Townhouse rentals – Holly Tree Lake George http://hollytreelakegeorge.com/ Fri, 20 May 2022 08:09:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-2021-10-12T112821.242-120x120.png Townhouse rentals – Holly Tree Lake George http://hollytreelakegeorge.com/ 32 32 Gold Coast mum overthrown after asking for 100 rentals https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/gold-coast-mum-overthrown-after-asking-for-100-rentals/ Fri, 20 May 2022 04:09:51 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/gold-coast-mum-overthrown-after-asking-for-100-rentals/ Australia’s ‘heartbreaking’ rental crisis, which is pushing some into homelessness, means people are turning to ‘desperate’ measures to survive. When Tracey Cunningham’s home which she had rented for five years was sold, she was suddenly thrown into the brutal Gold Coast rental market. She saw the mum-of-three, whose children are aged 12, 10 and 7, […]]]>

Australia’s ‘heartbreaking’ rental crisis, which is pushing some into homelessness, means people are turning to ‘desperate’ measures to survive.

When Tracey Cunningham’s home which she had rented for five years was sold, she was suddenly thrown into the brutal Gold Coast rental market.

She saw the mum-of-three, whose children are aged 12, 10 and 7, apply for a hundred rentals and she was rejected for all of them, she said.

“It was even discouraging to go and see them because you knew you had no chance anyway because being a single mother on Centrelink compared to other couples who were there and might have had part-time jobs full,” she told news.com.au.

“It was very stressful.”

The 37-year-old said the family were left homeless for a few weeks and were forced to stay in a caravan, while the children had to miss school.

But she was thrown on a lifeline when the people who bought her rental engineered a switch so she could move into their two-bedroom unit.

Yet that means the single mom’s rent has skyrocketed for a much smaller place and she’s now forced to share a bed with her daughter.

“When we moved here, I was paying $300 for a three-bedroom townhouse and I’m not paying $450 a week for a two-bedroom unit,” she said.

“It’s huge and I can’t really afford it, but it’s what we have to do.

“My daughter doesn’t like it too much and doesn’t have her own space and she’s in my bed and the bed takes up the whole room. It’s annoying and hard for her to deal with.

Her current rental was sold eight weeks after they moved in, so even now she is worried about the future.

Ms Cunningham is in one of Australia’s worst rental markets.

Vacancy rates on the Gold Coast have remained below 1% since around mid-2020, while Proptrack’s Quarterly Rentals Report showed weekly rents increased by 18.4% between March 2021 and this year, one of the largest increases across the country.

At one point Ms Cunningham was so ‘desperate’ as not only were the family homeless, but her car also broke down and she was quoted $3,000 to fix, that she turned to funding participatory.

Having never asked for help, she said the campaign was for a close friend because she didn’t want people to know she was the one in real trouble. He raised $1000.

“In fact, a friend suggested I do it. I wouldn’t have really pushed to do it myself – to ask for help – if she hadn’t suggested it, but she could see how I was struggling and I had nothing to lose,” she said.

“It didn’t do as much as I needed, but made me understand what I needed it for. I found other ways, so I sold things like clothes and household accessories to earn money anyway.

Like Ms Cunningham, desperate Australians must turn to crowdfunding to seek help as they fall behind on their rent payments or to help fund temporary accommodation, even appealing to money to buy caravans to avoid homelessness.

GoFundMe data shows a huge increase in the number of Aussies using the platform to ask for help.

Between May 2020 and May 2021, 37 local fundraising campaigns were held on GoFundMe to meet basic housing and shelter needs, but the following year there were 158, an increase considerable 327%.

Minimum wage earners in Australia can only afford 1.6% of available rentals, while those on benefits have been shut out of the market altogether, a shocking report revealed last month.

Kate Liston-Mills has seen the impact of the rental crisis in her town of Pambula, located in the Bega Valley Shire in the far south of New South Wales.

The mother-of-two has seen bushfires rip through the town leaving ‘climate refugees’ homeless, but also does social media for Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast and has seen the heartbreaking messages coming.

“We were continually calling for caravan donations so those affected by the fires could stay in the community but have some privacy and independence and the money to rebuild hasn’t arrived two years later, it’s awful,” she said.

“So we already had all that but we also had the housing crisis. There are hardly any rentals available in the whole area so if you don’t own a home here you can’t stay here so we’re looking at a lot of nice people having to leave and that’s absolutely c**p .”

Feeling “powerless” about the issue affecting their community, along with husband Sam, the couple launched a crowdfunding campaign in January to raise money to buy permanent homes for people.

“It was quite sad to see so many members of the community in such shitty circumstances. There are young people who arrive with little means to get out of the situation,” she said.

“One person messaged and they were working three jobs and only paying rent and they had been told the place they were renting was up for sale.

“People are poorer than they’ve ever been despite low unemployment because the cost of living is so much higher.”

The crowdfunding also involved the 36-year-old spending an hour a day walking local hiking trails and picking up trash with daily updates on her progress, giving the campaign momentum.

Their original goal was $7,000, but they raised the incredible sum of $17,780 that enabled Social Justice Advocates, who often help women fleeing domestic violence, to buy two granny flats due to arrive in town next week.

But Ms Liston-Mills said crowdfunding should not be a long-term solution for those in need.

“The gap between the haves and the have-nots is widening rapidly. GoFundMe shouldn’t be people’s only option, but I think it often is right now,” she said.

