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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,720 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Serenity Now' was beautifully custom built in early 2001 for the owners who had vacationed on St. George Island for several years. It is located in the East Gulf Beaches area convenient to everything on the island. The emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the white sand beaches provide a tranquil get-away from hectic city life.

There are so many different ways you and your family and friends can find ''Serenity Now'' at this inspired beach access home. This is an ideal choice for girlfriends seeking a private retreat to get away or a couple of families looking for both a charming and affordable Island escape.

While the list of delightful amenities is abundant, the loveliest feature is the two levels of covered decks available to enjoy the Gulf breeze. Generously furnished with comfortable wicker furniture, you can spend your mornings appreciating a hot cup of java, the afternoon taking it easy with a good book from the book library and your evenings sipping your favorite drink.

The open living/dining/kitchen area and a half bath are located on the top level. The furnishings are cozy with plenty of seating around the large flat screen TV with DVD and VCR players. The layout of the kitchen is ideal for multiple cooks to create memorable fresh seafood dinners. The kitchen offers Silestone counters, a flattop stove and open access to the dining area.

All three bedrooms are located on the first level. A king master suite has direct deck access. The spacious queen bedroom and a bunk room share the hall bath. Flat screen TVs are provided in each room.

A large, outdoor dining table is located on the pool deck, just next to the outdoor grill so everyone can enjoy the cook-out. Your stay will be made complete by the DVD, game and puzzle library provided for indoor entertainment.

Conveniently located just across the street from the Island bicycle path and one pet under 60 lbs is welcome.

Bed Sizes: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 bunk bed (2 fulls), 1 daybed with trundle (2 twins)

Outdoors: Under-house Concrete Parking; Covered Entry; Pool: 12x28 (Heated for a fee); Enclosed Outdoor Shower; Fish Cleaning Area; Park-style Grill

When inquiring, Harriett Kelly's assistant/property manager, Glenn Smith, will get back with you right away through VRBO/HomeAway's messaging system.

More Details

Harriett Kelly
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Harriett Kelly

I've been vacationing on the island for years, prior to having Serenity Now custom built for us in 2001. We continue to love our beach get-a-ways at Serenity Now when visiting throughout the year from our home in the Atlanta area. We'd love for you to also find serenity at Serenity Now on an upcoming island vacation!

Harriett Kelly purchased this house in 2001

What makes this house unique

The private pool is surrounded by a lush grove of native sand oaks and situated directly in front of 2 large balconies. Our kitchen, dining, living room, and master bedroom are all located on the 3rd floor in order to maximize gorgeous island and Gulf views. Hot/cold outdoor shower, fish sink & table, charcoal grill, and under house parking for two cars are a few of the exterior benefits.


Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Full size Bunk Beds that sleep four (1) Daybed with trundle sleeps two (1). ** If you have extra guests which brings your occupancy to 11, then we have a full size blow up bed with linens & pillows located in the closet. We sleep up to 10 in beds and up to 11 including the blow up bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Air Conditioning, Cable TVs, Poolside Charcoal Grill, NO SMOKING, trundle bed in room with bunk beds


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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

All you need to do is get there and RELAX!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Serenity Now. The property is comfortable and well stocked with everything you need for a relaxing stay. We had beautiful weather all week, but the home has lots of books, games and other entertainment options in case of a rainy day.

We started our days with a nice breakfast prepared in the large kitchen that has everything you would normally find in your own home. Then we headed to the beach, which is just a short walk. We came back to cool off in the pool, where our youngest learned how to swim while we were there! Came upstairs for lunch and a nap. Back to the pool, dinner and then back to the beach.

The floorplan of the home is perfect for multiple activities going on at once. Adults could be upstairs preparing food, on the deck enjoying the view or relaxing with a book while little ones napped on the 2nd floor. The furnishings are very comfortable (again, a lot like home) and the rooms are large and well decorated. I will agree with another review that the pictures do not do accurately convey how big the rooms and pool are - they are much bigger than they look in the photos.

All we had to do was show up and relax. We did go out to eat one night, but other than that and going down to the lighthouse one morning, we did not get back in the car the whole week! Very relaxing. Glenn was great to work with and made sure we had all the information we needed for a perfect week at the beach. We all made memories that will last a lifetime and we look forward to coming back! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Havlykke Family! It's always nice to hear such positive feedback. I hope your family made some beautiful and lasting memories while at Serenity Now, and we welcome you to make a repeat visit whenever you can.
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Hawthorne, FL

Fabulous for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent the 4th of July week here at Serenity now. It's beautifully decorated and has most everything you need for your stay. The pool was wonderful in the morning and evening but of course, due to it being summer, warm during the day. We had a family of 9 and there's room for everyone. The balconies are great and there's comfortable furniture so you can sit outside and enjoy the views. They have plenty of towels, sheets, blankets and pillows to make your stay enjoyable. There are games, puzzles, books and movies. Loved putting the puzzles together with the family. Plenty of parking too. It's nice to have two parking spaces under the house and out of the sun. We used the outdoor shower everyday, it's a nice amenity. Glenn the manager is available if you have any questions and answers you quickly. We loved staying here. Thank you to Harriett for sharing her home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy when families can build island memories at my house. I do hope you return in the future.
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Douglasville , Ga.

