Our Team

We, Lance and Elaine Stitcher, founded Seaside Vacations with the belief that there is a better way to vacation in Chincoteague Island, Virginia and Ocean City, Maryland. As a working family with two teenage boys and two beach Boxers, we understand how difficult it can be to get away and how precious that time together is. Our personal service, attention to detail, and providing a good product consistently are the building blocks of our great vacation relationships, whether they be with partners, guests or owners. We want to make this vacation stress free for you - just sit back and enjoy the time with family and friends.

Lance has been on the shore since 1978, and has worked on the ESVA since 1998. Growing up in Salisbury, the beaches of Ocean City and Assateague, and the waters of Chincoteague Island were a part of daily life for much of the year. After attending Salisbury University, Lance has made a career of nearly thirty years in the Hospitality and Property Management industry.

Elaine is a native Delawarean who grew up vacationing on the Eastern Shore and loved it so much decided to call it home. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Elaine possesses extensive experience and knowledge in Marketing and Customer Service, as well as a keen attention to detail that benefits both our partners, owners, and guests.

Together, we combine our love of the beach, the ocean and time with family to bring you a fantastically easy beach vacation. After our guests' needs are met, you’ll likely find us with our family boating, fishing and clamming on the local waters, or enjoying the occasional round of golf. We live here, We work here, We play here - Let us show you all the Eastern Shore has to offer!

Reviews & Testimonials

We love hearing from our guests and owners, nothing makes us better than when we get constructive criticism and praises on a job well done. Continuing to improve and offer guests and owners a like the best beach vacation experience and services possible is our ultimate goal. We look forward to hearing from you, leave a review today!

"We are truly grateful to have found Seaside Vacation rentals! What started as a chance meeting on Main Street, has turned into a perfect fit! Lance and Elaine have been so helpful to us as owners, helping us with multiple things that pop up and are always keeping us updated on our property when storms hit or issues arise which is difficult for us to manage being so far away. One instance was I woke up to a broken water line outside and was having a difficult time finding a plumber on such short notice, called Lance and Elaine and within the hour a plumber was there, the problem was fixed and didn't cost an arm and a leg!  We knew then that if they took care of us as owners then they would surely be excellent with our renters!" - Kelly M.

"Lance was primarily responsible for the management and rental of our vacation property in Ocean City Maryland. From day one, Lance was available and easily accessible for any questions or issues that needed to be addressed. He was responsive and always answered his calls immediately or within hours, which as an owner I appreciated. He went above and beyond in making us feel that our property was a priority for him. Lance was also present at our community-wide meetings to address any questions or concerns from not only those whose properties he managed but to be available for any concerns our neighbors had. This went above the call of duty in my book! I know Lance will create a team of individuals who share his service philosophy and that team will deliver the same service in the future."   - Laurie B.

"While working with Lance to rent my two units at the Meridian he's always exhibited extremely high ethics, impeccable accountability and the willingness to help out in virtually any capacity. Lance is trustworthy, conscientious and, above all else, dependable. You can trust Lance with your property."   - Rick H.

"Elaine is one of those rare individuals whose multiple talents are only surpassed by her unerring ability to make people feel at ease. She is a talented technician, an ever observant listener, and someone whose integrity and wisdom are beyond question. There are only a few people whom I know who possess all of these positive attributes."   - James L.