Bedroom Tips For Hosts

Your bedroom at home should be relaxing, a comfortable soothing place where good quality sleep is a big factor here! For guest’s on vacation, well it’s pretty similar but with a little less stuff around! A guest’s bedroom should be the same in terms of a relaxing soothing place but should also be spotlessly clean (yawn……


Do you like our new look?

Delighted to introduce Ourbnb’s new look for Autumn 2014! So the past few weeks between hosting and other life things I’ve been busy working on our new look for our blog. Along with our fresh feel we’re adding some new features to help you guys out. Our high season has come to an end and this gives us time…


At Last San Francisco Makes Airbnb Legal

Airbnb and local city councils have a history of not being on the same page in some major cities. Airbnb was born back in 2008 and brought about a new way for guests to stay. It changed the way people travel and as we all know Airbnb grew fast….really fast! As this was a new format in…


Living Room Tips For Hosts

The living room can be a person’s sanctuary. Whether arriving home after a hard day at the office, or having a bad day or let’s hope a great day! Where our guests are concerned typically they will be tired after an energetic day out walking around the city sightseeing. The living room has to be very inviting,…


3 years, 700 reviews and a day off!

A 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…


Phishing Emails

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…


The Birth of PhilonaRooms.com

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…


Kitchen Tips For Hosts

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…



Just a quick heads up to all hosts reading. Airbnb recently added a new category to Amenities for listings. Its called ‘Essentials’.  Its to let guest know that you supply the basics, such as towels, bed sheets, soap and toilet paper. Of course the majority of us supply these basic things for our Airbnb guests….


A New and Better Way To List

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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