accommodate people – Mino Warabi Sat, 26 Mar 2022 04:55:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 accommodate people – Mino Warabi 32 32 Pubs, hotels and bed and breakfasts seeking new owners in South Cumbria Tue, 08 Mar 2022 05:00:00 +0000 CURRENTLY on the market there are just under a dozen unused pubs waiting to be busted and given new life.

Abbey Tavern – Barrow

Abbey Tavern

Located opposite Furness Abbey in Barrow, this Grade II listed self-catering property.

The building itself is closed and needs a major renovation.

The client, English Heritage, will allocate 5 parking spaces from the Visitor Center car park.

They are flexible with the future use of the property as long as it is sympathetic and does not detract from the historical surroundings of the Abbey.

Pricing will be revealed upon request.

Hotel with swimming pool Rusland, Ulverston

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Traditional Lakeland coaching inn, overlooking the busy A590 tourist route. 18 rooms with private bathroom, the restaurant can accommodate 60 people and the bar 36.

The asking price for this building is £895,000 with turnover of £767,309 with an adjusted trading profit of around £156,000.

Also has a large outdoor seating area, beer garden and children’s play area. 2 bedroom apartment for owner/manager.

Somerset House – Barn

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A fantastic opportunity to acquire a bustling B&B guest house centrally located in the seaside resort of Grange over Sands.

This large property is currently on the market for £425,000 and has eight en-suite bedrooms as well as owners accommodation, a guest lounge and dining room, a kitchen and prep kitchen, utility/store. Around 1882.

Riverside Hotel Kendal

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Check out this riverside hotel in the heart of Kendal currently on the market.

The property includes.
• 58 stylish rental rooms with the potential to add more subject to planning
• Large public spaces including a bar, restaurant and meeting space
• Popular leisure club with swimming pool
• A car park adjoining the city center of great value
• Strong trading from a wide range of revenue sources generating over £1.88m net sales in 2019
• Bids of approximately £5m for freehold assets and going concern.

TT tourist accommodation is still lacking Sat, 05 Mar 2022 12:13:23 +0000

The number of homestay beds available for this year’s TT is considerably lower than the 2019 figure.

As of February 23, 522 homestay properties were registered, compared to 951 before the pandemic.

Homestays this year (so far) total 2,335, while in 2019 there were 4,167.

The Ministry of Enterprise says that 580 tourist accommodation properties (including hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, etc.) are registered, representing 6,037 beds.

In addition, 35 campsites are registered, with approximately 8,333 places or pitches. In 2019, 38% of TT visitors stayed at campsites.

The Homestay scheme, which operates for both the TT and the Manx Grand Prix, adds extra beds to the overall tourist stock for those two event periods in exchange for tax breaks for people who rent rooms.

The Business Department maintains a register of tourist accommodation.

It says the number of registered accommodations and homestay properties are subject to change.

One wonders if that will be enough – given that in 2019 46,174 visitors came to the Isle of Man for the TT.

In January, we reported that the government was encouraging more landlords to sign up for the scheme, and in the island’s 2022 budget announced last month, Treasury Minister David Ashford announced a change to taxation of rental income received under the TT. Foster family scheme.

In his budget speech, Mr Ashford announced the replacement of the additional £1,800 statutory concession from TT Homestay income with a new allocation of £2,350 from April 6, 2022.

The Department for Enterprise said the new allowance – which is now enshrined in law – “removes the ‘on the brink’ approach of the old method, where earnings above £1,800 were fully chargeable and instead introduces an allowance which is available instead of expenses’.

He provided some illustrative examples: for example – Mr Jones is registered under the Homestay scheme for 2022 for the house he and his family live in during the year.

They decided to go on vacation, off the island, during the TT period and rent their house as a room only.

The house will accommodate six people, the maximum number of guests allowed by the TT Homestay program.

The house will cost £180 per night and is rented from Saturday 28th May to Saturday 11th June (14 nights). A total of £2,520 is received for the rental period.

Mr Jones completes his tax return for the 2022/23 tax year and says he received rental income of TT£2,520 from homestay.

An allowance of £2,350 (the maximum TT Homestay allowance) is deducted from his TT Homestay rental income received, which in Mr Jones’ case leaves £170.

As Mr Jones is claiming the TT Homestay Allowance, he is not entitled to a normal claim for reimbursement. Mr Jones is only taxed on the remaining £170.

Elsewhere in the budget, the department secured a £1.2m revenue budget increase for the motorsport team to support the return of the TT and Manx Grand Prix this year after a two-week hiatus. years.

A department spokesman said: “The investment is designed to benefit both the TT and the Manx Grand Prix, as well as other motorsport events that take place on the annual calendar.”

“The increased budget represents a realistic cost to effectively fund all aspects of the delivery of the TT and Manx Grand Prix, taking into account rising costs in the process, as well as other motorsport events taking place. on the Isle of Man, to ensure their long-term sustainability, as these events remain vital to the growth of the visitor economy.

“This includes continued investments in the new Security Management System (SMS) as well as investments in marketing to grow digital and visitor audiences and event infrastructure and equipment.”

The government has reiterated that anyone wishing to rent out their property to visitors during the TT and MGP periods must be registered with Visit Isle of Man (year-round accommodation) or MiQuando (Homestay for TT and MGP only).

