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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Budget Day is all about short-term changes to catch the eye while ignoring longer-term plans to address bigger picture

EACH year on Budget Day I ask a similar question — why do we cram so many economic changes into a single day?

Just a few issues catch sufficient media and public attention to get proper scrutiny, but the rest just goes by in a blur.

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe and Public Expenditure minister Michael McGrath

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The Government’s insistence on increasing carbon taxes “per ton” is

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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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Japan to ease curbs on short-term business travel with Vietnam – Yomiuri

A woman rubs her hands with sanitizer at a check-in counter amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and Vietnam will allow short-term business travel with each other as they aim to boost their economies following travel curbs to rein in the coronavirus, the Yomiuri daily said on Saturday.

The pact, which will take effect

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Short-term rentals approved for Welch

RED WING — The Goodhue County Board approved the request for a conditional-use permit on Tuesday for the development and operation of a three-unit bed-and-breakfast inn in Welch.

Anthony Verch, the applicant, proposed to convert the first floor of a two-floor apartment building into three units designated for short-term rentals.

“We believe this would attract people to spend more time and money in the village. With the wide variety of

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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How The Pandemic Has Catalyzed Short-Term Rental Hosts’ Moneymaking Creativity

Vered Schwarz is the President and COO of Guesty, an end-to-end property management software for short-term rentals.

Before the pandemic, those investing in short-term rentals as a side revenue stream knew that they typically demanded 30% more revenue than traditional long-term lets. For that reason alone, many homeowners sought out property management companies that specialized in operating vacation rentals in order to simply hand over their keys and

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Short-term rentals, home maintenance, liquor and CBD among those who fared well during pandemic | Myrtle Beach Area News

Words like “interesting” and even “good” come to mind when Pawleys Island-based real estate sales and rentals owner Will Dieter describes 2020.

“We’re a little more wide open spaces,” said Dieter, a lifelong Pawleys Island resident whose company sells and rents vacation properties for Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach. “It’s been an interesting year, to say the least, for all of us.”

Though business owners won’t necessary be waving a

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Ventura council candidates talk housing, short-term vacation rentals

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City Council candidates in Ventura’s District 7 differed on what type of housing should be a priority as they answered questions about their positions at a recent online forum held by the League of Women Voters.

The city should focus on getting houses rebuilt that burned in the Thomas Fire and worry less about bringing in additional condos or

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Bar Harbor considers cap on short-term rentals

The town of Bar Harbor is looking at curtailing the conversion of year-round housing to vacation rental units, with a goal to ultimately cap the number of vacation rentals on a percentage basis.

While vacation rentals have spiked in recent years, Bar Harbor grapples with a shortage of affordable, year-round housing. 

Overall, year-round housing numbers are going down and seasonal housing is going up. According to U.S. Census data from

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Panel: More study needed on short-term rental caps | News, Sports, Jobs

After multiple meetings to discuss a Maui County Council bill that would lower the number of short-term rentals on Maui and Lanai, the Maui Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended that the council conduct more studies and set caps based on the demand for short-term rentals in each community.

The commission voted 5-1 in favor of the motion, which included a recommendation that the council be given six months to conduct

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