ABOUT US

Al & Elissa

Hi, we are Al & Elissa. A husband-and-wife team located in Orange County, California.
We love traveling, experiencing new cultures, and helping our guests feel at home in our homes. Being parents ourselves, we understand how difficult it can be to travel with kids sometimes. Our houses are fully stocked with everything you could possibly need to make your vacation that much more enjoyable.
Al has had an extensive background in residential real estate over the last decade. He has been Nationally Recognized as one of the Top 1% of Mortgage Loan Originators in the United States every year since 2015. Over the last few years, he has expanded his expertise into residential real estate wholesaling and flipping, long-term real estate acquisitions, apartment syndications, private equity, and now of course parlaying into the Short-Term Rental space. Al’s passion for numbers, business execution, growth, and giving back has supported him in his growth in business. This has translated very well into Rather Be Properties as he focuses primarily on new Acquisitions, Capital Raising, and building property proformas for their investors.
Elissa originally from Sydney, Australia, has over 10 years of experience in the 5-star hospitality industry. She has worked in some of the finest 5 diamond resorts in the world including Hayman Island, The One & Only Great Barrier Reef Australia, and Atlantis The Palm Dubai. She primarily worked with a passion for team training and development. She has extensive knowledge and patience when it comes to communication and exceeding guests’ expectations. Elissa currently manages all details with Rather Be Properties including- the home design, the listings, all booking requests, and client conversations.
Our goal is to provide exceptional 5-star service and to treat every guest like a part of the family. Whether you’re looking to book a one-night adults-only getaway or a 4 weeklong vacation with the whole family, we have got you covered!

What makes us the best

 
Rather Be Properties pride ourselves on the ability to stock our houses with everything you could possibly need when traveling with children. Being parents ourselves we understand the importance of arriving for a family vacation and everything is ready for our guests. Including cribs, toys, books, games, and hours of entertainment and relaxation.
 
We also understand the importance of an “adults-only vacation”. We love to help with the planning of adventures including skiing, snowboarding, boating, off-roading, or the most epic bachelorette party planning in Palm Springs.
Please reach out with any questions. We look forward to hosting you!

Al and Elissa