coming back here!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear about our guest enjoying our property. We do try and have all the comforts of home. Thank you, Beth and Gary
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Beautiful Condo, Beach and Water

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time We ever visited the Destin area or the Gulf. We were very impressed with the condo and area. The condo had everything you need. Very clean and relaxing with a very nice view from the large balcony. The Miravilla grounds are fabulous. Every morning we took our dog for a walk around the entire property and met some wonderful people and there pets along the way. The beach is as white as snow and the water Tourquoise blue. I never like to sit on the beach and prefer the pool BUT here I never left the beach except to eat and grab another beverage. We will definitely go back and we would highly recommend this condo and destination to all our friends and family. The most relaxed we have been in a long time.

Bill & Donna Springer

Sandusky, OH

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Than you to the Springers' for this great review. We do try to keep our condo clean and up to date. It really is hard to beat our beautiful beaches and emerald green waters. These guest where very helpful in letting us know a few things that needed our attention. It is so helpful when the guest communicate with the owners.We love having these kind of guest in our condo. Best Regards, Gary and Beth
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Deeping St James, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

A Coastal Gem

  • 5 of 5

The perfect accommodation for a beach holiday. The condo has everything you could wish for, and is very spacious, and is ideal for families.The location is idyllic and the beach amazing. Destin itself has an excellent choice of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes, as well as ample shopping malls. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We had a most relaxing and enjoyable holiday. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try very hard to make our condo an inviting and relaxing place to take a vacation. We are always so happy to hear that our guest enjoyed their stay. We are glad that we can share this beautiful Emarld Coast location with guest from England. Thank you for your kind words.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fort Walton, FL or Panama City, FL
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Miramar Beach, Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 May 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Pet Fee £123 + Tax
Cleaning £78 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Miramar Beach in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
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
  • 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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