Hotel rentals – ABN Miami Hotels http://abnmiamihotels.com/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 17:06:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://abnmiamihotels.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-2-120x120.png Hotel rentals – ABN Miami Hotels http://abnmiamihotels.com/ 32 32 Newport Beach tightens restrictions on short-term rentals after Coast Commission approvals https://abnmiamihotels.com/newport-beach-tightens-restrictions-on-short-term-rentals-after-coast-commission-approvals/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 23:39:46 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/newport-beach-tightens-restrictions-on-short-term-rentals-after-coast-commission-approvals/ Newport Beach City Council tightened restrictions on short-term accommodation in the city and on Newport Island in general on Tuesday after a multi-year effort put forward by residents tired of noise and parking issues caused by housing. New restrictions – recently approved with minor changes by the California Coastal Commission – were formally approved by […]]]>

Newport Beach City Council tightened restrictions on short-term accommodation in the city and on Newport Island in general on Tuesday after a multi-year effort put forward by residents tired of noise and parking issues caused by housing.

New restrictions – recently approved with minor changes by the California Coastal Commission – were formally approved by a majority of council members on Tuesday, with Pro Tem Mayor Kevin Muldoon and Councilor Noah Blom dissenting.

The new bylaw will come into effect on January 13, 2022, after a second finalizing vote at the next board meeting on December 14.

The city will now have a maximum of 1,550 short-term accommodation permits across the city and will require a minimum stay of two consecutive nights.

Senior planner Jaime Murillo said there were currently 1,581 permits issued and that number could increase between the meeting and when the changes go into effect in January.

As properties eventually drop off the list and the number of active permits drops below 1,550, city staff will be removed from a waiting list.

Newport Island will have a cap of 20 short-term accommodation permits and will require properties to be owned and occupied by their owners.

Daytime and nighttime occupancy limits and minimum parking requirements will be required for these units on Newport Island. Rentals will also be limited to one per week.

Previous language submitted to the Coast Commission indicated a stay of three consecutive nights, which Murillo said the Coast Commission saw as potentially restrictive for low to moderate income families.

A duplex at 3800 Channel Place on Newport Island is a short term rental.

(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

The Coastal Commission also suggested adding a restriction on apartment conversions. For apartments of five or more units, no more than 20% of the total units can be converted into short-term rentals. Duplexes are exempt.

In addition, the commission adjusted previous wording on parking requirements, which provided for at least one space on-site to reduce on-street parking.

This space, the commission change clarifies, does not need to be additional space, and an existing parking space can meet the requirement.

All changes have been adopted.

City council members initially passed short-term accommodation reforms earlier this year, but needed the commission’s approval to implement them in its local coastal program.

The City defines short-term rental as any accommodation occupied for less than 30 consecutive days. Newport Beach initially implemented guidelines for these rentals in 1992, which were later amended in 2004 to allow rentals in R-1 zoning districts.

An ad hoc committee was set up on the subject in 2019.

Residents have spoken widely in favor of the restrictions, although some property owners offering short-term rentals have opposed the stricter guidelines for Newport Island.

One owner questioned whether long-term residents should be given priority over newer residents. He had started renovating his house only to find he could no longer get a permit for a short-term rental.

“It really started at the resident level and we are here to represent the residents, and I am delighted with the support from the council members that we have brought forward so far,” said Councilor Diane Dixon, adding that she was “pleasantly surprised” with the support of the Coastal Commission and that the commissioners were concerned that the coastal habitat was suffering the negative effects of the proliferation of rentals.

“The Coast Commission sees the impact of short-term rentals on permanent residences,” Dixon said.

“When they realized that we currently have over 1,500 short-term rental permits when six or seven years ago we had half of them?” In fact, they praised the city for having so many rooms or places to stay for visitors in addition to the 3[,000] or 4,000 hotel rooms in the city.

“We have had many difficulties with the Coast Commission since I joined the board and we are winning and losing a few, but I… think we have been able to meet the needs that have been imposed on us and I am grateful for the support from the staff and residents who have really driven this home, ”Dixon said.

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Conservation Conversations: A Checklist for Short-Term Rentals https://abnmiamihotels.com/conservation-conversations-a-checklist-for-short-term-rentals/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 23:11:25 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/conservation-conversations-a-checklist-for-short-term-rentals/ Now that the vacation and ski seasons are upon us, crowds of tourists will be flocking to the Grand County to take advantage of our beautiful winter weather (or lack thereof). Some people like short term rentals, some don’t. However, the reality is that short-term rentals are a growing industry in Grand and Summit counties, […]]]>


Now that the vacation and ski seasons are upon us, crowds of tourists will be flocking to the Grand County to take advantage of our beautiful winter weather (or lack thereof).

Some people like short term rentals, some don’t. However, the reality is that short-term rentals are a growing industry in Grand and Summit counties, and they’re probably not going away anytime soon.

A short-term rental (also called a vacation rental) is the overnight or weekly rental of accommodation, accommodation, mobile homes, rooms or accommodation, excluding hotels and motels, during less than 30 consecutive days, including, but not limited to, single persons. family dwellings, duplexes, multi-family dwellings, townhouses, condominiums, timeshares or similar units.



