I (Richard) am a retired historian, living in Oceanport, New Jersey, on Pleasure Bay. Charlotte, my wife, is a.practicing environmental impact asssessment consultant, working (mostly in Africa) for USAID, the World Bank, and MCC. She resides in Fairfax, Virginia (when she is not in Africa). We enjoy travel, and always try to rent a villa, flat, apartment, or cottage if we are planning a stay of a week more. We bought our beautiful Jekyll Island Beach Cottage, thinking that we would eventually spend winters in Jekyll Island and summers in some Vermont (or New Hampshire, or Montana) ski community (the so-called "off" or "low" seasons in these places), and then survive the rest of the time on the income we would garner by renting these two -- our Jekyll Island beach bungalo and our Vermont (or New Hampshire, or Montana) ski chalet -- to vacationers during high season. Alas, it hasn't yet worked out that way, but we do enjoy spending a few weeks each year on Jekyll Island -- checking up on the folk we've hired to maintain our properties (including a year-round rental on the riverview side), and doing the maintenance tasks that THEY always seem to ignore. If you rent our Jekyll Island Beach Cottage, you will probably not see us. You will probably see our agents. And they will treat you nicely, because I pay them enough money to be nice to my guests. And if they aren't nice to you, you will call me, and I will call them, and I will chew some ass, and they will appear at your doorstep with apologies. 'nuff said.
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