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This calendar year has been a rollercoaster for many of these who control rental houses

This calendar year has been a rollercoaster for many of these who control rental houses in the beach front cities that dot the coastline of Southeastern North Carolina. 

COVID-19 strike the United States in mid-March, just when rental properties are likely to see an uptick in spring crack bookings. Rather, several saw cancellation immediately after cancellation.

Momentary point out and area bans on short-term rentals appeared to doom the rental time right before it commenced.

But when bans lifted, people rushed to reserve holiday vacation rentals. Reservations have remained continual for area rental companies during the summer months and into the tumble.

Viewing the holiday rental year ‘fall apart’

For Ian Kraus, a house and reservations manager at Intracoastal Holiday Rentals in Wrightsville Beach, the cancellations commenced streaming in mid-March.

Kraus estimates he managed 450 cancellations this spring. That is unheard of. 

“I have by no means been any place near to that,” Kraus reported.

The initial uncertainty surrounding the pandemic led to the flood of cancellations that appeared to threaten the rental season.