Ravens Nest Destin Florida - Solar Heated Pool

Ravens Nest Destin Florida, 81 Marigot Bay CircleDestin BeachesParadise Retreat NeighborhoodParadise Retreat Main EntranceEat in Kitchen with Breakfast BarBreakfast Bar -Granite CountertopsKitchenGreat RoomMaster Bath with Hugh Tile ShowerMaster Bath with Hugh ShowerMiddle Bedroom - Queen Bed TV/DVDHall BathReading Room with Queen SleeperCovered Rear PatioSolar SystemSolar Heated Pool 18Ft long 8 Ft WideRelax in the PoolLandscaped YardGated CommunityBikes At the HouseBeach Restuaurant .3miles, Breathing Taking SunsetParadise Reteat Beach AccessPublic Beach Access .3 Miles From HousePublic Bath HouseWalk on the Beach at SunsetBreath Taking Sunset!!Gulf AquariumDestin HarborBikes At the BeachBoating in Destin HarborLets Go Jet Sking!
“ Excellent ”
31 Reviews
81 Marigot Bay Cir, Destin, FL 32550

$1300/week - April Special

For stays between 4/18/15 and 4/24/15

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Special April Rate $1300.00 + taxes, cleaning totals $1694.62


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per night: $175 - $335
Per week: $999 - $2,450
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Destin vacation home rental
Beautifully Decorated 4 BR, 2 BA, 2Car Garage Home with Private Solar Heated Pool. Walk to the Gulf of Mexico and Enjoy Destins' Soft White Sand Beaches and Warm Emerald Waters!!

Home Fully Equipped for all your vacation needs. Open Floor Plan Features Fully Equipped Eat in Kitchen with Granite Countertops & Breakfast Bar that overlooks into Spacious Living & Reading Room. Master Bedroom has King Bed, large Walk in Closet and Private Bath. Master Bath includes New Hugh Tile Shower and Double Vanity Sinks.

Exit the Rear of the Home and Walk out onto a Covered Patio, Custom Brick Paved with Privacy Fence and Garden. Step into your very own Private Pool. Pool Equipped with Solar Heater (Temp of water in colder months is dependent on weather conditions). When its too cold for pool, Enjoy the Hot Tub! Gas Grill, Patio Table and Chairs and Lawn Lounge Chairs.

Solar Heated Pool!! Wireless Internet!! Pet Friendly.

Enjoy your vacation with all the comforts of home. Fully Equipped Home.
Solar Pool Heater, Solar Electric & Water Heater - We are going Green. New Hot Tub Dec 2013.

!! Don't Delay Book your Reservation at the Ravens Nest!!
Area Information
This Private Homes in nestled in a up scale quiet neighborhood, professionally landscaped with gated entrance to Scenic Hwy 98. Close to Sandestin Outlets, Destin Commons, Bay Town Warf in Sandestin, Family and Fine Restaurants, Night Life, Golf, Swimming, Rent a boat or take a Cruize (Dolphin or Snorkling Cruize from the Destin Harbor. Super Walmart just a few miles West of our Home.

HOA Restrictions apply, Parking Rules, No Boats, Boat Trailers, Camper parking in streets or driveways.

Pets are not allowed on the beach without license. Only resident owners can have pets on the beach.

Fly into Panama City Airport (ECP) easy commute to our home in about 40 minutes. Other Airports: One hour drive West to Pensacola City & Airport, 30 minute Drive to Ft Walton Beach Airport.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 18 2015 Apr 24 2015 - - $1,450 - 1 Week
May 23 2015 Aug 07 2015 - - $2,450 - 1 Week
Aug 08 2015 Sep 09 2015 $335 $335 $2,000 - 3 Nights
Sep 12 2015 Oct 30 2015 $250 $250 $1,500 - 3 Nights
Oct 31 2015 Dec 31 2015 $175 $175 $999 $2,500 3 Nights
Jan 02 2016 Feb 26 2016 - - - $2,500 1 Month
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.5%
Deposits: 50% Deposit at time of Reservation, Balance Due 60 Days Prior to Arrival 90 days for Snow Bird Rentals
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Add Cleaning fee of $175.00 Rental Damage Insurance $50.00 per rental. Pet Fee $150.00 per rental, email picture for approval


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Private Pool
  • Bikes
  • Hot Tub
  • Patio
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Activities

  • Pool
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (5 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Park
    (5 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Boating
    (3 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (5 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (5 miles)
  • Water Park
    (5 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Solar Heated Pool, with Waterfall and Jets. Wireless Internet!

