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Our view of holidays, rentals and working from home has changed dramatically. More of us are choosing to reinvent traveling and working in tandem by finding short-term rentals for an extended stay, “work,” or even a commute change.

But what exactly makes an Airbnb suitable for your short-term stay or extended getaway in Sydney? Great location, comfortable space, all the comforts of your apartment or home, and legitimate discounts if you rent for more than a month.

We’ve rounded up some of the best short-term rentals in Sydney, giving you insider access to some of our city’s best suburbs and helping you create a home for a few weeks or however long you need. We’ll also mention a few around NSW if you’re doing the reverse and looking to get out of town.

The best short-term rentals in Sydney

Urban chic terrace house


There are perhaps no quieter, enviable streets so close to Sydney’s CBD than those in Paddington. That’s exactly what makes this charming Paddo terrace house, surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops aplenty, so desirable for an extended stay. This, along with its chic and quirky interior styles and a fully equipped kitchen ideal for the home-from-home feel. A recent guest review described a “horn of breakfast offerings”, which says it all. Book your stay here.

New York style suite

Surry Hills

Do you dream of this New York atmosphere? This stylish and luxurious Surry Hills apartment, located inside the Zara Tower, puts you right in the center of downtown Sydney with a king-size bed and all necessary amenities. It’s the perfect place to work and play. And don’t worry if your short-term stay involves lots of restaurant meals and drinks, as your accommodation includes a fully equipped gym that will help you maintain that usual fitness routine. While this accommodation is definitely in boujee price territory, the monthly discount offered is 40% off. Book your stay here.

Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment


Nothing says luxurious downtown Sydney living better than a lovely apartment in the heart of Darlinghurst, walking distance to the CBD, among some of the city’s best hospo joints and an easy bus ride east and its beaches . This newly renovated apartment offers bright space, lots of light and all the comforts of home, including a 55” smart TV for evenings with a bottle of wine and local takeaways. Book your stay here.

Large Private Studio


This cozy Chippendale studio is a favorite with short-term travelers. It’s the perfect location if you’re looking to do a lot during your stay in Sydney, putting you in the perfect location for travelers near Broadway. You are within walking distance of suburbs such as Glebe, Newtown, Surry Hills and a short walk to Central Station which provides access to all other corners of Sydney. Book your stay here.

Modern apartment in Bondi


Why not bring some friends with you for your short stay in Sydney? It won’t take much to convince them once you tell them you’ve found this ultra-sleek and bright three-bedroom apartment a stone’s throw from Bondi Beach. When you’re not swimming along the famous 1km stretch of sand across the road or spending your mornings brunching at the area’s excellent cafe, make the most of the giant floor-to-ceiling retractable doors opening to the living space and outdoor balcony. Book your stay here.

Amari five zero four


If you’re looking to stay in Bondi, you might want somewhere with an ocean view, right? This modern stay in Bondi has a real apartment vibe, filled with characterful furnishings and neutral tones, plus a corner balcony that sees the big blue. You should have no problem staying a month or two here, in one of Sydney’s most famous and sought-after suburbs. Book your stay here.

The small spa


If we are looking for amazing seaside places in Sydney for an extended stay, Manly is somewhere at the top of that list. You are either a 30 minute ferry ride from the CBD or in the middle of the Northern Beaches bubble with no reason to leave. There’s a good reason this beach house-style unit is called “The Little Spa” – it comes complete with a real sauna. Have a drink amidst the leafy outdoor garden terrace and sweat it out in the sauna before heading to Manly Beach for a refreshing swim. Book your stay here.

Modern city rug


If you’re looking for a place that says refreshing, offers plenty of white tones and light, sandwiched between the CBD and downtown suburban life, this Darlinghurst pad is for you. This architecturally designed studio offers all the necessary comforts, an outdoor balcony and access to restaurants, pubs, bars, museums, tourist sites and more. Plus, the proximity to Gelato Messina is unbeatable. Book your stay here.

Seidler Luxury Apartment

Potts Point

Seriously, some of these places sell out. First, imagine living for a month in the charming, restaurant-filled suburb of Potts Point, close to town and everything you might need. Now imagine if the pretty pad you’re staying in is in a building with a rooftop pool that overlooks the harbor and some of the best city views in Australia. If you needed reminding, Sydney’s weather pairs pretty well with rooftop pools. Book your stay here.

Bondi Beach Penthouse


It’s the mother of all beach views and a must-book if you want to be right above Sydney’s most iconic swimming spot. This two bedroom penthouse sits at the highest point in Bondi, with each bedroom enjoying stunning views of the sun rising over the Sydney coastline. The modern pad is equipped with everything you could possibly need such as an outdoor balcony, walking distance to Bondi’s main street, restaurants such as Icebergs dining and bar and the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. Book your stay here.

The best short term rentals in New South Wales

Family house


Where would you rather stay a month, to live, work and relax than the Byron Bay area? This luxurious two-bedroom house in Ewingsdale, just west of the famous NSW north coast town, offers just that. This ultra-modern home is as comfortable and stylish as it gets, with plenty of space, natural light and an outdoor wrap-around deck space, set against a backdrop of green bush. The space even includes a dedicated home office space and a kid’s room with a playhouse and bunk beds if you’re traveling with the family. Throw yourself a 10-minute drive from Byron’s main beach, and that should more than seal the deal. Book your stay here.

Airline Themed Tiny House

Hill of the Knights

If you think tiny houses only exist for weekends, think again, my friend. As this little house in Knights Hill on the outskirts of the scenic and peaceful Southern Highlands can attest. Filled with airline memorabilia, this off-the-grid, eco-friendly, modern tiny home sits on a secluded farm surrounded by bushland and native wildlife. Explore nearby rainforest hikes and waterfalls or hang out by the outdoor fire – you can’t go wrong here. Book your stay here.

pier, beach, house

Port of Coffs

Again, the NSW North Coast and beach-rich areas like Coffs Harbor sell out when looking for short breaks. We couldn’t think of a better place to spend a few weeks than this 1920’s beach house, just steps from beaches, wine bars, cafes and restaurants. This spacious two-story, two-bedroom bungalow offers the perfect home experience to settle in, with a lush backyard, back deck, water views, and even a charger if you bring the electric car. Book your stay here.

