Giving Back

Sharing Serenity

Serenity Beach Rentals partners with one of our homeowners each year to offer a beach stay at no cost to the family of a child/children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Help support our mission by grabbing one of these specially designed t-shirts. You can add it to your reservation, or simply email us with your order.  $20 ea.  Sizes M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL – super soft, wearable, poly/cotton blend.  You may mail a check made payable to Serenity Beach Rentals to P.O. Box 1275, Port St. Joe, FL 32457, or give us a call with your card information.  Free shipping to out-of-towners.




We were inspired to begin Sharing Serenity when the Davenports were forced to cancel their reservation last minute because their son, who suffers from a rare genetic disease, had to have emergency surgery. Reading about their family’s story was a great source of inspiration to us. In the months leading up to this we had been working on a t-shirt design – something simple and fun that we could offer to our guests as an add-on when making their reservation. Learning about the Davenports inspired us to add a little more meaning to this simple t-shirt.

Photos from Sharing Serenity vacations:

The Davenports became the first recipients of Sharing Serenity when they spent a few sunshine-filled days at Aledia by the Sea on Cape San Blas in April 2018.  While here, I had an opportunity to meet them, and thank them for the profound impact they’ve had on my life, and surely the lives of countless others.

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In 2019, we were honored to have partnered with Make-A-Wish Georgia, and the owners of Aledia by the Sea, to fulfill the beach vacation wish of this very special wish child, Brayden.  His smile says it all, and is the very reason we began this passion project.  By continuing to share what we have to give, we hope to bring joy to the lives of children facing critical illnesses, and their families.

Sadly, Brayden passed away on September 28, 2019, shortly after his joyful visit to Cape San Blas.  Please consider making a memorial contribution to Hope House Children’s Respite Center of Southwest Christian Care –

More about the Davenports:

Kruz and Paizlee Davenport, siblings in Muscle Shoals, AL, were born with a very rare, and fatal, genetic disease called Schimke Immuno-Osseous Dysplasia (SIOD). Their parents, Kyle and Jessica, have stepped into action, and made it their life’s mission to find a cure for all children with SIOD. Together, they are the Founder and Co-Founder of Kruz’n for a Kure Foundation, and with the love and support of a great community, they have raised nearly $1,500,000 to support SIOD research. They desperately need our help to continue the research that could prolong the lives of their children, and the lives of others. Visit to learn more, and donate now.

There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.

—Leo Buscaglia