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Serendipity, Forgotten Coast, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

St George Island, Forgotten Coast Vacation Rental House

Lucinda and Tom Roenicke
My Listings (6)
About Owner

  •  786-200-9378
    07:00 am - 08:00 pm
    Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00)

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Last Updated: 05/29/2018


Great Rates! Beach Front House with Pool Table, Foos Ball and Hot Tub

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, dog friendly, beach front home.  You will appreciate the many amenities, full private game room, hot tub and hot and cold outdoor shower.

Serendipity has very large decks with plenty of rockers and outdoor seating to enjoy the view of the Gulf. It is located near Lighthouse Park and close to restaurants so you can enjoy the local lifestyle. Being the first house gives you a perfect view of the hisotical 79' St. George Lighthouse and additional views of the Gulf.   You will also have 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 renovated kitchen has full size 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, beach towels  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 with cover.

 We offer competitive rates and great customer service.   Feel free to contact us for last minute specials.

Visit Serendipity on your next vacation, you will be glad you did!



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
-- -- $2,975.00 -- 7
-- -- $3,185.00 -- 7
-- -- $2,975.00 -- 7
$375.00 -- $2,090.00 -- 5
$475.00 -- $2,190.00 -- 5
$375.00 -- $2,090.00 -- 5
$335.00 -- $1,560.00 $4,750.00 4
$485.00 -- $2,450.00 $4,750.00 5
$325.00 -- $1,520.00 $4,750.00 3
$485.00 -- $2,450.00 $4,750.00 5
$320.00 -- $1,475.00 $3,210.00 5
$355.00 -- $1,650.00 $3,375.00 5

Optional Pet Fee: $85.00 Optional

Cleaning: $155.00

Sales : .09%

Booking: $49.00

Serendipity Policy:

25% deposit upon booking.  the balance due 60 days prior to arrival.  The deposit is non-refundable.  We encourage guests to purchase travel insurance.
Monthly rates are 4 weeks (28 days)
Maximum number of guests is 8.   We allow up to 2 dogs with prior approval. Pet fee will be applied.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.  For an exact quote, please email or call us.
Must be 25 to rent this property
Please review our full agreement document

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private BBQ
  • Private Charcoal Grill
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Alarm Clock
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • CD Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Smart T.V.
  • Netflix
  • Bikes Included
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Smoking
  • Pets On Request
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking outside only
  • Telephone
  • Voicemail
  • Vacuum
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Driveway
  • On Street
  • Parking for 5 cars


Near by Activities
  • Area Golf
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Walking Tours
Near by Attractions
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic
Cape San Blas Activities
  • Surf Fishing
  • Inshore Charter Fishing
  • Offshore Charter Fishing
  • Party Boat Fishing
  • Scalloping
  • Boating
  • Boating
  • St. Joseph's Bay Country Club
  • Two-Bit Stable Horseback Riding
  • Broke A Toe - Horseback Riding
  • Tall Tales Fishing
  • Fishing Port St. Joe with Captain Gary Goodrich
  • St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
  • Riverfront Therapy Massage
  • Spa Pur
  • Scallop Cove Bike Rentals
  • One Way Fitness Center Gym
  • Seahorse Water Safaris
  • Windward Sailing Charters
  • Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost
  • Daly’s Watersports
  • Wildwood Country Club
  • Daly’s Dock & Dive
  • Mexico Beach Yoga
  • Bow Wow Beach Sho
  • Boutique by the Bay
  • Gulf Cart Rentals
  • No Name Cafe
  • Apalachicola Antique Mall
  • Gulf World Marine Park
  • Shipwreck Island Water Park
  • Scallop Republic
Cape San Blas Restaurants
  • Cone Heads
  • Indian Pass Raw Bar
  • Joe Mama's Wood Fired Pizza
  • Sand Bucket Smokehouse & Grill
  • Skully's Low Country Boil
  • Sunset Coastal Grill
  • Triple Tails Oyster Bar & Grill
St. George Island and Eastpoint Activities
  • Circle of Friends
  • Fisherman's Headquarters
  • Jolly Rogers
  • Journeys
  • Lighthouse Park
  • Red Pirate Mini Gulf
  • Sea Oats Gallery
  • St. George Island Beach
  • St. George Island State Park
  • Survivors Bait & Tackle
  • Two Gulls Gilfts
St. George Island and Eastpoint Restaurants
  • BJ's Pizza, Sushi & Subs
  • Black Marlins
  • Blue Parrot Cafe
  • El Jalisco Mexican
  • Harry A's
  • Lynn's Quality Oysters
  • Paddy's Raw Bar
  • Subway
  • Sweet Surf
  • The Beach Pit
  • Webers Donut Shop
Apalachicola Activities
  • Apalachicola Marina
  • Apalachicola National Forest
  • Dixie Theater
  • John Gorrie Museum
  • Maritime Museum
  • Museum of Art
  • Orman House
  • Raney House Museum
  • St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge
Apalachicola Restaurants
  • Boss Oyster
  • Caroline's River Dining
  • Gormleys
  • Hole in the Wall
  • Hong Kong Bistro
  • Up the Creek
  • Up the Stairs


