Resort Vacation Properties is the largest vacation rental company on St. George Island, Florida. The company manages over 300 privately owned homes from one to eight bedrooms (a total of almost 1,200 bedrooms) and ranging from 350 to 6500+ square feet in size. Our homes are located on the beautiful St. George Island beach, overlooking the Apalachicola Bay, and everywhere in between. The average home has 3.7 bedrooms and sleeps 10 people. Resort Vacation Properties provides the highest standard for quality accommodations, with amenities including private pools, hot tubs, elevators, and other property-specific features. Approximately 200 of our vacation homes are pet-friendly.
Each home, unless otherwise specified, is equipped with high-speed wireless internet, central heat and air, washer and dryer, at least one TV (and usually multiple flat-screens), cable or satellite channels, a telephone with free long distance included, all bed linens, washcloths, bath and hand towels, and deck furniture. Our fully-equipped kitchens include cookware, dishes, flatware, glasses, blender, coffee maker, dishwasher, icemaker or ice trays, microwave oven, and toaster, in addition to other features. Because little touches make a big difference, guests are provided with a starter supply of garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, dishwasher soap, hand soap, and coffee filters. There is no additional charge for any of these items or amenities.
Access to most homes are provided via keyless entry, which makes checking in a breeze. Our dedicated Check-In Center, offers 7-day-a-week service as well.
In 2015, the company registered over 6,700 reservations (56,851 nights booked), which represents approximately 65,000 guests to St. George Island. The average stay was 8.5 nights, and our high-season occupancy rate was 77%–ten percent higher than the industry average of 70%. Resort Vacation Properties paid $406,987 in bed taxes, more than 37% of all tourist development taxes collected for Franklin County last year.
The four owners purchased the company in 2005, and have over 100 years of combined experience in vacation rentals. Diana Prickett is President and Property Manager, and also participates in civic and regional marketing and promotional activities. Barbara Mathis oversees the Housekeeping and Linen Departments. Beth Brinkley is the Director of Community Outreach and Engagement, and participates in numerous local organizations. The Accounting, Human Resources, Check-In Center, and Reservations Departments are supervised by Dana Ingalls. All four partners each act as a direct liaison between the company and assigned homeowners.
The company employs approximately 45 employees year-round and swells to as many as 70 during the busy summer months. Managers and staff ensure the smooth operation of five departments: Guest Services, Reservations, Housekeeping, Maintenance, and Administration. Resort Vacation Properties manages its own linen cleaning and processing as well, with a dedicated industrial facility of over 5,000 sq ft in Eastpoint. Emergency maintenance service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Check-In Center is located at 61 Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, FL 32328. Administrative Offices are at 123 W. Gulf Beach Drive.