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Destination By The Sea, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Maravilla, Destin Area Vacation Rental Cottage

  •  636-675-0480
    08:00 am - 09:00 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

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Last Updated: 10/20/2019


Maravilla Beach Cottage - Just A Short Stroll To Emerald Waters and White Sand Private Beach

You'll love this cozy beach cottage that comfortably sleeps 8 and is located in the popular gated MARAVILLA RESORT in DESTIN FL., a  very short walk to the Emerald Waters & Sugary Sand Beaches along Scenic Gulf Drive. The Resort offers Private Deeded Beach Access, 2 swimming pools, 1 heated with a hot tub just a short hop and within view from the rear deck of this fabulous cottage. This family friendly community includes tennis courts, basketball court, fitness center, shuffle board and BBQ grills. "DESTIN"ATION BY THE SEA is centrally located close to Destin Harbor, Silver Sands & Destin Commons Shopping Centers, Big Kahunas Water Park, Restaurants/Bars, Golf, Watersports & Bike/Scooter Rentals.

From the moment you walk into "DESTIN"ATION BY THE SEA COTTAGE, you will feel right at home!  A  large, open concept, family room/dining room/kitchen provides plenty of space to relax with family and friends.  The master bedroom has a private bath, a king size bed and private access to the back deck.  There are two additional bedrooms, one with a full size bed and the other with two twin beds along with a queen size sofa sleeper in the family to provide plenty of sleeping space.  All of the bedrooms have flat panel TVs.  The kitchen is fully stocked with all the dishes, pots/pans, and small appliances such as blender, toaster, coffee maker.  A gas BBQ grill is on the side porch with easy access to the kitchen.  There is a laundry room with full size washer and dryer along with an ironing board and iron.  Enjoy the Florida sunshine, ocean breezes and your morning coffee on the wrap around front porch surrounded by beautiful palm trees.   Or have your evening cocktails on the back deck that overlooks the pool, hot tub and community greenspace. We provide beach service that includes two chairs and an umbrella.  You just need to bring your swimsuit and flip flops!  



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$300.00 -- $2,000.00 -- 3
$225.00 -- $1,450.00 $2,500.00 3

Florida Sales Tax: 11%

Cleaning Fee: $150

Security Damage Deposit: $500

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Bunk Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 King Bed
  • Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Formal Dining Room
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Charcoal Grill
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Single Level - No Stairs
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • CD Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Minature Golf
  • CD Player
  • Snorkling
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Netflix
  • Board Games
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Vacuum
  • Fitness Center
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
  • Online Booking
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Boat Rental Available
  • Marina
  • Pier