Distance to the Beach - 1 city block - 5 minute walk. Subdivision entrance across the street from the beach, walk 500ft to the 1st home, then walk past one block of homes, we are a few home up on your left. 81 Marigot Bay Circle. (Not in Map Search - Subdivision New). Map Search Kenny D's New Orleans Cuzine in Destin (The entrance to our subdivison is one block away).

Sand Destin Outlets 2 miles East, Destin Commons 3 miles West. Big Cahoona's Water Slide 7 miles West. Super Walmart 3 miles West.

Pets Case By Case, Send Pic for Approval.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Destin, Florida

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Rachel Ziska

Rachel Ziska


Raven's Nest

November 17, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Raven's Nest for our Honeymoon! It was clean and comfortable and just a short 10 minute walk to the beach. Thank you.

Doris Herring Thomas

Doris Herring Thomas


First Class

September 26, 2014

I can't say enough good things about The Ravens Nest Beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Enjoyed the pool and Jacuzzi a plus. Good location many good restaurants nearby. Preferred the beach a bit further away from the house, parking available.. Very easy dealing with Mary and hope sometime to return. Thank you for opening your home. .

Mary Hoffman

Owner's reply:

Doris, Thank Your and Hope to See You Again in the Future

Leah Harrison

Leah Harrison

St. Louis, MO

Blissful Beach Retreat

August 20, 2013

The house was very nice and well-kept. It's nice that it was completely furnished, so anything you need, you'll be able to find! Great location; close to the beach, restaurants and shopping! We absolutely LOVED Raven's Nest and look forward to booking a trip for next summer :)

Mary Hoffman

Owner's reply:

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you back again soon. :-)

Janis Emke

Janis Emke


vacation 2013

June 24, 2013

The home was nice, very clean, equipped with just about everything we needed, nice quiet neighborhood, owners were easy to work with. We used the bikes daily. The only downfall we had was we booked the house because it had its own pool and that was a waste of our money as we were unable to use it. The water was extremely hot, worse than a hot tub. The walk to the beach was not bad but with grandchildren and all the beach toys etc wish we would have had a cart/wagon to transport. Would recommend this home I am sure they will get the pool figured out, I believe it is new to the solar heating.

Connie Plumlee

Connie Plumlee

Collinsville, OK USA

Wonderful time in Destin

June 4, 2013

The home was convenient to all the things we had planned for the week. It was very clean, and had everything we needed. We would highly recommend it.

Candy Ainsworth Ogden

Candy Ainsworth Ogden



May 17, 2013

We just spent 10 days at Ravens Nest. My husband, myself and our two dogs abolutely LOVED it!!!!! From the time we pulled into the neighborhood we knew this was a "winner." The house had everything we needed, was beautifully decorated, beds were comfortable, we felt safe, the pool was fabulous! We felt at home there! The location is excellent, a short walk or bike ride (bikes are provided) to the beach and restaurants. Close to shopping and dining. Mary was so easy to work with and promptly and pleasantly answered our "dumb questions." The pictures do not do justice to the home--it is much more amazing "in person." We hope to return!

Brayden Colasacco

Brayden Colasacco

Weston, WI.

Great Home and Great vacation!

April 17, 2013

We recently stayed at the Ravens Nest and had a great time. My family of 4 shared the home with our friends (also a family of 4). We had 4 adults and 4 kids and had plenty of room. The home is nicely decorated, and the open concept in the living area ensured nobody was left out on the fun. A nice private backyard with a grill and small pool which the kids enjoyed. We did have an issue with the pool the last couple days we were there so we could not take advantage of it the way we had hoped, but overall we loved this place. Great location-easy to get to shopping, restaurants, and the beach is just a short stroll away. Highly recommend this home. Working with Mary on the rental details was a breeze. Thanks for sharing your home with us. It was a vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime. The Colasacco's

Jackie Richie

Jackie Richie

Frankfort, KY


April 8, 2013

My family and I had an awesome time in Destin. The home was amazing and we can't wait to do it again next year. This was the best family vacation that we have done in a while. Everything that you would think you would need was provided right there in the home. It was definatly made a home away from home.

Shirley Samojlenko

Shirley Samojlenko

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Beautiful home

March 14, 2013

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely home during January and February of 2013. Everything was as advertised, except that the barbq was so dirty we could not use it, filled tank or not. All the new appliances were a joy to use and anything we needed was there such as utensils, dishes, etc. Would recommend this property.

