Hotel rentals – ABN Miami Hotels http://abnmiamihotels.com/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 05:46:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://abnmiamihotels.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-2-120x120.png Hotel rentals – ABN Miami Hotels http://abnmiamihotels.com/ 32 32 These dome rentals at Bel Air Resort Tremblant are so romantic https://abnmiamihotels.com/these-dome-rentals-at-bel-air-resort-tremblant-are-so-romantic/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:33:55 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/these-dome-rentals-at-bel-air-resort-tremblant-are-so-romantic/ Want to sneak in your S/O this fall? Nestled in the beautiful forests of Mont Tremblant, Bel Air Resort’s dome rentals are as romantic as they come. Described as a “dome hotel” by Official Mont Tremblant, these domes are hidden away in an intimate and private setting surrounded by nature, so you can feel seamlessly […]]]>

Want to sneak in your S/O this fall? Nestled in the beautiful forests of Mont Tremblant, Bel Air Resort’s dome rentals are as romantic as they come.

Described as a “dome hotel” by Official Mont Tremblant, these domes are hidden away in an intimate and private setting surrounded by nature, so you can feel seamlessly immersed in nature while you sleep and relax.

Each dome “has its own distinctly modern design and offers an unforgettable nature experience,” the description reads. The domes are perched atop a hill overlooking the Red River Valley.

Recent Posts
6 charming Ontario towns to visit in the fall
You can ride a historic steam train through an Ontario valley this fall

There are a variety of choices depending on your preferred amenities, but no matter which one you get, you can count on a luxurious and comfortable experience.

Plus, you’ll have access to all the amenities and activities located at the Bel Air Clubhouse, including Ono Spa, Bistro, Pool, Gym and more.

You can rent a dome with a private hot tub and sauna, an all-glass dome with panoramic nature views, an extraordinary 700-square-foot “super dome,” and even a triple-dome structure for larger groups.

Its proximity to the Mont Tremblant ski resort makes it the ideal destination for a winter getaway.

There’s so much to do on the resort to keep you busy all year round, including an on-site animal farm, yoga dome, e-bikes, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, zipline, ice skating, kayaking, paddleboarding and Suite.

There is also the elevated Dream Bridge adorned with lights and an amazing view from above.

All that said, consider this your sign to take a well-deserved getaway with your favorite person.

Dome rental at Bel Air Resort Tremblant

When: Check availability
Where: 80 Rue des Sept Sommets, Mont-Tremblant
Cost: $370-$900 per night

]]>
These Texas Vacation Rentals Sleep 30 or More https://abnmiamihotels.com/these-texas-vacation-rentals-sleep-30-or-more/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 20:01:00 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/these-texas-vacation-rentals-sleep-30-or-more/ DALLAS (KDAF) – Hotels are great and Texas is home to plenty of luxurious options. However, hotels may not be the smartest option for all parties, as some people will need a space that fits a ton of people. That’s where vacation rentals come in. Instead of having to rent a bunch of hotel rooms, […]]]>

DALLAS (KDAF) – Hotels are great and Texas is home to plenty of luxurious options. However, hotels may not be the smartest option for all parties, as some people will need a space that fits a ton of people.

That’s where vacation rentals come in. Instead of having to rent a bunch of hotel rooms, you and your group can rent an entire home for a personal and inviting vibe.

Texas is home to tons of vacation rentals, some even accommodating up to 30 people or more, according to TripstoDiscover.com (because everything is bigger in Texas).

Here is their list of massive Dallas vacation rentals:

  • Lazy Haven Resort on Lake LBJ, Kingsland
  • Amazing Private Retreat for Families and Friends, Oak Leaf
  • Large Villa, Dripping Springs
  • Lazy Haven Resort on Lake LBJ, Kingsland
  • Private home two minutes from the beach, Galveston
  • Stunning Eight-Bedroom, Five-Bath Home, Fort Worth
  • Chula Vista, Sabinal
  • Stillwater Ranch, Brady
  • Lone Star River Ranch, Lohn
  • Walloping Whale, Surfside Beach
  • Blanco Valley Lodge, Blanco
  • 1000 Acre Selah Springs Ranch, Brady
  • House with private pool and putting green, Utopia
  • The Rove at L5, Johnson County

For their full report, visit TripstoDiscover.com.

]]>
10 Vrbo Crested Butte Rentals In The Mountains https://abnmiamihotels.com/10-vrbo-crested-butte-rentals-in-the-mountains/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 13:52:53 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/10-vrbo-crested-butte-rentals-in-the-mountains/ Colorado is dotted with pretty towns to take in the splendor of the Rocky Mountains. Although each season brings with it different sources of wonder and memorable activities, the high country is a great year-round destination. And when it comes to beauty and fun, few places match the sleepy town of Crested Butte. Skiers love […]]]>

Colorado is dotted with pretty towns to take in the splendor of the Rocky Mountains. Although each season brings with it different sources of wonder and memorable activities, the high country is a great year-round destination. And when it comes to beauty and fun, few places match the sleepy town of Crested Butte.

