| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:17 PM
The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to have staff look into the feasibility of legalizing and regulating short-term vacation rentals, which are illegal in the city.
Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw brought the item to the dais with the...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:20 AM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:45 AM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2014
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...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:31 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:13 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A group of Newport Beach area residents got a firsthand look at Hurricane Odile, one of the strongest storms to strike the Baja California peninsula, as it tore through their vacation rental in Cabo San Lucas. Friends and family members are now trying...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Say you are a large group of vacation-seekers. Your ages span from toddler to senior. Your interests range from walking to golfing to biking to reading to sitting on a patio fringed with pine trees and enjoying a nice glass of pinot noir.
Party of 20,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:21 AM
Deputies on the hunt for a man wanted for burglarizing, swiping a gun and then stealing another car ended when deputies found their suspect back in the same house in Panama City Beach where the crime spree all began, according to a news release from the...