Friday, September 5, 2014
I'd like to rent my property short term in Orange County, what restrictions apply for zoning?
A very small section of Orange county is zoned for STR (around Disney and I-Drive/Sea World) and they are typically condo-hotel in nature. There are larger areas zoned for STR in Osceola and Polk county. Be sure to work with an agent who specializes in the STR market. Not all communities which are in the STR zone allow short term rentals. HOA's can have themselves removed from allowing STR's. Long term rentals are 7-12 month leases (and many HOA's require a 12-month lease). Short term does not have a limit on the minimum number of days a guest is allowed. However, most short term rentals prefer a minimum of 3-night stay. If you'd like to know what's available in the STR zone and fits your criteria (size/price/amenities), feel free to reach out to me for assistance.