Welcome to Tahoe - Now get your $1000 Fine

[Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle]

Planning a ski getaway? If you stay in an Airbnb, VRBO or other vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County) you need to know that you could get slapped with hefty penalties for such infractions as noise, late-night hot-tubbing, or parking on the street. 

The reason: Local residents are fed up with vacationers in their neighborhoods, saying that too often drunken revelers disturb their tranquility.

South Lake Tahoe has enacted strict rules for vacation-rental homes, which took effect Dec. 22, and apply to both guests and owners. Property managers now give all guests written and verbal warnings to help them avoid breaking the new law. The police have six code-enforcement officers responding to vacation-rental complaints.

•Each violation results in a $1,000 fine for the guest and ...