How do you find deals on vacation rentals in southwest Florida?


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A good way to find deals on vacation properties in southwest Florida is to visit a vacation rental site such as VRBO.com, FlipKey.com or OwnerDirect.com, search for rentals in a specific area during the off-peak season and sort the search results by price. Alternatively, search for southwest Florida rentals on VacationRentals.com, and sort by Special Offers First. For good deals on long-term rentals, companies such as FloridaSnowbird.com that cater for the snowbird vacation rental market list monthly rentals in Florida.

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The peak season for southwest Florida vacations generally runs from late December to late April. Prices from May through to December can be up to 50 percent less expensive. Each vacation rental site's property listings displays average nightly rates per property, except for OwnerDirect.com, which quotes a base rate for a set number of occupants per night and, in some cases, quotes an extra fee for each additional occupant. Click a listing and click Rates to view details of the different rates throughout the year. Some owners offer discounted rates for monthly rentals. OwnerDirect.com also offers a Last Minute Deals tab on its home page.

FloridaSnowbird.com lists properties tailored to the needs of long-term renters and shows each property's monthly availability. Click View Details in a property listing to view nightly, weekly and monthly rates.

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