Despite the recent events in Old Montreal surrounding short-term rentals, better known as "Airbnbs," the city council of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue voted to allow short-term tourist rentals in the city.
While there are specific stipulations outlining the rentals, making it complicated to require a permit but it is not impossible.
On the island of Montreal as of August 2022, there are 83,618 nights available in Montreal from Airbnb alone. The Airbnb brand is one of many companies to capitalize on short-term homestays and experiences. The business model is one where the company acts as a broker and charges a commission from each booking.
While Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue does not seem to have any listings on the major short-term rental sites, Pointe-Claire, Senneville and Beaconsfield do.