About Us

About the Company

Welcome to Salt Coast Hosts, your premier destination for boutique vacation rental services specializing in the breathtaking Outer Banks. As a family-owned and operated firm, we bring over two decades of expertise in hospitality management, real estate, investments, and client care to create an unparalleled experience for both guests and homeowners.
Our connection to the Outer Banks is deep-rooted – our family owns and cherishes four homes in this idyllic coastal haven. This intimate knowledge allows us to offer a level of service that goes beyond the ordinary, understanding firsthand what it takes to ensure both guests and homeowners have an exceptional experience.
At Salt Coast Hosts, our foundation is built on a passion for caring for our largest financial investments – our homes. We are not just a vacation rental company; we are a family dedicated to preserving the sanctity of your property and ensuring it becomes a cherished space for generations.
Our team excels in helping homeowners elevate the value of their properties through savvy, modern updates that not only add value but also enhance the overall vacation experience for guests. From frugal yet stylish design consultations to rental setup and comprehensive renovation services, we are committed to maximizing the potential of your investment.
Whether you’re dreaming of purchasing a new home, seeking expert advice on design and renovations, or aiming to optimize your property for rentals, Salt Coast Hosts is your trusted partner. Our experienced team is ready to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that your property journey is not just successful but truly extraordinary.

About the Family

Meet Gus and LeAnne, a dynamic duo with 34 years of marriage under their belt and a whopping 24 years dedicated to serving in the military, proudly traveling the world with the US Navy. Together, they’ve raised three incredible children and have their first granddaughter.
Their journey, however, doesn’t stop there. The couple has successfully navigated the real estate landscape, flipping homes, making strategic investments, and assisting others in crafting smart investment strategies in the realm of real estate. Their wealth of experience and keen insights into the industry have proven invaluable to those seeking to navigate the often complex world of property ownership and investment.
In 2020, Gus and LeAnne embarked on a new and exciting chapter, diving into the world of vacation rentals on the picturesque Outer Banks. The allure of creating extraordinary spaces for families to enjoy, coupled with the potential for generating profits and securing a significant market share, fueled their passion for this venture. Their mission is clear: to help others discover and build exceptional homes that will be cherished for generations.

Gus AniesAs the Owner/Operator in charge of ensuring the utmost care for our properties, Gus stands as the first line of defense for any maintenance calls. Armed with 24 years of active service in the United States Navy, Gus brings a level of discipline, precision, and commitment that is unparalleled. His military background has instilled in him the values of efficiency and attention to detail, making him an invaluable asset to our team.
Gus takes pride in being the troubleshooter extraordinaire. Before a contractor is even called in, Gus is on the scene, utilizing his keen problem-solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve issues swiftly. His dedication to proactive maintenance ensures that our properties remain in top-notch condition, providing guests with a worry-free and enjoyable experience.
With a wealth of experience as an executive chef and property manager spanning over 25 years, Gus’s diverse skill set extends beyond maintenance. He’s not just handy; he’s a master of his craft. If you need something built or fixed, Gus is the go-to person. His hands-on approach ensures that every detail, from the smallest repair to major construction, is executed with precision and care.

LeAnne AniesWith a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years in real estate and operations management, LeAnne is a seasoned professional with a proven track record in helping individuals buy, sell, and invest. Her expertise extends beyond traditional real estate transactions, including successful ventures in flipping and renovating homes. LeAnne’s keen eye for property potentials and market trends positions her as a driving force behind the success of our vacation rental endeavors.

In 2020 and 2021, LeAnne, alongside her husband Gus, made a significant mark on the vacation rental landscape by acquiring four homes in the Outer Banks. Their strategic investments reflect not only their commitment to the industry but also their dedication to providing exceptional spaces for families to create lasting memories. Additionally, their venture into a long-term rental in Atlantic Beach, Florida, in 2020, showcases the breadth of their vision and the diversity of their portfolio.

Kelsey Anies – In her multifaceted role, Kelsey is at the forefront of guest communication, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for every visitor. With a keen understanding of the modern traveler’s expectations, Kelsey leverages her expertise to enhance guest satisfaction and build lasting connections.
Drawing inspiration from her parent’s footsteps, Kelsey has spent the last 5 years immersed in the realms of hospitality and real estate. This hands-on experience has equipped her with invaluable insights into the industry, making her an indispensable asset to our team.
As the mastermind behind our social media and marketing efforts, Kelsey brings a fresh and innovative perspective to the table. From crafting engaging content to implementing strategic marketing campaigns, she is dedicated to elevating the visibility and desirability of our vacation rental properties. Kelsey understands the power of digital presence and leverages technology to optimize listing setups, ensuring that your property stands out in a crowded market.


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