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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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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RV rental sector booming, but it’s a bumpy road for agents: Travel Weekly

Bolstered by the summer’s surge in demand for domestic, drive-only vacations, the recreational vehicle travel sector is continuing to boom well into the fall.

According to peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace RVshare, RV bookings were up 95% year over year for Labor Day weekend and 123% for the autumn season on the whole.

The platform also reports that it recently doubled its seven-year booking total in just the past 13 months,

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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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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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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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What to Know Before Booking a Rental During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Over the past six months, the coronavirus pandemic has shifted from lockdowns and stay-at-home orders to a return to something closer to normalcy—depending on where you live. For many people, it upended daily life, making them rethink their ties to the office, school, and home. After summer vacations and trips abroad, fall usually signals the return to a routine. This year, though, many people are still working remotely and kids

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La Quinta extends moratorium on new short-term rental permits

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

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 was unanimously made by the City Council during closed session on Tuesday, City Attorney Bill

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How to get a free 4-hour grace period on your next car rental



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You probably already know The Platinum Card® from American Express comes with a big, long list of travel-related perks included with its $550 annual fee (see rates & fees).

There are Platinum cardholder perks ranging from a

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Koddi Announces Entry Into Vacation Rental and Alternative Accommodations Markets – Press Release

Company Expands Footprint by Bringing Advanced Adtech into New Travel Sub-Verticals

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Koddi, a leading marketing technology company for the travel and hospitality industries, today announced it is pursuing a strategic entry into two new travel markets – vacation rentals and alternative accommodation.

“Vacation rental and alternative accommodations have fared better than most travel-related sectors over the past six months,

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Vacation Rental Market to reach USD 62.97 billion by 2024, 9flats.com Pte Ltd. and Airbnb Inc. emerge as Key Contributors to growth| Technavio

Technavio has been monitoring the vacation rental market and it is poised to grow by USD 62.97 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 7% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201005005609/en/

Technavio has announced its latest market research report

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Police warn of scam vacation rental in Pawleys Island

Police are warning of a scam vacation rental listing in Georgetown County.

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The Pawleys Island Police Department is aware of three separate scam incidents associated with the same rental house listing at 760 Springs Ave, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. The scam rental listing has been posted to Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace.

Police reports were filed for two of the scam incidents involving the three-bedroom Springs Ave. rental listing.

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In Need Of A Change Of Scenery? These Five TurnKey Rental Properties Are Perfectly Suited For Remote Workers

While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused endless headaches when it comes to interrupting travel plans, not all hope is lost for those who are seeking a change in their daily routine. For the remote worker, a wealth of luxurious estates can be found scattered across

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St. Augustine City Commission adopts vacation rental fees

Sheldon Gardner
 
| St. Augustine Record

St. Augustine commissioners recently adopted fees for vacation rentals, and the city will send letters to property owners about how to register vacation rentals. 

The fee is a base rate of $294.48 per rental unit plus a fee of $73.81 per bedroom rented. The operator will have to pay a fee each year based on that rate structure to renew the vacation rental’s registration. 

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Best vacation rental sites: Alternatives to Airbnb

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  • Private vacation rentals are proving especially popular with those seeking a safer, more socially distanced vacation.
  • As a result, inventory on Airbnb might feel quite limited, especially when booking last minute or at popular times. 
  • There are many other vacation rental services, but if you’re not used to booking vacation homes, there are
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Lake Ozark to consider registry for short-term vacation rental homes, condos



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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Since 2019, there has been an 85% increase in vacation rental units listed in the City of Lake Ozark.

That has also brought along more complaints.

“The biggest one that we received were from folks who are a neighbor to the property who say, ‘there are people parking in my yard, they’re leaving trash all over the place, their

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Short-term rental abuse quickly becoming a problem in West Palm… but what can be done?

WEST PALM BEACH — The vacation rental agreement made clear there could be no more than 12 people in the house in West Palm’s Northwood Shores neighborhood and no more than four cars.



a house with bushes in front of a building: An Airbnb in the Flamingo Park neighborhood in West Palm Beach. [GREG LOVETT/palmbeachpost.com]


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An Airbnb in the Flamingo Park neighborhood in West Palm Beach. [GREG LOVETT/palmbeachpost.com]

But then owner Andy Brandt, who lives nearby, got a call from a neighbor of his house at 201 Flagler Lane

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San Diego pandemic parties renew short-term rental debate

More than 780 people in San Diego have died from the coronavirus, but that hasn’t stopped people who are looking to party.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Assemblyman Todd Gloria and Councilwoman Barbara Bry, who face off for San Diego mayor in November, called each other out over short-term vacation rentals Wednesday following an inewsource investigation of pandemic parties at a downtown high-rise.

Gloria issued a statement about the wild

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West Palm Beach seeks to curb neighborhood short-term rental abuses

Tony Doris
 
| Palm Beach Post

WEST PALM BEACH — The vacation rental agreement made clear there could be no more than 12 people in the house in West Palm’s Northwood Shores neighborhood and no more than four cars.

But then owner Andy Brandt, who lives nearby, got a call from a neighbor of his house at 201 Flagler Lane in West Palm Beach – cars and people all over

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