Nulla Nulla Blacksmith’s Hut


Bellbrook is about a five-hour drive north of Sydney, inland from Nambucca Heads. And hidden in its forest is the hut of the blacksmith Nulla Nulla, an ideal home for those seeking serenity and nature. This off-the-grid farmhouse retreat nestled beside a stream is as cozy and comfortable as it gets, giving you the much sought-after opportunity to completely unwind in a natural setting. End your day with a swim, a hike, dinner under the stars or a moment of relaxation in front of the fireplace. Book your stay here.

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Manzanita Short Term Rentals – Break Time – Tillamook County Pioneer https://mino-warabi.com/manzanita-short-term-rentals-break-time-tillamook-county-pioneer/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 02:13:29 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/manzanita-short-term-rentals-break-time-tillamook-county-pioneer/

Guest column by Deb Simmons
My husband and I are longtime residents of Manzanita, drawn to this incredible place by its natural beauty, sense of community and quality of life. For 13 years I taught at Nehalem Primary School and I have no doubt had several of your children in my class. I have good friends and neighbors here, and we are invested in this town. It is our house.
So it pains me to say that the character of our community is threatened by the city’s reliance on short-term rental (STR) revenue.
Of course, we have to welcome visitors, but there needs to be a better balance; the city must first and foremost meet the needs of the people who live there.

We have a comprehensive plan which has the force of law, but which is not being respected. It states that:
“The main asset of Manzanita is its residential character.”
That Manzanita should “promote housing and living environments to meet the needs of families of different sizes, incomes, ages, tastes and lifestyles.
That the overall plan should not be used for the benefit of a few owners or special interests, but for the city as a whole.
Let me ask you: do short-term rental houses for 21 people fit in with existing houses? Where do 21 people park their cars in a neighborhood? A house with 21 visitors is not a neighbor, it’s a business.
Short-term rentals allowed owners of second homes to cover part of their bills. But they have become big business, operating in the heart of our residential neighborhoods. The average short-term rental owner collected $30,000 or more in rent in 2019-20, compared to $7,500 in 1994-95.
The houses were rented mainly in the summer. Now they are rented year round. In 15 years, the use of the STR has increased by nearly 400% in our residential neighborhoods. Larger houses replaced smaller beach cottages, attracting more visitors. Although there are seven companies in town to handle all rentals, oversight still falls primarily to local residents.
They are the ones who call, again and again, when six or eight cars show up at a rental house, when the limit is half.
They are the ones who have to ask tenants again and again to please party inside after 10 p.m.
They are the ones who suffer from the constant flow of cleaners, repairers and visitors to single-family neighborhoods.
Of course, you need a permit to operate a short-term rental, and yes, the city limits and enforces the allowed number to 17.5% of existing homes. But that cap is city-wide and misleading. In areas close to the beach and town, where most visitors want to rent, rental concentration can be as high as 50%. Many of our friends have STRs on two or three sides of their house – new people every time a car pulls up. Does this sound like a neighborhood to you?
The explosion of short-term rentals has virtually eliminated long-term rentals for families and workers. It’s just not as lucrative for the owners. The result is that fewer young people and families can afford to call Manzanita home and our local businesses cannot find the help they need.
I am therefore delighted to see that the city is organizing a working session on Wednesday, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., to discuss the future of short-term rentals. It is long overdue. I hope you will come and share your experience – and a vision for Manzanita’s future – because our current path is not sustainable.
We must take back our city. Put a pause on short-term rentals until we find a sensible way to regulate them. Look for other sources of income to fund the services we need. Update and honor the full plan – and live up to the principles it sets out.
Forward-thinking cities have become smart and act to preserve their communities. We must do the same.

Wednesday, March 9 Manzanita City Council Workshop 3-5 p.m. – The Future of Short-Term Rentals. During the workshops, you can ask questions and make comments; City Council at 6 p.m.

Link to zoom and comment during the Manzanita City Council working session:

For City emails, go to: https://ci.manzanita.or.us/

Sicamous pursues regulation of short-term rentals – Salmon Arm Observer https://mino-warabi.com/sicamous-pursues-regulation-of-short-term-rentals-salmon-arm-observer/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 13:20:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/sicamous-pursues-regulation-of-short-term-rentals-salmon-arm-observer/

The District of Sicamous says it seeks to mitigate the negative impacts of short-term rentals through regulation.

The district plans to pass a zoning bylaw by June 2022, along with changes to its business license bylaw to regulate short-term rentals.

“In recent years, online services such as Vacation Rental by Owner or Airbnb have become popular in residential neighborhoods as an alternative to traditional tourist accommodations like hotels or motels,” reads an introduction to a section on rentals. short term on the district website. “However, short-term rentals can have a negative impact on local hotel businesses, housing availability and the residential character of neighborhoods.”

The borough defines “short-term rental” as the commercial use of a dwelling, when it is rented for periods of less than 30 days “as accommodation for tourists, travelers or seasonal residents”. A dwelling unit can be a single family home, an accessory suite, a shed, a duplex, an apartment, a townhouse, a condo or a mobile home.

According to the district, its current zoning bylaw does not explicitly address short-term rentals; however, the interpretation allows tourist accommodation in certain areas (with a valid business license). The proposed regulations “will clearly define and regulate where short-term rentals are permitted and include specific conditions for operating a short-term rental, such as the requirement of a permit or occupancy limits”.

If the new zoning bylaw is passed as currently proposed, those wishing to pursue short-term rentals will need to either rezone their property or obtain a temporary use permit. The rezoning application fee would be $700, while the official community rezoning and application fee would be $1,400. The fee for a temporary use permit would be $500. There would also be a public hearing fee of $450 and a sign rental fee of $300.

All short-term rentals, including bed and breakfasts, must be approved by the district.

“By licensing your home and adhering to regulations, you help limit negative impacts on the long-term rental market and ensure your home is a ‘good neighbour,'” the district said.

In addition, anyone operating a short-term rental is required to pay both provincial sales tax and regional district municipal tax (MRDT) for guest stays. The MRDT applies to all accommodation sales. It is collected by the province and returned to the district, to be used on approved destination marketing, for the benefit of all accommodation providers.

