Despite the increasing number of travelers who are choosing vacation rentals as a more homely alternative to hotels, their expectations don’t differ when it comes to cleanliness.

Some of the most common negative reviews of vacation rentals and other alternative accommodation derive from the guest’s dissatisfaction of cleanliness standards. In other words, as a host, you need to be on the ball with home hygiene because what you might consider sparkling clean in your own house simply won’t cut it with guests.

Short-term renting goes hand in hand with a high guest turnover – and a requirement for deep cleaning after every check-out. But, for many owners, a vacation rental business is a side hustle and not their full-time day job. So, how do you stay on top of all these cleaning tasks to ensure your property always meets guest expectations? You hire someone!

Knowing where to look for the right service providers can be confusing. We’ve put together this list of eight cleaning apps for vacation rental businesses which will help you easily find experienced cleaning staff for your property.

1. Properly

Properly is a changeover management tool for vacation rental businesses that allows owners to create interactive visual checklists, schedule service providers in advance, connect to listing platforms and organize other changeover services like gardening and maintenance.

Currently available in: US, Canda, UK, Ireland, Australia, France

2. Handy

The Handy platform helps connect individuals looking for household services with pre-screened, independent service professionals. Besides vacation rental cleaning, it also offers handyperson services, smart device installation and much more. You can set up a cleaning plan, contact your professional and even pay through their online platform.

Currently available in: Various US, Canada and UK locations

3. MaidThis

MaidThis consider themselves to be a “matchmaking agency” for California vacation rental owners and service providers. They screen and refer reliable, trustworthy and high-quality cleaners to short-term rental properties. The cleaners provide all their own material and are proven experts are turnover cleaning.

Currently available in: Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco, California

4. TurnoverBnB

The TurnoverBnB platform automates property management for both vacation rental owners and service providers. Through their marketplace, vacation rental owners can easily connect with suitable cleaners and schedule jobs.

Currently available in: US and Canada

5. Airtasker

Airtasker is a trusted community platform that pairs people who need to outsource tasks and find local services, with those who are ready to start work and earn money. It is already used by over 2 million people in Australia.

Currently available in: Australia

6. Doinn

Doinn brings together local accommodation owners and managers with the best cleaning and laundry services for their properties. Their services always keep guests’ high expectations in mind, while simultaneously helping you to achieve glowing reviews for your property.

Currently available in: Portugal, Spain and France

7. GuestPrep

As specialists in the Airbnb industry with more than 20,000 turnovers on their books, GuestPrep understands the pressures of short-term rental cleanliness and the requirement for high standards. They also offer to restock the essential amenities (such as kitchen and bathroom items) included in the price.

Currently available in: Washington DC, Austin and Denver, US

8. Airhosta

The Airhosta marketplace connects rental property owners with Airbnb service providers who have experience, availability and who are located in your area. Besides cleaning services, hosts can also use the tool to connect with interior design experts, concierge services and activities organizers.

Currently available in: Worldwide.

For any vacation rental owner who is short on time, it’s important your vacation rental cleaning does not fall below the highest standards. Hiring a service to take care of the dirty work for you can improve business processes and even boost reviews in the long term. 

What do you think about this article?

8 Cleaning Apps for Vacation Rental Businesses
(2) Comments
  1. Michael Lee Reply

    It is interesting that there really is an app for most things now. My wife and I have been looking for residential property management for a rental property that we have. It is cool because you can have the management much easier within one platform.

  2. James McLeod Reply

    Hey Jess – super helpful article, thank you! I’m currently trying to decide between Handy and Hux. Do you have a preference? I’m a new host so I’m still trying to figure all this out. Thanks!

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