Let guests know in advance exactly how they will check in
Rather than risk causing friction with a guest who requests a late check-in (or, worse, arrives in the middle of the night), set clear check-in and check-out times on your home’s listing.
No one expects you to check guests in at 2am, but be flexible enough so that guests coming from other countries with tricky flights will still be able to stay in your home.
Provide a treat to welcome your guest
Leaving a bottle of wine/ fizz, a box of chocolates or even just a bunch of fresh flowers with a welcome note makes all the difference after a long trip.
Think about what you would like to receive when you arrive at your holiday destination and make sure you do the same for your guests.
If you’re not going to be around, make sure your guests have your contact details so they can get in touch with any queries.
Leave them any instructions ie having to use the back door rather than the front or knocking because the bell doesn’t work.