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Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Beth Swaggerty. Although I am a Massachusetts transplant, I feel like a true Floridian having lived here for over 30 years. My husband Kirk, a native Floridian, has been frequenting the St Augustine/Flagler area beaches since he was just a kid. We have been married for 27 years and have two wonderful boys ~ Sam 9 and Drew 17. Not long after meeting Kirk, he introduced me to the area beaches. Along with falling for him, I fell in love with Flagler Beach with its cinnamon colored coquina sand. We have many fond memories from the area they now call the Hammock ~ taking our Jeep on the beach, camping out along the pristine shore, building fires and even catching our own dinner!

It’s no wonder that 18 years ago we decided to purchase a vacation home in the sleepy little seaside community of Flagler Beach. It was a perfect fit for us, our energetic boys and beloved dog Charlie. (The dog friendly beach was a huge draw!) Not much has changed in our salty little beach town with the exception of some wonderful new open-air restaurants, which is exactly what I like about it. We come as often as we can, escaping the craziness of Orlando. Thanks to our Flagler Beach get-away, our sons are growing up with the feel of a small town and a love of the ocean (beachcombing, fishing, boating and surfing). In fact, we recently bought property and are planning on building a home next year, making it our family’s permanent residence. We started renting our beach house 8 years ago to help pay the expenses. I have found the rental business extremely enjoyable, but also have realized some of the frustrations of owning and managing a vacation rental property. I know at times I have rented for too low of a price for fear of having it open and not knowing the market demand.

After working at Dex One for 26 years in advertising, I opted to transition out of corporate America and start a new venture.
Combining my personal experience in the rental of my own Flagler Beach property with Teeming Vacation Rentals, we found StAugustineFlaglerBeachesVacationRentals.com. Having known the Paglialonga’s (owners of Teeming Vacation Rentals) for years, we pooled our experience and passion in forming this area specific full service vacation rental property management company. With the faith and support of my wonderful family, I traded in my heels for flip flops.

See you at the beach!   Beth Swaggerty

Teeming Vacation Rentals

Raised in central Florida with fathers working at the Kennedy Space Center, we both have a lifetime of fond memories of beach days, beach escapes, beach get-a-ways, and fun-filled family beach vacations. Our love of the ocean spans decades as does our romance (high school sweethearts, fellow UF graduates, married 30+ years with four children). Jeff has owned an Insurance Agency since 1990, achieving the highest company award of Top in Country. Soon after having their fourth child (4 in 4 years), Gina “retired” from her actuarial position to assist Jeff and raise their lively bunch. With a recent house full of teenagers, Gina likewise knows a thing or two about particular “customers”. Pooling very different skill sets but very common passions, we make perfect partners. We are truly blessed, loving what we do and loving doing it together. Like Henry Ford said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” We have built our home on faith, family, and fun; and strive to build this company on the same.

In 2004, we purchased our first beachfront condo as both a family retreat and investment property. It didn’t take long for us to realize that we were better equipped to manage our property than the on-site office. Applying our past work experiences, years of travel, and a high standard of excellence; we were soon doubling our previous rental income. After poor experiences with both the complex office, as well as local real estate offices and success managing our own unit, the decision was made to start a vacation rental property management business.

Jeff cofounded a successful management company on the East Coast of Florida. After almost 5 years of ownership, Jeff helped grow the company from scratch to over 120 properties accommodating over 2000 guest reservations in 2012 (the largest vacation rental management company in the market area).

Jeff and Gina recently started Teeming Vacation Rentals, the parent company that partners with local onsite managers to bring a complete, effective management solution to vacation rental property owners. If you would like to learn about possible joint venture opportunities in tourist destinations, send Jeff an email to jeff@teemingvr.com. Since founding Teeming Vacation Rentals in spring of 2013, we have grown the company to roughly 225 properties, accommodating more than 6,100 guest reservations and doing over $8.1 million in total sales.

While attending University of Florida, we frequented several of the St. Augustine area beaches, such as Anastasia Island and Crescent Beach. In fact, Jeff proposed to Gina at the charming Raintree Restaurant in St. Augustine more than 30 years ago. So this enchanting historic area holds a special place in “our” history and hearts. We were delighted when Beth Swaggerty united with us to establish StAugustineFlaglerBeachesVacationRental.com. Our aim is to work together to build long-term relationships with both guests and property owners. Years of travel with a few mishaps convinced us of the importance of actually seeing the exact facilities before booking our vacation and the value of knowing a little about the location before arriving. Initiating the phrase ~ Look, Book, Know, GO!

At Your Service,

Jeff & Gina Paglialonga