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Gauging the “Airbnb effect” on seasonal Hamptons rentals

New rules target short-term stays in private homes. But are they working?

July 07, 2016 02:30PM
By C. J. Hughes

East End tourists can rent this two-bedroom Cutchogue cottage on VRBO for $343 a night.

East End tourists can rent this two-bedroom Cutchogue cottage on VRBO for $343 a night.

From the Hamptons Market Report: For those guests who prefer houses to hotels, the Hamptons has always offered numerous rental options, from quaint shingled cottages to sprawling bowling-alley-lined McMansions.

But some of those visitors are to blame for harming the resort area’s quality of life, local officials say, bringing excessive noise, a glut of cars and a revolving door of strangers to the region. In response, communities on the North and South Forks are aggressively cracking down on what could be called the Airbnb crowd — those short-term renters who are accused, fairly or not, of summer shenanigans. [more]

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