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

(NOTE: When inquiring through VRBO, Glenn Smith, (Harriett Kelly's assistant), will promptly reply to you from his personal email address. If you call the phone number provided, Glenn will answer and will be happy to help you with any questions.)

More Details

Harriett Kelly
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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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Hayden, Al

Serenity Now

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to rent without using an agency. I thought it was going to be a lot of trouble, but it was easier and no problem. Glenn answered emails quickly and his phone within 3 rings or shorter answering any questions with kindness and patience. We have been going to St George for years and this was the nicest house so far. The outside furniture was very comfortable unlike the plastic chairs at other houses and the inside was awesome with everything we needed and extra.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply. Yes, Glenn is wonderful. I'm thrilled you enjoyed yourselves and I hope you come back and see us again. Harriett, owner
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senoia, ga/usa

Awesome House

  • 5 of 5

We love this house! Have stayed here for past 3 years and are in the process of planning the fourth trip! Glenn and Harriett are so easy to work with and the house is inviting, warm and makes you feel like you are at home at the beach! The only thing that could make this house better would be if it belonged to me! 😀 It has everything that you need to relax and enjoy your trip! Short walk to the beach and short bike ride to town! Can't go wrong with Serenity Now. Thank you Harriett for sharing your lovely house with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Gulf Beaches House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 5 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 7 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 19 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

FOR STAYS OF LESS THAN 7 NIGHTS: 2016 LOW SEASON- 3 nights $855.00 ex nt $205.00... 2017 LOW SEASON- 3 nights $855.00 ex nt $205.00... 2017 MID SEASON- 3 nights $1095.00 ex nt $275.00...2017 SPRING BREAK SEASON- 3 nts $1190.00 ex nt $290.00.... 2018 LOW SEASON- 3 nights $855.00 ex nt $205.00... 2018 MID SEASON- 3 nights $1095.00 ex nt $275.00... 2018 SPRING BREAK SEASON- 3 nights $1190.00 ex nt $290.00 **VRBO's "Instant Quote" feature is not accurate for stays of less than 7 nights.

A 50% deposit is required within 10 days of making a reservation. The final 50% is due by 30 days prior to arrival. We accept checks only & a personal check is fine.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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