Vacasa names St. Augustine a top spot to invest in a vacation rental

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Realtor Craig Dupler is selling this duplex, which he co-owns with partners and is licensed as a vacation rental, in St. Augustine Beach for $1.7 million.

Vacasa, a vacation rental management firm, named St. Augustine one of the best places to buy a vacation home in U.S. markets where the firm has a presence.

The listing comes as local governments are trying to strike a balance between the popularity of vacation rentals and quality of life for full-time residents.    

Vacasa ― which is connected to more than 30,000 properties in 34 states in the U.S., and in Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Belize ― recently released its list of the “Top 25 best places to buy a vacation home” in 2021.

St. Augustine ranked No. 2, behind Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and ahead of Gulf Shores, Alabama. St. George Island is the only other Florida location mentioned.

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