All about your Short Term Rental
This is a blog all about Short Term Rentals from A to Z based on years of experience as a host and cleaning company on the other side. We will share insights, triumphs, failures, questions from our social media pages and our day to day thoughts. No politics, no viruses, just real life honest conversation about improving your offering to the world.
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Service animals in your vacation rental At some point you will probably be required to host a disabled person with a service animal. This can be a sensitive issue that causes emotional turmoil for handler or host. If you are a handler being told you “cannot have pets” in a particular home or are a … Continue reading The ADA and Service Animals
amenities to Make Your Vacation Rental Stand Out Travelers are becoming more and more demanding with every passing day. Vacation rentals today compared to those near the birth of the concept are night and day different. Not only can guests search by location, but they can seek out their favorite amenities too. The following is … Continue reading amenities you need
How to stay ahead of the game and keep your vacation rental booked when others can’t Warning: This is one of the longest blogs I have ever written and it took me weeks to compile the best practices ensuring your vacation rental is booked to the fullest extent possible. Each heading will eventually have a … Continue reading Keep your vacation rental booked year round
The habits of successful Short Term Rental Owners Success in business is considered by some to be luck. While luck can play a small role, success is not dependent on it in any way. Take for example, the sheer number of short term rentals today and the people that are now living forever changed lives … Continue reading Best practices
How to respond to a negative review People look forward to vacations. You are now part of their life. If accommodations you are providing fall flat for any reason, it is likely going to end up a negative review. Modern social media has made negative reviews acceptable and commonplace, but don’t worry too much, they … Continue reading negative reviews
stop losing money to misrepresented occupant count Hosting a short-term rental is tough enough without having to worry about the guest count. This number will seem trivial to a guest but is clearly very important to you, the host. The two situations that will be discussed here occur when a “lead guest” (the person that … Continue reading STR Occupancy Count Issues
6 things you should expect they do, 3 they might, and a few you should never even ask for **This is an opinion piece. The longer I am in this industry the more we are seeing hosts ask for. There are limits, and even after writing this would probably remove a few items if I … Continue reading What should an STR Guest do for you, the host
Should you do it yourself or hire a pro Okay, you have been cleaning your own short-term rentals but it is becoming a chore. You already talk to all of the guests, manage problems and listings, take payments, and turn the properties on top of that? Is it time to hire a cleaning pro to … Continue reading Hire a cleaning pro or not?
A typical STR Turnover Checklist If you read PART 1, you already know just CLEANING is a long list, part two puts this into perspective with all of the added things you have to do to TURN a unit, with the introduction of the str turnover checklist A More Complete STR Turnover checklist We didn’t … Continue reading Why you need to have an STR TURNOVER CHECKLIST
A typical Short Term Rental STR Cleaning Checklist Cleanliness is one of the most important factors involved in getting you a five-star rating and maintaining superhost status. An STR Cleaning Checklist is probably one of the fastest ways to keep that status. A short-term rental cleaning checklist is a highly developed and task-specific list designed … Continue reading Why you need to have an STR Cleaning Checklist
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