June 27, 2016
“Beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo next to Angel Stadium. Only 2.5 miles from Disneyland. Secured parking structure, pool, jacuzzi, gym and sauna. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance.” That Anaheim listing on the travel lodging website Airbnb – offered by “Marc” – screamed perfect Southern California vacation rental. The condo sits near two of the region’s most popular attractions. It’s less than a half-hour from the ocean. And at $110 to $150 a night for an entire apartment with cool amenities, it’s a good deal. What the listing doesn’t say is that the property owner is not “Marc,” but Kathy Marchetti, and that Marchetti had no idea her property was being used as a by-the-night rental to tourists from as far away as Victoria, Australia, and New York City. It also doesn’t say that the tenant, Giuliana Molinari, signed a one-year lease with Marchetti in January, at $1,475 a month, apparently specifically to run a short-term rental….
Source: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/marchetti-720536-airbnb-property.html