The One Slide That Says It All
Hotel Houses are changing neighborhoods and infringing on the right of neighbors to the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of their own property.
City of Sarasota Has Over 1,000 Vacation Rentals
As reported by Granicus Host Compliance. Located in every one of the City's Code Enforcement Zones. This software crawls online rental sites and reports where these vacation rentals are and their advertised occupancy.
Example Hotel House #1
Over-built for a residential zone, pool in front yard to maximize building footprint, too few off-street parking spots for the number of occupants, four times the number of garbage containers, and high level of commercial activity from rental agency, professional linen service, etc...
Example Hotel House #2
Sleeps 25 in beds! With seven bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, and professional linen and housekeeping service, Hotel Houses can be said to meet the City's own definition of a hotel!
"STOP the Hotel Houses" Yard Sign
Displayed by upset residents throughout Lido and St. Armands Keys after waiting over a year for help from the City Commission.
"Home Sharing" may allow Hotel Houses to beat the Vacation Rental Ordinance
We ask the City Commission to implement reasonable controls to keep this from happening.