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10 Essential Etiquette Tips for Short-Term Rental Stays

Woman Walking Into a Brightwood Short-Term Rental with a SuitcaseIt is important to remember that you’re a guest in another’s home when renting a short-term Brightwood rental or vacation rental. It’s essential to treat the property and the people who live there year-round with respect. This blog post will discuss some best practices and etiquette suggestions for renters staying in vacation or short-term rentals. Everything will be covered, from how to act when you first arrive in what you should and should not do during your stay. Follow these ten-pointers, and you’ll have a lovely time at your short-term or vacation rental!

10 Tips to Being a Great Short-Term Rental Guest

  1. Treat your vacation or short-term rental as if it were your own home. This involves treating the property with respect and handling it as if it were your own. This includes not smoking indoors, not making a mess, and not being too loud.
  2. Before arriving, make sure you speak with the owner or manager. It’s critical to go over any questions or concerns you might have. It’s also a great way to meet the owner or manager and create expectations for your stay.
  3. Presume that you are not allowed to consume any food or beverages in the house unless the Brightwood property managermade clear instructions. Most short-term rental owners will, however, include some spices and condiments as well as basic toiletries, which you can freely use. Make sure you have everything else you’ll need on hand.
  4. Be considerate of those who reside nearby the short-term rental. This includes not making excessive noise, not playing loud music, and not hosting parties at the rental. Keep in mind that you’re a visitor in someone else’s neighborhood!
  5. Be sure to leave the short-term rental as clean as you found it. Taking all trash with you, wiping down surfaces, and sweeping the floors are all part of this process. If there are any specific cleaning instructions, make sure to do them.
  6. It’s critical to notify the owners right away if you accidentally break something, leave a stain, or cause any other type of damage to the rental property. Most of the time, your security or cleaning deposit will cover minor damage. But be prepared to cover the costs in either case.
  7. Smoking is usually prohibited in most short-term rentals. This consists of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and cannabis. If you smoke, you must do so away from the property and outside.
  8. In most short-term rentals, pets are not allowed. If you have a pet, please notify the owner prior to your arrival. For well-behaved pets, some owners might be willing to make an exception.
  9. Always follow the owner’s check-in and check-out times. This would mean arriving on time and not staying past check-out. If you need to make special arrangements, you must contact the owner beforehand. When you leave, send a message or make a phone call to the property owner. This is a courtesy they will appreciate, especially if they need to ready the place for another tenant.
  10. If you had a good time or if the property owner went out of their way to make your stay pleasant, leave an online review. If you have a complaint, talk to the owner first before venting on the internet. If you share your concerns respectfully, most short-term rental property owners will appreciate the opportunity to answer them.

Following these ideas will help you have a great time at your short-term or vacation rental. You’re sure to have a good time if you show a little respect and consideration!

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