Testimonials

From visitors:

Our stay at Emerald Retreat was awesome! Silvia and the owner have thought of everything to ensure this to be a wonderful stay. From the beach towels by the door, small plastic silverware for the kids, personalized message on the counter and kind emails before arrival and departure. The weather was cooler than normal which made the spa a hit day and night. Silvia’s prompt response (someone ther in 2 mins!) on the spa warm but not hot was above expectations! Thank you, we can’t wait to come back!

Emerald Retreat, rated 5 out of 5 on Google 2 months ago


We’ve been vacationing in Florida for our kid’s Spring Break for the last 6 years. We vacation with another family so we usually end up staying in larger house which sometimes can be hard to find. We’ve used Sylvia and Serenity Beach Rentals for the last three years. I can’t say enough about the houses we’ve rented through Serenity. We’ve stayed in a couple houses in Cape San Blas and in Mexico Beach. Both properties where right on the Gulf and the properties were beautiful, well maintained, and in pristine working order. Making reservations with Sylvia were a breeze and we never had any issues. I like dealing with someone I know and can trust. I would recommend Silvia and Serenity Beach Rentals to anyone traveling in the Cape San Blas/Mexico Beach/St. Joe, FL area.

3 months ago


Silvia is courteous, sweet and soft spoken while remaining professional and responsive to the requests of both renters and property owners. I have utilized the services of several property managers during the past dozen years. I have never met one better than Silvia.

7 months ago


We have worked with Sylvia at Serenity to book our last two family vacations. The properties are stunning and beautifully decorated. Looking forward to having a house with a pool next summer! Sylvia is such a pleasure to work with. We love Serenity!

7 months ago


This house was all it was presented to be and then some! We had a party of ten representing three generations. Everyone had their own space, in our case the elevator was a big plus, the views were gorgeous, the sunsets breathtaking. The house was more than adequately furnished with all our needs. This was our first trip to Cape San Blas but not our last. Silvia Williams with Serenity Beach Rentals was most pleasant to work with and responsive to all our questions regarding points of interest, restaurants, etc. We would definitely rent San-gri-la again!

San-gri-La 1 year ago


Silvia was outstanding. She got a few minor problems fixed immediately and came to the house to check it out. She was patient and courteous. A real jewel!

1 year ago


Place is very, very nice. Manager delivered brand new gas grill prior to our arrival based on other user’s comments which meant she actually read reviews / cared about the place. Had our whole family down for labor day; beach is incredible compared to jam-packed places (i.e. Panama City & Destin). Highly recommend for someone who needs a real getaway.

Clifton Beach 1 year ago
Birmingham, AL


We had a fun week with three generations of family from St. Louis. There was plenty of room throughout all levels and decks; we never felt like we were on top of each other. The private boardwalk to the beach was great and the dunes added a bit of privacy. Lots of wildlife and sea creature sightings, convenient walk to local general store, and incredible ocean views make this vacation house a home for sure!

San-gri-La 1 year ago


I was somewhat hesitant about sending our $$ to a P.O. Box. I talked to Silvia and she was more than happy to reassure me everything was ok :). In fact I made a couple phone calls to her and she was more than happy to help us out in anything we needed. Would definitely stay here again. Thank You Silvia, you made our vacation fantastic!

1 year ago


We loved our stay at Just Dune It. It was the perfect house for our family. We have grown kids and they loved the beach in the morning and the pool in the afternoon. The house was beautiful and so well thought out that it was like being at home. The owner thought of everything from the floor plan of the home to the little details that made our visit so special.

Just Dune It 1 year ago


Silvia Williams with Serenity Beach Rentals was most pleasant to work with and responsive to all our questions regarding points of interest, restaurants, etc.

1 year ago


Dealing with Silvia at Serenity was a pleasure.

1 year ago


The house has everything you need. 6 adults and 3 children had plenty of space. Love the screened in porch and beach access. One floor makes everything so much easier. Sylvia is a pleasure to work with. We hope to come back next year.

Rising Sun 2 years ago


Silvia was kind to call us ahead of schedule to let us know that the property was available earlier than reserved. She was very helpful in answering any of our questions and requests about the property, and made us feel very welcome.

2 years ago


We had such an enjoyable vacation. This beautiful new home is equipped with everything you need, just bring your beach towels and swimsuits. Views of the ocean are beautiful.The pool was just the right size as well. A very short walk across the road on the very nice boardwalk and you are on the beach. Silva is so easy to work with and made the whole transaction so easy. In the future if we visit Cape San Blas we will be back.

Beach Music (“Seagrass”) 2 years ago


Silvia with Serenity Rentals was great to work with. She always promptly responded to my questions.

2 years ago


Silvia (property manager) was very responsive on any questions before the trip and checked in with us on our arrival to make sure everything was fine. Highly recommend.

2 years ago


We were so happy with our stay at Rising Sun! The house was beautiful and well stocked. We had 3 families (6 adults, 8yr old, 18 month old and a 9 month old). There was plenty of room for everyone and the house being one-story (except for the deck) made it easy on the little ones. We LOVED the screened-in porch. We enjoyed sitting out every morning and evening listening to the waves crash on the beach. The house is set in the perfect spot…quiet neighborhood and literally steps away from the white sandy beach. The outdoor shower was great for rinsing off after a day on the beach. We really couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Thank you Silvia for making the house so inviting. We will definitely be back!

Rising Sun 2 years ago


Our stay with Serenity Beach Rentals was incredible! Silvia was wonderful!!

2 years ago


Everything is fantastic, can’t beat the views, the quiet beach, and above all, the Professional Property Management of this home by Serenity Beach Rentals. Silvia is absolutely fantastic, responds promptly, and took care of all of our little questions. The home was very clean and well appointed upon our arrival. Well, we sure have found the company to use in the future now.

2 years ago


What a great house! Our group of 14 consisted of young adults from 19-28 years old, a grandmother and 1 year old grandchild. It worked well for everyone with ease of access to all floors as well as quiet areas as needed. The decks are awesome with the swings, couches and bar stools. Well stocked kitchen along with a separate ice maker that came in handy on a daily basis. The house is on a great section of the beach that is quiet and very easy access. We only ate out twice and you have to go to the Indian Pass Raw Bar. Silvia (property manager) was very responsive on any questions before the trip and checked in with us on our arrival to make sure everything was fine. Highly recommend.

Just Dune It 2 years ago


Silvia is fantastic to work with; always available before/during/after our stay. Silvia’s husband took time out of his workday to install a new light bulb in the elevator for us.

2 years ago


Excellent views, right on the beach, easy access, beautiful home, excellent parking, everything is top of the line and first class! Huge walk-in showers, elevator, plenty of room for everyone and the KITCHEN is stocked with everything could imagine … we cooked every meal in the kitchen because it was so user friendly and nice.

Aledia by the Sea 3 years ago


Great working with Silvia. Thanks so much

3 years ago


Silvia was a joy to work with, very responsive and helpful.

3 years ago


Shore Delight had everything we could have asked for. We truly felt right at home. We appreciate your quick response to our last minute request. You made everything simple and pleasant.

The Colwell Family 3 years ago
Macon, Georgia


Silvia was the best to work with!

4 years ago


Many thanks to Silvia! She was GREAT to work with and made sure our trip was the best it could be!

4 years ago