Neighbors upset over big parties thrown at Airbnb rental

By Brittany Bade

On several short-term rental websites, a homeowner describes his property as the perfect place to throw big events like reunions, weddings, and parties.

Neighbors in the Singing Arrow neighborhood, near Central and Tramway, say all those events are getting out of hand.

“This house has a long history of small parties, medium size parties but it was never anything a big as it was last Saturday night,” said Mark Burton, president of the Singing Arrow Home Owners Association.

According to several neighbors, a 20-year-old threw a wild party at the home on Piru Boulevard SE.

“There was a lot of DWI, drag racing, underage drinking, teenagers hiding in other people’s front yards. There were beer bottles strewn up and down this street and neighboring streets,” said Ilena Estrella, who lives in the neighborhood.

Nearly a week after the party, KRQE News 13 saw beer cans, trash, and a condom wrapper still outside the home.

“It’s hard to believe that a person would take a beautiful house like this and advertise it to bring in hundreds of people who are completely out of control,” said Judy Young, who lives in the neighborhood.

Read more from KRQE here.

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