Be our guest: Renting out your property on Airbnb can has plenty of pitfalls

How to get rave reviews and have visitors coming back for more

11th September, 2016
Sarah Lafferty at her cottage in Dundrum in Dublin Picture: Maura Hickey

The theory of renting out the spare room or indeed your entire abode in your absence to short-term guests to raise a bit of cash, help with mortgage payments or fund a travelling lifestyle is an attractive one – and it’s gaining popularity in Ireland.

In fact, Airbnb now has approximately 6,225 host listings in Dublin alone. But enticing overseas visitors to your home, and getting that all-important rave review to keep more...

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