Re: Sort term/weekend rent illegal?
Posted by Louis Wortham on 12/30/2019, 9:09 am, in reply to "Re: Sort term/weekend rent illegal?"
STRs are illegal in the City of Bayou Vista.
However, the City of Bayou Vista does not regulate STRs outside the City in unincorporated Galveston County. I'm not sure what the rules are in Original Bayou Vista (which has a HOA that could regulate STRs if they wanted to, I think). Plus there is the area northwest of Louie's in unincorporated GC that might be marketed as "Bayou Vista". So seeing homes on VRBO (or elsewhere) marketed as being in Bayou Vista is not surprising and, depending on the location of the property, may or may not be illegal.
If the offending STR is within the City of Bayou Vista, I encourage you to contact the City early and often. The City has a Code Enforcement Officer in our Police Dept. I'm sure that our Police Dept. does not gratuitously release the identities of its sources of information.