Cottage Rental Agency – Seaside, Florida (CRA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and stands as the longest established rental management company in not only Seaside, but also in South Walton. CRA was formed in 1986 after some of the town’s first homeowners began asking Jacky Barker, Seaside’s real estate broker, if she would rent their cottages to vacationers. This worked well for a few years until the demand grew, and Seaside’s Cottage Rental Agency was given its own general manager and staff. Town founder Robert Davis sold the agency in 2006, and subsequently in 2009 it was sold to its current owner, Sandestin Investments, LLC. It was officially renamed as Cottage Rental Agency – Seaside, Florida.
With a core staff of 30 and a seasonal staff of 50 or more, CRA is one of the longest standing Seaside merchants and one of the largest contributors to the Seaside Arts & Entertainment fund. CRA welcomes 100,000 guests each year, maintains the largest selection of rental properties in Seaside, and continues to offer resort-style guest check in onsite. The CRA Welcome Center, located next door to the Seaside Community Realty office, is always ready with a smile — not to mention cookies and lemonade — for guests or visitors to the town. Happy 30th, CRA.
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