Beach House with Pool Table, Foos Ball and Hot Tub! Free Wifi!
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Serendipity is a beach front home with a hot tub, pool table and foos ball table! A unique beach house experience!
'ser•en•dip•i•ty: good luck in discovering unexpected things'
When you enter Serendipity you will indeed feel that you are lucky to find a house on St. George Island that is so welcoming and comfortable. Your family and friends will enjoy this meticulously maintained, beautiful beach front home with many amenities, full private game room, hot tub and hot and cold outdoor shower.
Serendipity has one of the largest outdoor decks on the beach with plenty of rockers and outdoor seating to enjoy the view of the Gulf. It is located near a park and restaurants so you can enjoy the local lifestyle. Being the first house gives you a perfect view of the newly constructed 79' St. George Lighthouse and additional views of the Gulf. As well as views of the sunset!
The house has 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms. Each bedroom has an attached full bathroom, flat screen TV and fabulous views! The kitchen has new appliances and is fully equipped. The living area has a TV, DVD, free movies, and a Playstation 2. The “outside” game room is enclosed for privacy. It features a large hot tub with a view of the gulf, pool table and foos ball for hours of fun and relaxation. The house also features a stereo/CD player, free wireless Internet, outdoor hot and cold shower, bicycles and beach gear.
The boardwalk, just off the back deck, provides instant access to one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Serendipity will provide the exquisite vacation you want every year. Swim with the dolphins, fish, or just recline on the white, sugary sand. When you're done with the beach, enjoy the outdoor hot/cold shower and prepare the day's catch on the park-style charcoal grill.
In summary, Serendipity is pet friendly beach house with private game room, hot tub, large decks, plenty of outdoor seating, fully equipped kitchen, WiFi and amazing views.
Visit Serendipity on your next vacation, you will be glad you did!
- 1650 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- 2 King size beds, 1 Queen size Bed, 1 Queen sleeper sofa
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room seats 6
- Game Room
- CD Player
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Video Games
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Monument View
- Medical Services
- Jet Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
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Jerry and Phyllis
Jerry and Phyllis
The Serendipity was is in a great location. We enjoyed riding the bikes. We had great weather. The house keeping could have been a little cleaner. We found coke bottles under the beds and crumbs on the floor in the upstairs bedroom. Other than that we were very pleased. We would recommend this property to anyone. Love the deck. We went to Apalachicola several times and we would recommed The Owl Cafe. Wonderful. We loved all the little shops, very neat little town.
- Guest Phyll
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/14/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing.
My sisters and our spouses thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Serendipity. Location was wonderful, house was very clean and well kept up. Hot tub was a most enjoyed bonus. Pictures are representative of what you'll see when you get there. Owners are great to worjk with. I would highly recommend this house as a relaxing place to vacation.
- Guest Carol
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 05/29/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Serendipity and Dolphins!
Serendipity and Dolphins!
Me and my friends had a great time! The view is great. The bikes were great for a morning ride. We used the grill one day, We left you a gift of a new grill brush attached to the chain, You were in need of one bad. Loved the hot tub and both outdoor showers. TV worked good and the bed I slept in was brilliant! Found everything in the kitchen to make meals at home. Ate out only a couple of times. Loved the pool table! The highlight of our trip, rented the jet skis down the beach. This was the first time I had ever rode one of these,,, it was way cool. had that thing up to 52 mph!!! I went slowly over to where I seen some dolphins swimming, next thing you know, they were all around me coming up looking at me, checking me out and jumping out of the water! WOW The only thing I can think of that needs work is the screen on the sliding door on the upper deck, It was a little quirky... Thanks for letting us stay there and would love to check out some of your places in the smokies one day. Sincerely, Jeff
- Guest Jeffrey B.
- Date of stay 05/11/13
- Review Submitted 05/19/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hello Jeffrey We are so glad you enjoyed Serendipity. Thank you for the brush! We appreciate when guests tell us if something needs attention and we act on it immediately. We find Serendipity very comfortable and conveniently located. As a chef, Lucinda makes sure the kitchen has all the right tools! The dolphins are amazing! It is so wonderful that they seem to show up almost every day!! We hope you visit Serendipity again or one of our other rental homes on SGI or in TN. Thank you for staying! Tom and Lucinda
Wonderful home away from home!
Wonderful home away from home!
