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VACATION RENTAL POLICIES vary from company to company

DENVER (KDVR) — Colorado can host as many as 82 million visitors in a single year.

Many stay in privately rented homes and cabins in the high country.

Travel experts tell the FOX31 Problem Solvers it’s important to understand security alert and reimbursement policies before you sign a contract.

Susan Hammonds of Endless Travel in Evergreen tells the Problem Solvers there is one thing she has always done before booking a trip.

“I made sure their cancellation policy was very generous” she said. 

Hammonds adds that it is the agent’s responsibility to monitor emergency situations, but clients should be made aware of safety protocols before booking a trip.

The Problem Solvers asked Airbnb about policies for online bookings as well.

The company provided us with a statement explaining, “In times of disaster, such as the ongoing wildfires in Colorado, Airbnb’s customer support shares resources from local agencies, including fire departments or emergency management agencies, with hosts with active listings and guests with reservations in the impacted areas.”

If you have an upcoming reservation, the company connects you with the property owner so you can make necessary changes based on information from emergency responders.

Airbnb has an extenuating circumstances policy that provides refunds due to natural disasters. Wherever you stay, always ask about your hotel or vacation home rental company’s emergency notification policy.

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SkyRun Vacation Rentals – Park City & Deer Valley Now Offers Luxury and Premium Rental Properties on Homes & Villas by Marriott International

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SkyRun Vacation Rentals today announced that select rental properties in Park City and Deer Valley, Utah are now available on Homes & Villas by Marriott International. The premium home rental offering provides guests, including more than 140 million members of its travel program Marriott Bonvoy, extraordinary options to choose from when booking travel from among its 30 hotel brands and more than 10,000 home rental properties.

Luck Star at Belle Arbor - SkyRun Deer Valley, Utah

These new homes are situated in former mining town Park City, which is nestled in the Wasatch Range east of Salt Lake City, and luxurious Deer Valley, which is known for its famous corduroy groomed slopes, fine dining restaurants, and shopping at swanky Main Street.  The homes feature luxury living spaces, exceptional views, and sought-after locations for visitors.

Before being added to the Homes & Villas by Marriott International portfolio, SkyRun Vacation Rentals’ properties were audited and reviewed by Marriott International to meet the company’s high standards for regulation, design and amenities.

Barry Cox, Co-Founder and CEO of SkyRun, says “we couldn’t be happier to have our homes selected by Marriott International. We share Marriott’s vision for what guests expect in luxury stays and look forward to adding our homes in our 30 other locations by the end of the year.” Michael LeClerc, Owner of SkyRun’s Park City/Deer Valley location, adds “providing our luxury homes to Marriott’s Bonvoy members is a real differentiator in this area.”

Hallmarks of Homes & Villas by Marriott service, which will be adopted by SkyRun Vacation Rentals include:

  • Professionally designed interior and exterior spaces
  • 24/7 support and check-in
  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Premium bed linens and towels
  • Premium bath amenities
  • Child-friendly items upon request, such as high chairs and travel cribs

Launched in May 2019, Homes & Villas by Marriott International marks Marriott International’s entrance into the home rental space, now offering travelers access to more than 10,000 premium and luxury homes located in over 200 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Caribbean and Latin America. This curated selection of homes aims to connect travelers to thousands of rental properties around the world and sets the stage for guests’ most treasured travel moments – home-cooked dinners with extended family, lawn games in the backyard or celebrating a milestone birthday with family and friends.

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Since 2014, SkyRun Vacation Rentals – Park City & Deer Valley (https://www.parkcity.skyrun.com/), has provided new and better ways for second-home owners to get the most out of their investment properties and for guests to get the most out of their vacation experiences. Please contact the Marketing Department (marketing@skyrun.com) for media support.

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Palm Springs sees spike in vacation rental complaints. No plans to change ordinance

On a steamy Sunday afternoon in early August, a Palm Springs code enforcement officer arrived at a luxurious vacation rental property to inquire about a noise complaint that came into the city’s hotline.

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The officer could hear “Brickhouse” by The Commodores playing from the side of the street, according to a city hotline log. Ultimately, the officer issued a citation, one of 159  issued to Palm Springs vacation rental properties in June, July and August.

