About Welcome Mat Vacations
Nashville is the place we’ve called home since 1979, and we couldn’t be more excited to see how Nashville has been greatly embraced by tourists world-wide. We have 30+ years of combined experience in hospitality and vacation rentals, and we can’t wait to show you the best in Southern comfort. 100% locally-owned and veteran operated, be rest assured that your entire vacation is being handled by real people who are nearby for any assistance required. Planning trips can be a hassle and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be, and that’s where you can trust us with helping make your vacation the absolute best it can be.
Meet the Team
CEO / Founder
Leslie is the Owner of Welcome Mat Vacations who has over 10 years of short-term rental and hospitality experience. She is a native to Nashville, however, lived in Colorado for 10 years where she played volleyball in college, joined the Army, and gained her experience in rentals through the resort atmosphere she lived and worked in. Through these experiences, she has helped cultivate a top of the line concierge service for the company. Having served as an Engineering Officer she can troubleshoot most problems before getting a professional out to the home, which saves time on getting the right provider in to assist. She is very active in the Nashville community and can be found at all meetings related to short-term rentals with the government and other associations. She has a passion for serving others and tends to put their needs in front of her own. Working with her is a partnership as she wants to see everyone be successful. If you are just starting this process she can help find you the perfect investment property as she is a realtor too.
Edmond is the brains behind the day-to-day operations. Prior to joining Welcome Mat Vacations, he spent over 10 years in the cellphone tower industry building, maintaining, and repairing the towers. He is very handy and can get almost any job done as long as it does not need a licensed contractor. He works endlessly to develop new processes and procedures in the ever-changing environment of vacation rentals. We are happy to have him on our team and he brings a new perspective to hospitality.
Linda is the Office Manager of Welcome Mat Vacations and has been in the Nashville area since 1979. Retired from Vanderbilt Medical Center where she worked as a Billing Manager and also a retired officer from the US Army/Tennessee Army National Guard where she gained a lot of experience multi-tasking with Finance and Engineering. She currently works part-time with Westat the world’s leading research company as a Field Investigator interacting with the public in Education and Health and Medical Studies research. She has also been a season ticket holder for the Tennessee Titans since day one. You can find her at every home game and she enjoys traveling to watch them too.