One of the most common questions, when buyers contact us, is, “Can we Airbnb® the house?” It’s an understandable inquiry, considering that many buyers opt to have a “second” home in the desert or know that the region is a sought-after tourist destination, and using a home as a vacation rental can be a good source of income.
Vacation rentals were popular here, long before Airbnb® was created. Homeowners would manage the rentals themselves, or use local firms to help them with rental, cleaning and management, but these types of “short term” rentals exploded after Airbnb® came on board.
Laws have changed considerably over many years, regarding “short term vacation rentals,” and many local communities no longer permit them in one form or another. The City of Palm Springs remains one of the few localities in Coachella Valley which does allow them, though with certain regulations in place.
We have assembled a list of links for local cities in the desert, to help you understand their current rules regarding STVR (short term vacation rentals). Please note that if buying a property with an HOA, the HOA rules also will apply.
We stay on top of all the vacation rental rules and regulations, so if you are considering a home in Greater Palm Springs or anywhere in the Coachella Valley, give us a call or drop us a line…and we can help you find the right property to meet your goals.
Here are the links to desert city vacation rental info:
Palm Springs Vacation Rental Policies
Cathedral City Vacation Rental Policies
Rancho Mirage Vacation Rental Policies
Palm Desert Vacation Rental Policies
Also view this map of the areas where short term rentals are permitted in Palm Desert:
Indian Wells Vacation Rental Policies
La Quinta Vacation Rental Policies
Indio Vacation Rental Policies
Important: These rules may change, so work with your agent to know the status of vacation rental regulations before making a purchase.
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