friends or family that do now own or have owned beach condos?
I have been considering buying a beach condo in the gulf area. Maybe Orange Beach/Gulf Shores, Alabama, or Destin, Florida.
If I do buy one, it will be beachside with a good clear view of the gulf. How many nights/weeks would one reasonably expect to rent a condo of this sort? How much does one generally pay for housekeeping and management? If one decided to forego a management company, is it fairly easy to find good housekeepers?
What are the negative aspects to doing this? For the record, I live in Carroll County, Georgia, and adjoining Cleburne County, Alabama (where I have a farm on family property), so I’m about 300 miles from Destin and Orange Beach.
Any info or feedback would be appreciated, but among all else, I am particularly interested in knowing how often I could reasonably expect to rent out a fairly nice unit. I have asked real estate agents, and gotten a pretty broad range of answers. I’d like to hear what property owners have to say about it all.