The first draft of the new bylaw received first reading from council in August 2021. Previously, the district conducted a public inquiry, seeking comment on short-term rentals and where they should be allowed to operate.

Consultation is ongoing during the adoption process and the public can still provide feedback. For more information or to provide feedback, email Sarah Martin at smartin@sicamous.ca.

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Logan City Council holds vacation rental hearing – Cache Valley Daily https://mino-warabi.com/logan-city-council-holds-vacation-rental-hearing-cache-valley-daily/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 19:19:53 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/logan-city-council-holds-vacation-rental-hearing-cache-valley-daily/

Members of the Logan City Council will seek public input on vacation rental properties at their regular March 1 meeting.

LOGAN — Members of the Logan City Council will welcome public comment on short-term rental properties in residential and commercial areas of the city at their March 1 meeting.

This public hearing, scheduled for 5:45 p.m., will allow members of city council to decide whether to endorse a recommendation from city staff on neighborhood uses or that of the Logan Planning Commission.

Logan City has few regulations regarding short-term rental properties that are commonly referred to as AirBNB or VRBO, according to community development manager Mike DeSimone.

“A short-term rental,” DeSimone explained, “is also often referred to as a vacation rental. (These properties) are transient rental units, usually in a single-family residential dwelling — but not always.

“They are rented for a period not exceeding 30 days. This short-term occupancy is perceived and regulated differently than a traditional rental, where the rental period is longer than 30 days.

In a proposal to the Logan Planning Commission on Jan. 27, city staff recommended a conservative approach to regulating such vacation rentals by allowing them only in high-density and commercial areas of the city.

Instead, members of the planning commission recommended that vacation rentals be allowed citywide, as they said the negative impacts would be minimal as demand for short-term rentals was not excessive here. .

The March 1 public meeting on the subject should help city council members gauge the reaction of local residents to these alternative proposals.

The topic has already been discussed in online forums over the past month, where landlord rights issues have been weighed against the potential negative impact on the neighborhood.

“I think as long as parking, noise and other ordinances are still enforced, then (vacation rentals) should be allowed,” Ashley Yates Nance said. “I think a landlord should be able to decide who stays in their home and what level of risk they are comfortable with on their own property/insurance.”

Local resident Scout Miller shares this laissez-faire attitude towards properties listed by VRBO and AirBNB.

“They absolutely should be allowed,” Miller explained. “I am a strong supporter of individual property rights and the right of owners to use their property as they see fit, provided it does not endanger the safety or rights of neighboring properties.

“The ‘could harm’ or ‘dislike’ is not a sufficient reason to restrict an owner’s rights.”

But other residents share city staff’s view that vacation rentals should be restricted.

“I support allowing residents to offer their spare room for short-term rental,” Daniel Thurber said. “Whole-house vacation rentals?” No.

“There is a big difference between the peer-to-peer rental model that AirBNB pioneered and dedicating a home as vacation accommodation for visitors. The first maintains the spirit of good neighborliness and provides a small stream of income. The latter exacerbates the housing shortage for workers and residents of the community.

In his January 27 memorandum accompanying Draft Order 22-04, DeSimone acknowledged that short-term rentals “…can negatively impact neighborhood character as the residential nature of a neighborhood changes neighbors long-term with a direct interest in their neighborhood to short-term or passing customers…”

“There should be a limited number of vacation rentals in each neighborhood,” Cole Checketts agreed. “Like 10% and they should be taxed like a hotel is taxed.

“We need to save as much as possible on long-term rentals because that’s what keeps a neighborhood stable… (Holiday rentals as well) target cheaper neighborhoods because I don’t see many of them on Cliffside or Hillcrest.”

Most Logan residents who oppose short-term rentals entirely do so because they are concerned about the potential impact on local housing prices.

“I’m far from an expert,” admitted Mike Johnson. “But from what I understand, AirBNB and other short-term rentals generally cause house prices to rise and housing supply to decrease.”

DeSimone’s memo also revealed that short-term rentals “…can negatively impact the availability and affordability of the housing stock by removing available residential units and increasing the cost of existing units. ..”

“Every day it seems like we look to California when it comes to housing prices,” according to Facebook user Rachel Willis. “Only the rich can afford a house now…”

“With our current house price situation, I really think we should consider all options to reduce house price increases, including restricting short-term rentals like AirBNB,” Johnson concluded in his post.

]]> Quality has become the engine of vacation rentals https://mino-warabi.com/quality-has-become-the-engine-of-vacation-rentals/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 10:32:24 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/quality-has-become-the-engine-of-vacation-rentals/

Last month, Sonder announced its valuation and public market debut. The vacation rental industry has been eagerly waiting to see when this will materialize, ever since Airbnb’s IPO has prompted investors to sit up and really take notice of short-term rentals.

On the consumer side, changing travel behavior has helped short-term rentals continue to overtake other types of accommodations as the preferred method of travel. But with this popularity now comes a host of opportunities and challenges.

When you sum this up, it all comes down to “quality”. It’s going to be a major force in the vacation rental industry in 2022, and here we explain why.

Meet expectations with quality

Expectations for short-term rental experiences have been tested amid the pandemic. Many consumers, who traditionally stayed in hotels, have flocked to the privacy, space and flexibility that vacation rentals offer.

Expectations for hotel and vacation rental experiences are of course not a new dynamic, as consumers were already cross-purchasing for the two types of accommodations, vacation rentals mimicked the customer service typically coined by hotels and hotel brands were investing in vacation rentals. wallets.

It’s no surprise that Sonder, for example, has become so popular: it marries the conveniences of short-term rental space with the standardization and comfort of hotels.

For vacation rentals, premium linens and a transparent booking process are no longer differentiators, but the foundation of what hosts and operators should offer.

The attributes that will define quality in 2022 have instead become cleanliness, additional amenities, improved communication and security. Vacation rentals are more confident in setting their own brand standards and delivering predictable service for a five-star guest experience.

Supply challenges and impact on quality

The demand for short-term rentals in the United States is expected to increase by 14.1% in 2022but that the number of available ads is still 9% below 2019 levels.

