Latest in a series of posts on Airbnb and short-term lodging
Dave Ruhf is a retired 35-year veteran of the Bethlehem Fire Department and avid traveler living the dream.
I believe this ordinance as proposed would hinder visitation to our beautiful city during our festive events.
I for one use Homeaway or AirBnB to visit out national parks in the western portion of our country. My wife and I usually travel with another couple with smaller children requiring at minimum 3 bedrooms.
Under the proposed ordinance someone who travels as I do couldn’t rent a short-term residence.
An example: I rented 5 different residences when I visited the national parks in Utah, and my longest stay was 2 days at any one place.
The two-bedroom rule is detrimental in my opinion.
I suggest the authority having jurisdiction should investigate the average stays that people require when visiting vacation venues.