provided to The Santiva Chronicle
Island Vacations of Sanibel & Captiva, Inc. has been sold. Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals, a division of Gulf Coast Property Management, acquired the long-standing company in June 2022 to add to their portfolio of vacation rental services along with property management, association management, home watch services and real estate investment services.
Founder Fran Peters made the decision to sell the company to retire after more than 50 years in the hospitality industry and to be able to spend time with her family, travel the world and appreciate visiting other places as her guests have been doing with her for almost a quarter of a century on Sanibel.
“Island Vacations has been the most rewarding effort I have made in my professional career,” stated Peters. “I am incredibly proud to leave this legacy in the hands of the new owner, Andy Moore of Gulf Coast Property Management, and I look forward to seeing how he and his team bring the company into the next level of vacation rental and property management on Sanibel and in the surrounding areas.”
During her time on Island, Peters was active in starting the Sanibel Captiva Vacation Rental Managers Association (SCVRMA), served as chairman of the board of directors for the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce and has held a board position with the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum for the past six years. She hopes to continue to be active on island with philanthropic and other service activities.
Island Vacations will continue to operate under the same name and with the same level of quality service while working to add additional practices that will in turn add value and enhance the opportunities for guests and owners.
“Gulf Coast Property Management and Island Vacations of Sanibel and Captiva share a common goal of delivering best in class service to their clients and guests,” said Moore. “Fran has built an amazing company with a focus on customer service at its core. We are very proud to be in a position to continue the journey Fran started 25 years ago.”
Experience Island Vacations quality properties and outstanding customer service by contacting them at 472-7277 or online at SanibelIslandVacations.com.