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jdh1810, Home Buyer in Huntington Beach, CA

What are some good areas for vacation rentals and some good areas ( low vacancy) for rental (year round) rentals ??

Asked by jdh1810, Huntington Beach, CA Mon Jun 24, 2013

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you have been told pretty much whole vacation homes areas. IF you want specific sub divisions then I have that information. TRulia is about sharing information but as a broker, I earn my living by helping buyers buy in an area that suits them. To be more that 'general' here would be financial suicide for us agent. You would just take information that it has taken us years to comply and us it to your advantage without giving any of us the chance to earn a living helping you. So, I am sorry. specific subdivision information is only available to those buyers who allow us to help them. There is not cost to the buyer for this help. But before we part with our experience to your benefit, we know to know that we will be paid for our efforts. I have been helping folks buy and sell home in all of the vacation home areas mentioned 'generally' here. If you want specific , targeted advice that will suit your needs then please get in touch. http://www.frontlinefloridarealty.com alan@Frontlinefloridarealty.com 407 832 4888
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Don't understand your point as to how sharing information would be financial suicide for you. As a buyer I don't pay your commission, being out of state from Huntington Beach, CA I have no idea how to even narrow down my search. I'm not asking anyone to send me MLS listing numbers of houses to buy just general areas that are good to consider. It is to my benefit to use a buying agent since I don't pay you and even if I did I have no problem with that.
Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013
Hi There:

I have sold several properties in short term rental areas and have been inside virtually every community in these neighborhoods. A portion of Champions Gate, Davenport and a good portion of Kissimmee’s 34747 fall within the short term rental zoned areas. A portion of 34746 and Haines city also have short term rental communities but the proximity to Disney is not as great as the other areas. Depending on your budget there are several communities that are super nice. My favorite one happens to be Reunion with 3 golf courses. Below is the link to samples of home in these areas:


Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Hi jdh1810,

For vacation rentals the easy answer is close to Disney.

The closest area which allows rental by the night is in Osceola County, Kissimmee zip code 34747, but with some notable communities also in Kissimmee 34746 as well as certain homes with ChampionsGate, Davenport, Clermont, and Haines City addresses. There are many opportunities depending just what your objective and budget is. Not all communities are created equal and there are some specific neighborhoods which have good word of mouth and are very popular for vacation rental for one reason or another. Among those are the few with exceptional community amenities, which, in addition to location, will make a positive impact on rental. Two of them are in new construction still - the aforementioned Paradise Palms Resort and the even newer Retreat at ChampionsGate community. More info on both at:



My focus is Disney area vacation homes and short rental properties, and I work under one of the larger Management/Rental companies. I can help you navigate both new and resale options in these areas with not only sales, but also furniture package, rental, and management support. I'm available to answer your questions - feel free to contact me directly.

As for long term, the options, as said, are many. One opportunity often mentioned on this forum for investment would be the area of the Medical City at Lake Nona.

Brent Ferry
Global Real Estate Services, Inc.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 25, 2013
The rental market continues to command top dollar. With this said, there are many residential neighborhoods that command top dollar rents and low if any vacancies. For instance, Thortnton Park(downtown Orlando), Baldwin Park, College Park, Lake Nona, Winter Park are all good areas for residential rentals.

I would be happy to work with you finding a few places to generate positive cash flow! Just email or call anytime!
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Lot's of different options! West Kissimmee, Davenport, Clermont (Near the Four Corners Area), you may also want to consider Haines City. They have a few areas that are very popular for short-term rentals such as Southern Dunes and Calabay Parc at Tower Lake. Some of the newer communities such as Paradise Palms in West Kissimmee is very popular since it's newer and has amazing amenities.

It really depends on what you are looking for... are you looking for a gated resort with tons of amenities or are you looking for a private pool home in a more community feel. Please feel free to contact me so I can better help you with the different locations and types of short-term and long-term rentals communities.

Carrie Courtney, Changing Latitudes Real Estate
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I have been converting a lot of vacation rentals into year round rentals because investors just aren't getting the returns on vacation rentals any more this area has been flooded with them and unless you have an excellent booking source they just aren't getting the numbers.

As a property manager whom has done both I am getting excellent success with year round rentals in Saint Cloud. It still has some small town appeal but close to Orlando. I currently have every property that I have in my management rented and I only do rental property management so I could really use more properties and rent them quickly.

Hope I can be of assistance to you JulieRents@AOL.com
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There are a lot of vacation rentals in Kissimmee and also in Davenport. There are some developments that allow short term rentals and investors buy these houses to rent them to families that come on vacation. I have a house that I will be listing in one of these developments, if you would like more information please contact me at : alebellot@cfl.rr.com


Auria Le Bellot
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 25, 2013
Hi jdh1810,

Thanks for turning to Trulia for your real estate questions.

Good areas for STR or vacation rentals are Kissimmee, Davenport, Champions Gate and Reunion.
And they are the most popular areas in relation to Disney and other area attractions. I have numerous clients that have purchased townhomes, condos, and single family homes in those areas.

As far as long term rentals...the options are many. Winter Park, Windermere, Winter Garden, Baldwin Park, Oviedo, parts of Orlando (west) and Downtown.

Hope that helps, and of course if I can be of service, let me know.
Carol Bauza
Charles Rutenberg Realty
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For vacation rentals the Championsgate, Davenport and Kissimmee area around 192 are great. Year round areas would be the Metrowest and Winter Garden-Windermere areas.
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