This post was removed from the Pioneertown Rimrock Facebook account .because it was “Shaming” Here is the post.
Laurie McVay this is a response to your comments to Rue M. concerning the AirBnB fires in Pitown.
With all due respect, I don’t think you were here in 2006 when 22 Pioneertown homes were destroyed in the Sawtooth wildfire. (I was one of them). It was life changing and devastating for everyone in our community who lost their homes. In my case it took 2 years to rebuild and months of stress, heartache accompanied by unrecoverable memories.
Stands to reason there may be a few owners with an “Unwelcoming Spirit of this Community” when the out of town guests come here to whoop it up with their all night parties, bonfires, loud music, reckless driving and reckless behavior. The lack of respect to our long time residents is deplorable. Fires of any kind are unacceptable and AirBnB owners need to educate their customers. Disturbances are reported to the appropriate authorities but without consequences or resolution. This is a total waste of our county resources and is a chronic occurrence without an ending.
Your characterization of the behavior of our community as “Shameful”is truly offensive when, in fact, it’s the AirBnBer’s whose lack of respect for our community is shameful! The AirBnB homeowners are doing this for huge financial gains and sadly most are absentee owners who just don’t care.
In some cases these AirBnB owners have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars converting their purchases into resorts and spas. They’ve added amenities like swimming pools and bars not for their own personal use but to attract outside events to their new resort in a residential area. So much for our community and neighborhood, they are disappearing.
We used to enjoy evening horse rides and would only see an occasional car, but now our roads are like freeways with no regard to the dust, speed or safety. It’s truly hazardous and life threatening to take a walk or ride our horses night or day on our own maintained roads!
It’s all about the money and it’s always about the money even when they say…It’s not about the money.
With all due respect, you don’t live in Pioneertown where we are experiencing all the commotion of the night parties and reckless behavior of the Airbnb community at the expense of the long time residents of Pioneertown. And you also operate an airbnb so it’s understandable why you choose to defend the AirBnBer’s and their owners.
Members of our community are frustrated because the county turns a blind eye and does nothing. And the AirBnBer’s continue to break the law…
Sadly we have lost the peace and quiet we’ve enjoyed and a major attraction for those who moved here.
I hope it can be resolved in a peaceful and timely manner.