I do not own a short-term rental, but I can tell you that when I travel, 70 percent of the time I look for Airbnb rentals, not hotels. I recently vacationed in California and booked an Airbnb in Sausalito, and it was wonderful. There is no way I would book a hotel room in San Francisco or really anywhere I plan to travel for a week or so.
I believe that there is so much fear about noise and crowded streets filled with short-term renters’ cars, and it is unfounded. Anyone renting is going to be sure their property is kept up, and there are filters an owner can use to be sure they are not renting to inappropriate people.
I do support locals being able to earn income from short-term rentals. Locals helped this town grow and become what it is now. This is not the time to turn your backs on them.
— Karen Johnson