10 of the most unique Airbnb rentals you can book now Fri, 04 Feb 2022 13:00:00 +0000

Choose hotel lodges that meet expectations is one of the challenges of every traveler. It’s also one of the most important aspects of a night away from home.. Naturally, travelers choose a comfortable and safe place. However, upgrading your accommodation rental is a unique experience whether it is in a tree house, in the middle of a desert. Here is a list of ten unique Airbnb rentals you can book now.

ten Bubble Suite 2 Campera Hotel Burbuja

Located in a wine-growing valley in Los Alamitos, Baja California, Mexico, sits the impressive Bubble Suites at Hotel Campera. There are over twelve bubble rooms in the area, each with a large bed, private bathroom, free parking, air conditioning, refrigerator, and free Wi-Fi. Each room is only suitable for two adults as the hotel is adults only. In addition, the hotel already has an outdoor terrace that serves brunch every day from 8:00 to 11:00.

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9 Eco-Friendly Bamboo Cottage

The Bamboo Eco Cottage in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, is an eco-friendly paradise nestled in the middle of a rice paddy, about five minutes from central Ubud. The villa contains one bedroom with two beds that can accommodate four people, making this a one-of-a-kind Bali vacation. A private bathroom, swimming pool, washing machine, free Wi-Fi and free parking are all available nearby. Also, most visitors would like to explore the greenery by hiking for fresh air.

8 Riad Shiraz

Riad Shiraz can accommodate up to 8 people and is located in Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco. The 200 square meter property has four bedrooms and a unique atmosphere where guests will undoubtedly feel the warmth it provides. It features a private indoor mosaic pool, panoramic rooftop with daybeds, private patio, five private bathrooms with all amenities, fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. In addition, tourists will enjoy the view of the mountains and the city skyline.

seven Fully restored 1920s Heward’s Sheep Wagon

Staying at the fully restored 1920s Sheep Wagon in Heward, Wyoming will provide every guest with a remarkable experience as it is located in the heart of a quiet lakeside family ranch. The property has one bedroom with two beds that can accommodate up to four people. It also contains an indoor fireplace, heater, smoke detector, first aid kit, kitchen, bedroom, laundry items and other modern amenities. You can also fish, stargaze and hike to better appreciate the natural beauty of the area.

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6 Tree house

The Intown treehouse hidden in the heart of a verdant forest is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The tree house is made up of three independent rooms connected by rope bridges. It contains a wonderfully furnished bedroom with a hammock, a private patio and a backyard. Other features of the treehouse include a bathroom with necessities, free Wi-Fi, a kitchen and dining area, and free parking. Check-in is from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and check-out is at 11:00 a.m.

5 Adobe Dome House

The off-grid adobe dome, a solar-powered rental, is located in Terlingua, Texas, near Big Bend National Park. The dome can accommodate up to three people and has one bedroom with a bed, 31 Mbps Wi-Fi, a kitchen with fridge, stove, barbecue and other amenities. Guests are welcome to stay up to 28 days or more and can enjoy desert and mountain views as well as stargazing at night.

4 Air flow

Located in Joshua Tree, California is an Airstream private room motorhome that sleeps two people and one bedroom with two shared bathrooms. The airstream is air-conditioned, equipped with a smoke detector, fire extinguisher, Wi-Fi, a dedicated workplace and a kitchen with all the necessities like a fridge, stove, oven, a coffee maker, etc. It also has a private patio, garden, shared swimming pool and hot tub. Check-in is at 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 10:00 a.m., but long-term stays are permitted.

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3 windmill house

The charming and classic windmill house is located in Abcoude, Utrecht, The Netherlands, a few kilometers from Amsterdam, in the heart of vast green meadows with the river Gein. The windmill has three floors and three rooms with three beds to accommodate six people. There are also two bathrooms, a full bedroom, bathroom essentials, a TV, a crib, children’s toys for family travelers, free Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and other amenities. You can also enjoy horseback riding, kayaking, a boat launch, and various other activities and views.

2 The shell house

The Seashell House in Isla Mujeres, Mexico features a private pool, two bedrooms with king-size beds, a kitchenette, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Cancun International Airport is the closest airport, and nearby attractions include El Garrafon Dive Park and some beach resorts. The rental also has a private patio, a garden, an outdoor dining area and outdoor furniture, as well as a beautiful view of the beach. Check-in is from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and check-out is at 11:00 a.m.

1 Skylodge Adventure Suites

Skylodge Adventure Suites is a translucent luxury capsule clinging to the cliffs of a mountain in Peru’s Sacred Valley. There are over three capsules, each with a bedroom, bed, bathroom, kitchenette, and stunning valley views. Guests must climb 400 meters via ferrata or follow an adventurous hike via zip line to reach the capsules. In addition, the accommodation rate includes free transport from Cusco, breakfast and dinner with wine.

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Little Yellow Cottages in Port Austin have new owners Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:07:59 +0000 Port Austin is home to six yellow buildings along Union Street called the Little Yellow Cottages, which are rentals where people can stay during peak tourist season. These buildings have recently changed hands.

Daniel and Kimberly Guest officially became the new owners of these chalets in November, with some updates underway before they open for rental in the spring.

Guests currently live in Shelby Township in the Detroit metro area, with Daniel working as a CFO for a military contractor and Kimberly taking time off from her job in human resources to raise their 2-year-old daughter, Lottie.

The family started camping six years ago, with the Thumb area being the first place they focused on their travels, traveling first to Forester Park in Sanilac County and weaving their way along all the shore of Lake Huron. They also travel internationally, having been to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.

They had been looking for a vacation home in the Upper Thumb area for a few years. Towards the end of 2021, they saw the cabins were available and looked at them while on a camping trip to the area.

“We fell in love with it,” said Daniel Guest. “It was what we were looking for. For ourselves, we can be part of the community and can help subsidize the cost of running it with rental income. It was more than we thought we would do, but it turned out good for us.

