A colleague of mine is looking for somewhere to stay in Santa Monica for two weeks. She needs three bedrooms (it's for herself, her daughter and a friend) and the vrbo website was recommended to her. As I've travelled to and trawled the NYC forum a bit, I was suspicious when I saw that vrbo also advertised NYC apartments and I know that to be illegal. Having now looked at this forum, it would seem that two week apartment rental in Santa Monica is also illegal.
So, can someone confirm my suspicions please and I'll tell her to start looking at hotels instead!