About the
Shell Garden Suite

The Shell Garden Suite is a private suite located within a large, renovated and expanded 1961 Cocoa Beach canal-front home. What was used by the previous owners as an in-law suite has been transformed into a beach-themed oasis for guests.

Meet your on-site hosts, Cathy and Mark:

Mark Prynoski

Mark is a retired Business Manager with a love of nature. He is a life-long birding enthusiast and has now focused his studies on Florida ecosystems with an emphasis on native plants. Mark earned an Advanced Florida Master Naturalist designation from the University of Florida and now helps to teach the Master Naturalist classes. Mark volunteers regularly leading guided walks at many of Brevard County’s Endangered Lands Conservation Areas.

Cathy Laurenzi

Cathy is a native Floridian who works from home as a Real Estate Broker. She has many interests and has had a variety of careers over the years including Accountant and Photographer/Artist. She acquired a knowledge of Florida birds while doing nature photography to sell at art festivals throughout Florida. Since moving to the beach 5+ years ago, Cathy has become addicted to shelling and makes a variety of crafts with her finds.