Live Swell Story

Home is where the waves are!! Founded by passionate surfers coastal living enthusiasts, Michael Hamilton & Maria Fuerer, Live Swell is a boutique brand of coastal vacation homes where guests refresh from reality.

From an early age the creators of Live Swell developed a love for the beach and waves. As kids they were fortunate to live near the coast and take family beach vacations where they would spend hours building sand castles, hunt for seashells, fish, body surf and catch waves on their boogie boards.

Years later, after learning to surf, serving as and Ocean Lifeguard and suffering from years of wanderlust, Mike + Maria have been fortunate to live in and visit some of the most special coastal communities on the planet. Combine this passion with an interest in coastal real estate and the seed for Live Swell was sown.

Each of our beach bungalows is handpicked, restored and renovated to its old charm with a modern feel. We take pride in transforming each property to a place where guests can feel what is like to have a beach home away from home.

Our Team

Michael Hamilton is active and curious person that loves to travel, enjoy surfing, live by the beach and learn. With interest in coastal living along with a strong education and experience in real estate investing Michael decided to get into the vacation rental business. He has been recognized for his achievements and featured as a guest many podcasts.  He has a Masters Degree in International Business from UC San Diego and an undergraduate Degree from Cornell University.

Maria Feurer is the brains behind the Live Swell Beach Bungalow operations. She leads customer service and is responsible for developing most of business systems involving day to day dealings. Maria enjoys traveling internationally, white wine and yoga. She studied Psychology at the graduate level and has an undergraduate Degree from the University of Delaware.


“The house is adorable and only half a block from the beach. Michael was helpful in answering all of our silly questions. The grill made eating grilled sea food each night a rare treat. I highly recommend this little cottage.”

~ Shanna, New York


“Perfect get-away and great value for those of us on a limited budget. Everything we needed to have a layed back and memorable time at the beach. We would definitely stay here again!.”

~ Anita, Centerville Virginia

“We really enjoyed the bungalow. Comfy and exactly as described. Michael was helpful with any and all questions. Great place, we highly recommend it.”

~ Andras, Hungary


“A wonderful property, great location, fantastic hosts. Michael and Maria really care about their guests and the quality of their visit..”

-Robin, Michigan

Live Swell History