Joe Godar and Family
After countless vacations to Destin, Florida, Shannon and I purchased our first family vacation property in 1999. With our two little girls in tow, we were always so excited to arrive in Destin to soak up the sun, visit the water park, and play in the pool or just to relax on the white sand beaches. We were in “paradise”!
Then came the harsh disappointing reality of finding a quality rental management company that not only cared for our home like we did but could also provide a profitable return on our investment. It became such a problem that I started thinking, "I can do this better myself." Having owned an online nutritional supplements company, a gym, and having a real estate license, I knew a good bit about internet marketing and took on this new challenge.
We were so successful at renting our vacation home that I continued purchasing more vacation property in Destin and started assisting friends, family and associates in renting out their vacation property. It rapidly became apparent that we needed to automate this manually intensive process. So in 2005, I founded ivacationonline.com which allowed owners and rental managers to completely automate their online booking and property management processes. Since then, I founded DestinToGo.com to help owners market and manage their vacation rental properties using our proprietary software and proven marketing techniques with a hands on approach.