Don’t be confused – no, we aren’t in Hawaii. However, when we visited Hawaii (Kaui and Maui) for our honeymoon a few years ago, we instantly fell in love with the meaning and vibe of such a simple word:
Powerful stuff, right? We thought so, too. Here at Breathe Easy Rentals, we always focus our attention on having a positive, forward-thinking approach. Life is stressful. So is work. And family. And kids. When you combine all these into one, it gets pretty unbearable-feeling at times. We are humans just like you, so we understand the importance of needing to get away and find a break from it all. Our goal is to provide a stress-free escape for Owners and Guests alike.
We know you are dying to know….who is this “Breathe Easy Rentals”, and are they all they are really cracked up to be? Well, the simple answer is: Yes! We are awesome! We are a small, woman-owned business located in the Sunshine State (Florida) of the good ol’ US of A.
My experience has always been in hospitality – beginning in retail and restaurants. When I first moved to Destin, I got involved in door-to-door sales and eventually made my way to being Destin’s photo girl. As fishing charters would come in for the day, I would run down, snap a professional photo, and then try to sell the group their memory. I knew I needed something more in life, so that’s when I started looking for a new job.
I’m not going to lie, at first, I had no clue what a vacation rental even was. But, there was a small company who believed in me, and from there, I fell in love with the industry. I grew both personally and professionally with them for almost 9 years while learning the ins-and-outs of the industry. I networked a lot and built friendships with anyone and everyone I could shake hands with. A point in my life came where I knew I needed to focus more on my family and my future, so I ventured off into the sunset, terrified yet excited at the unknown.
And, from there, Breathe Easy was born! Creating experiences where guests can have an easy, stress-free vacation is very important to me. I want owners to enjoy home ownership. With my passion for the industry and the desire to lead and serve, I knew forming my own company could help me take care of my family while also doing something I love.
I hope you enjoyed my introduction. You’ll learn fun facts about my family and I as you visit different pages on the website. Take a few minutes and poke around!
Born and raised in the South, I learned the importance of honesty and integrity, and that a little southern charm goes a long way. I had the best parents and home life one could ask for as well as a big sister who made sure to constantly push me to new limits (heck, even still today!) We weren’t rich by any means, but we lived a great, fun life. My father passed away unexpectedly in 2014, and with the devastating news, I realized how short and bitter sweet life was. We spent a lot of quality family time together, and I’m thankful for the memories we created.
How did the Georgia peach get to Florida you may ask? I won’t bore you with the details, but I needed to move and find a place where I could sparkle and shine (I think I have glitter in my veins). Destin, Florida, happened to be that very spot. I moved here in 2010 and can’t imagine my life anywhere else. A few years after the big move, I met my now-husband, Stan, at a local wine festival. We sipped; we laughed at each other’s jokes. And, we knew it was meant to be when we found out we both loved fishing!
I have a stepson who loves anything adventurous and is a total boy. My two dogs really love when I can be at home petting them and rubbing their bellies. Walt Disney World is one of my favorite places on the planet – not just because everything is magical there, but because their hospitality standards and culture are absolutely impressive. I love life and holidays, especially Christmas. Spending quality time with my family is more important to me than anything else in the world.
In addition to running the day-to-day operations at Breathe Easy Rentals, I remain very active in the short term rental industry and finding ways to improve myself, both professionally and personally:
Accountability – Take ownership of one’s own actions and learn from your mistakes; efficiently problem-solve and find solutions that can be re-created and shared with others.
Attention to Detail – The experience we provide is buried in the details – they impact every thing and everyone.
Customer Service – Deliver an experience so powerful, compelling, positive, and unique to Breathe Easy Rentals, that if our guests/owners went to our competitors and asked for the same level of service, our competitors would think of them as demanding.
Effective Communication – Communicate at ideal times, in a concerned manner, in a way that’s clear and effective. Be proactive with solutions.
Honesty – Speak the truth, be transparent, and act with integrity.
Kaizen – Always act with intentional purpose, forward-thinking, and small steps which eventually, when looking at the big-picture, appear to be gigantic leaps.
Professionalism – Act with grace and movement that is highly-regarded and well-respected.
Responsibility – Both personally and professionally, take responsibility for your actions and assume the honor of being able to turn someone’s day to be positive and filled with good vibes.
Teamwork – Keep in mind your fellow team members and the big picture – from guests, owners, employees, and vendors, we are all here working for the same goal: an experience where one can breathe easy.
Breathe Easy Rentals is dedicated to providing exceptional vacation rental management services by taking ownership of our actions, focusing on the smallest details, communicating effectively, acting with honesty and professionalism, continuously improving, and working together as a team to create a warm and welcoming experience for all we come into contact with.
Our vision is to be the leading vacation rental management company that exceeds guests’ and owners’ expectations by consistently delivering quality experiences that allow guests and owners to breathe easy and to aid in cultivating memories that will be cherished forever.