Skiers love the Butte for its excellent snow and lack of crowds (because it’s much farther from the state’s population centers, far fewer people make it). However you fancy skiing, you’ll enjoy small resort charm, luxurious spas, decadent restaurants, and plenty to do. Summer visitors will enjoy the miles and miles of hiking and biking trails (which are often the site of wonderful explosions of wildflowers), fishing, and a steady stream of festivals and events. In the fall, the mountains seem to go up in flames as the yellow leaves of the aspen glisten in the sun (an underrated example of fall foliage only seen in the West).

And that takes us back to winter and spring where the glorious snow speaks for itself.

To find out why savvy skiers and those seeking quieter mountain scenery choose Crested Butte, book your trip today. The following is a list of 10 Vrbo rentals in Crested Butte to help you find your way to the perfect vacation.

Large detached house just outside of town

Rent now$1,577/avg per night

Extraordinary house in an equally remarkable location, this large house – known to some as “The Ashram” – is a recipe for fun. Although a walk into town only takes 5 minutes of your time, the house feels like a world unto itself. The 35-acre property includes a small clearing surrounded by steep mountain slopes. About 10 minutes from the ski area, the house also offers easy access to hundreds of miles of hiking trails. In addition, summer visitors will enjoy angling for rainbow trout in the courtyard pond. Even without mentioning the interiors of the house (they are beautiful), it should already be clear that this house is your ticket to an unforgettable vacation in the mountains.

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms : 8

Sleeping: 18

Mountaintop mansion on 52 acres

Rent now$1,141/avg per night

Privacy, beauty and luxury are the ingredients of a dream vacation. All are found in generous portions in this magnificent house near Crested Butte. Walk around the property and you’ll find the views range from awe-inspiring to breathtaking. Given the exquisite furnishings, this is almost as true inside the home as it is outside. The decor in the house is distinctly antique but by no means dated. Beyond the usual mountain house amenities, the house has a fabulous home cinema, an arcade room, a telescope and a remarkable collection of works of art. The town of Crested Butte is about 10 minutes up the road, the ski area a little further.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms : 4

Sleeping: 14

A glamorous life at Goldlink

Rent now$449/avg per night

There’s reason enough to offer this luxurious Crested Butte rental be used as a demonstration of what a mountain home should be. It has the right look (with unvarnished wooden frames, wooden fittings, large leather sofas), the right amenities (sauna, soaking tubs in each full bathroom, a wood-burning fireplace) and, best of all, it’s all in the right place (there are mountain views, you can ski right to the front door and the Goldlink lift is 200m away). The two king bedrooms are very well separated from the two queen bedrooms, so there is plenty of privacy. In addition to all this, the house has two living rooms and even an office for those who need to work in the fresh mountain air.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 5

Sleeping: 8

Log cabin at the top of Lee

Rent now$578/avg per night

Whether winter or summer, this beautiful log cabin is ready to welcome groups looking for a stay in the mountains. Winter visitors will appreciate the convenience of walking to the ski lifts (the distance is short and takes between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on your speed), as well as the hot tub and steam room. Summer travelers will love the outdoor spaces and proximity to town and trails. Everyone will revel in the rustic design and elegant furnishings that make this home the epitome of romantic mountain living.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 4

Sleeping: ten

Retreat on the Edge of the Alps

Rent now$606/mo per night

Whether you’re outdoors for winter fun or summer sun, this home above the trails is a great way to make the most of Crested Butte’s natural treasures. It is a 10 minute drive to the ski area, just above Meridian Lake, a curious relic of the Ice Age and an ideal place for hiking. The trailhead for the scenic route up Mount Snodgrass also starts at your doorstep. Inside, the house is spacious and the neighborhood quiet (but probably less so if you plan to fill the bunk room with four youngsters). The house has two double bedrooms with access to the deck and a beautiful master suite with jacuzzi bath and king-size bed.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 4

Sleeping: ten

Large Beautiful House In The Butte

Rent now$617/mo per night

Whether seen from the chairlift, the bike path or the vaulted great room of this magnificent house, the mountains around Crested Butte are a moving sight. Of course, the possibilities extend far beyond just seeing the mountains when you stay at this home. Tackle them in any way that suits you, then return home to the comforts of a hot tub, two beautiful living areas, and a home-cooked meal enjoyed in the spacious kitchen. The bedrooms (five in number) are also spacious, which any large family will appreciate.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms : 5

Sleeping: 16

Ski-In/Ski-Out at Prospect

Rent now$1,190/avg per night

Another great ski-in ski-out property serviced by the Gold Link lift, this 5,000 square foot home is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. While the master suite is certainly the most extravagant room, the three queen bedrooms are not without charm, filled with decor reminiscent of an old grand hotel and amenities like steam showers. With so many games and places to play indoors and outdoors, the kids surely won’t mind staying in the humbler bunk rooms or the twin double rooms (the latter of which can be converted into a bed). king).

