Would a Tax Hike Hurt California Vacation Homes?

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Relax. This is a what if, and Dana Point vacation rentals would be affected if the city adopts a 10 percent bed tax to rental fees, according to The Orange County Register.

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.

Posted in Beach vacations, California vacation homes

About Valerie

Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.

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