Florida Vacation Rental STR Code

Thursday, February 13

Are you compliant with the Florida statutes, when running your short term rental?  An always changing political environment brings up questions of land use and state vs local control of vacation rentals.  In 2011, the state began regulation of vacation rentals, except 75 local municipalities that...


132,300 Gallon Plumbing Leak at my Vacation Rental

Thursday, February 06

I had short term rental guests inbound in the week leading up to Christmas.  The previous guest reported hearing water running somewhere, but didn't see the toilets refilling or any other visible sign of water moving.  That was my first clue.  The second was when I attempted to start a load of la...


Six Month AirBnB vs HomeAway Income Only

Friday, November 01

While I have been renting long term for the better part of a zillion years, I recently acquired a house in the right area, at the right price, and with the right financing for short term rentals.Some of my assumptions were incorrect.  For instance, my clientele.  I expected to have a number of in...


Jason Hartman Profits in Paradise - Oct 2019

Monday, October 28

Having recently returned from a Jason Hartman property tour, adjacent to Orlando, it seemed fitting to share what it was all about.Friday was an optional property tour, with one of Jason’s preferred partners. The last time I attended one of these tours, the partner was rehabbing existing single f...


Superhost Status Excites!

Saturday, October 12

At the middle of October, we have been granted Superhost status by AirBnb.  I have achieved 10 reviews of 5 stars on AirBnb.  I still have more bookings on AirBnb than I do on any other site, though I focused on it first.  Taking the benefits that were offered in exchange for higher rankings, I a...


The Beginning: My Short Term Rental Story

Saturday, August 10

STR Journal: The BeginningMay I started by researching municipalities in my local area that allow short term rentals. In my county, there are a few cities that had a pre-existing regulation on whether they welcome short term rental properties. I identified a market where there was not a pre...