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It's Time to Unwind at 'Serenity Now'

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Last updated: 08/01/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes cottage description

'Serentity Now' is a beautifully maintained beach cottage with a walled/column front porch, partially covered to enjoy the shade, while the porch swing let's you 'laze-away' the hours. A fenced side porch with stone table and benches, as well as 16' X 24' deck at the back of the house with a corner fenced breakfast area, lets you have plenty of space for outside living, while the unobstructed beach access with no houses across the road gets you to the beach in seconds.

The enclosed hot/cold outside shower, as well as an outside cold shower for 'quick' rinse-offs, is really great for the whole family, and there is nothing like a nice, relaxing, hot, outside showering experience under moonlit, starry skies late in the evening, to wind down the day, and make you feel great!

The entire house has been completely remodeled with wonderful color palettes in each room to help you rest and unwind, and the convenience of full central air conditioning and heating.

The front door entrance takes you into the 'Opal Room', featuring a stone faced fireplace, tiled floor, stocked bookshelves, and a comfy couch that turns into an extra queen-size futon mattress. Large double windows with blinds on either side of fireplace for plenty of light when you want it. Glass-paned French doors separate this room from the main living room, and full-length curtains can be drawn across the doors to allow privacy.

The main living room features wood floors, large front sliding glass window with blinds for breezy days, full-sized sofa with queen-size fold-out bed, love seat under the front window, overhead fan, coffee table, book case, color/cable TV, and games and puzzles drawers under the TV.

The wood floor dining area and tiled, full-size, completely equipped kitchen have a raised, angled ceiling, and lead from living room area. The dining table seats up to 10 people with extra 'leaves' stored behind couch. A sliding glass door with vertical blinds leads from the dining area to the spacious back deck.

The kitchen, with a tiled counter-top island, is all electric, and has a full-size freezer/refrigerator, ice/water dispenser. The flat-top range and oven is brand new, as well as the dishwasher and toaster. Plenty of cabinet space is available, as well as pots, pans, cooking utensils, and dishes, glasses, bowls, coffee mugs, and glasses to serve eight.

A hallway off the kitchen leads to one of two bathrooms, this one with full step-up shower, wash stand, and toilet. You'll love the black marble floor, and bright decor. A door leads from this bathroom directly to the back deck for convenient swim/sun bathe access.
Further down the hall is a hideaway nook for the full-size, double stack, front-loading washer and drier. A convenient fold-out ironing board with iron is located right in the wall.

A door from this hall leads directly to the side porch, so when you come from the beach, you can enter the house to the bathroom and keep out the sand!

On the other side of the dining room, a sliding pocket-door leads you into two bedrooms, separated by a small hallway and full-size bathroom, complete with bathtub, shower, toilet, wash stand, and a lit, three-glass panel cabinet vanity mirror.

The warm and cozy decore and new wood floors in the front bedroom features a queen size, deep-pile mattress bed with 6 built-in storage drawers tucked under the bed to let you 'unpack' and feel at home. Overhead lighted fan, wall reading lights, and unit shelving on either side of the bed add a special touch to the decor, and just in case you can't fall asleep right away, there is a flat screen TV wall unit with cable and remote to help you unwind.

Double, sliding glass screened windows with blinds open to the front porch, and two floor-to-ceiling hanging closets with louvre doors take care of the rest of your clothes, plus there is a little desk nook separating them for all your personal belongings.

The back bedroom is as equally inviting and comfy, with the same new wood floors and queen size deep-pile mattress and 6 built-in storage drawers underneath. The overhead lighted fan, side panel book cases, and double-mirrored door for the shelf/hanging closet all work for a clean and inviting sleeping experience, and the single slide-open window with blinds looks out to the back deck. Oh, and yes, there is a flat screen TV in this bedroom too!


Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Happily love you to bring your doggies... no cats please, family allergies. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 4-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            10...moreless

          • Dining
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Exercise bicycle in the Opal Room...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning
          • Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Be sure to visit the Naval Air Museaum and Ft. Pickens where Geronimo was imprisoned... the fort was also active and you can see the embattlements....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • Television
              • Books
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                Try Hidden Creek down Hwy 98 first, also marcus point in Pensacola. Tiger Point is not in good shape....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Just down the road by the Catholic Church - Courts have lights and are in great condition...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Bicycles

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Beach View:

