5 of the Best Property & Airbnb Management Companies in Tampa

by Davina van Buren  |  Published February 13, 2024

Pristine beaches, cultural attractions, major sports teams and  an award-winning dining scene help Tampa attract a diverse mix of visitors, which in turn has made vacation rental management a high-demand service in the city. 

Tampa, FL (Photo:Anita Denunzio via Unsplash)

Named in recent years as America’s top housing market by leading real estate marketplace Zillow, Tampa Bay remains one of the most lucrative areas in the U.S. for vacation rentals, with huge numbers of visitors choosing to stay in a short-let instead of a conventional hotel. Tampa’s rental property management companies are known for their top-tier service and local market expertise – and here are five of the best.

Emperor Rentals 

Specializing in short-term and vacation rental management in Tampa Bay, Emperor Rentals’ extensive knowledge and expertise of the local market help clients get the highest return on their investment. Services include creating and advertising property listings on all the major online portals including Airbnb, VRBO, FlipKey, Expedia and Booking.com, and overseeing all guest communication before, during, and after bookings. They also offer calendar and pricing management to ensure optimum monthly revenues, property maintenance and repairs, and property cleaning between guest stays.

Breeze Co-Host 

Breeze Co-Host provide a full range of services, including cleaning, communication, listings optimization, bookings management, maintenance and repairs. Their property management team will adjust the nightly rate according to the time of year, as well as events in the local area, to increase occupancy rates and ultimately bring in more money for clients. As an added perk, their website includes an abundance of material designed to help property owners make sense of the local short-term rental market. 


With years of experience in short-term property management, Vello offer a turnkey service that includes listings creation, cleaning, maintenance and management of the entire  rental process from start to finish. From writing enticing property descriptions and high quality photography to overseeing the check-in and check-out process, they do all they can attract guests to your home. In addition to overseeing the check-in and check-out process. They also provide concierge service to guests throughout their stay. 

Dennis Property Management 

Dennis Property Management is a family-owned business that provides boutique-style property management services customized for each client’s individual needs. As members of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), staff are comprised of licensed realtors with extensive training and high-level knowledge and experience. They specialize in the long-term rental management of single-family homes, multi-family homes, condominiums, townhouses and commercial properties. For extra peace of mind, to protect homeowners in the case of a security deposit dispute, they take pictures of the entire property, inside and out. They also offer multi-property management packages for real estate investors. 

Dean & DeWitt Property Management (St. Petersburg) 

Located in St. Petersburg, about 40 minutes’ drive from Tampa city centre, Dean & DeWitt Property Management have helped investors buy, sell, and manage investment properties since 2003. Specializing in south Pinellas County residential property management, they are highly familiar with the area and have a strong reputation for their management of long-term rentals and relocation services. These include property advertising, tenant screening, lease negotiation, rent collection, record keeping, 24/7 maintenance services, and providing regular property performance reports to clients.