Greg was raised in Oklahoma and Colorado. He spent his youth hiking, fishing, and camping in the Colorado Rockies, and is truly a “mountain man”. He is all about staying fit and the outdoors. At 65 years of age, he can still “almost” keep up with his much younger mountain biking buddies. When he is not at his day job, he is working out, hiking, biking, helping with the rentals and spending time with me, his two sons and their families. He is one of the nicest guys around and I feel so very fortunate that we have been together for almost 40 years!
I was born and raised in Kankakee Illinois, and am 1 of 10 children. Greg and I met in Denver where I worked as a critical care nurse for many years. After having kids, I wanted to find a way to help financially support the family while being at home with our 2 boys, Matt and Mike. I was able to do that when I started buying real estate about 25 years ago. I remember going to almost every bank in town and getting one NO after another before a local bank finally agreed to loan us money for our first rental home. With the help of Greg and our boys, we bought and fixed up many homes. They were all long-term rentals for a while, but with a great ski mountain in our little town of Wenatchee, Washington and lots of local sporting events, we decided to try out doing the “vacation rental” thing. It was a lot more work back then because you had to take the reservations by phone and there were not all of the vacation rentals sites to advertise on, but it was still worth the effort.
We moved to Texas for more sunshine about 10 years ago, where we decided to buy in Fredericksburg, Texas and use the vacation rental homes as our main income now and for retirement. We chose Fredericksburg because of the vibrant community, small town atmosphere, wine industry and the great food and fun. We also loved that it was driving distance from Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, plus everywhere in between.
Our goal is to provide super clean homes close to downtown that are perfect for families, friends, bachelorettes, and couples. We work continuously to make our homes better and offer more amenities. We want all that come to enjoy and be super comfortable. Our furnishings, beds and linens are all high end, and chosen with guests’ comfort in mind. If there are families, we want the kids busy so Mom and Dad can relax a minute, by providing toys, games, Tonka trucks, giant legos, pools, hot tubs, horseshoes, bean bag toss, tether ball and more.
For adults, we provide the same great amenities with the addition of special touches like sleep pantries with a variety of pillows, noisemakers, ear plugs as well as great hang-out spaces both inside and out. We also make sure the kitchens have enough cookware, dishes and glassware for a huge holiday meal. We strive to think of all of the little things to make your stay special and comfortable. We are confident that you will be happy with your choice to stay in one of our homes and will want to come back time and again.