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Erin Burdette

—— Vacation Rentals in Southwest Florida

Erin Burdette, owner of Your Ocean Vacation, has 14+ years of experience in the vacation rental industry. She has done everything from reservations and owner services to marketing and business operations.

Upon graduating high school in 2009, she went to work for her dad at Al Elam Property Management at the Lake of the Ozarks. She continued to work summers while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Central Missouri. After receiving her degree, she went to work for her dad’s company, now Your Lake Vacation, full-time.

In the Fall of 2013, an opportunity arose to interview with a digital marketing company at the Lake and she took the job as a Social Media Coordinator, working her way up to Social Media Manager. While not directly involved in the vacation rental industry anymore, she continued to assist with the marketing of her dad’s company while working for MSW Interactive Designs.

In February of 2017, Erin made the decision to move her life to Fort Myers, Florida. To her pleasant surprise, MSW Interactive Designs allowed her to stay on with the company and transition to a new role, Director of Regional Business Development. In this new role, she would assist with opening a satellite office in Florida. With this new role, she got heavily involved in the community, joining various chambers and a local BNI chapter. This allowed her to make valuable connections in the Southwest Florida communities.

In the Fall of 2019, Erin made the transition back to the vacation industry full-time when she accepted a position with Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. What started as a small boutique inn, was quickly growing into a vacation rental company. During her time with Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals, Erin helped grow the company from 20 properties to over 100 properties in a matter of just over 3 years. During this time, she also obtained both her Missouri and Florida Real Estate Salesperson Licenses.

After a lot of contemplation, Erin made the decision to move back to Missouri for most of the year to be closer to family. She still travels back and forth between Missouri and Florida, spending the cold winter months down south like the snowbirds. She has returned to work for Your Lake Vacation and is in the training process to take over the business when her father, Russell, is ready to retire. Until that time comes though, she is putting her talents to use to open a sister company in Florida, known as Your Ocean Vacation!  

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To provide quality vacation rental management services in Southwest Florida to our owners, as well as quality vacation rental properties in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and surrounding areas, to prospective guests.

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Whether you’re looking for a place to stay during your next vacation, or you have a property you need some help managing, Your Ocean Vacation is here for you!

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