IMHO this should have stayed a hotel.
This got me thinking, how much are hotels being eroded by private rentals?
I mean look, only 5 years ago, you sure could try to rent your place out, but it was hard to place it online somewhere it would be found, and even then you might have to know how to build your own website, and as if any individuals could take credit card payments etc. back then.
But now, if you are going away on holiday for even 3 weeks, you might be able to pick up some extra cash renting your home pad on Air B & B, while you are on vacation elsewhere.
Air B & B has over 350 listings in Victoria, when I searched a random date in June.
Or even let's say you have an apartment building with studio suites, that you normally just rent to normal, monthly, local residents. But say you have an opening coming up, someone gives their notice for for July 1st. How easy would it be to make this a Air B&B place over the summer. All you need to buy is a some bedding, linens etc.