Many accommodation sites provide a service to clients who list their properties online for rent to a large online audience. Some examples include, but are not limited to VRBO, Airbnb, HomeAway, Trip Advisor, and many other vacation rental accommodation sites.

All landlords wishing to engage in the short-term rental of a residence in the unincorporated Grand County must apply for a short-term rental permit from the County (see link below). This permit must be obtained and renewed annually. Each city has its own regulations regarding STRs; thus, people living in cities should contact their city government office.



Since some STR tenants are new to the county and may not know the area like the locals, here are some suggested resources for guests to help provide them (and your neighbors) with the safest and most secure stay. as pleasant as possible.

• Install a reflective 911 address sign at the end of the driveway for clear identification of your property for guests and emergency responders. Keep in mind that customers may not arrive during daylight hours.

• Clearly display the correct address (911) inside the door in an emergency. This should include the county road number if you live on a county road.

• Have a list of important numbers and websites readily available, including

1) the owner of the STR or a responsible party (24 hour contacts)

2) Dial 911 for emergencies (keep in mind that international guests may not know 911 as their emergency number)

3) Local hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics and emergency care

4) Police and Sheriff non-urgent numbers

5) Fire protection quarters

6) Offices of the Chamber of Commerce

7) Popular local tourist spots (including US Forest Service Office, Bureau of Land Management, and Rocky Mountain National Park)

8) If there is public transport available, information on public transport routes / timetables

9) 511 or cotrip.org for road conditions and closures

• Post an emergency exit plan and highlight the location of fire extinguishers

• Make sure all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working and the batteries are good, and let customers know where extra batteries are, just in case the batteries die in the middle of the night and the alarm is triggered.

• Remind guests to check fire restrictions before lighting an outdoor fire and to include the fire department number or a link to the county fire restrictions page.

• Display the applicable street parking rules (in particular concerning winter snow removal operations)

• If a garbage can service is provided on site, indicate when and where to put the garbage cans. Make sure outdoor garbage cans are ‘bear proof’

• Display the maximum occupancy of the short-term rental

• Expectations for noise and disorderly conduct – no one should make, cause or permit the emission of unreasonable noise from the short-term rental that is audible in private premises beyond the limits set out in Title 25, Section 12 of the Colorado Revised Law. Statutes or constitutes disorderly conduct under CRS § 18-9-106

• Good neighbor guidelines are good guidelines that all tenants should follow. For a full list of guidelines, go to http://www.summitcountyco.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24591/Good-Neither-Guidelines?bidId=

STR Department of the Grand County: http://www.co.grand.co.us/943/Short-Term-Rentals

Material for this article is taken from the Middle Park Conservation District High Country Rural Living & Land Management guide. This 64-page educational guide covers all kinds of conservation topics for living in Grand County. Discover the guide on http://www.middleparkcd.com/ultimate-landowner-guide/.


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How rentals can prepare for and manage regulatory changes https://abnmiamihotels.com/how-rentals-can-prepare-for-and-manage-regulatory-changes/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 11:08:32 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/how-rentals-can-prepare-for-and-manage-regulatory-changes/ With travel resumed in spurts, short-term rental hosts around the world are fully engaged to capitalize on the excitement. But in the rush to achieve some semblance of a new normal, it’s important that homeowners take a moment to understand the new efforts to enforce marketplace accommodation laws, lest they fall into the trap of […]]]>

With travel resumed in spurts, short-term rental hosts around the world are fully engaged to capitalize on the excitement.

But in the rush to achieve some semblance of a new normal, it’s important that homeowners take a moment to understand the new efforts to enforce marketplace accommodation laws, lest they fall into the trap of falling into the cracks. myriad of regulatory and compliance potholes emerging around the world.

DOS in the United States

In 2020, Airbnb became a target for state and local governments across the United States, with state lawmakers claiming that the online marketplace is not collecting and paying billions of dollars in taxes.

Throughout the year, states like California, Georgia and Illinois set out to work on market legislation that would crack down on short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo.

State and local governments continue to enact market legislation, with each tax jurisdiction taking different approaches to liability, enforceability, classification, and fines for non-compliance.

Regardless of the location, the constant trend is for authorities to look to booking platforms to help monitor and enforce requirements, both now and in the future.

Pamela Knudsen – Avalara

Enforcement can be done directly in the marketplace, and licensing, registration and remittance compliance is more closely scrutinized than ever.

A difference in overall approach further obscures these laws, making it sometimes difficult to know whether or not the laws apply to short-term rentals. Some states have taken a straightforward approach, first deployed by Massachusetts, that uses a rental unit registry and requires all “rental intermediaries” (accommodation markets) to collect and remit occupancy tax.

Others take more roundabout approaches, such as the application of South Dakota v. Wayfair – mainly linked to the taxation of online markets such as Amazon – to short-term hosting platforms by designating them as “market facilitators”.

Yet another method has been to change the definition of “innkeeper” to also include external facilitators of accommodation services, shifting the responsibility for collecting hotel taxes to Airbnb and similar platforms.

