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About Us


At Carolina Retreats, we believe a vacation should be more than just a place to stay and technology cannot replace people when it comes to hospitality. Ever since our founding, Carolina Retreats and our affiliate brands have earned an impeccable reputation on an unwavering commitment to our clients, guests, employees and the communities we serve. Our singular focus has been on creating unforgettable, authentic experiences for our valued guests, and protecting our client's hard-earned assets while maximizing their income and occupancy potential.

Our Values


We exist because of our homeowners, guests and team members.


Just because that is how things have always been done, doesn't mean it's right.


Focus on doing the right things, for the people we serve, no matter what.


Do what others won't today, so you can do what others can't tomorrow.

Our Leadership

Danny Williams

Carolina Retreats General Manager, Sr Client Success Mgr

Danny Williams has over 20 years’ experience in Real Estate Investment, Sales, and Property Management. As General Manager for Carolina Retreats, Mr. Williams acts as a primary point of contact with all of Carolina Retreats Homeowner Clients, with a focus on Topsail Island. Additionally, he is responsible for monitoring and advising on the rental performance for each Client, and works hand in hand with our operations teams making sure they are meeting stated objectives.

Mr. Williams is a graduate of NC State University with a BA in English. He holds a North Carolina Real Estate Broker license, and is a member of the Topsail Island and North Carolina Association REALTORS. He and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Wilmington with their son Alston. In addition to being a professional vacation rental manager, Mr. and Mrs. Williams are also the proud owners of vacation rental property in Surf City.

Kelli Taylor

Sr Client Success Manager - Pleasure Island

Kelli Taylor comes to Carolina Retreats with a diverse and well-rounded background in Vacation Rental Management and Real Estate Sales. She has over 10 years of experience directly managing, listing, and selling property on and around Pleasure Island, with her primary focus on Carolina and Kure Beach vacation home property. As the Sr. Property Manager for Carolina Retreat’s Pleasure Island office, Ms. Taylor acts as the main point of contact and oversees the day-to-day operations for all new and current Homeowner clients.

A true Carolina Beach local, Ms. Taylor holds a North Carolina Real Estate Brokers license, is a member of the Cape Fear and North Carolina Association of REALTORS, and is a proud graduate of UNC-Wilmington with a degree in Psychology and minor in Business.

Madeline Bouchard

Client Success Manager - Pleasure Island