Data obtained by Inside Airbnb at 7 June, 2016, shows that the majority, 66% (4,349 out of 6,608), of Airbnb listings in San Diego are "Entire Homes or Apartments" being rented out in their entirity.
An estimated 1,793 homes are being rented out frequently for more than 60 nights out of the year - in fact for an average 164 nights of the year at $182/night.
The city and municipalities of San Diego are in the process of addressing laws and regulations covering short-term rentals and the needs and concerns of residents.
In Carlsbad, city ordinances were introduced on June 4, 2015, to require short-term rental "hosts" in a narrow coastal area to obtain a business license, permit and remit taxes; while outlawing them in all other areas.
San Diego City Countil met in May 2015 for hours of public testimony, and resolved to create new ordinances that are "better defining and more strictly controlling [short-term rentals] while also seeking funding in current city budget deliberations for better enforcement of existing rules governing their operation."
A conservative occupancy model has been built in order to estimate Occupancy Rates, Income per Month and Nights per Year. More information on the methodolgy of the occupancy model can be found in the disclaimers.
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Airbnb guests may leave a review after their stay, and these can be used as an indicator of airbnb activity.
The minimum stay, price and number of reviews have been used to estimate the occupancy rate, the number of nights per year and the income per month for each listing.
How does the income from Airbnb compare to a long-term lease?
Do the number of nights booked per year make it impossible for a listing to be used for residential housing?
And what is renting to a tourist full-time rather than a resident doing to our neighborhoods and cities?
An Airbnb host can setup a calendar for their listing so that it is only available for a few days or weeks a year.
Other listings are available all year round (except for when it is already booked).
Entire homes or apartments highly available year-round for tourists, probably don't have the owner present, could be illegal, and more importantly, are displacing residents.
Some Airbnb hosts have multiple listings.
A host may list separate rooms in the same apartment, or multiple apartments or homes available in their entirity.
Hosts with multiple listings are more likely to be running a business, are unlikely to be living in the property, and in violation of most short term rental laws designed to protect residential housing.
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