Owner Testimonials

Rental Management Testimonials


 "I decided early this year to no longer self-manage and return to enlisting the services of a Property Manager. After receiving a mailing and then reading information about Katherine’s services, I contacted an owner who provided a testimonial. She had nothing but praise for Katherine, so I decided to make the change. Having completed a hectic summer rental season, I know I made the right choice. There are two overpowering concerns for owners of vacation rental properties: income, and care of the property. Under Katherine’s supervision, our income year to date is the highest ever, after many years of renting. Even better is the care of the property – no major damages, just the routine fingerprints and wall scuffs." Nan Rankin, Maravilla Property Owner, Maravilla Homeowners Association President 

"We made the decision to change property managers 2 years ago and could not be more pleased! The personal service we receive from Katherine Tait is beyond comparison to others we have worked with in the past. She knows the rental market extremely well and our bookings have increased each year! As reflected in the VRBO reviews of our property, our customers have only good things to say about Katherine. She is prompt, friendly, professional, accommodating, and she helps us achieve close to a 5-star rating each time! We especially appreciate the open communication & suggestions she brings to the table. And NO BIG SURPRISES on our monthly statement!  We highly recommend Katherine Tait as a property manager. You will not receive this level of service from a large corporate property manager with an endless pool of properties! Call them NOW!" Bruce & Dawn Engel, Maravilla Property Owner 

“I started working with Katherine in 2016 when I purchased a condo in Miramar Beach. I had owned before and used one of the large management companies. The personal service that Katherine offers really separates her from my experiences in the past. I really enjoy working with her and have total trust in taking care of my condo!” Bo George, Ariel Dunes II Owner

"Katherine is a phenomenal property manager. Her attention to detail and her quick response time is top notch. We are so very thankful we have a professional to take care of our condominium and our clients with the utmost of care.” Diane Baker, Maravilla Property Owner

“We were new to the owner’s game in 2018 and didn't know how to interview management companies and just went with a recommendation. We learned quickly that was not the wisest choice.  We received a flyer with Katherine's new company information and on it was a testimony from someone I knew growing up and had the utmost respect for, so I thought there must be something special about Katherine if she is recommended so highly by this lady.  So, after some interviewing we found her to be just as true as the recommendation.  We have now been with Katherine for a few years, and she has stayed true to her business.  Living away from the area, we feel like she treats our condo as she would treat one of her own.  We can rest and know that she has our best interest at heart and will continue to provide us with the best managerial services.  We love her crew!”  Jill Bennett - Maravilla Condo Owner

 “We have known Katherine for about 6 years when she helped us decorate our condo at The Tides at Tops’l in Miramar Beach.  That experience was good, so we decided to go with her when she went in to vacation property management, which she has also had experience. She is dependable, organized, trustworthy and our bottom line has improved over the two other corporate rental agencies we have used in the past. We would recommend her without reservation.” Stan and Robin Chunn – Tops’l Tides Owners

 We purchased our first beach condo in Miramar Beach in 2020.  We were familiar with Katherine and her team through some friends.  Beachside Retreats has been great.  When we come to the condo, we find everything clean and in order.  Katherine calls if anything happens or needs attention.  Guests come back year after year and know that our condo will be perfect.  Katherine is knowledgeable of the local area and has been helpful in finding good vendors for furniture and décor.  She can also recommend good places to eat and play at the beach.  She is easy to contact and great to work with.  Being a smaller boutique type company makes it more personable and it feels more like a partnership.  Beachside Retreats also has a secret weapon – Sandy.  She works diligently to keep our place in order.  Guests find our condo ready and clean – like no one has ever stayed there.  We have a big investment in our beach properties.  Katherine is good at vetting the guests to make sure they are going to treat our property with respect.  We bought our second condo last year.   We made sure Beachside Retreats could manage it before we purchased.  We have been very pleased with Beachside Retreats.”  Jim Hafer – Ariel Dunes II and Majestic Sun Owner 

“I cannot express how absolutely pleased we are with Kathrine Tait and her team at Beachside Retreats. My husband and I have owned and rented out vacation properties in the Florida panhandle for the past 13 years, and have dealt with numerous management companies, Katherine and Beachside Retreats is by far the best! She takes a personal interest in your property, treating it as if it were her own. She goes the extra mile to ensure your property is impeccably maintained and that guests arrive to a perfectly clean and inviting vacation destination.  Guests regularly comment on how pleased they are with the rental process and the support from Katherine and her team.  We would not hesitate to recommend Beachside Retreats to anyone that wishes to place their property on the rental market.”   Kirk & Deborah Johnson – Destiny East Homeowner