Final thoughts on my Airbnb summer

Starting tomorrow, Josh and I begin to phase back into our school year routines, and he starts taking back over the daily operations of the Airbnbs. While my taking them over during the summer afforded a lot of valuable time for him to be at the house project and not driving back and forth fromContinue reading “Final thoughts on my Airbnb summer”

The best from the best reviews – 3 things our guests love that you can have at home right now

I’ve harped a lot this summer on the the crazy reviews we get from guests in our Airbnbs. We generally like the people who stay with us, but they can have some strange requests and demands, and can get fixated on some strange things. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check back toContinue reading “The best from the best reviews – 3 things our guests love that you can have at home right now”

Four real reviews from our Airbnb’s that teach four lessons about booking!

Since taking over the Aribnb’s this summer, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the prospect of managing them. On the one hand, it’s nice to communicate with people, to be hospitable and helpful in answering their questions and making sure they have what they need, and in making sure the little extra touches that willContinue reading “Four real reviews from our Airbnb’s that teach four lessons about booking!”

3 Do’s and Don’ts an Airbnb Superhost wants you to know!

This summer, Josh turned over all the managerial duties of our three Airbnbs to me so that I could run the day to day operations while he worked exclusively on the new house during the day. I’ve helped to manage the cleaning and turnover side of the properties before, but there was actually quite aContinue reading “3 Do’s and Don’ts an Airbnb Superhost wants you to know!”

A practical guide to wine glasses

There are three main cabinets of dishes in our kitchen. The main one above the dishwasher holds our daily use plates and bowls, coffee cups, water glasses, and a collection of stemless wine glasses that we use as daily use juice glasses. A small one of the other side of the counter holds our “specialContinue reading “A practical guide to wine glasses”

What’s hygge and how do you find it?

Browsing for things for #joshandkatebuildahouse has become a favorite pastime of mine this winter. Though I’m generally anxiety ridden about the actual process of home building, the parts I like thus far include filling up Pinterest boards with room ideas, and generating an Amazon wish list called “Things for the Laack Nest,” which provides muchContinue reading “What’s hygge and how do you find it?”

Three weekends, three AirBNB rentals, three reasons to get your friends together and travel!

As has been the hot trend among millennials for a few years now, when my husband and I travel, we tend to lean towards short-term rentals as opposed to hotels. As hosts of two AirBNB rentals, we may be biased towards this style of travel. But while the monetary benefit of becoming hosts motivates usContinue reading “Three weekends, three AirBNB rentals, three reasons to get your friends together and travel!”

We host an airbnb, and we’ve learned some things about humans!

About a year ago, my husband decided that we should turn one of the rental properties he owns and manages into a airbnb rental. The guest house, as we now call it, sits on the same piece of property as our own house, making it easy to clean in between renters and convenient should theyContinue reading “We host an airbnb, and we’ve learned some things about humans!”