Friday, October 30, 2015

For Sale by Owner on the Destin Harbor

For Sale by Owner 

Destin Sands Condominium 

 on the beautiful Destin Harbor 

View from the harbor

First floor unit - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Newly renovated. New cabinets, appliances and 

granite countertops in kitchen and baths. All new carpet. VA approved! 

New kitchen

View from pier just steps away from patio


Dining area

The complex has its own dock with a fish cleaning station.

 Situated across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. This is a 

small quiet complex,with only 20 units, in the heart of Destin.

 The harbor front, first floor units rarely come on the market. 

Must see!

Offered at $299K. Phone 850-543-9239 or email

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Winter time blues got you dreaming of sugar white beaches?

Come stick your toes in the warm sand at our Maravilla Beach Resort condo 
located in Miramar Beach in Destin.

Maravilla is a two bedroom two bath with fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico 
and 2.5 acres of private sugar white beaches. 

We finished the renovation just in time for Spring Break!
Everything is brand new & squeaky clean.

This is the view from the unit.

The redo included custom cabinets with granite countertops and
 all new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.

We chose a color of blue called "Swim" for the accent walls and the bathrooms. 
It compliments the Coastal theme of the new beadboard.

The kitchen is fully equipped for the meals you would like to have in. 
The refrigerator has an ice maker and there's even a blender for whipping up adult beverages.

There is a private balcony for being lazy. 
You can see a reflection of the Gulf of Mexico in the sliding glass door leading to bedroom.

This bedroom has a king size bed and has a great view of the beach. 
If you open the sliding glass door at night, the waves will lull you to sleep. 

This bathroom has been redone. It has a full shower and bath tub. 
We provide plenty of soft, fluffy towels.

Flip Flop 'Til You Drop!

This is a small second bedroom. It has a standard, double bed.
I have positioned it to look like a day bed to allow more room.

The second bath has been redone as well. It has a walk-in shower.

There are beach chairs and umbrella setups available on the beach.
You can rent them by the day or by the week.
Or you can bring your own beach chair.

Internet service is free for our guests.

The Maravilla Resort is located right in the heart of Destin, with great shopping,
seafood restaurants, water sports & of course, Destin's beautiful Harbor nearby.

There are two pools - one Gulf front (complete with grills) and one with a hot tub, tennis courts, 
a fitness center and even a basketball court.

Maravilla is a U-shaped complex with only the units in building two directly facing the beach.
All photos here are of #2205. It is in located in building two on the second level.
We have been renting this unit to guests since it was built in 1995 and have 
visitors who have been coming year after year requesting the same unit.
We are family oriented and even pet friendly for small dogs.

Email me for rates, availability or more information:

Phone: 850-543-9239

We're saving a seat for you!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Think Spring!

Getting spring fever yet?

 Our sugar white beaches, warm sunshine, and emerald green water is guaranteed to chase the winter-time blues away.

Don't forget Valentine's Day is coming up! 

Bring your sweetheart for memory-making, romantic beach getaway.
Take a look at our 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos at The Maravilla or Ariel Dunes II below.
Email me at for rates & availability.

See you at the beach!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Maravilla by the Sea

Destin, Florida
One of the world's most beautiful beaches!

Have you ever been somewhere that just feels like home? That is what our Maravilla Resort unit feels like.  Some of our guests have been staying at this same unit, making memories, since the complex was built in 1995. Their children have grown up spending their summer vacation on the beach at Maravilla.

This tastefully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, in the heart of Destin, overlooks the crystal clear, emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico featuring 2 & 1/2 acres of private, gated, sugar white beaches.

Living room with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.

There is a sofa sleeper in the living room.

Dining area and fully equipped kitchen.
There is a full size washer/dryer just off the kitchen. 

Master bedroom with king size bed, with view of the Gulf.

Guest room with regular size bed.

There are two pools, one overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, barbecue grills, 
gym, tennis court, & basketball.

There is a beach service offering a beach chair and umbrella already setup for rent by the day or week.  Some guests prefer to do what we locals do, and just take their own beach chairs.