Mary Hoffman

Owner's reply:

We are glad you had a nice time in Destin and I will get the grill taken care of.

Kim Roberts

Kim Roberts

Brookville, OH

Christmas to Remember

January 3, 2013

We recently vacationed in Destin in December, 2012. We usually visit Destin in the summer months, but thought we'd see what it's like in the winter. We LOVED it just as much as when we come in the summer! The houe we rented was VERY NICE and it truly felt like a home away from home. We brought our little dog with us and it was very pet friendly with a front yard and a fenced in back area around the pool. The gated community was very nice and well-kept. We loved being close to the Destin Commons Mall area and the Silver Sands Outlets -- this house was in the middle of them both! The house had been recently updated with granite countertops and all new appliances in the kitchen --WOW--very nice! All the bedrroms had queen and a king bed and that's very nice! The bedrooms all had nice tv's in them for watching at nighttime. Nothing had been forgotten when the owners furnished this house for vacation renters --- it was a true paradise retreat with style! Our family loves Destin, FL and we never want to leave when the vacation is over - but this time we felt that way even more than usual. We had such a wonderful experience, we're talkng about moving to Destin, FL in the future. Our family chose to go to Destin for our Christmas holiday and we are very happy that we did. It was a Christmas we'll never forget! We would definitely recommend this house and the experience we had to anyone wanting to visit Destin. We will be back ----- hopefully in the upcoming summer of 2013! Sincerely, Scott & Kim Roberts

Mary Hoffman

Owner's reply:

We are glad that you had a great time and felt right at home at Ravens Nest! Please Keep us in mind for your summer vacation!

Karina Rivas

Karina Rivas

Houston, TX

Perfect Home!

September 11, 2012

This was a great home and the location was perfect. My family and I truly enjoyed the home! I would definitely recommend it to anyone with kids or just looking for somewhere to relax. The neighborhod was great and the home was stocked with everything you need! The pool was a hit with our kids! We are looking forward to our return stay at Ravensnest!

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Holts Summit, MO

Wonderful vacation home!

June 19, 2012

We stayed at Raven's Nest for a week and had a fantastic time. The kids were in the pool every day and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the comfort and warmth of the home. We love the Destin area anyway and this was a great place to call home for the week. And what a great neighborhood to have a home in! Just minutes from the beautiful Harbor Walk area where we spent several evenings and just a pleasant stroll away from the beach. A short drive away from anything you may need. Owners were great to work with. Can't wait to go back!

Mary Hoffman

Owner's reply:

Awesome to hear you had a great time at Ravens Nest! That's what it is all about!!

Carrie Wright

Carrie Wright


5 stars~Awesome vacation

June 5, 2012

Our recent stay at the end of May 2012 was so relaxing. Raven’s Nest was very clean and has every amenity you could possibly want for a beach vacation. No negatives at all. The Hoffman’s have a beautiful home! We were able to bring our Goldendoodle and truly enjoy a full family vacation. We did not want to leave.

Mary Hoffman

Owner's reply:

We are glad you had a great time at Ravens Nest! We appreciate you writing a reveiw for future guests to read. Take Care!

Kathy Peterson

Kathy Peterson

Otsego, Michigan


March 6, 2012

Your home was beautifu, so well equipped and clean, we would recommed this property to everyone. Thankyou very much we had a great time in Destin, went deepsea fishing, sightseaing, nice bike pathway,closed to everything we needed, again thank you The Peterson's

Mary Hoffman

Owner's reply:

We are glad you had a great time at Ravens Nest! If you ever in town again give us a call.

J.Kevin Yates

J.Kevin Yates

Spring Hill, FL

Raven's Nest was a very nice place to stay!!

December 29, 2011

Raven's Nest was very comfortable and roomy place to have a great family Christmas experience. The owners were very nice and we really enjoyed the gift basket. We recommend this house to all family and friends.

Mary Hoffman

Owner's reply:

Sam & I take great pride in making sure our home is updated and welcoming to guest. Thank you for sharing you vacation experience with us and future guest. Happy New Year!!



Glasgow, KY

A Very Special Vacation

November 12, 2011

We recently had the privilege of visiting Destin for the first time. After searching the internet carefully, we determined that Ravens Nest seemed that it would be a good fit for us. Our expectations were greatly exceeded! The home is delightful and is situated in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood that is near the beach. The closeness of the beach and the private pool Ravens Nest offered were the things we especially wanted for our trip. The beach was fabulous, and it was fantastic to be able to enjoy the pool in the lovely enclosed backyard! Everything we could have needed was provided for us at the house, and there was even a nice gift basket awaiting our arrival. The entire week was great---we have very special memories of our time spent in Destin and at Ravens Nest!

