Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a car when staying in the Destin area?
Maravilla resort in Miramar Beach is about 20 miles and at least a 40 minute drive from the VPS (Destin -Fort Walton Beach) airport, depending on traffic. Part of the route has tolls. Many visitors find that having a vehicle while in the area is convenient. Maravilla resort includes free parking for guests. Rented golf carts are not permitted on the resort property. RV's and other large vehicles are restricted from parking at Maravilla.
What airports are nearby? For more travel information, visit our airport information page. In addition to regional airports, rental vehicles and private transportation is available. It is recommended to make your travel arrangements far in advance, especially during peak season, which is March through August.
Is the area around Maravilla pedestrian friendly?
Yes! Maravilla resort in Miramar Beach is a walkable pedestrian-oriented community with three nearby restaurants including Pompano Joe's, Captain Dave's on the Gulf and Kenny D's -- all three are within a 7 to 8 minute walk. A CVS store, surf shops, wine tasting/gift shop, coffee shop, pizzeria and more restaurants are within a mile radius. There is a boardwalk along the gulf side of Scenic Gulf Drive and a wide paved sidewalk on the other side. Many visitors walk on the sidewalks, boardwalk and the beach at any given time of day.
Maravilla 2411 includes beach service, what does that mean?
Beach service is an upgrade that the owners of 2411 paid for their guests and it includes two canvas lounge chairs with foot rests plus a large umbrella. The convenience of not having to buy or tote your own chairs is very helpful for a relaxing time at the beach. Beach service is provided from mid-March through the end of October (in season). The attendants will set up your umbrella and chairs, assist with recommendations and greatly appreciate tips. To get a preferred location, it's best to show up early in the day and you get to keep your same chairs all day. If you need additional chairs, for a fee the attendants will assist with that as well.
In what time zone is Maravilla?
Maravilla Resort, Destin and Miramar Beach in Northwest Florida are on CENTRAL STANDARD TIME (CST). Please note: Daylight Savings Time affects the time twice a year: Spring and Fall. Please make a note of the local time prior to checking in and departing.
Are cable and wifi provided?
Yes, basic cable tv and internet wifi service are included with your stay at no additional fee. No land line is on site. A new 58" smart flat screen tv is wall-mounted in the living room and there is a wall-mounted 48" tv in the bedroom.
Do I need to provide my own computers and cell phone/s?
Yes, please bring your own computer/s, cables, phones/chargers, gaming stations and so forth. None of these items are included in the unit.
Are blow dryers and beach towels included in the rental unit?
These are items you will need to bring with you or purchase while in the area. Beach towels make great souveniers! There's a super-sized surf shop located near Maravilla resort for a large selection of souveniers, postcards, beach towels, resort wear, sports equipment and much more. Bath towels, wash cloths, hand towels and dish cloths are provided in the unit.
Why are blow dryers not included?
Blow dryers tend to break or inadvertently get lost or misplaced and then it creates a logistical issue for the property manager to quickly replace. To keep costs down, blow dryers are not included at this time.
What kind of floors does Maravilla 2411 have?
During the complete remodel of 2021, Maravilla 2411 has new all-tile floors in both bathrooms to help reduce issues with pet accidents and/or allergies. All new LVP plank floors have been installed throughout the remaining areas of the condo and the 6' X 15' balcony is concrete.
What can I expect for cooking in the unit?
Basic small appliances such as a toaster, blender, microwave and coffee maker are available. There's also a supply of plates, glasses, silverware and basic items such as spatulas, serving spoons and so forth, plus coffee filters. If you have a preference for your favorite knife or name-brand items, bring them with you and then home again. Casserole dishes, pots, pans, sheet pans, hot pads and bakeware are in the unit.
What other appliances are included?
A full-sized refrigerator with ice maker, oven/range, dishwasher and as of November of 2021, a new GE in-unit 3.5 cubic feet capacity stacked washer and dryer. An ironing board and iron are included. There is an ice vending machine on the ground floor of Maravilla Building Two under the covered loading zone.
What do I need to provide?
Guests will need to bring a supply of their own shampoo, soap, laundry soap, dishwasher soap, toilet paper, paper products, trash bags, plastic wrap, aluminum foil and small appliances such as blow dryers. A starter supply of bar soap, dishwasher soap, paper towels and toilet paper is provided.
Is any food included?
Due to board of health regulations, no food or beverages can be left in the unit once a guest has moved out. Not even items such as olive oil, spices or coffee, so it's important to plan to bring your own food and beverages or purchase them while in the area.
Where can I purchase groceries and supplies?
There are many major grocery retailers in the Destin - Miramar Beach area, including Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, Publix and Winn-Dixie, as well as CVS, Walgreens plus other types of convenience stores. The local Target offers groceries and there are two Walmart locations. Both Walmart locations are within a few miles in either direction of Maravilla resort and the Destin Walmart offers online ordering up to five days in advance for pickup from their store. Many local stores offer online ordering, curbside pickup and other shopping assistance.
Are RV's, trailers or box trucks allowed to be parked on site?
No, the HOA does not permit RV's, trailers, box trucks or other oversized vehicles anywhere on site. Sedans, pick-up trucks, SUV's and so forth are permitted in designated parking areas. Gate codes and parking passes are issued to guests and generally one vehicle per rental unit may be parked on site.
What about heating and cooling?
Northwest Florida experiences a wide range of temperatures during the year. As of February 2022, Maravilla has a new central air conditioning unit and a new furnace plus there are new ceiling fans in the bedroom and living room. Check the average temps in advance to generally know what to expect.
Are bike racks available at Maravilla resort?
Yes, bike racks are located throughout the resort and near Unit #2411 in Building Two. Bikes may be rented for a fee from a third party during your stay or you can bring your own bikes.
Are golf carts allowed to be parked at Maravilla resort?
Unfortunately, Maravilla resort does not allow guests to drive or park rented golf carts on the property. Other motorized types of vehicles, such as scooters also aren't permitted on the property, but there are places to rent them for use in the public areas of Miramar Beach.
What kinds of amenities are on site?
Maravilla resort is a gated community with many on-site amenities for the entire family. Maravilla 2411 overlooks the South pool, beach BBQ grills and outdoor shower. The South pool has restrooms located near the far-Eastern elevator of Building Two. Across the street, there's a private 2.5 acre beach with beach service and a beach volleyball net as well as a public boardwalk. To the rear of the property are two tennis courts, a basketball goal post, club house with restrooms, fitness center and the year-round heated North pool with a shady pergola and separate jetted hot tub. A shuffleboard court, another outdoor shower and more BBQ grills are in the same vicinity. Bike racks are also located on the property. There's plenty of fun things to do without ever leaving the 33 acre resort.
Additional questions? please contact us
This property is professionally managed by Destin Florida Rentals. Please book direct with Destin Florida Rentals for the best rates. For general questions, please call 260-418-6835 during business hours of 9:00 am to 5:30 pm EST. Note: to book your stay, please do so online.
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