The Beginning

Jim and Jo Jones moved to the Lake Oconee area in 2004. Prior to that time Jo had been in real estate/property management for over 25 years in Texas. Jo got her real estate and appraisers license in Georgia in 2005 and quickly set about getting to know the area.

Tiffany, Jim and Jo’s daughter got her real estate license in 2011 and the Mother and Daughter team decided to open up their own brokerage. Jo got her Brokers license and in July of 2011 they opened their doors.


In addition to sales and long term rentals the team decide to focus primarily on vacation home management and leasing. No one in this resort area was focused on this niche and they went about making it their own.

Fast forward to 2015 and the two decide to separate the vacation rental business from the sales and long term rental and St James Vacation Homes was born. St James remains the largest vacation rental and management company at the lake.

St James Vacation Homes and Jo’s real estate company Next Home On the Lake continue to be exclusive partners of one another.

If you have a home you are looking to add to a vacation rental program, then St James Vacation Homes is the smart choice. If you are looking to purchase a vacation home then Next Home On the Lake would be an excellent choice since that is their specialty.