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It's Time to Unwind at 'Serenity Now'

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-10)

'Serentity Now' is a beautifully maintained beach cottage with a walled/column front porch, partially covered to enjoy the shade, while the porch swing let's you 'laze-away' the hours. A fenced side porch with stone table and benches, as well as 16' X 24' deck at the back of the house with a corner fenced breakfast area, lets you have plenty of space for outside living, while the unobstructed beach access with no houses across the road gets you to the beach in seconds.

The enclosed hot/cold outside shower, as well as an outside cold shower for 'quick' rinse-offs, is really great for the whole family, and there is nothing like a nice, relaxing, hot, outside showering experience under moonlit, starry skies late in the evening, to wind down the day, and make you feel great!

The entire house has been completely remodeled with wonderful color palettes in each room to help you rest and unwind, and the convenience of full central air conditioning and heating.

The front door entrance takes you into the 'Opal Room', featuring a stone faced fireplace, tiled floor, stocked bookshelves, and a comfy couch that turns into an extra queen-size futon mattress. Large double windows with blinds on either side of fireplace for plenty of light when you want it. Glass-paned French doors separate this room from the main living room, and full-length curtains can be drawn across the doors to allow privacy.

The main living room features wood floors, large front sliding glass window with blinds for breezy days, full-sized sofa with queen-size fold-out bed, love seat under the front window, overhead fan, coffee table, book case, color/cable TV, and games and puzzles drawers under the TV.

The wood floor dining area and tiled, full-size, completely equipped kitchen have a raised, angled ceiling, and lead from living room area. The dining table seats up to 10 people with extra 'leaves' stored behind couch. A sliding glass door with vertical blinds leads from the dining area to the spacious back deck.

The kitchen, with a tiled counter-top island, is all electric, and has a full-size freezer/refrigerator, ice/water dispenser. The flat-top range and oven is brand new, as well as the dishwasher and toaster. Plenty of cabinet space is available, as well as pots, pans, cooking utensils, and dishes, glasses, bowls, coffee mugs, and glasses to serve eight.

A hallway off the kitchen leads to one of two bathrooms, this one with full step-up shower, wash stand, and toilet. You'll love the black marble floor, and bright decor. A door leads from this bathroom directly to the back deck for convenient swim/sun bathe access.

Further down the hall is a hideaway nook for the full-size, double stack, front-loading washer and drier. A convenient fold-out ironing board with iron is located right in the wall.

A door from this hall leads directly to the side porch, so when you come from the beach, you can enter the house to the bathroom and keep out the sand!

On the other side of the dining room, a sliding pocket-door leads you into two bedrooms, separated by a small hallway and full-size bathroom, complete with bathtub, shower, toilet, wash stand, and a lit, three-glass panel cabinet vanity mirror.

The warm and cozy decore and new wood floors in the front bedroom features a queen size, deep-pile mattress bed with 6 built-in storage drawers tucked under the bed to let you 'unpack' and feel at home. Overhead lighted fan, wall reading lights, and unit shelving on either side of the bed add a special touch to the decor, and just in case you can't fall asleep right away, there is a flat screen TV wall unit with cable and remote to help you unwind.

Double, sliding glass screened windows with blinds open to the front porch, and two floor-to-ceiling hanging closets with louvre doors take care of the rest of your clothes, plus there is a little desk nook separating them for all your personal belongings.

The back bedroom is as equally inviting and comfy, with the same new wood floors and queen size deep-pile mattress and 6 built-in storage drawers underneath. The overhead lighted fan, side panel book cases, and double-mirrored door for the shelf/hanging closet all work for a clean and inviting sleeping experience, and the single slide-open window with blinds looks out to the back deck. Oh, and yes, there is a flat screen TV in this bedroom too!

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
7 February, 2018

About The Owner

'Serenity Now' is the home my wife and I purchased on a shoestring more than 35 years ago. It has been the 'Beach House' for our children, family, and friends to go to and rest, recoup, get healthy, and just have fun. We know you will enjoy your stay... there is something magical about walking the crystal white sands, taking dips in the simmering surf, showering outside under evening starlight skies, biking around the island, or chillin' out on the porches, decks, or swinging hammock. The house is kid-friendly, beautifully maintained, and will create memories that last forever.

Why The Owner chose Villa Primera

Pensacola Beach is truly the 'BEST KEPT SECRET' of the whole Gulf Coast. Unlike many other areas along the coast, there are a minimum of condos and high-rises, an abundance of activities and great food to choose from. Prices are still reasonable, and you can literally 'park your car' and never leave the island for your whole stay!

