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Short Term Rentals in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Short Term Rentals in Gaithersburg, Maryland


Thinking of renting a room (or your whole house) on a short-term basis (think Airbnb)? The Mayor & City Council recently passed a number of ordinances to allow the operation of Short-Term Rentals. An annual license is required and certain restrictions apply. View the FAQs here for details.


This is a City of Gaithersburg announcement.


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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • January 09 2020 03:08PM



Looks like the city has come up with a way to tax the renter of the home.  This happened here in Santa Barbara, where folks were buying homes to rent, and the fees took care of the mortgage.  Neighbors had complaints of loud parties and weird people traipsing around (the Kardashian wedding), and the city came in with all kinds of taxes...some people lost their shirts.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 7 months ago

We own short term rentals in Jupiter Florida and it is our best return on investment.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 7 months ago

Hi Roy Kelley - Full-time residents do not like this option but in many areas, it is now part of the landscape.  Arizona created a state law allowing this but had a caveat for HOAs or CCR's that already had restrictions in place.  Now, they are backtracking a little to allow cities to add some restrictions to eliminate the loud parties and hold owners accountable. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) 7 months ago

Hello Roy - short term rental discussions is a topic of discussion in many communities these days.  One thing that remains important is the power of local knowledge.  That's true in Gaithersburg Maryland or in Anytown USA.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 7 months ago

Roy, These short-term rentals seem to be gaining an audience. I would imagine it is a profitable investment.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 7 months ago

Hello Roy,  interesting about short term rentals in your year.  I guess I would be for it.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 7 months ago

Airbnb can be a way to create income and profit for some.  However, communities need to be mindful of how such activity will affect existing homeowners near premises that are offered this way.  For example, Lake Tahoe has had issues with Airbnb  rentals be used as party houses, causing noise, litter, and parking issues.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 7 months ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always good to receive your feedback.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 7 months ago