Laws and regulations can promote quality in industry, while improving the quality of industry can mitigate or appease laws and regulations.

Jeremy Gall – Breezeway

It is likely that we will see new inventory coming from new hosts, fueled by the accessibility of self-management via OTAs and the low interest rate environment.

This is validated by what we see, as smaller operators more quickly understand the importance of automating operations to differentiate the quality of their inventory and the personalized service they can provide.

But what does the rise of the “hobbyist” mean for customer experience? Does it become more personal or more unpredictable?

I would say it’s both.

There are amazing hosts who will put 110% care and attention into creating a unique and welcoming experience for their guests.

Yet there will be others who register on OTAs who inevitably may not meet the high standards demanded by consumers and which professionals can meet.

This unpredictability can be a challenge for OTAs who want to attract only the best properties to their platforms.

Quality as a marketing tool

OTAs therefore place more importance on the quality of their inventory, highlighting the quality accommodations that consumers covet when looking for stays.

The quality service provided by a manager and the backend efficiencies made possible by technology discussed earlier should be marketed in their listings to silence the noise. Providing marketing services through OTAs will also create a competitive environment that enforces industry standards and improves overall quality.

A rising tide lifts all boats.

Technology at the service of quality

Investments in travel startups are expected to top $40 billion in 2022, with record investments in technology solutions fueling the short-term rental industry.

There are now a seemingly endless number of tools that can help property owners and managers improve their operations.

Embracing technology and compiling an agile technology stack is one of the most optimized ways to deliver quality customer experience and quality backend operations.

According to our survey data, scheduling and assigning property maintenance tasks, as well as coordinating work with crews, were the two biggest operational challenges for vacation rental operators this year. last. Yet 57% still rely on manual workarounds and generic task management tools like spreadsheets. and calendars.

These inefficiencies signal room for improvement. Technology will help optimize and enable quality work and, in turn, improve in-room experiences. As API connections also become richer between various tools, technology will continue to help elevate the industry higher.

Quality as a forcing function

With demand and growth comes ever-increasing regulatory pressure. While the heightened exposure of short-term rentals has boosted both supply and demand, it has also put us in the regulatory spotlight harder – in a way that has never been before.

The demand for quality can be two-way: laws and regulations can promote quality in industry, while improving the quality of industry can mitigate or appease laws and regulations.

The result of further regulatory scrutiny could be a commitment by vacation rental operators to preventative maintenance and guest safety programs. Of course, professional managers and small hosts can implement their own quality-focused processes to stay regulatory-free and continue doing what they do best: delivering exceptional guest experiences.

As the vacation rental industry (and therefore the short-term rental industry) continues to grow and progress, quality is a common denominator that every professional owner, host or manager can work towards collectively.

* Check out this interview with Gall, recorded for the How I Got Here podcast in June 2021.

How I Got Here Episode 70 – FlipKey’s Jeremy Gall

Condo owners can tap into the sharing economy, says flexible living developer https://mino-warabi.com/condo-owners-can-tap-into-the-sharing-economy-says-flexible-living-developer/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 11:51:26 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/condo-owners-can-tap-into-the-sharing-economy-says-flexible-living-developer/

Now is the time for condo owners to monetize their properties with short-term rentals similar to Airbnb, according to Harvey Hernandez.

The flexible living developments that Mr. Hernandez helped develop in Austin, Texas, and Miami, called Natiivo, sold out of their hundreds of units before breaking ground in 2020. A more luxurious flexible real estate offering, Lofty, is set to open in Miami in 2024.

Investors are confident that the new wave of remote workers will appreciate the nomadic lifestyle and rent properties short-term. Owners can also use their spaces as a pied-à-terre. Buyers and renters can expect a wealth of amenities at properties like Natiivo, from pools and Peloton studios to coworking lounges and meeting rooms.

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Mr. Hernandez leads Newgard Development and specializes in flexible real estate developments. He oversees the rights, development, sales, marketing, design and construction of buildings that capitalize on the sharing economy. He lives and works in Miami, where a Natiivo building will open later this year.

Mansion Global caught up with Mr. Hernandez as he completed development of Natiivo in Austin, which will open this month.

MG: What is the demographic of flexible real estate clients?

HH: We have two [types of] clients. We have the client buying the property. Once this client closes and we start working, we have the guest client. We manage on behalf of our buyers, who are the type of people who want to be part of this new movement to monetize every asset – the customers who want to have their cake and eat it too. This client wants to be able to own real estate anywhere, and wants to be able to use it, but at the same time wants that asset to be depreciated. They tend to be a bit younger. I mean the average age is around 35-40. From the guest’s point of view, this is the type of guest who would like to have more space and stay longer in certain places. They want to travel with friends and they want to have a more meaningful accommodation experience. It’s hard to get when you’re confined to a hotel room.

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MG: Who is your competition in Miami and Austin?

HH: Everyone tries to enter this space. We have been in this space for four years now. The first property is now open in Austin. We don’t see anyone having the advantage that we have, in understanding the market and the customer. So far, we still have the advantage in the development of colocation.

MG: Do you know of any other condominiums with hotel licenses in Miami that might be competing for the same customers?

HH: I know of timeshare hotels, but that’s not what we are. Condo hotels have a ton of restrictions. The actual unit is almost like a glorified hotel room, as opposed to a tiny house.

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MG: Natiivo Miami’s units are as small as studios. How do these units differ from hotel suites?

HH: That’s an excellent question. All our studios are different because they have a full kitchen and space for dining and working. They can be as small as 450 square feet, but they’re so much more comfortable than a hotel room.

MG: Is the demand for flexible real estate opportunities out of the ordinary due to the new remote workforce? What’s next on your horizon?

HH: There was huge demand even before the pandemic. Now it has become so much more popular to hang out in different cities because more people can work from anywhere. We are looking to open more Natiivo locations in Dallas, Nashville and another in Miami for a different market. We launched a new brand, called Lofty. It offers the same opportunity for owners to monetize their assets, but the quality is so much higher. The locations are more premium and more central than Natiivo. They have a great design and a bit more services and amenities.

