Renting a Home
Rental Information: 877.360.7577
MAROA – doing business as Americana Cove, does NOT advertise, own or manage any rental properties. A few home owners Rent their homes in Americana Cove. Homeowners advertise via Barefoot Realty, by word of mouth, posting information on our community bulletin board or by advertising on popular “vacation rental” or “for sale” websites. See Barefoot Realty or search the internet on websites that advertise rental properties by owner.
This Brokerage Agent offers a rental service for Americana Cove. If shareholders use this service, a list of rentals will be available from Barefoot Realty. Toll Free: 877.360.7577 or e-mail Charity: [email protected]
Tours and Assistance is available 7 days per week. Please make an appointment. Toll Free 855.235.5790 or Local 727.528.8809
RENTAL INFORMATION FOR OWNERS
Residents at Americana Cove are permitted to rent their homes however, the community/State rules specify the following:
When renting a home, the owner must inform the management of their intent to rent and the rentee must have a background check and be approved before moving into the Americana Cove.
Renting is allowed for a minimum of two months.
Some homeowners may believe it is difficult to rent their home therefore; Barefoot Realty will collect and remit the required taxes.
Owners are required to pay Florida sales tax and a Tourist Development Tax if the rental is SIX MONTHS OR LESS (per county tax collector’s office).
The Tourist Development Tax (TDT) is collected by each county in Florida. In Pinellas County, 6% is collected for the Tourist Development Tax along with a 7% Florida sales tax. This combined 13% tax should be paid by the rentee to the owner.
It is the owner’s responsibility to remit these taxes to the state.
Caution, there are penalties involved for non-payment of these taxes.
Barefoot Realty has no specific procedure for matching a renter to a homeowner. When a homeowner chooses Barefoot Realty to assist them with their rental, they will be assured the community, county and state rules will be followed.
Owners may contact Barefoot Realty to learn of management fees charged by the realtor. Local 727.360.7577, Toll Free 877.360.7577 or email Charity: [email protected]
Thank You For Choosing Barefoot Realty