Clearwater Beach Florida Condo Hotels – Luxury Home Ownership

Condo Hotels find a Home on Clearwater Beach, Florida

Have you heard about the latest craze in vacation homes – buy into a  Condotel  or also known as a Condo Hotel. Many boast that they offer a great alternative to luxury vacation home ownership.

How do Clearwater Condo Hotels work?

You actually buy into a Clearwater Beach Luxury Vacation Resort and the Condo Unit is then rented out when you’re not using it and this rent helps offset your cost of ownership.

The Condo Hotel concept actually started in Miami and Ft Lauderdale, Florida and now you can find luxury Condo Hotels cropping up in cities like Celebration, FL, Las Vegas, NV, New York, NY and Chicago.

Clearwater Beach Luxury Condo Buyers have shown an attraction to these types of property in areas where the cost of owning a second home or vacation home is high like Clearwater Beach Florida where the average condo price has almost doubled in the last 3 years.

Condo Hotels are typically luxury 4 and 5 star world class resorts managed by some of the finest names in hospitality like Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Trump International to name a few.

Is a Clearwater Beach Condo Hotel the same as a Timeshare?

No, but that is a common question. Unlike a time share the Condo Hotels in the Tampa Bay Area are yours to use as much as you’d like within the agreed to guidelines while a timeshare is usually just assigned for your use on a designated period of time every year like one week.

Also, with a Clearwater Beach Condo Hotel, when you are not using it and it is rented out you typically receive about 50% of the rental fee making this an attractive feature for some, not to mention the luxury lifestyle offered along with the potential for hassle-free ownership.

Another advantage of a Clearwater Beach Condo Hotel over a Timeshare is that it is typically easier to resell because for the reasons mentioned above.

Options for Financing your Clearwater FL Condo Hotel Unit?

As the Condo Hotel Unit has become more common it has become easier to find lenders to finance these properties, however, they typically require a 20-30%  downpayment on the unit.

Clearwater Florida Condo Hotels Available Now

Clearwater Beach Florida Condo Hotels accepting Reservations – To be built

  • Aqualea Resort and Residence of Clearwater Beach Florida
  • Kiran Grand Resort and Spa, Clearwater Beach Florida

Other Florida Condo Hotel Resources:

Florida Luxury Real Estate on the Beach

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  1. I have been reading more about Condo Hotels! I assume they are more of a draw for vacation destinations. How many if these do you have in the Clearwater area?

  2. Owning a condo hotel in CLearwater Beach FL is a nice alternative to a condo or single family residence. Just need to vacation then leave the key with a on site property manager and rent out like a “mini motel” and bring home the bacon to offset any payments or expenses!

  3. Perfect Cyndee- Clearwater Beach needs these condo hotels as an alternative to full condo ownership– it makes sense only pay for the time you use, and use it at will, and let a a management company handle the details. Great stuff. Terry McDonald

  4. A condo/hotel would a good way to off-set the expense of owning a vacation home. I had read about these in Miami and it only makes sense that Clearwater with it’s beautiful beaches would have them as well. – Ashley

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