It’s important for you to protect your short-term rental. One of the ways you can do that is through your Airbnb house rules. Having clear and comprehensive house rules will protect you in the event of any guest dispute. It will also prevent you from living through an Airbnb hosting horror story.
Your Airbnb house rules should be comprehensive. Think of all of the spaces in your home and what you want protected in each area. You will have special considerations if your home has a pool, spa, fire pit, sauna, BBQ, or other non-standard feature.
Most Airbnb house rules should cover a few basic concerns:
Depending on the amenities you provide, you’ll want to include things like :
Here is some sample language pulled from a popular listing:
Check-out time is 11 AM. The cleaning service often has a short time between guests to get the home ready for the next guest, so there will be a $50 fee for anyone who has not checked-out by that time. This home accommodates 4 guests with a maximum occupancy of 6. There is a $50 fee per day, per extra person after 4. A $25 charge will be added for lost or stolen keys. Please gather trash and place it in the bins provided outside before check-out.
You can also download our free house rules template here.
Originally from Connecticut, Kevin moved to Los Angeles in 2013 and worked his way up to becoming an editor on award-winning reality TV shows. Kevin owns 4 short term rentals in Southern California and founded AirHost Academy to help other hosts improve their business.
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