About Us

Welcome to The Florida Nest.

Vacation & short-term rental management done by the best.


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Our Story

The Florida Nest was founded by Kim Meredith Hampton & husband Scott Hampton, who have over 30 years of experience in management in the beautiful state of Florida. They are a well respected and reputable vacation, short-term and long term rental property management company serving all of Central Florida from Orlando to St. Petersburg and its surrounding areas. They currently manage a portfolio across central Florida, but are most definitely more of a boutique style management company. Sometimes in a large platform you can sometimes feel like a lost and forgotten client and not given that special touch which is so sorely needed in property management. They always try to make every attempt to make you and your guests love where they have chosen to take a vacation.

Our team is dedicated to helping clients generate income by managing their vacation homes. We have a team of experienced property managers who are quick to address any guest issues and prevent potential problems. At The Florida Nest, we strive to provide exceptional rental services and accommodate your needs with a personalized approach. We value hospitality and aim to deliver the highest level of service to our clients.

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Trusted & Experienced

Our standards are high and our guests expect the best! We believe that regardless of the size of each property, they are each unique, and should be well maintained so they can provide exceptional experiences.

Areas We Serve

Our expertise and dedication to serving our clients make us the go-to property management company for those in the St. Petersburg area, including Largo, Gulfport, Orlando, Kissimmee, Davenport, Dunedin and Clearwater.


Happy Customers

“From the moment I reached out to Kim for help in entering the Florida real estate market (I’m an out of state investor), I found her and her team to be very knowledgeable, professional and helpful. They found me a property that fit all of my criteria and I was able to close pretty quickly. When I went to visit the property and meet Kim in person I was happy with her professionalism and hospitality. I also used Hampton’s property management company to manage the property I bought and everything has been great. The team is experienced and I will be using them again for my next investment property purchase in the Orlando/Tampa area.”
“Kim Meredith-Hampton went out of her way to help me get the information I needed on a rental property. She is professional, considerate and trustworthy. Thanks for your kindness and excellent attention to detail!”

“I just purchased my 1st deal utilizing Kim and her team. They were absolutely incredible in helping me through every step of the process. I am an out of state investor, so having a team that I trusted was huge in buying a property sight unseen. Kim and her team are continuing to help arrange contractors now after the deal is closed. I will be working with Kim and her team exclusively for all my investments in Florida. I would encourage anyone considering Florida to do the same! Thank you Kim!”

Meet Our Team

Kim Meredith-Hampton

Kim Meredith-Hampton


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Born and Raised in the beautiful state of Florida

Single and Multi-Family Experience:

  • 256 unit brand new lease up in Pinellas County
  • 770 unit brand new lease up in Tampa Palms
  • 384 unit in Casselberry 526 unit bond property in Orlando
  • 636 unit in St Petersburg
  • 300 & 700 brand new lease up for Shared Living for Seniors (Kissimmee and Pasco)
  • 400 Single Family homes with American Homes for Rent (Hedge Fund)
  • 1100 Single Family assets with Tiber Capital (Hedge Fund)
  • Currently manage 3000 unit portfolio across Central Florida and Jacksonville


  • Currently earning CCIM Designation
  • MPM® Master Property Manager NARPM
  • RMP® Residential Management Professional
  • One of only 50 companies to receive CRMC® from NARPM Leadership

Service to Real Estate:

  • Currently serve on the Florida Assoc. of Realtors Board of Directors Currently serve on NAR Task Force ORRA
  • Proud Major Investor of RPAC (Realtor Political Action)
  • Served on Orlando Regional Board of Directors
  • Past President of Women’s Council of Realtors
  • Past Chairman of Property Management Council Orlando
  • 2018 State President National Assoc of Residential Prop Managers 2014 Chairman Florida Realtors Property
  • Management Council Member of VRMA, Vacation Rental Managers Association

Assets Owned:

  • Commercial Building Orlando Florida
  • Commercial Building Ocoee Florida
  • 10 Unit Multi Family St. Petersburg Florida
  • Commercial Building St. Petersburg Florida
  • 12 Unit Multi STR in St. Petersburg Florida
  • 22 Unit Multi STR in St. Petersburg Florida
  • 15 Unit Multi STR in St. Petersburg Florida

