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10 Essential Etiquette Tips for Short-Term Rental Stays

Woman Walking Into a Roslindale Short-Term Rental with a SuitcaseIt is important to remember that you’re a guest in another’s home when renting a short-term Roslindale rental or vacation rental. It is crucial to respect both the property and the residents living year-round. This article will cover some best practices and etiquette suggestions for renters staying in short-term or vacation rentals. From how to behave upon arrival to what you should and should not do during your stay, we will cover everything. Following these ten tips will ensure a pleasant stay at your vacation rental or short-term rental!

10 Tips to Being a Great Short-Term Rental Guest

  1. Consider the short-term or vacation rental as your own home. This entails treating the property with respect and caring for it as if it were your own. This includes not being obnoxiously loud, not leaving a mess, and not smoking indoors.
  2. Before your stay, make sure to communicate with the owner or manager. It is essential to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. It’s also a good way to meet the owner or manager and discuss your plans for your stay.
  3. Assume that you are not allowed to eat or drink anything in the house unless the Roslindale property manager has left specific instructions. On the other hand, most short-term rental owners will offer some spices and condiments as well as basic toiletries, which you are free to use. Plan to provide all other necessities yourself.
  4. Be considerate of those who live in the immediate vicinity of the short-term rental. This includes not being too loud, not playing loud music, and not throwing parties at the rental property. Keep in mind that you’re a visitor in someone else’s neighborhood!
  5. See to it that the short-term rental is left in the same condition as when you first arrived. This involves taking all trash with you, wiping down surfaces, and sweeping the floor. Follow any specific cleaning instructions that have been provided.
  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. Minor damage will usually be covered by your security or cleaning deposit. However, be prepared to cover the costs in any case.
  7. Short-term rentals, in general, have a strict no-smoking policy. Cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and cannabis are all examples of this. If you must smoke, do so outside and away from the property.
  8. In most cases, pets are not permitted in short-term rentals. However, if you have a pet, you must inform the owner before you arrive. Some owners might be willing to make an exception if their pets are well-behaved.
  9. Always follow the owner’s check-in and check-out times. This requires prompt arrival and not staying past the check-out time. Communicate with the owner beforehand if you require special accommodations. Also, send a message or call the property owner before leaving. This is a courtesy they will appreciate, particularly if they must prepare the home for the next tenant.
  10. If you had a pleasant stay or if the property owner took extra care to ensure your comfort, leave an online review. If you have complaints, you should first communicate them to the owner before posting them online. If you share your concerns in a respectful manner, most short-term rental property owners will appreciate the opportunity to address them.

Following these guidelines will help ensure a pleasant stay at your vacation rental or short-term rental. With a little respect and consideration, you’ll have an enjoyable time!

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