“Do most #Airbnb or #VRBO come with cleaning or have a maid on staff? If I need a laundry service is there a housekeeper that comes?”
Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says “there is an Airbnb cleaning service. But most vacation rentals don’t come with cleaning mid-stay. Check the house rules for turnover services and maintenance cleaning between Airbnb guests. And short-term rentals (STR) longer than a week usually does come with cleaning.
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Do Airbnb or VRBO Have a Maid on Staff?
Do most Airbnb’s come with a cleaning service? Well, that is a great question, and we’re going to talk about that today. Hi there, I’m Angela Brown and this is Ask a House Cleaner. This is a show where you get to ask a house cleaning question, and I get to help you find an answer.
Vacation Rentals Do Come with Cleaning
There is a cleaning service that comes between every guest, and that’s called turnover service. The house cleaner and host flip the place and get it ready for the next guest. But there’s not a mid-stay cleaning that is typically provided with a short-term stay.
Now, a long-term stay, which is more than five days, usually does have some kind of cleaning service. That will either provide extra towels or extra sheets or maybe they pick up the laundry or something like that. They will give you rules and regulations for a long-term stay.
Long-Term Rentals Have Mandatory Cleaning
Now, lots of people that stay long-term have required cleaning.
The mandatory cleaning keeps the home in maintenance order.
The host or homeowner will charge you extra for that so look for that in your contract. Now, it’s usually not included in the price of the nightly rate because they have to hire a cleaning service and pay them extra to keep the place clean.
Mid stay cleans are what they’re called, and that’s for long-term stays. That’s like five days and beyond. Usually, even within a week period, all they’re going to give you are extra towels and extra linens. They don’t actually come in and clean. They may come and take the trash away. It’s going to be something simple.
If Your Short-Term Stay Doesn’t Come with Cleaning
Most Airbnb’s, or most vacation rentals, will have a closet, or a set of cleaning supplies. And there should be a multi-purpose cleaner, a glass cleaner, a vacuum and a mop, and other basics.
So, if you find yourself in a situation where you made a mess, you should be able to clean it up before you leave. That way they won’t charge you extra for cleaning or keep your security deposit.
If You’re Not Sure About the Cleaning Policies
Just make sure you check the house rules and regulations for every property where you stay because every host sets their own rules. And for the most part, there’s not a maid. There’s not a person that’s going to come every day and make your bed, they’re not going to do turndown service, or bring you goodies every day. And after you arrive, they’re not going to restock the fridge or pantry.
The good news is the place should be clean and well stocked when you arrive. And that should last you for the few days you’re there so you can enjoy your stay without too much trouble.
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