Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter
The city is now working on an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals after receiving direction from the city council on Tuesday.
Short-term rentals are rooms or entire homes available on a temporary basis to tourists or visitors. The practice has been made popular by sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner). Currently, short-term rentals aren’t addressed in the city’s code.
According to the city, there are about 50 short-term rentals listed in San Marcos, with an average of $91 per night to rent.