The 100 Best Places to Buy Vacation Rental Property in the United States

Mark Saldana | January 20, 2019

If you want to expand your vacation rental portfolio — or even purchase your very first property — knowing the best places to buy vacation rental property is the first step to growing your business.  Not all short-term rental markets are created equal, and there can even be dramatic differences across neighborhoods and zip codes within the same city.

To give you a head start, we’ve crunched the numbers to determine where the biggest investment opportunities exist with a list of the top 100 markets for vacation rental properties in the United States.

As the world’s leading provider of vacation rental data and analytics, AirDNA tracks the daily performance of 10 million Airbnb and HomeAway listings across 80,000 markets globally.

 

How We Determined the Best Places to Buy Vacation Rental Property

What makes for a desirable vacation rental market? To come up with this list, we looked at five different factors to provide each zip code within our Airbnb data set of 10 million short-term rentals across 80,000 regions with a score from 0-100, which we call the Market Grade.

 

Rental Demand

How often are rentals booked throughout the year? By using a combination of annual occupancy and listing growth rates, this score shows the relative travel demand in a market.

High Score = High Travel Demand

 

Revenue Growth

Did vacation rental listings in this location earn more this month than they did in the same month last year? This score is calculated by looking at the change in year-over-year RevPAR for properties that received bookings in both time periods.

High Score = Increasing Revenue per Property

 

Seasonality

How much does travel in this market demand differ between peak season and low season? This score is the percentage difference between the minimum and maximum monthly RevPAR in the past year.

High Score = Low Seasonality



Regulation

Can you run a short-term rental business here without getting into legal trouble? This score looks at host and property behavior to identify signs of regulation and regulation enforcement.

While some cities have levied heavy restrictions or outright banned certain types of short-term rentals, others have introduced permitting processes or have capped the total number of units allowed.  Although some might shy away from purchasing in areas with complicated or heavy regulation, savvy investors often know how to navigate the various requirements within markets that represent great investment opportunities. 

High score = Low or Unenforced Regulation

 

Investability

Are homes in this market a good investment? This score compares the cost of homes in the area to the average short-term rental income of full-time rental properties.

High Score = Good Investment Opportunity

The 100 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Rental Property

Click the links below to jump to the best vacation rental markets in your state.

Looking for the best vacation rental investments anywhere in the U.S.? Florida is a savvy investor’s best bet with 43 amazing vacation rental markets. Hawaii is close behind with 19 markets with minimal seasonality and strong year-round bookings.

 

Alabama

Dauphin Island, AL 36528

  • Market Grade: A (91/100)
  • Rental Demand: 75
  • Revenue Growth: 98
  • Seasonality: 9
  • Regulation: 68
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 237

Arizona

Sedona, AZ 86351

  • Market Grade: A (84/100)
  • Rental Demand: 83
  • Revenue Growth: 45
  • Seasonality: 62
  • Regulation: 64
  • Investability: 68
  • Active listings: 369

California

Chico, CA 95926

  • Market Grade: A (92/100)
  • Rental Demand: 76
  • Revenue Growth: 98
  • Seasonality: 73
  • Regulation: 34
  • Investability: 72
  • Active listings: 96

Joshua Tree, CA 92252

  • Market Grade: A+ (97/100)
  • Rental Demand: 70
  • Revenue Growth: 47
  • Seasonality: 93
  • Regulation: 69
  • Investability: 91
  • Active listings: 671

Yucca Valley, CA 92284

  • Market Grade: A+ (96/100)
  • Rental Demand: 55
  • Revenue Growth: 76
  • Seasonality: 92
  • Regulation: 52
  • Investability: 96
  • Active listings: 378

Oxnard, CA 93035

  • Market Grade: A (85/100)
  • Rental Demand: 53
  • Revenue Growth: 83
  • Seasonality: 51
  • Regulation: 46
  • Investability: 96
  • Active listings: 197

Florida

Tampa, FL 33604

  • Market Grade: A (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 95
  • Revenue Growth: 31
  • Seasonality: 89
  • Regulation: 51
  • Investability: 86
  • Active Listings: 154