Previous owners, Terry and Lori Boyle, had owned the chalets since 2009. Guest said working with the Boyles to help them finalize the purchase was one of the reasons they decided to buy the chalets.

The six gîtes can each accommodate between four and six people. Four of them have two bedrooms, one has one bedroom and one has a studio layout, each having a bathroom and full kitchen.

Since the cottages are all on the same property in the heart of Port Austin, five or six separate families can stay at the same time.

“We hope people can hold large gatherings,” Guest said. “They have a cabin to stay in, but they don’t have to go far to see everyone.”

Renovations to the chalets include adding heating and air conditioning units, three units already having them, and updating two units to have new bathrooms and insulation.

The Guests plan to open the gites year-round on April 1, with the possibility of opening in March weather permitting. There will be a minimum of two nights to stay in the chalets except in July and August, where there is a minimum rental period of one week from Friday to Friday. There is no maximum on how long people can stay, with Guest saying they already have people who will rent chalets for two and three weeks.

Along with their plans to update the cottages, the guests also plan to renovate the backyard, improve fire pits and grilling areas, and work on other cosmetic issues, depending on how business develops this year. With the heating units installed, they can now accommodate people year-round.

The cottages are currently accepting reservations for the 2022 season, which can be made either through or by email at for those with special requests.

Projects submitted for holiday accommodation at Red House in Gomersal Wed, 08 Dec 2021 16:30:00 +0000

Red house, Gomersal

The Grade II listed Red House building, originally built in 1660, opened as a museum in 1970 due to its association with Charlotte Bronte and the Taylor family. The property is mentioned in the novel “Shirley” by Charlotte Bronte.

After closing as a museum in 2016, the building – along with a former independent one-story trolley shed – has since been mostly vacant.

Kirklees Council has submitted a planning request to change the use of the two buildings to short-term vacation stays, providing a unique vacation stay experience, in buildings inextricably linked to Bronte’s provenance and heritage.

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While occupying the same site, the wagon sheds and the Maison Rouge can and will operate independently of each other. The house will be available for short-term vacation rentals as a single household unit, accommodating a single party, under a single booking, up to 10 people in five bedrooms.

The wagon shed would consist of four independent apartments, which could be booked individually and independently of Red House.

The two smaller apartments can accommodate up to two people; the larger apartments will be equipped with a sofa bed to accommodate small families.

Because of its romantic associations with the Brontes and the property’s appeal to heritage-motivated visitors, council anticipates that guests staying at Red House could request to combine their stay with a wedding ceremony in the house.

The council would therefore seek a license for the main reception hall for small wedding ceremonies, so that guests staying in the house can get married as part of their stay.

If the plans are approved by the Strategic Planning Committee, Red House will be available for booking for weekly stays, but also for short three-night stays, weekends and midweek. This means that at full capacity there will be a maximum of two guest changes per week.

In the Cart Shed there will be a minimum stay of two nights, which means that when operating at full capacity there will be a maximum of three guest changes per week, per apartment.

The plans are now available for full reading on the Kirklees Council website and local residents and other stakeholders are invited to participate in the consultation process which ends on January 3, 2022.

Councilor Paul Davies, Cabinet Member for Business, said: “After being closed for five years, I am happy that we are now in a position to submit such an exciting plan to get the Red House back up and running.

“We know locals and Brontes fans would love to see Red House reopen.

“So we have worked hard to deliver good use which not only recognizes and celebrates the cultural and historical significance of the building, but provides it with a sustainable financial future to prevent it from closing again.

“This is part of our broader business strategy of investing in our heritage assets, ensuring that they also play an important role in the future of Kirklees as well as in our past. “

Councilor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees, said: “We know that fans of literature would love the opportunity to stay in a place that features in a novel written by one of the most important authors. recognizable from our country.

Better yet, house guests can combine their stay with a small wedding ceremony in the Maison Rouge building.

“This is a truly exciting project that will allow us to celebrate the cultural and historical significance of this fantastic site.

“Our plans will now go through the planning process and I encourage people to speak out on them by participating in the consultation.

“We want to work closely with the local people to make sure it suits them perfectly, because this is a building that has a special place in our hearts. “

Which accommodation in Yosemite is the best? Fri, 03 Dec 2021 12:30:00 +0000

There are many ways to see Yosemite National Park, including immersing yourself in an accommodation experience – cabins and lodges are very different options.

Yosemite is one of the most spectacular national parks in all of the United States. While it’s not possible to stay in many national parks, Yosemite offers a number of accommodation options. Yosemite has lodges, inns, hotels, private cabins (or vacation homes), backcountry camping, RV camping, and more. Here we will consider the lodges and cabins of Yosemite.

Yosemite is perfect for backpacking and has hikes for everyone. One of the main attractions of the park is the breathtaking Yosemite Falls that characterize the valley.

Private cabins

Most of the private vacation homes can be found in Wawona Village. It is a small village located not far from the main entrance and near the grove of Mariposa with the famous grove of giant sequoias. It was a village before it became part of the national park, so you can rent a cabin in this peaceful village in the park – although it is quite a distance from Yosemite Valley.

  • Cabins: Mainly in the village of Wawona
  • Attractions: Wawona attractions include the Mariposa Grove, Chilnualna Falls, and the Pioneer History Center

Most or most of the park’s private cabins are managed by Redwoods in Yosemite. All of their cabins are located in the national park approximately 4.5 miles inside the south gate of Wawona town. Most visitors walk right past on their way to the valley, leaving Wawona as a hidden gem.

