Where do I begin.........we rented unit #2206. We rented through VRBO and the website of this unit (by owner) looked and sounded amazing. Upon arrival we found very little of what was advertised. West Indies decor was extremely cheap. The dust was very thick on nearly everything. We had to purchase 10 lightbulbs when we arrived. Remote controls had duct tape to hold batteries in - we even had replace one with our own batteries. The vacuum cleaner had the same duct tape holding it together. The owner advertised a closet full of toys and beach items........most of them were broken, dirty or didn't exist.
The unit advertised NON SMOKING. There was a large bucket on the balcony full of nasty cigarettes. The unit was suppose to have two beach chairs and an umbrella. There was one chair. We called the owner and his words were "sorry, those things disappear sometimes". This is one of the reasons we rented this unit - we needed the umbrella. He offered to let us purchase a cheap chair and umbrella and he would pay us back. It's been a month since I sent him a SASE to return our DEPOSIT nor payment for the items. He won't respond nor return calls. The icing on the cake was toward the end of our week - the power went off. We waited many hours and finally went to the office. We were told the owner NOT PAID his power bill for the month! We were told by the office this was not the first time this had happened in #2206!!!!!! We had to contact owner to pay his bill. Our yearly vacation to Destin was becoming more and more disappointing.
I must say this is the first time we were actually anxious to leave Destin and get back home!! We are still waiting for our desposit, payment for the chair & umbrella or a return phone call. Please don't be fooled.!
Maravilla is a nice resort, just pick another unit!
- Also Known As:
- Maravilla Hotel Destin
- Maravilla Hotel
- Maravilla Resort Destin, Florida