The Pro’s And Con’s Of Self Managing Your Vacation Rental Cleaning


Perhaps you have the management side of things nailed down and you’re in need for a dependable cleaner. staff are detail orientated and know what needs to be done to create a lasting impression on your guest. Cleanliness is the number one reason a vacation rental can receive a bad review. With cleaning service you never have that worry.


The environment of your vacation rental, the health of our team, your family and vacation renters is always top-of-mind. do not use any products that leave heavy scents, toxic film or harm the environment. Your vacation rental is left sparkling clean, every detail given the attention it needs and the scent of nothing left behind.


approach each of premium vacation rentals with an eye to detail using a check-list and final inspection at completion. With the boom in vacation rentals in area there are many pop-up cleaning teams who rush to get to the next rental. take the time needed to ensure everything is attended to.


Half used soap bar or worse can see a bad review coming. These are the details take care of. Inventory and reporting is as important as ensuring each turnover is handled with care.


Spotless. Shine. Sheen. Sparkle. These four words are only achieved with polish. Not a swipe with a rag, not a brush over with a duster, a true polish. give it the muscle a good clean needs.

Ways to Effectively Improve Your Airbnb Cleaning

Becoming a vacation rental host on a site like Airbnb is a great way to supplement your income and connect with travelers from around the globe. However, vacation rental hosts are held to very high standards of service and quality.  This pressure can be felt from their guests and the companies they use to rent out their properties.

According to Airbnb, cleanliness is one of the major standards hosts are required to meet.  Also, hosts who consistently receive low cleanliness scores may be subject to penalties. But meticulously changing linens, wiping counters, scrubbing bathroom tiles, and sweeping floors between every guest booking can be both mentally and physically draining. 

Hire a professional Airbnb cleaning company between guest bookings

Guests on Airbnb will hold hosts to the same high standards of cleanliness as full-service hotels.  They don’t want to trade down. Meeting these rigorous hospitality standards can be incredibly difficult because you don’t have access to the same full-time housekeeping crews that hotels do.

cleaning crew should take care of a number of services, including:

Making the beds.

Cleaning and putting away the dishes.

Sweeping and mopping floors.

Vacuuming carpets and rugs.

Cleaning toilets, bathtubs, and showers.

Taking out the trash.

Wiping countertops, door handles, and light switches.

Checking for damages and reporting low inventory.

Schedule periodic DEEP cleanings.

Although cleaning your vacation rental between guest check-outs will keep your property looking fresh and tidy most of the time, it’s important to schedule periodic deep cleanings of your unit, too. This type of deep cleaning isn’t required all the time but is necessary several times per year.

Why you need more than cleaning on vacation rental turnover days.

there’s nothing more important than having dependable, top notch cleaners doing their thing every turnover day. Professional turnover cleaning is a marvel of skill and efficiency that never ceases to amaze.

Because there’s a pretty big gap between what cleaners can and will do on a turnover day, and what needs to be done to truly and thoroughly prepare a vacation home between departing and arriving rental guests.

Closing that gap can mean the difference between an outstanding guest experience and one that does not encourage booking again next year

Just a few examples:

Fish skin stuck on the grill. It’s not what your arriving guest wants to find when he opens that grill lid for the first time. But most cleaning services do not clean grills. And if they do, it’s just a quick scraping of the cooking grates. But what about all that grease and debris gathered in the bottom of the grill? You know, the kind of accumulation that by mid-summer can cause a nasty grill fire. And who checked to see if there’s enough propane on hand?

Kitchen not just clean, but well organized, with unnecessary clutter eliminated. Are the skillets neatly nested, all in one easily accessible cabinet? Are pans and their covers anywhere in the same vicinity? How many random plastic storage containers and plastic Red Sox cups does one kitchen need? These things can get out of control over the course of a rental season. The cleaning people won’t deal with it, but somebody needs to.

Safety first. Ask your insurance agent about having working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Who’s responsible for testing them every once in a while? And when’s the last time anyone checked to see if your fire extinguisher is properly charged? Or whether your dryer vent is clogged with sand and debris, causing poor dryer performance, overheating and possibly, a fire. Can’t expect the cleaning service to deal with these items.

