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Annual Rentals in Naples: We got’ em.

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

SelectDwelling advertises several rental properties in Naples, Florida. From annual rentals to seasonal rentals, from homes to condos, we’re expanding out listings. Select the Naples link on the map to see our rentals.

If you’re a property owner looking to make more income, contact SelectDwelling to find out how we can help.

Long-term and Seasonal Home Rentals in Southwest Florida

South Florida Property Owners, Renters and Craigslist

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

There has been an increase in available vacation rentals in South Florida due to strict bank loan policies, foreclosures, and the ongoing “I’ll wait for the market to return until I sell” mentality. Because of this surge in properties, con artists are coming out of the woodwork, so property owners and renters should be more vigilant when booking a vacation rental. A recent article by The Palm Beach Post: Craigslist scheme preying on unsuspecting South Florida renters is worth a read.

If you want to learn more about how to screen tenants, check out our post on Rental Fraud: Renting your Southwest Florida vacation rental.

Long-term and Seasonal Home Rentals in Southwest Florida

Booking a great summer rental in 6-steps.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

When you think of summer, you don’t necessarily think of Florida, right? But should you? There are a lot of good deals this time of year on vacation home rentals, if you like the heat, like us. Here are 6-steps to booking a great summer rental in Southwest Florida:

1. Decide which part of Southwest Florida you’d like to stay.
Finding your accommodation for your summer vacation will be easy once you choose what you’d like to be near—downtown city center, shopping outlets, or the beach. With so many great towns to choose from this might be the hard part!

2. Start your search and book early.
Today there are many online vacation and seasonal home rental companies to check out. Browse a few to find what you’re looking for. Summer is almost here!

3. Talk directly with the home owner.
Once you find a great property, ask the property owner any questions you have. Good key questions to inquire about:
• Is there a security deposit?
• How are keys handled?
• What time is check in and check out?
• Do you offer cleaning services?
• How do you operate the central air (AC)?
• Could I have a few references?
Don’t do all your communication via email. It’s always advised to speak with the owner on the phone, so you establish a relationship with them and help protect you, the renter, against any rental fraud.

4. Send your payment.
Make your payment for your vacation rental via check or credit card. This way you will have a receipt of your transaction. Never send cash.

5. Verify with the home owner.
Contact the owner to verify that they received your payment to book the rental and to ensure that you’re all set.

6. Back your bags!
It’s time to go on your summer vacation to Southwest Florida.

Check out our Southwest Florida Travel Guides to learn more about each town.

Long-term and Seasonal Home Rentals in Southwest Florida

Vacation in Southwest Florida and leave the baby gear at home.

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

car seat for rentYou no longer have to worry about packing and toting all the baby & toddler gear today if you enlist the help of a baby rental equipment company. These companies offer child necessities like pack n plays, cribs, car seats, strollers, booster seats and more. They also provide convenient delivery and pick up services to help reduce the stress of family travel. Some rental businesses even rent beach toys and accessories, which is a plus when you’re renting a Florida beach vacation rental. Check out these baby rental equipment companies in Southwest Florida and start your stress-free travel vacation:

ABC Baby Rentals
Servicing: Naples, Marco Island & Bonita Springs

Baby’s Away
Servicing: Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Port Charlotte and more

Cribs To Go
Servicing: Southwest Florida region

Long-term and Seasonal Home Rentals in Southwest Florida

Park at the beach every day for a year for only $50!

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Lowdermilk Beach ParkAs a long-term Southwest Florida renter you want to spend time at the beach, but you dislike paying the daily $8 parking fee that most Collier County parks and recreation locations require. So why not pick up your annual beach parking permit for $50 today. Valid for visitor and non residents who do not own property in Collier County Florida, you can secure your beach parking pass for a year (from date of purchase) at several locations. Here are few:

• Caxambas Park – South Collier Boulevard (624-004)
• City of Naples – City Hall – 735 8th Street South (213-1800) or 231-7120)
• North Collier Regional Park – 15000 Livingston Road (252-4024)

Use your saved parking money on a good book, beach toys for the kids, or a romantic picnic at the beach. For more beach parking sticker locations visit Collier County’s Parks and Regulations.

Already have your beach parking sticker? Check out Naples and Marco Island beach locations in our Travel Guides.

Long-term and Seasonal Home Rentals in Southwest Florida