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  • Teen accused of using stolen credit card to rent $240,000 sports car

    Teen accused of using stolen credit card to rent $240,000 sports car
    A Northern California teen faces criminal charges connected with using stolen credit cards to rent a $240,000 sports car and a $12 million vacation home, authorities said. Mohannad Halaweh, 19, of Rohnert Park, was scheduled to appear in court Monday on...
  • Ocean City's rental rage [Editorial]

    Ocean City's rental rage  [Editorial]
    Summer vacations can be like overly long parties — fun for the invited but not always for neighbors and other bystanders. That has always been the challenge for those who live year-round in popular vacation destinations — tourists can...
  • Stinson Beach water board approves rationing plan

    Stinson Beach water board approves rationing plan
    The water district board in Marin County's Stinson Beach has approved a rationing plan months in the making that would give residents in the vacationers' haven an edge over owners of seasonal rental properties. On Saturday, board members of the...
  • Cash needed to help aging parents manage vacation rentals

    Cash needed to help aging parents manage vacation rentals
    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I live in Georgia and my parents live in Florida. My parents are older, in their 80s, and they own four vacation homes that they rent. These properties are rented, but the properties need some work to bring them up...
  • Seniors on the Go: Last-minute vacation rentals

    Seniors on the Go: Last-minute vacation rentals
    With all the travel writers urging "rent early," you might think that "last-minute vacation rentals" is an oxymoron. Fortunately, it isn't. A newly launched British website, snaptrip.com, focuses on last-minute vacation rentals, and the industry giants...
  • Residency trumps wealth in Stinson Beach water rationing plans

    Residency trumps wealth in Stinson Beach water rationing plans
    Sarah Butler crammed garbage bags packed with laundry into her old Volkswagen van on her weekly run "over the hill" to Mill Valley. Some of the 630 or so permanent residents of this Marin County town have recently begun to make this trek, thanks to...
  • Osceola aims for title of vacation-rental-home capital

    Osceola aims for title of vacation-rental-home capital
    Osceola County, often overshadowed by Orlando's global image as a vacation destination, is trying to stake out a patch of supremacy in Central Florida's crowded tourism landscape. Citing its huge inventory of vacation properties for rent, it's...
  • Glendale 'party house' shut down

    Glendale 'party house' shut down
    The party is over for “party central.” The owner of a roughly 4,000-square-foot Glendale home advertised as “party central” on Airbnb.com, an online vacation rental platform, has agreed to stop renting the house specifically for...
  • Seniors on the Go: For 2014: The usual travel questions

    Seniors on the Go: For 2014: The usual travel questions
    When is the best time to visit a destination? When is the best time to buy air tickets? What is the best way to arrange hotel accommodations? What's the most reliable way to arrange a vacation rental? Although I cover a bunch of topics over the course...
  • Rental house owners can profit from a professional manager

    It's one thing to manage a rental house when it's nearby. But it's another process entirely when the rental is in a distant vacation retreat. Unfortunately, many second-home buyers find that out the hard way. According to a survey by HomeAway, an online...
  • Travel scams use pizza and midnight calls to get card numbers

    Travel scams use pizza and midnight calls to get card numbers
    The Watchdog is still in vacation mode. I just got back from a family trip to Florida. We had a blast. This is the time of year when your mind may be on vacations, too. If you're looking ahead to a lazy summer trip, don't relax too much because...