That figure represents a 150% increase in the number of citations issued to Palm Springs vacation rentals compared to the same months last year. The majority of citations stemmed from loud music, which comes with a $500 fine to the guest. Others were issued over parking, operating without a license, or other violations.



Palm Springs cracked down on vacation rentals because of neighbor complaints, this fall they are updating the ordinance. Locked key boxes used by vacation renters are photographed at the Biarritz condos in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 12, 2019.


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Palm Springs cracked down on vacation rentals because of neighbor complaints, this fall they are updating the ordinance. Locked key boxes used by vacation renters are photographed at the Biarritz condos in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 12, 2019.

The spike was coupled with an unanticipated influx of visitors venturing to the desert in the summer heat for longer-than-usual stays to break from sheltering in place.

Bruce Hoban, the co-founder of the Vacation Renter Owners and Neighbors of Palm Springs said the increased number of bookings this summer stemmed from pent-up demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, where “everything was shut down for three months and then all of the sudden you can go get a vacation rental.”



chart, bar chart: This chart from the city of Palm Springs shows the overall number of citations issued to vacation rentals.


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This chart from the city of Palm Springs shows the overall number of citations issued to vacation rentals.

These stays were also longer; while travelers normally stay for two nights for a desert summer getaway, this year saw more frequent stays of four days or longer, Hoban said.

“We got this very not normal crowd coming into the city to rent vacation rentals who just didn’t want to follow the rules,” Hoban said.

Palm Springs’ vacation rental ordinance has been held up as a model for strict enforcement. The city has a “three strikes” policy that can cause an owner to lose their ability to operate for two years. An individual can only have one vacation rental license, which is limited to 32 guest stays a year plus an extra four bookings during July, August and September. 

On Wednesday, Councilmember Lisa Middleton presented along with former code enforcement officer Boris Stark, who now works for Acme Vacation Rentals, at a California League of Cities meeting to talk about “best practices” for short-term rentals. 

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But some Palm Springs residents would rather see more restrictions, or see vacation rentals gone altogether. A lawsuit is still working its way through a California appellate court disputing

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St. Augustine City Commission adopts vacation rental fees

Sheldon Gardner
 
| St. Augustine Record

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

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

There is a $100 fee for people who are late renewing their annual vacation rental registration. If a rental has to be re-inspected for code compliance or fire safety because of a failed inspection, the re-inspection rate is $50. A successful inspection is required to be registered with the city. 

The city plans to make the online registration system available this week, said David Birchim, city Planning and Building Department director. The city will send out letters to property owners with instructions on how to register. 

The city has about 600 vacation rentals, according to a memo from Birchim to the Commission. The city based its fees on the number of rentals and the cost to administer its new vacation rental regulations. The city plans to re-evaluate the fees annually. 

The city adopted vacation rental regulations in January. The regulations include requirements for registration, inspection, parking, response times for complaints, occupancy limits and safety equipment, among other things. 

The city had proposed a flat fee of $500 per year per vacation rental, but commissioners decided to go with a tiered approach.

Commissioner Roxanne Horvath supported giving vacation rental owners a temporary break on the new fees because of COVID-19 hardships. Mayor Tracy Upchurch had already supported giving residents more time before implementing the new vacation rental system because of COVID-19. But he didn’t get backing from the Commission.

Ultimately the Commission voted unanimously to implement the fees.

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Sonoma County supervisors extend vacation rental cap to December

Sonoma County will keep in place at least through the end of the year a cap on the number of vacation rentals allowed to operate outside of cities, as county supervisors Tuesday sought to buy time before potentially imposing a longer-lasting limit.

The measure, adopted on an emergency basis, extends the temporary countywide cap of 1,948 vacation rental properties enacted by the board Aug. 18, but it does so on a shorter timeline. A proposal by staff would have kept the limit in place for up to 22 months.

The limit also has some wiggle room, part of what Supervisor Lynda Hopkins called “a very messy compromise,” that could have the board revisit the cap if it is reached between now and the end of 2020.

Hopkins spurred the wider discussion, with support from Supervisor Susan Gorin, the board chair. The two represent opposite sides of the county, the west and east, with the highest concentration of vacation rentals outside of cities.

The measure is intended to prevent transformation of a wider share of existing housing into short-term rentals, ensuring more homes remain for residents.

Industry groups have generally bristled at such limits and the board has balked in previous years at setting a hard cap on vacation rentals, wary of their value for property owners and the tourism-dependent local economy.