Kissimmee, FL 34747

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 81
  • Revenue Growth: 94
  • Seasonality: 89
  • Regulation: 59
  • Investability: 100
  • Active listings: 13,904

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

  • Market Grade: A (93/100)
  • Rental Demand: 80
  • Revenue Growth: 72
  • Seasonality: 82
  • Regulation: 47
  • Investability: 76
  • Active listings: 616

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

  • Market Grade: A (84/100)
  • Rental Demand: 84
  • Revenue Growth: 48
  • Seasonality: 65
  • Regulation: 70
  • Investability: 57
  • Active listings: 228

Miami Beach, FL 33139

  • Market Grade: A (90/100)
  • Rental Demand: 68
  • Revenue Growth: 59
  • Seasonality: 74
  • Regulation: 61
  • Investability: 83
  • Active Listings: 3,448

Miami, FL 33179

  • Market Grade: A (88/100)
  • Rental Demand: 59
  • Revenue Growth: 88
  • Seasonality: 85
  • Regulation: 20
  • Investability: 87
  • Active listings: 136

Orlando, FL 32830

  • Market Grade: A+ (99/100)
  • Rental Demand: 78
  • Revenue Growth: 94
  • Seasonality: 90
  • Regulation: 70
  • Investability: 48
  • Active listings: 319

Kissimmee, FL 34746

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 89
  • Revenue Growth: 92
  • Seasonality: 97
  • Regulation: 59
  • Investability: 94
  • Active Listings: 5,364

Orlando, FL 32822

  • Market Grade: A (85/100)
  • Rental Demand: 80
  • Revenue Growth: 24
  • Seasonality: 93
  • Regulation: 70
  • Investability: 60
  • Active Listings: 166

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

  • Market Grade: A (90/100)
  • Rental Demand: 69
  • Revenue Growth: 63
  • Seasonality: 76
  • Regulation: 47
  • Investability: 91
  • Active Listings: 114

Miami, FL 33131

  • Market Grade: B+ (78/100)
  • Rental Demand: 71
  • Revenue Growth: 61
  • Seasonality: 79
  • Regulation: 20
  • Investability: 69
  • Active Listings: 885

Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 73
  • Revenue Growth: 88
  • Seasonality: 76
  • Regulation: 68
  • Investability: 84
  • Active Listings: 1,074

Daytona Beach, FL 32118

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 84
  • Revenue Growth: 97
  • Seasonality: 62
  • Regulation: 55
  • Investability: 91
  • Active Listings: 1,062

Hollywood, FL 33020

  • Market Grade: A (91/100)
  • Rental Demand: 88
  • Revenue Growth: 54
  • Seasonality: 91
  • Regulation: 51
  • Investability: 67
  • Active Listings: 569

Haines City, FL 33844

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 95
  • Revenue Growth: 97
  • Seasonality: 49
  • Regulation: 47
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 444

Kissimmee, FL 34741

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 84
  • Revenue Growth: 100
  • Seasonality: 73
  • Regulation: 59
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 591

Davenport, FL 33896

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 84
  • Revenue Growth: 95
  • Seasonality: 70
  • Regulation: 61
  • Investability: 99
  • Active Listings: 2,113

Captiva, FL 33924

  • Market Grade: A+ (98/100)
  • Rental Demand: 62
  • Revenue Growth: 79
  • Seasonality: 81
  • Regulation: 58
  • Investability: 97
  • Active Listings: 214

Davenport, FL 33837

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 85
  • Revenue Growth: 94
  • Seasonality: 66
  • Regulation: 61
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 3,001

Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 84
  • Revenue Growth: 86
  • Seasonality: 81
  • Regulation: 74
  • Investability: 81
  • Active Listings: 740

Marco Island, FL 34145

  • Market Grade: A- (81/100)
  • Rental Demand: 77
  • Revenue Growth: 38
  • Seasonality: 61
  • Regulation: 50
  • Investability: 86
  • Active Listings: 912

