by Terry Ward
Maravilla is a condo-style resort on the sugar-spun beaches of Destin in Florida’s Panhandle. The range of lodging options here includes home and condo rentals, making the destination popular for family reunions. If you’re travelling with a large group, consider the Maravilla cottages, with three or four bedrooms that can fit families with up to 10 people. All vacation homes here have beach access to 2.5 miles of sandy shorefront, as well as access to the two onsite swimming pools (including a heated one), hot tub, two tennis courts and barbecue facilities. High-speed internet access is free throughout the resort.
In addition to Maravilla’s vacation homes, there are a number of condos available to rent. The oceanfront condos have two bedrooms and two bathrooms and can easily accommodate families of up to six people. Condo guests have access to all of the resort’s amenities, and pets are allowed in all accommodations.
Our Editor Loves
- Pet friendly
- Condos and houses
- Beautiful beach
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
by Jeff M
First, super location! However , before you go any further, ask yourself “How important is your health”. Upon arrival we were hit with a smell of mold/mildew. We slept through the night and tried to deal with it. We are “tough guys” speak and it was a father/son/grandson trip so we tried to make the best of it. Next morning however,we woke with watery eyes and congestion.
I pulled out the furnace filter and it looked new, but the very cheapest possible filter available. I could see right through the filter. I could read a book through it. It certainly was filterIng nothing more than maybe basic dust.
We called the property management company the following day and asked for a “real” filter (one that would filter not only dust but mold and mildew) and general cleanup (Lysol, etc.).
When we arrived home later in the day, it smelled like someone sprayed Glade. That’s about it.
I don’t know what the risk is of staying in a docile with mold or mildew or or to what degree/how long it takes to make someone sick, but knowing that people use respirators and masks/full body suits to treat these situations was enough to make me write this review.
There are better, or at least “healthier”, places to stay in Destin or FWB.
We recently rented a 1 bedroom condo at Maravilla. The unit was small but served its purpose. The facility overall is great. Two nice size pools, easy private beach access and with the rentals you get 2 chairs and 1 umbrella per day for free! The location is waking distance to several restaurants which was an added bonus.