The owner of a controversial short-term rental property in Orient is now looking to convert his Soundfront home into a bed-and-breakfast.
Petros Kougentakis, who is involved in ongoing litigation with Southold Town for failure to comply with its minimum-night stay, recently appeared before the Zoning Board of Appeals seeking a special exception to operate a four-bedroom B&B at his Windward Road home.
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.