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Mayor Caldwell signs vacation rental agreement with Expedia, Airbnb – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

“We know there are bad actors out there, and this will help us crack down on them. While this is not a panacea, it’s a step forward,” said Mayor Caldwell. “For our residents who depend on this income, we want to provide an avenue for people to list their rentals in a legal, and transparent manner. This collaboration will also provide a step forward for effective enforcement of illegal vacation rentals, and ensures that our neighborhoods remain neighborhoods for local families.”

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Vacation Rental in Hawaii with Airbnb, Expedia Group

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today signed two memoranda of understanding (MOU) between the City and County of Honolulu and short-term vacation rental platforms Airbnb and Expedia Group, parent company to vacation rental website Vrbo. The MOU is designed to help Honolulu officials effectively track and regulate vacation rentals, ensuring the community can receive the full tax and tourism benefits vacation rentals provide, while controlling the spread of illegal vacation rentals. These new memoranda of understanding help facilitate effective enforcement of vacation rental laws, allowing responsible vacation rental operators to advertise with online travel platforms.

“We know there are bad actors out there, and this will help us crack down on them. While this is not a panacea, it’s a step forward,” said Mayor Caldwell. “I also want to thank Airbnb and Expedia for stepping up to the table and help to provide solutions for legal short-term rentals on O‘ahu. For our residents who depend on this income, we want to provide an avenue for people to list their rentals in a legal, and transparent manner. This collaboration will also provide a step forward for effective enforcement of illegal vacation rentals, and ensures that our neighborhoods remain neighborhoods for local families.”

This agreement will help the City and County of Honolulu enforce vacation rental laws, reducing the number of illegal rental operations. It will allow responsible vacation rental operators to advertise their homes on online travel platforms, while requiring platforms to regularly provide the City and County with information on its vacation rentals, and in turn the City and County of Honolulu will be able to request a permanent delisting of illegal vacation rentals.

The two participating short term rental platforms have agreed to provide the City and County of Honolulu with detailed information sufficient to accurately identify the vacation rental unit and identify if it is permitted under the law of the City and County of Honolulu.

“This pandemic has highlighted just how important it is that cities, communities and industry work together on effective, long-term solutions,” said Amanda Pedigo, vice president of government affairs at Expedia Group. “Today’s agreement will help responsible vacation rental owners and managers stay in compliance with local laws and provide the City and County with insight into the local vacation rental market. Expedia Group thanks Mayor Caldwell and his team for their collaboration and leadership. We are thrilled to be part of an agreement that will benefit the people of Honolulu as the City and County work towards economic recovery.”

“As the City works to build back from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, short-term rentals will continue to be a vital source of supplemental income for local residents and revenue to support the local visitor industry,” said Matt Middlebrook, Airbnb Regional Policy Lead. “We are grateful to Mayor Caldwell and his team for working with us on an agreement that preserves the benefits of short-term rentals for residents and the local economy, while providing the City the tools it needs to help enforce

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An interview with Vacation Rental Work Group Vice-Chair Lisa Byers

by Toby Cooper

Vacation Rental Work Group member

Through the magic of COVID-era Zoom, Lisa Byers sits comfortably in a virtual office, her persona reduced to the confines of a full-color square on a screen. Characteristically unruffled, she radiates diplomacy — refreshing in this age of uber-polarization — and percolates ideas.

The Lisa we know wears many hats, but none so propitiously in this election season as that of Vice-Chair of the Vacation Rental Work Group, the Eastsound-based vacation rental reform effort now into its second year of operation.

As I sat down with her to discuss post-election San Juan County issues, especially what to do about those pesky vacation rentals, I found her undeniably passionate, laser-focused on the search for rational solutions, and full of surprises.

TC. Lisa, in 2008 you ran for county council, losing to now-outgoing Councilmember Rick Hughes. What was going through your mind on Election Night 2020?

LB. It was not easy to lose in 2008, of course. I had put out a lot of effort. Maybe it was an itch I had to satisfy. But in the course of running, I came to recognize that I am more of a private person than I thought I was, and the level of exposure and intrusion into my private life was actually shocking to me. So, I felt then and recall now a sense of relief.

TC. Any regrets?

LB. None. One of my memories is of Mary Rivland, who worked on the campaign, who said to me, “Well, Lisa, the universe has something else in mind for you.” I came away refreshed, and now after nearly 25 years as Executive Director of the OPAL Community Land Trust, past President of the Orcas Food Co-op, past President of the National Community Land Trust Network, and more, I see how true that was.

TC. Today you have carved out the time to play an effective role in helping to lead the VRWG, which has become a leading community force. How have you achieved that balance?

LB. I have found that in my life, working full time, I have time for one significant volunteer effort. When I began to hear so many stories, anecdotally, about the erosion of our community cohesion and the evictions, I knew what I had to do.

People still come into the OPAL office desperately seeking housing, not because the owner of their rental has chosen to sell the property, but because they have simply decided to convert to VR. I saw it as a pattern and a threat to the quality of life. So I joined, knowing full well it would be a journey. I knew from the start that we were in mile-one of a marathon.

TC. But what is it about VRs that is so uniquely challenging?

LB. It is that loss of community. The islands have a long history of resorts with cabins and independent space and kitchens. We all enjoy that. But it has become too much of

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Proposed Boulder County regulation threatens region’s generations-long vacation rental tradition

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A group of homeowners in unincorporated Boulder are raising concerns about proposed changes to Article 4 of the Boulder County Land Use Code and a proposed licensing ordinance to regulate short-term dwelling rentals and bed-and-breakfast uses, arguing the changes are unnecessary and threaten to destroy a decades-long tradition of tourism in the area. 

Specifically, homeowners are concerned that the recitals to the proposed ordinance suggest that the County has decided that short-term rentals are harmful to the community and that the new regulations are too complicated, too harsh and could have a crippling effect on the area’s long-standing tradition of vacation rentals. Further, the loss of economic tourism spending could negatively impact the entire county — something a pandemic-weary economy can ill afford. 

The proposed ordinance states that the County has determined that “short-term rental of residential property creates adverse impacts to the health, safety and welfare” of the community and depletes residential housing opportunities, and the rules do much to shut down rental of many properties in unincorporated Boulder County — some of which have been popular rental destinations for decades. For example, the rules impose a bevy of fees, preconditions and time-consuming and expensive licensure requirements that many historic rental properties, whether because of lot size or age, cannot meet.  In addition, the proposed rules ban all wedding activity by rental guests occurring on residential property, impose an eight-person maximum occupancy regardless of the size of the property and put onerous requirements on properties being rented more than 60 days per year. 

“As we all struggle through the pandemic, vacation and short-term rental usage is up in our county’s remote areas because individuals and families can come hike, bike or sightsee and feel comfortable doing outdoor activities while maintaining a safe distance from others,” said Rosemary Donahue, longtime Allenspark resident and rental property owner. “Plus, visitors do more than rent a place to stay — they dine out, visit local attractions, purchase items to take home and more, extending the negative economic impact to cities like Boulder and Longmont. These changes are not addressing actual community needs or issues.”

Other aspects of proposed rules include:

  • The Special Review public hearing process to become eligible to request a license, coupled with all the various inspections and permits, could take up to a year, meaning some homeowners that rely on rental income could be denied an entire season of rental income in order to comply with the new requirements. 
  • The rules impose fines of up to $1,000 per violation per day for perceived offenses, which could include a simple noise complaint, incorrect guest instructions or hosting a small family wedding ceremony. 
  • Only one license is permitted per individual and affiliates (e.g., family or small business), which means those owning more than one rental property could not qualify for more than one license. This would even cover single properties with two dwellings — for example, a house and a cabin — as a
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Accord Real Estate – Vacation Rentals Has Been Selected As A New Rental Manager For Homes & Villas By Marriott International

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Fort Myers, FL – November 19th, 2020 – Accord Real Estate – Vacation Rentals announced they have been selected by Homes and Villas by Marriott International as a new rental manager in SW Florida. Homes & Villas offers premium home rentals to their more than 140 million members in its travel program, Marriott Bonvoy.  These extraordinary, curated options are included among its 30 hotel brands and more than 12,000+ home rental properties.

Homes & Villas by Marriott International will feature the company’s properties in the Fort Myers/Sanibel market including many adjacent to the Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa. Additionally, members of Marriott Bonvoy will earn points for each stay and can use points towards their stay in Accord rentals.

‘We’re excited to be one of only a few property management companies in Southwest Florida chosen to be part of this amazing program. It really gives travelers the best of both worlds they can stick with a travel brand that they trust while getting the convenience and space of a larger unit, said Scott Lodde, president of Accord Real Estate and Vacation Rentals. ‘Our properties have all been thoroughly vetted by the Homes & Villas’s trusted team to ensure the homes are up to Marriott’s standards of management, quality, design, safety and service.

Some of the hallmarks of Homes & Villas program and properties, which will be adopted by Accord include:

  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Consistent Safety Standards
  • 24/7 support and check-in
  • Contactless check-in
  • Superior cleaning protocols
  • Premium bed linens and towels
  • Premium bath amenities
  • Child-friendly items upon request, such as highchairs 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 12,000+ premium and luxury homes located in over 225 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, romantic getaways or celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary with family and friends.

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Accord Real Estate and Vacation Rentals is a real estate and rental management company located in Fort Myers, Florida. They manage short-term vacation and seasonal rentals, many of which are located in the Marriott Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa. As a family-owned and operated business, Accord specializes in customer service, paying great attention to detail and maximizing the comfort of each of their guests.

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Deaths at Kendall home raise issues with short-term vacation rental operation

KENDALL, Fla. – The luxury home in Kendall that turned into a crime scene on Tuesday after two mysterious deaths had been flagged by code enforcement officers over violations during the coronavirus pandemic.

Since June, Miami-Dade County code enforcement officers had issued a series of citations related to not following COVID-19 emergency orders pertaining to short-term rentals.

The citations at the home at 19330 SW 136 St. had triggered a three-strike rule that code compliance said puts the owner’s certificate of use in jeopardy of being revoked.

The rule, which is part of the measures Miami-Dade authorities are taking to keep coronavirus infections under control, also included a police watch order for five weeks over the Summer.

Property records show Michael P. Hanna is the owner of the home. He could not be reached for comment. Records show he is a licensed real estate broker with an active certificate of use to operate a short-term vacation rental at his home.

Mystery at Kendall mansion: Detectives ask public for help solving case of 2 deaths
Mystery at Kendall mansion: Detectives ask public for help solving case of 2 deaths

On Tuesday, there were advertisements for the home on several short-term rentals including Airbnb, which profiled the home as a “Lake House Villa” with 5 bedrooms. The profile had been removed by Wednesday.

David Martinez was among the neighbors who had complained about the home’s suspicious houseguests and disruptive parties. He said the short-term rental operation at the home had become a threat to the quiet family-friendly neighborhood.

As crime scene investigators gathered evidence in the home on Tuesday, Martinez said the situation was so dire that seeing a Crime Scene Investigation van there didn’t shock him.

A crime scene investigations' van is parked in front of a home where two people were found dead on Tuesday in Kendall.
A crime scene investigations’ van is parked in front of a home where two people were found dead on Tuesday in Kendall. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com – All rights reserved.)

“We knew something was going to happen,” Martinez said.

On Wednesday evening, the death investigations were still ongoing and the police department had not released any more information about the case.

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the death investigations to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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County board calls for tougher vacation rental rules

SALINAS — Monterey County supervisors will back a stricter approach to regulating the local vacation rental industry.

On Tuesday, in response to a request from the county Planning Commission for policy direction, the Board of Supervisors laid out its vision for how the largely unregulated vacation rental industry should be managed.

According to staff, the most recent check on the industry showed more than 600 advertised vacation rentals despite the county issuing only 20 permits.

Generally, the county board called for establishing a limit on the number of vacation rentals allowed under the proposed rules to control the impact on area affordable housing availability. All vacation rentals would be treated as commercial ventures requiring discretionary use permits and review rather than considering them as similar to existing residential uses.

Vacation rentals in the unincorporated areas of the county would also be subject to specific visitor-serving unit limits in areas such as Carmel Valley and Big Sur, according to the county board’s direction. The details of how they would count have yet to be worked out.

The county board’s approach to vacation rental rules diverged markedly from the Planning Commission’s approach. The Commission envisioned unlimited numbers of vacation rentals only constrained by the county’s regulatory structure. It would have distinguished between “limited” vacation rentals with a principal resident on-site and subject to a ministerial permit and “commercial” vacation rentals subject to a discretionary use permit.

The commission also left open the question of whether and how vacation rentals would count against visitor-serving caps.

While the supervisors’ approach would eliminate the distinction between limited and commercial vacation rentals, the board expressed support for allowing three so-called “freebies” per year subject to lesser scrutiny, albeit with some regulation and notice to neighbors.

Supervisor Mary Adams, whose district includes the bulk of the local vacation rentals, argued all of them should be treated as commercial ventures requiring use permits because the proposed draft rules were not adequate to protect the area’s neighborhoods and affordable housing. She still believes there is a “sweet spot” that would allow vacation rentals to operate while not alienating the community.

And board chairman Chris Lopez said the goal should be to address both the needs of both the industry and the community.

“I think we agree that (vacation rentals) have a place in our community,” Lopez said. “But we need to strike a balance.”

The board also supported a robust vacation rental enforcement program modeled after the county’s cannabis enforcement approach, tapping transient occupancy tax revenue to hire a third-party contractor to monitor local industry compliance.

“Philosophically, I’m in favor of (vacation rentals) but we’ve got to consider the impact on neighborhoods,” Supervisor John Phillips said, warning the previously proposed rules were “complicated and difficult to enforce” while calling for a simplified approach. “I’m not sure I’d want a (vacation rental) on our road.”

Supervisor Luis Alejo noted Santa Cruz County had experienced the same issues with vacation rentals in past years before adopting regulations and using TOT revenue

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RedAwning Partners with TurnoverBnB to Automate and Optimize Vacation Rental Cleaning and Provide Homeowners with a Network of 25,000 Cleaners

Emeryville, CA, Nov. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RedAwning, the only complete hospitality and reservations platform for short term rentals, and TurnoverBnB, the leader in vacation rental cleaning solutions, today announced a new partnership to enable hosts to automatically schedule, manage, and pay their cleaners for all RedAwning guests.  This new partnership also opens a network of 25,000 experienced vacation rental housecleaners to RedAwning participating homeowners. 

This launch of a combined cleaning automation solution will enable RedAwning homeowners to much more efficiently manage their cleaners at a time when cleanliness is top of mind for guests and robust demand continues to set occupancy records.  RedAwning provides industry-leading bookings demand for homeowners, and average revenue per property listing was up 120% in September over 2019. RedAwning will also provide a hospitality grade cleaning checklist that exceeds all of the new requirements being set by Airbnb.  Better still, homeowners who are happy with their current cleaners can keep their same cleaners and still benefit from all of these capabilities.

“RedAwning seeks to provide the most revenue with the least work for homeowners and property managers.  We already generate more business per property than anyone else, and this new integration will save a ton of time for our very busy owners and managers, while improving the guest experience too,” said Tim Choate, Founder & CEO of RedAwning.com. “TurnoverBnB works with thousands of property owners and managers, and we are excited to offer this combined solution to RedAwning property owners and also all our participants too,” said Assaf Karmon, Founder & CEO of TurnoverBnB.

TurnoverBnB adds to RedAwning’s long list of exclusive, industry-leading benefits for property owners and managers to help them generate more revenue with less work.  These include free professional photography with Meero, pricing optimization, distribution everywhere guests shop for travel, Amazon Prime Now delivery mapping, a mobile app, a web portal, 24/7 Reservations and Guest Services, payment processing with Stripe, Amazon Smart Concierge, and much more. 

To learn more about RedAwning’s industry-leading hospitality and reservations platform, visit www.redawning.com/list.   

To browse and book the RedAwning Collection, visit www.redawning.com.

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About RedAwning

RedAwning is the only complete hospitality and reservations platform for short term rentals. RedAwning presents the world’s largest collection of vacation properties to guests wherever they shop for travel.  With over 35,000 properties represented on behalf of thousands of property owners and managers, RedAwning covers virtually every leisure destination in North America, and includes a comprehensive layer of exclusive services and support with every stay. RedAwning is the largest single U.S. vacation rental supplier to every major travel website, including Booking.com, Expedia, Vrbo, Airbnb, and Google Travel. RedAwning also operates exclusive vacation property booking websites, including RedAwning.com for travelers, and RedAwningTravelPro, which enables 20,000 travel agents to book vacation properties. 

RedAwning has been a leading innovator in the vacation rental industry since 2010, with a mission to redefine the customer journey for guests, hosts and property managers alike, and to drive new approaches that make the booking and staying experience

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Seaside Florida Vacation Rental Company Offering 20% Savings on a Coastal Holiday Getaway

Homeowner’s Collection Vacation Rentals is currently offering 20% off stays now through Jan. 1, 2021, in Seaside, Florida as part of their Coastal Holiday Getaway promotion.

SEASIDE, Fla. (PRWEB) November 17, 2020

Homeowner’s Collection Vacation Rentals, Seaside’s largest vacation rental company, has announced its Coastal Holiday Getaway special savings event, available on visits now through Jan. 1, 2021. The promotion provides guests 20% off a consecutive three-night stay at one of their relaxing cottages off the Florida Gulf Coast.

