Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals could open to Louisiana visitors

Vacation rentals could open to Louisiana visitors

Santa Rosa County plans to expand who can book vacation rentals, including adding parts of Louisiana to the allowable list under COVID-19 limitations. At this time, 12 states throughout the U.S. are barred from renting along Navarre Beach due to coronavirus concerns. The limitation, approved by the state earlier this month, is set at 500 […]

Why no vacation rentals?

Why no vacation rentals?

Tourism tax revenues for March were down by nearly 53%, and April and May are expected to be down by about 90%, according to Tourist Development Director Julie White. She said she expects a loss of as much as $1.5 million in tax revenue, out of a typically less than $4 million budget. COVID-19 has […]

Governor re-opens gyms, offers hope for vacation rentals

Governor re-opens gyms, offers hope for vacation rentals

After days of teasing further re-opening of Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced May 15 gyms and fitness centers will be able to join the growing list of re-opened businesses.  Florida will be moving to a “full Phase I” DeSantis said during a press conference in Jacksonville. DeSantis said the expansion of opening will begin Monday […]

Navarre among top spots for vacation rental investors

Navarre among top spots for vacation rental investors

Navarre has been named the 15th best place in the U.S. to purchase a vacation rental property, according to Rented.com, a short-term vacation rentals site. Rented.com put out a survey to answer this question: “When buying a rental property for investment purposes, what are the best markets?” To answer that, Rented.com calculated a return on […]

Airbnb brings $3.5 million to Santa Rosa County

Airbnb brings $3.5 million to Santa Rosa County

At least 23,500 tourists who stayed in Santa Rosa County in 2018 did not do so through a hotel, campsite or traditional condominium rental service. They stayed instead in houses, spare bedrooms and other accommodations put up for rent by the properties’ owners on vacation rental site Airbnb. Read the full article in the Jan. […]

Proposed beach subdivision downsized

Proposed beach subdivision downsized

In the face of concerns from some Navarre Beach residents, developer Steve Hering has reduced the size of his proposed new subdivision there to about 60 houses from the 70 he originally planned. “I know that people were worried about the increased traffic. This should help,” said April Sarver, a manager at Hering’s Remax Real […]

Navarre Beach named a ‘Hidden Gem’ getaway

Navarre Beach named a ‘Hidden Gem’ getaway

TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites, has listed Navarre Beach on a list of 10 Affordable Hidden Gem getaways for the winter season. The TripAdvisor website says of the list, “TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals has rounded up 10 super affordable US getaways this winter for staying in a rental, many of which are worthy […]