If you own a Fort Myers Beach vacation home, you already know why tourists from all over the world flock to this stunning, tropical town. Miles upon miles of white sand beaches, aquamarine waters that stretch beyond the horizon, and exciting sport fishing are more than just great reasons to own here: they’re fantastic incentives to rent your Fort Myers Beach vacation home as well.
Whether you are new to the area or have been planning on retiring here for years, getting into the Fort Myers Beach vacation rental market has never been a better idea. However, it’s important to note that there are some stringent regulations, including a 7-night minimum stay. Fees on Fort Meyers Beach vacation rentals include a short-term rental registration fee for each unit you’ll rent (a $100 one-time fee and $50 every year after). Guests are charged a 6.5 percent Florida sales tax, and 5 percent tourist tax when they book. Additionally, Southwest Florida is known for its restrictive gated communities and HOAs. Short-term rental properties—condos specifically—may have a 30-day minimum rental period. Some HOAs may also require your guests to fill out an application for approval of your short-term booking, which may take up to 30 days to review.
It’s a lot to keep track of, but we’re here to help. Work with us and get access to a local team of Fort Myers Beach vacation rental experts. Our housekeeping, operations, and maintenance staff all live and work in the area, so we’re close-by when help is needed and can respond to guest-related emergencies 24/7.
Beyond the stellar support of your local team, we market your home internationally on top platforms like Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com. All our listings include professional photography, 3D home tours, and clear amenities breakdowns so your guests can easily plan their trips. Shoulder season is no problem for us either: with our dynamic technology, your home’s nightly rate automatically adapts to local events and seasonal changes, keeping it booked longer.
Let’s talk. We’re here to make managing your Fort Myers Beach vacation rental simple.
With Vacasa's Perfect Rate technology and broad marketing distribution, owners who switch to Vacasa earn 31% more in their first year.*
Vacasa's local employees are here to deliver the exceptional service that you, your home, and your guests deserve.
Owning a second home shouldn’t be your second job. Vacasa takes care of the details so you can enjoy your home.
In 2009, after assuming responsibility for his wife's family vacation home, our founder Eric Breon struggled to find a property manager capable of providing quality care and a satisfying financial return. This is how Vacasa began—with a vision to deliver a seamless experience for vacation home owners, through innovative technology and local staff, wherever guests want to travel.
In the last decade, thousands of homeowners have joined the Vacasa family, and we now manage more than 26,000 vacation properties around the world. We’d love to help you discover the Vacasa difference: earn more, worry less, and rent with ease.
Schedule a call with a Homeowner Consultant, who can answer preliminary questions and see if we’d be a good fit for you.
If you'd like to move forward, we’ll put you in touch with our market expert in your neighborhood to explore the financial potential of your home, outline our management fee, and introduce your local team.
Vacasa offers property management and other real estate services directly through Vacasa LLC and through Vacasa LLC's licensed subsidiaries. Click here for more information about Vacasa's licensed real estate brokerage/property manager in your state. Vacasa’s licensed real estate brokerages/property managers include: Vacasa Alabama LLC; Vacasa Arizona LLC; Vacasa Florida LLC; Vacasa Louisiana L.L.C. (licensed in Louisiana); Vacasa Michigan LLC, 947-800-5979; Vacasa Nevada LLC; Vacasa New Hampshire LLC, P.O. Box 283, Conway NH 03818, Dave Grant, Broker of Record; Vacasa New Mexico LLC, 503-345-9399; Vacasa New York LLC, 888-433-0068, Susan E. Scanlon, Real Estate Broker; Vacasa North Carolina LLC; Vacasa Pennsylvania LLC; Vacasa Real Estate Corporation, California DRE #02105811, Joseph Czapkowicz, California DRE #01380722; Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Idaho, Oregon, and Utah); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Tennessee, 615-671-9916); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Washington, Robert Brush, Designated Broker); Vacasa South Carolina LLC; Vacasa Tennessee LLC; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Hawaii LLC, 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Suite 600, Lahaina, HI 96761; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Montana LLC, Patrice Tompkins, Licensed Property Manager; Vacasa Virginia LLC; Vacasa Wisconsin LLC.
*Average increase in net revenue with Vacasa during the first year for owners who were eligible for, and chose to participate in, a Vacasa performance guarantee. Figures based on the average of first-year income guarantees that finished August 2018–August 2019.