The full board was split over a cap and eventually settled on a compromise crafted by Hopkins: a shorter-term limit and the option of revisiting it before December if necessary to accommodate new applicants.

County staff, however, have pointed to at least 400 idle permits that could potentially be purged to open up more slots. They said it was unlikely new applicants would be denied in the next three months due to any constraints imposed by the cap.

The short-term limits are the first step in a planning effort expected to take at least a year. Staff members also promised to come back with more data in March before being able to craft a comprehensive strategy in the fall of 2021 at the earliest.

Gore said he would not support extending the cap beyond the first of the year. Zane said the county should be welcoming tourists back into Sonoma County, and a cap sends the wrong message. Rabbitt questioned whether the new regulation would resolve any of the long-standing issues with housing.

“I’ve never been a fan of moratoriums,” Rabbitt said. “I think they’re the absolute last nuclear option when it comes to land use. It’s the wrong way to go. I think the duty when a moratorium is brought forward is to move expeditiously forward to help solve the problem. But we haven’t identified what the problem is.”

For Hopkins and Gorin, the problem is two-fold: First, a dense concentration of vacation rentals along the lower Russian River and in the Sonoma Valley, leading to complaints of noise, traffic and general decline in quality of life; and second, their concerns about the proliferation of vacation rentals and

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Maui vacation rental occupancy logs in at 9.8 percent for month of August | News, Sports, Jobs

Maui County vacation rentals logged 9.8 percent occupancy in August, which was close to the hotel rate of 8.6 percent for the month, the Hawaii Tourism Authority reported Thursday.

Maui continued to have the largest vacation rental supply of all four counties with 123,129 available unit nights — which was down 57.9 percent from a year ago. The report notes that unlike hotels and timeshare units, vacation rentals are not necessarily available year-round and often accommodate larger number of guests than traditional hotels.

Wailea-Kihei logged an occupancy rate of 12.7 percent with $206.17 daily rate. The west side logged a higher daily rate at $313.62 but lower occupancy of 5.9 percent.

The average daily rate for Maui County was $229, down 38.2 percent.

Statewide, occupancy was 13.6 percent for August, down 60.7 percentage points. Supply was down 60 percent. The daily rate was $191.28.

On Oahu, short-term rentals, defined as rented for less than 30 days, were not allowed to operate in August, due to the sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases. In Maui County, legal short-term rentals were allowed to operate as long as they were not being used as a quarantine location, the Tourism Authority said.

The report utilizes data from Transparent Intelligence and excludes units in hotel and timeshare reports. A vacation rental is defined as the use of a rental house, condo unit, private room, private home or shared room/space in a private home. The report does not differentiate between permitted and unpermitted vacation rentals.

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Vacation Rentals: The Best Vacation Rental Sites for Every Type of Traveler

While traditional hotels have long been the preferred accommodation choice for countless leisure and business travelers, the added privacy, affordability…

While traditional hotels have long been the preferred accommodation choice for countless leisure and business travelers, the added privacy, affordability and extra perks (think: kitchens, private pools and even yard space) often available with vacation rentals have made this lodging option an increasingly popular choice for vacationers. Plus, a wide array of properties — ranging from sleek city apartments to remote yurts to spacious beachfront homes — are regularly added to booking platforms, giving renters numerous options to choose from based on their preferences. But with roughly 115,000 vacation rental companies available around the world, according to a 2018 study from the Vacation Rental Management Association, finding the ideal platform to rent from may seem daunting.

To help you find the right vacation rental site to use for your next trip, U.S. News evaluated a variety of highly regarded options that appeal to one or more types of travelers. Whether you’re a fan of the outdoors, have kids in tow or are looking for hotel-style amenities, these top vacation rental sites offer something for everyone.

The Best Vacation Rental Sites are:

— Airbnb

— Vrbo

— Homestay

— Sonder

— Golightly

— misterb&b

— Kid & Coe

— Villas of Distinction

— Innclusive

— Plum Guide

— Glamping Hub

— FlipKey

Best for all types of travelers: Airbnb

Pro: Renters can supplement their stays with curated experiences bookable through the Airbnb website

Con: Most properties are not professionally managed, so quality may vary depending on the accommodation chosen

Easily the most recognized name in the vacation rental landscape, Airbnb offers its renters a mix of properties in various sizes, styles and locations, making it an excellent choice for travelers with varying needs and interests. Culture hounds will find eclectic homes, apartments, houseboats and more that pay homage to the cities they reside in, including New Orleans, Paris and Amsterdam, while adventurous travelers can choose from all kinds of rustic accommodations in outdoorsy spots like Yellowstone National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Airbnb also appeals to beach bums by offering a number of waterfront options in popular warm-weather destinations like Mexico, Hawaii and Florida.

