Welcome to Carolina Palm Vacations! We invite you to come Enjoy Paradise with us right here in the heart North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach and experience the Carolina Palm difference.
At Carolina Palm, our mission is to deliver exceptional service to every traveler, and to create a seamless, positive experience for our guests. We are a fully licensed, full service property management and real estate company founded in 2010 and with a combined 40 years of experience.
We offer an extensive gallery of properties for our guests to enjoy, and have properties perfect for even the most unique vacation needs. From elegantly appointed homes to ocean view villas to classic beach bungalows, each of our vacation homes boasts its own character and charm.
Our welcome letter to you
Dear Past, Present, and Future Guests,
On behalf of our small “family” we would like to extend to you a very warm introduction to Carolina Palm, our full service vacation rental company. We hope to soon become your first choice for all of your vacation needs.
At Carolina Palm Vacations, our guests are our top priority and we want your vacation with us to be enjoyable and comfortable. We strive for guest satisfaction at every turn and hold our properties to the highest standards for your continued enjoyment.
We stand by our core principles and strive to provide exceptional hospitality and service before, during, and after your stay. As our guest, you are the reason for our existence, and we look forward to you becoming a member of our family.
Please view our gallery and contact us today to begin your next vacation experience.
The Management and Guest Services Team
Amanda Tedesco grew up in a small town outside of Richmond, Virginia, attending the city’s Governor’s School and subsequently enrolling in the ivy-league Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She spent college summers in Myrtle Beach, working in the in-house marketing department at Wyndham Vacation Resorts. After earning an economics degree from Wharton with majors in real estate and management, she moved to Myrtle Beach full time and became an active member of the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors, achieving both her real estate and subsequently her broker-in-charge licenses while gaining valuable work experience in the field. In 2011, Amanda formed Carolina Palm Realty, and she currently serves the company’s Broker-in-Charge. Amanda enjoys traveling, shag dancing, and Italian lunches with her family.
A South Carolina native, Chris Graham grew up in Aiken, South Carolina and attended Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, captaining the school’s tennis team and spending free time outdoors. After graduation, Chris remained in Myrtle Beach and began a career in real estate and property management, forming a company for annual rentals while also being co-Captain at Grande Dunes Tennis Club. He became a Realtor with the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors and enjoyed a successful career with Keller Williams before accepting a management position with Owens Enterprise Real Estate based in North Myrtle Beach in their property rental department. Chris then formed his own company Carolina Palm Realty along with Amanda Tedesco in 2010. In his spare time, Chris enjoys going to the beach, watching football with friends, and attending local events and festivals.
James Callihan graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Business Management and Economics in 1984 and began a career in real estate development in Myrtle Beach shortly thereafter. Through 2 successful home building companies, he made a lasting imprint on the town’s landscape, developing thousands of residential properties in the Coastal Carolinas, from single product communities to 5,000-acre multi-product, multi-phase developments. He founded and sold one of the largest vacation rental management companies along the Grand Strand, Beach Vacations, which hosted over 1,200 properties. A golf fan himself, James played a central role as builder and owner of multiple iconic area golf courses, including International World Tour, River Oaks, Aberdeen, and True Blue. James enjoys boating on the weekends and staying active in the real estate community.
Carolina Palm provides complete property management and real estate services in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the second largest tourism destination in the United States. Owners Amanda Tedesco and Chris Graham, who were previously colleagues at an area firm and members of the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors, joined forces in 2010 to found Carolina Palm Realty. Utilizing their previous experience in short term and annual rental property management, they designed the company to focus on strong owner and customer relations, property care, and high cleaning standards. With the addition of James Callihan, a visionary and accomplished real estate developer, the company has recently expanded its locations and network as well as streamlined its operations. Today, Carolina Palm’s integrated hands-on management style and modern customer-oriented booking process make it a first choice for travelers and homeowners.
James Callihan graduates NC State University with a degree in business management and in economics and begins working in real estate development in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Based in Myrtle Beach, James founded Callihan, Teal, & Skelley, a real estate development and home building company that goes on to build thousands of homes along the Coastal Carolinas.
James Callihan creates Beach Vacations, a real estate company with short-term vacation rentals as the main focus.
Beach Vacations owner clients top 1,200 and company achieves their highest owner revenue to date.
James Callihan returns to the development side of real estate and founded Nations Homes, also based in Myrtle Beach. Here he designed and built both area golf courses and residential developments.
Amanda Tedesco graduates with top honors from Wharton Undergraduate Business School, with majors in real estate and in management and begins licensure as a real estate broker with Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors in Myrtle Beach.
Chris Graham and Amanda Tedesco, work together as colleagues at Owens Enterprise Real Estate, supervising the short-term rental program marketing and operations
Carolina Palm Realty, a full-service real estate and property management company, is formed
Merchant services and full linen service added to all properties for all reservations. Property portfolio expands to central Myrtle Beach
Long-term rental division created for annual guests. Pet friendly property options added for travelers
Vacation rental items, now the Paradise Perks service added for customer convenience. Trip Advisor survey results rank Myrtle Beach as the #1 travel destination.
Online services expanded. Travel Channel ranks Myrtle Beach as #2 Best Beaches in America.
Expedited 24-hour booking service added for customers.
Management team expands to better serve guests.
Automation features added for easier reservations. Off season monthly stays
Covid-19 causes short term halt in vacation rentals city-wide for six weeks.
Reservations rebound strongly once rentals resume.
Carolina Palm team and platform expansion continues. U.S. News & World Report ranks Myrtle Beach the #1 fastest-growing city in the U.S.
Repeat customer levels reach all-time high for Carolina Palm.
Market reach deepens with additional booking platforms and direct booking
service upgrade. Tripadvisor’s Top 10 list for preferred summer 2023 domestic travel places Myrtle Beach as #2