Navarre, FL 32566

  • Market Grade: A (91/100)
  • Rental Demand: 90
  • Revenue Growth: 83
  • Seasonality: 27
  • Regulation: 58
  • Investability: 93
  • Active Listings: 352

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

  • Market Grade: A (93/100)
  • Rental Demand: 80
  • Revenue Growth: 73
  • Seasonality: 84
  • Regulation: 48
  • Investability: 70
  • Active Listings: 409

Saint Petersburg, FL 33715

  • Market Grade: A (87/100)
  • Rental Demand: 66
  • Revenue Growth: 70
  • Seasonality: 84
  • Regulation: 57
  • Investability: 58
  • Active Listings: 148

Key West, FL 33040

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 82
  • Revenue Growth: 81
  • Seasonality: 74
  • Regulation: 62
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 925

Pompano Beach, FL 33069

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 90
  • Revenue Growth: 93
  • Seasonality: 91
  • Regulation: 47
  • Investability: 86
  • Active Listings: 151

Marathon, FL 33050

  • Market Grade: A (85/100)
  • Rental Demand: 71
  • Revenue Growth: 16
  • Seasonality: 76
  • Regulation: 65
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 357

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

  • Market Grade: B (66/100)
  • Rental Demand: 77
  • Revenue Growth: 6
  • Seasonality: 61
  • Regulation: 47
  • Investability: 63
  • Active Listings: 105

West Palm Beach, FL 33404

  • Market Grade: A- (83/100)
  • Rental Demand: 49
  • Revenue Growth: 73
  • Seasonality: 50
  • Regulation: 49
  • Investability: 98
  • Active Listings: 193

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

  • Market Grade: A (87/100)
  • Rental Demand: 77
  • Revenue Growth: 70
  • Seasonality: 74
  • Regulation: 43
  • Investability: 73
  • Active Listings: 223

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

  • Market Grade: A (90/100)
  • Rental Demand: 61
  • Revenue Growth: 81
  • Seasonality: 76
  • Regulation: 49
  • Investability: 80
  • Active Listings: 219

Tampa, FL 33602

  • Market Grade: A (88/100)
  • Rental Demand: 89
  • Revenue Growth: 52
  • Seasonality: 100
  • Regulation: 48
  • Investability: 47
  • Active Listings: 137

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

  • Market Grade: A (93/100)
  • Rental Demand: 82
  • Revenue Growth: 71
  • Seasonality: 58
  • Regulation: 70
  • Investability: 78
  • Active Listings: 228

Satellite Beach, FL 32937

  • Market Grade: B+ (77/100)
  • Rental Demand: 72
  • Revenue Growth: 65
  • Seasonality: 65
  • Regulation: 33
  • Investability: 60
  • Active Listings: 158

Davenport, FL 33897

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 78
  • Revenue Growth: 83
  • Seasonality: 76
  • Regulation: 61
  • Investability: 88
  • Active Listings: 3,611

Miami, FL 33127

  • Market Grade: B (77/100)
  • Rental Demand: 84
  • Revenue Growth: 41
  • Seasonality: 80
  • Regulation: 20
  • Investability: 70
  • Active Listings: 399

Miami, FL 33181

  • Market Grade: B (66/100)
  • Rental Demand: 47
  • Revenue Growth: 21
  • Seasonality: 74
  • Regulation: 20
  • Investability: 93
  • Active Listings: 142

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

  • Market Grade: A (92/100)
  • Rental Demand: 89
  • Revenue Growth: 37
  • Seasonality: 82
  • Regulation: 57
  • Investability: 89
  • Active Listings: 288

Dania, FL 33004

  • Market Grade: A+ (95/100)
  • Rental Demand: 83
  • Revenue Growth: 64
  • Seasonality: 90
  • Regulation: 61
  • Investability: 68
  • Active Listings: 183

