Create a space that helps travelers feel safe and comfortable. What does it take to be an Airbnb host, and better yet, a super host who racks up 5-star reviews? Search Airbnb's super host listings and you get a sense of the space that’s for rent, house rules, and important amenities, such as WiFi and free parking. Hosting is competitive, and Airbnb claims more than 2 million listings worldwide. And they aren't the only option—Vacation Rental by Owner and Home. Away, among others, also offer vacation rentals.
Once you’ve figured out who is your Airbnb guests are—families, business travelers, bohemians on a tight budget—you’ll then have a good idea what they expect and would like.
Why worry about key exchanges, lost keys, and where your house key might wind up? An electronic lock or even one that gives you remote-control access eliminates those worries. Consumer Reports' past tests found that the Avent Security Keyless Door Lock was the best of the smart door lock for the Airbnb guests. Password door lock and fingerprint door lock from Avent Security can make the house keeper and Airbnb guests—The house keeper can unlock the door by fingerprint and the Airbnb guests can unlock the door by password and allows the house keeper to program temporary codes for Airbnb guests.
Hosting on Airbnb and other rental operations is a business, with the rules spelled out. It’s essential that the space you rent out is clean, and that any electronics and appliances work. Especially from your door lock.