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10 Essential Etiquette Tips for Short-Term Rental Stays

Woman Walking Into a Brewer Short-Term Rental with a SuitcaseIt’s important to keep in mind that you’re a guest in someone else’s home when renting a short-term Brewer rental or vacation rental. It’s critical to treat the property and the people who live there on a year-round basis with respect. This blog post will discuss some etiquette and best practices for renters who are 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. If you follow these ten suggestions, you’ll have a great time at your short-term rental or vacation rental!

10 Tips to Being a Great Short-Term Rental Guest

  1. Handle your vacation or a short-term rental like your own home. This signifies treating the property as if it were your own and treating it with respect. This would include not smoking inside, not leaving a mess, and not making too much noise.
  2. Be sure to contact the owner or manager prior to your stay. It’s crucial to go over any questions or concerns you might have at this point. It’s also an excellent way to get to know the property owner or manager and set up expectations for your stay.
  3. Unless the Brewer property manager has left specific instructions, assume that you are not allowed to eat anything in the home. You are welcome to use the spices, condiments, and basic toiletries provided by the majority of owners of short-term rentals. Prepare to provide everything else you’ll require.
  4. Be respectful of the neighbors living near the short-term rental. This means not being excessively loud, not playing loud music, and not throwing parties at the rental. Bear in mind that you are a guest 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 includes removing all trash, wiping down all surfaces, and sweeping the floor. If there are any special cleaning instructions, be sure to follow them.
  6. It’s important to notify the landlords as soon as possible if you break something, leave a stain, or cause any other type of damage to the rental property. Usually, small damages are covered by your security or cleaning deposit. But, in any case, be ready to cover the costs.
  7. Short-term rentals, in general, have a strict no-smoking policy. Cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and cannabis are all examples. If you must smoke, do it 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. For well-behaved pets, some owners may be willing to make an exception.
  9. Make sure to adhere to the owner’s check-in and check-out times. This entails being on time and not overstaying the check-out time. If you need to make special arrangements, let the owner know ahead of time. Also, send a message or call the property owner before leaving. This is a thoughtful gesture that they will appreciate, especially if they need to prepare the property for a new 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 any complaints, you should first speak with the owner before venting on the internet. If you communicate your concerns in a respectful manner, most short-term rental property owners will appreciate the opportunity to address them.

Practicing these instructions will help make sure that you have a wonderful experience on your vacation or short-term rental. A pleasant stay is guaranteed with a little bit of courtesy and respect!

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