Complaints Over Rowdy Partiers Could Revoke The Airbnb License Of This Denver Manor

By Hayley Sanchez

As communities grapple with how to regulate short-term home rentals on sites like Airbnb, residents in one Denver neighborhood gathered at a hearing Thursday to ask the city to revoke their neighbor’s license to rent.

Garth Yettick has been renting his property on Marion Street, “Marion Manor,” through sites like Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and others since summer 2017. He argues the million-dollar home is his primary residence, while neighbors have said they hardly see him at the house.

“Every week, usually from Wednesday through Monday, the home is rented to large groups of people,” said Anne Stern, who lives on Marion Street near the property. “There’s weddings, there’s frat parties, there’s light shows, there’s dancing, there’s noise.”

Denver had nearly half a million Airbnb guests alone in 2018, according to data from the short-term rental site released this week. Hosts of those Denver rentals earned almost $75 million last year.

Statewide, home hosts earned $309 million and welcomed nearly 2 million guests in 2018. Denver was the county in the state with the most renters. Summit County — home to Breckenridge — came in second.

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