Maravilla Condominiums #3102

2 BR 2 Ba fully furnished beach condo sleeps 8 in Miramar Beach, FL. Complex on Gulf has 2 pools, f Welcome to our little piece of paradise! If you have traveled to Florida's Emerald Coast, you have already discovered the sugar white sand, the soft breezes, the warm waters, and the stunning sunsets.

If you have yet to discover this beautiful place, we invite you to do so while staying at Maravilla ("the Village by the Sea") in our cozy condo. The 1,040 square foot unit features two bedrooms (1 king bed and two twin beds), 2 full baths, and a comfortable queen size sofa sleeper to easily sleep 6. The fully furnished kitchen has everything you might need to cook a delicious meal or just have sn

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Photos from Maravilla Condominiums #3102's post 05/28/2021

WOW! The beach is hoppin'! And Memorial Day is just three days away. Our week at the condo was fantastic - warm days, cool, clear Gulf waters, and plenty of beach time. The condo floors are beautiful - luxury vinyl plank that is cool and comfortable on the bare toes. Next up is the tile flooring but I have to wait and see how the rental season fairs. The bedrooms have newly installed neutral carpeting that is soft and comfortable too. I bought some new bedding and my hubby and I made some repairs. I think its ready for the season! Several previous guests mentioned the master bedroom mattress needing an update, which I found disconcerting as it was purchased brand new just three years ago. Turns out the frame had some broken supports so we have repaired it and we slept very comfortably. Our property managers are very accessible and just great at addressing issues with the unit. Please don't hesitate to reach out to them during your stay. And now the promised pictures...

[05/10/21]   The condo has gotten a facelift with new carpets in the bedrooms and vinyl plank flooring in the living/dining room. We can't wait to check it out! Much thanks to our property management team at Real Joy. They have been so wonderful overseeing the work and coordinating the deliveries. We are headed down there next week and will post some pictures for you all to see.

[05/10/21]   Hello, beach lovers! The Emerald Coast is open for business and waiting for you to come and enjoy the sun and sand. A couple of newsworthy announcements to share:

- Starting in May, Southwest Airlines will be flying into the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). Now you have another carrier to consider when booking your air travel to our beautiful area.

- the Lucky Beach Nurtition shop has opened in The Market Shops at Sandestin. Their menu features low-carb, low-calorie meal replacement shakes and sugar-free energy teas alongside a fitness menu (just in case you overindulge while vacationing...)

- Scratch Biscuit Kitchen has also opened in Watercolor - a great place for breakfast and lunch - or brunch!


Wonderful news from the state of Florida: Vacation rentals have re-opened! Ah, the sun and sand are calling. Our beautiful condo is just waiting for you to come and stay. We have selected the locally owned company RealJoy Vacations to manage it and couldn't be more pleased. They have been outstanding in communicating with us since March and have put the health and safety of our guests at the top of their list. We are thrilled by their thoughtful and caring response to COVID-19 and we encourage you to look at our condo for your next vacation so you can experience their exceptional customer service and attention to detail. Please take a look at their COVID-19 blog to see what they've been doing to make your vacation truly special while protecting your loved ones:
Bookings are going crazy so if you planned a trip to the Emerald Coast, pick a date and reserve your place in the sun. 03/31/2020

Pompano Joe's - Miramar Beach, FL - Old 98 Destin and 30A

Good morning, beach! Oh, how I miss you! While all the craziness is going on in the world, you just sit there, with the waves rolling in and rolling out...rolling in and rolling out. The breeze is soft and the sunshine bright. The sand is like white sugar and the sandpipers are busy along the shore. When this pandemic passes, some parts of the Earth will be better for it - cleaner waters and cleaner air. We should plan a time to get together. I want to feel those waves curling around my feet and smell the salt in the air. I’ll get my calendar and make a date (you should too!!) Sit back, relax and enjoy the vibe at Pompano Joe’s! You can watch dolphins swim by, listen to music, and find a few folks playing volleyball. 05/19/2019

Beach, nature beckon on Allegiant’s new nonstop flight from Wichita to Florida

Enjoying my Sunday coffee here on a beautiful spring day in Wichita, KS when I open my newspaper to see MY BEACH! Allegiant Air will begin non-stop service from Wichita to Destin/Fort Walton Beach June 5th. The Wichita Eagle published this article, detailing all the fun to be had in the Florida Panhandle. Of particular interest was the new underwater attractions for the snorkeling lovers. An underwater museum is just minutes from the condo in Grayson Beach State Park and off our beach is an underwater dolphin. These structures will provide an artificial reef for sea life and will get better and better each season. Check out the article and book our condo for the upcoming summer and fall seasons! Allegiant Air is beginning non-stop flights from Wichita to Florida’s Gulf Coast in June. Here are five things to explore when you get there.

