About Us

We are Rodger and Sheila Chavis, originally from Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana. We lived in the DFW area from when we married in 1989 until 2018. This is when we decided it was time to start living our dream and made Perdido Key our full-time home! Still, every time we drive over either bridge onto the island, we know we are where we’re supposed to be and count our blessings every day. 

Rodger and Sheila Chavis

Here’s how we got here… The first time we vacationed in Perdido Key was in 1999 for our 10th wedding anniversary. We instantly fell in love with the island because of its laid-back beach town feel. It had wide-open spaces and wasn’t overly populated. It quickly became and remained our go-to vacation destination, and there was no question that someday, one day, this was where we wanted to make our dream of owning a vacation rental come true.

After searching for the perfect place, we knew Ocean Breeze West was it! Being a low-density complex with only 47 residential units, it offered a private beach that would never be overly crowded, and it also had the nostalgic old Florida feel that we love so much.

We bought Perdido Dream in December 2015 and had our first rental guests in January 2016. I’ve always been very hands-on working with guests, but since retiring from our marketing company in 2021, it has become my full-time job. I’m the one who handles the reservations from start to finish. I answer any questions guests may have, and on check-in days, once our amazing cleaning crew, which has been with us for over five years, is finished, I step in to make sure the condo is completely dialed in down to the smallest details for guest arrivals. Rodger still works from home full-time for a local ad agency, but he also handles the technical and creative side of Perdido Dream. He created this website, takes many of the photos, and is often the one who will come to the condo should any issues need attention. Living here in Perdido Key, we both are usually only a phone call or text away and pride ourselves on our responsiveness to guests. We know how important vacations are so our main goal is to make sure yours will be one that you will always remember fondly.

We always said if we ever had a vacation rental to share with others we wanted to offer the things we enjoyed most while vacationing. Here are a few that we think you will enjoy, too…

  • Complimentary Beach Chair Service for Two! (in season)
  • Keyless entry. No keys to keep up with!
  • Easy access to the elevator. It is only a few steps away!
  • Access your balcony from the living area AND the master bedroom. Nothing like waking up to see the beautiful Gulf waters!
  • Enjoy a smoke-free vacation. In addition to smoking and vaping being prohibited in our condo and on our balcony, our building, Ocean Breeze West, is a 100% Smoke Free Facility, so there is no smoking or vaping allowed anywhere on the property, including the parking lot and private beach. There is no designated smoking area.

We welcome the opportunity to share these things and so much more with you. A large portion of our guests return time after time so our calendar tends to fill up quickly! We hope you will contact us soon to book Perdido Dream for your next Gulf Coast vacation!


Sheila Chavis
Perdido Dream
972.416.9030 Call or Text me!