Nima Mahmoodi

Nima Mahmoodi

Tuscaloosa, AL USA

Review for Raven's Nest

November 2, 2011

It is in a very nice and quite neighborhood. Inside was clean and there was everything we (8 persons) needed. It is 5-10 min walk to shore. We had a wonderful time there.

Stacy Bishop

Stacy Bishop

Belton, TX USA

Spring Break Stay

April 7, 2011

Raven's Nest was nestled in a perfect location; with just a short walk to the beach and minutes from many of the best local restaurants. The house is beautiful and can easily accommodate a group of 8 or 9. It was a lovely stay in a lovely home, I definitely recommend staying!

John & Nancy Feeley

John & Nancy Feeley

SE Iowa

Extended Stay

April 2, 2011

We were at Raven's Nest Jan 1st through March 12th, 2011, providing ample time to know the home and overall location very well. Home was clean and modern and well stocked with all essentials. Pool and yard were well kept and privacy fence a great touch. With the solar heating activated, we were able to use the pool the entire month of February -- very nice. Beach is a five minute walk and restaurants close and reasonable. King bed in master was nice and overall we were very pleased with the home. If you need assistance from the local management agency the owner retains, you will find them excellent to deal with. Kathy and Mike are the best. During our stay it was quiet and peaceful, but we left prior to spring break and don't know what summer conditions are like. There is a tremendous amount to see and do in the Destin area and we would recommend to friends.



Madison, AL

Very lovely home

September 8, 2010

My family and I had a great time in Destin. We enjoyed the beautiful home and was glad to have such a nice place to stay. It was close to everything we wanted to do. Open floor plan was nice so no one felt shut off if in the kitchen or sitting area. IT was very comfortble, the privacy on the back porch and pool was great. We would recommend Raven's Nest to anyone.

J Shelton

J Shelton

Kingsport, Tn

Relaxation Heaven

June 11, 2010

We had a wonderful experience at the Raven's House! The house was spotless and fully stocked with all utensil and needs. We loved the backyard...it was gorgeously landscaped and the pool was so relaxing. We would definitely like to return next year and would strongly recommend to anyone this house.

Lisa Gilbert

Lisa Gilbert

Knoxville, TN USA

Fun in the Sun!

April 7, 2010

This home is great! The weather was cool but with the pool's electric heater set to 95 degrees we used the pool everyday. You are close to EVERYTHING! Neighborhood is safe and quiet. Could not have asked for more. We definitely want to stay here again!

Marvin & Mary Swanson

Marvin & Mary Swanson

Mecosta Michigan

Wonderful vacation spot

March 25, 2010

We enjoyed our stay at Ravens Nest. The home is very nice, clean and lovely and spacious. Anything that might be needed during your stay is provided. The beach is a 5-10 minute walk....a most beautiful beach. We especially enjoyed the biking paths on scenic 98 The Swansons from Michigan

Lenny Poppenahagen

Lenny Poppenahagen

Kansas City, MO

Everything great but the weather.

January 5, 2010

Great location for everything to do in Destin area. The rental house was very clean and spacious. Worse winter in 50 years but we still had a great time.

Charles Mischley

Charles Mischley

Columbus, OH USA


August 23, 2009

What we liked best was being so close to a beautiful beach and water and then coming home to a pool in the evening. Really loved that. I would recommend driving to the beach and not walking. It is close, but can be troubling getting down to the beach since the only access points near by are for hotels and are locked. Someone needs to be coming in or out. The walk is also a little long if you are taking a lot down to the beach (umbrella, chairs, cooler..etc). The drive to the public parking lot is short and sweet and worked much better. Plus the beach was a little less crowded there. Wonderful time and spacious house!

Terri Whitaker

Terri Whitaker

Ellisville, MO

Beach Wedding

August 7, 2009

We recently came to Okaloosa Island for my niece's wedding on the beach and found this beautiful home nearby. Others in our group rented condos which were very nice, but none offered the security of the garage or the privacy and comfort of a home which is exactly how this properety made us feel - like coming home. The neighbors are irreplaceable friends. The small private pool was great as we have a teenage girl who would need "guarding" at a public pool. The alarm on the door was a good idea for the 14 month baby & 10 year old boy. Being able to cook in the well-furnished kitchen saved money as we didn't always have to eat out. I usually don't sleep well in a different bed but these were comfy. The kids enjoyed the toybox. It's located close to everything: Nearby Henderson State Park has bathrooms, showers, picnic areas & a clean beach. Angler's had the best key lime pie. We got beautiful pictures on the sunset dolphin cruise. Getting to come "home" each night to relax was wonderful!