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms : 5

Sleeping: 16

Plush, pet-friendly house on the hill

Rent now$700/mo per night

Anyone who joins you on your trip to Crested Butte will no doubt thank you for the invite, but few people will ever be as grateful as your dogs if you’re staying in that big house near base.. It’s a 2 minute drive to the base of the ski area, but your dog will surely enjoy a walk when you visit one of the many dog-friendly restaurants in town. Given its size, the house is ideal for large groups. Up to 14 people can be divided into five bedrooms. Also note the large terrace that comes with a grill as well as stunning mountain views.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms : 4

Sleeping: 14

The Outer Inn

Rent now$1,517/avg per night

Downtown Crested Butte is full of spas, restaurants, shops and venues, so it’s no surprise that many people prefer to stay in the heart of town rather than at the base of the ski lifts or surrounding mountains . This family home just off Elk Street is the best way to explore the city. All the main drag establishments of Crested Butte are within walking distance and the ski area bus stops right in front. Elegantly furnished and designed with skiers in mind, the house comfortably sleeps 14 people in seven bedrooms.

Bedrooms: seven

Bathrooms : 4

Sleeping: 16

Grandpa’s cabin

Rent now$360/mo per night

The rustic nature of this cabin above Lake Meridian is one of the reasons it earned its name. But Grandpa moved here for a reason. This secluded corner of Crested Butte was a great place to settle down and remains a great place to make your trip. Single-lane bike paths, hiking routes, and epic four-wheel drive roads abound in the immediate area. Adventure awaits on both paths at each fork of each trail. Not the home for those looking for a modern experience, it’s charming nonetheless. There are three double bedrooms and a mezzanine with six beds. Be sure to invite the whole family.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 3

Sleeping: 13

For even more things to do in and around Crested Butte, check out:

]]>
Ivins Town Council refrains from appeal on short-term rentals – St George News https://abnmiamihotels.com/ivins-town-council-refrains-from-appeal-on-short-term-rentals-st-george-news/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 22:28:37 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/ivins-town-council-refrains-from-appeal-on-short-term-rentals-st-george-news/ IVINS — The issue of short-term rentals will have to go through Ivins City Council at least once more after council members voted unanimously on Thursday night to continue a discussion on additional licensing for rental operators in short term until its next meeting. A proposed amendment to Chapter 16 of the city’s zoning ordinance […]]]>

IVINS — The issue of short-term rentals will have to go through Ivins City Council at least once more after council members voted unanimously on Thursday night to continue a discussion on additional licensing for rental operators in short term until its next meeting.

A proposed amendment to Chapter 16 of the city’s zoning ordinance regarding short-term rentals was an item on the agenda, which will be held with a public hearing and discussion and possible action by council.

As previously reported in St. George News, the meeting at Ivins Town Hall two weeks ago saw many citizens express strong feelings about short-term rentals and how much (or little) the city ​​should regulate them.

The Planning Commission has previously recommended the proposed change to council.

Thursday night, St. George News had 15 citizens in attendance at the city council meeting and none of them spoke at the public hearing on the issue.

Ivins City Council hears comments during a public hearing, Ivins, Utah, September 15, 2022 | Photo by E. George Goold, St. George News

During the board discussion, members expressed the general view that more time was needed to understand all the fine details related to short-term rentals and how the proposed amendment would solve the problems at Ivins.

Specific to the last two discussions the council has had, the use of an overlay in commercial resort areas is a practice the council is considering to eventually create more short-term rentals away from residential areas. The proposed amendment clarifies how these overlays would work for future developments and would increase the licensing requirements for these rentals to make them similar to bed and breakfast licensing.

“Those are things on the road that aren’t in front of us tonight,” council member Lance Anderson said. “I think we still have some cleaning to do.”

Thursday night’s other public hearing concerned the Planning Commission’s recommendation that council update the city’s general plan for a low-income housing plan.

No one from the public spoke on this point either and the council continued its discussion until the next meeting.

Photo gallery

Copyright St.George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2022, all rights reserved.