“Thank goodness it exists not only for these structural injustices, but also for the growing numbness of natural disasters that we see. For our needs, it has been an absolute gift to the whole community. It has allowed us to build a community and give back.

Nicola Britton, director of GoFundMe Australia, said those affected by the “housing crisis” sweeping Australia are raising their hands for help on the platform.

“When we notice a trend on GoFundMe, it often reflects a much deeper societal issue. The fact that so many Australians are turning to crowdfunding to fill funding gaps when moving to more affordable areas or buying alternative accommodation, indicates that the problem is deep,” she said.

“The stories we read are heartbreaking. While we are happy to be able to provide a platform to help and see the power of the community shine through, those affected cannot continue to rely on generous donors to keep a roof over their heads.

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7 Great Rentals in Edmonton You Can Get for Under $1,200/Month https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/7-great-rentals-in-edmonton-you-can-get-for-under-1200-month/ Mon, 09 May 2022 20:04:59 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/7-great-rentals-in-edmonton-you-can-get-for-under-1200-month/ Another month, another roundup of rentals to discover around Edmonton! We also have a bit of diversity to show, from very cheap to high-end, but all under $1,200 per month. Let’s see what happens before summer, shall we? Here are the rentals in Edmonton to discover right now, courtesy of Rentals.ca. 11819 106 Street NW […]]]>

Another month, another roundup of rentals to discover around Edmonton! We also have a bit of diversity to show, from very cheap to high-end, but all under $1,200 per month. Let’s see what happens before summer, shall we?

Here are the rentals in Edmonton to discover right now, courtesy of Rentals.ca.

11819 106 Street NW – $549+

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We start with very affordable options, even by Edmonton standards. This Westwood development offers “micro-suites” starting at just $550/month. Luckily, you’ll still have your own bathroom and you’ll be just a few blocks from Plaza Bowling!

10829 113 St NW – $626 +

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Moving towards Queen Mary Park we enter more traditional accommodation which is still very cheap. While studios here start at $626, an even better deal would be to find a suitable roommate and opt for the 2-bedroom layout, which costs $925.

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10045 83 Avenue NW – $875+

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Maybe you think Strathcona is the place to be…we have a choice there too! Located a few blocks from the Farmer’s Market, this offer includes heat and water. And if that wasn’t enough, you can also get a free month’s rent if you sign a full year lease.

10319 83 Avenue NW – $962+

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Just down the street from the choice above, we come to one of the city’s most well-known buildings, thanks to the huge mural on one side. Fortunately, the interior lives up to the hype, with modern spaces and amenities for you to enjoy.

9925 Jasper Avenue – $995+

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Back downtown we go, with a building a short walk from the Fairmont Hotel. Interiors are ok, but we’re more interested in a private pool and gym to take advantage of the amenities. It’s a few hundred dollars a year that we save there.

Avenue 116A and Street 32 – $1,002+

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This list wouldn’t be complete without at least one townhouse option. Fortunately, we found one in Rundle that combines both space and convenience. Wake up on a beautiful summer morning, stroll through the neighborhood/River Valley and come back for a little BBQ. It looks nice to us.

10215 95 street – $1,144

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It only indicates that our most expensive choice would be the most luxurious. Starting at nearly $1,200/month for a studio, this pick offers classic amenities like a gym and an outdoor patio for admiring river valley views. But, you will also get up to 2 months free rent when signing certain leases, which brings the price down a bit.

There you have it…incredible rentals in Edmonton right now, and all under $1,200 per month!

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Lack of affordable rental and owned housing https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/lack-of-affordable-rental-and-owned-housing/ Sat, 07 May 2022 07:46:28 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/lack-of-affordable-rental-and-owned-housing/ Bruce County recently launched the Affordable Housing Toolkit with a report on the housing strategy, Affordable Housing 101 Guide which “…shares with developers fundamental information and resources highlighting the context of creating affordable housing in Bruce County and its local municipalities”. The current picture of housing, not just in Saugeen Shores, but across the county, […]]]>

Bruce County recently launched the Affordable Housing Toolkit with a report on the housing strategy, Affordable Housing 101 Guide which “…shares with developers fundamental information and resources highlighting the context of creating affordable housing in Bruce County and its local municipalities”.

The current picture of housing, not just in Saugeen Shores, but across the county, is bleak.

“Between 2016 and 2019, the rental vacancy rate in Saugeen Shores fell from 5.9% to 0.5% today.” As vacancy rates have plummeted, rent prices have skyrocketed, making it almost impossible for many to find rental accommodation.

Additionally, short-term rentals have compounded the problem. Landlords who have private rentals have decided to “profit” from the demand for rental properties. Whether it’s the ability to rent to high-income contract workers from the nearby nuclear power plant, or to summer vacationers willing to pay high-priced short-term rentals during peak tourist season, the effect is felt on the rental market for low-income people. workers who want to settle in the community permanently but cannot find affordable housing.

According to the report, from 2016 to 2020, 812 medium to high density homes, such as apartment buildings (16.1%) and townhouses (20.3%), were built in Saugeen Shores. Given the growth in demand for rental housing and the population of working-age and senior households, the City aims to increase the proportion of mid- to high-density housing to meet the needs of current and future residents. It remains to be seen whether or not developers offer these types of housing at an “affordable cost”.

According to the report, “Approximately 7,000 households call Saugeen Shores their home in 2021. The number of households is expected to increase a further 27.1% to 9,600 households by 2046. In 2016, 79.4% of households in Saugeen Shores owned their homes, while 20.6% rented. Housing affordability is an issue for households in the city, primarily affecting renter households of which 43.5% spend 30% or more of their income on housing. By comparison, 11.2% of homeowners face the same affordability issues.

