#STRShareSunday: The JB Beach House

strsharesunday Nov 28, 2021

It's time for #STRsharesunday and this week we are sharing the JB Beach House!

We LOVE a good back story and we love when hosts share the history behind their rentals. Ashley's origin story is full of heart-warming nostalgia and she's bringing memories of her grandmother's vacation home to their guests as they create their own memories!

Ashley is primed and ready to welcome her guests to her favorite spot, and she also rents her space out for content creators (think video filming or photography) as well as short-term rental guests.

Next time you're in Galveston, book Ashley's gorgeous space!

The JB Beach House on Instagram

The JB Beach House on AirBnB

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#STRShareSunday: Black Barn Ranch

strsharesunday Nov 21, 2021

It’s time for #strsharesunday and today we are sharing Black Barn Ranch! This beautiful space is located in San Luis Obispo, CA and hosted by Sean and Lindsey. 

This "barndominium" is on their 2.5 acre property and it is SO gorgeous. Located on the second floor of their barn, this space has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and also has a kitchen, living room, dining space, and even has a deck for you to watch the sunrise and sunset!   

Sean and Lindsey have really upleveled the experience, there's plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, it's kid friendly (and they include some kid-friendly tips!) the design is impeccable, and they've done an amazing job making their space inviting!  

Check out Lindsey's personal IG account @thepleatedpoppy! We love when our hosts use their personal accounts to promote their rentals.

Black Barn Ranch on Instagram

Black Barn Ranch on AirBnB

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#STRShareSunday: the Zin Retreat

strsharesunday Nov 14, 2021

It’s time for #strsharesunday and today we are sharing the Zin Retreat!

This private guest house is hosted by Adri and located in Lodi, California, and she does a great job at highlighting her private, fenced-in courtyard for her guests to enjoy.

If you've been hosting for awhile and you've had some financial success, maybe it's time to upgrade! Adri has both a Keurig and a French Press, and giving your guests options and broadening your horizons will improve your guests' experience!

We love the wallpaper work she's done in the bathroom, and on her instagram, she links to her local tourism website and some really specific blogs for things to do in the area.

PRO TIP: Utilize your local tourism website so your guests can learn more about the area and partake in some of the local activities! Well done, Adri!

The Zin Retreat on Instagram

The Zin Retreat on AirBnb

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#STRshareSunday: Cozy Escapes

strsharesunday Nov 07, 2021

It’s time for #strsharesunday and today we are sharing Cozy Escapes!

This rental is located in Shenandoah, Virginia, and completely took our breath away. The imagery that they feature on their instagram account is absolutely unreal and makes you want to immediately pack up and visit.

They let you know that it's a family friendly place, but they also let you know what you might want to bring that you might forget that might enhance your stay. They have done a wonderful job in their listing letting people know exactly just how far off the beaten path their rental is, including details about the gravel road and what vehicles may or may not be a good idea to travel it with.

This serves as a great reminder that even if something is second nature to you, it may not be to everyone else, and it's always better to include these kinds of details in your listing.

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#STRShareSunday: WanderChatt

strsharesunday Oct 31, 2021

It’s time for #strsharesunday and today we are sharing WanderChatt!

We are so lucky to have been able to experience these container homes on the side of Lookout Mountain in Georgia. It was INCREDIBLE.

Michael is one of our Hosting Business Mastery members, and we had him on the show in episode 124.

The photos on their instagram do NOT do it justice. When you look at their listings, they've really woven together an amazing location and the experience of the actual containers. Each container has a different layout and amenities. There is so much attention to detail in all aspects of the property.

They actually opened up during the pandemic, and they have given their guests this incredible refuge. There is no wifi or TV, so the goal is to really enjoy the breathtaking views. No matter the time of day (sunrise, sunset, during the day), the views are absolutely incredible. These spaces are small but mighty and they give such an amazing guest experience.

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#STRShareSunday: Mountain Lake Bungalow

strsharesunday Oct 24, 2021

It’s time for #strsharesunday and today we are sharing Mountain Lake Bungalow!

