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Real life examples of the good and bad rentals.

We love to travel and here on our own vacation rental blog, you will find actual pictures and stories from the rentals that we have stayed in. We will highlight the good as well as the bad from our trips. While the listing details will not be made known in order to protect the guilty, as a host hopefully you will learn some valuable tips here! If you have examples of your own that you would like to share, send us the details to info@vrupgrade.com

Signs and Labels to improve your Vacation Rental

Signs and Labels to improve your Vacation Rental

Signs and Labels to improve your Vacation Rental When we stay at an AirBnb or Vacation Rental finding out how things work can be a point of frustration  if the owner or property manager didn't take the time to properly label commonly used items.    Properly labeling...

9 things that can improve your Vacation Rental now!

9 things that can improve your Vacation Rental now!

On recent trip to central California, we booked a vacation rental that had already received great reviews, so our expectations were quite high that this rental wouldn't disappoint.  Upon initial inspection, we were correct.  This host did a great job in preparation...

5 Tips to creating a website for your vacation rental property

5 Tips to creating a website for your vacation rental property

This post is written by Vabooki.  This is a new company about to launch their vacation rental website service next month.  They are based in the UK however available in all countries.  In this post they provide some valuable tips for making or improving your vacation...

Hotel Welcome Letter Examples

Hotel Welcome Letter Examples

On a recent trip, we documented the welcome books of the hotels we stayed at.  Listed below are these hotel welcome letter examples.  While most of the welcome books provide essentially the same information, each one of them displays the information in their own way....

A Suite Hotel

A Suite Hotel

On a recent trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado we spent a night in Denver at a suite hotel about a block away from 16th St. Mall in Denver.  The total cost for the night was $253 which included $34 for valet parking, for one king bed and a fold out...

Welcome letter

Welcome letter

Welcome letters and other such correspondences renters receive upon entering a property can vary greatly from rental to rental. Good communication is necessary on your quest to become a Superhost.  Listed below is an example of a great welcome letter done through...

How to clean window screens

How to clean window screens

Window screens are a must for vacation rentals.  Not only does it help keep bugs out, but it also helps regulate the temperature in the rental. This reduces the need for your renters to use air conditioning, which will then equate to lower electrical and maintenance...

Bugs, bed bugs and rodents equal negative reviews

Bugs, bed bugs and rodents equal negative reviews

Bugs, bed bugs and rodents! In our analysis of reviews, we found that the one thing that will almost certainly give you a low rating on your vacation rental review is bugs, bed bugs, rodents and/or evidence of them. If the renter mentioned bugs or rodents in the...

Hotel vs Airbnb – Part 2

Hotel vs Airbnb – Part 2

Hotel vs Airbnb - Part 2 “The Airbnb home": This is the second part of our Hotel vs Airbnb experience.  In Part 1, we documented our stay in a major chain hotel on a recent trip to Monterey, and we wanted to compare the hotel versus an Airbnb rental that we would...

Hotel vs Airbnb

Hotel vs Airbnb

Part 1 "The Hotel" We stayed in a major chain hotel on a recent trip, and we wanted to compare the hotel versus an Airbnb rental that we were going to stay at later on our trip. This trip was to the Bay Area,  so we stopped in Monterey, California to spend the night...

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