There are a lot of STRs in Myrtle Beach, and many may not be legal. But do they really cause serious problems?
Short-term renting in neighborhoods throughout Myrtle Beach is prohibited in many areas by city zoning laws.
“There is a reason why a residential neighborhood is for long-term residential use. If you turn it into a commercial area then you’ve lost something intrinsic to the residential area,” said Mark Kruea, spokesperson for the city of Myrtle Beach.
Despite these restrictions, about 30 properties throughout the city are allowed to operate within illegal zones because they were rented before the zoning law was enacted.
Many of these homes are in the Golden Mile. The Forest Dunes area has four short-term rental properties.
We discovered multiple other properties throughout Myrtle Beach and Horry County operating without business licenses and against city zoning codes.