Short Term Rentals

Our 3 Favorite Airbnb Plus Homes in Austin

By Mary Cate Long | October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Airbnb Plus properties are homes that consistently exceed expectations of hospitality, style, and cleanliness. Austin, Texas is home to over 270 of them. Airbnb.com explains how homes become eligible for an invitation to the upper echelons of Airbnb Plus: They must have “maintained an average rating of 4.8 over the past year” and have had […]

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The Best Airbnbs for a Secluded Staycation Near Dallas

By SecondShelters.com Contributor | September 9, 2020 | Comments Off on The Best Airbnbs for a Secluded Staycation Near Dallas

By Mary Cate LongSpecial Contributor One of the rare silver linings of COVID-19 and the resulting travel restrictions is the incentive to explore our own backyard. We often overlook the beauty and wonder of our own corner of the world for the draws of destinations far away.  Whether your international summer trip was canceled or […]

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Hawaii Severely Limits Short-Term Rentals To Mostly Benefit Hotels

By Jon Anderson | July 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Hawaii Severely Limits Short-Term Rentals To Mostly Benefit Hotels

Hawaii has had a complicated relationship with the short-term vacation rental market. Back before Silicon Valley got its claws into the process, these types of arrangements were called B&Bs (bed and breakfasts). Stereotypically, older ladies with a penchant for macramé would rent rooms and provide a meal or two – hence the name. In recent […]

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Don’t Let Your Airbnb Guest Ruin Your Rep

By secondshelter2 | May 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Don’t Let Your Airbnb Guest Ruin Your Rep

Like many, you may be using your second home as a part-time income generator, too — utilizing Airbnb, VRBO, or another platform to rent out your vacation home to other vacationers. And maybe you’ve had a great run of good luck, but all it takes is one noisy set of short-term tenants, or one raucous […]

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What Do Airbnb Guests Want? Turns Out, Wifi

By Bethany Erickson | May 17, 2019 | Comments Off on What Do Airbnb Guests Want? Turns Out, Wifi

What makes a traveler choose Airbnb over a hotel? A variety of reasons, one survey by IPX1031 revealed, including privacy and better options. And with many second home owners opting to take advantage of the relative ease short-term rental companies like Airbnb provides in earning a little income from a property that sometimes sits dormant, […]

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