Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Blog Author Featured on Inman News Story

Vacation rentals a tough sell for some communities

Nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and talk-show host, Tom Kelly writes about vacation rentals and this blog on Inman News.

Owners who wish to offer their properties for rent have run into huge problems with neighborhood groups and hotel lobbies. In Santa Monica, Calif., and Honolulu (and most of the island of Oahu), vacation rentals are deemed "illegal" with some owners being threatened with fines of $1,000 a day.

"Vacation rentals are faced with attempts to regulate their operations," said Doug Coates, whose popular blog,, discusses those vacation rental issues and regulations. "This is being done by lodging industries that compete with vacation rentals, by ordinary citizens, and by local legislators."
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1 comment:

  1. I don't understand why they want to remove all rentals. Local non-renters need to realize how much it actually helps (by increased revenue) in their area. My family and I just went on a vacation to California and stayed in one of the dana point vacation rentals. We all had a great time, AND we contributed to the community. Rentals should be allowed.


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