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Maravilla Cottage -Southern Gem-Poolside-Great Location!

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Property type cottage
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About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Location! Location! Destin was voted 'Best Beach for Famlies' in 2013!!

Enjoy the luxury of this Beautifully decorated 3 BR 2 BA Private Poolside Beach Cottage located in Maravilla - a gated beach community resort. Our home, 'Southern Gem' is just a short walk (120 yards down the sidewalk) from Florida's Emerald Coast - One of the World's Most Beautiful White Sandy Beaches!

We have a King Size master bedroom with adjoining bath with garden tub & shower, the 2nd bedroom has a King Size bed and the third has a Queen Size bed. We also have a Queen size sofa sleeper if needed. It has newly upgraded with tile, granite counter tops & fresh paint, secured highspeed wireless internet & custom flat screen TV in the Master BR. Small TV in Queen BR. New Flatscreen Smart TV with Netfix, You tube etc available in the living room & Blu-ray DVD. Yamaha CD Player & Stereo Sound throughout Cottage for your listening pleasure!

Our home, 'Southern Gem' is a short walk from Florida's Emerald Coast - One of the World's Most Beautiful Beaches! The cottage is the closest of all cottages to the private resort beach and is ideally located by the heated pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts, basketball, shuffleboard, fitness room and clubhouse. Secured high speed wireless internet access is available in the cottage and internet is also available at the clubhouse.

Maravilla Resort offers two and one-half acres of private beach, two swimming pools & one hot tub. Next to our cottage is a grassy area for playing frisbee, badminton, playing ball or 'putting' with your golf clubs. We share plenty of sand toys, floats etc for the children which are conveniently stored on our back deck - just wash them up and save for our next guests to enjoy! Convenient outside shower! Charcoal grills are available poolside if you would like to grill & enjoy your feast on our back deck overlooking the pool. Three restaurants are within walking distance from our location - the popular Pompano Joe's, Captain Daves on the Gulf & Kenny D's. Silver Sands Factory Outlet Center is two miles east and the new Destin Commons Shopping Complex is about two miles west.

We have many features you will not find in many cottages. High ceilings and custom plantation shutters throughout the cottage provide a cozy beachy feeling and allow plenty of sunlight to brighten your day. Our cottage is tastefully decorated, has custom art work and is clean and comfortable for the entire family! Commercial washer & dryer for your family provided. Fully Stocked kitchen with plenty of everything for cooking if desired, some spices included! Our Dining Room table seats six and three at the breakfast bar. Patio furniture, & seating for six & sun umbrella is provided on the back deck overlooking the pool

There's plenty of room (1500 sq. ft.) to stretch out, relax and enjoy your vacation. There is no high rise condo to deal with, no waiting for an elevator, and parking is available at your front door. Our cottage is close enough to have a swim in the morning to start your day and a soak in the hottub for your relaxation at night!

No pets and no smoking allowed. Thank You!!

To View our other Maravilla property - 3 BR 2 BA Luxury Condo -

check out vacation rental number 15054.

More Details

David & Margaret Capp
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cottage with us! We appreciated

the quality not just of the home, but the decorations. Clearly you did not cut

corners! This would be an excellent place to live - not just a nice rental!

Our son's guest was so impressed, he will be working on his parents to bring

their family next year. Who knows what the future might bring. We could even

return! It has been a great pleasure to enjoy your "Southern Gem"!
Mar 2012
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5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Maravilla Cottage -Southern Gem-Poolside-Great Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The pictures does not do this home justice. It is gorgeous!!!!! Better than I imagined. The location is perfect, we love staying off of scenic. The pool is right out our back door. There are 8 of us and it is more room than we need! Our vacation isnt even over yet and I couldn't wait to leave a review. The Capps are very, very, nice. There were a couple of mishaps on my part and they were very nice and understanding. Everything we need is here. The cable goes in and out but that is not the owners fault. Thats just Cox. I plan on renting this house from here on out!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your awesome review! We are so glad you enjoyed our beach home!! It was our pleasure accommodating your family. We will look forward to your return!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful communication. We had a great stay...within walking distance to the beach. We hope to stay again--soon! She was very quick about returning the deposit, too. Just treat her home with respect and she will take care of you :)

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and the rent by owner experience! We look forward to your return to Destin!
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Truly a Gem

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation and the first thing we said when we walked in the door was wow. This cottage is very comfortable. It is a short walk to the beach and still far enough away from the coast road to have some privacy. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage! We truly think that the cottage is a "Southern Gem" and we are happy to share it with families like yours!
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yazoo city mississippi


