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Ann Shank - Panhandle Getaways Owner

Ann Shank started her first retail business at 25 years old with only $700, creating a thriving clothing boutique in Buckhead, Georgia. She soon realized her passion for building successful companies would not end there.

In the early 90s with a little extra cash in the bank, Ann bought a condo in Destin and parlayed her first vacation rental into two more, then three. As it turned out, she was savvy in the vacation rental space, handling the bookings of her units herself and with increasing success. When fellow owners voiced frustration with their rental experience, Ann took them on as clients, and Panhandle Getaways was born. Positive word of mouth grew among more owners, due in no small part to Ann’s unique owner perspective and successful management style.

Today, Panhandle Getaways has grown into one of the most respected hospitality companies in northwest Florida with more than 800 rental properties from Panama City Beach to Scenic 30A to Destin/Ft. Walton. The company’s reputation for providing outstanding service and consistent revenue to owners continues to lead the competition. In fact, it was chosen as one of the Top 50 Property Management Companies in the World by Rentals United in 2021 and 2022.

Not only is she proud of her team of passionate and dedicated employees, but that team includes four of her children who are full-time employees in the family business.

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