What a beautiful property this is! I was delighted to see that the photos very accurately depicted the condition of the house. It was close enough to everything downtown that we didn't even have to drive our car the whole week. The decorations and amenities were wonderful. I had no trouble finding everything that I needed in the kitchen. The bikes worked great. There were plenty of chairs and beach toys. The full pink moon was a bonus! We vacationed with four teens and two 45- 50 lb dogs. ALL of us had a great time. No one even turned on a tv until the very last day. The weather was beautiful. The pods of dolphins passed like clockwork. There was an osprey that hunted right in front of us. I loved that I could relax on the deck and watch the kids boogie board. I had no worries about them riding bikes around or walking to get an ice cream alone. What did surprise me was how much we all used the downstairs game room! We used it every day throughout the day and in the evenings, too! The kids would go out and swim then were able to warm back up in the hot tub. We had foos ball and pool tournaments! It was wonderful. We had one issue with the hot tub (we had pushed the sleep program button) and Lucinda answered our questions quickly and sent the hot tub service right back out to fix it. Not to mention that the service lady told me that she is sent to give Serendipity guests fresh water and a cleaned tub for each group that comes to stay!!! The dogs had a great time hanging out with us, playing frisbee on the beach, running alongside the bikes and watching their kids on the shore. The crate provided was just like the one we have at home. The park next door was handy and there are dogs everywhere and people are very welcoming toward them. I was very relieved to find that I did not have to lock doors or use gates to keep them contained. They could stay on the porches and the outside door to the beach would stay shut unless forcibly opened. (Watch you fingers on it though. Of the 6 of us four had scraped hands and crushed fingers before we found out NOT to shut it with the lower vertical handle. USE the newer horizontal handle!!) This was a dream vacation for us! We will definitely recommend Serendipity to our friends. Thank you!!!
- Guest Lauren
- Date of stay 04/22/13
- Review Submitted 04/28/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Hello Lauren Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed Serendipity and all that it has to offer. Serendipity's private game room is a unique feature on SGI and we are so happy that you enjoyed it day and night! We try hard to make the house very comfortable and Lucinda (chef) makes sure the kitchen has all the right equipment to prepare meals. Sorry about the stair door handle. Next time we are there we will remove it! We enjoy watching the birds and dolphins every day we are on the island. They really put on a show! We hope to have you stay at Serendipity or our new home, The Blue Marlin on SGI again (or maybe TN). Have a wonderful summer, Tom and Lucinda
Wonderful family vacation in a beautiful house!
Wonderful family vacation in a beautiful house!
Location: Serendipity is located in the business district of st. george island, near the few stores, bars and restaurants on the island. Most importantly for our toddler, the house is located right next to the lighthouse which includes a nice playground frequented by other families. This was a great surprise for us! Interior and Amenities: The house itself is charmingly decorated with bright but tasteful colors and comfortable furnishings. Hopefully the weather will be warm, but there are plenty of blankets in the back 1st floor bedroom closet if needed (we had some blustery weather!). We hosted a number of family dinners and found the kitchen well stocked with cooking equipment, even some nice serving dishes and a waffle maker (big hit with our crowd!). The layout of the house allows everyone to have enough privacy, while also having plenty of space to gather. The hot tub is quite large and easily programmable. There are many stairs (it is a three story building with 2 bedrooms on first floor, common area and kitchen on the 2nd and a 3rd bedroom on the 3rd floor), so keep that in mind. We enjoyed the beautiful decks which get great sun. The owners were very helpful. We had some difficulty with the lock upon arrival and even though they were in Europe and it was late at night there, they helped us figure out the issue and were patient with us. Note: Pull the door TOWARDS you while entering the code and turning the knob. They also checked in on us mid-stay do make sure everything was going well. We were able to relax and feel taken care of while also being able to make our own home-away-from-home.
- Guest Rachel
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 02/28/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Hello Rachel We are so thrilled that you had the feeling of serendipity when you entered Serendipity! We enjoy the location too- being able to walk to restaurants and shopping is a huge plus. We take pride in providing many amenities that will make our guests' stay enjoyable ans stress free. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Serendipity and wonderful St. George Island. We hope you will consider staying at one of our houses again in the future. Thank you, Tom and Lucinda
Serendipity - AMAZING!!!
Serendipity - AMAZING!!!
WOW!!! Serendipity was amazing! I’m not sure it could get much better. We absolutely loved it!!! My husband and I have visited St. George 6 times over the last 14 years and Serendipity is by far the best place we have stayed. We had the most relaxing and fun vacation. The house and the location were both exceptional. I always worry that the pictures shown will not be what the place will look like when you arrive. That was definitely not the case here, what you see in the pictures is exactly what you get and more. Serendipity was remarkably clean and well maintained. We had all the cooking equipment that we needed. Which I was very thankful for, as I love to cook. We got up every morning before the sun came up just so we could see the beautiful sunrise. The dolphins put on a show every morning right after sunrise. Several mornings the dolphins were jumping completely out of the water, straight up into the air. I felt like I was at Sea World, only better! We brought our own road bikes and rode several days exploring the island. One day we went into the state park on our bikes and went to the very end of the park (riding on hard packed sand). We did try to ride the two adult park bikes that were provided. But we could only use one of them, as one of the pedals was stoke on one, which made riding a challenge, since the pedal didn’t rotate. But that wasn’t a big deal, since we had brought our own. We only went to dinner one night, during our 7 night stay. While the food was pretty good at the restaurant, we much preferred walking directly across the street from the house each day for fresh seafood, that we cooked that night. My husband and I really enjoyed the pool table and the hot tub a lot. The owners of Serendipity were wonderful to work with and responded very quickly to our inquires. I cannot say enough good things about the owners and Serendipity. We will definitely be back and will stay at Serendipity the next time we come to St George Island.
