A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up, Marketing and Managing a Short-term Rental (by Steven Unger)
airbnb Success – Short-term Rentals
For 18 years my husband Dusty and I hosted over 30,000 guests at a historic 8-guestroom Victorian B&B in central Portland, Oregon. We were listed on the National Register of Historic Places and top-rated by Trip Advisor.
Over the years we kept pace as the bed & breakfast business changed radically to become the short-term rental business.
- We listed rooms on our own website, airbnb, vrbo, expedia and hotels.com
- We experimented with various levels of service
- We rented out our basement apartment as a separate unit
- We’ve seen it all. We know the ins and outs.
Each host’s goals and needs are unique. What follows is a step-by-step guide to setting up and operating the short-term rental of your dreams.