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Is Fort Myers Beach a good place to rent a Vacation Rental?
Fort Myers Beach is unique in that it offers both urban and beach vacation rentals ranging in offerings from beachfront condos and larger vacation rentals to choose from as well as more humble bungalows.
What do I need to know to rent a vacation home in Fort Myers Beach?
Fort Myers Beach Vacation Rental Information
There are about 9,000 active short term rental properties located in the Fort Myers Beach area. Condos and Apartments are the most popular property type found in this area at about 91% of the total rentals. The majority of rentals are 1 and 2 bedroom units. If you are looking for a larger home it is better to book early.
Typical Stay Periods
Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals can be rented as follows depending on the host's preference. Longer stays of 7 or more nights account for 28% of the occupancy
Typical Turnover Day
Fort Myers Beach rentals does not have a typical turnover date but this can vary by host.
Fort Myers Beach Vacation Rental Price Information
- Low range from $75 per night - $850 per week - $1,300 per month
- High range from $145 per night - $1,300 per week - $3,000 per month
The average year-round occupancy rate is 63%. Fort Myer's Beach Island is a popular location. Because the majority of the units are small in size the 3+ bedroom properties book further in advance. Plan on booking at least 3 months in advance for high season dates.
Many Fort Myers Beach visitors fall in love with this location and return to it every year as couples or with their families which also increases the demand to book in advance.
Fort Myers Beach High Season - March to May and Summer Months
High Season runs from March straight through to May, including all major holidays as well as the summer months. During this time, it is common for hosts and managers to rent their homes with turnover days only falling on Saturdays, so it's a good idea to enter Saturday to Saturday search dates.
You can expect to pay the highest rates during the high-season running from March through to the first or second week of May where prices of larger homes can cost over $1,000 per night.
The summer months, June, July and August are also favorite times for local travelers from the state of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina to escape to the coast for cooler breezes and boating.
Fort Myers Beach Low Season - September to February
Low Season runs from September to February excluding holidays. This is the best time to book a vacation rental at the lowest prices of the year.
Longer Stays - Snowbirds
Fort Myers is a popular snowbird destination. There are many options for winter visitors looking for long-term rental options, choosing the long term suitability filter will offer rental options for snowbirds.
There are 12 dog parks on the entire island of Fort Myers Beach to let your pooch roam. Dogs are permitted on the beaches with non-retractable leashes. If you bring your pet you may want to look at fenced backyards with shady areas. Many shops offer dog bowls for thirsty furry friends. There are many Fort Myers pet friendly vacation rentals available.
Weddings and Special Events
Fort Myers Beach does permit weddings only on public park property as long as regulations and rules of the park are adhered to. Reservations for pavilions, shelters, and areas of the park are not permitted and are only available on a first come - first served basis. You do not need a permit to be married in Lee County Parks. Couples looking to be married will need to apply for a marriage license. Contact the county office for details. If you do rent a vacation property for your special occasion be sure to abide by the rules and ask your host about restrictions.
Statistics about Fort Myers Beach
Use the search filters on Florida Rental By Owners website to look for accommodations meeting your criteria.
Pool and Hot Tubs
Florida is known for its outdoor living and most enjoy pools while on vacation. There are multiple options for pools, and hot tubs in Fort Myers Beach which make this an ideal year-round destination.
- 95% rentals with heated pools
- 20% rentals with hot tub spas
There is a good selection of Fort Myers Beach vacation rental dwelling types, the majority are condos but private homes are also available:
- 7 properties in Fort Myers Beach listed for rent on Florida Rental By Owners (FlaRBO)
- 6 rentals are listed as "condo" rentals, accounting for 85% of the accommodation types
- 1 rentals are listed as "townhouse" rentals, are another popular rental type accounting for 15% of the accommodation types