We started our vacation rental in Spring of 2022 here in the Palm Harbor Florida area (Tampa/St. Peter area). Priced it low to get volume to get ratings. We were booked constantly. We then did more research and bumped our prices up to what the area seems to be getting. Our volume did go down but stayed book about 60% up until Mid-July. 60% occupied is fine with us. It more than covers our cost and keeps the wear and tear down on the property. Since then, we have had no bookings until early November and a week in December (over 3 months empty). We are just up the street from the quaint downtown Palm Harbor, newly renovated 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom, extremely clean, very nicely landscaped property where the garage was converted into a man-cave, with large sectional couch and large screen TV. Everyone that stays raves over the place. Struggling to understand why, it all of a sudden stopped. We have 5 star ratings and great reviews. I get July and August being our off season but thought September on we would get something going.
We don't have a pool, so I know the hotter months will be slower.
Is this normal volume? Any advice, especially form local host on where I might be going wrong, would be greatly appreciated. Our property is titled Tropical Oasis / Completely Renovated / Man Cave, located near downtown Palm Harbor 14th St and Florida Ave, if you want to look at it and let me know where I may be missing something.