Destin Florida Vacatin Rentals with Mara Lee

Mara Lee Vacation Rentals - Destin, Florida

Specials and DiscountsPlaces of the Heart

Mara Lee and Larry Sieve came to Destin/Ft Walton, Florida in 1978 and fell in love with the Emerald Coast. Over their many visits to these warm southern beaches, they discovered Maravilla Resort on their family vacation in 1999.

The four bedroom, 2 bath floor plan seemed perfect for their growing family of 5 children. In 2000, the "Mara Lee" home, located in Maravilla Resort, was built and it became their family vacation destination!

Destin Florida Vacation RentalsOver the years, Mara Lee and Larry have enjoyed many wonderful experiences with family and friends in Destin, Florida. The sweetest moments are walks along the sugar sand of Destin, feeling the gentle ocean breeze and seeing a glorious sunset across a windswept sky.

Mara Lee and Larry remember special vacations with their family and enjoy rediscovering Destin with each return. Several of Mara Lee and Larry's children are married now and Maravilla Resort has become even more important as the family's vacation rendezvous.

In May 2005, Mara Lee and Larry purchased a 2 bedroom 2 bath oceanfront Maravilla Resort condo. The Elizabeth Claire condo, suite 2302, has a wonderful direct view of the ocean and it is close to the oceanfront pool and beach access at Maravilla Resort.

Destin Florida Vacation RentalsMara Lee invites you to come to Maravilla Resort and enjoy a wonderful vacation! Soon, you may find your own places of the heart on your family's vacation. It is music to a mother's ears, to hear the laughter of children as they delight in trying to chase a sandpiper on the beach or ask Daddy for help to build a sand castle. And, who can deny a moonlit kiss makes a journey to Destin more than a trip.

A family vacation can be an experience of the heart that never dies, only growing stronger and more precious with the passage of time.

Perhaps, the next time you hear a familiar melody, or share a song in your heart, or look into the eyes of your beloved, or feel pleased about your sons, daughters and grandchildren, you will remember the ageless goodness of God and His wonderful creation. He gives a promise that the future holds life filled with joy, love and peace.

Mara Lee Vacation Home in Maravilla
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 10, double car garage.
1 king, 2 queens, 2 twins, 1 queen sofa bed.

Elizabeth Claire Beach Vacation Condo in Maravilla - Suite 2302
Oceanfront - Full Kitchen
Features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 6.
1 king, 1 queen, 1 queen sofa bed.


Special Features of Maravilla Resort

Destin Florida Vacation RentalsMaravilla Resort has the largest private beach in the area—2.5 acres of private pristine beach!

Maravilla Resort is family oriented. It is a relaxed resort community and it is less crowded than the downtown Destin area.

Many folks enjoy the view of the ocean from the beachside pool at Maravilla Resort. Plus, another large pool is located by the clubhouse for a relaxing day of sun!

Maravilla features "low rise condo buildings" as opposed to "high rise condo buildings." Low rise condo buildings are more family friendly especially with small children and seniors. It is easy to walk to the pools and beach.

Many folks find owning real estate in Maravilla Resort is a great investment!


Featured Maravilla Home

Destin Florida - P.J.'sP.J.'s Cottage/Home

Bob and Pat, owners of P.J.s Cottage/Home in Maravilla Resort, would like to invite you to enjoy beach side living P.J.'s style. Colorful murals and stylish furnishings highlight this cottage. Step outside to the community pool or walk down to Maravilla's private beach. This home offers complimentary beach chairs and umbrella service for guests who book this home! You are sure to love it!

Click here for more information about P.J.'s Cottage/Home.


Real Estate

Are you interested in owning a vacation condo or home?

Mara Lee Sieve, a licensed Florida realtor with Keller Williams Realty, Emerald Coast, will be happy to provide information on fine properties for your review. Call Mara Lee Sieve for quality customer service!


Complimentary Beach Chairs and Umbrella Service

Be our guest and enjoy complimentary beach chairs and umbrella service at Maravilla Resort! The credit goes to the property owners who have decided to go the extra mile for their vacationing guests.

Beach service is provided from March through October. During this time, most properties with Mara Lee Vacation Rentals provide complimentary beach chairs and umbrella service. So, sit back and relax under your umbrella! You'll enjoy the view of the emerald green waters from Maravilla's beach even more! (This offer is provided by participating property owners.)


Location Location Location

Maravilla Resort is conveniently located near the new Destin Commons where you will find lots of great shopping, new cinema theater, restaurants and the Silver Sands Outlet Mall.

Other attractions near Maravilla Resort are the Track Recreation Center for mini golf, go karts, and bumperboats. Night life at the Village of Bay Towne Wharf at Sandestin frequently offers fireworks and street music.

Charter fishing at Destin Harbor is very popular for the novice or experienced. Known as the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village," deep sea fishing is one of the specialties offered by Destin's fishing fleet.

Many families enjoy a sunset cruise in search of friendly dolphins on the SEABLASTER, the world's largest speedboat.


Did Anyone Say GOLF?!!!!! Destin is a Golfer's Paradise!

Face the challenge, improve your game!

For information on golf clubs near Maravilla Resort, please click here.


Comments from Guests

Dear Mara Lee,
Thank you for your kind note and prompt return of our deposit. Your home is extraordinary! Beautiful and comfortable. We also loved the "Emerald Coast," the ocean and breezes were so beautiful . We hope to visit the area again. We will certainly call you again should we need that perfect place to stay. Thank you!

From Michigan

Dear Mara Lee,
Thanks so much for the wonderful information you sent to us regarding the Destin area. From one Detail Gal to another, it appears very comprehensive!

From Ohio

Dear Mara Lee,
We had a wonderful safe trip. We loved the condo! The (owners) have decorated very beautifully. Jane Ahrens, (manager) was a very friendly person and very nice. The week went by way too fast! Thanks again for all your help!
From Arkansas


Inspirational Corner

Then God said, "Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures and on the earth let birds fly beneath the dome of the sky." And so it happened: God created the great sea monsters and all kinds of swimming creatures with which the water teems and all kinds of winged birds. God saw how good it was and God blessed them saying, "Be fertile, multiply and fill the water of the seas; and let the birds multiply on the earth."
Genesis 1: 20-22


What's Cooking with Mara Lee????

Featured Favorite Recipe -
Florida Frosty Fruit

1 ½ c. sugar
2 c. water
12 oz. can Florida orange juice
12 oz. can water
1 large can crushed pineapple with juice 4 bananas, mashed
1 (10 oz) frozen strawberries, thawed
1 large can sliced peaches with juice

In a very large container, stir all the ingredients together. Pour into smaller containers for family size or party portions. Freeze. Let it thaw until you can barely slice with knife or scoop with a serving spoon. Refreshingly delicious!