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10 Essential Etiquette Tips for Short-Term Rental Stays

Woman Walking Into a Fairhaven Short-Term Rental with a SuitcaseIt is important to remember that you’re a guest in another’s home when renting a short-term Fairhaven rental or vacation rental. Respect for the property and the people who live there all year is essential. This blog post will go over some etiquette and best practices 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. 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. Manage the vacation or short-term rental as though it were your own home. This entails treating the property with respect and caring for it as if it were your own. This includes not smoking indoors, not making a mess, and not being too loud.
  2. Before your stay, make sure to communicate with the owner or manager. It’s crucial to go over any questions or concerns you might have at this point. It’s also a good way to meet the owner or manager and discuss your plans for your stay.
  3. Unless the Fairhaven property manager has left specific instructions, assume that you are not allowed to eat anything in the home. 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. Prepare to provide everything else you’ll require.
  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. Try to remember that you are a guest in someone else’s neighborhood!
  5. Make sure you leave the short-term rental as clean as you found it. This entails removing all trash, cleaning surfaces, and sweeping the floors. If there are any specific cleaning instructions, make sure to do 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. Minor damage will usually be covered by your security or cleaning deposit. Nevertheless, be prepared to cover the costs in any case.
  7. Generally, smoking is strictly prohibited in short-term rentals. This would include cigars, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and cannabis. Please smoke outside and away from the property if you do so.
  8. Typically, pets are not allowed in short-term rentals. If you have a pet, however, please inform the owner before arriving. For well-behaved pets, some owners may be willing to make an exception.
  9. Always follow the owner’s check-in and check-out times. This means being on time and not staying past check-out. If you need to make any special arrangements, contact the owner 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 good time or if the property owner went out of their way to make your stay pleasant, leave an online review. If you have any complaints, you should first confront 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 ideas will help you have a great time at your short-term or vacation rental. With a little respect and consideration, you’ll have an enjoyable time!

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