This beautiful bungalow is located in the Catskills and hosted by Melinda and Matilda. They do an amazing job highlighting their outdoor spaces in their listing, and this place is all about the outdoors with truly wonderful views. But their indoor design is impeccable too! The decor is inspired by their native country, Sweden.

We are heading into the fall and winter, with so many still working from home, Melinda and Matilda let you know that their space is WFH-friendly, even going so far as to list their wifi speed. There are desks in each of the bedrooms (one has an amazing view)! They also have an adjustable desk for those who like to stand while working, and a printer!

If you have a little extra room in your budget, making your space WFH-friendly (or homeschool friendly) is a great way to encourage people to come stay with you!

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#STRShareSunday: Mouse House Rentals

strsharesunday Oct 17, 2021

It’s time for #strsharesunday and today we are sharing Mouse House Rentals!

We love the name... but we love the name more after we read their story! We were recently in San Antonio for a Vacation Rentals Management Association Conference (stay tuned for an episode about that), so we wanted to give them some love!

We have a whole section in our Hosting Business Mastery Method about knowing your WHY. Why do you host? Mouse House has their why completely nailed down in one of their posts, and it was hard for us not to get choked up reading it. Head over to their page and read it and we guarantee it will make you want to stay with them.

We LOVE how they have shared their why and we encourage you to do the same. Don't be afraid to share your story and share why you host with your guests! If you don't have your why, this industry can be very, very difficult. And when things go wrong with your rental, coming back to your why will keep you grounded and motivated to keep pushing...

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#STRShareSunday: Sanctuary 33

strsharesunday Oct 10, 2021

It’s time for #strsharesunday and today we are sharing Sanctuary 33!

We're getting in the fall mood this week! All we have to say is... WOW. We rarely, if ever, see a cover photo like theirs. Head over to their instagram and click their listing to see what we're talking about there.

All of Marissa's photos are so inviting (tying into this week's episode), but there are a few things about this listing we also love. Marissa lets her guests know that she has a hot tub coming soon, which is a great idea for anyone adding an amenity. Let potential guests know what you're working on and what might be there if they are planning ahead!

We also love that Marissa highlights her covered porch so you can enjoy the outdoors, rain or shine!

Sanctuary 33 on Instagram

Sanctuary 33 on AirBnb

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#STRShareSunday: Blue Jay Haven

strsharesunday Oct 03, 2021

It’s time for #strsharesunday and today we are sharing Blue Jay Haven!

Rebecca is your host, and she's been hashtagging us for awhile. We see you, Rebecca! It's your time to shine!  

Rebecca is really crushing the IG highlight game. She lets you know where you can get good cocktails, good food, and have some good sightseeing in her area. Other highlights we love: the reviews highlight, the "meet us" highlight so guests can get to know their hosts, and the renovation highlight so you can see her process and the before and after of her properties.

This helps connect the guest to the host and the property, and really helps show the time, love and care put into the property. If the guest feels more connected, they are more likely to treat the space the way it should be treated.  

We love the full, well-rounded picture and story telling that Rebecca has accomplished with her IG highlights! Go check her out for some inspo!

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#STRShareSunday: Gregory Hill BnB

strsharesunday Sep 26, 2021

It’s time for #strsharesunday and today we are sharing Gregory Hill BnB! We're not sure if we've done a Rhode Island feature yet, but if not, here's our first #strsharesunday in the Ocean State!

We know we say this every week, but man, as we look at their amazing ocean view, we really really REALLY miss summer already.

We love the soothing color palette in these luxury spaces. You really want to create a vibe, both in your listing and on your social media, and these guys NAILED IT.

Everything that we talk about in photos, they got it. They highlight all those nooks and crannies where you can have a cup of coffee or curl up with a good book. They have different angles of the space, both interior, exterior, and the surrounding town.

Be sure to check out their "extra services" highlight reel on their instagram, and here's where they put their add-on services. One we haven't seen before is a "fit kit," which includes kettlebells, ankle and wrist weights, exercise cards, yoga...

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