About Us

Mission and Core Values

We provide a pristine RV Resort experience with exceptional customer service geared toward creating lasting memories for our guests.

  • Togetherness: We are united by our passion to create lasting memories for our guests.
  • Dependability: We go beyond the expected to provide unparalleled hospitality.
  • Integrity: We are honest, committed, and determined to do what is best for our guests and our company.
  • Fun: We try not to take ourselves to seriously, we make fun happen!

Our Story

Dive into the fascinating tale of Pensacola Beach RV Resort’s evolution, discovering the twists and turns that shaped our current identity and location.
Unearth the stories, achievements, and heartfelt efforts that have contributed to our resort’s history, crafting the distinctive destination we are today.
1952
Purchasing and Building

Two investment groups got together and purchased the Holiday Homes on the Gulf, the Holiday Townhouses on the Sound and then used the adjacent properties to build Shea’s Tiki House Motel and Lounge. For the purposes of our story, we shall call one investment group the ‘Fun Guys’ and the other investment group the ‘Mean Guys.’ Both developments were built in 1952 and designed around the idea of families having the perfect vacation all together. Unfortunately, Holiday Homes on the Gulf of Mexico was eventually destroyed by a Hurricane.

1973
Franchised

After the destruction of Holiday Homes the investment group decided to build the first franchised hotel on Pensacola Beach. In 1973 the Howard Johnson was born with 100 rooms, the Orange Roof Restaurant, and the Rum Keg Lounge.

Late 1970s
Shea's Tiki Motel

Shea’s Tiki House Motel became the place to be on Pensacola Beach. The Gulf side had a total of 45 rooms, a pool, and the famous Tiki Lounge. The Tiki Lounge was located underneath the rooms on the Gulf side (see picture) with the Gulf waters just steps away. On the Sound side the Tiki House had 24 units and a pool.

March 30
Change of Management

As time went on the ‘Mean Guys’ investment group decided that they were better equipped to run these developments. The ‘Fun Guys’ investment group decided to let the ‘Mean Guys’ buy them out of all of the projects except the Holiday Townhouses which the ‘Mean Guys’ believed was a waste of money. So the two investment groups went their separate ways. But of course the story can’t stop here…

March 30
The Buy Back

Within three years time the ‘Mean Guys’ investment group went bankrupt and all three of their properties: Howard Johnson, Tiki House on the Gulf, and the Tiki House on the Sound, went up for foreclosure. Since the ‘Fun Guys’ investment group already owned the property next door they decided to buy back the Tiki House on the Sound. Now they owned almost 7 acres of land with about 600 feet of water on the Sound side.

March 30
Business is Booming

The ‘Fun Guys’ investment group was now running the Holiday Townhouses and the Tiki House on the Sound. The Holiday Townhouses had five buildings with a total of 20 units. The Tiki House Motel had a total of 24 units. These 44 units were run with success by a staff of two desk clerks, one maintenance man, and one maid.

The maintenance man, Charles, was one of the most vivacious and dedicated people you would ever know. His career started with the Tiki House and ran all the way though to the RV Resorts. He was an amazing human being and we will remember him always.

March 30
Disaster Strikes

In typical Florida fashion, a few Hurricanes came through. All of the Holiday Townhouses were destroyed but one which still stands today in between sites 31 and sites 32. The entire 24 units of the Tiki House Motel was also demolished by mother nature. The property sat empty except during the Blue Angels Air Shows when the ‘Fun Guys’ investment group would rent out parking spots.

2008
The Idea Begins

In about 2008 the ‘Fun Guys’ investment group got their first tax bill for the 6.9 acres of land on Pensacola Beach. Prior to this lease-hold property was not subject to property tax. Needless to say it was a large bill for a vacant lot, this pushed the group into action. They needed to develop the land into something new and exciting that the community was in need of, something Pensacola Beach didn’t have. Pensacola Beach RV Resort was born!

September 20, 2012
Pensacola Beach RV Resort Opens

Pensacola Beach RV Resort opened September 20, 2012, just before De Luna Fest. It was a crazy weekend to open and we had a packed house for the event weekend. Since then we have learned a lot, made some mistakes, made lots of improvements and most of all enjoyed being a part of creating memories for our guests. Everyone involved in the creation and development of our RV Resort would like to sincerely thank our RV guests from the bottom of our hearts. You guys make everything we do worth it, we could not ask to be a part of a better community.

Testimonials

star rating  Pensacola RV resort A+ - We come here twice a year and this place never disappoints. I made a mistake and came a day early and of course they took care of me. The... read more

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May 24, 2023

star rating  Great RV Resort, Location is perfect - This is a great resort, love the Tiki bar and the staff is very friendly. Great location, walking to everything. will be back for sure. Wish we... read more

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September 26, 2023

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