vacation rentals

Our Coast has too many vacation rentals now: The Tahoe rental reckoning

Sounds like the Sonoma Coast…..”It’s part of a region-wide reckoning for an industry that, fueled by the proliferation of rentals on Airbnb and Vrbo, many locals say has transformed their quiet communities into year-round party zones for out-of-towners.” LCP WORKSHOP: Wednesday February 24: Vacation Rentals New Lake Tahoe crackdown on rentals could make it much […]

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Vacation Rentals in the news……residents speak out

OPINION: Permanent Resident’s Bill of Rights in a World of Vacation Rentals Toward an Enforceable Code of Responsible Conduct for the Vacation Rental Industry in Sonoma County Most permanent residents of Sonoma County have duly paid property taxes and been a stable part of established cohesive communities, often for decades, and continue to have a

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Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment

“We could better support the eco-tourism sector, which has a lighter impact and needs a pristine and rural landscape to succeed.” Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment By Suzanne Doyle & Mary Davison Sonoma Group   Tourism brings money into Sonoma County. It supports restaurants, the hotel and wine industries and

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Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment

“We could better support the eco-tourism sector, which has a lighter impact and needs a pristine and rural landscape to succeed.” Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment By Suzanne Doyle & Mary Davison Sonoma Group   Tourism brings money into Sonoma County. It supports restaurants, the hotel and wine industries and

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Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment

“We could better support the eco-tourism sector, which has a lighter impact and needs a pristine and rural landscape to succeed.” Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment By Suzanne Doyle & Mary Davison Sonoma Group   Tourism brings money into Sonoma County. It supports restaurants, the hotel and wine industries and

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Countries that are cracking down on Airbnb

53% of the Sonoma Coast are vacation rentals creating higher rents and lack of any rentals for workers and families. Longer mandated stays, shorter periods for any vacation rentals and strict enforcement have worked for other areas. The Sonoma County draft Local Coastal Plan does not address limits on vacation rentals, instead encourages more tourism. 

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