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About Us

Our History

Founded in 2014, California Vacation Villas grew from a single vacation rental to just over 70 units during its first five years. Built out of necessity, Co-Founders Jelena and Quinn Tamm recognized there was operational expertise required to deliver a superior guest experience while maximizing owner revenue in the vacation rental industry. They also realized there was not a one-size fits all leasing and management solution across the diverse base of vacation rental property owners. Continuously evolving in a complex marketplace, California Vacation Villas remains committed to their guests, property owners and staff to provide an exceptional experience in the communities we serve.

Our Mission

At California Vacation Villas, our mission is to provide guests with a consistent, comfortable vacation rental experience while protecting the assets of our property owners. Value for travelers, service for our owners and an engaging workplace for our staff are tenets of our business. We employ the latest industry technology and rigorously follow our established standards of comfort, cleanliness and security for all of our vacation properties while maximizing owner revenue.

Our Future

Stay with us as a guest or partner with us as a property owner. California Vacation Villas serves a wide variety of travelers and a diverse base of property owners. Sustainable and profitable growth in the resort communities we serve will continue to be a focus of our company in the years to come. Growing demand for private home accommodations combined with property owners looking for a blend of use, income and appreciation provide an excellent opportunity for the experience we provide to flourish.


Meet The Team


Quinn Tamm

Co-Founder, Business Development

Quinn started Ternion Real Estate in 2010 as a brokerage focused on mortgage brokerage and distressed real estate sales after 7 years at Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Banking. As the brokerage evolved, Quinn saw an opportunity to build a vacation rental leasing component with a diverse range of management options. When Jelena joined the company, they started California Vacation Villas expanding from just their own vacation rental to more than 70 units in under 5 years. Quinn continues to manage the growth and development of the business. He is focused on owner acquisition and systems management. Quinn’s experience in the vacation rental industry dates back to his childhood beach house on the Jersey Shore to his personal ownership of vacation rentals in La Quinta for over 15 years. He holds a BA in Business Economics from Brown University (2002). Quinn enjoys coaching youth sports and is an avid golfer.


Jelena Tamm

Co-Founder, Operations and Owner Relations

Jelena brings a diverse residential real estate background to California Vacation Villas. Her responsibilities are focused on the operational components of the business and working with our property owners. After 9 years working for Wells Fargo in their Private Mortgage Banking Group, Jelena joined Quinn to transform their real estate brokerage business. Her organizational skills have aided in the growth of the business overseeing the company’s staff and as the primary contact for our existing property owners. A vocal advocate of vacation rental ownership, Jelena is a board member of VRON La Quinta and involved in multiple community groups working to protect the property rights of vacation rental owners throughout Southern California. Jelena holds a BA in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton (2003) and is a conversational Spanish and fluent Serbo-Croation speaker. Jelena and Quinn split their time between Newport Beach and La Quinta with their two daughters, enjoying the communities the business serves.

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