Controversial one-night rentals in Ventnor are still legal for now.
On April 13, Ventnor Commissioners delayed adoption of a revised ordinance that would toughen short-term rental rules.
The popularity of AirBnB and VRBO has spawned motel-like activity and ‘party houses’ in many Downbeach neighborhoods.
One resident said short term-rentals are turning their Ventnor neighborhood into a motel zone. Ventnor should consider Margate’s one-week minimum rental stay if they want more families, not animal house parties.
Neighbors feel violated. A naked woman was seen walking into a house. Claims she was lost.
Safety and quality of life issues for neighbors living near short-term rentals.
Why let 18-year-old rent home in Ventnor for wild weekend? Establish minimum rental age of 21. Maybe even 25 yrs of age would be better.
Surprisingly, Ventnor still allows one-night-only rentals. This can attract party house problems.
Longer minimum stays, ID checks, and other safety measures are needed.
The proposed Ventnor Short-Term rental ordinance that was tabled…
- Minimum rental stay of two nights.
- Increase annual license fee to $500.
- Require property owners to display placard at entrance showing occupancy load and emergency contact info.
Not thrilled with strangers coming and going. Who are they? Do they belong there?
Two-night stays in Ventnor creates party weekends.Public Comment
Short-term rentals place unnecessary burden on the Ventnor Police Department.
Longer rental stays would keep out riff-raff and reduce alcohol fueled chaos.PublicComment
Security cameras do little to protect neighbors.
A two-night rental minimum in Ventnor may not be enough to satisfy concerned neighbors and parents. Commissioners should consider longer stays. At least a week. Just like Margate. Especially during the summer months.
Ventnor needs at least a 5-day rental minimum, otherwise families will avoid Ventnor.
Mayor Landgraf and Commissioner Kriebel should consider mandating government-issued IDs for renters, and having a 21-25 yr old age limit for renter.
Ventnor City Solicitor Manos said adding age limit and requiring id requires rewriting ordinance and re-notifying public, and holding about public hearing.
The proposed ordinance was tabled. It will be updated and re-introduced for public discussion.
Short-term rental regulations need sharper teeth and greater enforcement. Lack of rental minimum stays is the root of problem. Just ask Brigantine where they have no minimum stay requirements. Neighbors furious at Brigantine Mayor Vince Sera for siding with absentee landlords.