How to Find Your Perfect Airbnb

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As you probably already know, I’ve had to spend a fortune ordering items for rentals that lacked basic furnishings and utensils. It’s been a real headache, so I’m here to make sure you don’t go through the same frustration trying to find your perfect Airbnb.


Here’s a hot tip: before you start your Airbnb hunt, make a list of all the things you absolutely cannot live without at home. Seriously, grab a pen and paper and jot down everything that’s essential to your daily routine. And don’t forget to consider your morning and night routines too!

Think about the must-haves that make your mornings a breeze. Do you need a coffee maker to jumpstart your day? Maybe a cozy chair for your morning reading ritual? Whatever it is, don’t compromise on these essentials. And when it comes to winding down in the evening, think about what helps you relax and recharge. Maybe it’s a comfortable bed or a bathtub for a luxurious soak. Take note of these items and make sure your Airbnb has them covered.

Now that you have your list in hand, it’s time to find an Airbnb that ticks all those boxes. Look for places that not only meet your basic needs but also cater to your daily routines and rituals. Trust me, it makes a world of difference in ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay.


Learn from my experiences and find an Airbnb that aligns with your daily essentials while also providing a home away from home. Happy hunting, and here’s to a travel experience that truly feels like your own!


How to Find Your Perfect Airbnb

Appealing Listing:

  – Look for a listing that provides a detailed and accurate description of the property, including information about the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and amenities. For example, a description that mentions a spacious living area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private balcony.

   – Check if the listing includes high-quality photos that showcase the space from various angles. Look for clear and well-lit images that give you a good sense of the property’s layout and ambiance.

   – Consider listings that highlight unique features and amenities. For instance, a property that mentions a rooftop terrace with panoramic views, a cozy fireplace, or a private swimming pool.

Prompt Inquiry Response:

   – Look for hosts who demonstrate responsiveness to inquiries and booking requests. Check if they mention their average response time in the listing or read reviews that highlight their prompt communication.

   – Consider hosts who provide thorough answers to questions and offer helpful information about the property, nearby attractions, and local recommendations. For example, a host who suggests popular restaurants, local events, or transportation options.

Clear Expectations:

   – Look for listings that clearly communicate house rules and any special instructions. Examples may include guidelines on noise levels, smoking policies, or pet restrictions. A good listing should provide these rules in an easily accessible format.

   – Check if the host outlines clear check-in and check-out procedures. Look for instructions on how to access the property, obtain keys or key codes, and any specific requirements during arrival and departure.

   – Consider listings that provide information about nearby attractions, restaurants, and transportation options. A comprehensive guidebook or digital resource with recommendations for local points of interest can enhance your stay.

Cleanliness and maintenance:

 – Look for listings that emphasize cleanliness and maintenance. Read reviews from previous guests to get an idea of the property’s cleanliness standards and overall upkeep.

   – Consider hosts who mention their commitment to cleanliness and describe the steps they take between guest stays. For example, a host who mentions thorough cleaning, changing of linens, and sanitization of frequently touched surfaces.

   – Ensure that the listing mentions sufficient seating and comfortable furniture. Look for descriptions that mention ample seating options in the living area, dining area, and outdoor spaces. Examples include a comfortable sofa, armchairs, or dining chairs.

Essenstial Ameneties:

   – Look for listings that mention essential amenities such as toiletries, towels, and linens. A good listing should specify what is provided, such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and fresh towels for each guest.

   – Check if the listing mentions a well-stocked kitchen with cooking utensils, dishes, and appliances. Consider a listing that mentions the availability of pots, pans, knives, cutting boards, and other essential kitchenware.

   – Ensure that the host provides ample silverware, plates, glasses, and other kitchenware for the maximum number of guests allowed. Examples include enough forks, knives, spoons, plates, glasses, and cups for everyone.

Regular Inspection:

   – Look for hosts who mention routine inspections to identify any maintenance or repair needs. This demonstrates their commitment to keeping the property in good condition.

   – Consider listings where hosts mention prompt resolution of issues. Read reviews that indicate the host’s responsiveness in addressing maintenance or repair needs during guests’ stays.

Availibiltiy and communication:

   – Look for hosts who are known for their availability and responsiveness. Read reviews that mention hosts’ attentiveness to guest messages and inquiries, as well as their willingness to address any concerns or questions.

   – Consider listings that provide clear instructions for self-check-in, emergency contacts, and troubleshooting common issues. Examples include


Comment below and let me know which of these tips helps you the most and/or add your own travel advice!

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