MG: What amenities do people expect from a higher flexible real estate brand?

HH: At Lofty, we will have a private members-only club. The idea is that there will be events and experiences, and depending on the time of year, activities and so on. As for services, each Lofty will have cars with drivers where you can take your guests around the city. There will be daily cleaning as opposed to pre-arrival cleaning. It works more like an upscale hotel experience for the guest as well as the owner.

MG: As we approach 2022, how do you see the evolution of luxury residential spaces compared to previous years?

HH: We pay great attention to ensuring that our spaces are conducive to work. In all of our Lofty and Natiivo spaces, you will see an office space or a den, which is extremely necessary these days… In the luxury space, they want hotel-level quality of services. When someone stays in an Airbnb product, they never know what they will get, even in the luxury category. If we are able, together with Lofty, to deliver a consistent product in terms of quality, services and experiences, that is a win for our customers.

MG: How do you define luxury?

HH: Luxury starts with location. Then the design, services and components you just don’t see. For example, we pay great attention to fragrances, marketing and the quality associated with furniture, accessories and technology.

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]]> 12 Sensational San Diego Vacation Rentals for Your Next Sunny SoCal Getaway https://mino-warabi.com/12-sensational-san-diego-vacation-rentals-for-your-next-sunny-socal-getaway/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 13:36:49 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/12-sensational-san-diego-vacation-rentals-for-your-next-sunny-socal-getaway/

Boasting 17 miles of stunning coastline and spectacular 75-degree weather, sunny San Diego is one of America’s top beach destinations. Vrbo for Top-rated vacation rentals for your next trip to this surfing paradise. Starting in La Jolla, we’ve included all desirable areas, such as Mission Beach and the downtown Gaslamp Quarter.

As you might notice, Coronado didn’t make the cut because of its mandatory 26-day minimum stay for short-term rentals. While we wouldn’t mind spending a month or more in SoCal, all of our picks below have a minimum stay of a week or less, as you’ll see detailed on each listing. Check out these top-rated vacation rentals for your next trip to San Diego!

  1. La Jolla Beach Home

  2. A few steps from Windansea Beach, this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home can sleep up to six people. Admire the ocean view from the rooftop terrace. There is a small office area and a garage for one vehicle. La Jolla Tide Pools are less than 1 mile away.

    Bedrooms: 2

    Bathrooms : 2.5

    Sleeping: 6

    Minimum night: seven

    Check latest price

  3. Lower Hermosa House With Pool

  4. Lower Hermosa House With Pool

    Just a few blocks from Windansea Beach, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation home features a private pool. The yard is fenced and well behaved dogs are welcome. La Jolla and Bird Rock restaurants, coffee, cafes, shops and a Sunday morning farmer’s market are all within walking distance. Also check out nearby trails, caves and seals!

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms : 2

    Sleeping: seven

    Minimum night: Varied

    Check latest price

  5. Apartment on North Pacific Beach

  6. Apartment on North Pacific Beach

    Located in North Pacific Beach, steps from a swimming and surfing beach, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment offers ocean views from almost every room. The upstairs unit comes with a garage for one vehicle. Walk, run, bike or skate the miles of boardwalk. Watch the waves roll in from Palisades Park at the foot of Law Street or head to Crystal Pier for coastal views.

    Bedrooms: 1

    Bathrooms : 1

    Sleeping: 2

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  7. Mission Bay Beachfront Condo

  8. Mission Bay Beachfront Condo

    Located on the sands of South Mission Bay, this two-bedroom oceanfront condo offers spectacular waterfront views from its corner patio. Beach toys and a parking space are included. There is no washer or dryer in the unit, but there is a common laundry room. Markets, restaurants and shops are all within walking distance.

    Bedrooms: 2

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  9. Beachfront home in Mission Beach

  10. Beachfront home in Mission Beach

    Hello Beautiful ! The living room of this beachfront home opens to the patio, which is right on the Mission Beach boardwalk. Get some sun and people watch all day, then fire up the gas fireplace, pour a glass of wine and watch the sun go down over the ocean in the evening. This five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath vacation home sleeps 10 people. Enjoy panoramic ocean views from the master suite. Parking is provided in the garage for two cars. There’s also a small desk in case you have to work – a nearly impossible feat in sunny San Diego, especially with the beach right outside your door!

    Bedrooms: 5

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  11. Mission Beach Bay Front Penthouse

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    Looking for a little more privacy than being right on the boardwalk? This three bedroom, two bath condo is located in the new Bayside Cove area of ​​Mission Beach. Enjoy the sea air from the balcony or the seating area of ​​the small synthetic grass courtyard.

    The water is steps away, as are restaurants, while many other attractions are a short drive away. Two beach cruisers are included in the rental, as are beach towels and lounge chairs. One reviewer recommends checking out Sea World’s nightly fireworks from Bay Beach, which is about 50 feet from the condo.

    Bedrooms: 3

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  13. Mission Beach House

  14. Mission Beach House

    Mission Beach and Mission Bay are within walking distance of this three bedroom, one and a half bath beach house. Enjoy stunning ocean views from its large patio. Watch the sun set over the Pacific from the second story balcony.

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    Bedrooms: 3

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  15. Mission Hills House With Pool

  16. Mission Hills House With Pool

    Near Mission Hills Airport, this five-bedroom, four-bathroom home sleeps up to 13 people. Highlights include the private rear pool and spacious deck and stunning views downtown from the upper patio.

    Bedrooms: 5

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  17. Townhouse Gas Lamp

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    Want to be closer to the action? Located in the bustling Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego, this vacation home is surrounded by restaurants, nightclubs, bars and shops. The convention center and Petco Park (where the Padres play) are nearby. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, this surf-themed house can accommodate a group of 10 people.

    Bedrooms: 4

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  19. Club Wyndham Harbor Lights Gaslamp Studio

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    Overlooking the famous Gaslamp Quarter, the Club Wyndham Harbor Lights resort sits just off Fifth Avenue. This studio suite has a kitchenette with full size refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, coffee maker and microwave. Take advantage of resort amenities such as the communal laundry room, fitness room, and steam room.

