It is easiest to recognize the use of illegal vacation rentals for neighbors or people who are in an area often.
If you are in a neighborhood that does not permit Miami acation rentals (without any exceptions) such as Miami Beach, Surfside, Bay Harbor and Bal Harbour, some ways to spot the illegal use of vacation rentals are:
If you constantly notice that the cars in the drive way are different
If you always see new faces/residents coming in and out of the property
“Residents” show signs of being tourists (way of dress, transportation, outing habits, language, etc.)