Save 10% Nov 10 to Dec 21! Beach House - Pool Table, Foos Ball & Hot Tub!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gulf Beaches house description
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
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters 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 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Iron & Board
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Living Room seats 6
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Video Game Console:
- CD Player
- Video Games
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Pool Table
- Free Long Distance
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Monument View
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
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Serendipity was wonderful!
Serendipity was wonderful!
Oceanfront...dog friendly...game room... What more could you ask for?! This place has it all & we certainly enjoyed our 1st visit to St. George Island. VERY relaxing... loved the gorgeous sunrises, the bike rides, walking to local restaurants & shops, climbing the lighthouse, games of pool & foosball, shelling & swimming in the ocean, watching dolphins from the decks, walking on the beach with our dogs, etc., etc. The house is well-maintained with cheerful coastal decor & we can't think of anything that Tom & Lucinda should change. We really appreciated the keyless entry-- no one had to keep up with a key or worry about who had a key. The island is gorgeous & we hope to return to Serendipity one day!
- Guest Richard & Jami (Charleston, SC)
- Date of stay 09/26/13
- Review Submitted 10/13/13
Owner response: Hello Richard We are so happy that you enjoyed your first visit to wonderful St. George Island and Serendipity. We love the island and all it's tranquility and beauty. We try hard to make Serendipity comfortable for our guests and supply many amenities such as the game room, hot tub and bikes. We hope you will consider staying at Serendipity again or one of our cabins in eastern TN. Have a wonderful evening, Tom and Lucinda
SERENDIPITY JUST AMAZING
SERENDIPITY JUST AMAZING
We were so amazed with Serendipity! It absolutely exceeded our expectations! We loved everything about it! Great location so convenient to everything and equipped with everything we needed and more! We loved the decks and the view! Watched dolphins every morning after the beautiful sun rise! We were with our daughter, son in law and two grandsons! The boys just loved the beach playing in the water and the sand! Went on bike rides checking out the entire Island from one end to the other. We also booked a boat trip with Jolly Rogers for the boys to go treasure hunting on Little St George Island, their first boat ride. It was so amazing! Dolph and Jerry at Jolly Roger's were great and very informative. Everything was so perfect. This wasn't an issue for us, Your listing stated hair dryers in all bathrooms, we only found one! The flashlights may need new batteries getting a little dim! But that was no big deal, The outside showers were perfect especially for the boys! And they loved the game room! I would say we had the best place on the block. We would definitely refer Serendipity to anyone and we can't wait to return! Thank you so for making our vacation Perfect!
- Guest Buddy and Myrtle (Braselton Ga)
- Date of stay 09/07/13
- Review Submitted 09/15/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Hello Buddy We are happy you had a great time at Serendipity. It is a unique place to enjoy a real relaxing vacation. We hope you used the 15 % discount cards for Joly Roger's Beach Rentals that are at the house. We negociated this special discount with them for our guests. We will have the flashlight batteries repalced and already ordered some more hair dryers - they must have "walked" out the door. We would be delighted to welcome you back at one of our houses on St. George Island or at one of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains in TN Tom + Lucinda
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 (Adairsville Ga.)
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/14/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Hi Jerry and Phyllis We are glad that you enjoyed Serendipity and the location. We appreciate you informing us about the items under the bed. We have already spoken to the cleaner and have resolved the issue. We hope that you enjoyed the game room, large decks and many amenities that Serendipity offers. We hope you will consider one of our houses for your next vacation. Have a wonderful day! Tom and Lucinda
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 (West Lafayette, IN)
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 05/29/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Hello Carol We are so happy that you enjoyed the house and all the amenities. St. George Island is a wonderful island for family and friends to gather. We try hard to make Serendipity comfortable, convenient and fun for all of our guests. We hope you will stay at one of our houses when you plan your next vacation. Have a wonderful day, Tom and Lucinda
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: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
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 (Western NC USA)
- Date of stay 04/22/13
- Review Submitted 04/28/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, age 55+.
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 (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 02/28/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
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 (Birmingham, AL )
- Date of stay 11/03/12
- Review Submitted 11/19/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
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 (Atlanta GA)
- Date of stay 10/13/12
- Review Submitted 10/30/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
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 (Ocean Springs, MS)
- Date of stay 09/30/12
- Review Submitted 10/08/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
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
Monthly rentals(28 days)available: Jan/Feb:$2995 including cleaning Nov 2 - Dec 20,'13: $1352/week $950/3 nites $1165/4 nites $1352/5 nite 3 nite min Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years weeek 2013: $1800/5 nite $2200/week Jan 4 - Feb 22,'14 $1416/week $995/3 nites $1221/4 nites $1416/5 nite 3 nite min Feb 22-Mar 7 & Apr 12-May 23 $1817/wk $1145/3 nite $1405/4 nite $1641/5 nite Spring Break(Mar 8- Apr 11)& May 24- Aug 15: $2555 1 week min. Sat to Sat Aug 16 - Oct 31, 2014 $1817/wk $1145/3 nite $1405/4 nite $1641/5 nite Holidays may be higher. Cleaning: $145 Pet fee: $65 Sales Tax 9% Damage ins $39
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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.
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!
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 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!!
St. George Island
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