When you need to get out of the sun, Silver Sands outlet stores, 
Grand Boulevard & Destin Commons are just minutes away.  

There are world class restaurants nearby with seafood so fresh that it slept in the Gulf last night.

You can even bring your small pet!

Give us a call for availability.
850.543.9239 or

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Beach Vacation in Destin, Florida!

Today is the perfect day to be out enjoying the warm, tropical sunshine, sugar white sand and our incredible emerald water - right here on our Destin Beaches!

If you haven't made your spring or summer beach vacation plans yet, 
we still have a few weeks open at our 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit at 
Ariel Dunes II Resort - one of our most popular vacation rentals. 

You will enter through this lobby with access to the pools, sauna, steam room and gym.
This 7th floor unit features 3 pools with over 11,000 gallons of water.

This is a view of the living room, dining area and the kitchen.

This is the master bedroom (with private bath) opening to an oversize 
balcony with fabulous views of the shimmering Gulf of Mexico 
and the Emerald Coast shoreline.

This is the second bedroom with queen size bed and adjoining bath.

This is the kitchen with full size refrigerator with ice maker, range, dishwasher,
granite counter tops.  There is a laundry room with full size washer/dryer.

Dining table seats 6 + 3 counter stools.

If you're not in the mood to cook, there's an onsite restaurant, lounge 
(complete with live entertainment) and a coffee bar.

For rates & availability send me an email at

Phone:  850.543.9239 

We're saving a seat for you!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Beach Time!

From early November through the end of February, our magical coastal community is a charming, quiet little fishing village. That all changes on March 1 as we prepare to share our little slice of heaven with visitors who come back year after year.


Spring Breakers are eager to dip their toes in the surf, go parasailing along the beach, learn to YOLO board, go out for a day of deep sea fishing, sailing, or just hanging out on the beach.  

The ultimate attraction of Destin is the incredible sugar white beaches and crystal clear, emerald-turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico creating a magical, memory making vacation spot.  Our shores are dotted with lush tropical palms fanned by gentle gulf breezes. 

Our beaches are ranked by national publications as among the best and most beautiful beaches in the world!  From a sleepy little fishing village, Destin has become the crown jewel of the Emerald Coast. 

Destin is home to the largest commercial fishing fleet in the state of Florida!

Whether you are visiting Destin for the first time or plan a return visit, we welcome you and will be saving a seat for you!

Give us a call for vacation rental rates & availability at 850.543.9239 or email us at

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all!

Just because summer is over doesn't mean that our beaches are closed!  Far from it.  Daytime temps are still hovering around 80 and the best part is that the beaches are not crowded as they are during peak tourist season.

Our vacation rental rates are discounted from October through December.  You can get some great accommodation deals as well as golf, fishing, water sports and many restaurants offer fall specials.

Some of our favorite restaurants include:
Cuvee Bistro on Emerald Coast Parkway in the heart of Destin. Open Table gives this one four stars!  You can read some of the reviews here.

Photo: Chef Tim Creehan
Tommy Bahama's at Grand Boulevard.  The crab bisque will bring tears to your eyes and a smile on your face.  The blackened fish tacos are awesome and don't forget their signature desserts!
If you're in the mood for some down-home seafood, you will want to try  Louisiana Lagniappe.  It's a perennial favorite with locals as well as tourists who visit year after year.  The seafood is always fresh and beautifully prepared.  Their hush puppy appetizers are divine! Be sure to arrive in time to watch the sunset on the Destin Harbor from their deck.

Photo:  Louisiana Lagniappe
If you're in the mood for Italian food you simply can't miss La Famiglia near the harbor in Destin!  Truly authentic Italian food at its finest.  The warm, casual ambiance and the delightful aromas wafting from the kitchen will welcome you the minute you walk in the door. Your taste buds will be delighted with every course.  Come hungry!

Photo:  LaFamiglia

Come on down for some autumnal beach time.  We're saving a seat for you!

Barefoot By The Sea Vacations in Destin, Florida
Phone: 850.543.9239