The acceptable statistic for housing, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), is that no one should pay more than 30% of their income for housing. In Saugeen Shores, it was reported that 43.5% of renters and 11.2% of owners pay more than 30% for basic accommodation.

Figures elsewhere are similar. According to the 2016 census, 45% of Bruce County renters report spending more than 30% of their income on housing, again above what is considered affordable.

As most in the community know, the purchase price of a home has more than doubled from $225,433 in 2016 to $513,875 in 2020 and continues to rise to over $700,000. .

In the report, “the average cost of rental units increased by 18.6%, from $855 in 2016 to $1,052 in 2020”. Those with families who need two- or three-bedroom units are much poorer, however, with rents ranging from $1,600 to $2,000.

Countywide, in 2021, there were approximately 634 applicants on the community housing waiting list, an increase of 29.3% from 2018. Most applicants (95.0%) in 2021 requested rent-geared-to-income housing demonstrating the significant need for “subsidized housing”. ‘ housing options and affordability challenges faced by low-income households across the county.

In 2021, in Saugeen Shores alone, there were 324 households on the waiting list for subsidized housing. According to the county report, the largest share of applicants were adults (128), followed by families (117) and seniors (79). “While the number of households on the waitlist decreased for all applicant types from 259 applicants in 2019, the number of seniors on the waitlist increased the most, from 62 applicants in 2019 to 79 in 2021, indicating a greater housing need for this population. overtime.” The figures also indicate that older people are less likely to want to leave the area, while adults and families with children may be looking elsewhere to try to live more affordably.

While the rental market is most in demand, 52.4% of all new housing developments in Saugeen Shores were single-detached homes in 2020 and similarly in Kincardine, 64.5% of all new construction was single-detached homes.

There is a particular need for one and two bedroom rental units in Bruce County, but in 2016 only 24.9% of all homes in Bruce County had two bedrooms or less. The lack of rental housing and the high cost of available housing are having an impact. Those in the service sector, for example, who earn less, can no longer afford to live where they work, which affects job growth and creates difficulties for employers.

It is recognized that communities need developers, builders and landlords to create new “affordable” rental housing for low-income renter households earning between $31,500 and $47,000 per year. The key being “affordable” and whether or not the desire to keep prices affordable is there.

Moderate incomes for homeownership are pegged at $63,500 to $95,400 in the report. Therefore, “moderate” homeownership would be between $230,700 and $346,600.

According to the Real Estate Board of Gray Bruce (RAGBOS), however, benchmark single-family home prices rose 27.9% year-over-year to $607,000, for townhomes and townhomes. row by 40.4% to reach $488,800 and for apartments by 45.9%. percent at $386,400.

Additionally, according to RAGBOS, in March 2022 alone, the average price of homes sold increased 17.4% from March 2021 to $759,427. Year-to-date, the average price in the region was $760,693, a 23.6% gain from the first three months of 2021.

Bruce County acknowledging there is a housing issue, in addition to new Phase 1 report’Affordable Housing 101 Guide‘, will also release three-phase updates to the Affordable Housing Toolkitsuitable for developers of multi-residential buildings, developers and builders of low to medium density housing, and owners or lessors who could intensify their portfolio.

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TheHenlopen.com, the leading sales and rental website https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/thehenlopen-com-the-leading-sales-and-rental-website/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/thehenlopen-com-the-leading-sales-and-rental-website/ The Henlopen Condominium offers gated access, indoor parking, secure beach entrance and a rooftop pool! Call for an appointment today! The Henlopen Condominium is the premier oceanfront building in Rehoboth Beach. These spacious condominiums were built as residences, not just vacation condos. These are the largest condos on the boardwalk and all units have three […]]]>

The Henlopen Condominium offers gated access, indoor parking, secure beach entrance and a rooftop pool! Call for an appointment today! The Henlopen Condominium is the premier oceanfront building in Rehoboth Beach. These spacious condominiums were built as residences, not just vacation condos. These are the largest condos on the boardwalk and all units have three balconies, large living room, dining room, washer and dryer, two full bathrooms, with the master bedroom which has the adjoining bathroom. This security controlled building allows access to indoor parking, private beach entrance, outdoor showers, elevators and rooftop terrace with swimming pool and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the coast of Delaware. Take advantage of the day to explore the many delights of Rehoboth Beach. Just step out of the private condo entrance onto the boardwalk and enjoy the day on famous Rehoboth Beach, stroll through the waterfront shops, entertainment, dine at all the wonderful downtown restaurants nearby from town and cycle to the conveniently located Gordons Pond. State Park which provides access to the Breakwater Junction bike trails! This is the best condominium in Rehoboth Beach and could be your perfect beach hideaway and year-round getaway!

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‘AL’ tourist rental bomb. Is it? https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/al-tourist-rental-bomb-is-it/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 20:48:46 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/al-tourist-rental-bomb-is-it/ Supreme Court ruling could herald the return of illegal rentals, Algarve hotelier warns A Supreme Court ruling has been called a “bombshell” for the AL (Alojamento Local, or short-term tourist accommodation) sector. But is it? Last week, the Court announced the “uniformization” of a decision regarding the AL regime – owners must not rent a […]]]>

Supreme Court ruling could herald the return of illegal rentals, Algarve hotelier warns

A Supreme Court ruling has been called a “bombshell” for the AL (Alojamento Local, or short-term tourist accommodation) sector. But is it?

