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Safety tips for property owners.

When you are renting out your property for the first time, you may be worried about the safety of your home and possessions. We can assure you that it is very rare to have any issues with guests, but there are a few common sense steps you can take to minimise the risk even further:

– Screen your guests – e.g. you might decide to limit your guests to certain age brackets, only accept guests with reviews that have at least 4 stars, or not allow kids into your home. We can enforce these rules for you when we accept bookings.

– Specify rules in your welcome pack – you may have certain house rules such as no shoes inside. We can include these rules in the welcome pack that we provide to your guests.

– Security deposits – we can arrange a security deposit for each guests, which will cover minor incidents that may occur such as broken crockery or a lost key.

In the unlikely event that these measures fail to prevent damage to your home, Airbnb does provide a Host Guarantee Program as well as Host Protection Insurance that we can draw on if necessary.

  • Thanks very much for your immediate replies to our questions. We had a great time at the house and appreciated how clean it was and the small touches that made it so liveable.

    Robert – King Lake 2019

  • Stayed here for a work trip, amazing location and beautiful apartment. Great communication from the host! Highly recommend.

    Kate – New York 2020

  • Extremely responsive to messages and took our booking with minutes notice! House is in a great location just a few minutes walk from the beach

    Hannah – Melbourne January 2020

  • Fantastic accommodation and great service. Large living area and stylish designs, the games room with the table tennis and games were very enjoyable for the kids.

    WeeKi Chi D – St Kilda Jan 2020

  • Rebecca was a wonderful host who was always prompt and helpful when we had a query

    Alison – January 2020

  • Thank you Emily and Beck for being the best hosts we have ever had in all our years renting holiday houses. We absolutely loved the house and you were both amazing with your kindness and generosity in everything we needed. Cannot wait to rent another house from you very soon. Lucy X

    January 2020 Lucy Ivanhoe

  • A perfect getaway. The house was spotless, spacious and in a great location. The host was super responsive to messages. Our family of 5 had a great stay. Highly recommended property and host. Thanks!

  • ‘Thanks for providing a clean and welcoming house. It was in a great location as it was close to beaches and shops. We loved our stay!’

  • Emily was very accommodating and was able to arrange a later check out time. She was excellent at communicating and made everything easy! Would highly recommend!! :)’

  • The team at Ocean Edge Retreats are highly professional, friendly and great to deal with. Their properties are great and have everything you need to to enjoy time away from home. Highly recommend.
    Jo Surkitt, Torquay

  • ‘Thanks Rebecca for all your help to make our stay during difficult circumstances fabulous!’
    Kate Spencer, Melbourne

  • ‘Thank you so much for being fantastic hosts. You really went above and beyond with your friendly communication and information provided and it made our experience all the better. With little kids and after a long drive we really appreciated the bonus of an early check in. We had an absolutely amazing weekend away and the property is just stunning – we will be back!’

  • Wow Emily,

    What a glowing review!! Thank-you again Emily and Rebecca for looking after the guests and our home so well!
    These reviews remind us why we wanted to share our home with others.
    Thank-you for helping us do this. It is very comforting to know that we have good people looking after us and the guests!
    Much appreciation,
    Julie Phang
    Executive Director
    Essendon Medical Fields

  • Thanks Rebecca, for speedy replies whenever I contacted you . Will definitely stay again

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