When vacationers come to Key West to dive the shipwrecks, visit the Key West Butterfly Conservancy, or party at sunset in Mallory Square, they want to do it in the style of Hemingway and stay in Key West vacation homes.
As a year-round tourist destination, renting your Key West vacation home while you're not around can bring in excellent returns and keep your home ready for your next visit. But because Key West is so popular, there are a few rules to abide by before you put your home on the market. The City of Key West no longer issues transient rental licenses (less than 29 days), and the only way to acquire one is to purchase a property that received the license before 2011. The city strictly enforces vacation rental rules, and operating without a license could mean thousands of dollars in fines. If you own a licensed short-term rental or are considering purchasing one, you'll need two business tax receipts: one from Monroe County ($30) and one from the City of Key West ($20). Guests staying at your home will pay a 7.5 percent state sales tax and 5 percent tourism tax.
We're here to make operating your Key West vacation rental easy. Local employees are the core of our business, and we pride ourselves on building a responsive team that's ready for anything, 24/7. They'll handle housekeeping, maintenance, and operations support so you can feel confident that anytime you visit, your home will be ready for you.
Just as the community of Key West is important to us, so too is your home's success. We invest in you by listing your professionally-photographed home on top travel sites like Booking.com, Airbnb, and Expedia for no additional charge. Our dynamic pricing technology automatically adjusts your home's rates for demand, local events, and seasonal changes, earning you more and keeping your home occupied, longer.
Let's talk about the future of your place in Key West. Contact us for a personalized income evaluation and see why working with a full-service Key West vacation rental property manager can make renting 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.