Property Rules

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Parking

Our Property does have a driveway and can accommodate up to two (2) personal vehicles. Garage Parking is not allowed at this time.

Off-limit areas

If there are any areas in your house that are off-limits to your guests, it is a good idea to outline them in your house rules.

Smoking 

This is a non smoking property.

Parties and events

If you don’t want your house to turn into a complete mess after a raging party, make sure to add the “no parties” rule to your house rules list. To prevent parties at your rental, be very specific about the number of guests/visitors.

Avoid words such as “a few” and “a couple”, otherwise some guests can invite 15 visitors, arguing that it is just “a small gathering”.

The “no parties” rule will protect your house from damages and your wallet from having to pay for an “early renovation”. In addition, your rental will be a safer place without parties, as sometimes things might get out of control after a dozen cocktails.

Visitors

A limited number of visitors are allowed on the property if they are with the current renters. The exact number of visitors is contingent upon the renters party size but the maximum number of people in the house is 15 (including both visitors and renters).

Noise and the neighborhood

Highlight the rules against excessive noise late at night and/or disrupting the neighbors. Set hours when your guests need to keep noise to a minimum as well as penalties they may face if they break your rules.

Laundry

Let your guests know whether you allow them to use your washer and dryer. Is there a limit on how much laundry they can do?

Though a washer and dryer is one of the most searched for amenities and can bring you more bookings, Airbnb hosts often report problems connected with guests doing laundry at their short-term rental. These include forgotten clothing items, sand from the beach or a dryer clogged with lint.

Eating Areas

Decide on whether your guests may eat in all the rooms of your property. If you do have designated eating areas, let them know in your house rules.

In fact, by restricting areas where your guests can enjoy their food you can save hours at the laundry. If guests are allowed to eat everywhere they want, stains on your sofa or even bed covers are unavoidable. Therefore, consider which areas of your house guests may use for their meals.

Barbecue

If your property has a barbecue that guests can use, be sure to leave instructions on how to set it up, how to use it, as well as how to properly clean it.

Garbage and recycling

Include details on how to dispose of the garbage and where exactly your guests need to throw it out.

This will help ensure that your property is kept well with proper cleaning, and you’re not left with a huge pile of trash on checkout day.

Hot Tub/Swimming pool

If your property has a hot tub/swimming pool, ensure to lay out the safety rules and restrictions regarding the time of day that they can access the pool as well as any prohibited items in the pool area.

Balcony/Deck Area

Balconies and decks are a great space to congregate and take in the views of the city. However, they may pose a hazard to younger children. Ensure to include safety rules regarding the use of these spaces.

Security

Remind guests that their belongings will be kept safe and secure if they remember to close and lock all the doors and windows before leaving the property. This would also be a good opportunity to remind guests to turn off the lights and air conditioner before leaving the premises.

Pets

Let guests know the rules and/or restrictions regarding pets and pet sizes.

It is up to you to decide whether or not you allow pets at your vacation rental. As more people are traveling now with their furry friends, it makes sense to consider making your rental pet-friendly. By applying a few tweaks to your property, you can set it up for pets and charge a higher rate.

However, opening your property to travelers with pets has some cons to ponder:

  • Travelers with pet allergies won’t book your place.

  • Your property will be prone to extra damage and wear and tear.

  • You might find your place messy and untidy if a pet owner fails to look after their pet’s needs.

  • Your property might require extra cleaning because of hair lying everywhere.

Damages and Breakages

Let guests know what they should do if they break or damage something at your property. For cases when the cost of the damage exceeds the security deposit, make sure to mention that the costs will be billed to guests and reported to Airbnb.

Checkout Arrangements

Mention what guests should do before they checkout. Include rules on cleaning, garbage disposal, and key handover.

Emergency Contact Details

Provide emergency contact numbers in case anything goes wrong during your guests’ stay at your property.

Compliance

Clearly state what consequences your guests might face in case they fail to adhere to your rules (penalties, eviction, etc.).

Airbnb House Rules Examples

Here is a brief list of rules that Airbnb hosts might want to include in their welcome book or Airbnb listing.

  1. Guests and visitors should comply with the parking regulations and requirements and must show consideration to other vehicles in the neighborhood.

  2. No shoes inside the home.

  3. No smoking inside the Airbnb. Cigarette butts must be disposed of in the ashtray provided in the backyard of the property. 

  4. No parties or events.

  5. No unregistered guests or visitors allowed. The maximum property capacity is 4 people.

  6. Quiet time after 11 p.m.

  7. No eating or drinking in bedrooms. Please enjoy your meal in the dining room.

  8. Dispose of the garbage in the trash bin.

  9. Please use the swimming pool only between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  10. Keep a close eye on your kids while being on the balcony.

  11. No pets allowed.

  12. Make sure to turn off the lights, air conditioning, and any electronics when you leave the house. Don’t forget to close the windows and lock the door. 

  13. Report any damages and/or breakages in a reasonably timely manner. Damages exceeding the security deposit amount must be paid by guests and will be reported to Airbnb.

  14. Wash the dishes, and throw out the garbage before checkout.

Conclusion: Airbnb House Rules – the Key to Your Property’s Safety

Having the right Airbnb House Rules that match your home and preferences will help avoid accidents and reduce guest damage to your property. Remember to keep your house rules simple yet explicit. When your guests understand your rules, it should give you more peace of mind and feel more in control.

Check-in:

Check in begins at 3:00 PM. No early check in will be available.

Additional Rules

No parties or events allowed. No smoking allowed. No pets allowed. Suitable for toddlers and children under 12. No unregistered guests allowed. Please don’t eat or drink in the bedrooms. Please respect the noise curfew. Please respect check-in and check-out times. Please take extra care of your keys. Lost keys incur a replacement fee. Please take care of the furnishings. You have to pay for damages that exceed the security deposit. Please don’t rearrange the furniture. Please do your dishes. Please take the trash out before you leave. No illegal substances allowed on the premises. 10PM Noise Curfew

Checkout:

Checkout is at 11:00 AM. Any late checkouts will be subject to an additional fee.

Self check-in with keypad

This property does allow guests to self check in using the electronic keypad on the front door. The code will be provided to the guests after the booking process is complete.

No smoking

This is a non smoking property. If you would like to smoke, we kindly ask that you do it outside the property. Guests who violate this rule will be subject to a smoking fee. 

No pets

This property is not pet friendly. If this rule is violated, the guests will be subject to a pet fee.

No parties or events

Although we encourage group gatherings, no parties or events over the size of 15 will be permitted.