The Best Places to Invest in Vacation Rentals

Investing in short-term rentals can be extremely lucrative — as long as you’re in the right location. Here you’ll find rankings, resources, tools, and reports to help pinpoint your next STR opportunity.

Welcome to your new home base for short-term rental investment research.

Best Places to Invest In Vacation Rentals

The Best Places to Invest in Vacation Rentals

Investing in short-term rentals can be extremely lucrative — as long as you’re in the right location. Here you’ll find rankings, resources, tools, and reports to help pinpoint your next STR opportunity.

Welcome to your new home base for short-term rental investment research.

Best Places to Invest In Vacation Rentals

RANKINGS

The Best Cities for Airbnb Investment 

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CityStateActive PropertiesAnnual Rev. PotentialRevenue GrowthRental DemandInvestabilityInvestor Score
Palm SpringsCalifornia2,154$64,571996010089.7
La QuintaCalifornia1,323$77,93699529384.1
SeviervilleTennessee3,064$61,961657110083.9
South Lake TahoeCalifornia2,057$62,18791479581.9
GatlinburgTennessee1,801$55,439567010081.6
Pigeon ForgeTennessee1,036$51,85770429977.1
Saint AugustineFlorida2,341$47,37168628273.4
Gulf ShoresAlabama2,538$99,095741910073.2
Bradenton BeachFlorida1,052$60,051484310072.9
Panama City BeachFlorida4,815$59,986553610072.7
ScottsdaleArizona2,725$48,96698656070.8
Mammoth LakesCalifornia1,863$72,56092327870.3
Santa Rosa BeachFlorida1,905$94,523472810068.9
KiheiHawaii2,472$84,10617110068.0
Fort Walton BeachFlorida1,356$46,067353510067.6
FlagstaffArizona1,093$37,20490854767.3
DestinFlorida2,580$57,012372910066.5
LahainaHawaii2,344$80,76716510066.5
CharlestonSouth Carolina1,563$47,63925579166.1
Big Bear LakeCalifornia2,421$50,638100396265.9
Las VegasNevada6,559$32,90649518064.8
Miramar BeachFlorida2,183$60,37051238963.0
SedonaArizona1,497$46,24698793762.5
SavannahGeorgia1,824$39,99762327561.1

CityStateActive PropertiesAnnual Rev. PotentialRevenue GrowthRental DemandInvestabilityInvestor Score
Yucca ValleyCalifornia399$45,691100929896.9
RidgedaleMissouri152$52,3241008210095.5
FairplayColorado184$44,15286899993.2
OrdervilleUtah138$59,992927910092.9
LurayVirginia199$40,497967110091.7
MorgantonGeorgia174$45,0541006610091.6
Satellite BeachFlorida156$42,000996610091.3
KingstonNew York148$32,74386829991.3
Joshua TreeCalifornia671$40,485100898690.0
Mineral BluffGeorgia157$43,4271005910089.7
Broken BowOklahoma883$57,335946110088.7
Three RiversCalifornia212$54,560777610088.4
Depoe BayOregon188$43,021837010088.2
Bullhead CityArizona143$34,817827010087.9
Sturgeon BayWisconsin212$33,17181829487.8
TobyhannaPennsylvania224$38,960945510087.4
NashvilleIndiana166$41,439965310087.2
SpringdaleUtah101$54,68394639687.1
Bella VistaArkansas122$39,01688659786.8
Crystal RiverFlorida127$29,42680829286.3
JulianCalifornia135$43,08099718886.2
CaptivaFlorida260$106,964816410086.2
Grand MaraisMinnesota141$27,22164899686.1
WilliamsburgMichigan123$42,308875710086.1
Munds ParkArizona105$40,80189719285.9

CityStateActive PropertiesAnnual Rev. PotentialRevenue GrowthRental DemandInvestabilityInvestor Score
Yucca ValleyCalifornia399$45,691100929896.9
RidgedaleMissouri152$52,3241008210095.5
FairplayColorado184$44,15286899993.2
OrdervilleUtah138$59,992927910092.9
LurayVirginia199$40,497967110091.7
MorgantonGeorgia174$45,0541006610091.6
Satellite BeachFlorida156$42,000996610091.3
KingstonNew York148$32,74386829991.3
Joshua TreeCalifornia671$40,485100898690.0
Mineral BluffGeorgia157$43,4271005910089.7
Broken BowOklahoma883$57,335946110088.7
Three RiversCalifornia212$54,560777610088.4
Depoe BayOregon188$43,021837010088.2
Bullhead CityArizona143$34,817827010087.9
Sturgeon BayWisconsin212$33,17181829487.8
TobyhannaPennsylvania224$38,960945510087.4
NashvilleIndiana166$41,439965310087.2
SpringdaleUtah101$54,68394639687.1
Bella VistaArkansas122$39,01688659786.8
Crystal RiverFlorida127$29,42680829286.3
JulianCalifornia135$43,08099718886.2
CaptivaFlorida260$106,964816410086.2
Grand MaraisMinnesota141$27,22164899686.1
WilliamsburgMichigan123$42,308875710086.1
Munds ParkArizona105$40,80189719285.9

