Lets talk about how the Seasonal Rental generally works, (keep in mind rules, laws, pricing may differ state to state or country to country).
A seasonal renter has the property from Nov-April. They either pay for the five months prior to occupancy or monthly (majority pays in full prior). Utilities are the responsibility of the tenant, some owners will incorporate into the rental rate, capping heating/gas etc. for obvious reasons.
Many Seasonal owners will allow extra months on either end (Sept/Oct or May/June) at discounted rates (these are usually the months where the property does not rent well in general. Properties located in your cold weather regions may offer greatly reduced rates for the winter season as they prefer not to close it up for the winter. Same goes for your warm weather regions only reversed.
Whether you prefer snowcapped mountains, captivating canyons or ocean waves caressing the warm sand, A seasonal rental is becoming more popular for those who want to have their own property for the entire season.
If Skiing, Boarding or Snowmobiling is your passion, a seasonal is great for full time or weekend warriors. Being able to leave all your gear and equipment is a plus. Enjoy the areas winter wonderland all season with festivals & local events. After a long day on the slopes, enjoy your favorite beverage in front of a crackling fire with family & friends.
Maybe your passion is walking the beach, golfing or fishing. Finding that perfect property in the warmer climates accommodates those preferring to be closer to the sun. What’s not to love when you can buy fresh fruits & vegetables from local markets. The Seafood truck is always around the corner selling their catch of the day. Whether you enjoy a game of golf, relaxing on the beach with your favorite book, or hiking trails, a seasonal is something you can call home for the months rented.
For those who prefer the warmer climates, Florida, South Carolina or the Caribbeans may be of interest.