About the Owners

About the Owners

Paradise Retreats was founded in 2006 by Becky & Theo Kracke. By following the business philosophies of Integrity, Innovation, and Value, Paradise Retreats has become one of the top leaders in the luxury vacation rental management business in Santa Barbara County.

Theo has been living in Santa Barbara since 1981. He graduated with an Honors degree in Business Economics from UCSB. Shortly after, in his garage in Goleta, he founded Techstyles Sportswear. Techstyles soon became very successful and a leader in the resort apparel industry! It started consistently shipping over 80,000 garments each month to tourist resort destinations around the whole country. In 2004, Theo sold Techstyles so that he would have more time to explore new and innovative entrepreneurial opportunities.

Becky grew up in Ventura, CA. Her parents owned a beachside hotel where she lived and worked, which gave her an early start in the hospitality industry. Becky graduated with a degree in English Literature from Cal State Northridge, and actively worked in Real Estate during her college years. In 1993, she became a licensed Realtor. Since then, she has helped create hundreds of successful real estate transactions.

In 2006, Becky & Theo created a vacation rental management company in the Santa Barbara area that used proven business principles to their operations. With Theo's business operations experience, and Becky's real estate background, they created a company that achieves that goal. Becky & Theo have formed a team of competent professionals when it comes to property management. From Property Administration, Guest Relations, Property Services, and Accounting, their loyal and hard-working team strives to maximize the success of every property. Not only do they provide excellent customer service to their valued Guests, but they also protect the neighbors' rights to the quiet enjoyment of their properties.

Theo, Becky, and their 2 children aim to enjoy the best that Santa Barbara offers. This includes surfing from their parcel on the Hollister Ranch, hiking the mountain trails of Montecito, exploring the Channel Islands on their boat, and simply engaging in downtown activities with the kids. At the end of the day, a philosophy of "work to live" permeates the Kracke lifestyle.

"We appreciate the beauty, sophistication, and creativity of the Santa Barbara community. Everyone we know is committed to a balanced life of professional work satisfaction, health, and happiness. We strive to create a company which reflects those values."