MarketADRRevPARAnnual Revenue
Gwynedd, UK£186.40£131.46£47,984
Mid-Wales, UK£168.86£107.54£39,253
Isle of Anglesey, UK£137.46£102.31£37,342
Devon, UK£152.13£100.74£36,771
Suffolk, UK£159.65£98.92£36,106
Lake District, UK£141.38£97.47£35,578
Conwy, UK£141.08£95.49£34,854
Dorset, UK£153.54£94.88£34,632
Gloucester/Cheltenham, UK£161.66£92.54£33,778
West Wales, UK£149.08£92.18£33,647
Cornwall, UK£132.14£92.04£33,594
Scarborough, UK£126.99£90.69£33,100
Isle of Wight, UK£141.74£88.94£32,463
Peak District, UK£136.92£87.42£31,910
Norfolk, UK£133.39£87.10£31,791
Sussex, UK£141.16£82.18£29,994
Somerset, UK£132.92£80.23£29,283
Brighton and Hove, UK£144.86£79.65£29,073
Kent, UK£138.72£78.25£28,561
West Yorkshire, UK£125.65£77.19£28,173
Perth/Dundee, UK£137.40£76.86£28,055
Argyll and Bute, UK£127.15£76.62£27,967
Salisbury/Winchester, UK£133.12£76.38£27,879
Shropshire/Herefordshire, UK£126.09£75.57£27,583
Stirling, UK£134.15£74.05£27,029
Bristol/Bath, UK£136.29£73.21£26,721
East Yorkshire, UK£111.79£73.14£26,698
Highland, UK£115.89£70.72£25,813
Oxford, UK£138.93£70.49£25,729
Southern Scotland, UK£117.51£67.57£24,661
North East England, UK£113.24£67.37£24,589
Cardiff/Newport, UK£127.83£64.27£23,460
Southampton/Portsmouth, UK£121.36£63.33£23,115
Chester, UK£116.09£61.68£22,512
Edinburgh, UK£123.30£59.06£21,558
London, UK£138.44£58.87£21,486
Lancaster/Blackpool, UK£109.62£58.55£21,371
Essex, UK£113.29£57.06£20,826
Reading/Windsor, UK£119.41£55.45£20,238
Nottingham/Lincoln, UK£98.84£52.83£19,282

CityCountryListingsRental DemandRental GrowthYoY % Change New BookingsNew Bookings Nov. IndexTotal
MontrichardFrance647599150%80254
SensFrance609878113%60235
VertouFrance589383110%58234
GaillardFrance798985111%59233
SallanchesFrance1267879124%65223
ChaumontFrance49967692%49221
AgenFrance153918666%35212
TarbesFrance154837687%46205
DouaiFrance81967945%24198
LensFrance56948045%24198

CityCountryListingsRental DemandRental GrowthYoY % Change New BookingsNew Bookings Nov. IndexTotal
Landkreis Donau-RiesGermany85868497%51221
Landkreis TuttlingenGermany100827669%37195
CottbusGermany43918629%16192
Landkreis BautzenGermany197928133%18191
Landkreis ZwickauGermany98849026%14188
Landkreis OldenburgGermany79808531%16182
Landkreis Mayen-KoblenzGermany286837936%19181
EmdenGermany6090885%3181
DonnersbergkreisGermany50788035%19177
Landkreis Oberspreewald-LausitzGermany112777638%20173

CITYActive ListingsRental DemandRevenue GrowthAirDNA Index
Sanya Shi7,853469369.6
Qingdao Shi8,502369967.2
Weihai Shi2,398309964.4
Yantai Shi2,381279963.0
Changsha Shi11,530606562.6
Huludao Shi1,0602410062.0
Nantong Shi1,495279761.8
Xishuangbanna Daizuzizhizhou2,159408261.3
Yangjiang Shi1,360229860.0
Taiyuan Shi1,515348459.0

