Definition of Florida Winter Rentals
term Florida winter rentals generally
refers to a segment of accommodations in Florida known as vacation rentals or
vacation homes. Popular among North American residents of Canada and the USA who
wish to avoid the cold and spend some or all of the winter in warmer climates,
Florida winter rentals will include house, condo, villa and beach rentals as
well as cottages and bungalows. While there is no specific length of rental time
qualifying the phrase, Florida winter rentals are usually contracted for
bookings months at a time.
are the "Snow Birds"
winter migration of extended-stay visitors to Florida includes a core of people
who return year after year, as well as many newcomers. Added to this are many
part-time residents of Florida, generally owners of homes in the state, who
arrive for the colder months and leave for
Northern destinations during the summer. The mass influx and exodus of people to
and from Florida is not unlike the migratory habits of some birds and so the
locals refer to this part-time winter population as "snow birds."
Florida Winter Rentals
seeking to avoid the colder months of Northern climates and over-winter in
Florida should know two things about Florida winter rentals:
The steady demand for vacation rentals and the long term nature of a winter
rental will generally require that a booking be made well in advance (possibly a
year or more), including deposits.
The longer term of the rental provides the prospective renter with a serious
bargaining chip when negotiating rates.