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hello and welcome to our world!

Jim and I have been married for over 47 years and have three grown daughters with families of their own. We bought our lake house in 2004 and love having family gatherings at the lake!

Having been in real estate for the 40 years, Jo started her own real estate firm, NextHome On the
Lake in 2011 and shortly after Jim started St James Vacation Homes to bring everyone the wonderful experiences that we have so enjoyed over the years.


St James Vacation Homes is a dynamic family owned boutique business in the heart of Georgia’s Lake Country providing exceptional services throughout both Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair for both owners and guests. St James Vacation Homes was the first vacation rental company in Lake Country and remains the largest rental and management company in the area.

A true family affair with three airline pilots in the family, we know a thing or two about travel and places to stay. From the Waldorf Astoria in New York City to a “hotelship” in Amsterdam, we’ve logged well over 1580 nights at VRBO/Airbnb properties in 11 countries. The biggest takeaway for us continues to be what it has always been: “true hospitality anticipates guests’ needs and meets those needs with thoughtful detail that transforms a stay into an unforgettable vacation.”

St James and NextHome On the Lake an unbeatable duo for family vacation homes.

The St James mission is simple:

Direct its guests to the best luxury vacation homes and experiences that this stunning resort area of Georgia has to offer Empower homeowners to lay a beautiful, manageable foundation to increase both their profits and their joy of hosting.

And with NextHome On the Lake, finding the perfect vacation home for your family is a breeze.

NextHome On the Lake is also managed by the family. Their niche in this market is to find you the perfect vacation home and no one at the lake does it better!

All the way from vacant lots to build your dream vacation home to existing multi million dollar homes, the agents at NextHome know where the best spots are for vacation homes, the most requested features to look for and how to set each home up to maximize your family’s enjoyment and your hosting profits!

Let’s do this together!

so much to see and do


If you have been considering buying a Lake Oconee or Lake Sinclair home as an investment in the vacation rental market, we can help! You can enjoy earning passive rental income without the responsibilities and worry and potentially add to your investment inventory. Reach out to us today for a complimentary consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

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