Home sharing in the Sunshine State is thriving: From Tallahassee to Tampa, Kissimmee to the Keys, Florida’s incredible host community is showcasing authentic, local experiences, sending visitors to parts of the city not usually on a tourist itinerary and supporting local businesses in the process.
Airbnb is committed to making sure home sharing benefits all of Florida, and we are working with elected officials to help craft fair and clear regulations that will permit us to collect and remit hotel taxes around the state.
Conflicting laws on the local level are causing confusion among Florida homeowners
After following the rules and getting a business license with Okaloosa County, Airbnb hosts Mark and Lisa were hit with a cease and desist letter from the City of Destin. Law abiding homeowners across Florida want to know: don’t they have the right to decide who can stay in their home?
Mayor Ashton Hayward agrees: Vacation rentals are a win for Florida
In the past year, Florida welcomed over 2.5 million Airbnb guests. Local elected officials across the Sunshine State, like Mayor Ashton Hayward of Pensacola, agree that vacation rentals are good for Florida’s economy and its citizens.
Meet our veteran community in the Sunshine State
Veterans and military families represent the backbone of Florida’s way of life. Through opening their doors and sharing their values with visitors from around the world, hosts like Lauren, Maura, Carl and Aimee make the Sunshine State that much more welcoming and culturally enriching.