Paint, Paddle & Play will be held at a private home on St. George Island, in the Florida panhandle. Our oceanfront retreat space is classic Old Florida with fresh updates. The two-story home faces the Gulf of Mexico and boasts breathtaking views. The peach sands of this Forgotten Coast barrier island are just beyond the door. Inside, the open layout offers versatility for a range of activities with plenty of space for guests to gather or find solitude. Well-appointed rooms with fresh paint, comfortable beds, and welcoming décor invite relaxation.
PLEASE NOTE: This retreat includes stairs into the house, a spiral staircase between levels, and stairs down to the beach. If you are not able to navigate stairs, regrettably, this is not the ideal retreat for you.
By car, our retreat destination is about an 8.5 hour drive from Nashville. Or for flying, you may choose between two airports. Tallahassee International Airport (THL) is a 1.5 hour drive. Panama City Beach Airport (ECP) is a 2 hour drive. Transportation from the airport can be arranged for an additional cost (about $80-100 round trip with ride share). Angela will help coordinate arrival times for guests who are flying, to facilitate ride share when possible.
The drive from Nashville is easy, and if flying, you’ll experience beautiful scenery coming from the local airports. You’ll be tempted to stop for photo opps, especially as you go through Apalachicola and cross the bridge into St. George. We usually vacation in the Destin/30A area of Florida, but people told me that St. George is worth the extra drive. They were right! It’s like stepping into a different, non-commercialized world. It’s an untouched beach heaven! Once you make the drive, you’ll understand why I am so excited to take you back with me. Read more about St. George below.
(3) King Bedroom with Ocean Front View, Single Occupancy $1695
(2) Queen Bedroom with Island View, Single Occupancy $1495
(2) Double Twin Bedroom with Island View, Double Occupancy $1295, per person*
*Bring your own roommate for the twin bookings, or share a room with a new friend.
Rooms preferences are offered on a first-come first served basis, at time of booking.
SUPER-Early bird discount! Reserve your place by (dates to be determined) to save $200!
Early bird discount! Reserve your place by (dates to be determined) to save $100!
Are you price-minded like me? Consider the value of this one-of-a-kind, curated artist retreat. You can stay at the lovely Buccaneer Inn on St. George and spend $250 night. For five nights, that’s $1250 just for sleeping quarters.
Your Paint, Paddle & Play retreat includes so much more than a hotel stay! You’ll participate in fun and soul-nourishing activities, create art daily with inspiring company and views, make new friends and enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch daily, plus all the amenities of a very large, beautiful home on the beach.
Once the retreats dates are announced, a non-refundable deposit of $295 will hold your reservation, with the balance due by (date to be determined), which is also the last day to register. Once paid, your event balance is also non-refundable. Optional travel insurance is suggested for a nominal cost through Travel Guard https://www.travelguard.com/ or a provider of your choice.
*Angela reserves the right to cancel this retreat if it does not meet the minimum requirement. If cancellation becomes necessary, your deposit would be refunded in full, or applied toward a future retreat if you choose.
In the event of severe weather rendering travel to the island unadvisable, a rain date will be offered.
We’re going to be sharing a house together and I’m committed to providing a safe, fun experience so you can attend with confidence. I’ll be asking you to share a little about you, your art and your hopes for the retreat. Ready to apply? Click the button below to get started and I hope to see you on the beach!