Guide for hosting pets at your vacation rental

Feb 23, 2020 | Homeowner Tips

Majority of travellers in Europe bring their pets along during holidays. As a holiday homeowner being pet friendly is critical to help you get better rental income. Here is our guide to hosting pets for your guests.

Make guests aware of pet regulations in your region

Most countries & regions in Europe are pet friendly and have established regulations for people entering and leaving their territories with pets. If you get a booking from a guest with pets, be sure you share regulations specific to your region with them. This will help them be prepared and travel with the right set of documents.

To know about these regulations, we suggest reading these blogs:

List of pet-friendly restaurants & cafe in your area

Although it’s very easy to find pet-friendly places to eat on the internet, a personal recommendation to your guest will go a long way in getting your property listing to get higher ratings. We suggest you print and keep this list in your property to welcome guests and their pets. You can even go the extra mile and recommend items to try at these places.

Local vets & pet first aid kit

Getting used to a new environment and new home might not be for everyone. To help your guests for an unforeseen health scare for their pet, keep a pet first aid kit along with contact information on local vets in your property. 

Attractions & Guided Tours

Guests view homeowners as an expert in their region. You as an owner can showcase this expertise by sharing your knowledge on which attractions in your region are pet-friendly or engaging for pets. A lot of European cities have guided tours that welcome pets, keep a list of such tours in your property. 

List of Do’s & Don’t

If you prefer certain areas or items you want to keep away from pets, keep a list of them ready and share it with your guests as soon as they arrive at your property. Most guests are responsible pet owners and will respect this guideline.

Feel we missed out on something in this guide? Leave a comment and we’ll surely include it in our recommendations.

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Belvilla brings its 40+ years of property management experience & over 2000 travel partners to optimize your rental income for you without any hassle.

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