Beautiful home in an excellent location, with wonderful ocean views

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting SGI, and we fell in love with the old town charm, and not crowded beaches that were beautiful. We were there April1-8. First off , I can't say enough about how wonderful Glenn was about responding to emails, from the time we inquired, until the time we left. He was the best manager I've ever worked with, and we only rent through VRBO, and have been for the past 15 years. He is the best! As far as the house goes, it went above expectations. It's decorated lovely, plenty of room, nice balcony furniture, plenty of extra pillows and blankets, beach towels were provided, along with a cool wagon to tote everything in back and forth to the beach. The kitchen had everything you need to cook with, as we grilled out most nights down by the pool, which might I add, the pool is much larger than the picture appears, and the furniture is very nice, plenty of space there to hang out as well. It's literally a block back from the beach and an easy walk, and the views are awesome, you can see the ocean directly from both balconies. We suggest renting bikes from Jolly Roger, we used them everyday, and you can ride them into town for an ice cream or for the kids to play on the visitors playground. Also make a point to visit the State Park, we spent our last day there, shelling and my husband fishing, also walk the trails, very peaceful and lots to see.

We ate at Blue Parrott, and its a cool outside setting, although it was super windy the whole week we were there, we still enjoyed the environment and the food was excellent. Also drive back over the bridge to Eastpoint and visit Red Pirate Restaurant and Putt Putt. We went at lunchtime, and the food was excellent, and then you can putt putt right on site, and the prices on the food and the putt putt were excellent. For four of us, it was only 25.00 to play golf. We then rode into Apalachacola for the rest of the day, shopping in the old district. Lots of unique cute shops, enough to spend half a day walking around. This was our fun day out! The other days we spend back and forth from the beach to the pool. The outdoor shower is great- just takes a few minutes to warm up , but nice to wash off the sand before going into the pool or house. We did have to get leaves and little black flower things out of the pool everyday, because the wind was so bad all week, the bushes blew them in over night everyday, but it was fine, they had a pool skimmer thing there for you to use. Loved this home

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of five, including a dog, had a wonderful time at St George's Island and particularly enjoyed the comfort of Harriet's home. The place was very tidy, clean and was very close to the beach. Two tiers of balcony allowed us to sip tea and have dinner while enjoying the views of the Gulf. Although it was a little cold when we were there, we had the luxury of jumping into the heated pool! We booked the home with the help of Glenn who was very professional and answered all our questions immediately. Thank you both!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL

Loved this home

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a wonderful 5 day stay at Serenity Now. Perfect place for our family/friends getaway. Glen thank your quick response with email and phone calls, you really made our stay great. The home was clean, comfortable and has everything you would need to have a great vacation. We were especially thankful for the pool to come back to everyday and the beach cart that made our trips to the beach so much easier. I will definitely be inquiring again next year for my annual girls weekend. I have rented many homes on the island and this definitely was just how it was described. The living room is more spacious than the picture show and the pool was bigger than we expected. Thanks again for allowing us to rent your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm just thrilled that you enjoyed Serenity Now with your family and friends. Please contact us soon to book for next year to be sure you get your preferred date. My goal is to have my guests make wonderful memories., It sounds as though you did. H Kelly, owner
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Serenity Now

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying in a home on the island and Serenity Now definitely met all expectations. The beach was a short 4 minute walk and the pool was perfect to come back to and cool off. The beds were comfortable and the living room was cozy, made us feel right at home. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook throughout the week. Any questions we had about the home were quickly answered by Glen making it a very stress free vacation. Would recommend this home to any families looking for a peaceful vacation at the beach. A big thanks to Harriett for sharing this home with us !

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm just thrilled you had such a good time and enjoyed my house. I rent it out, not just to earn income, but to create memories for the families who rent it. I certainly hope you will come back to St. George Island and will come to Serenity Now!
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Car: necessary

This Non-Smoking, two-story, beach house is constructed on concrete pilings which set the living area high with great views of the Gulf of Mexico. You can relax on two eight-foot by thirty-foot porches on wicker chairs and sofas and enjoy great views of the Gulf of Mexico and sunsets or take a relaxing dip in the private pool (heated in cooler weather). There is easy access to the beach which is about one block away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

In the event that you need to cancel, we provide a full refund only if we're able to re-rent the dates that you had blocked out, of which had prevented anyone else from reserving those dates. Purchasing trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended, which will cover you in the event that you need to cancel due to an unexpected covered event.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund