a wedding, for instance, creates traffic and noise that disturbs
rid of 99 percent of the complaints.
Powell was part of the committee in Indian River County
that came up with vacation rental guidelines after researching
collected, and Airbnb has contracted with some counties
to collect these, simplifying things for hosts. But, would-be
hosts need to look into specific laws carefully before opening
Will the rental affect an owner’s homestead exemption?
Does the homeowners association have further restrictions?
be followed, hosts should clearly post their “house rules,”
such as pet and smoking restrictions, in their listings.
When regulations are ignored, vacation rentals get a bad
name. In April 2019, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office
was alerted to an Airbnb rental in Palm City intended for
a huge after-prom party. Copious amounts of alcohol and
marijuana were found. Three buses bringing hundreds of
teens had been arranged. Parties were expressly forbidden
On the other end, vacation renters have reported faulty
appliances, a lack of promised amenities, dirty accommodations,
outweigh the negatives. Vacation rentals are not everyone’s
choice, but they are increasing in popularity — and availability
neighbors. Powell says that closing that loophole got
national and state trends. Certain taxes must be
their homes, not just go by the company’s information.
Not only must city, county and neighborhood rules
on the listing, but the foreign owner had little local
and bugs. Overall, however, the positives seem to
— every year.
Ascher’s “Pelican’s Nest,” nestled just off Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach,
offers guests a relaxing outdoor area with a grill.
We’ve created beautiful outdoor living spaces for
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