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City Council votes to rescind the ban on STR’s

Yesterday’s City Council decision is an important step towards fair and effective short-term rental regulations in San Diego. Over the last few months, tens of thousands of local residents stood up in support of the long standing vacation rental community through signing petitions, testifying at hearings, and speaking with their neighbors. This rescission passed because […]

When voters have a say, short-term rentals win!

Over 62,000 San Diegans — nearly twice the amount needed — signed the petition to stop the de-facto ban on short-term rentals because they agree there is a better solution than the onerous law that was passed. Short-term rentals are an important property right that help owners, managers and hosts earn valuable extra income, contribute […]

A Record 15,000 Airbnb Guests Visited San Diego Over the Labor Day Weekend, Resulting in $5.2 Revenue for San Diego

This Labor Day weekend, 15,000 travelers used Airbnb to visit San Diego, according to new Airbnb booking data. With roughly three quarters of Airbnb listings located outside hotel zones, short-term rentals bring economic activity to neighborhoods around San Diego. This past Labor Day weekend, Airbnb hosts across San Diego earned $5.2 million. A recent study […]

Referendum Surpasses Signature Goal

With your support and contributions throughout this past month, Share San Diego today joined HomeAway and Airbnb to successfully submit more signatures than needed to the Registrar of Voters to qualify a referendum. We were joined by San Diego Councilmember Scott Sherman, local homeowners, short-term rental hosts, small businesses and community leaders. For years we have […]

Family rents out home to afford staying in the same neighborhood

My Name is Aaron and I originally came to San Diego from Idaho 23 years ago pursuing a beach volleyball career and a new life here in Mission Beach. I spent weeks and months training, working locally and surviving on P.B and J’s and Top Ramen at the same time moving from one rental to another in Mission Beach until my eventual income allowed me to finally purchase a 2BR/2BA condo just south of Belmont Park. I eventually married and lived into that unit for the next 17 years. We eventually had a young boy and then 2 years later a lil’ girl, while still living in that small 2 bedroom. We loved the idea of raising a small family here in Mission Beach, surfing, sailing and of course beach volleyball. As you can imagine, we eventually out-grew our lovely unit and had to seek a larger place to live. However, a larger unit means much more money and we would have to rent for we could not afford to buy another place. We did not want to leave Mission Beach though, so we looked and looked for the right place for our family...

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