Destination By The Sea


Home Description

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.

House Rules



 Check In Time:  4:00 PM CT                        Check Out Time:   10:00 AM CT


Maravilla Gate Code:  Changes quarterly – provided to you via email upon booking.

This code will gain you access to the complex, the fitness center and the private deeded beach access.


“Destin”ation By The Sea Cottage Access Code:  Last four digits of the telephone number used at booking.

To gain access:  Enter Access Code and press #

The doors will lock automatically when closed.  Please ensure all doors are shut when leaving cottage.



Smoking is not allowed.

Pets are not allowed.

All bath, bed and kitchen linens are provided.  The cottage will accommodate eight people. Beds in all bedrooms will be made with clean sheets.  Sheets, blanket and pillows for sofa sleeper can be found in master bedroom closet.   Please do not use bath towels/face cloths for removal of make-up as it can be difficult to remove make up stains.  Also, henna tattoo stains cannot be removed from sheets and towels.  If damaged, a charge will be deducted from your deposit.

Beach towels are not provided.  Bath towels are not to be taken to beach or pool.

Initial kitchen and bathroom set up provided:  two rolls of toilet paper per bathroom and bar soap; roll of paper towels, dishwasher detergent (1), dish detergent (1), laundry detergent (1), trash bags (2) coffee packets.

No maid service is provided.  Broom/dust pan and vacuum are available for use in laundry room.

Please do not have windows open and AC/heat running….one or the other.

Food is to be consumed in kitchen and dining room only.  Please use coasters provided…..placing cups/cans on wood furniture will cause damage.  We have found that “red” drinks such as Kool-Aid, Gatorade, red grape juice, etc. easily stain and suggest you avoid these items to eliminate the potential for damage to furniture, etc. 

Avoid sitting on upholstered furniture in wet suits/when slathered with sunscreen :).  Please do not place wet towels, suitcases, etc. on bed/comforters.  Comforters/decorative pillows are to be removed from beds prior to use.  Should they need to be cleaned will result in a charge being deducted from your deposit.

Beach service dates for the 2017 season are March 11, 2017 – October 31, 2017.  Two beach chairs and a beach umbrella will be waiting for you at the Maravilla beach entrance each day, in season. The beach attendant can provide you information on renting additional chairs, kayaks, boogie boards, paddle boards, etc. if needed. 

Beach toys, beach wagon, cooler, tennis rackets, basketball etc. are available for your use in the closet of the bedroom with twin beds.  Please clean and return to the closet upon departure.

Please leave sand at the beach!  A shower is available at the entrance to the Maravilla complex across from the beach access.  A shower is also on the exterior of the cottage near the trash can.

Parking is available for two vehicles.  Parking on the street or grass is not allowed.  Additional parking is available near the pool and condominium buildings.

Trash pick-up is Monday and Thursday.  If needed, please put the trash can at the curb and then place in the enclosure after pick up.  There are also trash dumpsters near the tennis courts.  At the end of your stay, please take any remaining trash to the dumpsters.

Wireless internet available is available.  Network:  Seerey341.  Password: dps200245

DirectTV is available on all televisions in the cottage.  It is noted on the back of each DirectTV remote, which television it works.  Roku is available in the family room and the master bedroom.  There is a Blu-Ray player also available in the family room. 


Remove all items from refrigerator, and along with any garbage/trash, place in dumpsters near tennis courts.

Place any dirty dishes in and run the dishwasher.  Leave appliances clean.

If ice maker was used, please raise bar to turn off. 

If BBQ grill was used, please turn off the propane tank and cover grill.

Close and tie patio umbrella. 

Leave all linens on beds and used towels in bathrooms for cleaning service to remove.

Turn off all lights, ceiling fans and televisions.   Close all blinds.  Set the AC to 85 degrees or the furnace to 55 degrees.

Engage security lock on side and back doors.  


I hope you enjoy your vacation in Destin and your time spent at Destination By The Sea cottage! 

Should you have any questions during your stay please call or text Diane at 636-675-0480.


On Highway 98/Emerald Coast Parkway, you will find plenty of services/shopping:  Publix Grocery, Winn Dixie, Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, Target, Destin Commons Shopping Plaza, Silver Sands Outlet Mall and lots of restaurants, both fast food and chains such as Outback Steakhouse and some local restaurants such as Couvee Bistro, one of our favorites. 

On Scenic 98, in addition to the beautiful beach and emerald waters, you will find many local restaurants such a Pompano Joe’s, The Crab Shack, The Whale’s Tail, The Surf Hut, Camille’s, 790 and Beach Walk at the Henderson Park Inn.   Alvin’s Island (several locations) can also be found on Scenic 98 should you need sunscreen, sunglasses, flip flops, etc!


Room Details

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Master Bedroom 1 King

  • Bedroom 2 1 Double

  • Bedroom 3 1 Double2 Single

  • Family Room 1 Sofa Bed

Bathroom Arrangements

  • Master BathroomFull

  • Hall BathroomFull

Calendar Last updated Jan 06, 2023
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Perfect "Destination by the Sea"

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!

Visited on "June - 2017

Great get-away cottage!

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.

Visited on "March - 2017

Wow! Amazing Destin Vacation!!!

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.

Visited on "September - 2017

Excellent Stay

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

Visited on "July - 2017

Beautiful and Cozy Home

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.....

Visited on "June - 2017

Perfect home by the beach

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!

Visited on "July - 2017

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