About The Owners
Bill and June purchased Island Paradise Cottages of Madeira Beach in January, 2001.Renovating and operating the vacation cottages has been
a labor of love — and major career change — for both Bill and June.
These owners are baby-boomers who decided to change their lifestyles. And, “It has been good, all the way around!”, according to them.
Bill, originally from Louisville, Kentucky, is a former engineer, earning degrees in electrical and computer science engineering.
He has used (and uses today!) his expertise, knowledge, and
experience to maintain, improve, and beautify the property. And, he continues to be the key person to ensure that everything works beautifully, every day!
When not working, Bill loves to read, sun and swim, and play
with grandchildren. In addition, he’s done some multi-media ‘videos’ with photos and videos of the family that are pretty spectacular! He also enjoys a cigar from time-to-time.
Bill loves meeting guests and hearing their stories. Early on after starting this business, Bill told June, “Everyone has a story… and I love to hear them.”
June is a former sales and marketing training manager and
curriculum designer. In addition to training programs, June managed industry trade show and training events in the U.S.and Europe.
June admires Bill’s know-how and his ability to get things done.
Day-to-day, she stays involved in the management of most aspects of the business. And, she’s been a leader in the Superior Small Lodging association in the St. Petersburg – Clearwater area.
She particularly enjoys getting to know guests. June has been heard to say – more than once – that, “I’m not sure how it happens, but we get the BEST guests in the world, here!”