Wawona is also the closest community to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias – the largest such grove in Yosemite National Park. Another attraction is Chilnualna Falls – the second tallest vertical waterfall in the park.

  • The grove of Mariposa: Includes the Grizzly Giant, California Tunnel Tree, and more

The price of cabins ranges from around $ 250 per night to over $ 1,000 per night (plus cleaning fees, etc.). They are a great option for groups and those who like their own personal space. This way, you can have an entire house to yourself and have a full kitchen.

Quail meadow: Quail Meadow is an example of cabin accommodation in Wawona. It has three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and, with folding beds, it can accommodate up to 11 people. Although it is not air conditioned, it is well sheltered from the sun and does not heat up in the summer, it has gas heaters for the winter.

  • Accommodation capacity : Up to 11 people
  • Understand : Satellite TV and WiFi, gas barbecue and private terrace
  • Pets: Animals are not allowed
  • Cost: Starting at $ 323 per night (plus $ 135 cleaning fee, $ 39 damage waiver fee, 13.5% country tax

Yosemite Lodges

Yosemite has a few lodges – most are located in the impressive Yosemite Valley.

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Wawona Hotel

The Wawona Hotel is located in Wawona, outside the valley. It is right next to the Historic Pioneer Village and the Pioneer Wooden Bridge at the Pioneer History Center. On the other side, he contemplates his magnificent golf course and the forested mountains of Yosemite.

The Wawona hotel itself is historic being from the Victorian era. It was originally created in 1856 and is a listed national historic monument.

  • Site: Wawona – 27 miles from Yosemite Valley
  • Seasonal amenities: Nine-hole golf course, swimming pool, equestrian center
  • Open: Seasonal

Opening season:

  • 2021: June 10, 2021 – November 29, 2021
  • 2022: Opening scheduled for the season on March 25, 2022

The hotel consisted of 50 standard hotel rooms with private bathroom and another 54 standard hotel rooms with shared bathroom. The hotel offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.


The Ahwahnee is located inside Yosemite Valley and is famous for its stunning interior design and architecture. It has been called the Jewel in the Crown of National Park Lodges and has been specially designed to showcase its natural surroundings, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and Glacier Point.

It is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is an upscale hotel. It has a gift shop with an emphasis on local artisans. Unlike the Wawona Hotel, it is open year round, and like the Wawona Hotel, it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Open: All year
  • Approvals: Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Car park: Free parking for customers
  • To note: A breathtaking view of the valley

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Yosemite Valley Lodge

The Yosemite Valley Lodge is a favorite spot for families and large groups. It is an ideal base for exploring the national park being ideally located in the heart of Yosemite Valley, near Yosemite Falls.

The architecture of Yosemite Valley Lodge is made of glass and wood which has been designed to be in harmony with the surroundings. It has large windows to let in the alpine sun and offer a breathtaking view of the valley. It has 245 accommodation units available with rooms of different sizes.

  • Open: All year
  • Installations: Outdoor swimming pool, Outdoor amphitheater

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Pine Valley owners wonder if new short-term rental orders are unfair for some – St George News Sun, 21 Nov 2021 18:45:46 +0000

La Maison Rouge, owned by the Smith family, Pine Valley, Utah, November 5, 2021 | Photo by David Dudley, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Pine Valley landlords are trying to understand the short-term rental ordinances passed by the Washington County Commission in early October.

A short term rental home owned by Mitzi Sullivan, Pine Valley, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Mitzi Sullivan, St. George News

The new ordinances require landlords who manage short-term rentals meet the new requirements, which include a mandate that absent landlords must have a local property management company to oversee their property.

They must also display signs on their units identifying the owner of the building and a phone number for a property manager who is available 24/7, and they must have off-street parking available for tenants. vacation.

These new requirements, said homeowners who spoke to St. George News, may not be viable for all homeowners and may even unfairly punish some. While one family earns a living from short-term rentals, for example, another earns just enough to make ends meet.

The Sullivans: Finding a Balance Between Business and Community

Sullivan said she and her partners – her husband and sister – earn the lion’s share of their livelihood through short-term rentals. Sullivan ran a successful short-term rental business in Park City, northern Utah. The idea of ​​running her own short-term rentals, she says, came to her in 2003.

“My sister and I booked a short-term rental in Park City for a change of scenery,” Sullivan said. “We loved the idea of ​​being able to stay in a unique house almost anywhere in the world. And we wanted to offer this service to travelers looking for an alternative to hotels.

A short term rental home owned by Mitzi Sullivan, Pine Valley, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Mitzi Sullivan, St. George News

So she and her sister bought and managed eight short-term rentals in Park City. In 2015, they decided to move to Pine Valley to be closer to their family. They sold their properties in Park City, then bought a property in Pine Valley. One of those properties, Sullivan said, was an “eyesore to Lloyd Canyon”. They demolished a double-decker trailer and built a small cottage in its place that can accommodate six people.

Since then, the Sullivans have made a living by renting out their three short-term rentals. But, said Sullivan, it has always been important to balance business with the needs of the community.

“That’s why we try to keep our business and our properties small,” she said. “We don’t want the wear and tear of party animals, and we don’t want 30 vehicles spilling onto the streets.”

Sullivan said it holds three of the five currently registered short-term rental business licenses in Pine Valley, so its operation will be grandfathered under the new order. But Sullivan wondered if the ordinances passed by the Washington County Commission were out of touch. Especially for homeowners who don’t live on the property all year round and can try to offset the costs of their home.

“To have that suddenly cut off source of income,” Sullivan said, “it must sting.”

