Don and Joyce Filiault purchased the Inn in 2002. Their business partner is Walt Sullivan, who handles the day-to-day operations of the Inn. All of us at the Beach Breeze Inn feel privileged to operate this great old Inn and are dedicated to ensuring that your stay will be relaxing and rejuvenating. We still believe in customer service and enjoy working with our guests to assist them in planning their itineraries, be it a day or a dinner.
Below is a quick overview of our stellar hospitality team and their backgrounds….
Walter Sullivan, Innkeeper
Walt enters his 18th year running the Beach Breeze and is well known and well respected as the face of the operation. Walt runs the day-to-day operations of the Inn and is a tremendous resource to our guests on all things Falmouth and Cape Cod. He has great tips on the many restaurants and activities in our area as well as some of the “local only” beach and sunset spots. Walt enjoys a round of golf when time permits and is always willing to join our guests for a tour of one of the local courses, strictly business as they say.
He started his career with Marriott Hotels where he focused on rooms operations for a number of years before shifting into Food & Beverage. In addition to Marriott, he also worked for Hyatt, Doubletree, Best Western, and Embassy Suites at locations throughout the country.
JoAnne Paul, Assistant Innkeeper
Joanne is another veteran Hospitality Professional who is with us for the second year in 2019. She has managed small resorts and Inn’s both on Cape Cod and in Florida over the past twenty years. She is also a long time resident of Falmouth and is well versed in the many options and attractions that are sometimes missed without that “local knowledge”. She is always willing to help with daily plans, dining options or even to discuss best choices for garden plants here or back home.
Don and Joyce Filiault, Owners
Don and Joyce bought the Inn, then known as the Shore Haven Inn by the Sea on July 1, 2002. Along with Walt Sullivan, they began a mission to bring back the beauty and warmth of the house and grounds while developing and growing the business. Don and Joyce moved to Falmouth full time in 2012 and enjoy living in our vibrant and close-knit town.
Don is a very involved owner and is always delighted to see old friends or meet new ones. Don and Walt have worked together and been friends for over 40 years now. In addition to assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Inn, Don remains directly involved in the ongoing renovation work each off-season as both creative designer and general contractor.
Don began his career with Marriott Hotels and worked his way up the ranks with various Hotel companies in numerous locations throughout the country. A lifelong boater, Don enjoys visiting the many beautiful locations around the Cape and Islands and spending time on the beautiful waters in our area with family and friends. He is also always looking to enjoy a round of golf whenever possible, so don’t be shy about asking to join him.
Joyce is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University where she majored in Travel and Tourism. She spent her earlier career in the Sales and Marketing departments of hotels in the Boston area. A long-time veteran of the Internet Software business, Joyce keeps track of the Don and Walt’s decorating and makes sure we get it right for all of our guests.