Kissimmee, FL 34744

  • Market Grade: A+ (96/100)
  • Rental Demand: 72
  • Revenue Growth: 88
  • Seasonality: 86
  • Regulation: 59
  • Investability: 66
  • Active Listings: 185

Miami, FL 33161

  • Market Grade: A- (82/100)
  • Rental Demand: 80
  • Revenue Growth: 90
  • Seasonality: 93
  • Regulation: 20
  • Investability: 34
  • Active Listings: 218

Miami, FL 33138

  • Market Grade: B (69/100)
  • Rental Demand: 72
  • Revenue Growth: 20
  • Seasonality: 82
  • Regulation: 20
  • Investability: 71
  • Active Listings: 411

Clermont, FL 34714

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 80
  • Revenue Growth: 76
  • Seasonality: 91
  • Regulation: 62
  • Investability: 82
  • Active Listings: 1,100

Hawaii

 Koloa, HI 96756

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand:74
  • Revenue Growth: 86
  • Seasonality: 100
  • Regulation: 76
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 796

Paia, HI 96779

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand:90
  • Revenue Growth: 30
  • Seasonality: 98
  • Regulation: 80
  • Investability: 97
  • Active Listings: 139

Kihei, HI 96753

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 82
  • Revenue Growth: 81
  • Seasonality: 98
  • Regulation: 75
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 3,559

Laie, HI 96762

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 81
  • Revenue Growth: 80
  • Seasonality: 97
  • Regulation: 68
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 144

Hauula, HI 96717

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 75
  • Revenue Growth: 36
  • Seasonality: 95
  • Regulation: 80
  • Investability: 98
  • Active Listings: 215

Kapolei, HI 96707

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 71
  • Revenue Growth: 62
  • Seasonality: 93
  • Regulation: 64
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 338

Kamuela, HI 96743

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 63
  • Revenue Growth: 95
  • Seasonality: 96
  • Regulation: 76
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 467

Waikoloa, HI 96738

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 72
  • Revenue Growth: 85
  • Seasonality: 97
  • Regulation: 70
  • Investability: 92
  • Active Listings: 511

Honolulu, HI 96815

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 87
  • Revenue Growth: 77
  • Seasonality: 95
  • Regulation: 76
  • Investability: 69
  • Active Listings: 3,755

Kahuku, HI 96731

  • Market Grade: A+ (94/100)
  • Rental Demand: 93
  • Revenue Growth: 17
  • Seasonality: 86
  • Regulation: 68
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 231

Kaneohe, HI 96744

  • Market Grade: A (91/100)
  • Rental Demand: 88
  • Revenue Growth: 27
  • Seasonality: 95
  • Regulation: 64
  • Investability: 74
  • Active Listings: 178

Lihue, HI 96766

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 79
  • Revenue Growth: 95
  • Seasonality: 97
  • Regulation: 83
  • Investability: 87
  • Active Listings: 163

Hanalei, HI 96714

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 73
  • Revenue Growth: 45
  • Seasonality: 95
  • Regulation: 73
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 121

Kailua Kona, HI 96740

  • Market Grade: A+ (95/100)
  • Rental Demand: 75
  • Revenue Growth: 40
  • Seasonality: 97
  • Regulation: 70
  • Investability: 85
  • Active Listings: 2,001

Lahaina, HI 96761

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 74
  • Revenue Growth: 70
  • Seasonality: 97
  • Regulation: 68
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 2,640

Honolulu, HI 96825

  • Market Grade: A+ (98/100)
  • Rental Demand: 88
  • Revenue Growth: 67
  • Seasonality: 98
  • Regulation: 76
  • Investability: 47
  • Active Listings: 5,428

Princeville, HI 96722

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 80
  • Revenue Growth: 59
  • Seasonality: 100
  • Regulation: 76
  • Investability: 78
  • Active Listings: 1,028

Kapaa, HI 96746

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 80
  • Revenue Growth: 60
  • Seasonality: 100
  • Regulation: 85
  • Investability: 88
  • Active Listings: 600

