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Sarasota City Leaders Say They Need More Input Before Placing New Rules on ‘Hotel Houses’

For over a year, residents of Sarasota’s beach communities have asked the city to regulate “hotel houses” — large homes targeting groups of vacationers.

A recent public hearing at the City Commission offered no immediate solutions.

Residents have complained about problems with new large vacation properties being rented in their neighborhoods. The properties can accommodate 20 guests or more. Homeowners like Bob Zimmerman of Lido Key say they attract loud parties and traffic problems.

“I think these properties place most everyone in a bad position,” he told commissioners. “They affect the property manager who has to deal with irate residents,

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