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Property Details

Updated: May 19, 2015
Cottage 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 7 Sleeps

1,000 Steps to the Beach! Maravilla is a 33 acre beachfront community

that includes a 2.5 acre private white sand beach and 2 pools in Destin.

Our unique location is within minutes of restaurants and shopping malls.

Entertainment for all ages from movie theatres to bars and putt-putt to

deep-sea fishing is close by. Our home is a peaceful private FAMILY residence

in the middle of everything halfway between Destin and Sandestin.

Come and relax! Enjoy the screened-in porch, bright open great room

and private master suite in this perfect family fun getaway. You will

enjoy the comfortable living, dining, kitchen great-room area with plenty

of space for any size family. The fully furnished kitchen will make

snack or meal preparation a pleasure. The porch with its constant breeze

is the perfect spot for a nap or use the grill for some fresh seafood

meals. A short stroll and you are on the sparkling white sand beaches

of the Gulf of Mexico. Play in the sun or enjoy an evening stroll on

the beach.

You can close your perfect day with a movie at home on the 4 TVs, 3

VCR/DVD players. Or retire in the private master bedroom suite with

its own deck. Or you can find a great restaurant (2 are beachfront

within 3 blocks - an easy stroll) or a night-spot to enjoy some music

and dancing within minutes of the house.

No matter how you choose to spend your days and nights you will enjoy

having your own (home) to return to as you explore the beautiful

emerald waters of the Florida coast.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Destin Gentle Breeze
Maravilla Resort Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Hannibal, Missouri

Beautiful Home, Excellent Value!!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was exactly as described. The location and amenities were fantastic. Our family came down for the wedding of my daughter, and had ample room for a cental gathering place. It was clean and well maintained, and I was proud to invite everyone back to the cottage for after ceremony visits. Each person was impressed with the setting and especially the wrap around screened in porch. It was perfect. Several guests came from a very upscale resort down the street and were jealous.
The owner was easy to get ahold of, answered countless questions before our arrival and responded to emails and text promptly. While on the property we contacted her with questions and she graciously responded. She exceeded all of my expectations. I would recommend this property to everyone who wants to visit Destin. Exceptional experience!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Destin Gentle Breeze
Maravilla Resort Emerald Coast-Destin Area
St. Louis, MO

Long Term Report

  • 5 of 5
We have enjoyed out stay at Gentle Breeze on five separate occasions over four years. We are returning again in May 2011. The cottage is well-maintained with excellent housekeeping and is beautifully and tastefully decorated. The amenities are truly as described and everything is on-hand to create a home-away-from home. The cottage feels exactly like a home when you walk in the front door - not at all like a rental. The owners apparently strive for this effect and were very successful creating it.

Wi-Fi was added last year which helped cut back on our regular trips to the Panera at Destin Commons. There is always a generous supply of towels and linen and toiletries. The A/C is very quiet as well as efficient as are the washer & dryer. Cable offers a good selection of local, regional and national feeds.

The beach is a ten minute walk at best or driving is easy too with ample space always available in the main Maravilla parking area. The beach attendants know their job and are both industrious and courteous. Umbrellas and chairs are clean and well-maintained. There is also a convenient shower feature as you exit the beach. The stretch of beach access belonging to Maravilla is unquestionably one of the very best in the Destin area.

We have not used either pool or the tennis courts. There is a gym and its schedule coincides with leasing office hours if my memory is correct. After-hour access may be possible - check.

Restaurants of every type and price range from white table cloth to fast food are nearby in either direction. Maravilla is a gated community with key-pad access. You can enter/leave on either 98/30 (Emerald Coast Parkway) or Old Highway 98 along the Gulf coast both exits being very convenient. There are food and drug stores nearby including Publix and a Wal-Mart Super Center. The Silver Sands Mall with numerous outlet stores is not to be missed. Retail stores of every description lines both sides of 98.

Walking along Old Highway 98 is a nice diversion and seems to be safe at all hours. It is rare to find any car or motorcycle speeding on this road. Pedestrians in crosswalks are respected too. The sunsets from the beach should not be missed. Early risers are regularly treated to dolphins and other sea life moving along the shoreline.

If you are planning a trip to Destin you should definitely consider Gentle Breeze. The accompanying photos for the listing are current and reflect exactly what you will see and enjoy.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

2.5 Acre private beach

2 private community pools (1 heated)

Hot Tub

Club House with exercise room

2 Tennis courts


Gated community


From $186 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 4 2015 - May 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
May 23 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Oct 31 2015 - Nov 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $250.00

Deposit with check or money order is required to make the reservation. Reservations are accepted on a first come/first served basis!


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Updated: May 19, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Resort


  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1520 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, living room double sofa sleeper


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twin and double sofa sleeper and twin roll away Complimentary - 2 beach chairs & umbrella set up on beach Wrap around screened porch with barbecue grill Deck off Master Bedroom Linens / Towels Dishes / Utensils Full kitchen to include: Dishwasher Microwave Coffeemaker Toaster Cooking supplies Washer & Dryer Outdoor shower Cable TV - 4 TV w/VCR/DVD free wireless internet

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