Destin Florida Activities
  • Airboat Adventures
  • Backlash Charters
  • Baytowne Adventure Zone
  • Big Kahuna Water Park
  • Blackwater Canoe Rental
  • Blast Arcade & Laser Maze
  • Buccaneer Pirate Ship
  • Charter Boats
  • Crab Island Dolphin Tours
  • Destin Beach Parasail
  • Destin Florida Beach Helicopters
  • Destin Snorkle
  • Dockside Watersports
  • Emerald Coast Scuba
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Just Chute Me
  • Kelly Plantation
  • Mobile Sports LLC
  • Party Boats
  • Pelican Adventures
  • Sea Blaster
  • Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • SunVenture Cruises
  • The Kayak Experience
  • THE TRACK - GO Carts
  • Xtreme H2O Sports
  • Dolphin Watch & History Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Sandestin Dining/Dancing Cruise
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Destin Paddleboard Rental
  • Mobile Massage Therapy
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Destin Snorkeling Excursion
  • Bart Rockett Magic Theater
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Reel Deal Charters
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N Wild
  • Wet N Wild Parasailing
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Original Sea Blaster
  • Destin harbor
  • Private Sailing Excursion
  • Gator Country Alligator Park
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Destin Float Spa Experience
  • AMC Theatre
  • Dockside Parasailing
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
Destin Florida Restaurants
  • Boathouse Oyster Bar
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Bric a Brac
  • Crab Island Cantina
  • Dewey Destin Seafood
  • Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
  • Hadashi Sushi Bar at Hilton
  • Hammerheads Bar & Grill
  • Harbor Docks
  • Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris
  • Lighthouse Restaurant
  • LuLu's Destin FL
  • Margaritaville
  • Marina Cafe
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Pompano Joe's
  • The Crab Trap
  • The Surf Hut
  • World Of Beers
  • McGuire's Irish Pub
  • Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
  • Crust Pizzeria
  • Dewey Destin's Harborside
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
  • Shrimp Basket
  • The Back Porch
  • Beach Walk Cafe
  • Louisiana Lagniappe
  • Fudpuckers Bar & Grill
  • Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Jasmine Thai
  • La Paz
  • Buck's Smokehouse
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Mimmo's
  • Fuji Seafood Buffet
  • Boshamps Seafood House
  • AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Gilligan's Seafood
  • The Breakfast Table
  • Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi
  • China One
  • Thai Delights Restaurant
  • Noonies Thai Cafe
  • Brotula's Seafood & Steamer
  • Original La Famiglia
  • Hog's Breath Saloon
  • Wingstop
  • Merlins Pizza
  • IHOP
  • Capriccio Cafe
  • Island Wing Company
  • Alatapatatas
  • Osaka Japanese Hibachi
  • Vinnie Mc Guire's Pizza
  • Mama Sherry's Pizza
  • Palm Grille
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Beach Rentals
  • Golf
  • Romantic
30A-Beaches-South Walton Activities
  • Santa Rosa Beach
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve
  • Grayton Beach State Park
  • Seaside Beach
  • Rosemary Beach
  • Camp Helen State Park
  • Kitchenique
  • Emerald Coast Pedal Tours
  • Timpoochee Trail
  • Fusion Art Glass Gallery
  • Blue Mountain Beach
  • Deer Lake State Park
  • Goatfeathers Seafood Market
  • YOLO Board and Bike
  • Grand Boulevard
  • Surfside Spa
  • Fishy Booty Charters
  • Santa Rosa Golf Club
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • Emerald Coast Wine Cellars
30A-Beaches-South Walton Restaurants
  • The Bay
  • Cafe Thirty-A
  • Great Southern Cafe
  • Fish Out of Water
  • Basmati's Asian Cuisine
  • Bud & Alley's
  • Bijoux
  • The Red Bar
  • Restaurant Paradis
  • Cowgirl Kitchen
  • Marie's Bistro
  • George's At Alys Beach
  • Borago Restaurant
  • 723 Whiskey Bravo
  • Vue on 30a
  • Christiano's
  • Trebeache
  • Angelina's Pizzeria


Debbie G.

Beautiful, comfortable and clean.    Sep 18, 2018

Loved the beach cottage..... steps to the pool, the bunk bed room was great for our three grandkids. Kitchen had everything you needed to prepare and cook. Overall, a fantastic place to vacation!

Carol S.

Great home in a great community!    Aug 03, 2018

We had 5 adults and 2 children and were very comfortable for the week we were there. The home is clean and in a great location.

Debbie B.

Wonderful stay!    Jul 27, 2018

Home away from home!  Everything was perfect!

Eric A.

Excellent Experience!    Jul 06, 2018

Having rented various homes at Maravilla for many years and having been an owner ourselves, our experience was excellent. The cottage was exactly as expected - updated, well-appointed, comfortable, clean, and exactly as advertised. The owner takes great pride in their cottage which shows in how it is furnished and in their attentiveness and responsiveness. We had one question (no problem or fault of the owners) upon check in and the owner responded very promptly. The location of this cottage is ideal with quick access to the pool and other amenities that Maravilla offers. After the rental our deposit was returned promptly. Perfect experience and we would gladly rent this cottage again and/or refer anyone to do so.

James B.

We stayed at this property mid June 2018 because of the previous reviews this property had received.    Jun 15, 2018

We went to the Home Away app and searched and searched for some place better than the crowded condos. I was looking for some place clean, up to date, convient in its location, with great reviews. When looking at reviews for this property, I found no negative statements. Some 19 previous reviews said this property was very clean and up to date. Owner was very responsive. I want to say it all is true. We found this to be the case...very clean, up to date interior, Diane Seerey is very responsive. The location is great to other attractions, pool in back of the house, and the beach is a short walk. The included beach chairs and umbrellas made it very convient each day. We found the beach more family oriented and less crowded than places we have stayed in the past. We loved it so much that we booked in advance for the next year before our departure. We highly recomend this property. We just had one of our best vacations ever in Destin at the Destination by the Sea. Thank you for sharing your house with my family! We are coming year!

Matt R.

Very clean, great location    Jun 01, 2018

Everything about this house was great. The location, the owners, etc. Top notch and highly recommended!

Donna S.

