By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent
March is expected to be a big month for both short-term rental hosts, and those who put up with problematic party houses in their neighborhood, as thousands of tourists are expected to descend upon Maricopa County for pristine springtime offerings.
As the issue of short-term rentals in Scottsdale and other Valley communities nears a fever pitch — with state legislators actively seeking regulatory changes to rein-in the rampant party houses — officials say tourism season is expected to be an economic boom for the hospitality savants and their municipalities.
But the tourism season isn’t great for everyone. Short-term rental properties — often utilized through vacation websites such as Airbnb and Vrbo — have become a living nightmare for some Scottsdale neighborhoods.