Daytona Beach mayor looking to expand short-term rentals in city

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — There may soon be more options when it comes to short-term rentals in Central Florida.

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The mayor of Daytona Beach is considering expanding where people can rent out their homes to also include the Surfside Village neighborhood.

Residents said they like the idea, but it hinges on if people are truly investing and maintaining those properties.

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The seven-bock area is a mix of rentals and full-time homeowners, and has seen revitalization efforts stall.

Mayor Derrick Henry said allowing short-term rentals there, with leases less than six months, could change that.

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“I believe it would give visitors a space and option they don’t currently have in Daytona Beach. It would encourage those who own those properties to take them to another level,” Henry said.

No date has been set yet for when this proposal may come before the commission for a vote.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.