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10 Essential Etiquette Tips for Short-Term Rental Stays

Woman Walking Into a Hyrum Short-Term Rental with a SuitcaseIt is crucial to remember that you are a guest in someone else’s home when renting a short-term Hyrum rental or vacation rental. It’s essential to treat the property and the people who live there year-round with respect. This blog post will go over some etiquette and best practices for renters staying in short-term or vacation rentals. From how to act when you first arrive in what you should and shouldn’t do during your stay, we’ll cover it all. If you follow these ten tips, you’ll have a wonderful time at your short-term or vacation rental!

10 Tips to Being a Great Short-Term Rental Guest

  1. Recognize the vacation rental or short-term rental as your own abode. This means treating the property with respect and maintaining it as if it were your own. This includes not smoking indoors, not making a mess, and not being too loud.
  2. Be sure to contact the owner or manager prior to your stay. It’s critical to go over any questions or concerns you might have. It’s also an excellent way to get to know the property owner or manager and set up expectations for your stay.
  3. Presume that you are not allowed to consume any food or beverages in the house unless the Hyrum property manager made clear instructions. 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 considerate of those who reside nearby the short-term rental. This includes not making excessive noise, not playing loud music, and not hosting parties at the rental. 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 follow them.
  6. If you accidentally break something, leave a stain, or cause other damage to the rental property, it is essential to notify the owners as soon as possible. Most of the time, your security or cleaning deposit will cover minor damage. Nevertheless, be prepared to cover the costs in any case.
  7. Short-term rentals typically have a strict no-smoking policy. This consists of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and cannabis. Please smoke outside and away from the property if you do so.
  8. Pets usually aren’t allowed in short-term rentals. If you have a pet, however, be sure to tell the owner before you arrive. Certain owners may make an exception for well-behaved pets.
  9. Respect the check-in and check-out times established by the owner. This would mean arriving on time and not staying past check-out. If you need to make any special arrangements, contact the owner ahead of time. Also, when leaving, send a message or make a phone call to the property owner. This is a considerate gesture that they will appreciate, especially if they need to prep the property for another tenant.
  10. Leave an online review if you enjoyed your stay or if the property owner went above and beyond to make your visit pleasant. If you have complaints, communicate them to the business owner before posting them online. The majority of short-term rental property owners will appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns if you do so in a respectful manner.

Following these ideas will help you have a great time at your short-term or vacation rental. A pleasant stay is guaranteed with a little bit of courtesy and respect!

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