How to Deal with Bad Guest Reviews of Your Vacation Rental - Helot Company Inc.

How to Deal with Bad Guest Reviews of Your Vacation Rental

Let’s face it. Bad reviews suck. They are every vacation rental host’s worst nightmare. Imagine believing you have done everything within your power to give a guest the best experience of their life, only for them to check out and, out of nowhere, your notification rings and bam! — it’s a bad review. At this point, you are probably wondering what you did wrong. ...
Creating Check-In Instructions that Actually Work

Creating Check-In Instructions that Actually Work: Everything Your Guests Need in One Message

Guest check-in is a very important aspect of hosting, and I have to say that it’s quite difficult to get right. A few years ago, I would have wondered, “What’s so difficult about showing a guest to their room?” But if my hosting experience has taught me anything, it is that drafting great check-in instructions is an extremely delicate business ...
Why Go the Short-Term Rental Route - Helot Company

Why Go the Short-Term Rental Route?

Booking channels like Airbnb, HomeAway, and Booking.com have drastically revamped what short-term rental represents. They transformed an unpredictable rental model into a lucrative unicorn for property owners willing to do what it takes. The demand for short-term rentals is often thought to revolve only around tourists in search of amazing local experiences. Hence the Airbnb saying, “Stay in this or that ...
Upgrade Your Vacation Rental Home with These Awesome Gadgets - Helot Company

Upgrade Your Vacation Rental Home with These Awesome Gadgets

Vacation rental hosting is all about the experiences you give your guests, and the best experiences revolve around comfort and convenience. Fortunately, these can be achieved with technology. It doesn’t matter whether your property nestles in the bustling heart of New York city or a quaint Alpine village along the Tour Du Mont Blanc hiking trail. Tiny quality tech upgrades ...
The Ultimate Photography Checklist for Your Vacation Rental - Helot Company

The Ultimate Photography Checklist for Your Vacation Rental

When looking to turn your property into a money-making vacation rental home, using professional photography is one of those things that aren’t really an option. You want potential guests to give up their hard-earn money to stay in your place (a stranger’s house)? Then you need to inspire an emotional connection between them and your property. The best way to ...