Short-Term Rental Sites Combat Party Houses, Complaints as COVID Shuts Nightclubs

When the coronavirus pandemic shut down bars and concert halls in March, a new phenomenon was born: the vacation-rental nightclub.

Professional party promoters started scanning Airbnb, Vrbo and other short-term rental sites for mansions and luxury condos for hire. Tickets were going for $90 on Eventbrite and TikTok for soirees with bottle service and DJs.

“People were looking to escape from their own homes and came into our tiny neighborhood

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Florida man broke the law while fishing, police said

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This screenshot of a man’s Facebook post led to his arrest by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers.

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A North Florida man came to the Florida Keys in August and fished, chronicling his vacation by posting videos and photos on his Facebook page.

But some of those catches, police said, were crimes.

The Facebook posts show a protected Goliath grouper being filleted, a

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City of Tybee Island Deploys AI Solution to Regulate Short Term Rentals

DENVER, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based citizen engagement technologies and services, today announced a partnership with Tybee Island, GA to streamline the City’s short-term rental (STR) registration, tax collection, and enforcement with Granicus’ govService Host Compliance product suite.

A bustling beach town, Tybee Island is known for attracting tens of thousands of tourists a week to enjoy its long sandy beach, local eateries

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Does Your Vacation Rental Property Need a Name?

While the lure of a name can lend a romantic air to vacation home shopping, others take a more practical approach when picking a vacation rental. Roselle H. from Scotch Plains, New Jersey, says, “I look at the furnishings and how clean and uncluttered the home looks.”

Rosemarie B. of Staten Island, New York, has been vacationing with her family on the Delaware seashore for the past 15 years and

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Three Reasons Vacation-Rental Owners Need To Factor Wellness Into Their Investment Decisions

Clark Twiddy is the President of Twiddy & Company, a hospitality and asset management firm along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

There is a popular adage that reminds us, “If you don’t make time for wellness, you’ll be forced to make time for illness.” Even in this new age of seemingly limitless uncertainty, one Covid-19 lesson we can virtually all agree on is the importance of making time in

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Candidates For San Diego City Council District 1 Disagree On Short-Term Rentals

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Above: A sign lays on the ground with its message in opposition of short term vacation rentals, July 17, 2018.

Though it’s officially non-partisan, the San Diego City Council will stay in control of Democrats after the November election. Only two out of the five open council seats feature races between a Republican and a Democrat.

One of them is San Diego City Council District One.

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San Diego Sonder apartment-style hotel review

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Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, I’ve been very selective with the accommodations I’m willing to stay in during my travels.

And as a travel writer, I’ve generally looked for hotels with stringent COVID policies or private vacation rentals where I don’t have to worry about coming in contact with other

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The best vacation rentals for fall foliage in the US

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Ever paused to admire the vibrant colors of the changing leaves on an autumn evening walk? Or posted a photo of a particularly beautiful leaf outstretched in front of the camera on social media? If so, congratulations, you’re a leaf-peeper. In the US, “going leaf peeping” is a cute way of saying you’re planning

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San Diego’s on-again, off-again debate over short-term rentals is on again, but still no resolution

The pitched debate over short-term rentals returned to City Hall Thursday following a two-year hiatus as San Diego planning commissioners considered a proposal that would potentially slash the volume of such rentals by as much as 70 percent.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Supporters and critics of short-term rentals, seen in this 2016 photo, have been squaring off for years at City Hall as San Diego's elected leaders have wrestled with how to regulate overnight stays in residential neighborhoods. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune)


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Supporters and critics of short-term rentals, seen in this 2016 photo, have been squaring off for years at City Hall as San Diego’s elected leaders

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Oxnard agrees with state commission on short-term rentals

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The Oxnard City Council approved a short-term rental ordinance on Tuesday after the California Coastal Commission made modifications to the proposed regulations. (Photo: Joseph A. Garcia)

For about the length of a presidential term, the city of Oxnard has been considering and fine tuning an ordinance to regulate the popular use of residential units as vacation rentals.

