...seasonal rentals at senior communities for over 55
Short-term-furnished rentals for seniors are frequently available but sometimes in short supply. Therefore, it is often necessary to apply for the rental well ahead of the time of your stay.
Short-term usually means less than the standard 12-month lease. The short-term lease is most commonly month-to-month, 3 months or 6 months.
Rentals that include furniture usually cost more than unfurnished, especially when they are short-term, and because they are furnished. Because of all of the amenities that a community may offer, these rentals can be a good value for retirees.
Many short-term-furnished rentals are located in warm areas that are frequented by snowbirds and are called winter rentals or seasonal rentals. The season is November through April but may be slightly different.
Separate Pages for Rentals:
Some things to be aware of:
Most short-term rentals are handled the same way as any long-term rental:
There are some important differences in leasing short-term:
There may be a firm expiration date to allow the apartment management to get the unit rented easier for the summer season when your lease is up.
To summarize things to know when renting a short-term furnished rental:
You can ask the rental office at apartments you like if they have short-term furnished rentals. See our Senior Apartments page
This page is for your vacation or snowbird getaway to make it easier for you to find them. This is also a good way to "try out" communities for retirement.
Holiday has communities in 44 states and 7 in Canada. They are very accommodating and try to meet your needs. They may be a little pricey depending on the area, but offer good value since rents include meals and housekeeping as well as other amenities.
They have furnished and unfurnished. They have studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms and some have cottages. There usually is a 3-month minimum stay but I would recommend asking as each community is different.
I checked on Kalama Heights (808-879-1500), their community in Maui, Hawaii, and was told for 2 people a studio would cost around $3500/month which includes meals and housekeeping (verify all information as it can change). Considering how expensive Hawaii can be, this sounds like a good deal. At Kalama Heights the beach is within walking distance.
Another great feature is their travel program. If you are a resident at one of their communities, you can reside at another one of their communities for a week at no cost to you (verify).
Some also offer assisted living and memory care although most are for independent, active living.
Some also offer a try-out stay.
Sun Villa Apartments Mesa - About 12 rental units available for winter rentals. Apply early. Outstanding amenities available to 55+ residents. Please verify all information as it can change. Sun Villa Apartments
Rio Verde Country Club Rio Verde in the Valley of the Sun - Golfers paradise - Clubhouse dining - a lifestyle - Own a home or come for a vacation rental. Rio Verde Country Club
Southern: Pembroke Pines
Hollybrook Golf and Tennis Club Pembroke Pines - A nice base in warm southern Florida. Fishing and outdoor sports nearby. Condominium apartment-styled near 2 airports and cruise ship ports. List of yearly or seasonal rentals on their website. Hollybrook Golf and Tennis Club
Eagle Creek Golf and Country Club Naples - Not over 55 community but if you like golf and an upscale exclusive atmosphere, this may be appropriate. We do not make recommendations but they list seasonal rentals on their website so it makes it easier to know what is available in the community. Eagle Creek in Naples
Also see Florida Senior Apartments
Paradise Village National City 6 miles to San Diego - 2 miles to beaches - Month-to-month seasonal rentals are available at this wellness-centered retirement community in the beautiful climate of the region with temperatures averaging in the 70's year round. Paradise Village
Also see California Senior Apartments
For your convenience, we highlight in yellow communities when they offer seasonal rentals on these pages.
Retirement Resort Rentals - List of popular retirement resorts on this site.