Hi I'm Marisa
I am a boutique manager of high-end beachfront units in the two best complexes on Crescent Beach. Because of my love for and experience with the Crescent Beach area, I have a unique approach to working with guests.
My Roots at Crescent Beach Run Deep
Crescent Beach was my grandmother’s beach. Her father drove the local school bus in nearby Palatka and each summer they took the bus to the beach, drove onto the sand and spent their vacation camping. My grandmother grew up and moved out west but couldn’t quite get the sand out from between her toes. Every summer she and her husband would pack their five kids (including my mother) into a station wagon and drive 2300 miles back to Crescent Beach. I didn’t drive cross-country or camp in a school bus, but when I was a teenager my parents purchased a unit in the Coquina and I grew to love this beach as my grandmother had! Some family traditions should never die, so I now vacation right here in the Coquina and Crescent Sandpiper with my four kids, who have also come to love this still uncrowded beach my grandmother played on 75 years ago.
Because I was the “Guest” Before the “Manager,” I Have a Unique Approach in the Way I Work with Guests
This haven from the world is not only in my blood, but also in my heart, so I love introducing others to Ponce de Leon’s magical city of St. Augustine or inviting them to sink their feet into the sugary sands of Crescent Beach and build unforgettable memories that don’t wash away with the incoming tide. For me this is as much a passion as a business! My love of helping others is evident in over 100 renter reviews that name me personally. I take pride in being a positive part of each guest’s vacation experience.
Renting with me means you won’t mess with people from big companies who have never set foot in the complex or unit. It means if there are problems, I provide 24 hour access and concerns can be addressed quickly and successfully. It also means you have a personal concierge to help you plan the perfect vacation for your group or family. With 20 years of vacationing experience at Crescent Beach and in St. Augustine, I am very familiar with what the area has to offer for all ages and can provide insider tips for the best restaurants, places to buy sea shells, places to shop, golf, tour, etc. I would love to not only find you the ideal retreat, but also help you plan your best vacation ever!
I’ve been vacationing here for 20 years
24/7 professional service with the personal concierge help and feel of working with an owner.
I specialize in ONLY higher end units in the two best complexes on Crescent Beach
I was a guest before I was ever the manager
I have stayed in many of my units myself so I know my units/complexes well
Your Vacation Experience is My Specialty
I have NEVER experienced anyone in this industry like Marisa. She has so much compassion and went above and beyond to make our stay as wonderful as possible. (My husband has cancer and we weren’t even sure if we were going to be able to come and she worked with me and had so much patience and compassion.) It will never be forgotten. We had fresh flowers with a very nice note waiting for us when we arrived.Dawsonville, GA
Marisa was great to work with via email. She also provides great information on the area. We took her recommendations for restaurants and were not disappointed.Mt. Zion, IL
We were greeted by jazz music playing and a beautifully set table. We felt like we were at a resort hotel instead of a personal condo. I think they have found a niche that really needs to be filled.Buford, GA
And Marisa…if this isn’t her calling, then I don’t know what is. She could NOT have been more helpful and went above and beyond to answer any questions and offer extra information about the condo and the area.White House , TN
Marisa. . . . went above and beyond to help us out. From the first email to the last, that I sent to her while at the property, she responded quickly and professionally every time. She helped answer all questions and was spot on with things in the area that you should do and some you should avoid.Fairfax, VA
Marisa, the property manager, was phenomenal. She provided great information and advice before, during and after our visit. Her attention to detail is second-to-none.Ontario, Canada