]]>
Lewes is about to regulate short-term rentals. Here’s what that means https://abnmiamihotels.com/lewes-is-about-to-regulate-short-term-rentals-heres-what-that-means/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 09:02:07 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/lewes-is-about-to-regulate-short-term-rentals-heres-what-that-means/ A couple from Lewes said they have lived in the quaint, historic seaside town for more than three decades, but only more recently have started to see their neighborhood change. As more landlords on their street began to offer short-term rentals through sites like Airbnb and Vrbo, they noticed their quiet community would drastically change […]]]>
]]>
Area expert says ban on short-term rentals in Collingwood should remain https://abnmiamihotels.com/area-expert-says-ban-on-short-term-rentals-in-collingwood-should-remain/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/area-expert-says-ban-on-short-term-rentals-in-collingwood-should-remain/ “If Collingwood’s goal is to find a way to protect the housing stock and the housing market for our residents, [allowing commercial short-term rentals] is the wrong approach,” says Collingwood resident and Canadian director of Fairbnb As Collingwood dissects its ban on short-term rentals, a resident with experience in the matter is urging the city […]]]>

“If Collingwood’s goal is to find a way to protect the housing stock and the housing market for our residents, [allowing commercial short-term rentals] is the wrong approach,” says Collingwood resident and Canadian director of Fairbnb

As Collingwood dissects its ban on short-term rentals, a resident with experience in the matter is urging the city to keep this Pandora’s box tightly sealed.

The city is currently revising the zoning bylaw which prohibits short-term rentals except for bed and breakfasts or hotels. A survey asking the public to identify ‘needs, challenges and opportunities’ for short-term rentals prompted Collingwood resident Thorben Wieditz to speak out on the issue.

“When I saw the Collingwood survey I was blown away because it didn’t really differentiate between a short-term rental that is occasionally used and rented out by its owner or a commercial operation owned by someone. one that has multiple homes and does it as a business venture,” Wieditz said.

He is the Canadian director of Fairbnb, which was formed in 2016 and run by Unite Here Local 75, the Greater Toronto Hospitality Workers Union. It started because hotel workers feared that the collective agreements they had negotiated could protect them from the “ghost hotels” that were popping up in Toronto and the GTA as condos and others became rentals in short term on platforms like Airbnb.

Fairbnb has helped cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa craft legislation allowing landlords to occasionally rent out their own unit, but preventing investors from stockpiling units to turn into short-term rentals that were actually hotel units.

“In Collingwood, from what I see, there are a lot of short-term rentals, but the main difference [from the city] it’s that they’re not allowed except for bed and breakfasts, which I think is a good rule,” Wieditz said. “Housing is a bonus. Very little rental material is produced. There are people who rent or buy housing to turn it into hotels and I don’t think that’s the right way for a municipality that has an interest in maintaining affordability or accessibility to housing for people who really want live here .”

Collingwood Council has made no decision to change the rules surrounding short-term rentals in town, which refer to any rentals for less than 30 days. But council has expressed an interest in reviewing the local bylaw that prohibits them.

“It seems to me that the city is trying to regulate it in a way that might actually become more problematic than the current situation,” Wieditz said. “If you come up with very elaborate regulations that allow short-term rentals under certain conditions, then it becomes a burden of proof to establish whether a particular property is being used illegally or not. It becomes very difficult.”

As of February 2022, the city had third-party data collection on popular online rental platforms, including Airbnb, VRBO, and booking.com, and identified approximately 300 active short-term housing rentals available, despite the city-wide ban.

A staff report noted that the city is concerned about how the current regulations can be effectively enforced given available resources. Enforcement is largely initiated on the basis of a complaint.

Between 2014 and 2022, the Municipal Services Division received 263 calls for service related to ATS. In 2019 they received 58 calls, in 2020 they received 54, in 2021 they received 81 and in 2022 as of June 1 they received 33 calls.

According to Wieditz, a ban is easier to enforce than a regulated use. He noted that it’s simple to scrape websites and identify hosts who are illegally renting units.

“It’s a fairly easy task to determine if the unit is inhabited or rented out to guests, visitors and tourists,” he said.

It gets more complicated when enforcers have to prove there were six guests instead of the allowed four, or if a rental unit was rented 92 days a year instead of 90.

“If Collingwood’s goal is to find a way to protect the housing stock and the housing market for our residents, [allowing commercial short-term rentals] is the wrong approach,” he said.

His view is that Collingwood’s bylaw be left as is with a blanket ban and that the city hire a third-party firm to help with enforcement by tracking down operators who rent illegally.

The city has issued a tender, which is now closed, to find a third party to generate an inventory of active short-term rentals within Collingwood’s boundaries by monitoring short-term rental platforms.

Wieditz suggested that if regulations come in to allow short-term rentals, it should be tied to a primary residence requirement, meaning only those who live in the house full-time can rent it short-term while on vacation. . or go away for the weekend.

“You immediately take care of the nuisance situation and the community cohesion situation. Second, it would not remove the housing stock,” Wieditz said.

He said that with no primary residence requirement in the regulations, commercial short-term rental operations will use the housing stock as ghost hotels.