In this changing legal landscape, many states are placing the burden of enforcing unauthorized properties on market platforms. In many cases, the licenses required by these states are brand new, resulting in fines for the platforms for their unlicensed users they may not even know about.

Whichever method is used, this legislative trend shows no sign of slowing down. Keeping up with the onslaught of state-level legislation is taxing enough, but there are even more layers that are sure to leave short-term rental operators bewildered.

Meanwhile in Europe

While the United States has had its own back and forth with STRs, the ongoing debate is remarkably similar on both sides of the Atlantic. The UK, the European Union and many other parts of the world are all grappling with the rise of STRs.

As in the United States, European authorities are keen to ensure that guests are “good neighbors”.
The governing bodies are examining three key parameters: the impact on resident housing, the impact on tourism and the overall economic impact of STRs.

Responding properly to these concerns means understanding both the individual and collective effects of these measures: how much money does tourism make for short-term rentals, and how can residents be assured that their neighborhoods will not be adversely affected?

While the UK has been slow to introduce any generalized regulation, the same upward market trends are seen as elsewhere in the world. Recently the Thanet District Council in South East England, for example, brought forward a motion to discuss STR rental limitations, although it failed before the debate stage.

In contrast to proactivity, the EU has been swift and fluid in its response to STRs, with many cities in European countries introducing their own rules and regulations.

Some of them were shot down by higher powers while others remained stranded. Barcelona, ​​in particular, has banned the rental of short-term rooms altogether, while continuing to allow the short-term rental of full apartments.
Other cities and countries have taken different approaches, including:

  • The distinction between “peer” rentals and “professional” rentals is an area to consider. Peer-to-peer rentals are individuals who own and rent their second homes, while professional rentals are units owned by businesses or organizations that own multiple DOSs in one location.
  • Limit the number of units that a professional organization can rent as an RTS in one location.
  • Limit the number of nights per year that an STR can be rented for professional and peer-to-peer rentals.

Consistent with approaches used in the United States, many of these EU authorities hold booking platforms accountable for the compliance of hosts who use their services.

By imposing fines and other penalties, they engage platforms such as Airbnb and Vrbo both to better understand market dynamics and to provide additional means of enforcement.

The EU is now considering broader action, with discussions underway as to whether the union requires a comprehensive set of regulations or whether it would be better to leave it up to countries and cities to craft regulations that work for them. the best.

Play catch-up

Regardless of the location, the constant trend is for authorities to look to booking platforms to help monitor and enforce requirements, both now and in the future.

The STR landscape is changing rapidly across the world, with many regulations transforming across the borders of nations, states, cities and even districts and municipalities. Understanding these evolving discussions and ensuring rentals are compliant will be paramount for everyone involved in the STR industry.

It is unrealistic to expect homeowners themselves to follow these rapidly changing regulations.

Modern cloud-based technology tools can pave the way for automated compliance, allowing hosts and businesses to focus on how well they run rather than on the latest ordinance or local law that they might accidentally violate in the process. Today’s increasingly complex regulatory minefield.


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Short-term rentals debate divides town outside of Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba https://abnmiamihotels.com/short-term-rentals-debate-divides-town-outside-of-riding-mountain-national-park-in-manitoba/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 11:00:25 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/short-term-rentals-debate-divides-town-outside-of-riding-mountain-national-park-in-manitoba/ A debate over short-term home rentals divides a Manitoba municipality that borders Riding Mountain National Park – some residents think rentals are good for tourism, others want the practice regulated or banned altogether. The warden of the Municipality of Harrison Park, which includes Onanole, Newdale and Sandy Lake, says there are residents who are strongly […]]]>

A debate over short-term home rentals divides a Manitoba municipality that borders Riding Mountain National Park – some residents think rentals are good for tourism, others want the practice regulated or banned altogether.

The warden of the Municipality of Harrison Park, which includes Onanole, Newdale and Sandy Lake, says there are residents who are strongly against short-term rentals, including Airbnbs, and others who are enthusiastic about the idea that tourists are taken to the region.

Jason Potter believes in strengthening the region’s economy, but believes there must be clear rules for the owners of the municipality’s 90-plus locations and their visitors.

“The town of Onanole, our whole economy is driven by tourism. And I think a lot of people are very sensitive to that because [… ] the main engine of our economy is tourism, ”he said.

“I’m a big supporter of small businesses and entrepreneurs, and I think we need to come up with some sort of draft regulation with rules and restrictions, obviously with regard to [short-term rentals], but a complete ban, I am not in favor of. “

Some of the Airbnbs located a short drive from Riding Mountain National Park. (Airbnb)

Next month, the debate over short-term rentals will come to a head when the board. Craig Atkinson will bring forward a motion to ban them in the municipality at the last council meeting in 2021.

“I don’t think residents expect hotels to be next to them in residential areas and I think there is […] makes it difficult for families to find accommodation here, ”Atkinson told CBC News.

A view of Clear Lake from the Wasagaming townsite. Short-term rental units are popping up all around Riding Mountain National Park. (Riley Laychuk / CBC)

Onanole owner Ralph Clark wants short-term rental activity to be reduced in residential areas because rental properties are businesses that can be open 24/7.

