After three work sessions, the Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended to allow whole-house rental, where no owner is present, only in the rural area and for no more than seven days in a month and no more than 45 overnight stays per year.
Whole-house rental was not recommended for the development area.
The panel also backed allowing up to two guest rooms for homestays in townhouses and attached units with owner or manager present during rental.
Commissioners also endorsed requiring the owners of homestays that are rented without their presence maintain a log of the number of days rented each week, report monthly to the zoning administrator and provide neighboring residents local emergency contact information.
Interesting. This discussion has been ongoing for some time, but it’s interesting to see the differences defined between rural and development areas within Albemarle County. A lot of people in the County have AirBnBs … this might change some things for them.