Hotels and motels already charge the tax, but for renters, would that make a difference? The optimist in me says that travelers will still find more value in a vacation property, which have all the amenities of home, making folks feel less like tourists and more like locals. And sure, while it is true that hotels provide daily housekeeping services, having to clean up after yourself is a minor inconvenience when what you’re getting are a full kitchen (to save money on eating out), washer/dryer, barbecue grill and bragging rights to a house that you would otherwise never be able to purchase yourself.
The Dana Point Planning Commission was set to discuss land-use standard for vacation rentals on Thursday, with recommendations to be made at a future meeting.
What say you, California vacation home regulars? Would a 10 percent hike make or break your plans? Hit me on Twitter @checkincheckout.