He bought his property in 2005 and started living there full time just over three years ago. Around this time, someone bought the property in front of them and operates it as an Airbnb.

This last summer has been “a summer that I don’t wish on anyone,” he says, and makes him consider his future in the city.

“Over the past summer, over a period of approximately 11 weeks, we had to contact our neighbors seven times. We called the RCMP twice and there were about a couple of times we tried to deal with the situation on our own, ”Clark said.

These situations have ranged from noise complaints to trespassers on his property.

Short-term rentals drive economic growth

On the other end of the spectrum, Tyler Plante is all about short term rentals. He owns a property called Bears Den in Onanole, which operates like an Airbnb.

Plante says he understands how sad it can be for locals who have had “a little slice of heaven” for many years and are experiencing change.

Tyler Plante says Airbnb properties and short-term rentals like him are helping to boost the local economy. (Bears Den / Airbnb)

“It’s disheartening, but it’s part of life,” he said.

“For communities to continue to grow, there has to be economic growth and that flows in this area of ​​tourism. And the more tourists you can bring in, […] so much the better for businesses. “

The real estate agent thinks the municipality should impose a tax on short-term rental housing and develop more appropriate rules to ensure that it is not the “west end of Airbnbs”.

“You have to respect that neighbor and make sure everyone coexists appropriately, because otherwise it’s just going to turn a beautiful place into something messy, and nobody wants that,” said Plante.

“We just need to find common ground, and that’s where we need to trust our board.”


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Game days fueled debate over short-term rentals https://abnmiamihotels.com/game-days-fueled-debate-over-short-term-rentals/ Sat, 27 Nov 2021 17:40:44 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/game-days-fueled-debate-over-short-term-rentals/ The Auburn family loves nothing more than good competition and a place to feel right at home. With the arrival of the Iron Bowl, homes are filling up faster than ever before due to new Auburn City Council regulations for short-term rentals. Auburn’s short-term rental ordinances of 1999 were updated in 2018. The citizens of […]]]>

The Auburn family loves nothing more than good competition and a place to feel right at home. With the arrival of the Iron Bowl, homes are filling up faster than ever before due to new Auburn City Council regulations for short-term rentals.

Auburn’s short-term rental ordinances of 1999 were updated in 2018. The citizens of Auburn have raised their concerns to City Council and action has been taken regarding short-term rentals.

The Short-Term Rentals Ordinance states that an investment property cannot be rented for more than 240 days per year and not more than 30 consecutive days at a time.

The community has posted signs that say “Do not host our neighborhoods” in response to short-term rentals. Short-term rentals are now not allowed in areas zoned as neighborhood conservation.

Ward 2 Council member Kelley Griswold has expressed support for the current ordinance.

“Personally, I have fully supported the change,” Griswold said. “I think that’s a good thing and it’s a good thing because it responds to what the people who actually reside here wanted to happen.”

City Council recognizes that rentals are necessary for events. The neighborhood’s conservation zoning allowed this to still happen under the regulations.

“The Iron Bowl is going to be a huge draw just like any big game,” said Griswold. “There are other things in Auburn that attract people in the short term, whether it’s a softball tournament or a graduation party. But it’s always available if they want to do it, just do it in. areas where it is permitted. “

Other citizens feel that the current ordinances need to be revised for a variety of reasons.

In June, Steven Dixon, a member of Ward 5 city council, sued the town of Auburn over zoning ordinances for short-term rentals.

“There are a lot of different things that help the economy here in Auburn,” Dixon said of their property. And then on top of that, you have to keep the property maintained.

Dixon explained how many Auburn citizens depend on short-term rentals.

“I usually hire landscapers to maintain the yard and I hire someone to clean the house before and after. It doesn’t just impact who owns it,” Dixon said. You can see the bigger impact of the economy, it’s a huge part of the economy here. Then you also have the people who are renting, they come in and they spend the taxpayer money in the city. they buy gas here, they do their shopping, they go to restaurants, there are a lot of advantages to bringing people in.

Problems of loss of income were raised by citizens during the creation of the zones. As a growing city, Auburn has started to attract more rental inquiries other than match day weekends, which has increased interest in short-term rentals.

While action was taken on citizen complaints about short-term rentals, this was an issue that was not investigated but was simply discussed according to Dixon.

“The mayor created a task force called the Short-Term Leasing Task Force,” Dixon said. “And all of those people that were there really didn’t do any work. They basically just sat around the table and talked about their own ideas, what they think or what short-term rental is. and its impact on people, but no real studies have been done. They haven’t looked at any kind of data for the city. “

Many citizens feel that this issue has been rushed. With the football season and a big game ahead, disputes over short-term rentals are resuming.

Places to rent still exist in Auburn, however, Dixon has seen people start renting homes in Columbus, Ga., An hour from Auburn, due to restrictions and limitations imposed by ordinances.

