FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” LAGUNA BEACH & NEWPORT BEACH COMMUNITIES CoastalRealEstateGuide.com OCTOBER 28, 2016 | VOL. 6, ISSUE 43 Fine Details Embellish Ocean-View Home FEATURED PROPERTY: LAGUNA BEACH An ocean and Catalina Island view home designed by Gregg Abel is situated on a large 16,463 sq. ft. lot. Enter through a custom arched mahogany door into a bright, open home with views from almost every room. The main floor is comprised of a living room with custom fireplace, glass solarium dining area, an updated kitchen, and pairs of French doors opening to the outdoor deck. The master suite with a fireplace and en suite bathroom also includes a deck. Other features include cherry wood floors, marble counters, vaulted ceilings and crown molding. Offering price: $4,700,000 Address: 675 Nyes Place, Laguna Beach Agent info: Lee Ann Canaday, Canaday Group, RE/MAX Fine Homes LeeAnn@CanadayGroup.com, 949.249.2424, www.CanadayGroup.com ONE ON ONE WITH CRAIG BATLEY The Lowdown on Short Term Rentals in Newport Beach By Gina Dostler Craig Batley has managed vaca-tion rentals for over 20 years. As a real estate broker for Burr White Realty, Batley explains the backlash building in Newport Beach over il-legal short-term rentals. Q: Are illegal short term rentals a problem for Newport Beach? A: Illegal short-term rentals are a problem for all cities. Internet plat-forms such as AirBnB and FlipKey do not play by municipal rules that other local rental companies must abide. Local ordinances and hotel tax is ignored by these internet sites and many of the (owners of) short-term rentals dodge permits and do not report revenues to the city for taxes. Q: Does Newport have an edge over other cities on this issue? A: They’ve been handling short-term rentals far longer and have ordinances already in place for years. Of all the cities in our area, Newport Beach has a 100 year his-tory of managing short term rentals. By 1992, the city began to regulate with permits and to collect TOT (temporary occupancy tax), which wasn’t done before. In 2004 the city then refined the ordinances to prohibit short-term lodging in R1 (single-family residential) zones, grand-fathering in the existing ones. Most importantly, they have in place a system of enforcing the regula-tions. Q: How are they enforced? A: The city agrees it’s a difficult situation to ferret out illegal short-term rentals. But they are consis-tently combing through listings for illegal rentals. Many are located through disturbance reports where DAC (Disturbance Advisement Continued on page 2 ColdwellBankerHomes.com Dana Point, CA $8,790,000 Represented by: Tim Smith (949) 717-4711 COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE ©2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Owned By a Subsidiary of NRT LLC.