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10 Essential Etiquette Tips for Short-Term Rental Stays

Woman Walking Into a Rio Rancho Short-Term Rental with a SuitcaseIt is important to remember that you’re a guest in another’s home when renting a short-term Rio Rancho rental or vacation rental. It is crucial to respect both the property and the residents living year-round. This article will cover some best practices and etiquette suggestions for renters staying in short-term or vacation rentals. We will cover everything, from arrival etiquette to what you should and should not do during your stay. 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 entails treating the property with respect and caring for it as if it were your own. This includes not smoking indoors, not making a mess, and not being too loud.
  2. Before you arrive, make sure to speak with the owner or manager. It’s crucial to go over any questions or concerns you might have at this point. It’s also a good way to meet the owner or manager and discuss your plans for your stay.
  3. Unless the Rio Rancho property manager has left clear instructions regarding food and drink consumption, assume that you are not permitted to consume anything in the home. On the other hand, most short-term rental owners will offer some spices and condiments as well as basic toiletries, which you are free to use. Plan to provide all other necessities yourself.
  4. Be respectful of the neighbors of the short-term rental. This includes not making excessive noise, not playing loud music, and not hosting parties at the rental. Keep in mind that you’re a visitor in someone else’s neighborhood!
  5. Make sure to leave the short-term rental in the same condition as when you came. This entails removing all trash, cleaning surfaces, and sweeping the floors. If there are any specific cleaning instructions, make sure to do them.
  6. If by accident, you break, leave a stain, or cause any other type of breakage to the rental property, it’s crucial to inform the owners right away. Most of the time, your security or cleaning deposit will cover minor damage. Nevertheless, be prepared to cover the costs in any case.
  7. Smoking is usually prohibited in most short-term rentals. Cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and cannabis are all examples. Please smoke outside and away from the property if you do so.
  8. In most short-term rentals, pets are not allowed. If you have a pet, however, please inform the owner before arriving. Certain owners may make an exception for well-behaved pets.
  9. Always follow the owner’s check-in and check-out times. This requires prompt arrival and not staying past the check-out time. Communicate with the owner beforehand if you require special accommodations. Also, send a text message or call the property owner when you depart. 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 time or if the property owner went out of their way to make your stay special. If you have complaints, communicate them to the business owner before posting them online. If you share your concerns in a respectful manner, most short-term rental property owners will appreciate the opportunity to address them.

Following these ideas will help you have a great time at your short-term or vacation rental. You’ll have a great time if you show a little respect and consideration!

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