September 30, 2023

Villagers are talking out in regards to the rising drawback of airbnbs.

Residents are more and more pissed off because the variety of short-term leases continues to multiply and there seems to be no willingness by authorities or the Developer to deal with – and even acknowledge – the issue

“I personally suppose short-term airbnb leases are incorrect. We’re in a senior neighborhood which we selected for the quiet and delightful life-style. Having short-term leases just isn’t what we would like right here. That is one thing that should cease,” mentioned Barbara Soyak of the Village of Dunedin.

Villager Jim Manna wholeheartedly agrees.

“We aren’t a rental neighborhood. Until you personal you often don’t present the identical stage of respect on your neighbors, or the neighborhood guidelines. If actual property traders wish to lease, the leases needs to be long run. Corresponding to not less than a month,” he mentioned.

Villager Keith Boehler wonders how the airbnb-ers are having fun with the swimming pools and pickleball courts, a perk often talked about in promoting for short-term leases.

“I’m curious if the rental charges for airbnbs embody a visitor go. How are the renters utilizing all of the facilities in The Villages with out one? The music and eating places are one factor, however golf, pickleball, the swimming pools?” he requested. “The proprietor of the rental must be current to order the passes. Is there one other break within the system? I do know for a truth that the residents usually are not being checked frequently, so I’m constructive the renters usually are not checked both.”

Villager Linda Lawless mentioned the proliferation of airbnbs is in stark distinction to the attractiveness of The Villages, a top-notch retirement neighborhood with facilities reserved for residents and their visitors.

“The Villages was designed for a 55 and over neighborhood. It is vitally undesirable to have an Airbnb and to have individuals that don’t respect the property. I believe it needs to be ended,” Lawless mentioned.

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