A change to Southold Town’s code last year hoped to strike a balance between the businesses of short-term landlords who use websites like Airbnb to rent out their properties and the quality of life of the renters’ neighbors.
“Welcome to The Beach House!” reads an ad on homeaway.com promoting a five-bedroom rental on a private road in Orient.
The “large entertaining home” has an average price tag of $586 per night and sleeps 14 people, according to the listing.
Fourteen is also the minimum number of nights the home can be rented for, the ad states.
A calendar on the website shows no bookings for this summer.
I have lived in Cutchogue so long I am now a grandmother. I am also an American historian who has taught for many years.
The Village Board has decided it needs more time to find a way to regulate short-term rentals.
In July, the Suffolk County Comptroller’s office released an audit showing that, due to low staffing levels, the county treasurer did not adequately monitor the county’s hotel-motel tax program in 2013. Therefore, Comptroller John Kennedy wrote, the county had not realized maximum revenues. READ
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Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts will be holding an informal discussion on the issue of rental housing in the village Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and he has invited village residents to attend. (more…)