Coffee makers can help your guests feel at home

Part of providing an excellent guest experience when renting your home to vacationers are the simple hospitality items that you’d find in a normal hotel room. For instance, fresh linens, small toiletry items, a small supply of paper products, etc. are common items vacation renters expect to find in their dwelling. Another such item is a coffee maker – 64% of Americans enjoy a cup of coffee daily, and that [...]

By |2019-08-27T13:55:15-06:00July 22nd, 2019|Home Sharing, Property Managers|

Updated Ordinance in Tuscaloosa Alabama to Allow Airbnb and Short-Term Vacation Rentals in Designated Districts

Tuscaloosa, AL amended a previous ban on short-term vacation rentals to allow Airbnb’s and Vrbo’s to operate within what is designated as two Tourist Overlay Districts within the city. The City of Tuscaloosa has been careful in its Tourist Overlay distinction, so be sure to check that your vacation rental falls within the allowed boundary here. Along with zoning rules, Tuscaloosa has implemented certain eligibility requirements for short term rentals, including [...]

By |2019-09-04T19:40:43-06:00July 9th, 2019|Regulations|

Do you know who is staying in your vacation rental?

If you’ve been listing your home on Airbnb, VRBO or Homeaway for any length of time, you’ve surely run into inquiries on your property that look completely bogus. Or maybe you just get the sense that something isn’t entirely on the up-and-up. Perhaps they are asking you for your contact information because they want to circumvent the booking process, or, perhaps the language just seems like its boilerplate, or it [...]

By |2019-08-27T13:55:15-06:00July 8th, 2019|Home Sharing|

Ulster, Dutchess, NY Counties Seeking to Regulate Airbnb and Short Term Rentals

Much like other areas of the country, the counties that make up the Hudson Valley have experienced significant growth in their short-term rental markets. With the injection of money from tourists come similar obstacles that other popular areas have been faced with. Residents in these areas have begun voicing concerns over the impact short-term rentals have on their respective communities. Overall the opinion has been that an all-out ban is [...]

By |2019-09-04T19:38:29-06:00July 1st, 2019|General, Regulations|