In addition to featuring a diverse selection of property types in most major locales across the globe, Airbnb gives users the ability to narrow their choices based on their preferences. Renters can filter for privacy, price, available amenities, cancellation flexibility and house rules (like whether or not smoking is allowed or pets are permitted), among other options. What’s more, Airbnb offers various location-specific experiences, such as cooking classes, dance lessons and hiking tours, which renters can book through the platform before their vacation. Keep in mind, though, that most Airbnb properties are not professionally managed, so travelers should adjust their expectations accordingly. Those who desire an experience closer to what they’d receive at a hotel might want to consider booking one of the company’s Airbnb Plus

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The Best Vacation Rental Sites for Every Type of Traveler

While traditional hotels have long been the preferred accommodation choice for countless leisure and business travelers, the added privacy, affordability and extra perks (think: kitchens, private pools and even yard space) often available with vacation rentals have made this lodging option an increasingly popular choice for vacationers. Plus, a wide array of properties – ranging from sleek city apartments to remote yurts to spacious beachfront homes – are regularly added to booking platforms, giving renters numerous options to choose from based on their preferences. But with roughly 115,000 vacation rental companies available around the world, according to a 2018 study from the Vacation Rental Management Association, finding the ideal platform to rent from may seem daunting.

To help you find the right vacation rental site to use for your next trip, U.S. News evaluated a variety of highly regarded options that appeal to one or more types of travelers. Whether you’re a fan of the outdoors, have kids in tow or are looking for hotel-style amenities, these top vacation rental sites offer something for everyone.

The Best Vacation Rental Sites are:

  • Airbnb
  • Vrbo
  • Homestay
  • Sonder
  • Golightly
  • misterb&b
  • Kid & Coe
  • Villas of Distinction
  • Innclusive
  • Plum Guide
  • Glamping Hub
  • FlipKey

Best for all types of travelers: Airbnb

Pro: Renters can supplement their stays with curated experiences bookable through the Airbnb website

Con: Most properties are not professionally managed, so quality may vary depending on the accommodation chosen

Easily the most recognized name in the vacation rental landscape, Airbnb offers its renters a mix of properties in various sizes, styles and locations, making it an excellent choice for travelers with varying needs and interests. Culture hounds will find eclectic homes, apartments, houseboats and more that pay homage to the cities they reside in, including New Orleans, Paris and Amsterdam, while adventurous travelers can choose from all kinds of rustic accommodations in outdoorsy spots like Yellowstone National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Airbnb also appeals to beach bums by offering a number of waterfront options in popular warm-weather destinations like Mexico, Hawaii and Florida.

In addition to featuring a diverse selection of property types in most major locales across the globe, Airbnb gives users the ability to narrow their choices based on their preferences. Renters can filter for privacy, price, available amenities, cancellation flexibility and house rules (like whether or not smoking is allowed or pets are permitted), among other options. What’s more, Airbnb offers various location-specific experiences, such as cooking classes, dance lessons and hiking tours, which renters can book through the platform before their vacation. Keep in mind, though, that most Airbnb properties are not professionally managed, so travelers should adjust their expectations accordingly. Those who desire an experience closer to what they’d receive at a hotel might want to consider booking one of the company’s Airbnb Plus properties, which are owned by highly rated hosts and go through in-person quality inspections. No matter what kind of property travelers are interested in, they should pay careful attention to reviews

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Vacation Rental Software Market Scenario Highlighting Major

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This versatile composition of research derivatives pertaining to diverse concurrent developments in the global Vacation Rental Software market is poised to induce forward-looking perspectives favoring unfaltering growth stance.

The market research report on the global Vacation Rental Software industry provides a comprehensive study of the various techniques and materials used in the production of Vacation Rental Software market products. Starting from industry chain analysis to cost structure analysis, the report analyzes multiple aspects, including the production and end-use segments of the Vacation Rental Software market products. The latest trends in the pharmaceutical industry have been detailed in the report to measure their impact on the production of Vacation Rental Software market products.

