100 Percent Fed Up– Spring breakers have converged in various hot spots across Florida. Much to the dismay of homeowners with short-term rentals in their neighborhoods, large groups of rowdy, young partiers will move into residential neighborhoods where they party 24/7 in homes rented through Airbnb, Vrbo, and other short-term rental companies.
Daily Mail – The students were staying in a short-term vacation rental home listed on VRBO for $360 per night. The 1,596-square-foot home features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a large backyard with a private pool, according to the listing, and is a 15-minute walk to the beach.
The home was vacated of the renters by Friday evening, according to reports. It remains unclear if the suspect was staying at the rental property with the spring breakers.
On Thursday, police, and paramedics were called when six West Point cadets, two of whom are also football players required medical attention after overdosing on fentanyl-laced cocaine while staying at a Vrbo property in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida neighborhood.
Homeowners in the neighborhood where the VRBO is located described seeing the spring breakers being carried out of the rental home crowded with young vacationers.
Police in Wilton Manors, a city located in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area, did not release the suspect’s name or indicate their connection to the six West Point cadets who were hospitalized Thursday after overdosing on the drug.
A seventh individual, only identified as a woman, was later taken to the hospital and treated, the Sun-Sentinel reported. It is unclear if she suffered an overdose or what condition she is in. It is also unknown if she attended West Point with the other patients. As of late Friday, only three remained in the hospital, the TV station reported. Two were in critical condition and on ventilators. The other patient is said to be in stable condition.
‘We saw paramedics pulling the kids out of the house, unconscious, just laying them on the grass,’ Dana Fumosa, who lives a few doors down, told NBC6.
Neighbors in Wilton Manors told the Sun-Sentinel that the West Point cadets had been staying at the rental property for several days and that on Wednesday night, police were called for an unspecified reason.
Two local residents said they have repeatedly complained to the managers of the vacation property about excessive noise and rowdy parties.
Short-term rentals have turned quiet residential neighborhoods into nightmares for homeowners who are forced to contend with the clerkless hotels that are frequently used for week-long bachelor/bachelorette parties and young adults looking for unsupervised vacations. While many states and communities are working to ban short-term rentals, Michigan State lawmakers, led by Republicans in the House, recently passed House Bill 4722 that would strip MI residents of the ability to regulate or ban short-term rentals (commercial properties) from their neighborhoods and communities. If the MI Senate approves the legislation, Michigan will become a free-for-all state for owners of these commercial properties, many of whom live miles away or even out of state, leaving the responsibility of policing wild parties at their investment properties to the neighbors.
News helicopter video shows paramedics converging in the front yard of a short-term vacation rental home on NW 29th Court in Wilton Manors, where multiple people were found in cardiac arrest at 5 pm.Daily Mail reports – Fort Lauderdale Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Gollan told Local10 that two of the people who overdosed were sickened because they tried to perform CPR on the initial four overdose victims. He said the opioid-overdose-reversing drug naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, was administered to revive the victims.
‘These are healthy young adults, college students in the prime of their life,’ Gollan said. ‘Getting this drug into their system, it’s unknown what the recovery will be on the critical individual.’
Inhabitants of popular vacation spots, including Cancun, Miami, Pensacola, Fort Lauderdale, and South Padre Island, have to deal with observing never-ending crowds of college students having a good time, often blasting loud music and drinking alcohol from the first week of March until April.
Shocking stories of short-term rentals gone wild are unfortunately becoming all too common.
In Phoenix, Arizona, a party at a short-term rental led to a shooting. Houses near the short-term-rental were riddled with bullets. Four bullet holes were found surrounding a bedroom window next door where small children were sleeping.
Here is another story of a party home in Las Vegas, NV that’s an LLC owned by a man in Memphis, TN:
Pray for these cadets.