Clearwater Beach Condos – Great for Vacations…How about for Rentals?

Clearwater Beach Florida – Buyers looking for great Clearwater Beach Real Estate purchases often want to know what their options are to rent them out when they are not using it. What many people don’t realize is the City of Clearwater’s code’s default is a minimum of 30 day rentals which means if no other rules apply Clearwater Beach Condos or other property must be rented for at least 30 days or longer.

Now while 30 days is the default for minimum rental most condominium associations set their own rules (This is why you have to read that big stack of condo docs and know what you’re agreeing to). Everything from allowing 7 day rentals to mandating no rentals allowed the first 2 years of ownership. Yikes!

Today I had client looking to purchase a Clearwater Beach condo as their vacation home. They also wanted to be able to rent it out weekly when it’s not being used. Sounds simple enough, right? The Clearwater Beach area rental facts below may surprise you.

This is another good reason why you want to work with Clearwater Beach experts who know this kind of info about the various Clearwater Beach condos (also things like are pets allowed, how to calculate property taxes, etc. – topics for another day) because….

Which Sand Key, Island Estates & Clearwater Beach condos allow Short Term Rentals?

Get the Facts:

  • ALL Island Estates condos must be rented for over 60 days and most require a 90 days minimum or longer;
  • On Sand Key there are only 2 condominium complexes that allow you to rent for a minimum of 14 days;
  • Sand Key has no condos that allow 7 day rentals;
  • Only 4 Sand Key beachfront condos allow 30 day rentals – the rest require that you rent their Sand Key Condos for 90 days or more;

The good news is that their are actually 7 Clearwater beach condos that allow 7 day rentals – quirky how that number matched. 5 of these short term rental condos have amazing inter-coastal waterviews (and you can walk across the street to Clearwater Beach) and there are two gulf-front Clearwater beach condo complexes directly on Clearwater Beach with sugar white sand at your backdoor.

You might wonder why rental periods vary so greatly – many reasons but one of the reasons many have a 180 day minimum rental period is to avoid the extra 12% bed tax (like at hotels) that is charged on all rentals in Pinellas County for rentals of less than 6 months. It’s something to consider when making your plans.

If you are looking to purchase Clearwater Beach Real Estate any time soon – give us a call at (727) 710-8035 and let us know what your rental goals are and we are happy to share with you which Island Estates, Clearwater Beach and Sand Key Condos match your requirements.

There are still some homes on North Clearwater Beach that are grandfathered to allow 7 day rentals so they are another option for buyers looking for short term vacation options. We also have a few condo-hotels but this is a whole different model, however if you’d like more info – places like Sandpearl are getting good reviews.

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13 Comments

  1. Cyndee, this is great information for people looking to use their condo to rent out when they are not there. As you said, an important reason to read the doc’s as I’m sure most of us Snow birds would NEED to know that.

    Busy, I’ll call next week.

  2. I’m interested in a vaction home that could be used as a rental when we are not using it. I’ve seen some lower end motel condos on the beach when I was looking online a while back, but I would like to see a list of other available condos on the beach that allow for rentals as short as two weeks. Onsite management would also be a plus. You seem to know a lot about these and have many of these available.

    Thank you

    Heidi

  3. In my market I am lucky if there are ever three comparables that sold in the past 3 months. “unless they have no other comparables and can write a 5 page essay of why they need to use that one” is funny because it is so true.

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