How to list my duplex?

in
Barrington, RI
Level 2
1,777 Views

Hi, I'm a very new host and am concerned as to how to properly classify my listing.  The home is a duplex (side by side).  Completely private entrance, living space, patio, etc.  everything.  I just don't want to mislead anyone if they are not expecting a 2nd unit upon arrival.  Any suggestions?  Do I call it an entire home or an apartment?

Thank you in advance

Tags (2)
9 Replies

Re: How to list my duplex?

in
England, United Kingdom
Level 10

@Robin826  - I think its an entire home. Perhaps a picture of the outside to make sure people know its attached to another would help.

Re: How to list my duplex?

in
Barrington, RI
Level 2

Thank you, that's a great idea 🙂

Re: How to list my duplex?

in
La Quinta, CA
Level 10

@Robin826  Qualifies as an entire house as a duplex is usually not described as an apartment.  In your description, add information about who will be in the adjacent home.  Will there be other renters, short term guests or the property owners?  Good luck and welcome to Air BNB.

Re: How to list my duplex?

in
Barrington, RI
Level 2

Thank you, that's a great idea.  I just want to make sure I'm full disclosure as I definitely don't want to start out my Airbnb journey with bad reviews!  So exciting, thank you 🙂

Re: How to list my duplex?

in
Sayulita, Mexico
Level 10

@Robin826 @Mike-And-Jane0  It's actually not a great idea to post a photo of the outside of the house. It can be a security issue for hosts- thieves target Airbnb homes, and prospective guests can possibly find the place if they drive around the area, and then approach the hosts to try to make some deal outside of Airbnb. Also assists nasty neighbors who want to get Airbnb listings shut down.

It's better to simply make it quite clear with the listing wording as to the nature of the listing.

Re: How to list my duplex?

in
Boise, ID
Level 2

Hello how is the duplex going?

 

I was hoping to buy and rent one to larger parties and or just each unit individually.

 

I have a new listing for a hone and I am getting no bookings.. maybe because it’s January but how long does it take to get a booking Mt prices are cheap

Re: How to list my duplex?

in
Leesburg, VA
Level 2

I realize this post is old now but for me, as a renter, if I am looking to rent in a residential area (e.g. where there are single-family homes), then I expect "entire place" to mean "the whole house / building". I would feel misled if I clicked into it and then found out it's a duplex.

Re: How to list my duplex?

in
Sayulita, Mexico
Level 10

@Josh1349  "Entire place" on Airbnb means that it is a private space with its own entrance. It could be an entire house, a duplex, a cottage on the property where the host also resides, or a separate studio apartment within the host's home. You have to read the listing description to find out exactly what the situation is, or ask the host questions if you need clarification.

 

Having expectations or making assumptions that aren't based on the actual listing information is how guests end up booking a place that doesn't suit them.

Re: How to list my duplex?

in
Leesburg, VA
Level 2

I understand, it's just not "how I see it". Like you said, as long as it's in the listing information then it is okay and not misleading.

Join the conversation