Awesome!    Dec 08, 2017

This beach cottage is absolutely wonderful. The owner was great to work with, always prompt and considerate with all contacts. Furniture is very comfortable, kitchen is well equipped and everything was clean and fresh when we arrived. Location within complex is great. Pool and fitness center is in backyard, fitness center has new machines, beach is short walk. Used beach umbrella and chairs. Fishing equipment is provided as well as beach toys. Would highly recommend this cottage as we were satisfied with everything.

Tricia O.

Perfect "Destination by the Sea"    Jun 02, 2017

This cottage was perfect for our family, it had all of the comforts of home and more. We made most of our meals at the cottage,and having the kitchen fully stocked with everything we needed made mealtime a breeze. It is located directly by the pool, which is ideal for a family with children, and the walk to the beach was quick and enjoyable. All of the rooms are spacious, well appointed, and spotless. The only thing we needed was more vacation time to spend at this lovely destination. If you are looking for a relaxing and comfortable cottage with a convenient location, look no further. Highly recommended for families, we loved it, and hope to return soon!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

Tim H.

Great Getaway Cottage!    Mar 30, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Destination by the Sea! This cottage is very roomy and comfortable. It is very clean and inviting. The decor is cute and beachy. The kitchen was fully equipped, which made cooking easy. The walk to the beach was pretty short. The beach cart made this walk a breeze! We enjoyed the umbrella and chairs that were provided at the beach. Diane was very friendly and wonderful to work with - she was available to answer our questions or help us out if needed. Our family of 6 had a fantastic Spring Break! We look forward to staying here again.

Allison B.

Beautiful Home, Wonderful experience!    Mar 10, 2017

The owners are spectacular people that helped us out in a bind. The home was impeccable. The surrounding community is lovely. We enjoyed riding our bikes to the local restaurants.

Kirk E.

Wow! Amazing Destin Vacation!!!    Sep 01, 2016

What a fabulous beach home. Truly a delight! This is our favorite home in the community and our second time at this particular cottage. This cottage is clean, crisp, and comfortable. The owner has practical appliances and tools for everyday living. Having a family, I could appreciate that. The cottage is steps away from the pool and hot tub. There is a grill and plenty patio furniture. We plan to return to the same wonderful cottage again! Sunny days at the beach for us, in our home-away-from-home. Thank you to the lovely owner for sharing.

Navid M.

Excellent Stay!    Jul 20, 2016

We had great fun. Nice house decor.....nice pool specially hot tub....i really liked kitchen as it was fully equipped. had great time.... overall we had awesome time at awesome house in Destin Florida

Michelle M.

Perfect from the moment we pulled up!    Jul 15, 2016

Everything was so great for this stay. The house is so pretty inside and set up to make you feel right at home. The pool is right out back so we were there in a minute and in the wonderful relaxing pool. The beach is not far at all a five minute walk, having the beach access that is private is great. Plus you get 2 beach chairs and a beach umbrella which the guys working there took our stuff to our chairs and were so friendly. There are a couple of restaurants with in walking distance and it was great to stroll to different places. Everything was great and we can't wait to stay here again. With the few things I needed help with, Diane was just a phone call away and always ready to listen and give us what we needed. It was much appreciated!


Beautiful & Cozy House    Jun 17, 2016

My family and I really enjoyed our stay. We had small children with us and it was quite cozy for all. We were so grateful for the wagon to pull our kiddos or our needed items at the beach. It was a quick easy walk to get to the beach and we were so happy for that with the little ones. The house itself is beautifully decorated and very clean. Loved having the umbrella and chairs just waiting for us on the beach. The owners were just wonderful and easy to deal with and very helpful. We loved our stay and hope to do it again.....
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

Walker K.

Excellent Home To Rent!    Jun 10, 2016

We enjoyed our stay very much. The home was so clean and beautifully decorated. The linens and beds were exceptional . The kitchen had all the utensils needed. The beach toys and beach cart were nice to have available. The owners were very nice to deal with and made sure our stay was enjoyable. We plan to rent this unit again next year.

Lindsay G.

Beautiful House on a Beautiful Beach    May 19, 2016

My friends and I rented the cottage for two nights to celebrate my 30th birthday at the beach. It's a great house with a 3-5 minute walk to the ocean. The community has its own beach entrance and each rental unit has access to an umbrella and two chairs. There were seven adults in our party and the house was plenty big enough to accommodate all of us. Certainly enough space for everyone to sit and watch a movie or pull up a chair at the dining room table and play a round of Monopoly. Great place -- I would definitely recommend for short-term and long-term renters.

