When Gayle Luper (a former insurance executive) purchased the resort in the late 1990’s she was seeking a business that would afford her a proper work life balance. A vintage beach resort was the perfect fit to reconnect with her past and create a business that strengthend her family bonds and her faith allowing her children to be nearby.
With a successful small family-owned and operated business under her belt, Gayle was able to put some of her energy and focus on supporting over 35 community organizations from Meals on Wheels, American Cancer Society, local schools, churches, and even red tide research.
Gayle was instrumental in creating a tropical Caribbean environment full of exotic foliage. Her vision of surrounding guests in privacy can be realized in the courtyard and lounging areas.
“We wanted to create a special getaway that embraces and preserves the spirit of the island and it’s “old Florida” roots by transporting our guests from their daily routine to a relaxing state-of-mind with what feels like a private island retreat.”
Founder of Bungalow Beach Resort