The Smiths: trying to break even

Joseph and Katie Smith dreamed of owning a property in Pine Valley, as Katie’s parents had had it for as long as she can remember.

La Maison Rouge, owned by the Smith family, Pine Valley, Utah, November 5, 2021 | Photo by David Dudley, St. George News

Joseph Smith is the director of human resources at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts, while Katie is the artistic director of the Southwest Dance Company. Their dream came true when they bought the Red House on Main Street.

“We have enjoyed our second home for years,” Joseph Smith told St. George News. “We were thrilled when Katie found a way to generate additional income, which would go a long way towards paying our property taxes, as well as the summer water bill. “

But Katie Smith said that while she has spent a lot of time and effort building a stable and viable customer base, she does not have a business license. AirBnB, Smith noted, pays the taxes on behalf of the hosts.

“We’re not slammed with business,” she said. “We don’t make a lot of money. But what we earn really helps us break even every year. “

To that end, Smith said she worries a bad apple will ruin the bushel. She only had one bad guest, which she reported to AirBnB. For its part, AirBnB may ban certain customers who flagrantly violate their policies. For minor infractions, a negative review from an owner like Smith is often enough to warn future hosts of consistently problematic guests.

Smith House Rules, posted at their home, Pine Valley, Utah on November 5, 2021 | Photo by David Dudley, St. George News

“We have rules and guidelines,” Smith said. “We do not allow parties or unruly guests, which we control before renting to them.”

The irony, Joseph Smith added, was that county commissioners often tout the importance of property rights, as they pass those ordinances that undermine those values.

“It feels like we’re all being punished for one or two bad cases,” said Joseph Smith. “Whatever happens, we’ll find out. But my wife built a great little business, and maybe she’s gone. I just wish it wasn’t.

Additional perspectives

Washington County Commissioner Gil Almquist said the county is in the early stages of a feasibility study to determine how the ordinance will affect homeowners and their communities. Still, he said he didn’t feel much sympathy for landowners who operate small businesses without a license.

“We want to explore ways to ensure that the laws we pass are fair,” Almquist told St. George News. “But if you’re making a profit, you’re running a business. And business owners must obtain a business license.

Almquist spoke of a time in 1984 when his small landscaping business was starting to take off.

“I could have chosen to fly under the radar,” Almquist said, “but I decided to get my license.”

“If you forget to get a license,” he continued, “we can’t help you.”

Author, educator and hospitality consultant Julie Davies agrees with Almquist on the need for short-term rental hosts to have business licenses and be subject to code compliance. But she said the current prescriptions are based on misinformation.

“Which,” Davies told St. George News, “may be from AirBnB.”

“We have to remember that AirBnB is a reservation service provider,” Davies continued. “They act like they’re doing everything for you, but they don’t. They are not responsible for remitting taxes to the appropriate entities, and they do not include licenses when you sign up to host your homes.

Ultimately, Davies said, if landlords do the right thing, if they don’t disturb their neighbors or the community, they should be allowed to manage their rentals on a short-term basis. It doesn’t mean they can do whatever they want just because they own a property, she said. For Davies, there is no such thing as “passive income” because property owners and managers “have to be proactive in making sure they follow the code.”

“The county needs to strike a balance between adopting reasonable ordinances, which will allow the right hosts to obtain their licenses,” she said. “It’s an emerging industry that needs to be regulated, but the current regulations are unreasonable. “

“They will get good hosts out of the game,” she added. “Then their reservation calendars will go to the bad hosts operating under the radar. It’s bad for business and the community in the long run.

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Accommodation for every occasion at Tairāwhiti Gisborne Sat, 13 Nov 2021 16:00:00 +0000

You are spoiled for choice with first-class accommodation options at Tairāwhiti Gisborne, whether you are looking for a patch of grass to park your caravan, an entertainment base for the whole family, or a luxurious abode overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

For free camping

The Tolaga Bay wharf was inaugurated in 1929.

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The Tolaga Bay wharf was inaugurated in 1929.

In addition to hosting the longest concrete wharf in the southern hemisphere, Tolaga Bay is a great camping spot for those on a budget. Blue Waters offers space for campers between October and April, a short walk from the beach.

The grassy site at the northern end of Tolaga Bay is a short drive from local attractions including the Cooks Cove Wharf and Boardwalk. Campers must have a permit before settling in for their maximum stay of three nights. They must also comply with all permit conditions, including waste management and the provision of chemical toilets.


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For an outdoor experience

Eastwoodhill Arboretum is huge - over 130 acres.

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Eastwoodhill Arboretum is huge – over 130 acres.

The 135 acre Eastwoodhill Arboretum in Gisborne has its own self-catering studio and bunk bed rooms for those who want to make the most of their visit or are just looking for a place to relax in the great outdoors.

The bedrooms have access to common areas including toiletries, kitchen, living areas and laundry room. Accommodation can accommodate groups of up to 20 nature lovers, with food and drinks available on request.

Those who decide to bring their own supplies should be prepared before they arrive – the nearest store is 30 km away. Self-contained trailers are also welcome to park for $ 10 plus park entrance fees.


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Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is located right next to the beach.

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Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is located right next to the beach.

Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park has everything you need for a great family vacation, including traditional electric campgrounds, self-contained units, and multi-room apartments with views of the Pacific Ocean.

The two-bedroom apartments can accommodate up to five people, while the three-bedroom bach on the beach, with its own kitchen, bathroom and dining area, can accommodate up to ten.

To keep the little ones entertained, the holiday park includes a playground, recreation room, inflatable cushion, trampoline, swimming pool, as well as kayak, surfboard and go-kart rentals. It’s also conveniently located next to the heart of town – the Sunshine Brewery and the Gisborne Wine Center are both within walking distance.


