I stumbled onto this website last night as I was searching for information regarding short-term rentals (aka AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway…). I too live in a HOA community, we chose our house because of that – thinking it would add a ‘layer of protection’ to us and our property. We moved into our home about 18 months ago. Shortly after moving in we found out that our neighbor runs a ‘vacation rental’. We found out about the vacation rental at 2:00 in the morning when a group of party goers arrived to our house and attempted to enter. Since then we have had numerous people arrive to our house thinking it was the rental property, group events are almost a weekly occurrence, and renters often trespass on our property to access the desert area. We have made complaints with our HOA as well as the city.
Each time I submit a complaint to the HOA I reference the CC&R that is being violated. According to our CC&Rs our community is a single family residence and homes can be leased from time to time to single families. I feel my neighbor is violating the rules by renting her home to multi family groups. Essentially it’s a party house next door, and multiple families split the cost of renting since it’s a large house (6 bedrooms).
The HOA claims that it’s a grey area. And week after week it’s a revolving door of party goers.
I would appreciate any advice on how I can protect my family and property. Thank you