The Salt Water Hawaii Crew

Meet our Friendly Vacation Rental Staff!


Salt Water Vacations is our full service short-term-vacation-rental division.  Staffed with professionals with over 50 years of combined experience in hospitality, no other local company exceeds our talents.  


Jessica Gauthier, Property Manager, RB-18796

Jessica became enamored with Vacation Rental Property Management in 2010 whn she oversaw over 40 properties mostly in East Hawaii.  Then, the Kapoho tidepools beckoned visitors from all corners of the world and Jessica greeted them with some Southern Hospitality and Aloha.  It was a winning combination for guests and Jessica alike.  Her passion is sharing her island home with guests who share her desire to maintain this beautiful place and to leave it better than we found it. E Komo Mai!



Tara Frazier, Reservations Manager

Licensed Real Estate Agent Tara Marcotte Frazier began her involvement with east Hawaii vacation rentals in 1994, through her father Steve’s Kapoho-based management company. A pioneer in vacation rentals, Steve was the first person on the Big Island (and possibly in the state of Hawaii) to offer his clients the convenience of internet bookings. Tara developed a wealth of knowledge and experience through her work as reservationist and operations manager in this innovative setting. Tara remained at the same company through a merger in 2006, as well as several subsequent changes of ownership. She had plans in motion to buy the company in 2019, when it was unexpectedly sold to a multinational vacation rental corporation. Choosing to remain true to a more personalized, locally based client experience, she joined her friend and former coworker Jessica Gauthier at Salt Water Vacations. She is thrilled at the opportunity to be part of this new “dream team,” and to put her skills and expertise to work for someone she so admires.


Kekela Blaisdell, Guest Relations 

Kekela is a born and raised local of the Hawai'i island. She works with us at Salt Water along side her Ohana and brings with her a wealth of knowldege of the island. 

Sabrina Linnala Price, Property, Marketing, & Front Office

Sabrina has an extensive background in Property Management and hospitality in multiple areas of the industry, from residential, short term, HOA, and resorts. She has received multiple awards and certifications from Forbes Travel Guide 4 Star Award, Kingsley Excellence Resident Satisfaction Award, Hospitality Marketing Solutions, and receiving a certification from Harvard University “Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health.” Most recently hailing from Beverly Hills, managing multiple luxury properties, and formerly having managed and lived on the island of Maui, she is now located and loving the Big Island. She is also currently pursuing her Hawai’i Real Estate license and continuing her career with Salt Water Hawaii.


Maiva Blaisdell and Sparkle Bright, Housekeeping Manager

Salt Water Vacations’ properties are cleaned and maintained by the staff at Sparkle Bright and overseen by Maiva Blaisdell and her competent crew.  Lifelong Hawai'i Island locals, Maiva's team is mostly 'Ohana (family) and they treat our properties with the love and respect they would a cherished family member.  


Paul Ellenberg and Dennis McFerrin, Property Care Managers

Salt Water Vacations’ properties are cleaned and maintained by the staff at Puna PD with their reliable and meticulous service. Paul Ellenburg and Dennis McFerrin started their property maintenance business in 2005 soon after they moved to Hawai’i Island. As owners of their own vacation rental, they have a unique perspective on the business and care for vacation homes. Puna PD employs local housekeepers and maintenance personnel and is proud to pay living wages per the tenets of Responsible Tourism. They and their employees take pleasure in preparing and maintaining the properties in a way that ensures guests and property owners are wowed by the cleanliness and little touches provided, with the goal that everyone has a positive and memorable experience. Paul and Dennis love the raw natural beauty of the Hawaiian landscape and the overwhelming aloha that is shared within our communities and enjoy sharing this place with others!