Last week, the Court announced the “uniformization” of a decision regarding the AL regime – owners must not rent a residential unit subject to a certificate of division (called “horizontal propriedade” in Portuguese), which is intended to “housing”, within the AL scheme.

The Supreme Court’s decision was unanimous, said Audiencewith nearly 30 judges supporting him.

Audience The newspaper ran it exclusively, but it was quickly picked up by other media sources – the simple reason being that it could potentially create a tidal wave of trouble, and indeed it caused widespread panic in the AL sector.

Senior Judge Paulo Rijo Ferreira has admitted the number of cases likely to expose AL activity in ‘residential’ apartments could now snowball – when there are real ‘economic risks’ to the horizon.

If people can’t rent the apartments they bought in good faith for this type of investment, they may very well choose to rent them illegally – that’s the problem – which means the state could lose hundreds of thousands or even millions of euros in tax revenue.

This is certainly the opinion of Hélder Martins, the new president of the Algarve Hotel Association AHETA, who believes that the Algarve will be seriously affected by this decision.

The ‘infamous parallel beds’ (illegal vacation rentals) of the past (before the introduction of the AL regime) ‘will definitely come back’, he warned in an interview with lusa Monday.

Eduardo Miranda of the AL association did his best to downplay the prospect of damage to the sector, saying he feared “the consequences of media coverage” much more than the likelihood of an “avalanche of cases” before the courts.

“What this decision says is that in disputes that end up in court, preference will be given to condominiums,” he explained last week. “But in the 2018 law, this question ended up being largely circumvented. In order to avoid conflicts in court, the law has created a mechanism, called ‘opposition’, which allows the co-ownership to make a request for cancellation (of an AL), which is simple, free and relatively easy” , did he declare.

And, he pointed out, this mechanism has allowed very few cases to go to court, as they can be resolved easily through arbitration.

Be that as it may, this is a court decision which aims to standardize the AL regime (see box). It follows previous conflicting court rulings, according to Idealistic: in 2016, the Court of Appeal of Porto ruled that landlords could choose to rent their properties to whoever they wanted, the AL activity being “compatible” with permanent residence; another (from the Lisbon Court of Appeal), also in 2016, ruled in favor of people who live in apartments intended for habitation and found themselves having to share it daily with strangers who frequently made noise beyond “normal hours”.

The Supreme Court’s latest decision aims to standardize AL activity.

Judge Rijo Ferreira was quoted as expecting “significant disruption” in the AL sector (there are 101,534 “local alojamentos” units registered in Portugal, of which 65,750 are classified as apartments), while lawyers questioned said they too considered the decision a “bomb”.

André Miranda (no apparent relation to Eduardo Miranda) – an associate of Pinto Ribeiro Advogados – said the Supreme Court’s decision will “increase” the likelihood of success in future trials, although these will have to be analyzed on a case-by-case basis. case.

Vítor Amaral, president of the Portuguese association of condominium management companies, also believes that the decision will lead to “a greater legal conflict”. He expects “a lot more discussion on this issue in the next condominium meetings”, which already deal with the new rules for the operation of condominiums as they are, he said.

WHAT THE SUPREME COURT DECIDED

The wording of the Supreme Court’s decision establishes that “in the regime of horizontal property (properties subject to a certificate of division), the indication in the constitutive title that a certain construction unit (“fração autónoma” in Portuguese) is intended for habitation must be interpreted in the sense that the Tourist rentals are not allowed”.

The decision essentially means that apartment/condo residents who complain about after-hours noise, increased dirt and wear and tear in common areas, strangers’ access to garages and residential properties are well within their rights and should not have to put up with AL in a setting designed for permanent residences.

But there are still a lot of gray areas.

For example, according to Audience, the Supreme Court judgment does not establish law. Nevertheless, this raises the question: can and should local authorities continue to grant new AL licenses in buildings whose title deed is permanent residence?

Other questions relate to, should the local authorities ask for the title deed of the property? Should they completely ignore the decision? What does the ASAE (Health and Safety Agency) checks ruling mean?

THE GOVERNMENT ADMITS TO ANALYZE THE SITUATION

Officially, the government says it “does not comment on court decisions and does not consider it appropriate to comment on the impact of (this) particular decision,” said the Secretary of State for Tourism, Trade and to Services, Rita Marques. Audience.

But she conceded that it will be a matter of “analyzing the subject” for the obvious reason that the consequences are potentially very dramatic – notably the likelihood of loss of tax revenue if owners flee the AL regime.

As media sources resume public history have pointed out, henceforth, according to the judgment, anyone living in a condominium intended for “habitation” will feel more empowered to demand an end to this type of activity in the building in which they reside – independently because this LA has been operating for years”.

Lawyers are already predicting that the court cases could take years before a resolution is reached.

What does this all mean and what could it mean for rental property owners?

The decision cannot be applied to individual villas, even if they are part of a residential condominium, since they have not been the subject of a certificate of division (propriedade horizontal).

The decision was clearly designed for apartment buildings intended for habitation, but could potentially apply to townhouse-style properties in condominiums developed for residential use that fall under the same classification (horizontal propriedade) as the apartments.

However, AL licenses on properties potentially exposed to the ruling are still valid and will remain in place until a formal complaint is filed with authorities, in which case an AL license may be revoked.