Southern Living named Seaside one of the 25 best festive small towns in the south for a charming Christmas getaway. “These small towns boast all of their usual year-round appeal—think downtown shops, charming streets, and Southern hospitality—but are specially outfitted with the festive touches of Christmas,” the publication said.

Seaside continues to give visitors the enchanting storybook atmosphere they love while following health and safety best practices. With fewer crowds and cooler weather, all residential private beaches remain open to Seaside owners and guests, restaurants continue to offer indoor and outdoor dining, the Seaside Amphitheater continues to be pedestrian-focused with Seaside Al Fresco, and masks are required in stores.

Homeowner’s Collection is the largest vacation cottage rental agency in Seaside, boasting more than 105 luxury homes perfect for anyone, from individuals to families. Most properties have internet access, allowing guests to have a change of scenery while taking working vacations or remote learning courses.

Private vacation homes continue to be a safe travel lodging option, since visitors do not have to be with other guests in crowded public spaces. Homeowner’s Collection has implemented new cleaning procedures, as well as other operations protocols to protect guests and staff, such as its no-contact check-in.

Coastal Holiday Getaway savings are available now on a wide selection of more than 45 cottages, ranging from homes with one bedroom up to five-bedroom accommodations. Guests can book online with the promo code COAST. To see available cottages and other details, visit https://homeownerscollection.com/special/coastal-holiday-getaway-20-savings

About Homeowner’s Collection Vacation Rentals

Homeowner’s Collection Vacation Rentals is an exclusive collection of premier vacation rentals operated by the homeowners of Seaside, Florida. The company manages more than 105 vacation rentals directly in Seaside, one of America’s most celebrated beachfront communities.

For more information, call (855) 411-1557 or visit the collective’s website at https://homeownerscollection.com.

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Vacation Rental Market to Grow by $ 62.97 Bn in 2020, 9flats.Com Pte Ltd., Airbnb Inc., Booking Holdings Inc., and Wyndham Destinations Inc, Emerge as Key Contributors to Growth | Industry Analysis and Forecast 2024 | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the vacation rental market and it is poised to grow by USD 62.97 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 7% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, however, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. COVID-19 will have a low impact on the vacation rental market. The market growth in 2020 is likely to increase compared to market growth in 2019.

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  • What are the major trends in the market?

    Technological advance is a major trend driving the growth of the market.
  • At what rate is the market projected to grow?

    The year-over-year growth for 2020 is estimated at 5.51% and the incremental growth of the market is anticipated to be $ 62.97 billion.
  • Who are the top players in the market?

    9flats.com Pte Ltd., Airbnb Inc., Booking Holdings Inc., Expedia Group Inc., Hotelplan Holding AG, MakeMyTrip Pvt. Ltd., NOVASOL AS, Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd., TripAdvisor Inc., and Wyndham Destinations Inc, are some of the major market participants.
  • What is the key market driver?

    The adoption of effective promotional strategies is one of the major factors driving the market.
  • How big is the Europe market?

    The Europe region will contribute 37% of the market share.

     

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The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. 9flats.com Pte Ltd., Airbnb Inc., Booking Holdings Inc., Expedia Group Inc., Hotelplan Holding AG, MakeMyTrip Pvt. Ltd., NOVASOL AS, Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd., TripAdvisor Inc., and Wyndham Destinations Inc. are some of the major market participants. The adoption of effective promotional strategies will offer immense growth opportunities. In a bid to help players strengthen their market foothold, this vacation rental market forecast report provides a detailed analysis of the leading market vendors. The report also empowers industry honchos with information on the competitive landscape and insights into the different product offerings offered by various companies.

Technavio’s custom research reports offer detailed insights on the impact of COVID-19 at an industry level, a regional level, and subsequent supply chain operations. This customized report will also help clients keep up with new product launches in direct & indirect COVID-19 related markets, upcoming vaccines and pipeline analysis, and significant developments in vendor operations and government regulations.

Vacation Rental Market 2020-2024: Segmentation

Vacation Rental Market is segmented as below:

  • Type
    • Managed By Owners
    • Professionally Managed
  • Courses
    • Graduate Courses
    • Certifications And Training
    • Post-graduate Courses
  • Geographic Landscape
    • APAC
    • Europe
    • MEA
    • North America
    • South America

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