Airbnb Ideas You Need to Be a Super Host
My husband and I recently purchased a triplex and decided to try Airbnb. Since I travel a lot for my job, I stay in Airbnbs frequently, but we have never owned or managed our own. So with our new triplex we are in the process of turning two units into Airbnb rentals and one unit into a standard lease. With this new venture I am researching all kinds of great Airbnb tips and considering the items I enjoyed during my stays. Below are just a few ideas that I am looking to incorporate into our units.
ARRIVAL TREATS-This can be anything from a few bite sized chocolates on the pillow to having a stocked basket of teas. Make sure you also have a coffee maker and tea kettle. These are things that I have enjoyed after a busy day and most hotels include in their stay-so why not include it in my guest’s stay as well?
WELCOME BOOK-I love when hosts leave me a book of the area, much like the book a hotel would leave you in their room. I am currently working on one for our Airbnbs that has a list of local restaurants, local attractions, and emergency locations (i.e. hospital, police, etc.)
TAKEOUT MENUS-I know most of us have smartphones now and this is something you can easily pull up on your phone, but when I see a takeout menu in an airbnb I assume the host has vetted it or is at least a fan of it, enough to include it in my room. It’s just nice to know what the locals suggest.
BATHROOM JAR OF TRAVEL SIZED ITEMS-This is something a friend of ours does in her home and keeps in the guest bathroom whenever we visit and it’s BRILLIANT. Since I travel so much I easily acquire a lot of bathroom sample sizes, so now I just save them and throw them in a glass apothecary jar in the bathroom. That way if a guest forgot some toothpaste or shampoo, we’ve got them covered.
FRAMED SIGNAGE-Whenever you are in a new hotel you can usually call the front desk with any questions, but it’s not always that easy in an Airbnb. I LOVE when I see things like small framed signs in each room giving me details. For example; one in the living room that has the wifi and password. One in the kitchen that says there is tea in the cupboard I can use, or one in the bedroom saying there are more blankets in the closet. These signs can be used anywhere and for anything and really helps take the guess work out for your guest.
I’m still on the look out for more Airbnb hosting tips and hope that our first two units will be a success-I’ll keep you posted!