Meg Knight

Perfection!    Apr 28, 2018

Perfection! Stayed Apr 2018 This is our third stay at Serendipity. Perfect location for views of the lighthouse and ocean. Also great spot for walking the pups at the park. If you forget your puppy clean up bags the park even has a plastic bag stand. Loved being so close to all the restaurants. We were able to walk or bike to the shops and restaurants. The owners even supply bikes in their awesome game room below the house. The house is located next to the public beach walkway but it was never a problem. Being close to a grassy area for dog walking made up for that. The house is well stocked and very nice. The large top deck and with awesome outdoor seating offered spectacular views of the ocean and provided a great place to relax and enjoy your meals or read a book. The owners are very responsive to emails. Tom happened to be there redoing another house and stopped by. Serendipity is a great place to relax and rewind. St. George Island is a peaceful place.

Lucinda and Tom Roenicke's reply:

Hello Meg, We are thrilled that you enjoyed Serendipity and wonderful St. George Island! This is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing vacation with family, friends and your dog! We appreciate your repeat business and hope you will return again! Warm regards, Tom and Lucinda

Jim n

Two couples from Wisconsin had a great visit, with incredible weather.    Feb 04, 2017

The location, spacious decks and oceanfront access made this a delightful 10 day stay. We have been coming for more than a dozen years to the Island but this is our first renting from Tom and Lucinda. They are very pleasant to deal with and responsive to needs. we arrived to find a broken dining room chair and it was replaced the next morning. The hot tub was a pleasant relaxing evening treat. There are a lot of steps, the third floor bedroom was tough on one of our guests.

Lucinda and Tom Roenicke's reply:

Hello Jim We are glad you had a good time at Serendipity and it's setting and amenities. We are looking forward to have you back at The Blue Marlin in March Thank you again for staying at Serendipity Tom + Lucinda


Fantastic views right on the beach!    Mar 11, 2017

We really enjoyed our Spring Break at Serendipity. Tom and Lucinda were easy to work with and very responsive. The proximity of the playground, basketball court and lighthouse is a real plus for families with younger children. The house was clean and had all the necessary items. The view from either deck is as advertised. My only negative comment would be the room set up. The beds are a bit bulky for the size of the rooms and it may make sense to have two sets of bunk beds in the upstairs bedroom so you can comfortably fit two families of 4. Overall, a relaxing vacation on a beautiful beach with very nice accommodations. Certainly a lot more value than 30A.

Lucinda and Tom Roenicke's reply:

Hello Doug We are glad that you enjoyed Serendipity, the location, amenities and the area. We like to provide all the amenities that guests (young and old) will enjoy such as game room, hot tub, bikes, beach gear, beach towels and a well equipped kitchen. We agree that the location is prime- close to everything and great views. Sleeping arrangements are very much a personal preference. The majority of our guests like the comfortable king and queen beds being they are more comfortable than smaller beds. Being all the bedrooms have attached bathrooms, it is a great house for several couples as well as multi generational families where 3 bedrooms with normal beds are required. Bunk beds are not practical or comfortable for all ages and would not work well at Serendipity. We do have bunk beds in several of our properties, where it makes sense. We appreciate your comments and hope you will contact us again for future vacations. We may be able to suggest another one of our properties that may fit your sleeping arrangements better. Warm regards, Tom and Lucinda

Eva B

Wonderful Family Vacation    May 13, 2017

We had rented a cabin from Tm and Lucinda a few years ago in Gatlinburg Tennessee and loved it. We loved this one just a much. Everything we perfect! Saw dolphins every morning! Wonderful weather and fell in love with SGI! The house was beautiful and offered everything you could ask for. Just amazing!

Lucinda and Tom Roenicke's reply:

Hello Eva Thank you for thinking of us when you planned your beach vacation! We are thrilled that you enjoyed Serendipity and St. George Island. We look forward to you returning to one of our cabins in The Smoky Mountains or house on St. George Island. Have a wonderful day, Tom and Lucinda

Melissa M

Perfect Place for families with Teens!    Jun 17, 2017

We usually stay on Cape San Blas, but this year we wanted to try St. George Island for the kids. We brought our 5 kiddos and my mom; ages are 11, 13, 15, 19, 20. Serendipity was perfect for our family! The pool table, foosball table and hot tub made all the difference. We also rented the golf cart which was also a plus. We never heard "I'm bored" even during the two rainy days. We liked the location as well, glad to be in walking distance of most everything. The bigger deck made for good conversations with the kids since we could all sit out there comfortably. We would suggest visiting Dog Island, it was a rare beauty! We brought back memories to last a lifetime.