On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously agreed to a short-term rental ordinance

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Morro Bay is moving forward with new vacation rental law. Here are the details

After significant public debate, the Morro Bay City Council is moving forward with new regulations for short-term vacation rentals.

The city hopes to balance business interests and property rights with neighborhood concerns.

At its Sept. 22 meeting, the City Council formed a framework around a new city policy, revising its cap on the number of homes that can be used as vacation rentals from 250 to 175.

The council is

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12 unique New England rentals with breathtaking views of the fall foliage

If you’re looking for a leaf-peeping getaway among New England’s iconic fall foliage, many vacation rentals offer a front-row seat to the region’s exploding colors. You just need to know where to go.

Ahead, check out 12 listings provided by Glamping Hub, Vrbo, and Airbnb that make for a perfect fall adventure.

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A silo cottage in Tyringham listed on Airbnb. —Airbnb

This former Berkshires art studio and silo cottage

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Luxury Vacation Rentals, Flight Attendant Travel Hacks, REAL ID Driver’s Licenses And More

Why Vacation Rentals Are Ideal for Remote Workers

Need to get away this fall but aren’t ready to stay at a hotel or resort just yet? For those who can work from home through the end of the year, a long-term rental property may be just the answer. From Arizona to South Carolina, here are vacation homes that offer luxurious amenities—and seclusion.

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Your Best Family Travel Photos Can Win You a Free Vacation Rental



a tree with a sunset in the background: Your Best Family Travel Photos Can Win You a Free Vacation Rental


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Your Best Family Travel Photos Can Win You a Free Vacation Rental


If you’re anything like us, you love going through your old travel photos. And now you have a great excuse to go back through them (yet again), thanks to a fun photo contest hosted by vacation rental platform Vrbo.

The company is offering the chance to win one of 25 vacation home

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San Diego’s on-again, off-again debate over Airbnb rentals is on again

The pitched debate over short-term rentals returned to City Hall Thursday following a two-year hiatus as San Diego planning commissioners considered a proposal that would potentially slash the volume of such rentals by as much as 60 percent.

While no vote was taken on the substance of the proposed ordinance, the Planning Commission agreed at the conclusion of the more than three-hour hearing to send the matter back to city

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Albuquerque City Councilors make changes to short-term vacation rentals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque City Councilors made major changes to rules on short-term rentals across the city. The changes aim to get more oversight on these rental properties and help keep neighbors happy. However, the changes did receive some pushback from rental property owners.

“During big events certainly like Balloon Fiesta and other things on that order,

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6 Ways to Maximize Your Rental Property Income

As a real estate investor, one of the obvious goals is to rent your investment properties for as much money as reasonably possible. Of course, there are some obvious ways to increase the rental income of your property, such as renovating the kitchen and bathrooms or adding an extra bedroom. But here are six ways you can maximize your rental property income without spending a ton of money.

1. Do

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La Quinta extends moratorium on new short-term rental permits to February

La Quinta decided Tuesday to extend its moratorium on new short-term vacation rental permits until February.



a sign on a pole: La Quinta is a city in the eastern Coachella Valley.


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La Quinta is a city in the eastern Coachella Valley.

The extension will allow the city’s ad-hoc committee to continue working on recommended solutions to growing complaints, and give the City Council time to hear from residents before possibly taking further action.

The decision to extend the moratorium

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How To Rent A Boat In Amsterdam

 

Looking to enjoy traversing Amsterdam’s epic waterways, a visitor needs to hire a boat. Several options are available for booking a yacht. Since most people are sufficiently connected to the Internet and may need to make bookings at their hotel rooms’ comfort, online booking is prevalent. Most boat owners operate websites where clients can make bookings online. The websites catalog boats available, rates, locations, and routes and notify events … Read More