Hello! My name is Gina. My husband and I have a house in lovely Devon, UK. We are renovating, but want to try hosting. It would be one of the double rooms with an excellent view of the valley and fields. We could also allow exclusive access of our smaller living room, known as the snug.
I’m just not really sure where to start. I have contact my insurer, Axa who do not insure lodgers. As we have oil heating, I am having trouble finding a good insurer. Can anyone recommend one?
Also, what do I need to do to make it more special? I will be home when they are going to stay as it’ll be weekend., and I thought we could offer to cook meals, breakfast etc. As we both enjoy cooking. We have plenty of parking and a good size garden they can relax in. Although the patio is not in yet, so it is still messy gravel. We enjoy it, but it’s working out if others would.
Bathroom wise, the bedroom does not have an en suite, but it adjacent to the family bathroom with a brand new large shower. So we thought we could allow them to have that bathroom and we would use our en suite.
There will be cross over in our kitchen due to the layout of the house. Is this an issue? I know when I have used Airbnb, we also rent a whole place so I have never experienced this…
Any tips would be awesome. We are not planning to price high, so I don’t want to be bending backwards… just enough to make it right.