Chair Rental Pricing:
$8/hour or $40/day plus tax.
A well-known travel truism is, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
If you want to live by this credo while vacationing on Pensacola Beach, you should seek advice from your beach chair attendant … especially if they work for Lazy Days Beach Rentals.
Ashley Curd manages the team who gets up the at the crack of dawn every morning to set out hundreds of blue foam pads on wooden loungers, adorning each pair with a matching umbrella. It hardly seems possible to make this ‘postcard pretty’ beach more beautiful, but that’s exactly what Ashley and his crew do every day.
Lazy Days only hires ‘blood locals,’ meaning you need to be born and bred on the confined shores of Santa Rosa Island to earn a spot amongst this privileged crew.
Young local surfers aspire to the coveted positions and must come with a referral to be hired. Once on board, they stay with the company for years, often using their income to work their way through college.
Some, like Ashley, never manage to tear themselves away from the idyllic beach lifestyle.
“We wrap up our twelve-hour work days by surfing and taking in the sunset. I spend my days off on the beach,” he says. “I am on the beach 70 hours a week and love every minute of it. I really have no reason to wear shoes.”
It’s a business model that owner Bill Patterson has carefully cultivated.
He says, “I only hire beach kids, and they are always my friends before my employees. We are very close and have known each other most of our lives. We know everything and everybody in Pensacola Beach.”
In short, the Lazy Days crew is a team of barefoot, shirtless, well tanned (and well informed) concierges. Whether you are looking for a jet ski rental or the best sandwich on the beach, they’re the guys to ask.
Maybe the loyalty results from the fact that this is not your average beach attendant job.
Bill has high expectations of his staff and instills a powerful responsibility for protecting the beach and everyone on it. People come year after year looking for the Lazy Days crew. And for good reason.
Lazy Days Beach Rentals has been serving Pensacola Beach hotels like Hampton Pensacola Beach with chairs, umbrellas and equipment like paddle boards and surfboards since 1987.
Bill says, “It’s a good life. Lots of fun. I get to live on the beach and I love where I am.”
Let Lazy Days help you love where you are with beach service offerings ranging from chairs and umbrellas to watersports rentals.