Waianae, HI 96792

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 86
  • Revenue Growth: 63
  • Seasonality: 99
  • Regulation: 71
  • Investability: 66
  • Active Listings: 361

Indiana

Indianapolis, IN 46201

  • Market Grade: A (88/100)
  • Rental Demand: 77
  • Revenue Growth: 6
  • Seasonality: 82
  • Regulation: 94
  • Investability: 80
  • Active Listings: 97

Kentucky

Louisville, KY 40206

  • Market Grade: A (96/100)
  • Rental Demand: 76
  • Revenue Growth: 47
  • Seasonality: 72
  • Regulation: 94
  • Investability: 80
  • Active Listings: 246

Louisiana

New Orleans, LA 70113

  • Market Grade: A- (81/100)
  • Rental Demand: 80
  • Revenue Growth: 55
  • Seasonality: 75
  • Regulation: 5
  • Investability: 97
  • Active Listings: 267

New Orleans, LA 70114

  • Market Grade: B+ (76/100)
  • Rental Demand: 69
  • Revenue Growth: 48
  • Seasonality: 83
  • Regulation: 5
  • Investability: 88
  • Active Listings: 129

Maryland

Baltimore, MD 21230

  • Market Grade: B (65/100)
  • Rental Demand: 79
  • Revenue Growth: 15
  • Seasonality: 71
  • Regulation: 10
  • Investability: 72
  • Active Listings: 257

Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

  • Market Grade: B+ (76/100)
  • Rental Demand: 74
  • Revenue Growth: 29
  • Seasonality: 60
  • Regulation: 38
  • Investability: 91
  • Active Listings: 375

Grand Haven, MI 49417

  • Market Grade: A (89/100)
  • Rental Demand: 76
  • Revenue Growth: 41
  • Seasonality: 65
  • Regulation: 67
  • Investability: 94
  • Active Listings: 100

Missouri

Saint Louis, MO 63116

  • Market Grade: A- (79/100)
  • Rental Demand: 81
  • Revenue Growth: 33
  • Seasonality: 73
  • Regulation: 52
  • Investability: 66
  • Active Listings: 111

Nevada

Las Vegas, NV 89146

  • Market Grade: A (89/100)
  • Rental Demand: 65
  • Revenue Growth: 41
  • Seasonality: 96
  • Regulation: 40
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 138

Las Vegas, NV 89103

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 86
  • Revenue Growth: 78
  • Seasonality: 97
  • Regulation: 40
  • Investability: 90
  • Active listings: 1,008

Las Vegas, NV 89169

  • Market Grade: A (93/100)
  • Rental Demand: 68
  • Revenue Growth: 97
  • Seasonality: 74
  • Regulation: 40
  • Investability: 80
  • Active Listings: 836

New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM 87507

  • Market Grade: A (91/100)
  • Rental Demand: 86
  • Revenue Growth: 46
  • Seasonality: 87
  • Regulation: 79
  • Investability: 51
  • Active Listings: 138

New York

Beacon, NY 12508

  • Market Grade: B+ (74/100)
  • Rental Demand: 69
  • Revenue Growth: 13
  • Seasonality: 80
  • Regulation: 52
  • Investability: 70
  • Active Listings: 124

North Carolina

Hendersonville, NC 28792

  • Market Grade: B+ (73/100)
  • Rental Demand: 62
  • Revenue Growth: 13
  • Seasonality: 90
  • Regulation: 51
  • Investability: 65
  • Active Listings: 150

Ohio

Cleveland, OH 44102

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 76
  • Revenue Growth: 86
  • Seasonality: 61
  • Regulation: 94
  • Investability: 71
  • Active Listings: 119

Logan, OH 43138

  • Market Grade: A (93/100)
  • Rental Demand: 53
  • Revenue Growth: 91
  • Seasonality: 48
  • Regulation: 65
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 146

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 88
  • Revenue Growth: 79
  • Seasonality: 89
  • Regulation: 70
  • Investability: 59
  • Active listings: 345