Leslie Kauffman

Leslie Kauffman

Mason, OH

Great Time at Raven's Nest

April 19, 2009

We stayed at the Raven's Nest April 14-17, 2009. What a nice place! The home is laid out so well and furnished beautifully. The small pool in the back yard was nicely heated and very private. The neighborhood was quiet and well-maintained, yet only a short block to the beach. There are tons of good restaurants and shopping centers within a couple square miles. We have a 7-year-old with special needs, so a house works much better for us on vacation than a hotel room or condo does. Raven's Nest was perfect for us. Our daughter felt very comfortable there and especially enjoyed the pool. We will definitely be returning! P.S. For anyone staying here, remember to keep a key in the front door lockbox at all times. We locked ourselves out by the pool one day and had all the keys inside the house! Luckily, we were able to reach the property manager, who came over and let us in (and was unbelievably nice about it, too!). Lesson learned!

Marie Roberts

Marie Roberts

Cabot, Ar USA

Spring Break' 09

March 28, 2009

We had a wonderful vacation and we plan on returning next year..



houston, tx

raven's nest

March 23, 2009

we loved the house, my daughter did not want to go back because she loved the place so much. thanks for sharing your house with us. we had a great time. kids specially enjoyed the pool.

John Dorangricchia

John Dorangricchia

Manila, Philippines

Christmas Family Vacation.

January 25, 2009

Raven's Nest was an all around wonderful experience. The best equipped vacation home we have ever rented. Would recommend this property to everyone. Beaches are a very short walk away, yet the surf could be heard out back most nights as if it was on the property. Thank you Mary Hoffman for a delightful stay in your beautiful home.

Charleen Mahner

Charleen Mahner

New Orleans, LA

Family Vacation

October 13, 2008

We went with our children and grandchildren. Since there was a pool, I was very happy to see the alarms on the doors and windows to alert when doors or windows are opened. The house was very nice, very clean and had everything we needed for the beach. Also, there was a beautiful gift basket waiting for us when we arrived!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Mrs Hoffman

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your vacation home!! We had such a great time we didn't want to leave today. We had 6 adults and 5 children and had plenty of room. Your home is beautiful!! We really enjoyed the swimming pool. We used it everyday. We really enjoyed being close to everything, the beach, Wal-mart, lots of dinning, and entrainment for the kids. My husband and I even found a massage parlor, which was awesome!!! I wanted to let you know that we broke one glass and a bowl. We hope to come back soon!

Thanks again

Crystal B. July 16th, 11

7/23/08 Steele It was great!!!!!The house plan was exceptional. It allows everyone privacy. I really liked the sitting area. You house inspired me to do some redecorating at home. Having the beach chairs, sandcastle molds, and umbrella was a great idea. I will know to pack less next time. I loved walking down to the beach. You have a beautiful family and house thanks for sharing with me and my family!!

6/21/08 R.Willett - Very nice home, we had a great time in Destin.
6/28/08 M.Poole - We loved your home, beautifully decorated, loved the wall paintings, and it smelled so nice. I loved to sit by the pool and look at the landscaped garden. The Beaches were beautiful.

6/14-21/08. Thank You Very Much!!We had a great time in Destin we actually fell in love with the beach. It was our first time in Destin and we already are wanting to go back next year!! Your house was very nice and we really like it and felt we were at home. The kids loved the pool!! Saide

2/08 J. Judy - Loved your home, turn key, had everything I needed only had to bring myself. Very comfortable home. I loved the area, plan to come back next winter.

We stayed at Ravens Nest and had a great time, close the beach, relaxing enviroment, loved the private pool, beds very comfortable. We would recommend.

We are from Georgia for family summer vacation, your home is beautiful, very relaxing. we had a great week at Ravens Nest.

12/21 Jackson, we staying 3 nights for our Honey Moon, the Hoffmans left us a nice wedding gift a bottle of wine. We loved the private heated pool. Very comfortable Home. We will return.

3/15/07 We were college boys enjoying spring break. We had a great time at Ravens Nest. Nice pool, close to beach activities. Thanks for trusting us to stay in your home for Spring Break.

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