Angry neighbor blocks road with furious note after Airbnb traffic

A “CRANKY” neighbor’s efforts to keep visitors away from a seemingly busy vacation rental has gone viral.

The man set up roadblocks on his street, using paper towels hung from large A-frames, warning potential Airbnb customers to turn back.


A ‘grumpy’ neighbor at a seemingly busy Airbnb has caused a stir online after photos of his efforts to keep visitors away went viralCredit: Facebook

The handwritten napkin messages appeared in the center of a narrow suburban street and have since caused a stir online.

“NO Airbnb traffic! Turn around!” a read sign.

You are not welcome. NOPE!! Airbnb. Not in our neighborhood,” reads the other.

Homemade panels have mixed opinions online, with some mocking the blockade.

One person said: “If Airbnb guests encounter this sign, it means they have already paid for their stay. The damage is done. If I saw this as a guest I would laugh and drive around them.

While others defended the sign saying vacation rentals and the constant influx of strangers can “destroy” a neighborhood’s vibe.

“People are buying or renting affordable housing and using it to make a profit while introducing revelers to otherwise quiet neighborhoods,” one woman said.

“Plus it increases traffic which is bad for commuters and kids who can become speed bumps for people who don’t know kids are playing outside and don’t know the speed limits,” he said. she added, earning 300 likes.

Others argued that a vacation rental would generate the same amount of traffic, or even less, than if the house were rented out full time.

“I don’t see how the traffic would be any bigger – if someone lived there they would be coming in and out several times a day and probably having guests as well,” one person explained.

And others have taken issue with the argument that “people just rent them for parties.”

“I rent them with my daughters because we prefer to cook ourselves and don’t like to stay in party places – I’ve never seen such a reaction,” she said.

The owners of an Airbnb also commented to criticize the neighbor for his “outrageous” signs.

“We run a very successful Airbnb. No massive parties or big disruptions/problems in our neighborhood. We took an eyesore and turned it into a great home people love to stay in,” the woman said.

Others said they would be more annoyed by the neighbor’s “annoying” signs than the Airbnbs.

“Getting out of your car to move them every time would be way more annoying than party noises and traffic,” they said.

While many simply said the panels would be ineffective and a waste of time.

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