Where to start? Well… “Villa Grove” is really a family venture for us – our various logos are even family-designed! We’ve done the 9 to 5 (or 7 to 7 as it usually is) office routine, and Andy has run some of the largest vacation rental companies in Florida and Colorado.
As long-time veterans of the service industry, we love being able to help guests enjoy great vacations with family and friends – but, we seemed to be spending less and less time with our two young sons. It was time for a change in our personal and professional lives, and Villa Grove Properties was born.
I earned a B.A. in psychology from Hartwick College (upstate NY) in 1997, and have spent most of my adult life in the resort towns of Breckenridge, Colorado (where Kim and I got married) & Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
I got involved with vacation rentals early on, and held Exec GM and GM positions, running large scale operations for ResortQuest, Wyndham, and St. Joe. Working for the big guys gave me a ton of knowledge over the course of 15 years or so, but with two sons in middle school and highschool, my long office-days away from the family just didn’t work for us anymore. With a small-scale, family-based operation, I’m excited to apply my passion for service in a personal, and impactful way – working directly with our guests & owners. I love to travel, and it makes me happy to be able to “give back” by creating extra-memorable experiences for vacationing guests. I also sing and play guitar – with a couple albums of original music under my belt – you can catch me performing locally, or at the 30A Songwriter Radio studio from time to time. I’m just very grateful to be able to be a part of this wonderful beach community!
I got my B.S. in Molecular & Integrative Physiology from the University of Illinois in 2000. I moved out to Breckenridge, Colorado with my dad soon after graduating. I spent a lot of my time in Breckenridge working in the service industry, managing central offices & employee services for a chain of Vail Resorts ski shops.
. I love working with people, and have a knack for logistics management in busy resort-towns. My real passion is figure skating, and I’ve spent much of my life on the ice, as a competitive skater earlier in life, and a coach later on. In the end, though, our love of the beach brought us here, and we couldn’t be happier (unless perhaps someone wants to build an ice rink nearby). In the meantime, I focus my coaching-support interests on being the team mom for our son’s travel soccer team – Gulf South Soccer Club! Andy and I absolutely love to travel, and I’ve always been the planner on our trips. I love knowing all the little secrets of what a resort area has to offer, and being able to share tips with our guests – I’m always excited to help our next guests plan their perfect vacation!
We pride ourselves on excellent customer service & immaculately maintained properties – but don’t take our word for it, check out what our guests are saying:
"Kim and Andy provided all the amenities and extras you needed. All you need to do is pretty much bring yourself and family and prepare to have a good time at the house or the beach. Loved our vacation and would definitely stay again!"
"Everything was made clear and upfront from the beginning, no hidden surprises. Our host was always more than willing to answer any questions we had and in a timely manner."
“The home was very clean and had plenty of space to accommodate all 7 of us. Kim and Andy were so kind and were easy to communicate with!”
"Wonderful hostess, wonderful communication, house was very clean. Relaxing and stress-free vacation - I would definitely recommend, and wouldn't hesitate to stay again!"