After a life-threatening event in 2002, Tammy Jo Long took stock of her life as a technology executive in Chicago and decided changes were needed. She took a weekend getaway to Savannah, Ga and fell in Love!! So she quit her lucrative job and decided restoring dilapidated homes to their former Southern glory in Savannah GA was her new calling.
But soon the business person’s instincts kicked in as Tammy Jo saw the travel industry paradigm shift toward vacation rental homes vs traditional hotels and B&Bs. So the business model quickly moved from solely historic preservation to historic preservation with a profit! Tammy Jo then decided to add another vacation experience for guests and started Luxury Living Tybee, which expanded her business to include oceanfront beach houses on nearby Tybee Island.
A self-made entrepreneur, Tammy Jo not only taught herself the basics of historic renovation, and the ins and outs of navigating complex historic preservation guidelines, she also taught herself the hotel business from reservations to housekeeping.
Sixteen years later, Tammy Jo has completed renovations on four grand properties in Savannah’s Historic District and multiple Tybee Island Beach houses to create 20 rental units. Her passion for preservation has won her many Local, State and National Awards for following the strict preservation guidelines set by the State of Georgia and U.S. Department of Natural Resources. But the toughest challenge and greatest professional accomplishment was building a successful and keeping her vacation rental business during the worst economic recession this country had seen in nearly a century.
At Luxury Living Savannah, we only manage our own properties. Tammy Jo solely owns them and manages them with the same management staff that has been at her side for 16 years. Luxury Living Savannah does not represent properties owned by others. In order to maintain the highest standards you must have 100% control over the product. And the only way to do that is to own them yourself!
Today, Luxury Living Properties, Inc. offers the perfect collection of 20 properties for romantic getaways, weddings, family reunions, girl getaways, corporate events, graduations in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District and casual Tybee Island.