I agree with Yana on this one – I rent out our 2 br basement apt and it’s really not that much work because I’m on-site. I have a cleaning person who is paid the $45 cleaning fee and guests rave about the cleanliness of the space. I don’t think we need to overstate the labor involved in doing this – you have to answer lots of emails and make sure you buy toilet paper and hand soap when it runs low. I have 98% 5 star reviews so it’s not like I’m a slacker host.
I’m not sure what kinds of jobs people on here are used to, but AIRbnb is prob the easiest money I’ve ever made because I’m on-site.
Since she watches your kids while you’re away, I would agree to the 50/50 split. That’s the only reason this percentage makes sense. Otherwise, it would be 20% (the guests pay for the cleaner) like what all other property management services charge.