Little Touches for Keeping Your Airbnb Rental Up to Five-Star Expectations

Guests love the little touches in an Airbnb, and these tips can ensure a five-star rating every time.

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Many people use their homes as rental properties for extra income, and the nicer the home means even more income.Shutterstock

As Airbnbs rise in popularity, hosts are doing more than ever to chase the elusive five-star rating, including thoughtful touches around your rental house or apartment that make guests feel right at home--even when they’re hundreds or even thousands of miles away.

Guests Can Sleep Easy With Pollutant-Free Air

Cowa Mighty Air Purifier
Coway’s Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco ModeAmazon

Guests can sleep easy knowing that the air they breathe is safe and free of toxins, pollutants, and allergens with an air purifier that cleans and reduces odors in the home. Pollution sensors communicate indoor air quality in real-time with a brightly colored LED light that alerts you to how clean or dirty your indoor air is around the clock. An environmentally-friendly eco mode saves energy by shutting off when no pollution is detected for 30 minutes.

Improve Airflow While Staying Cool

Quietset fan
Honeywell’s Quietset Eight-Speed Whole-Room Tower FanAmazon

Keep guests cool and comfortable with an eight-speed tower fan that's perfect for air circulation in smaller spaces, that can be used year-round in any home or apartment. Oscillating motions keep the whole room cool while saving energy to give both your air conditioning unit and wallet a break. Operate with either touch button controls or a remote control that stores easily in the back of the unit.

Communicate With Guests Safely And Securely

Blink XT2
Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera with Cloud StorageAmazon

As an Airbnb host, you'll want to ensure that your guests are safe and secure while also keeping peace of mind that your home is also being kept in good care. Communicate with visitors using an app on your smartphone or tablet that also provides a live view in real time with motion recording. No tools, wiring, or professional installation services are needed with smart security that's simple to set up.