For a convenient central location

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The Emerald Hotel offers 48 suites in the heart of Gisborne.

The Emerald Hotel is in the heart of central Gisborne on Gladstone Road, making it easy for guests to dine near the Inner Harbor Marina, stroll to Gisborne Farmers Market on Saturdays, and cross the Taruheru River to explore the Tairāwhiti museum.

Those staying on site have access to the hotel’s outdoor pool and spa, while the rooms – ranging from one-bedroom suites to fully-equipped apartments – are spacious and come with all the comforts for a comfortable stay. Views stretch from the Inner Harbor to historic KaitÄ« Hill and Young Nick’s Head.


For an extraordinary experience

The Te Kaha Beach Hotel has a beautiful beach on its doorstep.

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The Te Kaha Beach Hotel has a beautiful beach on its doorstep.

90 kilometers from Gisborne along scenic SH35, the white sands of Tokomaru Bay are home to the Te Puka Tavern. The pub – once rated one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 country pubs – is the area’s center of gravity; everyone comes to enjoy the view of the beach, a leisurely catch-up and a delicious country kai.

The tavern also offers a series of affordable beachfront units and electric parking for self-contained RVs at $ 15 per night. The modern units can accommodate up to five people, each with its own private balcony overlooking Tokomaru Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

The shallows in front of the tavern provide safe swimming conditions for children and the reefs to explore.


For glamping by the sea

Tatapouri Bay is located on its own beach.

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Tatapouri Bay is located on its own beach.

Tatapouri Bay is home to one of the most affordable seaside glamping spots in the country.

Nestled on the Golden Coast, just 15 minutes from Gisborne, this campground has something for everyone. Their lotus tents, just steps from the water, start at $ 150 a night and offer one of the best soundtracks for falling asleep – the lapping of the waves.

When the lotus tents are out of order in the winter, you can rent a capsule starting at $ 150, which also gives you access to a beachfront hot tub. The newly launched luxury Zen cabins offer self-contained luxury for two adults – just meters from the beach. They are equipped with a queen-size bed and benefit from a free reservation for the spa and sauna.


For a romantic getaway

You will find hammocks hidden around the Manutuke Eco Retreat where you can watch the sunrise over Gisborne.


You will find hammocks hidden around the Manutuke Eco Retreat where you can watch the sunrise over Gisborne.

Manutuke Eco Retreat is also just 15 minutes from Gisborne on a huge farmhouse, overlooking its own lake. The camp can accommodate up to four adults between a large, luxuriously appointed safari tent and a smaller bell tent. But the site is never booked by more than one group at a time.

There’s even your own jetty, where you can go kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. The site is off-grid, but there is solar-powered lighting and a claw-foot tub for late night soaking.

Take an ATV and explore the hills around the lake, where you’ll find giant hammocks dotted around – the largest measuring over 6 meters long on a hill overlooking the town and beaches.

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For serious luxury

The view from the black house.

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The view from the black house.

The Blackhouse is serious luxury accommodation overlooking Wainui Beach on a 1000 acre working farm. The unique all-black structure, made in part from shipping containers, has a huge chimney at its center and uninterrupted 360-degree views of the beach and the bush.

The retreat has three spacious bedrooms with two en-suite bathrooms, one shared bathroom and can accommodate up to ten people all year round. An industrial style kitchen is available for guests, or the lodge can arrange a chef to meet your needs.


For a charming guest room

Cedar House is just a short walk from Gisborne town center.

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Cedar House is just a short walk from Gisborne town center.

Cedar House is a bed and breakfast set in a historic boutique house, located just a short walk from Gisborne town center and the weekly Gisborne Farmers Market.

The large lodge has four king-size bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. Operators Jane and Rob Mitchell provide complimentary tea, coffee and refreshments to guests as well as a continental breakfast served in the downstairs dining room.

Touches inside the house include a beautiful stained glass window designed by local artist Tony Ogle and showcasing local landmarks. A plunge pool with salt water and a gym complete the luxury facilities.


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These are the best rentals of “the most beautiful vacation rentals in the world” Mon, 08 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000

If you’ve seen “The World’s Most Beautiful Vacation Rentals” then you know these are some of the world’s best destinations.

There are over millions of vacation rentals around the world, and Netflix’s “The World’s Most Beautiful Vacation Rentals” has brought us some of them. They come in different shapes and sizes as well as various architectural styles. From the most economical properties to the most luxurious rentals that tourists can discover.

Let’s sum up “the most beautiful vacation rentals in the world” with the list below.

ten Camaya Bali Butterfly, Bali Indonesia

Camaya Bali Butterfly is located in Made village of Selat, Bali, Indonesia. It has two bedrooms, a bathroom and can accommodate up to 4 people. With its unique architectural design – of floor, walls, staircase and ceiling – this open-air cabin would provide tourists with a peaceful vacation. Visitors also take in the view while lounging in their private Jacuzzi located directly in front of the house. Book this wonderful place through Airbnb.

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9 Old House Cay, South Carolina, United States

Afraid of private islands because of their cost? “The world’s finest vacation rentals” have found the private island perfect for a budget. Located on a secluded island in Hilton Head, SC, is a private rental perfect for families. It has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and can accommodate up to six people. Tourists can also enjoy the fire pit right in front of the house and the beautiful observation tower while watching the sunset and resting.

