The HPMA CC&R’s allow owners to rent their property on a short-terms basis. As of January 2022, there are 32 properties listed on online platforms, such as Airbnb, VRBO, and Vacasa. There are also a few properties available to rent on a short-term basis, but do not advertise on an online platform. Overall, rental properties available on a short-term basis represent less than 10% of the total number of developed properties at the Pointe.
This page provides information for both owners and renters to help make visits comfortable and enjoyable.
Information for owners renting their homes on a short-term basis
The CC&R's establish the rights for owners to rent their property, subject to any HPMA Rules & Regulations, which establish the responsibility of owners for the conduct of their guests.
State of Washington compliance requirements
Owners who rent their properties on a short-term basis are required to comply with Chapter 64.37 RCW SHORT TERM RENTALS
, which includes posting the following information in a conspicuous place inside your property:
- Your unit's street address
- Emergency contact information for police, fire or emergency medical services (i.e. 911)
- Your unit's floor plan with fire exits and escape routes marked
- Your unit's maximum occupancy limit
- Your contact information or the information for your designated contact
Owners who rent their properties on a short-term basis are required to comply with RCW 19.27.530
applicable rules regarding carbon monoxide alarms.
As a property owner who rents their property on a short-term basis you are responsible for the following:
- Ensuring your renters know the personal conduct rules outlined in the Hartstene Pointe Rules Summary prior to arrival.
- Making sure each renter has been given gate access to avoid piggybacking and after-hours calls to patrol.
- Paying fines for violations incurred by your renters. Please review the current Schedule of Fines for additional information.
- Maintaining primary liability insurance to cover the short-term rental dwelling unit in the aggregate of not less than one million dollars or conduct each short-term rental transaction through a platform that provides equal or greater primary liability insurance coverage.
- Collecting and remitting all applicable local, state, and federal taxes.
It is recommended that you review Disaster Preparedness
page and make sure your property has emergency supplies. It is common to experience power outages and more recently breaks in waterlines requiring service to be suspended to impacted properties while repairs are made.
Recommendations for advertising and managing your short-term rental
How a property is advertised and managed by the owner is the key to ensure that renters are good neighbors. Please emphasize to your renters that the Pointe is a neighborhood community and not a resort and there are no concierge services available at the office.
It is also recommended that you send your renters the personal conduct rules outlined the Hartstene Pointe Rules Summary
prior to arrival as owners are responsible for fines resulting from violations.
There is a property owner who manages rentals on behalf of the owner. She meets the renters at the gate, shows them the property and reviews all the rules with them. If you are interested in learning more, contact Vicki Peterson at email@example.com or (361) 779-3733.
Please note: Patrol and/or the office will always contact owners directly as needed and will not contact property management companies. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that their property management company is kept informed as needed.
Information for short-term renters
As a renter at the Pointe, you are required to follow the rules and regulations set forth in the CC&Rs and R&Rs. Violations are subject to fines that will be imposed on the property owner.
Before you visit, please review the following:
Short Term Rental Committee
The HPMA board formed an Ad-Hoc Committee to recommend adjustments to existing rules or new rules to better manage guests of rental properties. This work included owner surveys and recommendations to the board. For more information visit Ad Hoc Advisory Short-Term Rental Committee