Short Term Rental Alliance of San Diego

We are a group of regular people living in the City of San Diego utilizing home-sharing sites such as AirBNB, VRBO, and many others list private rooms, couches, or our entire homes online to share with other people when they come to town.

Our alliance was established in January 2015 to lobby our local politicians in the City of San Diego to create beneficial, meaningful, and clear regulations for home-sharing & short term rentals, as none currently exist within San Diego municipal codes. Read more about why we came into existence here.

We have established our website to provide information to other hosts, city politicians, our neighbors, and the public about home sharing and short term rentals, the benefits they bring to San Diego, current regulations that affect hosts, and proposed changes to municipal and tax laws.

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Savings Renting A Private Room via Home Sharing vs Hotel

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Savings Renting A Home via Home-Sharing vs Hotel Room

City Council Hearing – December 12th

The hearing on short-term rental regulations has been rescheduled and will be held on Tuesday, December 12 at Golden Hall, 202 C St. San Diego. Although the start time hasn’t been announced, we expect it will start at 10 a.m. and run into the afternoon.

It is extremely important for you to attend and voice your support for fair regulation. Please plan on arriving between 8:00-9:00am to get signed in and seated to make sure the Council can see how many San Diegans support fair and reasonable regulations. Please bring your supporter t-shirt, if you have one, and if you don’t, we’ll have them there for you.

At this hearing, one of two proposals is likely to win out and become the framework for regulating short-term rentals.

Please commit to attending this critical hearing to support fair and reasonable regulations and prevent the adoption of restrictions that will harm you and San Diego taxpayers.

You can also continue to communicate with your elected officials to let them know how important short term rentals are to your life and family.  Share your stories with them, as well as on social media. The opposition is working hard and we need our community to stand up and be heard.

Get Involved & Take Action

Your voice matters! Whether you are a host, employee, business, or neighbor – you are a stakeholder in the conversation for sensible short-term rental regulation in San Diego. Please join the STRASD newsletter to stay informed, share your voice with your City Council member, and continue to share the finest our wonderful city has to offer with the many guests from around the world staying in an STR here in San Diego!

Common Questions

A short-term rental is defined by the City of San Diego as any living space that is rented for less than 30 days. This includes hotels, motels, commercial bed & breakfasts, extended-stay inns, etc.

Individuals who list all or a portion of their home on a home sharing service, and host someone for less than 30 days also fall into this category.

Hosts are individuals who choose to list all or a portion of their home as available to share with another individual. For most of our members, they list their homes on online services such as AirBNB, VRBO, etc. to connect with individuals looking for a place to stay in San Diego with a more intimate connection with locals. Guests utilize home sharing to get a better feel for our town, find the “hidden gems” that locals cherish (such as good restaurants, activities, etc.), and also mitigate the financial burden of staying at a traditional hotel/motel.
Anyone! Guests come from around the world, which is part of what makes becoming a host so rewarding. Guests coming to town for vacation, work, or to audition neighborhoods before moving to San Diego will log onto websites such as AirBNB or VRBO to find a place to stay.

Guests are typically looking for a “local, intimate” experience that corporate, commercial hotels can’t provide – they want to meet new people, make new friends, experience the best our city has to offer, and also mitigate the financial burden that staying with a commercial, corporate hotel/motel would entail.

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