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.

Dusty and Steve