Over 175 Years of Experience in Vacation Rentals

Scenic Stays is a service focused vacation rental company.

Partner with a hospitality company that understands the service levels that owners and guests expect- and deserve. Allow us to provide the communication you need to stay informed about your property. Work with a team of local experts with a proven track record of strong revenue results. Where else can you find over 175 years of vacation rental industry experience in one team!

The Scenic Stays Professional Team

Partners- Chris Wheeler, Ron Whitfield, Park Brady and Bill Abbott

Operations Manager- Sarah Leeser

Guest Relations Manager- Brandon Talcott

Operations Coordinator- Abby Einhardt

Scenic Stays is a company that is focused on hospitality. Our priorities are service levels as well as driving revenue without a reduction in occupancy.

Our guests are delighted with their experiences- our summer review ratings are an average 4.8 out of 5 stars! As a local company, we are available to quickly address concerns.

What do I get when I come on board?

  • Professional photos of your home
  • Keyless Lock
  • Marketing and Listings with major sites, our email database and our website
  • Houseware Inventory
  • The best technology in the industry- Lightmaker PM and BeHome 24/7
  • Tax Registration (local and state), accounting services and owner payments- fast!
  • Scenic Stays is the only company offering this fast payment method!
  • Full Service Management of your home from our operations team- inspections included.
  • User friendly owner portal- information about your revenue at your fingertips
  • We offer competitive management fees based on your property and geographic location- our partnership is designed to only make money as you too make money!

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Our partnership with Lightmaker PM puts Scenic Stays at the forefront of the vacation rental industry. As one of Lightmaker PM’s first users, Scenic Stays has capabilities other companies simply do not. If you have envisioned getting paid for your booking sooner, Scenic Stays is prepared to bring that to you – by paying owners for bookings after departure, not waiting until the following month for payments. In an industry where efficiency is lacking, Scenic Stays prioritizes that in our operations, accounting and partnerships.

Joann Saucier- Strategy Director

Joann has been in the vacation rental management business since 1983. She was Senior Regional Manager for Abbott Resorts and Director of Operations for Abbott Resorts and ResortQuest International. Joann has been active in the tourism community having chaired the South Walton Tourist Development Council and served on numerous tourism committees. She is the recipient of the VanNess Butler Hospitality Award for her promotion of tourism. She is also the recipient of the Community Association Institute Tom Creekmore Award for her leadership in CAM education. Additionally, Joann served on the State of Florida’s Advisory Board for Condominiums. For the past several years she has served as a mentor in the Walton County Chamber of Commerce Professional Mentoring program.

Bill Abbott- Partner

Bill has been a panhandle resident for over 40 years. In 1976 he founded Abbott Realty Services, Inc. and Abbott Resorts, and ran that business until 1998 when it was sold to ResortQuest International. Bill served on the Original Board of directors and was an active consultant with ResortQuest until it was sold to Wyndham Resorts in 2010. Bill Holds a Florida Real Estate Brokers license and has been very active in the Florida panhandle community over many years. Bill served on the Florida Advisory Committee of condominiums, Okaloosa County Economic Development Council, and has received numerous awards for his active involvement in local chambers and Boards. Bill is presently Director and VP of Tops’l Beach and Racquet Club Master Board, President of Sierra Dunes Homeowner association, Director and VP of Harbor Place Condominiums. Bill has been involved with over 75 additional condo boards in recent years

Park Brady, Partner

Park grew up in Orlando Florida and after University at Florida served as a Pilot in the US Air force for 6 years. Park went into the Banking business and has been the start up owner of numerous businesses in his career including Restaurants, Hotels, Property Management, Long Term rental and a Mail boxes etc. Park founded his first vacation rental company in Colorado in 1986. Park also founded a Vacation Rental Company and Real Estate Sales Company in St Simons Island GA in 2005. Parks first Vacation Rental Company in Colorado joined with 11 other vacation rental companies in 1998 to Start ResortQuest International NYSE. Park served on the Original board of ResortQuest. Later Park Became the Chief Operating officer of ResortQuest and then the CEO of ResortQuest. He and has been involved in over 350 Homeowners Associations during his Career.

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