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Realtor suggests vacation rentals making Greater Vancouver townhouses more expensive in Whistler https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/realtor-suggests-vacation-rentals-making-greater-vancouver-townhouses-more-expensive-in-whistler/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 18:38:50 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/realtor-suggests-vacation-rentals-making-greater-vancouver-townhouses-more-expensive-in-whistler/ A quick scan indicates that the most expensive townhomes in the Greater Vancouver market are in Whistler. That is to say if we calculate the selling prices per square foot. To cite an example of deals so far in 2022, a Whistler townhouse at 11-4644 Blackcomb Way went for $2.5 million. Pricing works out to […]]]>

A quick scan indicates that the most expensive townhomes in the Greater Vancouver market are in Whistler.

That is to say if we calculate the selling prices per square foot.

To cite an example of deals so far in 2022, a Whistler townhouse at 11-4644 Blackcomb Way went for $2.5 million.

Pricing works out to $2,363 per square foot for the two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence.

Compare this to a Vancouver townhouse at 112-1288 Marinaside Crescent.

The Yaletown-area property with three bedrooms and three bathrooms sold this year for $2,940,000.

The price works out to $1,948 per square foot, which is lower than Whistler.

the Straight asked real estate agent Dave Haboosheh for a likely explanation.

Haboosheh said that from what he can understand, it’s because of vacation rentals, mostly with Airbnb rates skyrocketing.

“The value of real estate is more than a normal family will rent a townhouse,” noted the North Shore-based real estate agent.

Haboosheh noted that a typical townhouse can fetch $3,000 a month on long-term rentals.

However, with short-term rentals, the realtor said the same property could potentially fetch up to $10,000.

“Some say Airbnb is a big reason Gibsons lost all of their long-term rentals,” Haboosheh said.

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12 Great Montana Vacation Rentals Near Glacier National Park https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/12-great-montana-vacation-rentals-near-glacier-national-park/ Sat, 16 Apr 2022 14:11:34 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/12-great-montana-vacation-rentals-near-glacier-national-park/ Nestled in northwest Montana, Glacier National Park sits along the spine of the Rocky Mountains, straddling the Continental Divide. Glacier peaks and valleys occupy over 1,500 square miles of wilderness. Popular activities include hiking, biking, camping, fishing, photography, boating, cross-country skiing, and more. An essential part of any glacier visit, the mountainous Going-To-The-Sun Road runs […]]]>

Nestled in northwest Montana, Glacier National Park sits along the spine of the Rocky Mountains, straddling the Continental Divide. Glacier peaks and valleys occupy over 1,500 square miles of wilderness. Popular activities include hiking, biking, camping, fishing, photography, boating, cross-country skiing, and more. An essential part of any glacier visit, the mountainous Going-To-The-Sun Road runs through the middle of the park, connecting the east and west sides.

We hunted the best Vrbos near Glacier National Park for your visit. Below you will find relaxing mountain huts, all within an hour’s drive of the park. A few of our picks are right by the entrance, while several are on the wide open road in Montana. flathead lake, famous for its fishing. The further you get from the park, the fewer people there will be. Here are our choices for lodging near Glacier National Park, ranked from north to south.

St. Mary’s Cottage

Just across from the east entrance to Glacier National Park, Nascent Wolf Cabin is one of seven cottages conveniently located on Going-to-the-Sun Road in St. Mary. Take in the stunning views of Lake St. Mary and the surrounding mountains from the patio or get cozy by the fire inside. Bear spray is included!

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms : 1

Sleeping: 6

Minimum night: Varied

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Lodge of solitary moose

Lodge of solitary moose

Heading to the south side of the park, Lone Elk Lodge is located along Route 2, which is just behind Going-to-the-Sun Road as far as scenic drives go. The rising wolf is one of four condos on the property. Take in panoramic views of the wildflower field at the foot of the Rocky Mountains from the comfort of the Great Room. Keep an eye out for wildlife crossing from the back deck. The other patio offers breathtaking views of the sunset over the Eastern Rocky Mountain skyline.

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms : 2

Sleeping: 6

Minimum night: 3

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Green Valley Ranch Cabin

Green Valley Ranch Cabin

Minutes from Glacier Park’s west entrance, Green Valley Ranch is perched on a pond that reflects its stunning desert mountain views. Nestled on 480 private acres, this four bedroom cabin features a stone fireplace and wagon wheel chandelier.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 2

Sleeping: 9

Minimum night: Varied

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Snow Bear Cabin

Snow Bear Cabin

named one of The best places in the world by Weather magazine in 2018, Snow Bear Chalets are the world’s first luxury treehouses. Located directly on the slope of the village of Whitefish Mountain Resort, this cedar cabin is cute as a button.

Look at the photos to see the turret’s starry ceiling, which was designed to light up the night sky with celestial twinkling lights. In summer, explore hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking trails and snap photos just steps away. During ski season, a keypad locked cabinet keeps your skis and boards safely ready to go on the porch. Inside there are shelves and lockers to store all your gear. Whenever you visit, the hot tub is a great place to relax after a day on the mountain.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 4

Sleeping: ten

Minimum night: Varied

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Retreat from the silo

Retreat from the silo

Stay in a silo in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Swan mountain range east of Kalispell. This converted grain silo sits next to Blaine Creek, which is a wildlife refuge, so you can spot everything from pheasants to deer here. Admire breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from its porches.

