Our unit at Maravilla was very nice, nothing real extravagant, but everything was tight, clean, nice looking. We were on the second floor facing the beach and near the pool. Bed was comfortable. We never had any problem with space at the pool and it was always clean. Beach was great. On the negative side, the second bedroom was pretty small. The cabinets were full and had no space for groceries, so everything had to be left out on the countertop. The drier took forever to dry even a small load of clothes. One morning there was a worker walking around using a leaf blower that sounded like a 747 taking off at 7:30 a.m. When the neigboring kids went anywhere it was running like elephants (which rumbled our whole unit) and screaming (which pierced right through the front door) - this was typically very, very early in the morning or very late at night. I know this is not the fault of the condo, but was still annoying (and I have my own 5 year old). I went for relaxation and was disappointed by the street between me and the beach. I was assured by the owner that it posed no negative effect, but I sat out a few nights trying to soak up the sound of soft waves washing onto the beach, only to have it constantly interrupted by the cars with loud radios or the occasional Harley's going by. I have stayed in Destin several times, this being the first with a road between me and the ocean, and I can easily say I will not do it again. So, overall I didn't hate the stay and would recommend it to someone wanting an inexpensive option, but I would still advise to think about what you want in your stay. An uninterrupted view and sounds of the beach and ocean are not found here. Hopefully, the more central Destin area will get their beaches back in shape again.
- Also Known As:
- Maravilla Hotel Destin