About Susan Phillips

Susan Phillips, Owner Vacation New Braunfels

With a growing portfolio of short and long term fully furnished resort rentals, Vacation New Braunfels offers a variety of housing options. Corporate executive rentals are ideal for those relocating to our area. Realtors needing needing temporary housing for buyers and sellers between closings.  Insurance companies dealing with clients who are facing loss. Contractors in town to build projects such as Resolute Health.  By offering flexible lease terms with all bills paid, Vacation New Braunfels & Realty meets a variety of interim housing needs.

Susan's extensive background in property management began in Dallas, Texas when she worked as a leasing agent for several large apartment complexes. After moving to New Braunfels in 1985, Susan continued working for local area apartment complexes including several in San Antonio. Susan was hired to work as a leasing consultant to help increase occupancy for troubled complexes. Susan was able to break her own record of 18 units per day and received a prestigious sales award from the San Antonio based property management company.

After purchasing, developing and then selling a waterfront property, Susan began to manage homes for owners from all over the world. Vacation New Braunfels specializes in luxurious, high end vacation homes - quality vs quantity!

Now a Realtor, Susan has sold 1.7 million in real estate in 2015.

And as of May 2016, sold five condos at River Run.

Susan's Background

Born to missionary parents in the Belgian Congo, Susan experienced a thrilling childhood. The beauty of Central Africa was often marred by violent bloody battles as rebel factions vied to overturn the government. Susan and her family were held hostage, evacuated, lost all their possessions, and the rebels even shot their dog!

Through all of this strife, the Power of God and His love were abundant as He repeatedly lifted the family out of danger to safety. The Protestant University of Congo, founded with the help of Susan's father, is still in operation today due to his ongoing commitment. A new medical school has recently opened which will greatly increase medical care and help battle the AIDS epidemic. Susan's sisters have begun Hand Up Congo which is helping Congolese women begin businesses by giving them sewing machines etc. They have a pink canoe to go up and down the Congo River to sell their wares.

Susan is a single mom of Daniel Jr. (Young Studmuffin), age 30, is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. Betsy, age 25, is living in Los Angeles as a working actor who has made several small movies and lots of TV spots.

Susan's love of running and volunteering led to her directing over 25 road races including the very first Race for the Cure in San Antonio. Susan created the Jingle Bell Run and directed the Wurst Five Mile Run for years. She was the first in New Braunfels to tie running events to non-profits thereby raising funds for Family Outreach, Hospice, the Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, United Way and more.

Susan served as Founder and Board member for seven years of the New Braunfels Women's Chamber of Commerce and as Program Chair for the San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce. She also directed two Women in Communications Headliner Proliner Banquets honoring the media in San Antonio. Susan was named Business Person of the Year by the New Braunfels Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 1998 and Business Person of the Year by the New Braunfels Women's Chamber in 2000 and 2001.

Together with Sally Singley, Susan founded Network Partners, a Christian Networking Group, which had 75 members during its two year span. It was disbanded after Vacation New Braunfels took off and there was no time to organize and plan for Network Partners. Betsy and Susan directed the first annual 'Bark in Park' October 28, 2006 which raised over $6000 for the Humane Society's Animal Shelter. Susan works tirelessly to serve home owners and home buyers. It is indeed very much a GOD thing!!!