Coming Full Circle, Experienced Management with the Personal Touch of By Owner Rentals
You can read all the details below if you wish, but the short story is the Eiler family has been welcoming guests into our home at the beach since 2004. We have been guests, owners, and the rental agent. We still travel a good distance to our beach houses for vacation, and we know what is important to have waiting there for you to make your vacation more enjoyable and packing less of a hassle.
We're not a big company, but we're long-time members of the Cape San Blas community. We "get by with a little help from our friends" and have fantastic local folks who assist us 24/7 with maintenance, cleaning, repairs, and other services. We're available to you from the time you make your reservation to the time you get back home, and helping make your vacation at Cape San Blas the best experience possible is our goal!
From Guests, to Owners, to Management Company, We've "Been There, Done That"!
We first became familiar with the area when we visited as guests and rented a beach house, just like you're considering doing. We fell in love with the beautiful uncrowded beaches, clear water, gorgeous sunsets and friendly people. We loved it so much, we became an owner of a vacant lot that very first trip! Over the next five years, we stayed in a variety of places on Cape San Blas, making notes of the things we appreciated as renters in a vacation rental.
In 2004, we were lucky enough to fufill our dream of a house at the beach. Our kids have grown up at Beach Cliff, and we've made so many family memories there! Laurel was always active in working with guests for Beach Cliff, and in 2006 she decided to see how she would do taking on rentals and management of the house herself.
Rentals Cape San Blas, LLC, got its humble beginnings in 2006, when Laurel Eiler decided to begin manging the family vacation home, Beach Cliff. We wanted to offer our home as pet friendly, because Cape San Blas is such a popular destination for families who want to bring their dogs along on vacation too, just like we do when we bring our Miniature Schnauzers Gabby and Schultz with us to the beach. A few friends, also dog owners, asked to add their Barrier Dunes units to the website. RentalsCapeSanBlas.com was launched and over the years, Laurel found herself building a business which grew to 13 properties at one point. The plan had been to take "early retirement" from our professions in Nashville and move to the Cape when our youngest started college in 2010.
Life has a way of changing, though, and as of now we're going to be staying in Nashville a while longer while our son finishes law school and our daughter studies an honors global business program. As a result, we decided to scale Rentals Cape San Blas, LLC, back down to our personal properties. We bring the best of both worlds -- personal service in our private homes coupled with the experience and systems in place to meet your needs during your time as our honored guests!
Laurel and Rich Eiler, Your Hosts:
Laurel Eiler, Owner and Managing Parnter: A Florida native, Laurel grew up in tiny Englewood, Florida. Although it can't be proven, it's suspected salt water flows through her veins, and Laurel's past employment included stints at Mercury Marine and Murray Chris Craft (boats and motors). She is a partner in Accurate Court Reporting in Nashville, having worked in the field for over 20 years. Laurel's background is perfect for managing vacation rentals. Customer service, marketing, advertising, accounting, public relations and sales are all on her resume. She's served as president of the National Court Reporters Association and the Tennessee Court Reporters Association. Laurel also was co-chair of the St. Joseph's Peninsula Beach Restoration Project and spent several years and literally thousands of hours of time working on the project to protect and preserve the beautiful beaches of Cape San Blas which she so dearly loves. Seeing to it our guests are happy and have a fabulous Cape San Blas vacation experience is her ultimate goal when you stay in one of our homes. So let our family take care of your family vacation for you when you come to visit beautiful Gulf County, Port St. Joe, and Cape San Blas, Florida!
Rich Eiler, Owner and Partner: Rich has a long background in the printing industry and currently works as Vice President of Sales for Ingram Express in Nashville. He previously was a Customer Service Representative for Buford Lewis Printing in Nashville, having been with the company for over 20 years. Rich is just as passionate about the details and maintenance at our properties and works as "backup" for Laurel in answering your calls and helping with any questions or problems you may have before, during or after your vacation. He'll always be happy to help put you in contact with the right person to take you on a fishing charter, tell you where to get some good oysters or have a wonderful dinner out, too!
Both Rich and Laurel are passionate about helping with dog fostering, transportation and rescue. They've fostered several dogs and helped them find new homes. Schultz, one of their beloved Miniature Schnauzers, was a rescue.