TIPS FOR A SPARKLING CLEAN AIRBNB

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Make your guests feel at home by ensuring your place looks and feels clean! This can make the difference between a good and bad review, and whether guests recommend your Airbnb property to others.

Here are a few easy tips on how to make your Airbnb property look and feel clean;


White Liens and Towels

When have you visited a hotel that didn’t provide hotel grade white liens and towels? White linens and towels give the impression of cleanliness. They may take a little more work when dirty, but it will make a big difference to the overall guest experience. Your guests want to crawl into a bed that looks crisp and fresh.

Declutter and Remove Personal Effects

Less is more when it comes to an Airbnb property. It is important to provide a space that allows your guests to enjoy your home. Make sure to include furniture that provides function to the room but consider removing furniture that doesn’t. You want guest to feel like they are “at home” and not in “your home” so removing personal effects will help with that.

Purge Old Stuff

We know that it is tempting to use old furniture and kitchen stuff from your own home and purchase new things for your house. Your guests want to feel at home and if the furniture is old and dated, the pots and pans are stained, and the dishes don’t match your guests won’t be happy. This could contribute to bad reviews. It is ok to use older furniture if it is in good shape, and fits with the décor but be careful and ensure it doesn’t look worn or well used.

Deep Clean

It is important to take time every month to deep clean and tackle larger cleaning tasks that can build up over time. When you have a vacant night, consider doing some of the deep clean chores like wiping down the trim or walls, touching up the paint, cleaning high shelfs, wiping out the kitchen cabinets and drawers. All these things can appear clean but over time collect dust. Don’t risk a bad review and ensure to deep clean every month.


Let us help you manage your Airbnb property and we will ensure it is sparkling clean for every guest. Contact us for more info.

Things to do this Easter Weekend

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All our properties are fully booked for the Easter weekend. We’ve put together a list of fun family friendly Easter events happening in the Collingwood and Blue Mountain area for our guests to see. If you are looking for something to do this weekend. Here’s what’s going on.


Collingwood Downtown Great Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday April 20th,2019 from 10am to 3pm

The day begins at 10am at the Collingwood Museum / Station. Bring a bag and collect the eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny. Then head to the Children’s Activity Centre, in front of Collingwood’s Town Hall. There will be free face painting and a chance to take home a fun balloon. You can pick up your egg counting entry form, then head out and count the eggs that the Easter Bunny has hidden in all the business windows throughout downtown. Return the form for your chance to win a great prize.

For more info Collingwood Events

Blue Mountain Village Easter Weekend Fun

Friday April 19th to Monday April 22nd, 2019

The village will be hopping with Easter activities all weekend long. Take part in the Village Scavenger Hunt, check out the Magic Show, go for a horse and buggy ride, join in on the interactive drumming and so much more.

For more info Blue Mountain Events

Easter Eggstravaganza in Wasaga Beach

Saturday April 20th, 2019 from 10am to 3p.m

Free family event in Wasaga Beach. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance for the egg hunt starting at 10:30am. There will be prizes, wagon rides, petting zoo, face painting, bouncy castles and much more. Some small fees apply. Cash only.

For more info Wasaga Beach Events


 



Airbnb Essentials

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Making sure your guests have a fantastic stay at your place is essential to the overall guest experience. You need to ensure that your guests have everything they need.

Some of the items may seem obvious but you would be surprised at how many Short Term Rental properties in the Collingwood and Blue Mountain Area miss them.


Everyday Essentials

Hairdryer

A hairdryer is a nice convenience for guests who are travelling. Purchase a basic hairdryer for the bathroom, it needs to be functional not fancy.

Coffee Maker and Kettle

We recommend our clients purchase a coffee maker and kettle for their unit. We are huge fans of the Keurig. Leave enough coffee and tea for your guests to kick start their vacation. You don’t need to provide for the whole stay, but definitely for the first day or two!

Iron and Ironing Board

If you have guests that are travelling for work, weddings or other functions, leave an iron and ironing board for them to use. That way they can look their best when they need to.

Wi-Fi

Provide reliable Wi-Fi for your guests. It is important you have the best services available in your area. Shop the different companies and options for the unlimited internet package, this will help avoid going over budget on your bill. Wi-Fi is a necessity these days, and not having reliable service could potentially lead to bad reviews.

Charging Cables

Make it easy for your guests to charge their devices. Provide extension cords for additional outlets in the bedrooms and living rooms for easy access and charging. Also providing a few additional charging cables will help guests when they have forgotten theirs at home.

White Linens and Towels

Provide clean, good quality linens and towels, and make sure you update them should they become stained or frayed. You want your guests to feel clean and comfortable in your place.

Play Pen and High Chair

Hosting families? We recommend offering a play pen and high chair for their stay. This helps guests reduce the amount they have to pack while travelling with a young family.

Safety Essentials

Fire Extinguisher

Your place should have a working fire extinguisher. We suggest keeping it in the kitchen under the sink. Note the location of the Fire extinguisher in your welcome binder so guests know where to find it in an emergency.

Smoke Detector

Equip your place with working smoke detectors. These will ensure that both your property and your guests are safe! We recommend checking them quarterly and changing the batteries to ensure they are in working condition.

Carbon Monoxide Detector

This is just as important as a smoke detector. They should be checked quarterly and batteries changed to ensure they are in working condition.

First Aid Kit

Make sure you provide your guests with the necessary items to take care of minor medical issues. Purchase a First Aid kit and leave it in the Kitchen or Bathroom. Note the location of the First Aid Kit in your welcome binder so guests know where to find it.

Hosting Blue can help you manage your rental property. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

How to make your Airbnb Stand out

How to make your Airbnb Stand out

There are over 300+ Airbnb properties in the Collingwood and Blue Mountain area. This means your Airbnb listing is important to the success of your Short Term Rental.

We help our clients by creating and managing their listings to improve bookings and boost occupancy. We ensure our listings stand out amongst the others. We have put together the following tips on how you can make your Airbnb Listing Stand Out