Be a Sanibel Vacation Landlord

Homes on Sanibel and Captiva Islands are selling quickly and near market value. Home values and interest rates are allowing people to buy their ideal vacation home or future retirement home. To help make it financially feasible, many people are renting out their property while they are not staying in it. Other's are buying property simply for investment income. Some points to consider about renting island properties:

Island Rental Basics

  1. Sanibel allows weekly rentals of condos, but some associations limit this to monthly or restrict the number of times per year that you can rent your condos. A handful of condos are grandfathered into allowing daily rentals.
  2. Sanibel single-family homes are restricted to monthly rentals.
  3. Captiva doesn’t have these rental restrictions.

Owning a vacation rental home on Sanibel and Captiva Island can be a lot of work! Whether, you manage the property yourself, use a full-service vacation rental company or a combination of both, here are a few resources we think you'll find useful.

Sanibel Island condos that allow for 1 week or less rentals generally provide the best cash flow. Click here to view all Sanibel Condos for sale that allow weekly (or less) rentals. 

Resources for Vacation Home Owners

10 Resources for Sanibel Vacation Rental Home Owners

By Jim McCallion | Oct 26, 2016

Whether you manage your Sanibel Vacation Rental Home yourself, or a company handles it for you, here are 10 resources you’ll find useful.

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7 Mistakes Vacation Homeowners Make

By Jim McCallion | Jun 12, 2017

If you are interested in using your Sanibel or Captiva home as a vacation rental property, here are a few common mistakes to avoid.

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8 Tips to Maximize Your Vacation Rental Income

By Susan McCallion | Oct 4, 2011

Buying a vacation home on Sanibel Island is a significant investment. That’s why it’s important to maximize your vacation rental income.

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Don’t Rule Out “One Bedroom” Condos on Sanibel

By Susan McCallion | Nov 30, 2017

I say this because on multiple occasions I’ve had customers express that they wish to exclude all 1-bedroom condos from their home search.

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My Property, My Rights. Right?

By Jim McCallion | May 15, 2018

It’s My Property! I Can Do What I Want. Right? Disagreements about individual property rights are nothing new. Even our founding fathers argued about it.

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Save on Your Next Electric Bill

By Tiffany Stokes | Aug 26, 2015

To help you save money on your electrical bill, we’ve put together a list of helpful tips on energy conservation.

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Should You Use Sanibel Vacation Rental Companies?

By Jim McCallion | Jun 8, 2015

On Sanibel and Captiva, a number of folks are buying now and renting their property until becoming full-time residence upon retirement.

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Tax Talk: Rental Property Income & Deductions

By Susan McCallion | Mar 9, 2017

We’re tackling the topic of tax deductions and rental income in hope of helping you avoid any major tax reporting mistakes.

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Sanibel Condos

Vacation Rental Owners Make More Money

By Jim McCallion | Apr 11, 2014

Great News! A recent Vacation Rental Report reveals that vacation homeowners are making more money on their properties.

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What Makes a Great Vacation Rental Property on Sanibel?

By Susan McCallion | Mar 28, 2019

Want to become a Vacation Landlord? Here are three typical Sanibel investor situations I see most often, and some tips on what makes a good vacation rental home on island.

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I’d be happy to share more about rental income and our market here on Sanibel and Captiva. Also, I can send you listings in the most popular vacation condo complexes - just send me an email or give me a call (contact me).