    Gaslamp shops, restaurants, art galleries, cafes and nightlife are all within walking distance, while fSan Diego beaches and attractions such as Balboa Park, SeaWorld and Torrey Pines National Preserve are a short drive away. The San Diego Convention Center is less than a mile away and the San Diego International Airport is conveniently located nearby. If this unit is not available for the desired dates, there is several other suites available.

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  21. Condo on the ocean beach

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    Scenic Ocean Beach is your classic laid-back SoCal oceanfront neighborhood. Known as “OB” by the locals, this surfer’s paradise is home to a wide sandy beach where you can swim, sunbathe, surf or fish from the pier. Beach towels, toys and a cooler bag are provided. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom beach condo may only be 600 square feet, but it can sleep five. Shops, restaurants, and bars are less than two blocks away, while the airport, Sea World, downtown, and the zoo are all within a 15-minute drive.

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  23. Point Loma Guesthouse

  24. Point Loma Guesthouse

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    Parking is provided in the private driveway. A laundry is available for long stays. Sun loungers and a parasol are also provided. Shops, restaurants, bars, and surfing and swimming beaches are all a few blocks down the hill from Ocean Beach.

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Spartanburg hosts concerned about ordinance banning short-term rentals in residential areas https://mino-warabi.com/spartanburg-hosts-concerned-about-ordinance-banning-short-term-rentals-in-residential-areas/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 12:01:03 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/spartanburg-hosts-concerned-about-ordinance-banning-short-term-rentals-in-residential-areas/

Spartanburg’s proposal to change its short-term rental ordinance has support from some council members, but others want to make sure the changes don’t create economic hardship for landlords.

When the proposed changes were presented to city council at its January 24 meeting, they sparked debate among residents and council members.

According to City Attorney Bob Coler, the change is in response to neighborhood complaints about AirBnBs hosting parties and disturbing neighborhoods. He told council that this is only to clarify an existing ordinance that prohibits short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods because the city has treated AirBnBs and VRBOs in residential neighborhoods the same as hotels and motels.

At the January 24 meeting, the first reading of the proposed changes passed by a vote of 4 to 3. Meghan Smith (District 1), Ruth Littlejohn (District 3), Jamie Fulmer (District 4) and Mayor Jerome Rice voted for change. Rob Rain (District 2), Janie Salley (District 5) and Erica Brown (District 6) voted against.

The Board will discuss the proposal again at its meeting on Monday 14 February.

Fulmer, who voted for the first reading of the order, said it gave staff the opportunity to be “more consistent and direct”.

Fulmer received neighborhood complaints from his Converse Heights constituents. Fulmer added that many of those complaints were about absentee owners, who weren’t on site.

Still, concerns remain about whether those complaints have been a citywide problem. South Side resident Monique Watson hasn’t heard of any complaints at neighborhood association meetings or town halls, despite a few houses in the South Converse neighborhood being listed on AirBnB.

Jimmy Dawkins, whose Duncan Park home is listed on AirBnB by his son, Jeff, shared his contact details with neighbors amid noise complaints. Dawkins expressed similar confusion.

“As a landlord, the last thing I want is for a tenant to come in on a weekend and throw parties,” Dawkins said. “And honestly, we haven’t had anything like this since listing the property (on AirBnB) in September.”

The zoning ordinance update will only limit short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods, which include most of the South Side, East Side, West Side, but not the North Side or Downtown. As a result, most downtown and North Side short-term rentals will still be able to operate.

A zoning update will take place with the new comprehensive city plan, which is expected to be finalized in the summer of 2022. The comprehensive plan may change areas designated as residential neighborhoods or otherwise.

“I felt like the decision was rushed,” said Brown, who voted against the changes. “A lot of people who use these short-term rentals do it in the right way to earn extra income so their households can support themselves and their families. And I think we just need to have a public discussion about it.”

Fulmer, who expressed his understanding of the need to update the ordinance to clarify the city’s position, told the Herald-Journal that there had been discussions since the last council meeting about whether “a Outright banning is the right way”.

For Smith, who voted on first reading, concerns about short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods were primarily about housing stock and affordability.

“I see all of this through access to housing, and we need more housing in the city of all types,” Smith said. “And when we have more people renting short-term, it takes away access to housing for our residents.”

Smith is confident the city will create language in the ordinance, as well as zoning in the overall plan, that will simultaneously allow for space and regulation of short-term rentals.

Clemson University urban planning professor John Gaber identified short-term rentals as a risk of shrinking housing stock and cited the example of Charleston, where communities have become gentrified with the rise of housing stock. VRBO and AirBnBs.

Gaber acknowledged that the scale of the problem in Spartanburg may not be “as dire as it would be in places like Charleston, where tourism demand is enormous.” But he pointed to the city center’s rapid economic development as a potential factor that could lead to more tourism and short-term rental investors in the area.

“I would say (the risk) is not astronomically huge, but it’s something the city needs to be very aware of, and they need to manage it appropriately,” Gaber said.

City attorney says ordinance won’t affect boarding schools

At the council meeting, Smith expressed concern about the ordinance’s potential impact on boarding schools, which are rented by the day or week and serve as crisis or transitional housing for people in distress. housing instability or homelessness.

“Bob (Coler) made it clear that the ordinance would not affect residential schools because it is a particularly permitted type of housing and there is someone on site who is there. so is just a different situation,” Smith said.

Watson also shares Smith’s concerns about the problems boarding schools could face if the ordinance were to pass.

“We have boarding schools that are loosely defined in our city code. They can be cut even if the city says they won’t,” Watson said. “I don’t know how you delineate the two.”

The Haven is involved in crisis housing and rental assistance programs in Spartanburg. According to executive director Kelly Schlossin, the Haven received 140 requests for rental assistance last week, compared to an average of 20 per week before the pandemic. Applications for housing assistance come from those at risk of losing their homes.

Recognizing an acute need for crisis housing in Spartanburg, Schlossin found that most The Haven customers experiencing housing instability were expected to stay in local motels, which would not be affected by the short-term rental ban.

In addition to motels, Atchison Enterprises operates eight short-term rental spaces on East Kennedy Street, providing short-term rental options for those experiencing housing instability.

