Are There Standards for Furnished Rental Property Exteriors?

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A recent online discussion between owners of furnished rentals sheds interesting light on a lesser discussed matter – property exteriors. After receiving poor customer feedback due to the appearance of a back patio, one owner of short term housing wanted to know what fellow owners thought. The responses were intriguing and enlightening. So, if you are someone who offers furnished rentals, here are a few tips to consider:

  • All outdoor areas in short term housing should be well-kept without any dead plants or overgrowth, but formal gardens are not essential. Do put empty pots and gardening tools away for both esthetics and safety (no one should be at risk for stepping on a rake!)
  • As to outdoor areas, it is entirely up to the owner whether to list and/or advertise outdoor spaces. As an example, if there is an open patio, it can be listed as available for use by guests, but any caveats (i.e. furnishings may be put away seasonally or as weather demands, “gardens are being installed”, and so on)
  • Included any explanations about outdoor spaces in the short term housing listing and the handbook available to guests (i.e. “You are free to use the backyard or patio. Folding chairs are available for your use” or “In spring and summer, leaves and debris may litter the patio, we do our best to keep it clear, but weather conditions may make that difficult. We appreciate your understanding”)

Tired of Daily and Weekly Corporate Apartment Rentals?

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It does not matter if you are using one of the daily or weekly property rental sites, or the whole array – this short term rental model may not be in your best interests. As one report about Airbnb recently noted, it is “cruising in uncharted territories” and raises issues with everything from insurance to local laws about hotels and other, similar accommodations. Some of the most popular cities are now beginning to crack down on property owners using such pathways to monetize their furnished housing, and that alone might make you consider the CHBO model instead.

Wrigleyville Furnished Rentals and Unforgettable Chicago Corporate Housing Options

Cloud Gate - The Bean In Millennium Park At Sunrise, Chicago

With its scores of Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of corporations basing their operations from the city, Chicago is a place with a high demand for premium housing. Chicago corporate housing options include charming finds that allow you an authentic experience of life in this dynamic, vibrant locale. One neighborhood that you must consider is Wrigleyville, sitting in the shadow of famous Wrigley Field, it is home to many families, young professionals and others. Steps from Gallagher Way, it provides residents and visitors with access to an endless array of activities and entertainments, markets and more. Steps from public transportation, it is a short ride into the heart of the city, yet a world all its own.

Wrigley House - Furnished 3 Bedroom