All major area attractions are conveniently located nearby. Bigfork, an eclectic little town at the north end of Flathead Lake, is just minutes away, while Glacier National Park can be reached in half an hour. Shop and dine at Kalispell or Whitefish, which are also nearby.

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms : 1

Sleeping: 2

Minimum night: 1

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Rocky Mountain Log Cabin

Rocky Mountain Log Cabin

Nestled in the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains, this beautiful Amish log home was custom built with hand hewn logs. Over 3,000 square feet provides plenty of space for a party of 10. Enjoy breathtaking views of Smith Valley, Smith Lake, and Blacktail Ski Resort. Keep an eye out (and an ear) for birds, deer, wild turkeys and other critters.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 3

Sleeping: ten

Minimum night: 2

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The Flathead Lake Colony

The Flathead Lake Colony

About 45 minutes from the West Entrance, on the north shore of Flathead Lake, The Rookery is a wonderful home with a great view. Its coastal charm is inspired by beachfront properties on Cape Cod and Nantucket.

In the summer, kayak, swim, and stand-up paddleboard along the shore. Boats and wave runners avoid the shallow waters on this side of the lake, providing quiet solitude.

Grill oysters at the boathouse while enjoying the beautiful sunset, or stroll to one of the restaurants in the charming lakeside village of Bigfork.

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms : 3.5

Sleeping: 8

Minimum night: Varied

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Golf field

Golf field

Just a few miles from Bigfork and about 45 minutes from Glacier, this pet-friendly unit at Clubhouse Townhomes is perfect for those looking to play a few holes. You can see the Eagle Bend Golf Clubhouse on the deck with the 18th hole in the background. In the distance is a glimpse of Flathead Lake, while in the winter months you can see Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, which offers a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Montana landscape. Only 45 minutes away Whitefish Ski Resort (also known as Big Mountain) offers many summer activities in addition to winter skiing. Also explore various hot springs throughout the area!

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms : 2.5

Sleeping: 4

Minimum night: Varied

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Townhouse by the lake

Townhouse by the lake

Across Flathead Lake, this waterfront townhouse has its own dock. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake, sunrise, sunset, and mountains from the hot tub, the comfort of the living room, or the outdoor entertaining areas on both floors. Roast marshmallows on the fire pit by the water. Don’t talk to other guests about the piano upstairs; instead, let them think the place is haunted.

Home to charming cafes, restaurants, bars and the Tamarack Brewery, the town of Lakeside is within walking distance. Whitefish Mountain and Blacktail ski resorts are nearby. Glacier Park is only a 40 minute drive from here.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 3.5

Sleeping: 6

Minimum night: Varied

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Whispering Pines Point Lakeview Cabin

Whispering Pines Point Lakeview Cabin

Just a few miles from Lakeside, this spacious, modern cabin offers stunning views of Flathead Lake. Highlights include a game room, fireplaces, and a covered patio.

Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort is only a short drive or quick shuttle ride away, while Glacier National Park is 83 kilometers from here.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms : 4.5

Sleeping: 12

Minimum night: Varied

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Flathead Lake House

Flathead Lake House

Also located near Lakeside on Flathead Lake, this six-bedroom home has plenty of windows so you can enjoy the beautiful lake and mountain views from inside as well as from the deck. Get up early enough to see the sun rise over the lake and you will be rewarded. Relax in the hot tub after a long day and enjoy the view.

Flathead Lake is within walking distance of Volunteer Park. There is a boat launch at Lakeside and at Somers on the north side of the lake. If you prefer a quieter place to drop anchor and explore, the host recommends checking out West Shore State Park. From there, take a short boat ride to wild horse island. Blacktail Ski Resort, Whitefish Ski Resort and Glacier National Park are also nearby. Hunting, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and shopping are also a short drive away.

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms : 3.5

Sleeping: 12

Minimum night: Varied

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Little house by the lake

Little house by the lake

One of 10 Stone Creek cabins, this adorable modern little home is within walking distance of Lakeside and all it has to offer. The downtown outdoor amphitheater hosts concerts and events just down the street. Blacktail Mountain ski area is just up the road, with thousands of acres of public forest to hike, bike and explore.

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms : 1

Sleeping: 4

Minimum night: 2

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  2. Glacier National Park is the last to require timed entry in 2022
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Looking back: 1314 Grove St. provides insight into 1880s rentals in River City – The Vicksburg Post https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/looking-back-1314-grove-st-provides-insight-into-1880s-rentals-in-river-city-the-vicksburg-post/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 13:05:46 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/looking-back-1314-grove-st-provides-insight-into-1880s-rentals-in-river-city-the-vicksburg-post/ By Nancy Bell, Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation This two-story, three-bay townhouse was probably built by Samuel Feld in 1886 for rental purposes. William Stanton, an architect, designed a number of houses in this block for Feld. The Vicksburg Herald reported that it cost around $3,000 and was built by Curphey and Mundy. On December […]]]>

By Nancy Bell, Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation

This two-story, three-bay townhouse was probably built by Samuel Feld in 1886 for rental purposes.

William Stanton, an architect, designed a number of houses in this block for Feld. The Vicksburg Herald reported that it cost around $3,000 and was built by Curphey and Mundy.

On December 13, 1885, the Herald reported that “MS Feld rented his new house (yet to be built) yesterday on plans submitted by Mr. Stanton. This indicates a demand for residencies.

