HOLIDAY ISLE HOMEOWNERS REJECT PROPOSAL TO CHANGE SHORT TERM RENT
HOLIDAY ISLE HOMEOWNERS REJECT PROPOSAL HOLIDAY ISLE HOMEOWNERS REJECT PROPOSAL TO CHANGE SHORT TERM RENTALS
HOLIDAY ISLE HOMEOWNERS REJECTS PROPOSAL TO CHANGE SHORT TERM RENTALS A preliminary vote count shows that a majority of Holiday Isle Improvement Association members have rejected a proposed amendment that called for a major change to short-term rental properties.
That’s according to Association President and former Destin mayor Scott Fischer.
The proposed amendment to the association’s protective covenants and restrictions called for requiring a 181-day minimum short-term rental period for single-family homes on the isle. Existing rules call for a three-day minimum rental period.
While an accounting firm has yet to verify the vote count, “The initial count of the ballots showed that it failed to pass by a small margin,” Fischer said Monday.
An initial vote count took place at the association’s annual membership meeting on Saturday. Ballots had been sent out 30 days beforehand.
A peninsula separating Destin Harbor from the Gulf of Mexico, Holiday Isle is a popular vacation rental location for summer tourists, winter snowbirds and spring breakers. Weddings are also a common sight on its white-sand beaches.
Proponents of the proposed amendment have cited problems such as huge occupancy numbers and excessive noise and trash as reasons for the proposed change to the minimum short-term rental period.
The association hired the Warren Averett accounting firm of Fort Walton Beach to verify the vote count.
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