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Airbnb-Funded Study Finds Many More Short Term Rentals at the Beach Than Realized

Over Half of San Diego's Near 4800 Short Term Rentals Between OB and La Jolla

Frank Gormlie, OB RAG

Monday, October 12, 2015

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The study was conducted by the National University System Institute for Policy Research for $10,000 and commissioned by Airbnb, underwritten by the San Diego Vacation Rental Managers Alliance and the San Diego Short-term Rental Alliance.

And what the study shows is that there are more vacation rentals at the beach than previously thought.

Erik Bruvold, the study’s author, is president and CEO of the National University institute. Even he was surprised at the numbers as he found that of the some 4,765 short term rentals in San Diego, 54.4% – or 2,575 – were listed from Ocean Beach to La Jolla. 31.7 percent of shared units are also in this coastal area. The next popular neighborhood was downtown.