“People had to stay in Columbus, Georgia,” Dixon said. “Because there weren’t enough houses or not enough properties to rent. So people were spending their tax dollars in Columbus, Georgia. Georgia, compared to here. ”


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Best Luxury Rentals in the Greater Toronto Area This November https://abnmiamihotels.com/best-luxury-rentals-in-the-greater-toronto-area-this-november/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:19:47 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/best-luxury-rentals-in-the-greater-toronto-area-this-november/ As life continues to return to normal, residents are returning to urban downtown areas, increasing the demand for rentals. As demand increases, average monthly rents for all property types in the GTA are also increasing, increasing 1.6% year over year to reach $ 2,137 in October, marking the first time. in more than a year […]]]>

As life continues to return to normal, residents are returning to urban downtown areas, increasing the demand for rentals.

As demand increases, average monthly rents for all property types in the GTA are also increasing, increasing 1.6% year over year to reach $ 2,137 in October, marking the first time. in more than a year that the average monthly rental rate has experienced a positive variation year-on-year decline, according to the latest Bullpen Research & Consulting and RentalToronto.com Toronto GTA Rent Report.

With new rentals coming onto the market every day, there is plenty to choose from if you are looking for a traditional one to two bedroom unit. However, if you are looking for something bigger or more luxurious, we have teamed up with our friends at Locations.ca to find the best luxury rentals – including apartments, condos, townhouses, and single-family homes – in the Greater Toronto Area right now.

Of course, the term luxury is subjective, especially when it comes to rentals, which is why we asked Rentals.ca to put together places that are worth their monthly asking price and that offer more than your standard amenities and features. , whether it is a luxury apartment. with resort-like features including beautiful lake views and a large outdoor pool or a spacious four bedroom rental in Scarborough is ideal for a growing family.

READ: Average rents in Canada continued to climb in October, increasing monthly and annually

If you are looking for a rental unit with a lot to offer, these luxury rentals in the GTA are a great place to start your search.

Luxury rentals: Apartments

3500 Lakeshore Road West – Mississauga

3500 Lakeshore Road West / locations.ca
  • Specifications: 2.5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, over 1,000 square feet
  • Price: $ 3,900
  • The description: This sunny two bedroom plus den living room is located in the prestigious Bluewater Condos, which offers resort living alongside Lake Ontario. Future tenants will be able to enjoy stunning sunset and lake views from two decks, modern kitchens, two spa-style bathrooms, sleek hardwood floors, and even a cozy fireplace in the living room.

9255 Jane Street – Vaughan

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9255 Jane Street / Locations.ca
  • Specifications: 2.5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1,300 square feet
  • Price: $ 3,645
  • The description: This sunny apartment has 1,300 square feet of luxurious living space, which includes an upgraded kitchen with a breakfast bar, a spacious living room and a large master bedroom with a walk-in closet, upgraded bathrooms, a utility room adjoining large private balcony, Internet and Fibe TV are included.

Luxury Rentals: Condos

21 Park Street East – Mississauga

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21, rue Park Est / Locations.ca
  • Specifications: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,120 square feet
  • Price: $ 3,800
  • The description: Located in the heart of Port Credit Village in a brand new development, this spacious three bedroom corner unit offers a southeast view. The building has excellent hotel-worthy amenities including a 24-hour concierge, gym and yoga studio, cinema lounge, billiards room, private dining and lounge, collaborative workspaces, a pet spa, guest suites, etc. The building is also a short walk from the GO train, public transportation, restaurants, grocery stores, shops and cafes.

721 Lawrence Avenue West – North York

  • Specifications: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,253 square feet
  • Price: $ 3,000
  • The description: This brand new unit in North York is ready for its new tenants. Highlights include a full bathroom and powder room, open concept floor plan, nine foot ceilings on the main floor, private patio, and rooftop deck. New tenants will also have a parking space and locker included in their monthly rent. The building’s location also provides easy access to the city center, while the metro, shops and restaurants are a short walk away.

Luxury Rentals: Single-family homes

1 Ardell Avenue – Scarborough

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1, avenue Ardell / Locations.ca
  • Specifications: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,000 square feet
  • Price: $ 5,000
  • The description: This spacious four bedroom rental in Scarborough is ideal for a growing family, or would be ideal for sharing with in-laws or extended family. The house has an open concept living and dining room, a large kitchen with a breakfast bar, large main rooms and a balcony next to the family room which overlooks the backyard. The house is furnished, ensuring an easy move.

249 Nottingham Drive – Oakville

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249 Nottingham Drive / Locations.ca
  • Specifications: 7 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,500 square feet
  • Price: $ 5,000
  • The description: This family home is located on a quiet street in the desirable College Park neighborhood of Oakville. The house features a large kitchen with a kitchen island, a two-level wooden deck, updated restroom, and an open concept family room with a wood-burning fireplace. Other highlights include an attached double garage, three driveway parking spaces, an attached utility room, and a finished basement with a kitchen and separate entrance.

Luxury rentals: Townhouses

35 Ruby Lane – Etobicoke

35 Ruby Lane / Locations.ca
  • Specifications: 3.5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,000 square feet
  • Price: $ 4,095
  • The description: This three story townhouse in Etobicoke is centrally located with all of your daily amenities including public transportation, schools, parks, cultural centers, and beaches right outside your door. The three bedroom townhouse also includes a den and has a spacious kitchen, adjoining utility room, private garage and balcony, rooftop terrace, cozy fireplace and lots of natural light.

