The minimum rental requirements of each area varies based on municipal ordinances, home owner associations, and owner preference. Here is an overview of the requirements on Captiva Island and Sanibel Island.
The City of Sanibel stipulates that the minimum a home on the island can be rented is for one (1) month at a time. However most condo rentals on Sanibel Island have a seven (7) night minimum reservation from Saturday to Saturday.Some exemptions include:Shell Island Beach Club, Sundial, Island Inn, and Pointe Santo condos which allow a stay of three (3) nights or more if the reservation is made at the last minute.Atrium, Kings Crown, Lighthouse Point, Spanish Cay, and Tennis Place allows a two (2) week minimum stay.High Tide, Plantation Village, Poinciana, and White Pelican condos require a one (1) month minimum reservation.Weekly cottage rentals include Sanibel Shores, Duggars Village, Tiki Cottage, and White Caps.Sanibel Harbour Resort condos can be rented for a three (3) night minimum and any day check-in.
On Captiva Island, all condos and homes have a seven (7) night minimum rental period from Saturday to Saturday.An exemption to the seven (7) night minimum is at the South Seas Beach Villas where available condos can be rented at the last minute for a three (3) night stay.
Mainland: Bonita Springs, Bonita Beach, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Naples
The minimum rental requirements of each area varies based on municipal ordinances, home owner associations, and owner preference. Here is an overview of the requirements of Bonita Springs, Bonita Beach, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Naples.
In Bonita Springs, most properties must be rented for a minimum of one (1) to three (3) months depending on regulations set by the respective home owners’ association. Additionally, reservations cannot be made last minute since many properties require an association approved application.
Homes in Bonita Beach can be rented for a seven (7) night minimum. However condos must be rented for a minimum of one (1) month.Exemptions include:Some condos can be rented for short stays just a few times per year.The Bonita Beach & Tennis Club condos can be rented for a minimum of three (3) nights with any day check-in. During the peak season every attempt is made to have Saturday to Saturday for seven (7) night reservations. A few owners require either a two (2) week reservation or a month long stay during peak season.
Homes in Cape Coral are rented at owner discretion. Most homes fall either as a seven (7) night minimum or a one month minimum.
Most properties in Fort Myers must be rented for a one (1) to three (3) month minimum, depending on the home owners association. Reservations are not allowed at the last minute since many of the associations require approved applications.
Fort Myers Beach
The rental periods for properties in Fort Myers Beach vary from three (3) night minimum, week minimums, two (2) week minimums and monthly rentals.
Vacation rental properties in Naples vary from one (1) week, two (2) week, monthly and three (3) month minimums.