- Guest Robert & Nell
- Date of stay 11/03/12
- Review Submitted 11/19/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hello Wynell We are thrilled you like the house! We know there are many choices of houses on the island and we appreciate that you selected Serendipity. We really try to make our house special with added amenities such as the game room and hot tub. We wish we could take credit for the daily dolphin show, but that is a gift from above! We love the location and as a chef, enjoy a well equipped kitchen!! Unfortunately the sea air has an adverse affect on the bikes, but we will have our maintenance person check them regularly. We hope you will stay at Serendipity again when you travel back to SGI or at one of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains. Happy Holidays!! Tom and Lucinda
You won't regret it!
You won't regret it!
We loved the house, loved the location. The pictures don’t do it justice. They do have bikes but we rented because I’m short and we couldn’t get the seat to adjust down. We also rented Kayaks (from Journeys) for the week. We walked them right down to the beach and paddled out to the dolphins each morning, it was beautiful. The state park was worth the visit, we saw a 5 ft shark about 10ft from the shoreline… creepy. I love to cook so we cooked most meals. I would walk across the street to Dail’s seafood each day to get shrimp and grouper. If you like crab cakes, his are great. Apalachicola has a piggly wiggly, it’s the largest grocery store we could find. Eddie Teaches has great raw oysters. The Blue Parrot has your typical fried seafood. If you visit Apalachicola go to Tamara’s, it was wonderful. If they have the grouper cheeks special… get it. Oh yeah...rent this house, you’ll love it. Just don't take it the week we want next October ;)
- Guest Lucy
- Date of stay 10/13/12
- Review Submitted 10/30/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Hi Lisa We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Serendipity and experienced the wonders of St. George Island. We find the location perfect for us. Having a well equipped kitchen makes it easy to cook the great seafood found on the island. We take cooking seriously and always check the equipment and add/replace as needed. We will be adding another bike - hopefully it will be easier to adjust! It was a pleasure having you stay at Serendipity. We look forward to your return! Cheers, Tom and Lucinda
Day of the Dolphins
Day of the Dolphins
Beautiful....perfect location....We really enjoyed the pool table (little rain) and the decks are awesome. The highlight was a pod of Dolphins dining directly in front of the house...They then proceeded to perform for us before heading off to parts unknown...can't wait to return.
- Guest Pat
- Date of stay 09/30/12
- Review Submitted 10/08/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hello Nancy, Pat and sisters: It was a pleasure planning this sister's vacation with you. We are so happy you enjoyed the house and had fun playing pool. It truly is wonderful to watch the dolphins from the house. We often see them playing just off the beach. We hope yo will consider renting Serendipity again in the future or perhaps a little mountain getaway in Eastern TN! Have a wonderful day, Tom and Lucinda
HOUSE WAS CLEAN AND INVITING WHEN WE ARRIVED. WE ENJOYED LONG DAYS ON THE BEACH TRIPS TO THE PARK, AND TOUR OF THE LIGHTHOUSE. GRANDCHILDREN REALLY ENJOYED THE PLAY GROUND RIGHT NEXT DOOR AND BEING ABLE TO BICYCLE EVERYWHERE. WE ENJOYED ALLOT OF GOOD MEALS ON THE ISLAND AND A PIRATE ADVENTURE FOR THE KIDS THAT WILL BE TALKED OF FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. THEY EVEN GOT TO DIG UP THEIR OWN TREASURE CHEST, THANKS TO JERRY AND CAPTAIN DEWAYNE AT JOLLY ROGER'S. WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY TO ANYONE WANTING TO STAY ON ST. GEORGE. GREAT PROPERTY, GREAT LOCATION AND BEAUTIFUL VIEWS!
- Guest Pam
- Date of stay 09/08/12
- Review Submitted 09/17/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hello Pam Thank you for staying at Serendipity! We are very glad that you enjoyed the house and the island. There is so much to do for kids and and adults- it's not wonder people return year after year! We love the location- most times when we are there we walk or bike everywhere and leave our car parked in the driveway! We look forward to having you stay at Serendipity or perhaps one of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains in the future. Tom and Lucinda
Beach front that has it all!
Beach front that has it all!
