Gary & Carol Shultis: Offering Direct Owner to Guest Rentals
We started renting our homes in 2009, advertising on two well known vacation home rental sites. These sites provided us the freedom to work directly with our existing and potential guests.
Unfortunately, in 2016 these sites were acquired by a very large corporate property rental site. After these acquisitions, the corporate rental property site introduced significant new "booking fees" which it charged to our guests. It also established other policies which we did not feel were in the best interests of our guests.
As a result, we created this web site to enable us to continue as before, working directly with our guests. With us, our guests are talking to owners who are in the same time zone as Sea Pines, who know our properties well, and who have a vested interest making sure our guests have a really great vacation experience. This explains why well over 1/3 of our guests return year after year.