He clarified that there is a location for commercial rental operations, such as Blue Mountain Village, but it is not in residential areas. He said cities have zoning regulations for hotels and bed and breakfasts, and a short-term commercial rental is more like those uses than a residential use.

“If you look at how we plan for housing, we follow provincial policies and growth plans and official plans to provide residential housing stock,” Wieditz said. “Everything is designed, planned and built as residential housing to achieve these goals. Ultimately, short-term rental hosts convert the residential housing stock into commercial units.

Arguments are made for the economic benefits of short-term rentals, and one of the city’s survey questions asks residents to identify the economic benefits of short-term rentals.

However, Wieditz argued that there were also negative impacts on the local economy, particularly on hospitality industries in the “regulated accommodation sector”.

“Short-term rentals decrease availability and increase rental costs and housing costs because it limits supply and we have more than enough demand,” Wieditz said. “I would never say short term rentals created the housing crisis, that’s just not true, but I would still say short term rentals contributed to it. It doesn’t help if we legalize a practice of moving accommodations to hotels.

In his work with Fairbnb, Wieditz and others are creating a co-op platform to launch in Toronto that will allow people to list their short-term rental units as long as they have a permit from the city. The platform will cross-check the city’s permit database to confirm.

Rental site Fairbnb will also direct 50% of booking fees to a city land trust. The project is supported by a grant from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Wieditz said the platform is an effort by Fairbnb to “lead by example,” to show what is possible.

The City of Collingwood is still accepting public input for its review of short-term rental rules, you can complete a survey or submit feedback through the Engage Collingwood website.

The city is also hosting a Short-Term Housing Open House on September 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Collingwood Public Library in Community Rooms B and C on the third floor.

Staff plan to report back to Council on this in December.

]]>
Local expert says ban on short-term rentals in Collingwood should stay https://abnmiamihotels.com/local-expert-says-ban-on-short-term-rentals-in-collingwood-should-stay/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 18:45:00 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/local-expert-says-ban-on-short-term-rentals-in-collingwood-should-stay/ “If Collingwood’s goal is to find a way to protect the housing stock and the housing market for our residents, [allowing commercial short-term rentals] is the wrong approach,” says Collingwood resident and Canadian director of Fairbnb As Collingwood dissects its ban on short-term rentals, a resident with experience in the matter is urging the city […]]]>

“If Collingwood’s goal is to find a way to protect the housing stock and the housing market for our residents, [allowing commercial short-term rentals] is the wrong approach,” says Collingwood resident and Canadian director of Fairbnb

As Collingwood dissects its ban on short-term rentals, a resident with experience in the matter is urging the city to keep this Pandora’s box tightly sealed.

The city is currently revising the zoning bylaw which prohibits short-term rentals except for bed and breakfasts or hotels. A survey asking the public to identify ‘needs, challenges and opportunities’ for short-term rentals prompted Collingwood resident Thorben Wieditz to speak out on the issue.

“When I saw the Collingwood survey I was blown away because it didn’t really differentiate between a short-term rental that is occasionally used and rented out by its owner or a commercial operation owned by someone. one that has multiple homes and does it as a business venture,” Wieditz said.

He is the Canadian director of Fairbnb, which was formed in 2016 and run by Unite Here Local 75, the Greater Toronto Hospitality Workers Union. It started because hotel workers feared that the collective agreements they had negotiated could protect them from the “ghost hotels” that were popping up in Toronto and the GTA as condos and others became rentals in short term on platforms like Airbnb.

Fairbnb has helped cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa craft legislation allowing landlords to occasionally rent out their own unit, but preventing investors from stockpiling units to turn into short-term rentals that were actually hotel units.

“In Collingwood, from what I see, there are a lot of short-term rentals, but the main difference [from the city] it’s that they’re not allowed except for bed and breakfasts, which I think is a good rule,” Wieditz said. “Housing is a premium. Very little rental material is produced. There are people who rent or buy housing to turn it into hotels and I don’t think that’s the right way for a municipality that has an interest in maintaining affordability or accessibility to housing for people who really want live here .”

Collingwood Council has made no decision to change the rules surrounding short-term rentals in town, which refer to any rentals for less than 30 days. But council has expressed an interest in reviewing the local bylaw that prohibits them.

“It seems to me that the city is trying to regulate it in a way that might actually become more problematic than the current situation,” Wieditz said. “If you come up with very elaborate regulations that allow short-term rentals under certain conditions, then it becomes a burden of proof to establish whether a particular property is being used illegally or not. It becomes very difficult.”

As of February 2022, the city had third-party data collection on popular online rental platforms, including Airbnb, VRBO, and booking.com, and identified approximately 300 active short-term housing rentals available, despite the city-wide ban.

A staff report noted that the city is concerned about how the current regulations can be effectively enforced given available resources. Enforcement is largely initiated on the basis of a complaint.

