If you are thinking of renting seasonally, turnkey furnished, you should look for a golf/tennis development with pools, spas, fitness center, etc. Our winter tenants come for the weather and outdoor activities that they can't find at home this time of year. If you hope to use the unit for your own pleasure at times, this is the best option. If you choose long-term, unfurnished, you have the advantage of receiving monthly income versus income for only three to four months per year. Which is best for you? You need to crunch the numbers including down payment, HOA dues, taxes, insurance. How many months can you carry the unit or have the unit vacant? Once you have this figured out, I can better help you with locations.
SUSAN LONDON, Broker Associate
Windermere Real Estate