In addition, our visitor spending generates significant sales tax revenue. Thus, short-term rentals in Monterey County help pave our roads and provide fire, police, and medical services.
Short-term rentals also provide significant economic benefit to Monterey County that counts tourism as its number two industry. Our vacation rental guests stay longer and spend more than hotel guests. This results in many thousands of customers each year for restaurants, wineries, gift shops, art galleries, tourist attractions, and supermarkets. This translates into local jobs! Short-term rentals directly employ local housekeepers, gardeners, and handymen. Restrictive regulations would be devastating to families and the local economy.