Between 2014 and 2022, the Municipal Services Division received 263 calls for service related to ATS. In 2019 they received 58 calls, in 2020 they received 54, in 2021 they received 81 and in 2022 as of June 1 they received 33 calls.

According to Wieditz, a ban is easier to enforce than a regulated use. He noted that it’s simple to scrape websites and identify hosts who are illegally renting units.

“It’s a fairly easy task to determine if the unit is inhabited or rented out to guests, visitors and tourists,” he said.

It gets more complicated when enforcers have to prove there were six guests instead of the allowed four, or if a rental unit was rented 92 days a year instead of 90.

“If Collingwood’s goal is to find a way to protect the housing stock and the housing market for our residents, [allowing commercial short-term rentals] is the wrong approach,” he said.

His view is that Collingwood’s bylaw be left as is with a blanket ban and that the city hire a third-party firm to help with enforcement by tracking down operators who rent illegally.

The city has issued a tender, which is now closed, to find a third party to generate an inventory of active short-term rentals within Collingwood’s boundaries by monitoring short-term rental platforms.

Wieditz suggested that if regulations come in to allow short-term rentals, it should be tied to a primary residence requirement, meaning only those who live in the house full-time can rent it short-term while on vacation. . or go away for the weekend.

“You immediately take care of the nuisance situation and the community cohesion situation. Second, it would not remove the housing stock,” Wieditz said.

He said that with no primary residence requirement in the regulations, commercial short-term rental operations will use the housing stock as ghost hotels.

He clarified that there is a location for commercial rental operations, such as Blue Mountain Village, but it is not in residential areas. He said cities have zoning regulations for hotels and bed and breakfasts, and a short-term commercial rental is more like those uses than a residential use.

“If you look at how we plan for housing, we follow provincial policies and growth plans and official plans to provide residential housing stock,” Wieditz said. “Everything is designed, planned and built as residential housing to achieve these goals. Ultimately, short-term rental hosts convert the residential housing stock into commercial units.

Arguments are made for the economic benefits of short-term rentals, and one of the city’s survey questions asks residents to identify the economic benefits of short-term rentals.

However, Wieditz argued that there were also negative impacts on the local economy, particularly on hospitality industries in the “regulated accommodation sector”.

“Short-term rentals decrease availability and increase rental costs and housing costs because it limits supply and we have more than enough demand,” Wieditz said. “I would never say short term rentals created the housing crisis, that’s just not true, but I would still say short term rentals contributed to it. It doesn’t help if we legalize a practice of moving accommodations to hotels.

In his work with Fairbnb, Wieditz and others are creating a co-op platform to launch in Toronto that will allow people to list their short-term rental units as long as they have a permit from the city. The platform will cross-check the city’s permit database to confirm.

Rental site Fairbnb will also direct 50% of booking fees to a city land trust. The project is supported by a grant from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Wieditz said the platform is an effort by Fairbnb to “lead by example,” to show what is possible.

The City of Collingwood is still accepting public input for its review of short-term rental rules, you can complete a survey or submit feedback via the Engage Collingwood website.

The city is also hosting a Short-Term Housing Open House on September 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Collingwood Public Library in Community Rooms B and C on the third floor.

Staff plan to report back to Council on this in December.

]]>
Short term rentals | The Weekly Source https://abnmiamihotels.com/short-term-rentals-the-weekly-source/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 20:00:46 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/short-term-rentals-the-weekly-source/ Over the past decade, the rise of short-term rentals has increased dramatically. Now, when traveling for work or vacation, you have a choice of a place to stay beyond the typical hotel. Short term rentals allow owners to rent a room or the entire property for less than 29 days (defines short term). It’s also […]]]>

Over the past decade, the rise of short-term rentals has increased dramatically. Now, when traveling for work or vacation, you have a choice of a place to stay beyond the typical hotel. Short term rentals allow owners to rent a room or the entire property for less than 29 days (defines short term). It’s also worth pointing out that opinions vary on short-term rentals; some people use them and largely prefer them to typical hotels, while others feel they can negatively impact their neighborhoods and communities. This article is not intended to debate the merits or persuade anyone one way or another; rather, this article is intended to discuss what they are, how they are regulated in Bend, and what changes are currently being proposed to them.

Click to enlarge

Short-term rentals aren’t particularly new; people have been renting cabins and vacation homes for a long time, but with the rise of Vacation Rental by Owner, or VRBO, and AirBnB, short-term rentals have really grown in popularity in Bend. The City of Bend basically classifies STRs into two categories: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 STRs are found in commercial areas and the mixed-use waterfront area (near the Old Mill boundaries), and the districts of mixed-use zoning, or if in a residential area. zoned area, the owner occupies the house and rents one or more rooms. Type 2 STRs are houses located in residential areas that are not owner-occupied, and visitors can rent the entire house. All of these STRs must go through the application process and be approved by the City of Bend. Currently, in 2022, the City of Bend is considering making changes to existing STR codes, described below.

