About Us

Vacations on the Water started as a small business with only one property. Today, just 4 years later, we are in several East Tennessee Counties, Panama City Beach, and Myrtle Beach. With new travel websites seeming to pop up every day, there was a good recipe for a successful business that would make people want to vacation with us. All of our properties are located in popular destinations and are some of the best resort properties to be found in that destination. We focus our efforts on making the booking process as seamless as the major travel sites but with a staff that knows each property in every destination. You can get advice on anything from our favorite marina to our favorite local dive. Have questions along the way? We are always happy to assist!

We truly believe that vacations, more than presents and gifts, make memories that you and your family and friends will cherish for a lifetime. We want your vacation to be that one that is brought up in conversation years later and still brings a good smile or laugh to everyone’s face. The smell of fresh burgers on the grill, the thrill of tubing or wakeboarding, the serenity of an early morning fishing trip, the relaxing sound of the surf, or the inviting vibe of being at your favorite bar or restaurant with live music…all of these are things that inspire us to make your vacation the very best that it can be.

Rodney Archer, Vacations on the Water President

Our company is built around a culture of fun. The staff here is encouraged to travel and share their stories, pictures, and experiences. This kind of collaboration helps us to provide a better experience for you. We are committed to growth and improvement in the business and are constantly seeking ways to make your vacation experience better and offer you new and exciting properties every year. So, whether you have that favorite lake condo, or want to explore different properties or destinations, we can certainly find you the perfect gathering place for your friends and family for the perfect escape from reality.

In 2013, Vacations on the Water President, Rodney Archer, was appointed a Top 40 under 40 Business Leader in East Tennessee by the Knoxville Business Journal. We are proud members of the Anderson County Chamber, where we help young startup businesses and entrepreneurs through the Co-Starters Program. Rodney and his wife work with children through Junior Achievement programs and the Tennessee Achieves program. Vacations on the Water has also been a content contributor for the National Vacation Rental Managers Association. We are a community-minded business that supports the belief that a high tide raises all boats!

We hope you will consider being our guest for a few days as we share with you our little slice of paradise!