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.


The Best Cities for Airbnb Investment

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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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    Market Comparison

    Researching more than one market?

    Don’t make short-term rental research more complicated than it needs to be. Here's a solution for investors or property managers who have an interest in monitoring and optimizing listings in multiple neighborhoods, cities, and regions across the globe.

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    Top-Performing Properties

    Good hosts copy, great hosts steal. See top-performing properties in your market.

    The formula for a high-performing vacation rental is fairly established, so there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Use MarketMinder’s Top Properties tool to see the vacation rentals that do best in any market. Get access to their live listings on Airbnb & Vrbo to see photos, descriptions, host profiles, and more. 

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    Full Report

    Full Report on the Best Places to Invest

    Not seeing your market above? Get access to AirDNA’s full Best Places to Invest report. The BPTI report provides users a full list of the top investment markets anywhere in the world. Powered by AirDNA data, this report condenses hours of research into one downloadable file and includes over 20 sortable metrics including # of listings, occupancy rate, seasonality, rental demand, and more.

    Explore MarketMinder. The #1 platform for finding the world’s best vacation rental markets.