In April 2015, the City of Bend put in place rules and an application process to help regulate the STR market as they were really gaining popularity. Many existing vacation rentals and condominiums (Mt. Bachelor Village, for example) have been grandfathered in current regulations. Currently, some of the major permission issues are being edited. The first major proposed amendment is for Type 2 STRs extending the buffer zone from 250 feet to 500 feet. This means that no STR can be within 250 feet of another existing STR, and right now the City is looking to expand that to 500 feet. The other big amendment is one that allows STR licensees to submit proof of long-term leases, and this lease will replace the “submission of proof of use” of the STR to renew a license. The final amendment is that in the future there would only be one STR license per property, meaning only one unit in a duplex can have an STR license. At a meeting on September 12, the city’s Planning Commission plans to recommend that Bend City Council adopt these changes.

For those looking to get an STR license, I recommend going to the city’s website and checking out the plethora of information. Research an address to see if it is eligible for an STR permit, download an application, and read the latest information and rules about operating an STR. The city’s website also includes “good neighbor rules” that STRs must follow, as well as the ability for people to file a complaint about any issues they may have with neighbors’ vacation rentals.

]]>
Using stolen credit cards and identities to book Summit County vacation rentals leads to theft charges against Denver man https://abnmiamihotels.com/using-stolen-credit-cards-and-identities-to-book-summit-county-vacation-rentals-leads-to-theft-charges-against-denver-man/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 21:55:01 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/using-stolen-credit-cards-and-identities-to-book-summit-county-vacation-rentals-leads-to-theft-charges-against-denver-man/ A Denver man accused of using stolen credit cards to book vacation rentals for visitors to Summit County has been charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor. The 42-year-old was charged with theft of $5,000 to $20,000, impersonation, criminal possession of a financial device and unauthorized use of a financial transaction device, a charge of […]]]>

A Denver man accused of using stolen credit cards to book vacation rentals for visitors to Summit County has been charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor.

The 42-year-old was charged with theft of $5,000 to $20,000, impersonation, criminal possession of a financial device and unauthorized use of a financial transaction device, a charge of a crime, according to court records. He was arrested on August 9 by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office following his extradition. His bail was set at $20,000.

He also has ongoing cases in Montrose and Grand counties.



The Summit County case began when a property manager called the Summit County Sheriff’s Office to report a possible case of fraud involving one of SkyRun Vacation Rentals’ Summit County properties, according to an affidavit. filed in the case.

The manager gave the following account, according to court records: The property was leased in the name of a woman whose surname was Walker. The rental had a start day of March 10, 2019. While cleaning the house, members of the cleaning crew noticed that two televisions, a DVD player and a wireless printer were missing from the rental property. The owner’s closet had also been broken into. The missing TV, DVD player and printer are said to be worth around $1,020.



The owner also said she was missing several appliances, including TV soundbars, a Dyson vacuum cleaner, a coffee machine and more, with a total value of over $1,000, the affidavit states. .

Sheriff’s Office investigators looked into the case on March 21, 2019. On that day, from a general internet search, an investigator found a “FRAUD ALERT!” Facebook post linking to the same phone number used by “Walker,” the affidavit states. The message mentions two other names: the Denver man who was later arrested and his girlfriend.

Later, on March 27, 2019, the property manager told investigators that the same “Walker”-linked credit card was again used to book a SkyRun property. This time, however, it was made under the surname Poli, and it was booked through a travel agency named “Michelle”. The manager said the total amount allegedly scammed by “Michelle” was $6,448.01, according to the manager’s email in the affidavit.

Investigators contacted a member of Poli’s party by email on April 2. The party member said a person named “Ben”, whom they met on the Keystone chairlift, said “Michelle” could hook them up with discounted lift tickets. He also said “Michelle” could find them accommodation for $300 for two nights, an amount party members said was low but would be on such short notice. The party member said they stayed the nights and paid “Michelle” afterwards, although the PayPal account “appears to be deactivated,” the party member’s email states in the affidavit.

Investigators called phone numbers linked to the woman with the surname Walker on June 13, 2019. Family members said Walker was in Florida when the SkyRun was booked. Investigators also learned that her husband’s credit card – the same one used to book the rental – was lost at Disney World from February 24 to March 9, 2019.

Walker’s husband showed investigators several fraudulent transactions made with his credit card, involving numerous Vail Resort properties, two transactions with SkyRun, one transaction with Book Copper Colorado, one with Eldora Web Sales and one at the Courtyard Marriott in Westminster . All were made between March 8, 2019 and March 11, 2019, and in total they amounted to more than $10,000 in charges, according to the affidavit.