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Explore the UK’s historic past at one of these amazing vacation rentals https://abnmiamihotels.com/explore-the-uks-historic-past-at-one-of-these-amazing-vacation-rentals/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 11:02:19 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/explore-the-uks-historic-past-at-one-of-these-amazing-vacation-rentals/ If you are looking for a unique getaway this winter, why not explore the UK’s historic past at one of these amazing vacation rentals. We’ve teamed up with Host Unusual to show you the best historic places in the country. So whether you want to lock yourself in an old prison cell or watch birds […]]]>

If you are looking for a unique getaway this winter, why not explore the UK’s historic past at one of these amazing vacation rentals.

We’ve teamed up with Host Unusual to show you the best historic places in the country.

So whether you want to lock yourself in an old prison cell or watch birds fly over the Atlantic from the top of an observation tower, there is something for all history lovers here.

Here are our top six options:

6. Lightship LV14 SULA, Gloucestershire

If you are looking for an original historical monument, look no further than the LV4 SULA flagship.

A ship-shaped lighthouse, the ship entered service in 1959 and was initially stationed in the Humber Estuary. His target shone for 17 miles, guiding the sailors safely to shore.

After the ship was decommissioned it made a brief stint as a floating museum in South Wales, but is now moored at Gloucester Docks and converted into a luxurious holiday home.

The ship can accommodate up to four people, but unfortunately it is not suitable for children, pets or people with reduced mobility. With many restored features and fittings, there is a lot of original charm, from the original teak doors to a wooden ladder leading to an escape hatch.

Once you’ve got your sea legs, you can explore Gloucester’s restaurants and bars, or just relax on the foredeck with a coffee, or Navy rum?

5. The radio tower, Jersey

If you’re a WWII fan, this observation tower built by the occupying German forces is the vacation rental for you. On the edge of a weathered cliff, the tower overlooks the Corbière lighthouse and has enough space inside for six people.

Spread over six floors, the radio tower is accessible by a winding concrete staircase and is full of observation windows for you to contemplate the world below.

While retaining many of the original features, the tower has also been given some luxuries including shower rooms and underfloor heating.

It’s the viewing platform that’s the real draw here, with a panoramic view of the Atlantic. If you pack your binoculars, you can expect to see diving birds, boats, and maybe even a few dolphins. The minimum stay here is two nights, and it’s a great place to visit if you want to leave the world behind, as there’s no Wi-Fi either.

4. The Old Station, West Sussex

Located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, this old train station was originally built in 1892. Formerly Petworth Station, the station house has been lovingly restored and there are two bedrooms available, as well as eight more in the converted Pullman railroad cars at the outside.

Pullman cars are trimmed in polished wood, providing an old-fashioned feel, while Station House Lower has a decadent walk-in shower and super king-size bed.

Luxury doesn’t end at the door, because in the station waiting room, guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning of their stay or afternoon tea if you fancy something. sweet thing.

The train station is a great place to stay if you are planning a trip to Good wood or theaters near Chichester. There is also an excellent local pub, the Badgers Inn, on the doorstep and of course the vast hills of the South Downs National Park.

3. St Curig Church, Snowdonia

If you’ve been a saint all year and think you deserve a break, what better way to indulge yourself than a stay in a converted church? The 19th century St Curig Church can accommodate 16 people, so it is ideal for family reunions and groups of friends.

Located in the mountain village of Capel Curig, Snowdonia National Park is literally on your doorstep, so don’t forget to pack your walking shoes. Or, if you’re in the mood to relax, head to the hot tub where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Snowdon Horseshoe.

The church also offers splendid views inside, including a mosaic ceiling. After dark, you can enjoy a game of table tennis or a quick game of snooker, before falling asleep under the chair carved in stone.

If you are a little adrenaline junkie then head to the Zipworld, or if you prefer the quiet life, take a seat in one of the quaint local pubs.

2. Lendal Tower, York

You can travel further back in time by staying in this 14th century tower in York. Sitting on the banks of the river Ouse, Lendal Tower was originally built to strengthen the city’s defenses and stored a huge chain that served to stop boats coming along the river.

During the Tudor era it was transformed into a water tower, supplying water to the city of York, but nowadays it is a luxury vacation rental for up to six people.

The property has received a 5-star Gold Award from Visit England, and many of its original features remain in place, including wooden floors and large wooden beams. Along with the heritage, there are also modern luxuries, including leather sofas, large double beds, and a feast-worthy dining table.

Outside, a private garden awaits you, with a lawn and garden furniture so you can sit outside on warm summer evenings.

The tower’s best kept secret, however, is a huge rooftop terrace, with panoramic views over York. A ladder takes you up to the roof, where you can relax until late at night and enjoy majestic sunsets over this historic fortification.

1. Temple of Diana, Shropshire

Vacation rentals are no more luxurious than Temple of Diana in Weston Park in Shropshire. Built in the 1760s, the temple was designed by architect James Paine and sits in a park landscaped by iconic landscape designer Capability Brown.

The temple can accommodate up to 6 people and offers its guests a truly unique experience – although at £ 1,679 (€ 2,000) for a seven-night stay, luxury doesn’t come cheap.

