Everyone Wants to VRBO!
The number one request I currently receive from buyers is for a second home that can also be rented out short term as a VRBO or AirBNB option. If you are looking the larger Flathead County area, that is a bit easier task. If you are looking to do this in Whitefish – options are much more limited. Only a very small section of Whitefish zoning allows for nightly weekly rentals. Here is a link to the City of Whitefish that shows were these areas are. https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2efe5bdac0f64c6dba05d709256afd2e
You will need to accept terms and conditions on the first page before proceeding to the map. I am also including a brochure from the City of Whitefish with the rules and regulations regarding short term rentals. short term rental_121818 The City of Whitefish and Flathead County are getting very strict about owners complying with all regulation requirements. It used to be a bit easier, but because we have quite a few new hotels, both city and county entities are getting additional pressure to police the VRBO market and have consequences for violators.
Because of the scarce supply, any property offering short term rental capabilities will carry a premium with regard to price. However, there are some options out there!
Here are some of our short term rental properties http://www.flexmls.com/share/2Mf7c/Selected
Call me with any questions or for assistance in finding your investment/second home property!