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10 Essential Etiquette Tips for Short-Term Rental Stays

Woman Walking Into a Berryville 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 Berryville 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 best practices and etiquette suggestions for renters staying in vacation or short-term rentals. Everything will be covered, from how to act when you first arrive in what you should and should not do during your stay. If you adhere to these ten tips, you’ll have a pleasant stay 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 involves respecting the property and treating it as if it were your own. This would include not smoking inside, not leaving a mess, and not making too much noise.
  2. Before arriving, make sure you speak with the owner or manager. It is crucial to address any questions or concerns you may have at this time. It’s also a great way to meet the owner or manager and create expectations for your stay.
  3. Unless the Berryville property manager made clear instructions regarding food and beverage consumption, assume that you are not permitted to consume anything in the residence. Most short-term rental owners will, however, include some spices and condiments as well as basic toiletries, which you can freely use. Everything else you’ll require will be provided by you.
  4. Be conscientious of the people near the short-term rental. This means no excessive noise, no loud music, and no parties at the rental. Please note that you are a visitor in someone else’s neighborhood!
  5. Ensure that you leave the short-term rental as clean as when you arrived. Taking all trash with you, wiping down surfaces, and sweeping the floors are all examples of this. If there are any specific cleaning instructions, make sure to do them.
  6. If by accident, you break, leave a stain, or cause any other type of breakage to the rental property, it’s crucial to inform the owners right away. Minimal damage is usually covered by your security deposit or cleaning deposit. However, be ready to cover the costs in either case.
  7. Short-term rentals, on the whole, 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. Typically, pets are not allowed in short-term rentals. If you have a pet, please notify the owner prior to your arrival. 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, you must contact the owner beforehand. When you leave, send a message or make a phone call to the property owner. This is a courtesy they will appreciate, especially if they need to arrange the home for a new tenant.
  10. Leave an online review if you enjoyed your time or if the property owner went out of their way to make your stay special. If you have any complaints, you should first speak with the owner before venting on the internet. The majority of owners of short-term rental properties will appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns if you communicate them politely.

Practicing these instructions will help make sure that you have a wonderful experience on your vacation or short-term rental. You’re sure to have a good time if you show a little respect and consideration!

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