[10/17/18]   Many thanks to the Henderson Park Inn for compiling this wonderful list of Autumn fun at the beach! Read on to discover your favorite(s) and then book our beautiful condo and head out for fun. Google any of the events for specific dates and times

“Fall is one of the very best times to visit Destin, Florida! In addition to boasting gorgeous weather and fewer crowds, autumn also brings a number of special seasonal events to the Emerald Coast. To help you make the most of your next getaway, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to the top eight fall festivals in Destin FL.

1. Destin Seafood Festival

The Destin Seafood Festival is your chance to sample a variety of mouthwatering seafood dishes from the area’s most buzzed-about restaurants. Admission is free but special VIP passes are available. As you dig into the tasty food, you can tap your toes to the festival’s spectacular musical entertainment.

2. Bloody Mary Festival

Held at The Market Shops, the Bloody Mary Festival celebrates everyone’s favorite brunch cocktail. Attendees will enjoy unlimited samples of the Emerald Coast’s most inventive Bloody Marys along with live music, corn hole, other lawn games, and a large screen streaming SEC football.

3. Baytowne Beer Festival

The Baytowne Beer Festival is the perfect event for anyone who loves craft beer! This annual celebration at The Village of Baytowne Wharf will feature over 200 domestic and international brews for guests to sample. Brewery representatives will also be on hand, so you can pick their brains about your favorite ales and lagers.

4. Harvest Wine & Food Festival

The Harvest Wine & Food Festival is another one of the most popular fall festivals in Destin FL. This three-day event features wine dinners with celebrity winemakers, an Al Fresco Reserve Tasting with rare wines and specially selected hors-d’oeuvres, and the Grand Tasting, which showcases food from celebrity chefs and over 250 wines from around the globe.

5. Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

The Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival is an annual block party at the HarborWalk Village featuring great music, excellent beer, and delicious smoked meats. Over 15 local restaurants will compete at the festival to see who has the best ribs, pulled pork, and other BBQ classics. Be sure to vote for your favorite dishes!

6. Destin Crafted: Craft Beer, Bourbon & Food Festival

Formerly known as the Destin Beer Festival, Destin Crafted is a fundraiser for the local charity Children in Crisis. Guests at the festival can try over 50 of the rarest beers and bourbons in America alongside irresistible food from the Emerald Coast’s best restaurants. Destin Crafted will also feature live music, games, and a raffle with superb prizes.

7. Seeing Red Wine Festival

Named one of the “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel, Seeing Red is a hugely popular four-day event that draws attendees from around the globe. Comprised of wine tastings, wine dinners, and a special brunch, the Seeing Red Wine Festival is a must for anyone who enjoys a nice glass of red, white, or rosé.

8. Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights Festival

As fall transitions to the holiday season, The Village of Baytowne Wharf celebrates the occasion with the Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights Festival. Guests will sample a great selection of sparkling wine and champagne while taking in The Village’s stunning holiday decorations. The evening will end with the first Tree Lighting of the season and a beautifully choreographed light show”


Here in Fort Walton Beach this week, joining my husband on a business trip. Looking out over the Gulf, it’s hard to imagine the destruction just east of here and the desperation of those who are trying to get their lives back on track with no power or water. There are several companies (USAA and Home Depot to name two) housing their folks here at our hotel so they have a long commute each day to help with the cleanup and restoration efforts. You wouldn’t think they’d have to come this far but the storm impacted a large part of the Panhandle.

It’s heartwarming to see the care and concern these support people have towards those who have lost so much. As a result of this storm, friendships are being forged, lives are being changed, and resiliency is being tested.

The news is full of good and bad reports but there is forward motion to restoring the infrastructure. Every little bit helps and I know there are many agencies that are doing all they can to keep hope alive and forward movement. If you have just $5, please consider donating it. Supplies are needed and those nickels and dimes add up.

The October Panhandle specializes in spectacular sunsets so I caught a couple on camera that I want to share. Enjoy!

