There are 860 confirmed vacation home rentals in Douglas County of which 540 have permits. Short term rentals are banned outside of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The community of Chichester Estates at Gardnerville is preparing in case County Commissioners approve short term rentals in the Carson Valley. A ballot has been placed giving residents the choice of whether to accept them within their community. As of today there are 305 votes against, and 48 for them out of 778 residents. 390 votes are needed for a decision to be rendered. The community wanted to be proactive after seeing the problems noted at South Lake Tahoe between residents.