What does Your Friend at the Beach do during the off-season?

First, when is the off-season here at the beach? Off-season for the 30A and Destin area starts around November and last until early March. Your Friend at the Beachoffers long-term rentals for many of the gulf front condos that we manage.

When the condos are not being rented to our winter guests, we inspect every condo and make sure everything you need is there; from crockpots to wine openers, we inventory each condo to ensure you have everything you will need during your stay. Also, during the off-season, we paint where needed, updated furniture and bring on new luxury condos. Recently, we added new gulf front and pool front condos at Adagio and an updated new ground floor at Villa Coyaba. So, there really is never an off-season for property managers, but we love what we do!

Your Friend at the Beach is also excited to announce that we have not only expanded the number of condos we manage, but we have added two new team members – Nancy’s daughter and son-in- law, Tori and Adam Stapleton. Tori will be assisting in booking condos, checking in guests and is introducing our new Concierge Service.  I will expand more on that later on. Adam has over 10 years of experience in HVAC, electrical, plumbing and appliance repair. Hopefully, you won’t need him while you visit but if you do, you will be delighted by his expertise and his great sense of humor. He will be working closely with Larry to keep each condo in tip-top shape.

Your Friend at the Beach is growing but is committed to being a boutique rental management company. So, when you call, you are speaking to one of the owners of the company. Even adding new condos has allowed us to offer more choices to our guests. But we knew we needed extra help. This is where Tori and Adam come in. Tori has always seen Nancy in her element growing up and has even rolled up her sleeves to clean condos when her mom needed the help. Some of you even remember having Tori babysit for your little ones during her college breaks from Johnson and Wales University. She has her degree in Sports, Entertainment and Event Management and ever since she was a little girl Tori was always planning her sisters’ birthday parties. She has a passion for making every experience memorable.

This leads us to how the Concierge Service was born. Tori and Nancy wanted to offer our friends an unforgettable experience.  When you are on our website you will notice a new tab “Concierge” there will be a drop down menu of all the services we offer. We only have a handful of services, but hope to continue to grow. A service Tori is very excited about is the Grocery Service. Why? Tori has two children, five and one and a half, so she knows first hand what it is like to drive to your destination get into your condo, get the kids settled then fight the traffic and the long lines at the grocery store. With the grocery service, you simply email Tori your list ahead of time and that’s it! She will take care of the rest; you can have groceries for two days or for the entire week. Make sure you schedule your services early because we know they will book up quickly!

We look forward to seeing you at the Beach!