Long term trips can be a host’s dream. Fewer cleanings, fewer guests to communicate with and fewer check in and check outs. Here are some things you should know about long term trips.
Hospitality. There is a fine line between being a good host and being annoying. I find the sweet spot is to message clients every week to two weeks. I like to check in, see if they need anything (i.e. more towels) or see if they would like the place tidied up a little bit.
Cleaning. If the trip is longer than two weeks, I offer to come and clean the property. Easy things like change the sheets and towels and tidy the place up. Most guests say that they are fine and don’t need the cleaning, but it is always nice to ask.
Toiletries. If a guest is staying longer than two weeks, I provide larger toiletries. I go to Costco and get a large bottle of lotion, shampoo and conditioner. I provide laundry detergent, dishwasher liquid and dryer sheets. All of these things cost less than $50 to purchase and they don’t use all of it, but it is appreciated.
Try to do everything you can for a long stay. They are phenomenal for hosts who can take it easy. I try to accommodate anything they want (obviously within reason). Comment as to how you deal with long term guests.