Monday Views

THIS is how I started my Monday before work….how about you??



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Cedar Island Swim, August 26th

Sunday, August 26th is the annual Cedar Island 5K Swim.

The race starts at 8:27am at the Avalon Yacht Club (7th Street and the bay).

Swimmers head south along the main channel before turning east along the 20th Street waterway, and then north along Ocean Drive and back to the Yacht Club.

Cheer for the swimmers along the way.  I will be in my red kayak as a volunteer (trying to keep up with the swimmers!)

On the following Sunday, September 2nd, the 30th annual Tim Kerr 7 Mile Island Run - 5K Run/Walk  takes place at 8:30am (Avalon Community Hall, 30th and the beach).

For more info:  TK Charities Events

To view a fun drone video from last year’s Cedar Island  Swim:  Video




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Sunday Sights

A nice breeze, and more comfortable temperatures for my morning walk…


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It’s August

First week if August…which means rental properties are starting to feel a bit run down.

The cleaners work hard at change over to prepare the property for the next guest.   However, there are several areas that definitely need attention by August (and are not part of the typical change over cleaning).

It’s helpful if a property owner stops by once or twice a season to assist with the “extras”:

1) Gas grill- the tenants may be willing to scrub the grates with a wire brush, but no one bothers to empty the grease pan underneath. Marinades and meat drippings eventually become a serious fire hazard.

2) Ceiling fans.

3) Return vents and HVAC filters.

4) Outside showers- toss the used soap and scrub the mildew.

5) Deck furniture, and any outside living space- the cleaners don’t sweep outside or wipe off tables, etc.  While there, clean the outside of the sliding glass doors, too.

6) Bathroom drawers- the cleaners may not open the drawers or cabinets in the bathrooms (remnants of hair brush and make-up storage).

7) Trash cans- after weeks of take out seafood and pizza boxes, the cans could use a good rinse with the hose!

Happy to help with any questions regarding your shore rental property.  609-967-7950


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Repeat Tenants- rental dates

RentSignMost of our weekly vacation home rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

So when a tenant requests “the first week in August”, I need to clarify if they mean July 28th to August 4th,  or August 4th to the 11th.

By the way, the annual Arts and Crafts Festival is the first FULL weekend in August, so their rental request could be based on that event.

When repeat tenants sign up for next year, their weekly dates shift 1 day earlier.  Long time tenants renting the first week of August will eventually be back in July.  And those renting during the 4th of July week will migrate back to June.

We handle several homes with back to back repeat tenants. So the goal is for everyone to shift 1 week ahead in unison…not an easy task!

It’s not even August, and I’m already working on keeping our tenants happy for 2019 :)


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Santa at the Shore

Santa and Mrs. Claus made the rounds all last week in Stone Harbor…even posing for pictures in the rain!

When not busy in the North Pole, Santa works locally as a mail carrier, and Mrs. Claus sells real estate!  Residents and visitors in Stone Harbor appreciate their ability to multi-task ;)





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Island Weather

During last Saturday’s rental check in, arriving tenants expressed concern about the much hyped weather forecast of “rain all week”.

Although the Saturday afternoon and evening storms were nasty, the remainder of the week has been okay.

We benefit from a sea breeze which often pushes the rain clouds inland…plus we credit the shore bubble!



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Before the rain…

The view from my Saturday morning beach walk.  A drastically different view from my office window this afternoon!

Soggy Saturday!


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Sea Breeze

Even during last week’s heat wave, there was relief at the beach.

Looking for a last minute escape to the shore?  We have wonderful options still available, and I’m here to help!

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Fourth of July at the beach


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