A sigh of relief: Spring break over in Walton County

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 04:08 PM.

"Rental management companies are doing a poor job screening spring break renters, jeopardizing both communities and homes, and excepting little or no responsibility/liability," said Miramar Beach resident, Mark Walker on The Sun's Facebook page.

Comander agreed and said those renting to underage students and or overbooking houses should be held accountable.

"One way is through occupational licenses," she said.

For businesses, 2013 spring break was a success. There were large crowds, but they were under control.

"The crowds were insane, but that usually happens when Easter is early. It's like compressing eight weeks into four or five," said Grant Hill, manager of Bud & Alley's Restaurant in Seaside .

Bud & Alley's employed their own deputy to work an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. shift to oversee the breakers and prevent property damage. Hill credits his staff and extra help from WCSO for making this spring break one of the "easiest, smoothest spring breaks" he's seen in 12 years.

"It was wonderful," he said. "Let's do it all again."

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