Hello there! Welcome to bnbStyleGuide.com, a website that focuses on providing beautiful stylish spaces as rental accommodations. Thank you for visiting my blog. Starting up and maintaining a vacation rental property is no easy feat if you are doing it all by yourself. I created this blog to assist current and future Airbnb hosts and vacation rental property owners in coming up with stylish and quality accommodations to offer.
How It All Started
I used to live in a shared apartment where I was roommates with a friend. She was just in her gap year and after eleven months, she needed to go back to her home country. All of a sudden, I was faced with a problem. How will I pay for the rest of the rent? I know that I need someone to fill in the spare bed until my lease is up.
I tried looking for a new roommate the traditional way. That is, advertising on the popular websites for flatmate searching, but it was unsuccessful. At that time, Airbnb has just started to gain popularity. The advertisements were always played on TV. I was hesitant at first, but I eventually decided to put the spare bed on Airbnb, with what photos I have available. Luckily enough, I got my first booking pretty quickly. I prepared everything and made sure that it’s all clean and tidy. I bought new towels and a new set of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash ready for my very first guest.
And that was my first foray into the accommodation rental business…
I stopped doing Airbnb for a while. I moved into a new apartment. I could not stop thinking about the money-making potential involved in holiday or vacation rental accommodations. I still browse homes available on Airbnb and was in awe at how much it grew. There are way more people offering their properties and spaces in the platform than when I first started using it. However, I saw that a lot of them are lacking in style. Some people just put out their properties to earn extra money without putting careful thought into it. As a guest, whether at a hotel or at a small B&B, you want to feel welcome, you want to feel comfortable, and you want to get the value of your money. That is when I realized that this is a gap that I can fill in. From then on, I went ahead setting up and providing stylish and ultra-comfortable homes that have better value for money.
My name is Zoey. I have been assisting Airbnb hosts to manage their properties in the last couple of years. I am not an expert in interior design but I do have experience in furnishing properties and ensuring that guests enjoy a warm, welcoming experience in their accommodation. Like a lot people, I am simply interested in various things, and one of them is property styling.
I have seen firsthand how guests appreciate staying in beautiful spaces. Nothing beats seeing their surprise when they open up the door to a unique setting. Even though some of these places can be classified as budget accommodations, the guests actually feel that it’s more than what they paid for. And that’s how you actually keep them coming.
This website contains all the things that I have learned in the last three years of offering fully furnished rental accommodations to holiday-makers, business travelers, international students, interstate movers, and virtually to any kind of traveler needing a temporary place to call home.
My goal is to share my knowledge and experience to anyone wanting to create beautiful spaces whether for a vacation rental accommodation business or maybe for a guest room in their own home. I am also looking forward to hearing from you and learn about your own experiences. Like I said, I am no expert, and I want to learn from you too.
Stylish and thoughtful interior design need not be expensive. There are a lot of ways to still do it on a budget. All you need is a little creativity and the willingness to go the less beaten path. I will try to share the tricks and tips under my sleeve to help you do this. I hope that you will find them useful.
How about you start by browsing the FURNISHING CHECKLIST page?