                    We are 200 feet from the crest of the dunes with direct beach access and no houses in front of us...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Medical Services
                  • Tennis
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Laundromat
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Museums
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Ruins
                  • Live Theater
                  • Groceries
                  • Boating
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Surfing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 13 traveler reviews
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                  April 1- May 15 .. $189/night .. $1200/week
                  May 16 - Sep 10 .. $219/night .. $1400/week
                  Sep 11 - Oct 31 .. $189/night .. $1200/week
                  Nov 1- March 31st .. $159/night .. $1000/week
                  Winter monthly rate: Nov 1- March 31st: $1850/month. 
                  Please add required Florida sales taxes of 11.5% to rates. Active Military exempt.
                  Less than 4 nights require $85.00 cleaning fee. Pet cleaning fee $40.00 per stay. 
                  ALL OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED. NO HIDDEN FEES OR CHARGES 
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/01/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Pensacola International Airport
                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Mobile, Alabama
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-110 to I-10
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Tiger Point

                  Car: Recommended

                  Explore historic Ft. Pickens, where Geronimo was kept. Naval Air Museum is a MUST!

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: 'Serenity Now' is the home my wife and I purchased on a shoestring more than 35 years ago. It has been the 'Beach House' for our children, family, and friends to go to and rest, recoup, get healthy, and just have fun. We know you will enjoy your stay... there is something magical about walking the crystal white sands, taking dips in the simmering surf, showering outside under evening starlight skies, biking around the island, or chillin' out on the porches, decks, or swinging hammock. The house is kid-friendly, beautifully maintained, and will create memories that last forever.

                  Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                  Pensacola Beach is truly the 'BEST KEPT SECRET' of the whole Gulf Coast. Unlike many other areas along the coast, there are a minimum of condos and high-rises, an abundance of activities and great food to choose from. Prices are still reasonable, and you can literally 'park your car' and never leave the island for your whole stay!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  We can only tell you why WE go to 'Serenity Now'. Suntans, relaxation, great fun with the kids, storytelling on the front porch, walks along the beach, biking the island, catamarans in the bay, parasailing, fishing off the pier, seafood at Peg Legs restaurant, curling up with a great book, playing Skip-Bo, Boggle, Texas Hold 'Em, and finishing a 1,000 piece puzzle late into the night! Whatever your reason for visiting our home, we know you will find the answer, and want to come back for many, many more visits.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • 'Welcome to Paradise!'

                    'Welcome to Paradise!'

                  • 'The livin' is easy'... Dining table seats ten with extra leaves added!

                    'The livin' is easy'... Dining table seats ten with extra leaves added!

                  • 'Kitchen? Full range, oven, dishwasher, breakfast bar. Washer/dryer down hall

                    'Kitchen? Full range, oven, dishwasher, breakfast bar. Washer/dryer down hall

                  • 'The back deck is cool' Eat breakfast, barbecue. chill out and enjoy.

                    'The back deck is cool' Eat breakfast, barbecue. chill out and enjoy.

                  • Beautiful wood floors, comfy queen bed and extra hideaway drawers...

                    Beautiful wood floors, comfy queen bed and extra hideaway drawers...

                  • Both bedrooms have extra hideaway drawers as well as hanging closets.

                    Both bedrooms have extra hideaway drawers as well as hanging closets.

                  • 'Morning coffee or a daytime snooze'

                    'Morning coffee or a daytime snooze'

                  • "Park the car and cruise the island in style"

                    "Park the car and cruise the island in style"

                  • If you think you have seen sunsets... you ain't seen nothin' yet!

                    If you think you have seen sunsets... you ain't seen nothin' yet!

                  • The 'Opal Room'... with a real fireplace. Futon turns to queen-size bed.

                    The 'Opal Room'... with a real fireplace. Futon turns to queen-size bed.

                  • Relax in the comfy, cozy warmth of the cottage and watch some telly!

                    Relax in the comfy, cozy warmth of the cottage and watch some telly!

                  • If you want an 'easy to live, easy to enjoy' vacation, this is it!

                    If you want an 'easy to live, easy to enjoy' vacation, this is it!

                  • 'Ready to eat? You're gonna love it'!

                    'Ready to eat? You're gonna love it'!

                  • You will just sink down and sleep like a baby!

                    You will just sink down and sleep like a baby!

                  • First bathroom... Shower, bathtub, luxury towels... It's all waiting for you...

                    First bathroom... Shower, bathtub, luxury towels... It's all waiting for you...

                  • Second bathroom... Very cool, very hip!

                    Second bathroom... Very cool, very hip!

                  • View from the rooftop... Yep, 12 feet to the sand... 200 feet to top of dunes!

                    View from the rooftop... Yep, 12 feet to the sand... 200 feet to top of dunes!

                  • Why not have lunch or a cool evening cocktail on the top of the dunes?

                    Why not have lunch or a cool evening cocktail on the top of the dunes?

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Speaks: english
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