  • 5 of 5

I was a little worried about booking a vacation totally on line and thru an internet site. Any doubt or worry I had was squashed when my family and I pulled into the driveway of your beautiful cottage. Southern Gem is the perfect name for this vacation home. The cottage is awesome!! Everything the owners said about this property is right on the money. The pictures on the website don't give the home full justice. The pool, hot tub and tennis courts are located right outside the back door. The 3 bedrooms and 2 baths are more than enough space for a family of 4. There is a walk to the beach but it is not a long walk. We couldn't have asked for more while we enjoyed our 2 weeks at this wonderful location. The owners of the property are very easy to work with and made our vaction all the better. Thank you so much for allowing us to relax and unwind at your beach home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ables Family, Thank you for your wonderful review! We think the cottage is truly a "Southern Gem!" We take pride in our cottage and love to share it with families like yours. We hope that your review will encourage others to rent by owner! Kind Regards, David & Margaret Capp
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Ooltewah, TN

Amazing Cottage - Worth every cent!

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time I have booked a beach stay totally online. I was a little concerned about doing so, but upon our arrival I discovered that everything said by the owners about this property was true! This is a really great home to stay in - the place was extremely clean- we felt totally safe with the neighborhood and our surroundings. The pool is literally right off our back porch and it was super convenient for our kids. The beach is a nice walk, but not too far away. In the evenings, if I listened closely, I could sit on the front porch and hear the waves crashing on the shore. The master bedroom is amazing but all the bedrooms had enough space and great closets. There is not anything negative about this place :) The owners were great to work with us and the email response was quick. They even called us halfway through our stay to make sure everything was going well. Destin is also a super great town to shop, eat or just sightsee in. If you want fresh seafood, we found a great place- Dewey Destin Seafood- it's the one right next to the small bridge going toward Fort Walton. It is definitely a little 'hole in the wall' place, but you can't beat the food there. Overall, I would rate this as an A++ place to stay :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stacy for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our cottage and your vacation in Destin! We hope you will stay with us again in the future! Sincerely, David & Margaret Capp
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Fort Walton Beach - VPS
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Seascape Golf Course
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Spectacular Golfing.

* Deep Sea Fishing.

* Watersports, Big Kahuna's Water Park.

* World Class Restaurants & Seafood.

* Shop our fantastic Outlet Malls.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* See the fishing boats come in at the Destin Harbor.

* Rent a kayak or paddleboard on our Maravilla Beach.

* Miniature Golf at The Track.

* Picnic on the beach.

* Free Concerts in Season.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Cook out while the family enjoys the pool.

* Play tennis at our onsite tennis courts-bring your rackets.

* Enjoy a game of volleyball beachside.

* Family portraits at sunset.

* Build sandcastles with the kids.

On site or nearby: Biking, Boating, Diving/Snorkeling, Golf Courses, Miniature/putt putt golf, Deep Sea Fishing, Sailing, Jetskiing, Windsurfing, ocean kayaking, Paddleboarding, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Parasailing, Dolphin Watching, Swimming, Tennis, Fitness Room, shuffleboard, Shopping - Outlet Malls (Silver Sands & Destin Commons),Restaurants, Cinemas, Big Kahuna's Water Park, go-kart racetrack.

Most importantly, your own private white sandy beach!

To View our other Maravilla property - 3 BR 2 BA Luxury Condo -

check out vacation rental number 15054.


Prices & Availability

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

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £319
Cleaning fee £100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Weekly Rate: $1095 - $1995

Spring Break 03/01/14 - 04/12/14.....$1,495.00
Spring Discount 04/12/14 - 05/24/14.....$1,375.00
Summer 05/24/14 - 08/02/14.....$1,899.00
4th July week 06/28/14 - 07/05/14.....$1950.00
Summer Disct 08/02/14 - 09/13/14.....$1,545.00
Fall 09/13/14 - 10/25/14.....$1,195.00
Winter - $1899 per month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Miramar Beach in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , garden tub with separate powder room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master BR - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With adjoining bath and garden tub/shower
    King Size BR - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Queen Size BR - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This Cottage has 3 Bedrooms and Queen Sofa Sleeper in LR
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioning, 2 Flat Screen TV's, Blue Ray DVD, High Speed Wireless Internet, Stereo/CD player, Surround Sound, Full Kitchen, Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Cooking Range, Refrigerator with icemaker, all kitchen utensils and cookware provided, 2 King Size Beds & 1 Queen size Bed + queen size sofa sleeper, ceiling fans, coffee maker, full size washer/dryer, blow dryer, linens provided. Complex has two pools, (one heated), hot tub - all 20 yards from our back deck, and patio furniture. Charcoal grills are in the pool area. Two tennis courts on site and clubhouse with fitness center and grassy area for playing ball. Pets not allowed, no Smoking. Two plus acres of private beach. On site security in a gated community. To View our other Maravilla property - 3 BR 2 BA Luxury Condo - check out vacation rental number 15054.

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