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Private lakefront home w/porch & dock--fish, relax; quiet & shady

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Lake front home with lots of shade & covered pavillion for grilling

A home with plenty of shade and outdoor area to enjoy. Fish from the dock, play games on the screen porch, or BBQ at the picnic area. Plus there is a boat launch nearby. Kitchen is stocked with coffee to start your mornings off right. Plenty of room to eat or chat around the table. Four beds (king, 2 full, 1 twin) to make very comfortable sleeping arrangements for seven people. Check out the fish food -- fun for kids to take to the dock and watch the fish come over for a meal.

Very private, yet still close to the lovely sandy white beaches of South Walton County (approximately 20 minute drive). Or take a drive to visit the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center, historic Eden Gardens State Park, or Alaqua Animal Refuge. There are several golf courses, scuba diving, horseback riding, and fishing charter opportunities -- all of which can be done as a day trip.

Other recommendations and entertainment ideas can be provided upon request.

More Details

Member since: 2018
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Have interpreter available for Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Theresa

Traveled the world and settled in this quaint historic town ~ DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Picture is our granddaughter with the first fish caught on our pier.

Why Theresa chose World

When you look at the lake views, there is no doubt you will know why we choose to live on Lake Juniper. It is a 300 acre state-owned and maintained lake. The fish and turtles actually come to the dock when you put out food (which we provide). Come during Christmas and see the circle around the lake in full decoration or for one of the other local celebrations. Make wonderful family memories so you can reminisce and return to visit for years to come.

What makes this house unique

You will love the cool breeze that blows across the lake and fills the air with a fresh scent. Or do some sunbathing on the dock. Either way, this home is a great price for the area. We just want to share our piece of paradise with you. The area is laid back and traffic is not heavy. You can bike ride if you bring your own bikes. There is a paddleboat and fishing poles available for a small cost. Lots of room for family to roam. Check out the moss in trees or those curved trees growing in the edge of the lake. It is just pure fun for all.


World House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Early check-in by request may be accommodated
  • No driving beyond drive way
  • Relax, rejuvenate, and have fun!
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , sit-down shower; handicapped accessible
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , French doors open to screen porch overlooking lake
    Second BR - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , plus a pack-and-go bed for infant
  • Both rooms have space to move around and put suitcases.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
Private shady area to allow for rest and relaxation or plain family fun.


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Private lakefront home w/porch & dock--fish, relax; quiet & shady
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

My husband and I had a great time!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nice. We enjoyed the fireworks on the 4th of July.. We loved fishing on the lake. Just make sure you have the drag set, to keep the large Catfish from breaking your line. If you are looking for a little R&R, this is the place to go.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time at Serenity Retreat. Hope to see you again!
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A peaceful little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the quiet and peaceful feeling we got while staying here. A cute little getaway for the week. Fishing wasn't very successful, but the view was great. It just close enough to travel to the beach, whether Destin or PCB, but far enough to be a way from the hustle of everything. The house was cozy & very relaxing. Hated to leave! Will definitely be recommending the Serenity Retreat and hope to come again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

THANK YOU SO MUCH! Everything was beautiful at your home. And we did enjoy the house and sleep restfully. There was plenty of room for all of us and we hope to stay there again. Enjoyed the fishing dock even though we caught none, the view was incredible. There was either an otter, beaver, Juniper Lake Monster "Junnie" swimming by so...If you want to "camp out" inside, I recommend Serenity Retreat more than a tent or a log cabin! You will NOT regret it. We look forward to staying there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jonesborough, United States

Peaceful, Convenient to everything, Warm Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Theresa and Jonas are amazing host! They made everything so easy from booking to check and check out. We absolutely loved it here and felt at home the whole time. The house is convenient to everything from fresh and saltwater fishing, beaches, and the natural springs. Florida has some beautiful beaches of course but if you don't know, read about the natural springs here. We will definitely be going back! We went with two of our teens and they loved it as well. The house is cozy and relaxing and you couldn't ask for better hosts! Can't wait to see them again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Destin VPS
Nearest Beach
34 Miles
Blue Mountain Beach
Car: necessary

Destin beaches nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $25
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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