About Us

Beach Sunsets, Inc. is an Independently-Owned and Operated Real Estate Sales and Property Management Company that specializes in Long-term Rentals. At Beach Sunsets, we take great pride in our boutique-style approach by Partnering with you as a homeowner to design a program that maximizes your income potential while protecting your property to maintain its highest value.

Did you know?

Gross rental income in Long-term Rentals has increased 20-25% in the past two years.
OUR rental occupancy rate at Beach Sunsets has remained at 99% with an average vacancy of less than 9 days.
A long-term leased home maintains its condition, as we partner to watch over “your” investment.
These are just a few reasons for placing your home with an established, long-term rental program like Beach Sunsets. We have the knowledge, the contacts, the support systems and, most importantly, the proven track-record of managing a variety of quality properties, in a professional manner. Through strategic partnerships, Beach Sunsets has developed one of the most comprehensive and customer service-oriented property management companies on the Emerald Coast to handle your long-term rental and property care needs. Beach Sunsets has been managing properties for over 15 years and selling real estate since 2001 on the Emerald Coast of NW Florida.

Our Property Care is second to none! We will handle the management of your investment with care and diligence. Within our Boutique-style Real Estate Sales approach, we have the expertise to evaluate and find the perfect investment property, manage your long-term rental property in order to maximize your return, and maintain the integrity and value of your property. Moreover, when the time is right, we can sell for maximum profit!

Whether you are an investor or a second home owner, a good long-term rental company can assist you in “cash-flowing” your home. As the protector of your property, we take great care to “screen” our tenants/families up front to avoid problems that may arise.

Our comprehensive screening efforts include:

Full Credit Screening and Criminal Background checks on every potential tenant including sex offender and terrorist clearance.
Comprehensive Monthly Accounting Reports and Annual 1099 Tax Documents.
Quarterly Property Inspections (Monthly as part of our Total Property Care Program)
Coordinating all services, repairs, utility management, and remodels.
Managing your property professionally with regular tenant contact.
Again, Beach Sunsets offers the most Comprehensive Sales and Long-Term Property Care Services Team on the Emerald Coast. We’ve helped many families find exceptional properties “like yours” and hope to Partner with you soon to keeping your investment safe, protected, and income producing!

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Our Team

Ron Friesen

Owner and Broker
(850) 865-9070

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Ron has worked the past 25 years as a Marketing and Buying Agent for a Fortune 100 company here in the U.S. He has held numerous sales and marketing posts including National Merchandise Manager, National Buyer and various other positions that had him working with major multi-national firms and their Senior Officers.

Now in the NW Florida real estate business his primary focus has been to “market” properties professionally and not just “sell” them. “On major programs we work out a complete marketing plan and work proactively with our clients to meet their home rentals and sales expectations. Our mottos is ‘A Name You Can Trust with People Who Care!'”​

Contact me directly at Ron@bsunsets.com or 850.865.9070

Tim Collins

(850) 502-6300

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Tim has been in sales and sales management for almost 20 years across various industries including Steel, Electronics, Radiation Oncology, and most recently, Rental Management. He and his family have been property owners in Walton County since 2004. Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and he was a 2-Time All-American Scholar Athlete playing both basketball and baseball in college. Now in the Northwest Florida Real Estate business, Tim’s rental management experience and analysis expertise helps our Residential and Commercial clients “make sound financial decisions” and “meet and exceed” their property’s sales and rental goals.

Although Tim was born in Knoxville, TN (Go Vols!) and spent his adult life in both Dallas, TX and Atlanta, GA, he and his beautiful wife, Lydia, live in Miramar Beach now. Both Tim and Lydia enjoy traveling and spending time on the beach with their son, Adam, and their two yellow labs!

Contact Tim directly at tim.beachsunsets@gmail.com or 850.502.6300

Lydia Collins

Director, Property Manager
(850) 660-1509

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Lydia has been in Project Management for the last 15 years, working in Dallas, Atlanta, Sweden and Russia. Her experience is in Purchasing, Production and Inventory Management, Logistics and Process Improvement. Lydia has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, as well as her C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager) and CPIM (Certified Production and Inventory Manager).

When not working, she enjoys playing tennis, reading, travelling, photography, and spending time with her family and 2 yellow labs.

Contact me at Lydia@bsunsets.com

Renee Friesen

Property Manager
(850) 660-1509

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Although Renee was born in the chilly NE, she was raised in the South. Renee has called Florida home her entire life. She knows the area and the local scene very well. Many things have changed since she was in the first graduating class of Seaside Neighborhood School. Growth in permanent residency, tourism, business develpoment, and local government are all part of why she loves sharing this area with families who want their own piece of the Emerald Coast.​

In her free time, Renee loves mountain biking through the hidden Longleaf Trails of South Walton with her husband and 6 year old son. She is passionate about educating others on and promoting a healthy lifestyle. She has placed in a National Qualifier for Figure (bodybuilding) and loves the gym. Renee is eager to listening to the wants and needs of others and loves sharing the coastal lifestyle!

