Originally Posted by garyt
Any sites that advertise winter rentals in 55+ communities? I know of VRBO and such but it's hard to search 55+ communities only. Very few show up. Someone posted sites where owners offer rentals to The Villages and that's what I'm looking for, something where owners have their own site, or something similar. I've looked at individual communities web pages but they don't seem to have anything in regard to rentals. Looking mainly at Florida and Arizona.
(I'm a FL snowbird and own my own place, fwiw.) I do see a LOT of realtors who handle seasonal rentals around here. Perhaps contact a large realty company physically near The Villages or other communities in which you are interested and ask about 55+ seasonal rentals.
I also see seasonal rentals pop up in my real estate searches (realtor.com or "xyz neighborhood" real estate for sale), when I'm curious to see which condos in my community are for sale and what they are asking for them.
If you have an "in" with someone in the community in which are interested, there's often a physical community bulletin board (some communities also have virtual bulletin boards) where people post their units for rent.