TV and wifi. Probably one of the very first things your arriving guest will want to do is log on using your wifi network and password. Sure would be good if they connected flawlessly. Who checked to see if that’s going to happen? And what if the last guest group had kids watching a movie using your DVD player? New guests arrive, click on the TV to catch the Sox game and get “No Signal” because nobody reset the “Source” to the correct HDMI setting for watching broadcast TV.

Will your cleaners check to be sure the lawn has been mowed on schedule and that weeds aren’t taking over your gardens? Will they make sure the trash and recycling containers have enough space left to get the arriving guests to the next pick-up day?


cleaning crews follow a six-page “deep clean checklist” for every property It covers every interior and exterior area of each property, including:


Dining room


Living areas



Laundry closet/room


Any “outside living areas”: decks, patios, etc.

Allow enough time

How long does it take you to do a normal clean on your property after a guest leaves? Two hours? Allow for 2-3 times more time for a thorough deep clean. For one of standard two-bedroom condominiums, professional cleaning crews allow up to 6-8 hours for a deep clean. And one of large 6-bedroom homes can take more than one day for a top-to-bottom scrub.

Leave no stone unturned (and no shelf uncleaned)

Now’s the time to clean everything! Start from the top and work down. Here are just a few things to think about during a deep clean that can get overlooked during a standard guest-departure clean:


Remove and dust art/knickknacks, fake plants, etc. from above cabinets and clean above cabinets.

Clean all major appliances (refrigerator, stove, microwave, etc.) inside, out, top, sides and underneath as accessible. And don’t forget those small appliances: coffee maker, blender, toaster, toaster ovens, juicers, waffle irons, griddle, mixers, coffee grinder, can openers, etc.

Empty contents of all drawers and clean inside.

Inspect all cookware, dishes, glasses, silverware, utensils, etc. for cleanliness. Wash any that are dirty. Replace any cookware that is un-useable. Throw away broken glass/plates.

This is also the time to take a thorough inventory of all kitchen items and bring everything back to its property quantities. If your property can accommodate, eight guests, then make sure you’re back to having 12 (1.5 times the sleeping capacity to allow for loss/damage) matching dinner plates, salad plates, bowels, water glasses, wine glasses, full silverware settings for 12, and more.


Vacuum and clean bathroom ceiling vent using hand vacuum.

Dust vanity light fixtures – remove globe/glasses to clean.

Clean all mirrors and windows

Stick (use chopstick or toothpick) clean all corners of sink/faucets/countertops.

Stick (chopstick or toothpick) clean all corners of toilet; remove and wash all toilet attachments and fasteners.

Vacation Rental & STR Cleaning Guidance for Preventing 2019 Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19

What You Can Do To Keep your Guests and Partners Safe

Vacation Rentals (VHRs / STRs) welcome guests from all over the world and from all parts of the USA. Besides luggage and travel items, guests bring with them a cornucopia of colds, flus, and other “germs”. It is incredibly important to protect ourselves, our staff, and future guests from any little germs waiting for a new “home”.

How to Disinfect a Vacation Home Rental from Corona virus

Clean all “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, remote controls, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables, between each reservation. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, body fluids and/or secretions or excretions on them.

Read label of cleaning products and follow recommendations provided on product labels. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves or aprons and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.

Use a diluted bleach solution or a household disinfectant with a label that says “EPA-approved.” To make a bleach solution at home: add 1 tablespoon of bleach to 1 quart (4 cups) of water.  For a larger supply, add ¼ cup of bleach to 1 gallon (16 cups) of water.

Wash laundry and disinfect cleaning items thoroughly.

Immediately remove and wash clothes or bedding that have blood, body fluids and/or secretions or excretions on them.

Wear disposable gloves while handling soiled items. Wash your hands immediately after removing your gloves.

Read and follow directions on labels of laundry or clothing items and detergent. In general, wash and dry with the warmest temperatures recommended on the clothing label.