In July 1973, Alice Collins opened on St. George Island under the name of Alice D. Collins Realty specializing in the sales and rentals of recreational properties on the island. Alice D. Collins Realty joined forces with CENTURY 21 in 1992 and became CENTURY 21 Collins Realty Inc.. In 1994, we created Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc.
President/Owner Alice Collins has guided the helm of Collins Vacation Rentals through many idyllic summers, hurricanes seasons (with major damage from Hurricanes Kate and Opal) and a devastating fire that destroyed the original building in the 1980s. Fortunately, all lives were spared and the structure was soon rebuilt - thanks to the compassion and community spirit of employees and islanders alike. Within two months, a new office building was constructed on the ruins of the old site. A "west wing" was added in the spring of 2004, increasing the office space to a 6,650 sq. ft. facility for CENTURY 21 Collins Realty, Inc. and Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc.
Over the years, our employees and our company continue to be active within the community and stay in touch with community leaders to help preserve the pristine area of St. George Island while allowing quality growth. You'll find our homes have scenic views because there are no high-rise condominiums on St. George Island, and the island has well-established low-density controls.