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We're a group of experienced and dedicated Airbnb hosts and vacation rental owners wanting to share our tips and experiences with others.
We have a real passion for hosting and would also like to get in touch with other dedicated hosts, vacation rental owners and homeowners renting their properties on Airbnb, Flipkey, Tripsadvisor and similar sites. We're also glad to help those who'd like to get started.
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Airbnb Superhost requirements, full overview: To become an Airbnb Superhost, your response rate must be 90% or better. This means you have answered all booking requests within a day. You...
Here's a quick guide to how to become a member of Airbnb: 1) Create a profile with Airbnb. Use this link to receive a $25 to spend on your first stay 2) Have a copy of your ID / passport ready...
Yep, Airbnb guests can be incredible sometimes. I've been hosting since more than 5 years and on this page I've documented some of the most incredible things I've discoreved post guest check...
Boost your Airbnb ranking
It's a proven fact that people are more likely to click and book the listings appearing on the first pages in Airbnb search. And with 100's or even 1000's of Airbnb listings in the most popular areas, and more listings added every week, you better stay ahead of your competitors. The following tips will help your listing appear higher in the Airbnb search engine, get more visitors and more bookings. Read more here: Airbnb SEO tips
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The Airbnb Keyword Search is gone. Airbnb wants people to view more properties which is good for analytics and good for generating serendipitous sales because people get incentivised with different locations rather than solely relying on features. Security and/or privacy could...
What will Airbnb guests expect from my property? If you are looking to be a great Airbnb host and ensure your guests have a comfortable stay, there are a few key things that you should try to provide for them. Although some of the things in this list may appear obvious, it is...
Author bio: Guest post contributed by the Downlite Bedding team. Downlite designs, manufactures, and markets comfort bedding for major hotel chains, airbnb hosts, and consumers. The family-owned business is an industry leader with three generations of product-knowledge and experience. After...
Perfect your Airbnb listing One of the key factors in becoming a successful host is attracting enough guests to your property. You also want these guests to be the sort that will treat your home as their own and leave it in a good clean condition when they vacate. Therefore, you need to make...
Back in 2013 I had decided that I wanted to leave The Netherlands, the country where I was born and raised. Both my parents are from the Cape Verde islands, and I felt that for me, that was where I needed to be. I wanted to get to know the country better, spend much more time with my...
In 2017 we hosted 267 guests, earned 5 star reviews 85% of the time with no cancellations. In january 2018 we earned the Airbnb Superhost badge. Apart from the usual Airbnb Superhost Requirements, this is our top tips for becoming an Airbnb superhost: Airbnb hosting tips...
Having a well kept, smartly advertise Airbnb listing is imperative if you want to make money renting your property. As you probably know, people will pay more for luxury, or even perceived luxury, if marketed correctly. That being said, our friends at Simply Self Storage recently compiled a...
How Airbnb hosts can protect themselves using background searches We all love easy and affordable places to stay, it makes travelling that much more easier. That’s why we all love Airbnb. You get what you need for what you can afford, with virtually no hassle. It lets you let out your spare...
Supplement Your Retirement Income With An Airbnb © Judy Helm Wright—Author/Blogger/Intuitive Wise Woman Are you finding that you are coming up a little short each month? Many of our friends and colleagues are in that scary position. The pension or social security is not as...
Airbnb brags about their 24/7 open customer service, but the Airbnb phone numbers are well hidden on their website. So, we're making it easy for you and providing all Airbnb local phone numbers: Canada 1-855-424-7262 Taiwan 0800 868 313 United Kingdom +44 203 318...
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Vacation rental and Airbnb news
Halloween nights don’t get much spookier than this. You can now sleep like Dracula at a Castle in Transylvania, Romania. Earlier this month, Airbnb announced that Bran Castle in Romania, also known as “Dracula’s Castle”, would be listed on its website for the night of October...
Yourporter has just launched a new app checking your Airbnb's ranking position in search. See also: 10 Airbnb SEO tips to improve your Airbnb ranking position The app was recently launced and you can get a detailed report on your Airbnb's ranking position on a daily or weekly...
Regulators have forced Airbnb to rectify a major flaw in its customer review system which meant that until now some of the worst listings have escaped bad reviews. Currently, guests who decide to cancel their stay or leave early because the apartment or house is a bit of a dump cannot automatically...
I just used Airbnb as a guest recently and one change I noticed is that when writing a review, Airbnb is explaining what each star means as follows: 1 star = Terrible 2 Star = Bad 3 Star = OK 4 Star = Good 5 Star = Great
"Airbnb is close to launching a new service that will match guests with quality-inspected home and apartment rentals. The product is intended to attract higher-paying travellers who have yet to use Airbnb because they prefer the amenities guaranteed by fancy hotels, said three people familiar with...
Airbnb is introducing new rules for instant book: Improved calendaring — giving hosts with multiple listings (for example, a host with a listing for an entire home and a separate listing for a room inside that home) controls to link their Airbnb calendars and prevent double-bookings, as well...
"Is there room for smaller, more focused Airbnb competitors? French startup Misterb&b thinks so as the startup just raised $8.5 million from Project A and Ventech to build an apartment renting platform focused on the LGBTQ community. As the name suggests, Misterb&b started with a focus on...
Airbnb is standardizing the check-in process to make it way less confusing "Airbnb is rolling out a new check-in instructions tool to streamline and improve guest arrivals. Now, guests of hosts who opt in to the new tool will receive clear, visual, in-app step-by-step guides on what to...
Airbnb increases fees for hosts and changes it's cancellation policies. In short, what is going to happen is the following: The Moderate and Strict policies (less favourable to the guests), will be accompanied by an increase in host service fees, from 3% to respectively 4% and 5% to...
Airbnb business travel is now ready Airbnb has just launced its new thing: Airbnb for business. Airbnb is now targeting business travellers and listings eligible to meet those travellers requirements can now "upgrade" to get the Airbnb business badge. To get the airbnb...