What makes this cottage unique

We can only tell you why WE go to 'Serenity Now'. Suntans, relaxation, great fun with the kids, storytelling on the front porch, walks along the beach, biking the island, catamarans in the bay, parasailing, fishing off the pier, seafood at Peg Legs restaurant, curling up with a great book, playing Skip-Bo, Boggle, Texas Hold 'Em, and finishing a 1,000 piece puzzle late into the night! Whatever your reason for visiting our home, we know you will find the answer, and want to come back for many, many more visits.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful week at your adorable cottage. Everything was there for us that we needed, thank you for thinking of the essentials. We enjoyed every moment and, as always, it went by too fast. Our little 20 month old grandson thoroughly enjoyed his first time at the beach and our Corgi was in heaven too. The grill was a hit, as we used it to grill fresh snapper that our son-in-law caught. We used the bicycles to ride down to Paradise Bar and Grill to watch the sunset two nights! What a great place you have.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Villa Primera in Pensacola Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bathroom with tub/shower in first bathroom, full bathroom with shower in second bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds in each bedroom, queens size sleeper in living room, deluxe queen size airmattress, queen size futon in Opal room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Be sure to visit the Naval Air Museaum and Ft. Pickens where Geronimo was imprisoned... the fort was also active and you can see the embattlements.


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It's Time to Unwind at 'Serenity Now'
average rating of 4.875 based on 18 reviews
Nashville, TN

Nice Cottage Reasonably Priced

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this nice comfortable cottage. The property is well kept, spacious and inviting. The beach is only a short walk down to the corner and over the dunes. The kitchen has plenty of nice cookware, dishes and silverware. The beds are most comfortable. There are nice closets in both bed rooms. We really enjoyed having the private outside shower, with hot and cold water after returning from the beach The enclosed and covered front porch is pleasant and cool and a favorite place of our little dog. We enjoyed the porch swing and the constant breeze from the Ocean. We definitely hope to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murfreesboro TN

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

Hubby and I (and the furkids) enjoyed our stay at Serenity Too so much last year when we came for a 10 day vacay, that we decided to be snowbirds for an entire month. Working with Laurence is a breeze, he is very responsive and accommodating. We were able to tour Serenity Now last year during our 10 day stay and immediately knew this was going to be our home away from home. We plan to make this an annual event!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at either Serenity Now or Serenity Too multiple times over the last several years. Sometimes multiple times in just one year! We love the laid back vibe, the great location and the fact that we can bring our furry friends. Truly just steps from the sugar white sand and emerald waters of the Pensacola Beach coast, nothing could be better. From the outside shower, to the fully stocked kitchen, the place is perfect for a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Thanks for providing us a home away from home for frequent coastal rejuvenation sessions!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Conyers, GA

Qirky Little Cottage Across From Sea

  • 4 of 5

My husband, I and two Chihuahua's enjoyed our four days at the cottage. It was comfortably furnished with comfortable beds. Kitchen was well stocked. Just a quick walk across street and dunes and you are at the whitest beaches anywhere. Restaurants, Bars and small shops are about a mile walk (flat easy walking). Lots of flat land to ride bikes (provided) or walking dogs. My very favorite spot was the swing on front porch - spent lots of time out there reading and relaxing. Wish I was back for another few days visit.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is what we keep telling everyone! So glad you had a great time... come on back anytime...
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Best vacation place ever

  • 5 of 5

Serenity Now was a wonderful and relaxing place to stay. It provided everything that we needed and more. The beds were so comfortable with plenty of pillows. My son and I loved getting up in the morning

and having coffee on the front porch swing. The weather was just beautiful and we even had a cool

morning where we got to light the great fireplace. We had the best of both worlds. Both of our poodles

really loved it here too. They could stay out on the patio which was all enclosed and enjoy the outdoors with us without us having to worry about them. It's so nice to find a dog friendly

place since we never go on vacation without them.We loved the location too. It was close to every

thing without having to drive your car. Flounders and Peglegs are our favorite places to eat. They

have the best grouper. Thank you so much for letting us stay at your place. We hated to leave and

hope to come many more times. We always stayed in Ft. Walton or Destin but now this is our

favorite place to stay. Can't wait to come back! Even our poodles hated to leave. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love that you "love" the cottage! We continue to try to keep the warm and inviting feeling for all our guests, as this is THEIR time to relax and unwind. Come back often and stay safe in all your tavels.
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Duluth, GA

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in early June. Central location. Just a short walk to the beach and within walking distance of the pier and main beach area, which is full of shops and restaurants, Plenty of room to spread out. Loved the outside shower. We will be back. Thanks for a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was GREAT to have you with us... With the new FERRIS WHEELopen on the island, and just 3 blocks away, guests are loving the location!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Pensacola International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tiger Point
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Mobile, Alabama
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I-110 to I-10
Nearest Point of Interest
"Serenity Now"
Car: recommended

Explore historic Ft. Pickens, where Geronimo was kept. Naval Air Museum is a MUST!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Villa Primera, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 15 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
16 May 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
11 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £28.59
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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