10/16/2018 10/08/2018

Special Events in Destin

Find more fun things to do in the Destin area at Find out about all the events, concerts, festivals and fun things to do in the Destin, Florida area by -- for everything fun under the sun! 10/08/2018

Richest Fishing Tournament Gulf Coast

Fall is truly one of the loveliest times to visit the Emerald Coast. The water is still warm and clear, the beaches less crowded and perfect for walking, and the suns rays still warm but not as harsh. The Florida Panhandle also lights up with lots of fall events that many flock to the coast to attend: festivals, music jams, fishing tournaments, retreats, and entertainment. Our place gives you a comfortable home base during these months without being too far from the action. Check out these events coming up in the next few weeks: 16th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic 91 Boats, $2,040,200 Cash Awards Thank You Sponsors and Participants for another Record Breaking Year! Details Photo Gallery Tournament Video TOURNAMENT WINNERS CASH DISTRIBUTION 10/08/2018

MAXIMUM MAGIC Dinner Theater on Okaloosa Island Don't spend another night in your condo with nothing to do; Come out to our Theater located on Okaloosa Island for some family fun! Illusionist of the year Noah Wells presents Maximum Magic, the only Destin magic show with mind-blowing illusions, hilarious comedy, special effects, unbelievable menta... 10/08/2018

MomCation 2018 The Ultimate getaway for moms all over the world, who are seeking just a few cool days of freedom lying in the sun at the beach. 3 days of full mommy time! Making new mommy friends and new memories what a time it's going to be. We are anticipating this event to become a major MUST HAVE for all the m...


Maravilla Condominiums #3102


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And who tires of that gorgeous beach, just down the sidewalk from our unit...


These are shots taken around the Maravilla complex. Still in great shape! And the fitness center had everything I needed to get a good workout in, even on rainy days. Have to do something to offset all that delicious food


Hi, everyone! Here’s some of the recent pictures taken during our September maintenance trip. The place looks so great, it was hard to say goodbye. Know our guests will love it but if anything seems amiss, you are encouraged to message us.

[10/05/18]   Hello from the Emerald Coast! Miramar Beach has been hopping this week with lots of beach goers enjoying the warm waters, beautiful days, and smaller crowds. Was surprised to find so many folks still vacationing but I think we may have gotten some sun lovers from the Red Tide-ravaged west coast of Florida. The waters here are crystal clear, emerald green, and just lovely this time of year...

It’s been 2+ years since I’ve put eyes on the condo which may have been too long. Lots of hard work this week, getting the unit back up to standard as well as getting in some new furnishings. The master bedroom has a new Beautyrest king mattress and it sleeps like a dream! The guest room received a major facelift with the removal of the twin beds and a new twin-full-trundle bunk unit. It’s placed on the longest wall and makes the room feel larger while adding more sleeping capacity to the unit.

The living room also received some new goodies. Replacing the sofa sleeper and chair is a queen sofa sleeper and love seat in a beautiful sea blue. The pillows add a pop of green and blue with seahorses and starfish - my favorite colors and beach theme. I also bought a woven rope floor rug for texture and color. It’ll look terrific on the wooden floors when we get around to replacing the carpet next year.

We also inventoried the kitchen to add things for 8 people staying - silverware, dishes, wine glasses. Those things I couldn’t repair myself, I ordered parts to fix and replace. The place looks amazing and is very comfortable. Two reservations follow our departure so they are in for a treat! There is still time to get a few days of fun in the sun! The beach is calling...


The Beach Is My Happy Place

The sunshine and sparkling waves are calling....

Just what the doctor ordered. Some midday Beach, sand, and wave therapy for your mind, body, and soul. 🏝🏝🏝


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Florida's Emerald Coast is an amazing place to call home. Whether you live here, vacation or just travel through you will all agree that the Florida's Emerald Coast is a Lifestyle we can all cherish. Please keep our beaches and waters clean!
Happy Holidays from Birds-iView. #LoveFL

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Hello, sun seekers! Happy to report I’ll be winging my way to this beautiful place this fall to make it even MORE awesome with CONDO Remodeling 2.0! Thanks to the generosity of beach lovers who chose our place to vacay over the past two years, we can make some more updates. Check out these additions:

[11/28/16]   Hi, beach lovers! We have a surprise for you in the upcoming 2017 season. I bit the bullet and remodeled the kitchen! It looks fantastic and we hope it will entice even more of you to book a stay and enjoy it. With increased bookings, I can continue to update the unit and make it a high end secret - at original prices. Check out my album "Before and After Kitchen Remodel" to see the pictures.

Before and After Kitchen Remodel 11/28/2016

Before and After Kitchen Remodel 08/11/2016

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Upcoming Events for Miramar Beach... Miramar Beach is on the western end of SoWal Beaches, just west of Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. People often mistake it for Destin, and in reality it is more like Destin than the beaches of Scenic 30A.

[08/11/16]   Hello, beach lovers!! Summer is over for most of the Southeast and Midwest as schools start up for the new year. That does NOT mean summer is over in beautiful Miramar Beach. This is the time of year when the locals - and people in the know - make time to get some beach time. Crowds are less, waters are still beautifully clear and warm, and there is plenty of sunshine. Our condo is open and ready for long weekends. Book your trip now!

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