Exciting News: Crowing County Opens Lake Homes with Holding Tanks to VRBO!

I’m thrilled to share some exciting news with you all. Crowing County has recently made the decision to open up properties equipped with holding tanks for short-term rentals. At MN Real Estate and Management, we have the expertise in managing properties with holding tanks, as we operate in multiple counties across the region.

The guidelines set by Crowing County seem to be modeled after the practices of Mille Lacs and Aiktin County. It’s important to note that not every property with a holding tank will be suitable for rental. Various factors need to be considered, and we’re more than happy to discuss the pros and cons with you.

We’re delighted to see the county move towards deregulation in this area. However, no one wants a scenario where guests are enjoying a barbecue on the deck only to be interrupted by a septic service arriving unexpectedly. Proper coordination is essential when renting out a property with a holding tank, but with careful planning, it can be successful. Guest need to be away of the situation and directed to avoid excessing water use.

It’s crucial to understand that holding tanks can fill up quickly, especially depending on the number of guests. Regular pumping schedules and contingency plans are necessary to avoid any inconvenience. Blocking out certain days for maintenance can also help manage the system effectively.

Over the years, we’ve spoken to many individuals interested in renting out their cabins as VRBO properties in the county. We want to extend our gratitude to everyone involved in bringing about this change in Crowing County. Success in managing short-term rentals lends itself to self-regulation in many areas, and we’re pleased to see Crowing County aligning with neighboring counties in this area.

If you have any questions about these changes or are considering renting out your property, feel free to reach out to Mike Fish or the team at MN Real Estate and Management. We’re here to help you navigate through the process and determine if joining the rental pool part-time while you are not using your lake home is the right choice for you.

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