OC Homes Realty
The renter does not pay the HOA fee.
There is a $400- fee that is charged by the Golden Rain Foundation for ID cards to gain access to the community which also covers the processing of the required paperwork.
There are three types of rentals - Condominiums, Co-ops and furnished short term snowbird rentals.
If you look around, I would expect that all rental properties in any given area have similarrents, and that those areas which have higher HOA fees, have correspondingly higher rents. ( Unless you subscribe to a theory that the landlord will absorb those fees, just because he likes you.)
There is a reason people become landlords - more than one, actually - but one of the biggest reasons is that tenants tend to cover ALL the ongoing monthly expenses, while landlords benefit from both tax write-offs, and any appreciation.