Lindsay C.

Wonderful Cottage!    Mar 25, 2016

This wonderful cottage is clean and comfortable. Our family of four had plenty of space to relax and dine together. The beach is a very short walk and the cooler, wagon and sand toys were provided. Our whole family used the basketball and tennis courts which were close enough that the kids could walk over and play by themselves. The windows provided views of the courts and pool. The owners were a pleasure to work with and we can't wait to go back! The comfy-as-home house, the neighborhood amenities, and white sand beaches makes for a perfect vacation!

Betty A.

Diane, What a wonderful vacation place you provided. Loved it all.    Feb 12, 2016

Beautiful vacation cottage with all the comforts of home. Close to shopping and all kinds of eateries. Very private gated community with friendly neighbors. Warmed pool that offered water aerobics three times a week. We appreciated that the gulf was such a close walk. Beautiful beach. Enjoyed every minute.


Great Beach Property!    Oct 20, 2015

Another wonderful time in Miramar Beach at this property. This was our second visit and look forward to many more. So close to many golf courses and of course the beach.

Teresa P.

Perfect Beach Vacation!    Jul 16, 2015

We stayed for 1 week and it felt just like a home away from home. We had 6 adults, a 4 year old and 2 month old baby and there was plenty of room!! Everything was just as the pictures showed and the beach toys, ice chest and little two wheeler/dolly came in very handy on our daily trips to the beach:) The shower and hose on the side of the house were very convenient because we were able to rinse off right away and avoid the long lines/wait at the front of the maravilla. Surprisingly, we did not utilize the back deck which had a perfect view of the heated pool. We spent all our time at the beach that as soon as we would wake up, we were headed down there, but the back deck would have been perfect for morning breakfast! The gas grill was also convienent because we did not have to leave and then wait our turn for a charcoal grill, like we did the year before at another condo and it cooks much faster. Plenty of dishes, utensils and appliances and I loved the full size washer and dryer:) The master bed was very comfortable and the blu ray player in the living room came in very handy when we rented some DVDs in the evening. The theme/decor of the house was perfect because it constantly reminds you that you are there to relax and get away from it all:) We enjoyed our stay there and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect place to stay!! Very spacious, clean and close to the beach! We look forward to staying there again next year:)
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

Morgan H.

Amazing Cottage!    Jul 05, 2015

The cottage was spacious and so clean! Also decorated very well. Right next to the pool and a short walk to the beach. Easy walk to Pompano Joe's as well. This is a great spot to get away from the crazy hustle and bustle in the middle of Destin, the beach is beautiful and the cottage is just completely relaxing. The owners were really easy to work with and made sure we had everything we needed. Would absolutely recommend.

Christine S.

Family Beach Trip    Jul 04, 2015

4 Teenage boys and 4 adults stayed comfortably in this beautifully decorated home. I don't own my own home on near the beach but this house was so perfect it felt like it was our own! We only stayed 3 nights but we could definitely see ourselves staying there for happily for weeks. Pool is behind the house, short walking distance to a beautiful beach where there was 2 chairs on the beach waiting for us every day and there were ample dishes, pots, silverware, cups, etc in kitchen to use...just like home. They even had beach toys for us to use...We loved it!! With all the details of the house, it is obvious that the owners of this house wanted it to be the ideal vacation home for their renters. We will be back!

Joan S.

Excellent Home    Jul 01, 2015

What a wonderful cottage to live in. My sisters and I had so much fun staying here with our families. This home brought more beauty when seen in person. The house is decorated with simplicity and beautifully. You can really feel the warmth and coziness of a home. This adorable home is complete with washer and dryer plus a very clean surroundings. Because of the complete kitchen utensils the owners had provided, our family hardly ate out. Our money was spent well on doing activities at the beach and along the beach. We loved the fact that this home is really close to different groceries, outlet malls, attractions and of course the beautiful white sands. I do recommend this home to future families who would love to visit Destin. I hope you all would have as much fun as we did at this beautiful, cozy home.

Robin L.

Perfect Home By The Beach!    Dec 31, 1969

This house is so beautiful! It was beautifully decorated and clean. Its definitely felt like home away from home. The master bedroom has a patio right outside the back door which also faces the community pool. The house was a short walk to the beach and a short drive to stores and attractions. The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare home cooked meals. We loved the selection of beach toys and the outdoor shower. I would recommend this home to everyone! We will definitely be back!
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.