Isaac Hirsch moved into the house with his family upon completion. Hirsch was a cotton factor and prominent in the Jewish community. He and his wife, Bettie Bazsinsky, had six children, two of whom died of yellow fever and one of meningitis. In 1898, Mrs. Joseph Bazsinsky, Bettie’s mother, built a house for them next to her house on Monroe Street, and the Grove Street house was listed for rent in the Herald. The 1904 city directory lists Mrs. Julia Cahn, widow of Sam, living in the house and apparently her white poodle was “lost or stolen” and she placed an advertisement in the newspaper with a reward for its return.

In January 1907, Mrs. Phil Greenwald was living there and had also lost a dog. “Bulger the Bulldog” was missing and she was also offered a reward, according to an ad in the Vicksburg Post.

The Post reported on April 8, 1913, that Mr. and Mrs. John Piazza would be residing at 1314 Grove St. They stayed until 1915, and an advertisement in the Herald indicated that the house was for rent. Mrs. EG Phillips lived there in 1920, the Post reporting that she had won a ticket to see “Miss Blue Eyes”, but it does not say in which theater.

Mrs. Ava B. Adams, Dempsey’s widow, lived there in 1921, Mrs. Bithia Compton, John’s widow, lived there in 1924 and Marye E. Resor in 1929. By 1935 Frank and Leila Penley had moved in and she was featured there until 1962.

In the 1980s, Bill Longfellow bought the house and it is now owned by his daughters, who will begin an extensive rehabilitation this year.

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Here are the best dog-friendly vacation rentals in Ireland https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/here-are-the-best-dog-friendly-vacation-rentals-in-ireland/ Mon, 04 Apr 2022 08:26:09 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/here-are-the-best-dog-friendly-vacation-rentals-in-ireland/ These “dog-friendly” Irish cottage rentals promise a great vacation for you and your favorite pooch! Currently, there is a huge demand for dog friendly holidays in Ireland and the UK. In Ireland, searches for “dog-friendly accommodation” have increased by 80% since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Hogans Irish Cottagesone of Ireland’s leading […]]]>

These “dog-friendly” Irish cottage rentals promise a great vacation for you and your favorite pooch!

Currently, there is a huge demand for dog friendly holidays in Ireland and the UK. In Ireland, searches for “dog-friendly accommodation” have increased by 80% since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

Hogans Irish Cottagesone of Ireland’s leading holiday home providers, has selected the best Irish cottages perfect for dogs of all shapes and sizes, young and old.

“The latest demand for dog-friendly cottages is not too much of a surprise as families look to book an Irish cottage suitable for their pooch. People have very specific needs when it comes to finding a holiday home for their pets, as they come in all shapes and sizes, young and old,” said Graham Donoghue, General Manager of Hogans Irish Cottages.

“We wanted to include some of the most popular dog breeds currently in Ireland and help dog owners find holidays that their dog would choose based on their wants and needs as a breed!

“Some of the finest places to visit from a pet friendly holiday home in Ireland include: County Cork, County Donegal, County Galway, County Mayo and County Wexford.”

As we head into spring, check out these beautiful garden spaces and breathtaking seaside cottages where your best furry friend can roam free.

Here are five dog-friendly rentals from Hogans Irish Cottages that are perfect for specific breeds, plus nearby dog-friendly attractions your pooch will love.

1. THE CHOICE OF THE IRISH GROUNDHOUND
12 Cornadarragh – Close to beautiful Killykeen Forest Park
Location: Pleydell near Belturbet, County Cavan
Price: from €556 for 7 nights

Credit: Hogans Irish Cottages

The Irish Greyhound, one of Ireland’s oldest dog breeds, would love this flexible and spacious log cabin for its dog-friendly features such as a patio for outdoor dining, a large garden for games of balloon and a magnificent view of the meandering river and the countryside.

This peaceful cabin is located in the remote countryside of Pleydell near Belturbet, County Cavan. Overlooking beautiful forest and the River Erne, this rental is ideal for a family of up to six and an adorable furry friend to retreat to after days of exploring.

The nearby Killykeen Forest Park comprises 600 wooded acres with hiking trails, fishing opportunities and endless trails for walking your dog.

2. THE IRISH SETTER’S CHOICE
Cranny Corner – For big dogs with nearby forests and beaches!
Location: Carnlough, County Antrim in Northern Ireland
Price: from 549€ for 7 nights

Credit: Hogans Irish Cottages

Credit: Hogans Irish Cottages

Cranny Corner is a fabulous quaint seaside townhouse overlooking the Glens of Antrim. The Glens are a natural beauty, admired by tourists visiting the area. Your pooch will love this secluded vacation home with its large enclosed garden, comfy sofas and open space. Suitable for all dogs, but especially the Irish Setter, which ranks among the most popular dog breeds in Ireland.

Your dog will have the time of his life venturing into the nearby Glenariff Forest Park, a 1185 hectare forest, which is part of Glenariff Glen itself.

There are also four dog-friendly beaches in County Antrim. You can take your dog for a swim at Ballycastle, Carnlough, Mill Strand Portrush and Waterfoot. There are some restrictions for dogs on the beaches, but these are generally seasonal, with any bans taking place between the months of April/May including September.

3. THE CHOICE OF THE IRISH WATER SPANISH
CROI NA GAELTACHTA – A place with the sea at your doorstep.
Location: Glassagh Lower near Derrybeg, County Donegal
Price: from 774€ for 7 nights

Credit: Hogans Irish Cottages

Credit: Hogans Irish Cottages

Croi Na Gaeltachta is a cheerful semi-detached house located in charming County Donegal. This dog-friendly house sleeps up to eight people, perfect for a large family and their favorite pet.