Brenda Atchison told the Herald-Journal that four of the eight homes are currently occupied and she doesn’t know how the city’s ordinance might affect their rental properties.

Who are Spartanburg’s short-term tenants?

According to Spartanburg AirBnB hosts, including Omba Kihundo, McKrae Game, Jimmy Dawkins and Jeff Dawkins, most of their guests were traveling nurses, college parents and young professionals – waiting for their paycheck to qualify for a more permanent residence in Spartanburg.

Game, who rents a single-family residence in South Converse, lives in Spartanburg seven months a year. Throughout the year, Game sublets two or all three rooms depending on whether he is in Spartanburg.

“I use AirBnB short term until I have a long term tenant,” Game said. “And you can report people for being a bad customer, and you can choose to accept or not accept a booking request.”

Both Game and Kihundo have been contacted or hosted by people looking for emergency housing when someone cannot live in their home for various reasons, including when young LGBTQ+ teenagers have been kicked out of their families. .

Short-term rentals bring additional income

Game said he may have to leave Spartanburg if short-term rentals are completely banned.

“It’s hard on me because my wife and I are separated and I’m still helping pay the bills for her and our two young children,” Game said. “The only way to make it work was to rent a three-bedroom house to pay the bills.”

Kihundo rents out the spare bedroom in his house to save extra money while trying to pay off his mortgage.

For Jimmy Dawkins, who retired from working for UPS, AirBnB rentals are a great way to supplement his retirement income. Dawkins’ property was once rented out to long-term tenants, but he has found it easier to maintain his property with short-term rentals, during times when there are no tenants.

“When it comes to retirement, a lot of people have pension plans that aren’t that great,” Dawkins said. “So it’s good to have that extra income and it makes a difference.”

According to Dawkins’ son, Jeff, the extra income from AirBnB also allows the family some space to pay for property maintenance.

Create generational wealth

Dawkins’ home in Duncan Park is the family’s first home and has been in the family for decades. Jimmy Dawkins, who first moved into his Duncan Park home in 1981, spent 30 years paying off the mortgage.

Jeff grew up there until he was 10 years old. For many black residents of Spartanburg, home ownership is only a recent phenomenon and has not come easily with the historic policies of redlining and urban renewal.

Dawkins said he had no plans to sell the house because owning property was important.

“I do it this way and I want to teach my son to do the same, to keep your property,” Dawkins said. “I just want to create some kind of generational wealth that we’re blessed to still have. And I want to give some kind of wealth to my grandchildren.”

Immigration attorney James Jones sent emails to Rice and Littlejohn expressing their opposition to the order. In an email, Jones called for more consistent research and highlighted the risks of banning short-term rentals in predominantly black neighborhoods.

“You’re pitting average citizens (in some residential neighborhoods) against wealthier citizens (with high-end condos downtown) and saying you can still do AirBnBs if you live in a commercial area,” he said. said Jones. “I think it favors the rich over the average and the poor. And that’s not what I think our city council should be involved in.”

Vacation rental owners – return of the coronavirus https://mino-warabi.com/vacation-rental-owners-return-of-the-coronavirus/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 12:26:38 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/vacation-rental-owners-return-of-the-coronavirus/

COVID has brought many closer to home for holiday destinations and Sarah Tucker, founder and managing director of The Mortgage Mum, believes holiday rentals have restored people’s love for the UK.

She explained that the vacation rental market has seen a drastic increase since COVID, but she believes that once the world returns to normal, demand will continue.

Tucker said: “I think people have fallen in love with the UK all over again, and it’s going to be a long time before everyone is comfortable going overseas.

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“There are so many areas of the UK that are beautiful tourist hotspots and many are already fully booked for next year. This must be a good space for an investor’s money.

Due to the surge in demand, Tucker said vacation rentals have come to the minds of investors. When looking at return on investment (ROI), there are many factors to consider, but generally a good vacation rental can earn you as much in a week as you could earn in a month from a buy-to. – let.

A vacation rental owner earns on average up to 30% more return than their rental counterparts, and it is estimated that they will deliver an 8% return per year, while rental investors are aiming for a return of around 6 %. , Tucker explained.

The average occupancy of a seasonal rental is between 20 and 24 weeks per year. But high-performing properties in popular locations can reach over 40 weeks booked.

Tucker added: “A good profit target if you don’t have a mortgage or rental costs is 50%, but most people will use a mortgage and have rental costs deducted, in which case you could aim for 30%.”

Looking at the best approach, Tucker said buying a vacation rental in an area with an expected investment is a wise move.

“The big payoff is buying a property in an area that’s becoming popular. At the moment, for example, there is an area in Wales that is being tipped for the next big Center Parcs-style resort,” Tucker added.

Investing in properties around this area could potentially give you huge appreciation, especially if you buy a run-down house in an area that is starting to attract people in the future.

Overall, Tucker thinks an investor’s primary goal for a vacation rental is to be clear about the appeal to the people staying there.

She explained, “Why would people visit this area for one week rather than another? You should also consider the competition if it’s a tourist hotspot – don’t get into a price war.

Moving on to the downsides of vacation rental property, Tucker went on to say that a vacation rental is generally more expensive to purchase than a long-term rental property, and that mortgage rates are also generally more expensive. students.

Additionally, it is common for the down payment for vacation rental properties to be large, especially if there are renovations planned.

However, the more you invest in fixtures, accessories, and other touches, the more your guests will be willing to pay.

Tucker said investors also need to think about housekeepers and those responsible for managing the property.

“You might also need a rental agent, who will typically charge you 20% to 30%, compared to 13% for rental purchases,” Tucker said.

There will also be an initial delay while the property is furnished and the managing agent collects all photos and advertises them. Also, building a good reputation can take some time, so initial demand may not be where it is expected. Because of this, returns aren’t necessarily going to come right away. An investor can also expect more wear and tear on a vacation property than a buy-to-let.

There are currently 29 lenders for short-term rentals, according to Tucker, so she said it’s getting better and more popular than before. However, there are not as many lenders to choose from as for a buy-to-let.

Tucker went on to point out that managing a vacation rental can be time consuming compared to owning it.