Companies owned:

  • Hampton Real Estate Advisors LLC
  • Hampton & Hampton Management & Leasing, Inc.
  • Equity Commercial LLC
  • The Florida Nest

Awards Earned:

  • 2011 Member of the Year from the Women’s Council of Realtors
  • 2011 Presidential Award from her very own Orlando NARPM chapter
  • 2016 Mentor of the Year Very proud to have earned her RMP
Scott Hampton

Scott Hampton


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Scott has been involved in real estate for over 30 years. Currently owns Hampton & Hampton Management & Leasing, which is a long term property management company, also co-owner with his wife Kim for Hampton Real Estate Advisors, which works exclusively with investors, and most recently, a brand new co-working space in St Petersburg, Fl. Scott also served on Orange County code enforcement as a member and chairman for three years. Has a wife, son and dog.

Larry Smith

Larry Smith


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Lawrence Smith is an accomplished and versatile professional with a track record in a range of industries. With a mechanical engineering degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and extensive experience in the aerospace industry, Lawrence has developed a deep understanding of complex systems, project management, and safety and precision.

In addition to his aerospace experience, Lawrence has also worked in the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry for two years, gaining exposure to cutting-edge technologies and processes. This broad understanding of different industries and technical expertise makes him an ideal candidate for solving complex business challenges.

Beyond his corporate experience, Lawrence is also a successful entrepreneur, having owned and managed a commercial landscape business for 16 years. This experience provided Lawrence with a deep understanding of financial management, marketing strategies, and effective business operations.

Today, Lawrence leverages his extensive experience and knowledge as an independent business consultant. Specializing in business planning, operations management, marketing and sales, and financial analysis, providing strategic advice and guidance to businesses of all sizes and sectors.

Sindy Zheng

Sindy Zheng

Business Development

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Sindy Zheng is a successful entrepreneur and investor, with a diverse background in accounting/audit, restaurant management and real estate. She worked for Ernst and Young as an auditor in the financial section for several years. Then she decided to become a restaurateur with her late husband. Over the years of working in the hospitality industry, she understood the importance of providing amazing customer service and experience.

After the pandemic, she began to explore opportunities in real estate investing, specifically in the area of short term rental and multifamily. She is am grateful and proud to join the team to provide value and utilize my entrepreneurial experience and knowledge to optimize revenue for our clients.

She is a huge foodie and love to travel with her kids to show them the world. They are always looking for experiences.

Brittany Wurster

Brittany Wurster


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Brittany is a Florida native born and raised locally in Seminole Florida! She is a mother of 2 great sons and 2 spoiled four-legged fur pups named Stomri & Osi.

In her spare time she loves to travel and meet new people as well as create new memories and amazing experiences with her family. Her youngest son is in his 3rd year of competitive baseball, while her oldest is focusing on his love for engineering and working on setting up his future career path. One of the best parts of life is watching them grow into handsome smart young men. Brittany have been involved with property management, vacation rental services, the cleaning service as well and even the hosting side of the industry for 8 years & counting!! She enjoys it so much. She had the pleasure of meeting wonderful new people along the way, as we share this beautiful city together with all our guests. The downtown St Pete area is a great location with so many places to go and see. Always great to hear about our guests and what they enjoy in life too!!

Stephanie Hartley

Stephanie Hartley


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Stephanie Hartley was born in Columbus Ohio and relocated to Seminole Florida at the age of three. She is married and has three children: Kayden, who is nearly 14 years old, Brielle, who is almost 9, and Brantley, who is about to turn six. In addition, Stephanie and her family have two furry companions, Tyson and Max. They enjoy spending time outdoors, going on adventures, and can often be found at the baseball field for Kayden’s games. When not at the baseball field, Stephanie and her family love to spend time at the beach or on their boat.

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If you wish to learn more about our vacation rental management services in St. Petersburg, Largo, Gulfport, Orlando, Kissimmee, Davenport, Dunedin, Clearwater, contact us at The Florida Nest.

5922 9th Ave North
St. Petersburg, 33710

6881 Kingspointe Parkway
Suite 2 Orlando, Fl. 32819