Essie and Mel Fechter were married in 1952 and moved to Orlando, Florida in 1957 where they raised their 4 children. The family’s favorite vacation spot was at the beach in Sarasota where they rented accommodations for their family of 6 until 1985 when Essie and Mel finally purchased their beautiful ocean front condominium. Sadly, Mel passed away on March 5, 2019. He was a retired attorney. Essie is a retired teacher and public school counselor.

The Fechter family’s place at the beach has been a favorite respite and happy place for all their children and grandchildren.

Once the children were grown, Essie and Mel began sharing their little slice of paradise with others, making it available for lucky visitors to Siesta Key. They have welcomed guests from all over the world.