Vacation Rental News

News from the Vacation Rental Industry

Below is a comprehensive round-up of the week’s news in the vacation rental industry, arranged by date.

Oct. 4-11, 2013 

  • It’s becoming a breeze to rent Caribbean villas (USA Today)
  • When Guests are Locked Out – Who is Responsible? (Cottage Blogger)
  • What HomeAway Can Teach Airbnb About Getting Along With Cities (SKIFT)
  • New Proposals for Palm Springs Vacation Rentals (KMIR News 6)
  • SLO homeowner’s appeal of ban on short-term rentals is denied (The Tribune)
  • Panel calls for Palm Springs vacation-rental changes (

Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2013 

Sept. 21-27, 2013 

  • The Almighty Host (Vacation Rental Marketing Blog)
  • Brothers plead guilty in vacation rental scam (Santa Monica Daily Press)
  • AM code enforcement rules on home rentals (The Islander)
  • On the Water in Maine Featured in Travel and Leisure Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Dream Trips” (LiveRez Blog)
  • In-home lodgings often operate outside Historic Triangle ordinances (The Virginia Gazette)
  • Seismic shift: Airbnb will let hosts sell tours and activities (Tnooz)
  • Vacation Rental Scam Costs Darien Resident $1,725 (
  • Beach Properties Honored by Red Cross for Their Support & Supports Another Community Organization (KUAM News)

Sept. 14-20, 2013 

  • Vacation rental ‘fraudulent’ (The Eatonton Messenger)
  • Renting rooms through Airbnb riles fellow homeowners (Seattle Times)
  • Coloradans host flood victims in their homes for free (ABC 7 –
  • Brokers busy all year selling vacation homes as investments (Real Estate Weekly)
  • Owners of vacation rentals object to Riverhead’s proposed rental restrictions (Riverhead LOCAL)
  • Oregon City Considers Banning Short-Term Vacation Rentals (Skift)
  • New vacation rental regulations approved in Gulf Shores (
  • Gulf Shores OKs new rules on vacation rentals (Gulf Coast News Today)
  • AM’s planned legal action against vacation rentals fuels heat (The Islander)
  • Ashland City Council reviews vacation home rentals (KAJO 1270 AM)
  • Airbnb underground room rentals can be risky, some say (CBC News)
  • Buying Your Home Away From Home (NWI Times)
  • Regulations asked to control vacation rentals (News Eagle)
  • Airbnb Goes After Young Chinese Travelers as Asia Inventory Grows (Skift)

Sept. 7-13, 2013 

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