Philadelphia, PA 19122

  • Market Grade: A (85/100)
  • Rental Demand: 71
  • Revenue Growth: 38
  • Seasonality: 90
  • Regulation: 70
  • Investability: 56
  • Active Listings: 109

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

  • Market Grade: A- (82/100)
  • Rental Demand: 72
  • Revenue Growth: 35
  • Seasonality: 78
  • Regulation: 53
  • Investability: 77
  • Active Listings: 122

South Carolina

Greenville, SC 29601

  • Market Grade: A- (84/100)
  • Rental Demand: 82
  • Revenue Growth: 23
  • Seasonality: 92
  • Regulation: 53
  • Investability: 72
  • Active Listings: 139

Pawleys Island, SC 29585

  • Market Grade: B (60/100)
  • Rental Demand: 35
  • Revenue Growth: 3
  • Seasonality: 54
  • Regulation: 39
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 267

Tennessee

Nashville, TN 37207

  • Market Grade: A+ (96/100)
  • Rental Demand: 76
  • Revenue Growth: 54
  • Seasonality: 71
  • Regulation: 70
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 320

Sevierville, TN 37876

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 81
  • Revenue Growth: 86
  • Seasonality: 50
  • Regulation: 66
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 1,435

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

  • Market Grade: A+ (99/100)
  • Rental Demand: 80
  • Revenue Growth: 84
  • Seasonality: 54
  • Regulation: 66
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 1,425

Texas

San Antonio, TX 78204

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 87
  • Revenue Growth: 99
  • Seasonality: 53
  • Regulation: 94
  • Investability: 96
  • Active Listings: 124

Fort Worth, TX 76107

  • Market Grade: B (69/100)
  • Rental Demand: 90
  • Revenue Growth: 16
  • Seasonality: 97
  • Regulation: 5
  • Investability: 59
  • Active Listings: 171

San Antonio, TX 78212

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 82
  • Revenue Growth: 73
  • Seasonality: 95
  • Regulation: 94
  • Investability: 47
  • Active Listings: 289

San Antonio, TX 78205

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 94
  • Revenue Growth: 100
  • Seasonality: 43
  • Regulation: 94
  • Investability: 73
  • Active Listings: 118

Utah

Sandy, UT 84092

  • Market Grade: A (88/100)
  • Rental Demand: 70
  • Revenue Growth: 71
  • Seasonality: 50
  • Regulation: 46
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 173

Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22902

  • Market Grade: A (90/100)
  • Rental Demand: 71
  • Revenue Growth: 42
  • Seasonality: 83
  • Regulation: 54
  • Investability: 94
  • Active Listings: 262

Washington

Blaine, WA 98230

  • Market Grade: A (87/100)
  • Rental Demand: 68
  • Revenue Growth: 75
  • Seasonality: 83
  • Regulation: 48
  • Investability: 60
  • Active Listings: 133

Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. 20036

  • Market Grade: B (76/100)
  • Rental Demand: 76
  • Revenue Growth: 27
  • Seasonality: 75
  • Regulation: 40
  • Investability: 76
  • Active Listings: 141

The 100 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Rental Property

Florida is a savvy investor’s best bet with 43 amazing vacation rental markets, like this one in Daytona Beach.

Daytona Beach, FL 32118

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 84
  • Revenue Growth: 97
  • Seasonality: 62
  • Regulation: 55
  • Investability: 91
  • Active Listings: 1,062

Hawaii is close behind with 19 markets with minimal seasonality and strong year-round bookings. Kihei is one of the standout areas.

Kihei, HI 96753

  • Market Grade: A+ (100/100)
  • Rental Demand: 82
  • Revenue Growth: 81
  • Seasonality: 98
  • Regulation: 75
  • Investability: 100
  • Active Listings: 3,559

And of course, the list is chock full of smaller markets that can be great Airbnb investments.

Louisville, KY 40206

  • Market Grade: A (96/100)
  • Rental Demand: 76
  • Revenue Growth: 47
  • Seasonality: 72
  • Regulation: 94
  • Investability: 80
  • Active Listings: 246

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