Meet Our Island Vacation Properties Agents

Ann Caron

Ann Caron | Broker, Property Mangement

Email: ann@islandvacationproperties.com
Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000
Fax: 941-779-1750

“Almost” a native, I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio but came to Anna Maria Island in 1968. I have been in the real estate field since the mid 1980’s dealing with Property Management and Rental Management the entire time. I opened Island Vacation Properties, LLC in 2000. I have two sons, four step children and 13 grandchildren. Certainly enough to keep me busy!

Sara Kelly

Sara Annis | Rental Department Manager

Email: sara@islandvacationproperties.com
Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000
Fax: 941-779-1750

I am a second generation Florida cracker. My husband Bill grew up in Holmes Beach and has been a business owner on Anna Maria Island for quite a few years. Together we have four boys ranging from 8 to 17 that keep us pretty busy! It’s never a dull moment. I have been with Island Vacation Properties in the rental department since 2006. I really enjoy helping people find the right "home away from home" while here on Anna Maria Island. I love the small beach community atmosphere of our seven miles of paradise.

Susan Hollub

Susan Hollub | Property Management

Email: susan@islandvacationproperties.com
Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000
Fax: 941-779-1750

My husband and I visited Florida for the first time in July, 1975. It was very different from Buffalo and we said we would never live in Florida, however we moved here 7 years ago and love living in paradise. The fishing and the beaches are the best. The day after I arrived in Florida I stopped to visit Ann about our condo that she managed. I tried out the receptionist chair. It fit and I started working for Island Vacation Properties. I did go on to get my real estate license and became a full time property manager. Working here is never boring and I enjoy meeting guests from all over the US and from around the world.

Danni States

Danni States | Property Management

Email: danni@islandvacationproperties.com
Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000
Fax: 941-779-1750

Born where the best corn comes from in the state of Iowa, I moved to the great state of Florida 22 years ago as a child with my mother and younger brother. I instantly became a beach bunny here on beautiful Anna Maria Island. I now have three wonderful children who have also become accustomed to salt life on the tranquil beaches as well. I initially started a career in nursing while being employed by Island Vacation Properties. I then decided to make a career change because I love interacting with such diversity from all around the world. I went on to get my real estate license and excel in the business of property management. I now have the pleasure of assisting so many find the vacation home of their dreams!

Liz Gray

Liz Gray | Property Mangement

Email: liz@islandvacationproperties.com
Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000
Fax: 941-779-1750

Another "almost" native, I was born in Bloomington, Indiana but my parents brought me to Florida when I was five years old. I grew up in Venice, Florida and lived briefly in Chicago and Maine after high school, returning to my home state in 2002. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College and a Master’s degree from the University of South Florida. I am blessed to have a beautiful baby boy with my wonderful husband Matthew. I am new to the real estate field, having recently made a career change from work in museums and libraries. I love the natural beauty and Old Florida charm of Anna Maria Island and I can’t wait to find you the perfect vacation rental!

Ken Richards

Ken Richards | Property Mangement

Email: ken@islandvacationproperties.com
Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000
Fax: 941-779-1750

I was born in Massachusetts and move to Anna Maria Island as a boy in 1979. Growing up on the island was a true blessing. After graduating from the University of Florida I worked in Tampa and Georgia. Manatee County was always home however, and my return was inevitable. I started my real estate career in 1999 selling real estate on the island. I transferred to real estate appraisals in 2001 and recently changed to property management. I spend most of my free time coaching my two children in soccer. It will be a pleasure to assist you in findiing your perfect island get-a-way.

 

Kelly Richards-Helm

Kelly Richards-Helm | Accounting

Email: kelly@islandvacationproperties.com
Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000
Fax: 941-779-1750

A true Florida "cracker", born in Clearwater, Florida. My parents relocated to Ohio when I was two years old. At 12, we relocated to the heartland state of Iowa, remaining there until I was 25 years old, then off to the Lone Star state of Texas! I spent 5 years in San Antonio enjoying the "riverwalk" and the Spanish culture as well as working for a major medical company specializing in hospital beds for burn patients and spinal cord injuries. I then joined my Mother who had retired here to Florida. Now it's 20 years later "working in paradise" and enjoying the beautiful sunsets on Anna Maria Island. Who could ask for anything more?

