My home is in the middle of Detroit Metro, 15-30 min away from all the cool spots in the area: DTW, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Canton, Livonia, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn, Southfield & Detroit.
I live with my teenage brother in my home so I ask that guests read the full space description and ALL of my house rules BEFORE booking. Unlike a hotel it is crucial that we have a shared understanding so we can both have a lovely ABB experience. I love living here and would love to maintain this.
### HOUSE RULES ###
As you know, Airbnb in shared homes are very different from hotels. You are using a spare room in someone else’s home. As such, it is fundamental that you review this manual so we are both on the same page with expectations and both enjoy a wonderful experience together. Please read carefully and let me know if you have any questions:
** NO 3RD PARTY BOOKINGS: You must make a reservation with your own account only. If your friend wants to make a reservation, they would need to have an account with their information and make the reservation themselves.
** SAFETY: I live with my teenage brother so no one other than the registered guest(s) would be allowed to stay in the house. No visitors allowed for short term stays. For long term, you must request permission from me first every time someone unregistered wants to visit. Do not invite or bring anyone to my place without my consent. If they are not approved to visit, you will need to make arrangements to see them outside of the house.
** HONESTY: Make sure if you are making a reservation for more than 1 person (usually you), that you mark the correct number of guests in the booking. Otherwise they will not be allowed in the house unless you add them as an extra guest in your reservation. Keep in mind each additional guests have an additional fee. If a room sleeps 2 people, you still have to list 2 guests in your reservation as the final cost will not be the same. I’ve had a few issues with this so I want to be clear.
** CLEANLINESS: Clean after yourself every time you use any of the public spaces. This includes (but not limited to) removing your hair out of the shower or floors after every use, cleaning the sink/mirror/shelves in both bathroom and kitchen after you use it, doing dishes after every use (you can use anything in the kitchen but it must stay in the kitchen). Let me know if you need cleaning supplies or if you notice any cleanliness issues. Again, keep in mind I live with a teen.
** DAMAGE ASSESSMENT: If a guest damages anything in or around the house, depending on the cost of the repair or replacement and the length of your stay, you may be charged for repair or replacement of the item. It is more helpful when a guest informs me of the damage immediately after it occurs as context matters. I don’t usually go this route unless it’s extensive or it was hidden from me. Damages will be reported and payment will be requested within 48 hours of checkout.
** FOOD STORAGE: Every guest will have space in the fridge and the kitchen cart to store their groceries. If you’re in the basement, you will also have a mini fridge to use. Please do NOT store cooked food in the rooms to avoid attracting any pests in the bedrooms (bed bugs, roaches, ants, etc.). If you cook in big batches and need to store food, we encourage you to purchase your own food containers. I also encourage long-term guests to purchase their pots/pans if they plan to cook often. Keep in mind you will have one shelf in the fridge so don’t overshop or overcook. Again, do not store perishable food in the bedroom and keep the kitchen clean when you’re done using it. Cleaning supplies are under the sink in the kitchen.
** LAUNDRY: Guests will need to do laundry offsite. There are two highly ranked laundromats 5 mins drive from my place for your convenience.
** UTILITIES MANAGEMENT: Speaking of conservation, in order to maintain low rates for our guests, we ask that you be mindful of your use of utilities (water, light, electricity, gas, sewage, etc). In other words, turn off the lights when you’re not in a space or if sleeping, do not use the dishwasher, turn off water when not using it, take shorter showers (water warms up in a few seconds in the shower so no need to let it run for minutes), minimize amount of electronics plugged, especially when not in use, just to name a few things.
** OTHER GUESTS: Be aware that we might also have other guest(s) in the house during your stay. This is why it is critical that everyone abides by these rules.
** NOISE: Please be mindful of the fact that this is a cozy home with a young boy living here. If you’re in the basement, you might hear footsteps from folks walking but we will keep it to a minimum. Be mindful of making noise that impacts others’ ability to sleep, study, relax. If you experience abnormal levels of noise, let me know. Any noise that makes anyone’s experience uncomfortable will be addressed and if it persists, we will not be able to accommodate the guests further. Your peace is our priority!
** SPACE USE: I only have one shower. I also have a half bath in the basement, making it easier for us to manage toilet and sink use. If you have a strict morning schedule and anticipate there might be a conflict, let me know in advance so i can ensure you shower on time. For the kitchen, we ask guests to limit their use of the kitchen to no more than 1h a day as the residents of the house cook regularly as well. If you need more time on a particular day, ask the host first to see if it’s possible. For folks in the basement, it is equipped with almost everything you need to do some **light** cooking. We ask that you ensure that no burning or strong food smells are produced or stay in the basement as there are no fans and very small windows. You can always use the kitchen upstairs for a full meal prep or for baking.
** PARKING: In order to make our guests and residents comfortable, please park on the street first for easy access to you and others’ cars. If there’s no space to park on the street, park on the driveway but know you might be asked to move your car. If your car is blocked, let me know.
** TEMPERATURE: Let me know if you need the house temp adjusted and I’ll do so as safely as possible. Do **not** change it yourself. For those in the basement, I have a couple of small heaters if it gets too cold for you and a fan if it gets too hot. Just let me know so I can provide it to you.
** HOUSE CHECK-IN INFO: Someone will check you in in person and hand you keys to the house and your room/basement. Wi-fi information are right here on the app for your convenience when you check in. If you have trouble with it, let me know. If you need recommendations on things to do in the area, let me know ASAP! :)
My experience with Airbnb over this past year has led me to create this detailed manual. This is not to be nit picky but rather to ensure we are all on the same page and have a great experience together. If this agreement is not respected, I will be reaching out to address the problem with you in person. If it persists, I will have to end/cancel the reservation with no refunds. If you encounter any problem during your stay, please also reach out to me to address it.
Thank you for your cooperation and let me know if you need any clarification with any of these items.
The neighbor is quiet, very safe and family-friendly. It's a very welcoming, clean and safe area. It is very important to respect the neighborhood because they will notice anything out of place.
PARKING: Please do your best not to park in front of the neighbors' homes. Either park in front of my house (2 cars can fit) or in the driveway (preferably behind me unless you leave before 6:50am). This is a must to not park in front of neighbors houses unless you have no choice and it’s for short term.
Typ av rum
Typ av boende
Westland, Michigan, USA