Politics

Home Sharing May Soon Be Allowed in the City of Sarasota

That would mean homeowners can rent out a portion of their home while they're on site.

10/19/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Hey Vacay

Our Favorite Sarasota Airbnbs

From midcentury modern charm to beachy, postcard-perfect getaways, check out these highly bookable homes for less than $240 a night.

09/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Rental Market

Sarasota and Manatee Residential Rents Go Up—Again

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Sarasota County rental rates have grown by 25 percent and Manatee County's by 31 percent.

09/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Jump in

Swimply App Lets You Rent a Pool for a Day

Hosts list their pools, and users rent them for an hourly rate.

08/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Rental Market

Sarasota Rent Prices Just Keep Increasing

Despite a looming eviction crisis, rents increased by 20 percent in Sarasota County and 27 percent in Manatee County compared to July 2020.

08/04/2021 By Kim Doleatto

City News

Accessory Dwelling Units Now Allowed in Sarasota Citywide

City commissioners unanimously agree to give homeowners more flexibility with their properties.

07/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing Again

Since March of last year, monthly rents increased by 13 percent in Sarasota County and 19 percent in Manatee County.

07/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing

Increased demand for long-term rentals, coupled with shrinking inventory, is driving rent increases in the city of Sarasota.

05/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Politics

New Rules for 'Hotel Houses' Receive Final Approval

The new rules limit the number of guests who can spend the night in a vacation rental and require the owners of the properties to register with the city.

05/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

Sarasota Moves Ahead With New Rules for 'Hotel Houses'

The regulations are intended to curtail large-scale vacation rentals on Lido and St. Armands keys.

04/07/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

Will Sarasota Crack Down on 'Hotel Houses'?

Next week, the Sarasota City Commission will debate implementing new rules to regulate vacation rentals that residents say are ruining their neighborhoods.

03/29/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Sarasota County Receives Approval to Resume Vacation Rentals

All local and municipal ordinances for vacation rentals apply.

05/21/2020 By Staff

New Hires

Mainsail Lodging & Development Names New Managing Partner

Andrew Houghton will head up Mainsail's new vacation rental company.

10/01/2019 By Staff

Deals

Real Estate Firm Shifting Rental Services to Property Management Company

Michael Saunders & Company is transitioning its rental leasing and management services to Gulf Coast Property Management.

02/18/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Despite Red Tide, Tourist Tax Collections Up in Most Recent Fiscal Year

Collections increased almost every month of the most recent fiscal year, but declined by 19.8 percent in August and by 32.2 percent in September.

11/16/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

Movie Rental Shop Closing

Video Renaissance, which houses a collection of more than 35,000 titles, is shutting down this Saturday.

08/30/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Sarasota a Top Destination for Spring Break Vacation Home Rentals

Sarasota ranks No. 5 in a list of the country's top 10 spring break vacation home rental destinations recently compiled by TurnKey Vacation Rentals.

03/13/2018 By Staff

Cottage Industry

Here's How Local Landlords are Cashing In on the Online Vacation Rental Biz

We check into the region’s home-sharing vacation rental economy.

03/10/2017 By Su Byron Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

Article

Home Tour: Lido Beach Vacation Cottages

Jenny Acheson and Dale Rieke turn a Lido Beach triplex into ultra-cool cottages.

12/30/2014 By Ilene Denton

Article

Home Tour: Lido Beach Vacation Cottages

Jenny Acheson and Dale Rieke turn a Lido Beach triplex into ultra-cool cottages.

12/08/2014 By Ilene Denton