Owner Family Photo- Stellar Beach Realty

The Stellar Story

When John founded Stellar Beach, he did so with the intent to help others create memories with friends and family at the beach like those he had created with his family over the years.

John and his wife, Adel, purchased their first vacation home in 2012. What started with a single-family vacation home quickly became a vacation rental company that spans over the beautiful beaches of eastern North Carolina with over 40 vacation rental properties. We give our guests the chance to discover some of North Carolina’s most beautiful settings in high-end homes worthy of your vacation time. With a team that is passionate about our mission, focused on customer service and local to our property locations, we are constantly searching for new ways and opportunities to help create truly unforgettable experiences for our guests.

Our Team

We stop at nothing to provide relaxing vacations the way they are meant to be experienced, shared, and remembered.

The power behind our stellar service is our amazing team. These individuals are just a call or click away during each step of your vacation. They’ve spent time at our rental properties, experienced local attractions, eaten at local restaurants, and scouted out the best experiences and things to do. They’re stationed on the ground at each of our property locations to help make your getaway more memorable, and smooth any snags along the way.

John Kozak-Stellar Beach Realty

John Kozak


“When I founded Stellar Beach, I wanted other families to create memories at the beach like mine had, and I wanted to provide the spaces to help them do so.”

Haley Gavrilis-Stellar Beach Realty

Wanda Tate

Broker in Charge

“I love helping make others’ dreams come true, whether renting a beach home, buying a lot and building a home, or purchasing a vacation home, I aim to please!”

Haley Gavrilis-Stellar Beach Realty

Haley Gavrilis

Chief Administrative Officer

"My goal is to ensure a positive and smooth experience for our guests, staff and homeowners. I take pride in working to make your experience with us “Stellar!” Stellar Beach has a special place in my heart."

Amanda Snyder-Stellar Beach Realty

Amanda Snyder

Reservations Manager

“My goal is to make your stay at one of our Stellar Beach homes, the most relaxing and comfortable experience yet! I love interacting with people and take pride in providing the best vacation for our guests.”

Reginald Thompson

Reginald Thompson

Property Manager

"Through the help of our licensed vendors and experienced technicians, I take pride in providing the highest quality of service to our valued guests and homeowners. My mission is to create a space for you and your family to enjoy for generations to come."

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