Team NVR - About Us
Customer Service is our first priority! All of us at Nancy’s Vacation Rentals are dedicated to providing you with a vacation that you will long remember.... one that you will yearn to return to, time and time again!
Oddly enough, the events of 9-11 are responsible for me getting into the vacation rental business. I was a flight attendant with United Airlines, which offered 4 year furloughs to keep layoffs at a minimum. After 32 years of international flight, I decided to take the opportunity to try my hand at something new. I returned home and started renting my Paris apartment as a vacation rental. A few months later I decided to rent my San Diego bay condo as well and Nancy's Vacation Rentals was hatched.
Over time, I began to take on requests from other owners to book their vacation homes. In less than 5 years, "trying my hand at something new" grew to a full fledged business with over 25 vacation properties. Now we have over 50 rentals and a fun family business!
Best Sunset: On the balconies of our Riviera Villas condos with a glass of wine
Must Do: Bike riding on the boardwalks in Mission Beach, Mission Bay, and Pacific Beach
Jeremy, Guest Services
Being born in La Jolla, I always felt that San Diego was home and jumped at the chance to return to one of my favorite cities for college. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego, I joined the growing family business (Nancy's my aunt). It's a blast to work with my aunt, uncle, grandma, and sister-in-law on a daily basis! My passions include traveling, SCUBA diving, sailing, hiking and of course, spending time with my wife Gisenyi, our dog, and our crazy cat.
As a travel fanatic, I highly value a local contact wherever I go and am certainly happy to share my local knowledge to help you plan your vacation. San Diego is an incredible city with something for everyone!
Must Do: Sunset picnic at Kate O Sessions Park, Pacific Beach
Best Hike: Iron Mountain, Poway
Jason, Director of Operations
Favorite Place for Dinner and/or Drinks: Dirty Birds and Tipsy Crow.
Favorite Local Secret: Quartyard dog park downtown.
Sarah, Maintenance Coordinating Supervisor
Sarah's enthusiasm for customer service led her to NVR after spending several years as a caregiver. She is a San Diego native and spent much of her life surfing the local beaches. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren both here in San Diego and in rural New York at her daughter's beautiful RV park.
Favorite Seafood: King's Fish House, Mission Valley
Favorite Sushi: Sushi Ota, Pacific Beach
Must Visit: San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park
Becky was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She had the luxury as a young adult to travel to many vacation spots through her family's business. Her love for traveling led her to go to work for US Airways. After 15 years in a forever changing industry and many relocations, she was prompted to make a career change and that led her to where she is today. Becky feels very blessed to live in the beautiful city of San Diego, helping Nancy's Vacation Rentals' guests plan their vacation, and working for a company who makes you feel like part of their special family!
Best Pizza: Filippi's Pizza, Pacific Beach or Little Italy
Must Do: Bike ride along the boardwalk in Pacific Beach & Mission Beach
Angelina started her life’s journey in San Diego, where she was stationed shortly after joining the Navy. She then moved to the Midwest and the far East Coast. Fifteen years later, when the opportunity to move back to San Diego presented itself - she couldn't pack fast enough! Her two daughters who are 16 and 11 keep her very busy and extremely grounded. Aside from spending time with her girls, she also enjoys any outdoor activity and Sunday Funday brunch with her friends.
Favorite San Diego Pastime: Hitting the hiking trails at Torrey Pines Reserve, or UCSD hills and visiting the Gliderport.
Favorite Place for Dinner with a View: George’s in La Jolla.
Best Family Friendly Brewery: Ballast Point.
A San Diego Local’s Secret: Cabrillo National Monument Cave
Ashley, Marketing Consultant and Promotions Coordinator
Favourite San Diego Pastime: Packing a picnic and hitting the beach with Hubby and Baby Boy with Surfboards in tow!
Favourite Place for Dinner and Dancing: Humphrey’s.
Best Coffee: Pappalecco’s Nutella Coffee.
A San Diego Local’s Secret: The Spruce Street Suspension Bridge
Kelly, Guest Services
Favorite San Diego Pastime: Hiking a trail with her 2 furry children or paddleboarding on Mission Bay.
Favorite Place for Dinner and Dancing: Cafe Sevilla.
Best Coffee: Cafe Bella in OB.
A San Diego Local’s Secret: Secret trail to Black’s Beach (I’m not telling!)
Steve, Guest Services
Originally from Central California, Steve was relocated to San Diego at the age of 9.
MUST SEE/DO : Seaport Village and the Coronado Ferry, Old Town San Diego and Liberty Station Market.
MUST EATS : Iron Pig BBQ, Fat Fish Bar and Grill (Taco Tuesday!), Hodad's Burgers and Pizza Port.
Betty, Nancy's mom, is our bookkeeper extraordinaire! She keeps us organized and handles billing, owners' statements and city tax payments. This photo is from Betty's 80th birthday celebration at the end of January, 2008. We threw a French-themed party, complete with Can-Can dancers (Nancy was one of them!), for her and about 50 of her closest friends and family.
Favorite Burger: In-N-Out, Pacific Beach
Best view: Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma
Must do: Early morning walk on the beach or bay with a fresh cup of coffee
Brian, Web Guru
Brian designed and built our original website and now helps maintain this current site. Brian is a jack-of-all-trades and he can do anything he puts his mind to.
Favorite Fish Market:Point Loma Seafood, Point Loma
Best Pictures: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, wildflower Heaven
Must Do: Old Globe Theater, Balboa Park
Nancy Diving With a Copy of Julian's Local Paper
This is me doing what I love most, SCUBA diving. I posed for Brian with a copy of the Julian News in hopes of making the front page with this shot. It did, along with an article about our diving adventures in Rangiroa, Tahitian Islands. Brian and I often contribute photos and articles to our local paper (and they publish them!).
Nancy and Brian's outdoor Julian Wedding
Brian and I have been together since 2000 and married in June, 2008. We live in the quaint and picturesque historic gold-rush town of Julian in the mountains of San Diego with our 3 cats. We enjoy hiking, SCUBA diving in tropical destinations, bicycle riding, and participating in our community theater productions.