Showing posts from October, 2019

Children and Vacation Rentals

As a vacation rental property owner there are a variety of things that you have to juggle. Dealing with renters that have children can be tricky and open one up to liability issues if we are not diligent.  We have some tips to help keep your property protected and running smoothly without having to turn away guests with children.  The vacation rental market is huge. More and more families are looking to rent homes than staying in hotels. Here are some things that you can do to protect your property.  Do you offer the luxury of a pool? Pool toys can lead to a fun time had by all. It’s a good idea to use larger floats, rafts, or built in toys like basketball nets and diving boards. Smaller toys tend to get lost, stuck in a filter and when it gets windy, the guest shouldn’t have to chase down a bunch of little things nor do we want these things winding up in your neighbor’s yard. An idea for you as the homeowner would be to have a toybox in a closet with some fun playthings for c

Reviewing your guests so other rental owners can make the best decision to allow them to stay.

Hello, fans. This blog will be based on leaving reviews but these aren’t reviews your guests leave about you, they are about the reviews you leave about your guests! Did you know that you can leave reviews about the people that use your home? Yup! Many vacation rental web sites allow and encourage reviews so future property owners know whether or not the people staying should actually be there. There are several points to hit on when leaving a review about your guests. A one sentence review doesn’t quite cut it. There should be a little depth to your words. Some key spots to cover in your review include whether or not your property was left clean, within reason. Do we think they should make their beds? …. No. But renters shouldn’t be leaving wine bottles all over the house and food on the counter. That falls under common courtesy.  The biggest part to review is whether or not your house was respected. Was a faucet broken? Hardwood floor nicked? Did the neighbors call you to complain?