Perfect! This home had everything you could want or need to have the perfect vacation. First of al it is ON THE BEACH! Then comes all the other comforts, huge decks with amazing breezes overlooking the Gulf, fully equipped kitchen that is open to the main living areas of the house, you can stand in the kitchen and watch the waves, birds and dolphins. The bedrooms are all spacious each with their own bathrooms + there is the lower area which has the game room - pool table, foosball, bar tables and chairs, bikes, beach toys, umbrellas and beach chairs - there is also an indoor private shower (hot and cold) as well as an outdoor shower (hot and cold). The doors open in the game room for a fantastic beach view which you can enjoy while you are sitting in the hot tub! Really, everything you could want they have thought of. If you have dogs, this is a dog friendly home. After the beach there is a hose right out back you can connect to wash the sand off the pups feet (or backs if your dogs like to roll in the sand like ours did) and if there are times you want to walk the dogs without getting them sandy there is a park right next door with plenty of grass. It also happens to have a play ground, swings and my personal favorite a basketball court. There are several restaurants within easy walking distance but you may prefer getting fresh fish and shrimp from the guys in the trucks and cooking in, nothing beats fresh from the gulf grilled fish. Hope you enjoy Serendipity as much as we did. We will most certainly be back.
- Guest PB and J
- Date of stay 09/03/12
- Review Submitted 09/10/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hi Jacki and Phoebe: We are happy that you enjoyed Serendipity as much as we do. We really love the location and our dogs enjoy laying on the deck watching the pelicans fly by! The game room is something we thought would be fun and it has been a big hit for everyone who stays at Serendipity! Whenever you travel back to St. George Island, we would love to have you stay at Serendipity again! Have a wonderful day, Tom and Lucinda
Free clean with weekly rental! Monthly rentals(28 days)available: Jan/Feb:$2990 Jan 2 to Feb 22, 13: $1495/week $950/3 nights $200 extra night. 3 night min* Feb 23-Mar 8 & Apr 13-May 24, 2013 $1850/wk $1095/3 nite $235 Xnight 3 nite min. High: Spring Break (Mar 9- Apr 12)& May 25- Aug 16: $2650 1 week min. Sat to Sat Aug 17 to Nov 1, 2013: $1850/week $1095/3 nights $235 extra night. 3 night min Thanksgiving: $1775/5 nite $2150/wk; Christmas & New Years:$1625/5 nite $2000/week Cleaning $145 Pet stay: $65 Sales Tax: 9% Holidays may be higher. Cleaning: $145 Pet fee:$65 Pet crate at house.
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- Nearest Airport: Tallahassee at 76 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US 98 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Harry A's at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe at 0.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Hello and thank you for looking at our beach house! We live in Miami, Fl but enjoy spending time on the laid back island of St. George. we also enjoy time in Tennessee at our cabins. Tom grew up in in Switzerland and Lucinda grew up in New York state. We are active people that like to travel to unique places - together we have traveled to 5 continents (hoping to hit all 7!) We were exploring the Florida Panhandle when we happened upon St. George Island and fell in love with the tranquil beaches. We enjoy all the beach activities, great weather and friendly people. We hope you enjoy Serendipity and the island as much as we do.
Why the Owner Chose Gulf Beaches:
We always wanted a house on the beach but not in a congested area. When we found St. George Island, we knew this was it. The house has wonderful views from all corners of the decks and inside. We are just a few steps to the beach which is the perfect location for us! We love the convenience of walking to restaurants and small shops and being away from the noisy city. Serendipity has everything we wanted including great recreational activities year round, delicious restaurants, nice people and small town feel.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We really liked the idea that Serendipity had the space for a game room. Our family and friends like to do things together and this house is perfect for that. With the pool table, foosball, bikes, games and hot tub, we enjoys time together. The private game room is a unique feature that kids of all ages will enjoy!
- Primary: +1 (786) 229-4649
- Secondary: +1 (786) 200-9378 (Florida, USA)
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Enjoy a full moon over the ocean from the decks.
View from deck to the west
Enjoy a meal on the deck or relax in comortable rockers and lounge chairs.
First Floor Bedroom with King Bed, attached Bathroom and Access to Deck.
Main floor- living room and dining room
Bedroom with Queen Bed and attached Bathroom
Fully equipped kitchen with new appliances!
Moon over Serendipity.
Living room opens up to the huge deck.
Find our brick at the light house!!
Hot and Cold Shower on the beach level game room.
View from the deck to the east
Relaxing porch swing. We also have rockers.
Sunset over SGI from deck. Serendipity has sun until very late in the day!
Pool table in the game room
Lower Deck wirh swing and lounge chairs.
Bedroom with King bed and attached bathroom
Front of the house. there is plenty of parking!
Plenty of bikes, surfboards, beach chairs and games.
Relax after a day on the beach in the hot tub.
Meet our frequent guests. You will see many birds flying by!
Bright and colorfor decor!
St. George Island
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