Bob Chandonia

Bob Chandonia | Owner & Guest Services

Email: bob@islandvacationproperties.com
Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000
Fax: 941-779-1750

I was born in South Bend Indiana in 1959 and spent the first 44 years of life there. Several of my neighbors and friends had relocated to this area for various reasons. After many years of asking me to come here for a visit and having never been to Florida before I decided to make a trip here in 2003. As soon as I arrived here I knew that this should be my new home.  I returned to Indiana put my home up for sale and then left my job of 27 years and have been here since 2004.  Some of my favorite things here are all of the friendly people on the Island and the great places to eat.

Cyndi Clark

Cyndi Clark | Quality Assurance, Guest Liasion

Email: cyndi@islandvacationproperties.com
Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000
Fax: 941-779-1750

Another true Florida "cracker", born in Orlando, Florida. I retired from the Insurance industry after 29 years of service. I decided to take a vacation to the West Coast of Florida and moved to the island sixty days later. The island is now my permanent home! Now working in paradise at "The Friendly Place" and loving every minute of it.

Mel Neely

Mel Neely | Real Estate Sales

Email: cellwithmel@gmail.com
Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000 | Mobile:941-809-5565
Fax: 941-779-1750
Homepage: www.cellwithmelandbarb.com

Mel and Barb Neely are your Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals specializing in Beach Front Properties, Island Homes, Investment Properties, Golf Course Community Homes and Condos.

Mel who grew up in Grove City, Pa. joined Island Vacation Properties in 2002 following a successful 35 year Sales and Marketing career with Owens Brockway, Inc. in the packaging industry followed by his start in Real Estate with Keller Williams in Sarasota, Fl. His interest in Beach Front properties prompted him to move to the Island where he continues to find properties for interested Buyers and Sellers.

Barbara grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and joined Mel as his partner in 2005 having raised 2 children, instructed Aerobic Dancing; worked as an Administrative Assistant to a number of executives and help design and decorate a number of their homes throughout the East and Midwest.

Mel and Barbara are proud to include among their clients people from Europe and Canada and bring real life moving experiences as well as in-depth knowledge of Real Estate on and off the Island.

Call them and they will listen and help you with your Real Estate needs.

Barb Neely

Barb Neely | Real Estate Sales

Email: buywithbarbara@aol.com
Toll Free: 800 778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000 | Mobile:941 807-6220
Fax: 941-779-1750
Homepage: www.cellwithmelandbarb.com

Bill Annis

Bill Annis | Broker Associate

Email: bill@islandvacationproperties.com
Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000
Fax: 941-779-1750

I am almost a true Florida native. My family moved to Anna Maria Island when I was seven years old and I grew up enjoying everything that the island has to offer. I have been a licensed Real Estate agent for over twenty year as well as owning my own island business for decades. I've joined Island Vacation Properties and will be working in real estate full time. I look forward to helping assist you in any real estate needs. If you want to buy or sell, give me a call!

Tom Caron

Tom Caron | Real Estate Sales

Email: tom.caron@verizon.net
Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000 | Mobile:941-704-0791
Fax: 941-779-1750

I was born and raised in Northfield, Minnesota and grew up on a dairy farm. After becoming a history teacher in the mid 1960’s I taught history and economics for four years. At that point I joined Schwans Sales Enterprises, Inc. in Marshall, Minnesota and remained there until retirement in 1994. At that time I moved to Anna Maria Island and bought and sold investment properties.

I have one daughter who lives in Alexandria, Minnesota and two wonderful granddaughters.

Finnegan Harmon

Finnegan Harmon | Weekend Greeter

Toll Free: 800-778-9599
Office: 941-778-1000

I was born in Sarasota on January 4, 2012 (my grandma's birthday)! I have been the weekend greeter at Island Vacation Properties since shortly after my birth. I will be taking over more phone duties as soon as I learn to talk and anticipate that I should have my real estate license and ready to help you find the perfect vacation property by January, 2030.