The Top Beaches for Short Term Rentals Within an Hour of Tampa

Dated: August 14 2023

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When it comes to short-term rentals in Florida, many people are surprised to learn that popular destinations like Clearwater and St. Petersburg have restrictions on rentals shorter than 30 days. This is a list of the top five beaches within an hour of Tampa and St. Petersburg that not only allow daily rentals but also offer the highest Return on Investment (ROI). Click the top photo if you would like to view the available homes located in the beach communities mentioned in this article.

Indian Rocks/Indian Shores Beach, FL

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Indian Rocks and Indian Shores Beach are unique in that they are the only beaches in Pinellas County that allow daily rentals. Known for their white sand beaches, calm waters, and charming beachfront communities, these beaches are a popular destination for weddings and honeymoons.

Key Data From Airdna - September 2023

  • Average Daily Rate: $288
  • October: $257
  • March: $351
  • Occupancy Rate: 84%
  • September: 63%
  • February: 100%
  • Monthly Revenue
  • September: $3,757

Anna Maria Island

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Anna Maria Island is known for its beautiful beaches, charming shops and restaurants, and laid-back atmosphere. It's also home to the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, which helps protect sea turtles and their nests.

Key Data 

  • Average Daily Rate: $529
  • September: $480
  • March: $583
  • Occupancy Rate: 86%
  • September: 69%
  • March: 100%
  • Monthly Revenue
  • January: $7,575
  • July: $12,100

apollo beach

Apollo Beach is situated about half an hour south of Tampa and is famous for its fishing piers and the Apollo Beach Nature Preserve. The Apollo Beach Airpark, a hotspot for skydiving and other aerial activities, is also located here.

Key Data 

  • Average Daily Rate: $356
  • November: $342
  • March: $380
  • Occupancy Rate: 77%
  • September: 52%
  • March: 100%
  • Monthly Revenue
  • September: $3,993
  • August: $6,770

crystal beach palm harbor fl

Although not a conventional beach, Crystal Beach offers about 10 feet of sandy shore and is known for its family-friendly environment, waterfront homes, and proximity to Clearwater Beach. The area also features the Crystal Beach Causeway, providing breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Key Data (Based on Latest AirDNA Data)

  • Average Daily Rate: $240
  • August: $218
  • January: $286
  • Occupancy Rate: 71%
  • November: 55%
  • March: 100%
  • Monthly Revenue
  • May: $2,865
  • March: $4,850

    Investing in short-term rentals near Tampa and St. Petersburg can be a lucrative venture if you know where to look. From the white sands of Indian Rocks to the laid-back vibes of Anna Maria Island, these beaches offer a variety of experiences and ROI for investors and travelers alike.

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Troy Nowak

As a top-producing real estate agent in Pinellas County, I have the experience to guide buyers, sellers, and investors through the buying and selling process. What sets me apart is that I also own and....

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