Lucinda and Tom Roenicke's reply:

Hi Melissa We are so happy that you enjoyed Serendipity and St. George Island! The game rooms are always a winner with kids (and adults) of all ages!! We love the large decks and enjoying the sun until it sets. We are glad you liked the location- being in 'town' makes it easy to walk to restaurants, lighthouse park and shops. We hope you will return to Serendipity (or one of our other homes ) again in the future. Have a great day, Tom and Lucinda

Don R

Amazing vacation!    Jul 15, 2017

This was our 1st visit to St. George Island and we loved it. We've been renting beach houses all over the country for 20+ years and this was our favorite. The house is so rental friendly, the owners thought of everything. We brought our dogs and had family/friends staying in a house down the street and we were able to have dinners together and meet at the uncrowded beach during the day. We enjoyed the bikes, the hot tub, the outdoor shower and all the beach stuff. The beaches are beautiful and we saw dolphin every day. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

Lucinda and Tom Roenicke's reply:

Hello Don We are thrilled that St. George Island - and Serendipity made it to the top of your 20 year list. Serendipity is quite unique with the game room with Pool Table, Foosball Table, Hot Tub etc under the house and of course the central location within walking distance of all Restaurants and shops. Thank you for selecting Serendipity Tom + Lucinda


Relaxing & everything you need    Aug 17, 2017

We didn't want to go home, beds slept very well, enjoyed everyday, really had everything you needed! Kids had a wonderful time playing pool, and riding bikes. Tom and Lucinda know how to make you feel like your at home. Town is quiet and everything is in walking distance. We can't wait to go back!

Lucinda and Tom Roenicke's reply:

Hello Olivia Serendipity is ideally located near all and its game room, beach gear, free bikes etc it makes it an easy vacation for families with kids - and easy to keep the kids busy. We are happy you enjoyed your stay Tom + Lucinda

Karen M

An Awesome Vacation    Oct 20, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on St George Island. The house fit our needs, was well-stocked and we loved being able to bring our dog. The beach was beautiful and the water was so clear and blue. We will definitely be back

Lucinda and Tom Roenicke's reply:

Hello Karen We are so happy your enjoyed your first time on St. George Island. It is indeed a unique place and our 5 pet friendly houses on the Island makes it easy to find the house that fits. Thank you for choosing Serendipity Tom + Lucinda

Teresa H

Awesome Location!!!    Nov 24, 2017

We had a great time. House was very nice, had everything you might need while there and location is awesome...... right on beach and in walking distance of anywhere you might want to go, if you can tear yourself away from the view and the beach. Defiantly would stay here again!

Lucinda and Tom Roenicke's reply:

Hello Teresa Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you had a great time at Serendipity and enjoyed the house and its central location. The extra large deck - with privacy walls on neighbor's side and getting sunshine from the other side longer than any of the houses on the block makes it tough to leave the deck... Tom + Lucinda


Wonderful Week in a Perfect Home    Dec 16, 2017

Serendipity is a wonderful place to spend your vacation. It is unquestionably in the best location on St. George Island. From the third floor bedroom windows, you can see from the bay to the ocean and from any room you can see the lighthouse. We were in easy walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. The weather was perfect - clear, cool and breezy. We had the beach nearly to ourselves.

This house is so well equipped that I can't think of a single thing we needed that wasn't provided. We enjoyed the game room and the beach chairs. There were bikes for all ages and sizes. The baby bed was very good quality and one of the easiest I have ever put together.

I can't say enough about the beds in this house. I have a bad back so I expect to be in pain by the end of the week in a rental house. But not at Serendipity. Every mattress in the house is the perfect combination of soft and firm. We all slept like babies.

The house is so clean when you arrive and everything is in perfect working order. But if anything ever goes wrong, Tom and Lucinda are so quick to respond. These amazing owners make renting this beautiful house an easy, pleasant experience.

We love St. George Island and can't wait to return. We have now stayed in two of Tom and Lucinda's houses and we are going to keep returning until we have tried them all or until they get tired of us!

Lucinda and Tom Roenicke's reply:

Hello Ronnie Thank you so much for your superb description of Serendipity and thank you for being a repeat customer for the 2nd year on St. George Island. Even though St. George is a small island all of our 5 houses have something different to offer, be it the location on the Beach or the Bay, Swimming pool at some, Boat docks at the 2 Bay front houses etc. All of them do have a hot tub, bicycles and a game room though. We are looking forward to have you back at one of them next year. Happy New Year Tom + Lucinda


Yes, Serendipity is directly on the beach! the views cannot be beat!
The private gameroom is on the ground level.  It it enclosed with louvers for privacy.  You can open the beach side doors for a fabulous view.  There is a full size slate pool table, a full size foos ball table, a large hot tub, an enclosed shower with hot and cold water, tables, chairs, fish cleaning sink and another cold water beach shower.
We are (any size) dog friendly.  We have a large crate at the house.   We allow up to 2 dogs in the house.  There is a $85 pet stay fee.
Yes we do!  and a food processor, drip coffee maker, mixer, pop corn maker, waffle iron, electric can opener, slow cooker, rice cooker, electric griddle and a whole lot more!