The PayPal account mentioned above was linked to a man whose last name was Fairbanks. The affidavit shows four PayPal accounts were open in Fairbanks’ name as of April 30, 2019.

Investigators spoke to the man whose last name was Fairbanks on June 13, 2019. Fairbanks told investigators he met, while homeless, a man named “James” who offered in Fairbanks a hotel room in exchange for access to the Fairbanks Paypal account.

Fairbanks met with investigators on July 26, 2019, and asked them to identify “James” from a series of photos. Fairbanks said “James” was in the lineup, but Fairbanks declined to fully identify him, saying he was not a “snitch,” the affidavit reads. A picture of a Denver man was in the lineup.

Previously, the Denver man was arrested for renting condos in Keystone with a stolen credit card, and his girlfriend was also arrested in February 2018, the affidavit says.

]]>
Check them out before they’re booked https://abnmiamihotels.com/check-them-out-before-theyre-booked/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/check-them-out-before-theyre-booked/ Even from just a quick search of the Airbnb site, it’s obvious that there are plenty of rentals in Horry and Georgetown counties, as both are popular tourist destinations for beach lovers. Some of these rentals tend to book out months in advance, leaving last-minute vacation planners to scramble. Pawley’s Island in Georgetown County is […]]]>

Even from just a quick search of the Airbnb site, it’s obvious that there are plenty of rentals in Horry and Georgetown counties, as both are popular tourist destinations for beach lovers. Some of these rentals tend to book out months in advance, leaving last-minute vacation planners to scramble.

Pawley’s Island in Georgetown County is home to the highest number of Airbnbs in the region.

We asked these five superhosts, or Airbnb hosts with the highest ratings and verified identities in the area, what makes their beach rentals popular as vacation destinations and how far in advance their summer time slots are. are they reserved.

Brett’s ‘really nice escape’ to Pawley’s Island

Brett Bakely charges $145 a night for his four-person rental.

“It’s beautifully decorated, it’s got a nice beach theme and there’s a pool less than 100 feet from the condo entrance and we have all the necessary amenities,” Bakely said. “It’s actually on the True Blue golf course, overlooking the fourth or fifth hole.”

Bakely said his rental is usually booked a month for the summer months.

“We are quite busy from May to July. August is slowing down here and there,” he said. “Our prices are actually cheaper than the Best Western over there at Pawley’s.”

Bob and Melissa’s “stylish beach house one block from the beach” in Surfside Beach

Bob and Melissa Thomas charge $213 a night for their Surfside Beach rental for four.

“My wife is our designer and we both spent 20 years in the service industry and knew what we wanted to do and what we wanted to do better,” Bob Thomas said. “Our formula has been stylish furniture, artwork, that sort of thing.”

Thomas said their rental is usually fully booked for the summer months in March of that year. He said he receives the most booking requests for summer trips during the winter months.

Linda’s ‘Peaceful Escape to Pawleys Plantation’ at Pawley’s Island

Linda Kennedy charges $131 a night for her four-person rental.

“It is located in a gated and secure resort community with access to a highly rated golf course. The setting is very woodsy and peaceful, yet it’s minutes from beach access, great restaurants, and shopping,” Kennedy said. “The unit was recently renovated, so it is very clean and inviting. As one of my guests said in his review, this is the best blend of the luxury of a hotel room with the comforts of home. Also, I think it’s rather difficult to find rentals in the Pawleys Island area suitable for small groups of 2-4 people. Most are large houses with several bedrooms.

Kennedy said her rental is usually booked for just under a month, but last-minute cancellations often allow last-minute planners to book.

Jina and Christopher’s “Little Belue Cottage” at Pawley’s Island

Jina Lee and Christopher Belue charge $115 a night for their rental for three people.

“We believe ours is very unique. It’s very different from a typical two or three bedroom condo,” Lee said. “We take a lot of time and make sure the chalet is super clean, welcoming and comfortable for all of our guests. It is minutes from all the golf courses in the area, the best restaurants in town and of course the beach.

Lee said her rental is usually booked for two to three months for the summer months, but she already has a few reservations for 2023.

Bob and Mary’s “Lovely Condo” at Pawley’s Island

Bob and Mary Longo charge $261 a night for their four-person rental.

“We installed new flooring, new furniture, new paint, you know, fresh and it’s not like your typical rental. We’ve gone the extra mile and upgraded it. We communicate well with potential guests in terms of things to do and see and places to eat,” he said. “I like to schedule an early check-in if I can, like if someone is leaving the apartment late , so I can’t do an early check in, but if there’s a vacancy the night before, sometimes they can feel free to come arrive and check in early and spend an extra day at the beach. another thing is that I provide them with umbrellas and deck chairs.

Longo said customers tend to book with him for about a month on average, but some book earlier or at the last minute.

]]>