Coast Awhile Vacations is owned and operated by the Spaid's.
Tim and Elizabeth reside in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Drive for 5-1/2 hours east of Atlanta and you hit the Atlantic Ocean. Drive for 5-1/2 hours south and you hit the Florida Emerald Coast. We spent nearly a decade traveling the United States and abroad before starting a family. With a young family of three boys, traveling abroad seemed more daunting of an experience, and we began to travel to destinations a little closer to home.
Our eclectic mix of talents, vision, and passion drove us toward sharing the places we love with others.
The Story Behind
The Rental Properties...
The Folly Beach Story: Our first vacation home started in Folly Beach, SC. It is hard to ignore the charm of this eclectic beach community, where kids can comb the beach for shark teeth, fish on the pier, or capture blue crab. But aside from Folly Beach being worthy of your own folly, you have the added convenience of being able to head into Charleston with its many art galleries, music festivals and, of course, critically acclaimed restaurants.
The Panama City Beach Story: One Sunday morning while visting friends who had a home near PCB, we were all standing on the pristine beach with warm water washing over our feet. Having looked at a few properties earlier in the weekend to no avail, it became clear in that moment that people come there to be connected with the beach and ocean. Only an ocean-front property would do. Later that day, we signed a contract for a unit at Celadon Beach, the last high-rise development on the quieter side of PCB.
The Navarre Story: The Navarre property story began in a local Atlanta coffee shop owned and operated by our partner. In our vacation home story, nothing was as challenging as building two four-story homes together (The Seahorse Retreat & The Palm Breeze Beach House) on what was once a hurricane ravaged property. Turning it into an exclusive vacation retreat for families has been nothing short of a rewarding accomplishment. What drew us to the property was its privacy, and it continues to be a draw for vacationers who want to escape the traffic of Destin and still be a short drive away. Each home is large enough to accommodate one, two, or even three families.