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About the Owner

Sandy McKnight

Owners & Host, Sandy Beach Vacay, LLC

 ” For many years I was a software sales professional and “road warrior.” You know the type (maybe you ARE the type). Bags packed all the time. Room service a given. Living out of a suitcase as I traveled from client to client to install the latest IT solution or handle the latest tech crisis. The pressure was on. All.The.Time. Over the last 20 years, I logged more than 1,000 stays in hotels all over the country. Along the way, I learned a LOT about what makes for a great “on the road” experience — from booking and check-in, to hospitality and customer service. ” 

I also found that once I got home, I wanted nothing more than to head for the beach where I could finally decompress and relax. There’s just something about ocean waves and the surf crashing onto a sandy beach tinted by a setting sun. It calms the mind. I began to think about creating a “home away” experience for people who could enjoy all the perks of being away while staying in a homey setting close to a beach.  


In 2002, I bought “Sandy Sunrise” my first beachfront condo in Ponce Inlet. This place grabbed my heart from the first day I experienced its beautiful beaches, great restaurants and yes, its spectacular sunrises! I renovated every room to create a great vacation experience and memories for my guests. I was so committed to this that I actually took over the process of booking customer reservations. Call it the salesperson in me. There’s just no substitute for dealing directly with customers. Having joined forums, followed industry experts and drawn upon my own decades of personal travel experience, I’m very proud of the personal service that I provide to my “in desperate need of a vacation” customers. But don’t take my word for it. Feel free to check out my Customer Reviews. I think you’ll be impressed. Fast forward to 2016, when my sister bought a unit in the complex “Pat’s Paradise” and asked me to manage it. In 2018 my brother also bought a unit “Bobo’s Beachin Dream” and asked me to manage this one, as well. With five brothers and sisters, supporting large family vacations has also become a specialty of mine! (lol). And the adventure continues. In 2016, I finally gave up the road warrior life and started my encore career as a full-time property manager. And because I love the gulf coast beaches, in 2019 I bought another condo in Anna Maria Island called “ Sunset Connection .” I offer a unique travel experience called the “Sunrise-Sunset Adventure,” so don’t hesitate to ask me about the details and special pricing. Bottomline, whether you’re looking for breathtaking sunrises or glorious sunsets on the east coast or gulf side of the beautiful state of Florida, I have just the place for you.

I want you to have a “worry-free” vacation, and feel the comfort of being “at home” while you’re away from yours. I’m meticulous about every aspect of my condos and your stay:

  • I’ve purposely selected condos based on their amazing locations that I also enjoy with my family and trusted friends
  • All the condos are private and set up so you have exclusive access (i.e. I am not present to meet you — everything is remote and keyless)
  • Each condo makes the best use of its available space, is equipped with modern appliances and is outfitted with spotless, comfortable furniture.
  • You will always have direct access to me, the owner and host of Sandy Beach Vacay LLC condo, especially when booking directly

Although I’m only a phone call away, rest assured I’m also working behind the scenes to attend to every detail – from making sure your vacation welcome package is jammed packed with great restaurant suggestions and things to do to ensuring that my rock star professional cleaning crew has covered every crevice in your condo before you get there.
Whatever it is that brings you to Ponce Inlet or Anna Maria Island, I’m honored that you’re considering staying in one of my units and encourage you to reach out if I can answer any additional questions for you.

I hope that my condos will become part of your Florida memories for years to come!

Sandy Mc Knight

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PS: We operate in accordance with local laws and are permitted to operate in Volusia County and in Manatee County.