Andree' & Mike McDonald
Growing up and living in New Orleans, the gulf coast of Florida has been our escape to paradise. In 2008, my husband (Mike) and son (Darren) talked about purchasing a vacation rental property and pursuing the short-term rental market. I just listened to their plans with not much interest. Yes, I have to admit... I thought they had lost their minds since we had no background in the vacation rental business. Our only experience in this market was as a guest/renter with both good and bad experiences.
After countless conversations and research, we made the decision to head off to the beach to find our vacation home. With all the family in tow (including the grandchildren), we made many trips and looked at lots and lots of properties. We purchased our first vacation rental property at the Majestic Sun in 2008. My husband, son and I did a total renovation of the condo. We spent many hours of painting, pulling up carpets, building cabinets along with countless trips to the local hardware stores. As the months went by, our days were filled with construction and sore muscles, the end result was the perfect beach home for our family and yours.
Time flies... it has been 14+ years since this adventure began and we have purchased additional properties. As always, the properties required a complete renovation to meet the standards and brand that our guests have come to expect.
Through the years we have had the pleasure of renting our vacation properties to hundreds of families. We have built a genuine reputation for “value and attentive personal service.” In 2018, we started a new venture, property management. The goal is to grow our little business, as long as we are still hands-on and can manage the operation. Our main focus is not to stray from the quality of service that we have provided to our owners and guests. We are very selective and have agreed to manage additional vacation rental properties located on 30A in Blue Mountain Beach and Miramar Beach, Florida. We've had the opportunity to “hand- pick” these vacation rentals and are pleased to welcome our guests.
As an owner, this business has been the most rewarding experience and I just love the interaction with all of our families. Everyone starts off as a "guest" but before you know it we have become "friends". It has been very gratifying that many families choose to return year after year and refer our vacation rentals to their family and friends.
We pride ourselves on our personal service and we feel that once you stay at one of our properties, you will be back! My personal goal is to always keep in mind as an owner, how I would like to be treated if I were a guest at a vacation rental. I believe the vacation rental experience is substantially more personal than staying in a cookie cutter hotel and I want you to feel confident about renting one of our properties.
Our Business Motto: “Where Southern Hospitality Meets the Beach”
So grab your beach towel...come kick back and relax with us and have a “sand-sational” beach vacation.