CityActive ListingsRental DemandRental GrowthAirDNA Index
Great Lakes1556829186.5
Byron3189838785.0
Blue Mountains1239729483.0
Busselton1695787878.1
Shoalhaven City Council4231688777.9
Snowy River1044589676.8
Sunshine Coast6217767676.0
Wyong2745688375.2
Colac Otway1035678375.1
Port Stephens Council1882589274.8
Tweed1312737574.1
Eurobodalla1162678274.1
Surf Coast1961588269.9
Brisbane5194706869.4
Geelong1525627367.6
Bega Valley1034488566.4
Gold Coast6511597265.6
Bass Coast2458518065.4
Adelaide3237695562.1
Cairns1753615959.8
Australian Capital Territory1009853459.5
Alpine Shire1025368057.9
Perth3804802853.6
Melbourne15878545253.0
Douglas1070386451.1
Sydney15758551936.7

RANKINGS

The Best Cities for Airbnb Investment by Location

U.S. Large

CityStateAnnual Rev. Potential
Palm SpringsCalifornia$64,571
La QuintaCalifornia$77,936
SeviervilleTennessee$61,961
South Lake TahoeCalifornia$62,187
GatlinburgTennessee$55,439
Pigeon ForgeTennessee$51,857
Saint AugustineFlorida$47,371
Gulf ShoresAlabama$99,095
Bradenton BeachFlorida$60,051
Panama City BeachFlorida$59,986
ScottsdaleArizona$48,966
Mammoth LakesCalifornia$72,560
Santa Rosa BeachFlorida$94,523
KiheiHawaii$84,106
Fort Walton BeachFlorida$46,067

U.S. Mid

CityStateAnnual Rev. Potential
Yucca ValleyCalifornia$45,691
RidgedaleMissouri$52,324
FairplayColorado$44,152
OrdervilleUtah$59,992
LurayVirginia$40,497
MorgantonGeorgia$45,054
Satellite BeachFlorida$42,000
KingstonNew York$32,743
Joshua TreeCalifornia$40,485
Mineral BluffGeorgia$43,427
Broken BowOklahoma$57,335
Three RiversCalifornia$54,560
Depoe BayOregon$43,021
Bullhead CityArizona$34,817
Sturgeon BayWisconsin$33,171

U.S. Small

CityStateAnnual Rev. Potential
CastrovilleCalifornia$113,934
SladeKentucky$39,124
Cherry LogGeorgia$41,399
ShenandoahVirginia$44,426
AthensNew York$39,870
Apollo BeachFlorida$48,101
StantonKentucky$34,231
KerhonksonNew York$41,160
Two HarborsMinnesota$32,355
GertonNorth Carolina$51,858
RileyvilleVirginia$46,144
WhitwellTennessee$35,116
NevisMinnesota$30,297
ClevelandGeorgia$36,701
RockbridgeOhio$45,447

United Kingdom

MarketADRAnnual Revenue
Gwynedd, UK£186.40£47,984
Mid-Wales, UK£168.86£39,253
Isle of Anglesey, UK£137.46£37,342
Devon, UK£152.13£36,771
Suffolk, UK£159.65£36,106
Lake District, UK£141.38£35,578
Conwy, UK£141.08£34,854
Dorset, UK£153.54£34,632
Gloucester/Cheltenham, UK£161.66£33,778
West Wales, UK£149.08£33,647
Cornwall, UK£132.14£33,594
Scarborough, UK£126.99£33,100
Isle of Wight, UK£141.74£32,463
Peak District, UK£136.92£31,910
Norfolk, UK£133.39£31,791

France

CityRental DemandYoY % Change New Bookings
Montrichard75150%
Sens98113%
Vertou93110%
Gaillard89111%
Sallanches78124%
Chaumont9692%
Agen9166%
Tarbes8387%
Douai9645%
Lens9445%

Australia: Large
Australia: Mid-sized
China

CITYRental DemandRevenue Growth
Sanya Shi4693
Qingdao Shi3699
Weihai Shi3099
Yantai Shi2799
Changsha Shi6065
Huludao Shi24100
Nantong Shi2797
Xishuangbanna Daizuzizhizhou4082
Yangjiang Shi2298
Taiyuan Shi3484

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See what any address could earn as a short-term rental.

Finding the best places to buy a vacation home is one things — but what about the best properties? Use Rentalizer, the Airbnb calculator, to enter any address and see its projected performance on Airbnb and Vrbo.

No more guesswork or friend-of-a-friend advice. Welcome to the new way to find the best vacation rental locations.

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