Guests can spend their time relaxing in the Orangery, a large veranda with panoramic views of the lawns beyond provided by floor-to-ceiling windows.

There’s also a cozy lounge – where the lady of the Weston Park estate had tea – and an old octagonal music room, which has been turned into a dining room.

There’s plenty to explore outside too, with Temple Woods and Temple Pool on your doorstep. On the estate you can practice fishing, clay pigeon shooting and archery and if you are feeling brave your hosts can even organize a hot air balloon excursion for you.

If you manage to escape from your room, there is also plenty to see and do outside of the hotel, including hikes on Bodmin Moor where you can explore the Camel trail before plunging back into one of the hotel’s freestanding bathtubs.


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Complaints about short-term rentals https://abnmiamihotels.com/complaints-about-short-term-rentals/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 19:54:20 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/complaints-about-short-term-rentals/ While short-term rentals, such as Vacation Rentals by Owners (VRBO), are gaining popularity as an alternative to hotels for travelers or those seeking a stay, rentals are not popular among governments. local municipal authorities. Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee said he would never consider allowing VRBO, or whatever, in Ridgeland. He believes having it in the […]]]>

While short-term rentals, such as Vacation Rentals by Owners (VRBO), are gaining popularity as an alternative to hotels for travelers or those seeking a stay, rentals are not popular among governments. local municipal authorities.

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee said he would never consider allowing VRBO, or whatever, in Ridgeland. He believes having it in the city would hurt tourism in Ridgeland.

“[Short-term rentals] don’t pay tourist tax which harms our tourism commission which uses funds to promote tourism, ”said McGee. “We believe that short-term rentals do not give a positive image to the city and do not help our economy to develop. ”

Without these optional short-term rentals, McGee said it helps fill their hotels, which is important to the industry.

“The hospitality industry helps our economy grow,” McGee said.

Ridgeland’s zoning ordinance does not allow housing to be rented for less than 30 days. Any accommodation rented for more than 30 days and less than 90 days must be the subject of a permit issued by the mayor and the council of aldermen.

“No one has ever applied for this license, so nothing at Ridgeland should be leased for less than 90 days,” said Director of Public Works Alan Hart.

The Madison government also does not allow short-term rentals. Madison’s director of community development Kianca Stringfellow said VRBO, AirBnB and other short-term rentals are not currently listed in Madison’s zoning ordinances as permitted use. The city passed the Rental Inspection and Real Estate Licensing Act in response to the increase in the number of rental properties that are not being maintained by absentee and out-of-state landlords.

“The city wishes to preserve and protect single-family residential communities,” Stringfellow said. “To rent a residential property, the landlord must obtain a certificate of compliance which is valid for one year or until the end of this lease, whichever occurs first. If the lease is terminated before the expiration of one year and the landlord intends to rent to another tenant, the landlord must obtain a new inspection and certificate of compliance before renting the property.

In Jackson, although these short-term rentals are permitted, not everyone is happy with them. City Councilor Ashby Foote said there was currently no VRBO ordinance in Jackson at the time, but it’s an important topic to discuss. A neighborhood association is looking for changes to the zoning ordinance to include rules and regulations for short-term rental properties.

Morrell Richardson, owner and spokesperson for a condominium association along Lakeland Drive near Mayes Lake, said he asked an individual to set up an AirBnB next to him, and it didn’t not been a pleasant experience.

Richardson said the individual bought the condo adjacent to him and he felt the man was going to move in or return him. However, when the renovations were completed in July, Richardson said he asked a woman entering the apartment if she was the new owner, and she said she was there for AirBnB.

“He kept it from us until it was too late, then there was an uproar in the neighborhood and we kept trying to contact him and he did not get back in touch,” Richardson said. . “The only way I could contact him was to pass myself off as someone who wanted to rent the property.”

Richardson said it was a six unit condo and they all share a driveway, where people are constantly coming and going.

“Every time we went out the back door, there was a strange car coming up,” said Richardson. “Every time I walked out my back door, I saw strange people looking inside.”

He said the individual also placed a security camera aimed at Richardson’s car, then claimed the camera was vandalized with duct tape and attempted to file a police report but had no video evidence. In addition, Richardson believes that the advertisement for the condo on AirBnB is not true.

“It advertises free on-street parking where it is clearly displayed against the parking lot and a towing zone,” said Richardson. “He announced six guests, which we absolutely don’t have six people in a three-bedroom house. He comes from being an awful neighbor.

The only ordinance for Jackson regarding short-term rentals is for guesthouses, which requires a location to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a designated Jackson monument, or a Mississippi monument. It must have adequate parking, exterior lighting must face the adjacent property, and signage must comply with the City of Jackson signing ordinance. Bed and breakfasts must provide proof of this to the zoning division. However, none of this applies specifically to short-term rentals like VRBO and AirBnb, but some believe these short-term rentals qualify.

“They’re trying to say AirBnB isn’t a bed and breakfast when it’s literally in the name,” Richardson said. “We are urging him to apply for a permit but he knows he won’t get it.”

