How we started...
We are locally owned by a United States military veteran. Jessica opened Barefoot Vacation Rentals in Jan of 2018 after managing her own vacation rentals for a few years. She was inspired to start renting her first house after traveling to Mexico and staying in a vacation rental herself. After a few years of learning the ‘dos and the don’ts’ and purchasing a second home with the income she had made, she pondered the idea of starting a business. Jessica started by helping a few friends start theirs and realized, due to the lessons, skills and experience Jessica has learned over the 16 years she served as an HVAC technician in the Air Force and her current line of work as a project manager, she had the skills and the desire to start her own business.
With an immense amount of research, time, and perseverance, Jessica opened Barefoot Vacation Rentals in January of 2018 and has never looked back. It was a dream of hers as a single mom at the time, to be able to take her daughters to and from school, which she continues to do till this day, in addition, to helping homeschool her stepson and love on her newest bundle of joy. Throughout the years, the business has grown, and she has built a team to help with the many properties the business is managing.
In Jessica’s free time, she sits on the VRON – Riverside (Vacation Rentals Owners and Neighbors) team to help aid with the ordinance changes in the county as well as recently being selected to sit on the ‘Visit Temecula’ board. Jessica’s life motto “is never give up, Life throws us curveballs and it is what we do during our adversity that really shows someone’s character.” Jessica is always looking for ways to improve on the business and offer our homeowners, guests and her employees the best experience possible.
Both Jessica and her team take great pride in serving guests from around the world and ensuring each person who arrives feels at home regardless how far they have traveled. Their attention to detail and dedication in creating a one of a kind experience for each guest is shown by the many ‘extras’ we provide in each of our homes.
As an active member of her church, Jessica and her family know that none of this would have been possible without God and give him the glory for everything they do. Barefoot Vacation Rentals partnered with an Orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico, that houses 120 foster children. Barefoot Vacation Rentals sponsors two children monthly, and we encourage our guests to join in the cause.
Barefoot Vacation Rentals mission is to assist in a one-of-a-kind experience with personal touches throughout the home. We do this with a great crew and tried and true methods we continually perfect. We include two wine glasses and a local jar of honey to each of our stays as a thank you for choosing to stay with us, “Where life is always better Barefoot.”
We couldn't do it without our AMAZING team!
Our Guest Relation Team
Hi, I’m Tiffany Ellsworth, and I have worked for Barefoot Vacation Rentals for 3 years now. As the Virtual Office Manager, I do all the behind the scenes work from accounting to guest relations. I have truly enjoyed helping Jessica build Barefoot Vacation Rentals into what it is today, all while in the comforts of my own home.
I am a stay at home mama who also homeschools all five of my kids. I love working for Barefoot Vacation Rentals because I am able to work doing something I absolutely love – helping others find their perfect vacation rental – while also being there for my kids!
Our Grounds Team
I have been a part of the BVR team for almost 3yrs, come July. I have learned all aspects of running BVR from the grounds team to virtual assistant. I love working for BVR because it’s something new and different every day. BVR lets me explore my design side of creativity as well.