Contact me at Renee@bsunsets.com

Barney Manuel


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Barney has 45 years experience in commercial and residential real estate sales and development, and 45 years experience in oil, gas and mineral subsurface property development and marketing. Barney has worked in Florida Real Estate for 26 years, in commercial and residential vacation property sales and development. He enjoys family gatherings with 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Barney believes you should not retire until you are tired and that every real estate sale is a closing puzzle where obstacles should become opportunities and the way to change work into fun is by bringing your personal creativity into the mix.

Contact me at cashpet@aol.com

Stacey Salveson


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Stacey has her Bachelor degree in Recreation and Tourism from the University of Florida. She has over 20 years of experience in sales environments for various industries including hospitality and insurance. She brings her attention to details when locating properties for her clients. She has a passion for real estate and South Walton. She would love to help you find your dream home and introduce you to all the area has to offer.

Stacey spends her free time with her husband and son, enjoying the South Walton lifestyle. They love kayaking, biking, fishing and spending time on the beautiful white sand beaches.

Rick Williams




Found a tenant for a home
We have been working with Ron for the last couple of years. He has helped us with our rental. He has a very good understanding of the rental and real estate market in Walton County. Very responsive to our inquiries and helpful with referring us to other professionals when needed.


Sold a Single Family home in 2005 in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
We have dealt with Ron Friesen, on multiple transactions for over 11 years. His knowledge and hard work have facilitated each transaction toward a successful conclusion. We are presently working with him and would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell their home or looking to develop land.

-Manal Abuarja, MBA M&S

Informatics, Inc. CEO
I met Ron last year when I was vacationing in sandestin, FL. My daughter and I were looking for a vacation home when we saw a listing by Ron and we called him. Ron met us to show us the home. We told Ron what we were looking for and told him we will be back in a few months to look at more properties. I went back to Florida a few months later and Ron had a list of homes to show me. He spent the day with me showing me homes. He was very attentive and observant to the things I want in my vacation home. After we finished our homes tour, Ron knew exactly what I was looking for just from observing me and from our conversation. After I left Florida he emailed me to confirm my wish list.

I have to say Ron is the best realtor I have ever worked with. I have bought and sold homes in the past and I have had horrible experiences with the other realtors I worked with. Ron made me believe there are still honest and good people out there. He is very understanding to his clients needs. He is not pushy. He wants his clients to be happy and find the right home; he provides them with the perfect client experience. I would recommend Ron and put my name behind this recommendation.


Bought a home in 2013 in 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
I am purchasing my second rental property this year with Ron as my agent. He has facilitated the long distance purchase of the properties. He accurately recommended properties to view that met my criteria. As a out of state buyer he did not waste my time and guided me thru the process of getting inspections and securing a loan. Every time there was a bump in the road he was immediately available to smooth it out. I am looking forward to doing business with him in the future.


Working with Ron has been a true pleasure. Friendly, energetic and really listens to your needs, He is someone who really cares for the clients. He has an abundance of great knowledge of the area. Most of all finding people that are professional and responsive in a timely manner may be difficult but not at all an issue with Ron. He responds promptly to questions and concerns. He takes service to a new level! I am so happy to have met him and looking forward to working with him again in the near future. I take great pleasure in recommending Ron, he is a great agent!


Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Panama City Beach, FL.
We worked with Ron off and on for over 2 years trying to find the right retirement location and house. Throughout that time we never felt pressured to make a decision. Once we located the right house Ron's expertise and professionalism were invaluable in working through a difficult negotiation. His attention to detail and follow up surpassed all previous experiences we have had with realtors.


Helped me rent a Single Family home in Panama City Beach, FL.
Ron is one of the most highly qualified real estate professionals I have had the pleasure of meeting. He helped our family find the perfect rental in a beach resort area where quality rentals are hard to find. But more than this, Ron also offered advice about other broker related subjects and in these areas as well as in the rental market he was totally informed. Add to this Ron's great personality as one of the nicest and most personable agents I have ever met and it is a winning combination. The 5 star ratings above are no exaggeration. They are simply an honest reflection of the FIVE STAR service we received. I highly recommend Ron and his team to anyone who inquires


Sold a home in 2013 in Panama City Beach, FL.
Ron is a true gentleman and a wonderful broker. I would recommend him without hesitation. We have known him at least 7 years. The first time he tried to sell our home the market was down and we could not get a good offer. Ron never gave up and when we decided to sell our home a second time we never hesitated and listed with him. He helped sell our home within six weeks. We are very pleased.
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