Meet The Team

Nick Foster | Founder & President

Nick Foster 

Founder & President

Nick founded Haustay with his wife Elisa in 2020 after years of successfully operating their own vacation rental The Coastal Casita in Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA. They branched out offering their expertise in the short-term rental space to other property owners, quickly growing their portfolio to manage 25 coastal San Diego vacation rentals.

Nick is a licensed real estate broker in the State of California (License # 01913436) with over 17 years of real estate experience. Nick has brokered over $75M in real estate transactions over the years. Nick has also previously served as a real estate consultant for the City of Beverly Hills, billion dollar real estate pension funds such as the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, and many private equity real estate entities.

Nick has three daughters and his family resides in Carlsbad, CA. He enjoys surfing, golf, and of course - travel!

Elisa Foster | Founder & Vice President

Elisa Foster 

Founder & Vice President

Elisa founded Haustay with her husband Nick in 2020 after years of successfully operating their own vacation rental The Coastal Casita in Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA. They branched out offering their expertise in the short-term rental space to other property owners, quickly growing their portfolio to manage 25 coastal San Diego vacation rentals.

Elisa has over has over 14 years of real estate experience. Prior to starting Haustay, Elisa was a real estate marketing expert working with a top performing team at what is now Cushman & Wakefield (San Diego's largest and top producing commercial real estate brokerage).

Elisa has three daughters and her family resides in Carlsbad, CA. She enjoys exercising, cooking, and of course - travel!

Agostina Haustay

Agostina Baldi

Director of Hospitality 

Agostina joined Haustay in 2022 as Haustay's Director of Hospitality. Agostina brings a wealth of experience with over 18 years in hospitality. Prior to joining Haustay, Agostina managed over 30 vacation rental properties in La Jolla, CA.

Originally from Argentina, Agostina holds a certificate in Hospitality Administration and Management from the University of Buenos Aires. Agostina is fluent in Spanish and English.

Haustay is a proud member of

carlsbad chamber of commerce logo
oceanside chamber of commerce logo
solana becah chamber of commerce logo
vacation rental management association