Inside the property you can all relax in the open plan living area. The space is of course useful if you have a larger dog so this property would be ideal for the likes of an Irish Water Spaniel.

A remarkable choice due to its proximity to the sea, there are four beaches to choose from, including Bunbeg Beach, where the Bunbeg wreck can be explored. At Port Arthur Beach, you will have the opportunity to walk the trail and enjoy the fresh coastal air.

The local food in Derrybeg won’t disappoint and there are a variety of wonderful restaurants that also welcome dogs, including Sean Óg Bar & Restaurant.

4. THE CHOICE OF THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER
Coach House – A Golden Retriever’s dream.
Location: Easthill near Newtown Mount Kennedy, County Wicklow
Price: from 688€ for 7 nights

Credit: Hogans Irish Cottages.

Credit: Hogans Irish Cottages.

Coach House is located in a scenic and peaceful setting, with rural views for you and your Golden Retriever. The property, located near Newtownmountkennedy, is welcoming and friendly and benefits from a dog-friendly walled garden.

A standout feature of the Coach House is the upside-down accommodation structure, which contains two bedrooms furnished for rest and relaxation, and an elegant downstairs bathroom. Head to the hot tub for a soak after a day of hiking.

The area includes a variety of places to explore, with a convenient supermarket just 1 mile away. Take your retriever on a walk in the woods by the Altidor River or on a day trip to the East Coast Nature Preserve for restorative and peaceful walks along its shingle beach. Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront and explore the port area. Here you will find the start of the famous Cliff Walk, which takes you through stunning coastal scenery to the seaside town of Bray.

5. THE CHOICE OF THE COCKER SPANIEL
View of Achill
Location: Easthill near Newtown Mount Kennedy, County Wicklow
Price: from €401 for 7 nights

Credit: Hogans Irish Cottages

Credit: Hogans Irish Cottages

Achill View is a self-contained, pet-friendly cottage perfect for a Cocker Spaniel, another very popular breed in Ireland. Accommodating up to six people and close to the seafront, Achill View is off the beaten track and highly regarded as a prime location of beauty and tranquillity.

This bright and comfortable property is on the Wild Atlantic Way, which leads from Donegal to West Cork. This Currane cabin is a favorite for hikers, being overlooked by Curraun Hill.

Take a deep breath of fresh sea air and soak up the summer sun as you stroll along nearby beach, a quiet, secluded stretch of sand near this Currane cottage.

Let your Cocker Spaniel lead the way in the town of Westport which is full of friendly shops, bars and restaurants, where you will find dog-friendly options.

For more pet friendly holiday homes in Ireland visit Hogans Irish Cottages.

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Tech Tycoons pays $15 million for Palm Beach vacation rentals https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/tech-tycoons-pays-15-million-for-palm-beach-vacation-rentals/ Tue, 29 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/tech-tycoons-pays-15-million-for-palm-beach-vacation-rentals/ Tech moguls Chad and Doug Clark outside 106 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach (Rubenstein PR) Tech moguls Chad and Doug Clark made their first real estate investment in South Florida, paying $14.7 million for a vacation rental property in Palm Beach. The brothers purchased the six-unit apartment building at 106 Hammon Avenue in an off-market […]]]>

Tech moguls Chad and Doug Clark outside 106 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach (Rubenstein PR)

Tech moguls Chad and Doug Clark made their first real estate investment in South Florida, paying $14.7 million for a vacation rental property in Palm Beach.

The brothers purchased the six-unit apartment building at 106 Hammon Avenue in an off-market transaction, according to broker Sabra Kirkpatrick. The property is one lot from the ocean and one block from Worth Avenue.

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Kirkpatrick and Richard Berman of Brown Harris Stevens represented the seller and the buyer.

The Clarks are the founders of Splikity software, which logs customers’ passwords, syncs the data across their devices, and inputs it to various websites. Splikity is based in the Greater Phoenix area.

An entity run by real estate investor Jean Bernard Pierre Louis sold the two-story building. He paid $5.6 million for it in 2016, records show.

The units, fully furnished and each with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, are currently all rented on a monthly basis, Kirkpatrick said. The building was renovated about 15 years ago.

It was built in 1940, according to property records.

Monthly rents are around $12,500, according to Doug Clark.

They’re planning renovations, including new furniture and decor that show off the Palm Beach style, but also give it “a bit of modern flair,” Chad Clark said.

The property’s small, intimate style offers Palm Beach vacationers an alternative to other options on the island, Doug Clark said.

“Typically it’s in large, high-rise condominiums, which gives residents a boutique feel and also kind of like a unique family feel,” he said. “That’s what I would want if I rented accommodation on the island.”

The Clarks said they also have real estate investments in Arizona and California.

Palm Beach, home to renowned shops and restaurants on Worth Avenue, isn’t known as a vacation rental hotspot. The barrier island is best known for its mansions, owned by celebrities, royalty and big bosses from various industries.

(Courtesy of Rubenstein PR)

In recent months, mansions have traded at exorbitant prices.

This month, Jordanian Princess Alia Bint Hussein, the daughter of former King Hussein bin Talal, sold her waterfront home at 1330 North Lake Way for $45.4 million.

Also this month, fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, flipped their non-waterfront home for $12 million, up 33% from a year ago. Fox News host and political correspondent Bret Baier and his wife, Amy Baier, were the buyers.

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