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We offer a true turnkey, end to end solution that both protects your home and maximizes your revenue.

Founded on Topsail Island in 1974 by the Leeseberg family, our company values have always been partnership, compassion, dedication, and being change agents. We continue those traditions today as a sophisticated full-service vacation rental management solution. We use high-tech tools, modern online marketing, and an experienced staff of local professionals to improve our clients' bottom lines while protecting their real estate investments. We pride ourselves on our long-term approach to client relationships and shared goals. Your success is our success.

Meet Our Team

Danny Williams

General Manager

Danny Williams has over 20 years’ experience in Real Estate Investment, Sales, and Property Management. As General Manager for Carolina Retreats, Mr. Williams acts as a primary point of contact with all of Carolina Retreats Homeowner Clients, with a focus on Topsail Island. Additionally, he is responsible for monitoring and advising on the rental performance for each Client, and works hand in hand with our operations teams making sure they are meeting stated objectives.

Mr. Williams is a graduate of NC State University with a BA in English. He holds a North Carolina Real Estate Broker license, and is a member of the Topsail Island and North Carolina Association REALTORS. He and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Wilmington with their son Alston. In addition to being a professional vacation rental manager, Mr. and Mrs. Williams are also the proud owners of two vacation rental properties in Surf City.

Stuart Pack

Vice President & COO

After beginning his real estate and vacation rental management career on Hatteras Island, Stuart joined Resort Realty of the Outer Banks as General Manager and was promptly promoted to COO, then CEO in 2015. Under Stuart's leadership, Resort Realty grew to over 600 vacation rental properties under management, and spearheaded a merger of their Real Estate Sales division with powerhouse real estate firm, Keller Williams Realty. Stuart left Resort Realty in 2019 to rejoin Mike Harrington as Carolina Retreats new Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, in charge of improving and executing the company's operational and growth strategies.

Stuart has held various roles throughout this career as Director, Executive Vice President, General Manager, COO, and CEO, from Florida to North Carolina. In addition to over 17 years of executive management experience in the vacation rental and real estate industry, he has also served many volunteer and non-profit industry boards. Most recently he sat on the Outer Banks Association of Realtors Board of Directors as Treasurer, as well as the Outer Banks Tourism Board. Stuart holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from Union University. He and his wife, Suzanne, who is a High School math teacher, have four children together, Benjamin, Tyler, Joshua, and Emily, along with one grandson, Baker.

Kelli Taylor

Sr. Property Manager

Kelli Taylor comes to Carolina Retreats with a diverse and well-rounded background in Vacation Rental Management and Real Estate Sales. She has over 10 years of experience directly managing, listing, and selling property on and around Pleasure Island, with her primary focus on Carolina and Kure Beach vacation home property. As the Sr. Property Manager for Carolina Retreat’s Pleasure Island office, Ms. Taylor acts as the main point of contact and oversees the day-to-day operations for all new and current Homeowner clients.

A true Carolina Beach local, Ms. Taylor holds a North Carolina Real Estate Brokers license, is a member of the Cape Fear and North Carolina Association of REALTORS, and is a proud graduate of UNC-Wilmington with a degree in Psychology and minor in Business.

Jessica Soles-Moore

Property Manager

Jessica Soles-Moore joined our team in 2018 as a Vacation Specialist and quickly accelerated her way through the ranks. Today, as a Property Manager, Jessica provides critical information to home owners both currently on our vacation program as well as to those looking to learn more about their property management options. A Topsail local for over 15 years, Jessica's unmatched experience and familiarity with the area has made her one of the go-to reliable sources when discussing property values, locations as well as attainable returns on specific sections of the island. Ms. Soles-Moore holds a North Carolina Real Estate Broker license and works alongside Danny as an additional point of contact for Topsail Island Homeowner clients

Toni Henry

Property Manager

Joining our Oak Island division in 2020, Toni Henry has been in vacation rental management since 1988. A former Broker-in-Charge, Toni has worked across Bald Head Island and Oak Island for close to 20 years helping the island's homeowners maintain and maximize their investment vacation homes through the development of innovate pricing, marketing, and property services programs. Toni has also served many volunteer and non-profit industry boards including President of the North Carolina Vacation Rental Managers Association (NCVRMA), and was asked to sit on multiple committees for the international Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA). Additionally, Toni served on the NC Travel and Tourism Coalition board where she worked with Visit NC and lobbyists to help shape the current state of vacation rentals for North Carolina.

Our Values

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We know that strong, trustworthy partnerships lead to success.

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We stay ahead of the curve by embracing innovation and positive change.

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We do the right thing for the people we serve, no matter what.

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We pledge our full time and resources to your needs; nothing gets left behind.

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