Leading Rental Management Company in Seaside, FL

Rental Satisfaction Guarantee from Cottage Rental Agency in Seaside, FL

As the leading onsite vacation rental management company in Seaside, FL, Cottage Rental Agency has proven themselves over the decades as the most dedicated vacation rental manager in South Walton. Our dedicated CRA team is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and in our welcome center off of Quincy Circle daily Monday – Sunday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; we are always nearby to ensure you and your guests receive the level of care you’d expect when staying in a luxury beach home in Seaside, FL and the nearby beach communities. The commitment and sincere dedication of their Rental Management Team cannot be compared, continuously (re)setting the standard for vacation rental home management in South Walton, Florida.


Rental Managers with Experience

Hunner Smith

Hunner is the Rental Owner Relations and Sales Manager for CRA. He has called the Emerald Coast home for the past decade, and his love of the Gulf Coast is rooted in childhood vacations to 30A. Under Hunner’s direction, CRA fosters a culture of accountability and communication; he works closely with homeowners and team members to create relationship-driven results. His expertise lies in luxury property management for 30A and the surrounding beach communities. Hunner is a proud alumni of Auburn University, where he and his father were legacy athletes. In his spare time, Hunner enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife and two sons.

Victoria Swinford

Victoria is the Rental Owner Relations and Sales Manager for CRA. She has called the Emerald Coast home since 2015. Victoria has been coming to the Emerald Coast her entire life as her mom is from the area and this is where her parents met. Victoria has been a part oh the Sandestin Investment’s family since she moved to Florida. She has a strong back ground in operations and owner services making her an asset to Cottage Rental Agency. In her spare time she loves interior design, paddle boarding and deep sea fishing.


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David Baker, Love Me Tender/Love Me True
“This is the 20th year that the core of knowledgeable, dedicated, and talented professionals at the Cottage Rental Agency have marketed and managed Love Me Tender, Love Me True to my complete satisfaction. And I am proud to say that I serve on CRA’s Rental Advisory Committee and encourage other owners to get involved. In my opinion, CRA is the brand standard that other agencies attempt to emulate…and the go-to source for those seeking Seaside’s finest cottage rentals.”

Bill and Starr Burnett, Banana Republic
My wife and I completed construction of our home Banana Republic in 1994, and have had it on the CRA rental program every year. While the income is certainly nice to have, it has also been surprising and rewarding how little wear and tear the home has endured in those 19 seasons. I attribute this to the attention to detail exercised by CRA Owner Services. Every year, we get a complete and fair assessment of suggestions of what we need to do to keep our home current and worthy of the rental fees. When we need a recommendation for outside contractors, their referrals have always proven to be reliable firms. Because we live in New Jersey, it is comforting to know that we have them looking out for our best interests.

Fred and Liane Hinrichs, Fleur de Lis
We live in Houston, TX, and are delighted to be new homeowners in Seaside. Our goal of renovating and refurnishing our cottage before the summer rental season could not have been achieved without the assistance of the CRA maintenance team. From prompt plumbing and air-conditioning repairs, to the installation of new appliances and Internet service, to receiving and storing of furnishings, and the recent installation of a barbecue grill, there seems to be no job beyond the expertise of the maintenance team. We feel very fortunate, and take comfort in knowing that if a problem arises, they will be on it and it will be a job well done.