8 Lucky Ranch, Pyha, Finland

Located in Pyha, Finland, specifically in the remote region of Northern Lapland, are the 2-5 seasonal one-bedroom igloos. In the summer this place is a popular seaside resort, but the owner builds the igloos by hand in the winter. Each igloo can accommodate up to 4 people; the bathrooms and kitchen are located in a neighboring resort building. It is very affordable and economical, every penny is worth it as anyone can get a chance to see the beautiful Northern Lights.

seven Quetzalcoatl nest, Mexico, Mexico

Out of this world, a nature-inspired sculpture garden is located in Mexico City, Mexico. It has an incredible landscaped park, a reflecting pool and a greenhouse. The centerpiece of this place is a building in the shape of a snake. It consists of 10 apartments, the 2 of which are vacation rentals. The 2,200 square foot apartment has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and can accommodate up to 8 people. Everything about this place is so amazing.

6 Beckham Creek Cave Lodge, Jaspar, Arkansas

Beckham Cave is one of the most luxurious caves in the world located in Jaspar, Arkansas, in the Ozark Mountains. This luxury rental was built inside a real cave, consists of 4 bedrooms with private bathroom and can accommodate 12 people. It is completely isolated and has a private helipad. Tourists can also find a natural Spanish piano waterfall inside. Every corner of this spectacular and luxurious cave exudes a special ancient feeling.

5 Kulaniapia Falls, Hilo, Hawaii

Located in Hilo, Hawaii is a farmhouse with three one bedroom rental cabins. Each cabin can accommodate at least two people and starts at a very affordable price per night. They have a shared kitchen and living room, which can be seen in their beautiful barn. What excites all tourists visiting this place is the private 120ft waterfall to enjoy the extreme activity. Never miss this chance and visit Kulaniapia Falls with your friends and family for an adventure.

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4 Hale ‘Ae Kai, Kauai, Hawaii

Inspired by flowing Balinese design, this luxurious Hawaiian rental features four villas, six bathrooms, and sleeps eight. Tourists can indeed have access to the secret beach in front, with a view of the Na Pali coast, Hanalei bay and the magnificent Kilauea lighthouse. Of course, this large residence would not be complete without the swimming pool as the centerpiece of the four pavilions. This luxurious place is located on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii. The landscape offered by this large estate is breathtaking.

3 Invisible House, Joshua Tree, California

Hidden away in the Joshua Tree Wilderness, California is one of the unique designs of modern homes. The exterior is the reflective exterior, where it blends in with the desert landscape, and the interior is where tourists can see a 100-foot-long swimming pool and panoramic views. It consists of 4 bedrooms, five bathrooms and can accommodate up to eight people. The collection is heated with solar panels and also keeps the house heated. Everything about this place is so modern and so futuristic. It would be one of the sexiest vacation rentals you can experience.

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2 Long Bay Villas, Anguilla, Caribbean

Long Bay Villas is a magnificent property consisting of 3 separate beachfront villas. Each villa has an infinity pool, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and spacious outdoor showers. The property has a private resort feel as it includes a butler, beach bungalow and gym. Don’t miss out on horseback riding by the sea and enjoy the moment. These luxurious beach villas are located in Anguilla in the Caribbean.

1 Canoe Cove, Leavenworth, Washington

This excellent, budget property on Lake Wenatchee in Leavenworth, Washington is a comfortable three-story lakefront cottage with two bedrooms where tourists can have a view of the waters from every room. It also has a bathroom and can accommodate up to 6 people. Several amenities can be found here, such as a sauna, hot tubs, and kayaks. It is also the best place to spend some time alone in the meditation corner to take a moment and connect with nature.

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Galgorm Collection plans to create a suite of new accommodation and thermal spa options Thu, 28 Oct 2021 10:30:00 +0000

The North Irish hotel group Galgorm Collection has announced plans to create a suite of new accommodation and thermal spa options.


Galgorm said: “Galgorm today announced plans to create a suite of new thermal spa and accommodation options within its 380-acre estate in County Antrim, which is part of a 10-year investment. million pounds that will create up to 50 new hospitality jobs over the next two years. .

“This new investment marks the first phase of a £ 30million project to expand and improve the resort and spa facilities by 2027 and is Galgorm Collection’s latest move to secure the resort’s position in as a world-class international tourist destination, having already invested £ 60million since 2010.

In addition to the expansion of the complex, Galgorm Collection has also committed to rolling out an enhanced benefit package for all eligible team members, including a £ 1million investment in care coverage premium private healthcare over the next five years as part of its continued commitment to invest in its people.

“The announcement was welcomed by Economy Minister Gordon Lyons during a recent visit to the resort:“ I warmly welcome Galgorm’s expansion plans to increase its visitor capacity and provide an exciting new travel experience . I am delighted to see Galgorm Collection moving forward with new opportunities to expand its offering and solidify Northern Ireland’s position as a fantastic place to visit. the vital recovery already underway in this important and much appreciated sector.

Colin Johnston, Managing Director of Galgorm Collection, said: “Over many years, we have invested heavily to make Galgorm an award-winning international and world-class tourist destination, and we remain firmly focused on investment and innovation to secure our global position. This latest £ 10million project will see up to 50 additional accommodation units added to the resort over the next two years, increasing our workforce and expanding the domain’s footprint. “

“New for 2021 is the addition of a range of tailor-made shepherd’s huts, the first of which is now open to customers wishing to spend a unique stay in the great outdoors. Representing an investment of £ 2.5million, the area is set for further expansion, housing up to 18 cabins by summer 2022.

“Nestled deep in the newly created ‘Secret Meadow’, the one-bed huts are equipped with all modern comforts, including a stove and mini-kitchen with hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle , toaster and coffee maker for a comfortable woodland retreat. Each hut comes with its own outdoor tub and patio fireplace, perfect for discovering the healing and restorative benefits of the surrounding forest.