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Leading key players operating in the global Vacation Rental Software market are : BookingSync, Ciirus Inc., Kigo Inc., Virtual Resort Manager, LiveRez, OwnerRez, 365Villas, Convoyant, Rental Network Software, Trekadoo, Apptha, Streamline, Lodgify and among others.

Vacation Rental Software Market

The end users/applications and product categories analysis:

Analysis by Application: Further in the subsequent sections of the report, research analysts have rendered precise judgement regarding the various applications that the Vacation Rental Software market mediates for superlative end-user benefits.

Homeowners
Agency

Analysis by Product Type: This section of the report includes factual details pertaining to the most lucrative segment harnessing revenue maximization.

Cloud Based Software
On-Premises Software

Regional Outlook for Vacation Rental Software Market.

North America (U.S., Canada & Mexico)
Latin America (Brazil & Rest of L.A.)
Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Central & Eastern Europe, CIS)
Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, South Korea, & Rest of Asia Pacific)
Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

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The varying scenarios of the overall market have been depicted in this report, providing a roadmap of how the Vacation Rental Software products secured their place in this rapidly-changing marketplace. Industry participants can reform their strategies and approaches by examining the market size forecast mentioned in this report. Profitable marketplaces for the Vacation Rental Software Market have been revealed, which can affect the global expansion strategies of the leading organizations. However, each manufacturer has been profiled in detail in this research report.

Vacation Rental Software Market Effect Factors Analysis chapter precisely gives emphasis on Technology Progress/Risk, Substitutes Threat, Consumer Needs/Customer Preference Changes, Technology Progress in Related Industry, and Economic/Political Environmental Changes that draw the growth factors of the Market.

The fastest & slowest growing market segments are pointed out in the study to give out significant insights into each core element of the market. Newmarket players are commencing their trade and are accelerating their transition in Vacation Rental Software Market. Merger and acquisition activity forecast to change the market landscape of this industry.

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Should You Decorate Vacation Rental for the Holidays

Halloween is almost here, which means the winter holiday season is fast approaching. Do you have plans to decorate your vacation rental? Even if you’ll be staying elsewhere for the holidays, it’s a good idea to deck the halls for your renters.

A real need for some holiday cheer

With all that’s happened this year with COVID-19, many people are holding out hope that the holidays can be at least halfway festive. A decorated home can do wonders in that regard. They most likely booked your property for a much-needed change of scenery, so you would do well to provide the joyful backdrop they look forward to each year.

How to decorate your rental

While there are many secular aspects to the holiday season, there are also religious ones that are reflected in holiday décor and imagery. You may be inclined to decorate the property according to your own religious and/or secular preferences. But what about your renters? What aspects of the season might they be hoping to see?

To avoid making any assumptions or even offending renters when they see that their preferred holiday is not represented in the décor, it might be best to simply go with neutral winter décor. Snowmen? Check. Pine cones and snowflakes? Absolutely. Transform the place into a nondenominational winter wonderland to set the mood of the season.

Of course, half the fun of holiday decorating for many people is doing it with family and friends. So while you have primed the canvas with wintry décor, perhaps have some key items like an artificial Christmas tree with lights or a menorah and candles tucked away for your guests to display as they see fit. You might recommend that they bring along their own, but be sure to offer clear renter’s guidelines about how they can decorate so as not to damage walls or create fire hazards with illuminated Christmas trees.

If you have renters who are planning to stay for an extended period of time during the holidays, you might want to coordinate with them to get a sense of their preferences. Once you know which holiday they celebrate, you can decorate the home yourself or hire someone to do it for you. Some people love the idea of decorating but not the act of it, so you might find renters will be willing to pay more to rent a place that’s already got it done.

More than just aesthetics

Decorating a vacation rental is about more than just curb appeal or creating a warm and welcoming interior for your tenants. It’s also about practicality — namely security. If you haven’t booked your rental for the entirety of the holiday season, your undecorated property will stand out like a sore thumb among the other homes on the block. That’s a welcome sign to burglars, who will show up ready to take a lot more than a handful of Halloween candy.

This doesn’t mean that you have to TP your own tree to get in

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