Maravilla-Southern Gem-Poolside - Great Location!

"Southern Gem"
"Southern Gem"Cottage - Side ViewLiving RoomSeparate Dining RoomDining Room & Breakfast BarGalley Style KitchenHeated Pool & Hot tubRelax on our Poolside DeckLarge Grassy Area to play near Cottage
361 Maravilla Dr, Destin, FL 32550

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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Cottage
Per week: $1,095 - $1,950
Per month: $1,850
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes

Description of the Destin vacation cottage rental

Location! Location! Destin was voted "Best Beach for Famlies" in 2013!!
Enjoy the luxury of this Beautiful Decorated 3 BR 2 BA Beach Cottage located in Maravilla - a gated beach community resort. Our home, "Southern Gem" is just a short walk 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. Newly upgraded with tile, granite counter tops & fresh paint, highspeed wireless internet & custom flat screen TV in the Master BR. New flatscreen in in 2nd King Size bedroom & 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 (120 yards down the sidewalk) 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 available at the clubhouse.

Maravilla Resort offers two and one-half acres of private beach and two swimming pools. 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 Joes, Captain Dave's on the Gulf and 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 it 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 & a sun umbrella are 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!!

Ask about our other Maravilla property - 3 BR 2 BA Luxury Condo.

Area Information

On site or nearby: Biking, boating, diving/snorkeling, golf courses, miniature/putt putt golf, deep sea fishing, sailing, jetskiing, windsurfing, ocean kayaking, paddleboarding, parasailing, dolphin watching, swimming, tennis, fitness room, basketball, shuffleboard, shopping - Silver Sands Outlet Mall and Destin Commons, Restaurants, Cinemas x 3, Big Kahuna's Water Park, go-kart track. Most importantly, your own private white sandy beach!

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 12 2014 May 24 2014 - - $1,375 - -
May 24 2014 Aug 09 2014 - - $1,899 - -
Jun 28 2014 Jul 05 2014 - - $1,950 - -
Aug 09 2014 Sep 13 2014 - - $1,545 - -
Sep 15 2014 Oct 26 2014 - - $1,195 - -
Oct 26 2014 Mar 01 2015 - - $1,095 $1,850 -
Mar 01 2015 Apr 12 2015 - - $1,495 - -
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: $350 deposit
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: $110 cleaning fee


  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Porch
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (1 mile)
  • Beach
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Theme Park
    (1 mile)
  • Bicycling
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Children's Pool
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (4 miles)
  • Bowling
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (5 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (1 mile)
  • Casino
    (10 miles)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Destin, Florida

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Gary Sturgill

Nashville, Tennessee

Great vacation!

Loved the use of the spacious, well-appointed AND equipped home. In fact, we felt right at home. Plan to go back next year!

David Capp

Owner's reply:

Thank you Sturgill family for your five star review! We appreciate your comments! We try to make our guests as comfortable & relaxed as possible! We will look forward to seeing you back next year!
David & Margaret

Alicia Holland

okatie, sc

wonderful vacation - the best yet!

very nice floorplan, we had 5 people staying in this house and had plenty of room. the deck on the back of the house was my fav! overlooked the back pool. the shower on the side of the house was a plus too.

David Capp

Owner's reply:

Thanks for your nice review! So glad to hear your vacation was the best yet! We hope you will come back again!

David & Margaret

Jennifer Rott Purvis

Indianapolis, IN

Quiet and FUN

Our family spent a week in the Southern Gem and had a wonderful time. Being a block from the beach was great and having the pool just a few steps away was fantastic. The home was beautiful and spacious, but we had just 6 in the house. Two more people might have been cramped. The laundry area was great and had large size load capability. The welcome binder that contained places to eat and things to do was very helpful. We wanted to grill at least one night, but the only grill access was on the other side of the clubhouse. We also would have liked a griddle for making bacon and other breakfast items, but the pans supplied got the job done. The blender there is fantastic!! It had a great outdoor dining set for the whole family and multiple tv's for evening watching. We loved it's proximity to the "action" but it was far enough away from "rowdiness". We really hope to visit there again!

David Capp

Owner's reply:

Thank you Jennifer for your review of our "Southern Gem!" We love the location too! So glad your family enjoyed their stay in the cottage. We would love to have your family stay with us again in the future!!

Owner Supplied Testimonials


Very nice & clean, everything we needed.
Love being close to the pool & jacuzzi!
Thanks,had a wonderful family vacation!
Had lots of Fun in Destin, love the cottage!

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