Where I live, travel restrictions are being reassessed May 18, so I have my calendar blocked until then. Short-term accommodations are not banned outright, just vacation and leisure travel is effectively banned. We decided to accept our first booking since all this started.
Check-in is May 25. We’re a home share, similar to a B&B, so there are shared spaces. Like most of our guests, he’s a business traveler, and business travel isn’t exactly prohibited, especially for essential workers.
Of course, we plan to deep clean the guestroom again and all the shared spaces. I’ve already communicated with the guest our desire to cautiously resume bookings, and I committed to physical distancing and the provide cleaning products in case our guest wants to clean surface areas, too.
I know there are some deeply divided opinions on this matter. I realize Airbnb stresses unoccupied listings are more ideal, but I cannot imagine I am the only home-share listing trying to decided when to resume bookings. Have any other home-share hosts resumed bookings?