Landlords will do as the please to tear down the hometown.
“When you live in a neighborhood, I understand how it feels if it’s not going in the direction you want it to,” said Jan Leasure, owner of Monterey Bay Vacation Rentals. “But short-term rentals will keep happening.”
But a perusal of any of the short-term rental websites reveals anywhere between 50-200 vacation rentals in Pacific Grove.
Leasure has been in the property management business for more than 30 years and believes that “as long as there is a demand on the Peninsula, people will continue to look for short-term rentals.”
According to Leasure, vacation rentals will continue to prosper in places like Pacific Grove with its small-town feel and proximity to the ocean. “You can’t stop it, because you can’t legislate who buys a house.”