“By extending its existing Cottage Suites, work will begin on a £ 2.5million project to add 23 new high-quality one-bed cottages. Cleverly designed with everything guests need for a comfortable stay, the Cottage suites are located in the resort’s serene grounds, and offer luxurious seclusion while being close to the main complex.

“Plans are also in place to add five magical treetop huts in the middle of the forest, with the first opening next year for an investment of £ 1.5million.

“There has been a real increase in demand for outdoor experiences and activities, as restaurateurs and visitors alike seek a connection with nature and the great outdoors. We are delighted to expand our offering in this space with the launch of a suite of unique accommodations From fishing and falconry to cycling, hiking, clay pigeon shooting and horseback riding, guests can now enjoy a different stay, but with the same luxury and first-rate hospitality that Galgorm is known for. because, added Colin.

“The award-winning Thermal Spa Village will expand another two acres in a £ 2.5million project to add new hot and cold outdoor experiences, a second outdoor riverside pool to further expand the authentic Irish spa experience in a stunning woodland setting.

“A further £ 100,000 has also been invested in a brand new spa suite. Featuring its own Jacuzzi, sauna and private access to the spa, the suite offers breathtaking views of the Maine River and offers guests their own slice of serenity for the ultimate relaxing escape.

“The Linen Merchants is the latest addition to the resort’s residential accommodation which offers accommodation for up to 10 people, as well as a private outdoor hot tub, private garden with barbecue, two lounges and a spacious kitchen. ; the ideal option for a family stay – together.

“Today’s announcement by Galgorm is another positive sign for the tourism and hospitality industry and portends future growth and recovery for the sector as a whole. Galgorm Collection has continued to innovate and build on its established reputation as a world class spa and golf resort over the past decade and I am delighted to see these ambitious new expansion plans progress. This investment will connect customers and visitors to the great outdoors in Northern Ireland, showcase our natural landscape and focus on maintaining environmentally friendly accommodation that will support the sustainable tourism economy of the future. ‘

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Success at the World Luxury Hotel Awards

The above news coincides with the news that Galgorm has won three awards at the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

In a separate statement, Galgorm said: “Galgorm won a hat trick of excellence awards at this year’s World Luxury Hotel Awards, solidifying the resort’s status as Northern Ireland’s premier luxury destination and elevating the region’s tourist references on the world stage.

“Recognizing the world-renowned award-winning Galgorm Golf Course, which hosted the Irish Open and is home to the ISPS Handa World Invitational, the resort has been crowned ‘Best Luxury Golf Resort’ in Europe while also receiving the title of ‘Best Luxury Golf Resort Spa’ for the award winning and internationally renowned thermal and spa village of Galgorm.

The resort’s 3 AA Rosette The River Room restaurant has also been celebrated for its exceptional cuisine, with chef Chris Rees winning Northern Europe’s ‘best chef’ award, testifying to his commitment to quality. exceptional and culinary excellence.

“The 15the The World Luxury Hotel Awards were held this year in Mauritius and celebrate excellence in world-class hotel services, representing the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry.

“This year, Galgorm was one of five resorts in the world to receive the prestigious regional title and one of only three hotels on the island of Ireland to be officially recognized by the awards.

Galgorm Collection Managing Director Colin Johnston said: “We are delighted to be recognized by the World Travel Awards for our continued commitment to excellence and outstanding achievements in the international luxury hospitality industry. and receive three coveted awards in our accommodation, spa and restaurant. offer.

“As the region’s premier luxury tourist destination, we are committed to further developing our world-class hospitality offering and have invested heavily in the resort in recent years to expand our accommodation and spa offering and provide an unparalleled luxury experience.

“The awards provide us with a chance to present our unique offering to a global audience and gain global recognition for our top-notch facilities and services, competing with some of the world’s most acclaimed hotels and promoting the Northern Ireland as a must. visit destination. ‘

Voted by guests, travelers and industry players through an online public vote, the awards reflect the hard work and dedication of Galgorm’s exceptional team and unmatched service offering. .

“In the presence of guests from all over the world, the awards ceremony took place at a prestigious ceremony at Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Mauritius, on Saturday 9 October.

World Luxury Awards Marketing Director Michael Hunter-Smith said: “We congratulate this year’s winners. True luxury is not easy to achieve. every customer feels taken care of and that no challenge remains unresolved. This is the definition of luxury. That’s what makes the winners shine. ‘

“Over the past ten years, Galgorm has invested over £ 60million in its facilities. The investment has contributed to a string of accolades for the resort taking its place on the world stage as a luxury spa destination, beating the competition. of some of the world’s most iconic spa retreats.

“Since 2019, Galgorm has radically transformed its offering, expanding its hotels and accommodations. This included upgrading from standard rooms to superior cottage suites and the introduction of three residences all with private hot tubs, which can accommodate accommodate between 10 and 12 people.

The award-winning spa village has also been extended to three acres. A £ 2million investment in the resort’s spa village in 2020 included the opening of a new Palm House bar, vitality pool, spaces additional relaxation areas, saunas and hot tubs. and a brand new salt cave to welcome spa visitors. Galgorm was also recently named Best Spa Experience in UK and Ireland at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2021 and crowned Resort Spa of the year at the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2020.

“The resort has also hosted a series of global events including the World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards, host of the R&A and Patrons of the 148th Open Championship and host of the 21st National Golf Tourism Conference and Gala Irish Golf Awards 2018. ”

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