couple of weeks back Airbnb reached out to us to remind us that it was our three year anniversary since we had our first Airbnb guest! All the memories of our first experience as hosts came back! Wow was that 3 years ago already! At the same time we reached a great milestone of 700 reviews. Also, we desperately needed a day off ‘work’. [click to continue…]


Phishing Emails

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by Phil on June 9, 2014 · 0 comments

We’ve had quite a few phishing emails recently from unscrupulous folks pretending to be Airbnb and asking us to follow a link and sign in due to some made up reason. Of course the link will take you to a page that may or may not resemble an Airbnb looking site, but checking the URL it is not www.airbnb.com (Or dot, what country you’re from). It will no doubt be something like www.AirbnbHostHelp.com or something along these lines. [click to continue…]



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by Phil on June 6, 2014 · 0 comments

When we started out with Airbnb if we were asked by some one for a link to our apartment we would have to give them something like www.Airbnb.com/rooms/12345. Which was fine of course but we wanted something more precise for the prospective guest! So I put together a basic website site with our rooms. Then as we grew a bit I tried to keep up with getting everything loaded on the website but due to lack of time it quickly became outdated and not some thing we were proud of of promoting. [click to continue…]


Kitchen Tips For Hosts

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by Fiona on April 8, 2014 · 0 comments

They say a kitchen reflects the owners personality, would that be true? So, what’s your kitchen personality?

Every room is so important for our guests but the kitchen is particularly. Not only does it have to sparkle for them but it has to be clean deep down. If you do the cleaning yourself or you have a cleaner to do it, you need 5 stars for cleanliness. The following is what WE provide don’t forget, it’s nothing you need to do just our tips on our way of doing things which may help your hosting.. [click to continue…]


A New and Better Way To List

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Airbnb recently changed the way in which you put in your information for a new listing. It’s great as you now have new text boxes for each section to describe your property and area, which not only looks better on Airbnb when a guest is viewing, but also makes sure you are giving prospective guests […]

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Software to help you host

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We recently had a message through from Oriana, one of our readers, asking us the following; “I’m finding the need to have some sort of management software to consolidate my bookings, calendar, cleaning etc. I was curious to see what do you guys use. I need help!” Well, we can help with this one……….Big Time!

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Interior Hints For Hosts

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So this month we’re kicking off a new part of the blog providing you with a break down on some interior tips on how you could increase your guests experience and hence future bookings for your listing/s. It is going to be mainly written by me, Fiona! Not because Phil is not good in this area, on the contrary […]

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Chips Tips

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Firstly, Happy New Year to you all! To our fellow hosts, hope you had a great break over Christmas but benefited from the tourists who like to get away over the festive season. For us we spent our holidays in Barcelona and had a busy Christmas and New year’s week with reservations, now we’ve been […]

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We’re back….

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Did you miss us? Well we missed us and somehow 4 months have passed since our last post. So we are very sorry to our regular readers and thanks for those who were concerned of our whereabouts!!….. But we’re both fit and well and doing great.

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What Percentage Of Guests Leave A Review?

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Now that we are up and running as a business (thanks to airbnb) I thought it would be a good exercise for us to see how many guests actually leave a review. Sometimes we feel we do everything and more for a guest and even after that they don’t write a review. We never underestimate […]

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