She concluded: “You have to make sure you get good reviews and make sure it’s cleaned and prepared properly for customers.

“Running your vacation rental business can sometimes be a full-time job if you don’t have an agent to answer inquiries, do marketing, adjust prices, register, cancel, make complaints, respond to negative customer feedback etc.

“Overall, I think this area of ​​the market has promise and we should talk about it.”

Bunkies offer insight into the viability of short-term rentals https://mino-warabi.com/bunkies-offer-insight-into-the-viability-of-short-term-rentals/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 12:05:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/bunkies-offer-insight-into-the-viability-of-short-term-rentals/

Over the years, a number of major cities across Canada have begun enforcing regulations that crack down on short-term rental activity. In Toronto, for example, new rules that entered into force in 2020 ensure that people can only list their primary residence as a short-term rental. Other cities like Vancouver and Ottawa have similar requirements.

According to David Wachsmuth, Canada Research Chair in Urban Governance and associate professor at McGill University in Montreal, these rules aim to address some of the negative impacts of dedicated short-term rentals on local housing markets. This includes concerns about the availability of housing.

“Municipalities are leaning very heavily towards regulations that want to limit short-term rentals to people’s primary residences, which says roommate is good – if you’re away for the weekend or have a bedroom friends, you should rent it out, it’s a positive-sum business,” he told CTVNews.ca in a Thursday phone interview. “But if you want to take housing off the market and exploit what’s actually a hotel, it shouldn’t be allowed.”

In fact, Wachsmuth said there is clear evidence that running full-time, short-term rental operations helps reduce the number of homes on the market and reduces the supply of affordable housing.

“Dedicated short-term rentals put non-local visitors in competition with local residents for this housing supply,” he said. “If you reduce the amount of available housing but you don’t reduce the demand for that supply of housing, prices go up.

“The more short-term rentals, the higher the prices.”

One company that offers a unique solution to this problem is Bunkie Life. Based just outside of Erin, Ontario, Bunkie Life sells DIY kits used to make small log cabins that can be assembled in days. These cabins, typically located on cottage or home properties and used as additional storage space, can be converted into tiny homes ideal for short term stays. Bunkie Life’s kits range from around 99 to 225 square feet, with prices as low as around $5,500 and as high as $20,000.

“Everyone loves the smell of wood and the feeling of being in a log cabin, there’s something very human and very earthy about it,” Bunkie Life co-founder David Fraser said during an interview. a video call with CTVNews.ca on Tuesday. “You are almost in the environment rather than in the house, looking out the window at the environment.”

Founded in 2017 by Fraser and his wife, Karrie, both started the business by building their own bunkies and placing them on short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb, renting them out to others as space to life for extra money. After seeing demand from customers looking to buy bunkies themselves, Fraser turned to producing DIY kits for anyone looking to build their own, he said.

“A lot of our customers have purchased bunkies and they use them for Airbnbs at their cottage or Airbnbs at their various properties across Canada,” said Fraser, who explained that many others have gone down a similar path buying their own. bunkie. kits, assemble the cabins and rent them out to others as an additional source of income.

Bunkies, like those offered by Bunkie Life, are a unique solution to the problems many cities face with short-term rentals, Wachsmuth said. Considering that they do not interfere with housing supply and avoid direct competition with long-term residents while allowing residents to earn money, the result is a win-win situation, he said. he declares.

“The idea of ​​the bunkie is really interesting and represents something a little closer to the spirit of house sharing,” he said. “I am very convinced that [for] the future viability of short-term rentals, Airbnb as a platform and other players in this space as well… that’s what the short-term rental market will need to look like.


According to a Press release from Airbnb on February 3, Canadian hosts have earned $7.1 billion from the rental platform since 2010. As of April 30, 2021, the average amount of money earned by each host who hosted at least one guest on the previous year was $9,600. New Airbnb hosts, in particular, have earned $6 billion since the pandemic began. Of all listings that were booked in Q3 2021, half received their first booking within three days of activation.

“A lot of Canadians have really had to embrace something entrepreneurial since the start of the pandemic in order to make ends meet,” Airbnb spokesman Matt McNama told CTVNews.ca on a call Thursday. video. “[Hosting] has been an economic lifeline for many Canadians.

Not only has the pandemic impacted personal finances, but it has also led to a change in travel behavior, McNama said. The rise of remote work has allowed working life and travel to converge, he said, allowing more people to explore rural communities.

“Travel has become a lot more local and hyperlocal than it used to be, and people like David and Karrie have really shown how you can take advantage of that,” he said. “There are people from all over Canada coming to visit Erin, Ontario, instead of going to the United States or going overseas to Europe.

“What we’re really talking about here is a travel revolution.”

Fraser said he’s noticing a similar trend. Much of his company’s clientele includes family-oriented people who typically live in cities but also have a second home or cottage in a rural area, he said, and the COVID-19 pandemic played an important role in increasing the appeal of a cabin in the woods. Recent data compiled by Statistics Canada also demonstrates that more Canadians have moved away from urban centers during the pandemic and instead headed to smaller communities.

“The lure of going out [of the city] is definitely expanding exponentially,” Fraser said, pointing out that more and more people are confined to their homes due to the restrictions. “People are moving out of cities if they can, they’re buying land or cabins, or they’re moving into their cabin full-time and just selling their place in the suburbs.”


Fraser said the surge of people who have started exploring more rural areas across the country is part of a trend he expects to continue after the pandemic subsides. Since last year, Bunkie Life has sold 1,000 bunkies and Fraser expects the company to sell 1,000 more in 2022 alone, he said. Bunkie kits have already been sold from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland and Labrador.

According to McNama, the pandemic has also impacted the duration of short trips. Canadians using Airbnb are staying in short-term rental properties much longer than before, especially before the pandemic hit.

“The days of us going on weekend trips are over,” he said. “Now we can go for a week, two weeks, three weeks. We can work remotely and live anywhere, and that has really been a game changer. »

McNama also expects this behavior to continue throughout the year, he said.

“It’s absolutely a trend that’s going to continue through 2022, at least,” he said. “There has been a fundamental change in terms of working remotely with the flexibility we have in terms of being able to travel, and that is something that will continue.”