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About Your Hosts

Thank you for visiting Carolina by the Sea, by Geigerhaus Vacation Rentals!


We are Rich, Barbara and Jonah Geiger, a family who loves travel. More importantly, we love sharing magical experiences with fellow travelers and fun seekers! Our hosting journey began in Telluride, Colorado in 2009. GeigerHaus, an 8 bedroom ski-in/ski-out, alpine residence, offered mountain respite, adventure, peace, world-class skiing and hiking, and amazing San Juan views.

Our experience with GeigerHaus helped us discover just how much we enjoy making wonderful vacation experiences possible for travelers. We cater to those looking for memorable gathering places where they can come together and enjoy the best that this life has to offer in some truly magical settings.


We are so pleased to now offer Pass the Salt, The Portly Whale and Dune Tootin' on Topsail Island, North Carolina. The name Pass the Salt is a phrase that was used by my mother after she was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2004. When she struggled to find words, she would say, "Pass the Salt" to let us know she was trying to find a specific word. She passed away that same year. The name The Portly Whale is just a little nod to our son, Jonah, the light of our lives. And finally, Dune Tootin' is named to remind us of the beauty and wonder of life, and well, that life is beautiful - yer Dune Tootin'!!


Thank you for visiting this site! We hope both you and each of our guests are blessed with many opportunities to make magical, lasting memories. 

All best to you and yours,
The Geiger Family

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