The owner of an approximately 4,000-square-foot Glendale home advertised as “party central” on Airbnb.com, an online vacation rental platform, has agreed to stop renting the house specifically for parties after having six festivities shut down by Glendale police since October.
The listing advertising the house on Airbnb.com, which was taken down this week, described the house as an "entertainer's outdoor paradise" fit with Jacuzzi, pool, a gazebo and an "exclusive estate" that could accommodate up to 200 people for "weddings and receptions, retreats, reunions, surprise parties or whatever you can imagine!"
Neighbors of what critics say is a "party house" in the Glenwood community told the Glendale News-Press that the constant partying in the 1300 block of Norton Avenue was interfering with their sleep in the early-morning hours. They said they'd find beer bottles in the street, people fighting on the sidewalk in the early-morning hours, parking clogged and loud music blaring.
Frank Higginbotham, who lives across the street from the house, said he saw tour buses with about 30 people pull up to the residence for a party about two weeks ago.
“We are taking control of this situation,” Rafisiman said. “But it takes time. It won’t happen overnight.”
Other cities have created ordinances to curb issues with short-term rentals. Big Bear requires city licensing and inspection of such establishments and a 16-person maximum occupancy.