Coastal Getaways of South Carolina, LLC is the largest Seabrook Island-based rental management company. We offer exceptional services not only to guests, but also to our property owners. The business started in 2006 when Nancy and Randy Buck, then Sealoft owners, were talking at a party with neighbors about the difficulty in managing their rentals. Everyone was overwhelmed with the time and expertise required to rent their properties through VRBO or other agencies who did not understand Seabrook Island. One neighbor asked Nancy to handle her rentals, and then another, and Coastal Getaways of SC was founded.
Since then, Coastal Getaways has continued to grow. We pride ourselves on offering honest and professional personal service to both our owners and our rental guests. The entire staff lives on Seabrook Island. We live next to our owners and our rental guests. We eat at the same restaurants, play the same golf courses, and workout at the same fitness center. We know Seabrook Island and we share our knowledge. Because we live here, we also understand our rental market. We are very familiar with our properties and try to provide accurate descriptions of each home and the Island to our guests so their expectations are met.
Seabrook Island has amazing beaches, homes, and amenities but understanding the nuances of how they all work can be confusing. There are amenity cards and gate passes, Club amenities and Lake House facilities. For this reason, all our on-line bookings are approved by us. Through phone and email conversation, we develop relationships with our guests. These personal relationships not only ensure that our guest have a fabulous Seabrook experience but allows our owners peace of mind that their rentals guests are caring for their homes.
About our Staff
Nancy Buck, Owner
Nancy, a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, is a former teacher, having taught for 2 years overseas in Singapore then 16 years in the Upper Arlington school system in the Columbus, Ohio area. In 1998, the family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where she began a career with United Airlines as a Customer Service Representative. In 2011, Nancy and Randy moved to Seabrook. Their daughter Brittany and son Jim both live in the Charleston area. Nancy relaxes while playing tennis, swimming, and walking the beach each day with her Yorkie, Macie.
Randy Buck, Owner
Randy has been involved with technology since he graduated from Ohio University. He began as a programmer with the Ohio Dept of Transportation, then was Technical Manager for Origin in Columbus, Ohio. He moved into a technical recruiting role at Nationwide Insurance. In 1998, he accepted a position with Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) which moved the family to Charlotte, NC. Currently a Recruiting Consultant, when offered the opportunity to work remotely, Randy and Nancy moved to Seabrook full time in 2011. He enjoys all sports, loves the beach, fishing, kayaking, and has a special place in his heart for Ohio University, his alma mater.
Sue Eckenrode joined Coastal Getaways in May 2012. Sue, a graduate of Dickinson College (Carlisle PA), has a diverse background with experience in hospitality, technology, fundraising, and office operations. She has worked at exceptional hospitality properties, The Capital Hilton (Washington DC) and recently The Sanctuary Hotel, and in well run, successful businesses including LFC Financial Corp.(Radnor PA). In 2002, Sue initiated the creation of the Development Office at the Wyndcroft School (Pottstown PA), an EC-8 school founded in 1918. Sue also is a SC licensed real estate agent and Realtor with Dunes Properties – The Kiawah-Seabrook Group. Property owners since 2001, Sue and her husband Scott moved to Seabrook full time in 2009 from Pottstown PA where they raised their two (now) young adults. Prior to their move to Seabrook, Nancy and Coastal Getaways managed the rentals of their North Beach home. Sue enjoys playing tennis, golf, photography, and home renovation projects.
Kathy joined Coastal Getaways in 2011 and helps with reservations and office administration. A graduate of Marquette University, she and her husband Tim left Michigan and “retired” to Seabrook in 2007. Kathy’s valuable administrative skills were honed during a business career in fundraising. Her career featured advanced development positions in a hospital and hospice foundation, and a community foundation where she coordinated all grant and scholarship awards, and worked to mentor youth and support them in granting from their two $1,000,000 endowments. Additionally, Kathy has always been an active volunteer and continues to serve on numerous Seabrook Island committees, the Turtle Patrol, and Women’s Build for Johns Island Habitat for Humanity. She loves the beach, reading, traveling, and exercising at the Lake House. She and Tim have two grown children who live in Michigan and Wisconsin and two adorable grandchildren who love to visit grandpa and grandma at the beach!
Debbie joined Coastal Getaways in the fall of 2014 assisting in reservations and administration of rental properties. She started her career in banking working in checking operations, auditing and construction loan administration before being promoted to the Manager of the Commercial Real Estate Loan Administration Department of Barnett Bank in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When the Savings and Loan Banks were allowed to make commercial real estate loans, she was hired by BankAtlantic as a Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Loan Operations. Debbie has a business degree from Webber College in Babson Park, Florida.
She met her husband Jonathan at Barnett Bank and they have two children, Darcy (in Charlotte) and Rhyne (a senior at LSU). They moved to Blowing Rock North Carolina when Jonathan opened an investment office and Debbie worked part time as a financial secretary at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church. After a couple of icy winters in Blowing Rock, Debbie and Jonathan along with their goldie Maggie decided to winter in Seabrook. They fell in love with the beauty of the island along with the friendly people, bought a condo and never looked back. Debbie enjoys playing tennis, exercising at the fitness center, walking the beach with Maggie and shopping at our wonderful boutique stores at Freshfields.