A representative from the Jackson Zoning Department attended one of the ward meetings last week to try to resolve the issue. Richardson said he thinks it is highly unusual for the zoning department to attend a neighborhood meeting and hopes this will allow the city to control these short-term rentals.

“It seems Jackson is pretty much fed up with AirBnB taking over, and I think the Zoning Department wants to see this as an example of how to treat them or prevent them from taking over your neighborhood,” then we’ll see, “said Richardson.” We’re really looking forward to the zoning department looking into this closely and saying they can’t do it. ”


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Best cabin rentals on Airbnb: the best comfortable cabins to rent to adopt the Hygge https://abnmiamihotels.com/best-cabin-rentals-on-airbnb-the-best-comfortable-cabins-to-rent-to-adopt-the-hygge/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:33:30 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/best-cabin-rentals-on-airbnb-the-best-comfortable-cabins-to-rent-to-adopt-the-hygge/ We independently buy all of the awesome products and experiences that we offer on Thrillist. If you buy or book from the links on our site, we may receive an affiliate commission – which in turn supports our work. Although it’s only been five years since hygge became a mainstream obsession outside of Scandinavia (and, […]]]>

We independently buy all of the awesome products and experiences that we offer on Thrillist. If you buy or book from the links on our site, we may receive an affiliate commission – which in turn supports our work.

Although it’s only been five years since hygge became a mainstream obsession outside of Scandinavia (and, therefore, also an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary), most of us are unknowingly mesmerized. for ages, especially when it comes to our dream winter. escapades.

Hygge (pronounced “hue-gah” or “hyoo-guh”, depending on who you ask, but certainly never “hii-gee”, regardless of what you learned in kindergarten about the pronunciation of words) is a name that OED defines as “” a quality of comfort and comfortable conviviality which engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. It is also considered to be a distinct aspect of Danish culture.

As far as aesthetics go, hygge is basically everything you see on a “Winter Wonderland” Pinterest board: soothing neutrals, plush pillows, chunky comforters, flickering candles and twinkling lights, roaring fires, natural materials and visual personifications of the “less is more” theory. It’s loungewear and naps and coffee on the deck overlooking the freshly fallen snow. Hot cups of everything from vinyl crackling on the turntable and snuggling in bed for another 45 minutes just because you can. This is exactly what every winter getaway should be — and what you’re sure to find in these nine Airbnbs, all of which promise to feel like a warm, welcoming hug.


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Short-Term Rentals in London See Continued Growth in September | Item https://abnmiamihotels.com/short-term-rentals-in-london-see-continued-growth-in-september-item/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 15:46:11 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/short-term-rentals-in-london-see-continued-growth-in-september-item/ London’s short-term rental sector continues to perform “very strongly” as the accommodation sector continues to recover from the pandemic. Data from a follow-up study up to the end of September 2021 was published by STR and carried out in partnership with the UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA). The study measured the three main accommodation […]]]>

London’s short-term rental sector continues to perform “very strongly” as the accommodation sector continues to recover from the pandemic.

Data from a follow-up study up to the end of September 2021 was published by STR and carried out in partnership with the UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA).

The study measured the three main accommodation sectors simultaneously, comparing the performance of short-term rentals, serviced apartments and hotels in London on key metrics such as occupancy and average daily rates (ADR ).

Short-term rentals and aparthotels continued to lead the recovery, with short-term rentals averaging 76.2% in September, up 6.9% from the month of August and 29.3% year-on-year.

Meanwhile, the occupancy rate for serviced apartments averaged 81.5%, an increase of 6.8% from August and a 60.6% increase year-over-year. In addition, hotel occupancy rates averaged 62.4%, up 10.5% from August and 111.6% year-on-year.

Short-term rentals also ‘led the way’ for ADRs in September averaging £ 151.40, up 9.4% from August and 38.6% year-on-year. Serviced apartments gained an average of £ 150.60, up 10.8% from August and 24.0% year-on-year. Hotels averaged an ADR of £ 138.50, a monthly increase of 23.3% and an annual increase of 48.7%.

The average length of stay for short-term rentals increased in September to 18.8 days from 14.3 days in August. There is no comparable data for serviced hotels and apartments for this metric.

Merilee Karr, President of STAA and CEO of UnderTheDoormat, said: “It is really encouraging to see the strength of the recovery being shown by the major accommodation sectors in London, and our sector is leading the way in providing the type hosting that consumers are looking for. These results indicate that people are willing to pay more for stand-alone properties.

“Seeing further increases in occupancy, ADR and length of stays in September after the traditional summer vacation season is a good indicator of the return of business travel and that workers and their employers are opting for short-term rentals as more flexible and safer places to stay when they get back to their London offices.

She added: “And, with more relaxed travel restrictions, we are also seeing the gradual return of the international travelers who are so valuable to the London hotel industry. All this points to a more optimistic outlook for the recovery of the accommodation and tourism sectors in the capital.

Patrick Mayock, Vice President of Research and Development at STR, said: “Our pilot study shows that short-term rentals are proving to be a popular choice for people visiting London, whether for business or for vacation. Hobbies. The fact that the occupancy rate and average daily rates increased after the peak month of the holiday season indicates an industry that is returning to full health relatively quickly. “


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