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Is your rent too damn high? Well, you are not alone according to new data from Dwellsy. Dwellsy specializes in renters and rentals. In a report issued September 15th, 2022 on Single Family Home Rentals (SFR), the Naples-Marco Island Florida rental market is near the top.

The report was based on data from 12 million rentals across the country. In this study, they took the median rental price for a single family home. So if you’re looking to rent a house in one of these markets, this is what you’re looking at:

Coming in first in the U.S. was San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA with a median rental price for a single family home coming in at $3,695.00. Actually, the top 4 before you get to Naples, were all in California. Salinas, CA was second at $3,620.00. In third was Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA at an even $3,600.00 a month for a rental. The San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA market came in at $3,550.00. And here in Southwest Florida, Naples-Marco Island, FL with a median monthly rental price of $3,495.00  for a single family home. North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL also made the list at 43rd with a rental price of $2,320.00 a month.

One major effect on the Naples Rental market median price

The median just means the middle. Because the top end stuff is so expensive, and the bottom stuff, well, isn’t too cheap either, the median tends to be higher. But that doesn’t mean it’s wrong. A modest 3 bedroom home with a pool, single story, under 2,000 square feet – is gonna rent at about $3,500 a month here. Double what you would have been paying on a mortgage if you bought that house 5 or so years ago. Hindsight, right?

So if the median is the middle, what homes are out there to rent in Naples?

  • 12055 Keewaydin, Naples, FL 34113 - $154,000/mo

    12055 Keewaydin, Naples, FL 34113 - Home for Rent | realtor.com®

    AVAILABLE WEEKLY $38, 500 AND MONTHLY for $154, 000. Welcome to Off the Hook Hideaway, 5-acres of paradise, private beaches and state owned wildlife preserve. This little slice of paradise offers you a complete off the grid get away for up to 20 people, it is an exclusive luxury experience.

    I’ve been to Keewaydin many times, this place is absolutely beautiful. But you can see with that price tag, it better be.

  • 960 17th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102 - $135,000/mo

    960 17th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102 - Home for Rent | realtor.com®

    Prestigious Aqualane Shores - Pool Home -- 6 beds / 5 Baths -- Enjoy Naples at its Finest - Available 5/1Dates Unavailable:12/27/21 to 01/03/22, 01/14/22 to 01/23/22, 02/18/22 to 02/27/22, 03/11/22 to 03/20/22, 04/15/22 to 04/24/22, 01/23/23 to 02/17/23, 02/18/23 to 03/31/23Welcome to Vista Point Estate, your private gated enclave in Aqualane Shores.

    An infinity pool overlooking Naples Bay. They’ll even let you have a small dog.

  • 333 Gulf Shore Blvd S, Naples, FL 34102 - $120,000/mo

    333 Gulf Shore Blvd S, Naples, FL 34102 - Home for Rent | realtor.com®

    Welcome to Gulf Shore Grand, a modern masterpiece steps to the beach and only two blocks from 5th Ave S in Olde Naples. The home features clean lines and the highest level of luxury finishes. The spacious living room opens directly to the pool deck with pocketing sliders that create a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience.

    Absolutely insane. An infinity pool with a swim up bar. But 120K a month is a bit out of my range.

  • 572 17th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102 - $105,000/mo

    572 17th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102 - Home for Rent | realtor.com®

    A unique opportunity to live in this stunning newly constructed Aqualane Shores waterfront home in the heart of Naples! The property with over 6, 700 sf of total indoor/outdoor living space includes two main level primary suites and a large open concept living/dining/kitchen area. The gorgeous kitchen features two large islands and chef grade appliance package.

    Features an office so you can work from home. I imagine at 105K a month you probably still need to put in some hours.

  • 111 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102 - $105,000/mo

    111 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102 - Home for Rent | realtor.com®

    This magnificent in-town estate captures the imagination and inspires conversation amongst residents and visitors to Naples alike. Villa Mare Citta is one of the tallest and most distinguished structures in Old Naples, situated a block from the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and steps away from outstanding restaurants and boutiques.

    I think I’ve stayed at smaller hotels. That pool area is insane.

  • What about the low end, for the rest of us?

    Well, don’t expect no fancy 70 foot lap pools with these. This is Naples. Anything under 2K a month is probably going to fall into the “modular home” category. Let’s have a look.

  • 974 Valley Forge Dr, Naples, FL 34110 - $1,600/mo

    974 Valley Forge Dr, Naples, FL 34110 - Home for Rent | realtor.com®

    This manufactured home in the best gated, 55+ community in Naples is being offered unfurnished. 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, approximately 1, 200 total, newer roof, screened in lanai and under roof car port for 2 vehicles. Utility shed with washer & dryer and storage shelving.

    55+ community. It is gated. And room for your golf cart.

  • 1270 Jeronimo Dr, Naples, FL 34103 - $1,700/mo

    1270 Jeronimo Dr, Naples, FL 34103 - Home for Rent | realtor.com®

    (RLNE1985019) 2 bedroom 1 bath duplex in the heart of Naples. - This Naples Twin Lakes multifamily home is conveniently located in the heart of Naples! The 2 bedroom/1 bathroom features 881 square feet under central air with a fenced in back yard. The home features new kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, and tile throughout.

    The picture reminds me of an episode of “Cops” right before they break down the door.

  • 2110 Oakes Blvd, Naples, FL 34119 - $1,800/mo

    2110 Oakes Blvd, Naples, FL 34119 - Home for Rent | realtor.com®

    This unfurnished annual rental can be seen Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm. I do not respond to emails, if your serious then pick up the phone and call me. Rent is $1800, first, last, security, cleaning = $5650 needed to move in.

    2 car garage and actually the location isn’t bad. But you need $5,650 just to move in.

  • 1375 Sperling Ln - $2,095/mo

    1375 Sperling Ln, Naples, FL 34103 - Home for Rent | realtor.com®

    (RLNE4269410) CENTRAL NAPLES 2 BED / 2 BATH - NO HOA - PET OK! - ANNUAL RENTAL - Here is your opportunity to live in the heart of Naples! This updated duplex suite features 2 master bedrooms with walk-in closets and en-suite bathrooms. The duplex is situated on a large plush lot with a nice backyard, brick paver open lanai, and a view of a private lake with a dock.

    At some point, someone chose that color green. Like, yeah, that’s what I want.

  • 34 Covey Ln Unit 34, Naples, FL 34114 - $2,495/mo

    34 Covey Ln Unit 34, Naples, FL 34114 - Home for Rent | realtor.com®

    A cozy furnished home with 2 beds and 2 bathrooms. An area of 1048sqft. with Lanai, screened, carport that can fit 2 cars. The floorings were Tile and Woodlike. Lake View, No pets and No smoking. Community Amenities a pool and clubhouse. Rent includes Water/Sewer, Trash Removal, Exterior Pest Control, and Basic Lawn Care ( No Landscaping).

    And that’s what you can get for about $2,500 a month. Inflation, you know.

  • Other options?

    Of course. This was just a look at single family homes for rent. Not duplexes, townhomes, apartments, or anything else like that. Those are all expensive in Naples, too. There’s no way around it.