For some reason I cannot get a specific answer to the following questions...can any of you help?
You are welcome to lock away anything you wish.
You may wish to disclose the large unavailable areas. I.E 2 of3 bedrooms available, top story for use... but not necessary.
To me, "Whole house" refers to privacy, not every inch of the house.
You also can leave your stuff in the house. There is a toggle in your listing that discloses this.
I like to leave the 2 top dresser drawers empty and one half of the closet available for guests.
Thanks Paul ...concerning:
"You also can leave your stuff in the house. There is a toggle in your listing that discloses this"...where is that "toggle"...what is it named? ....and If “Personal items" are present even though they are clean/folded/hung in a small condensed area in one closet or drawer at the time of check-in does this constitute a “cleanliness issue” subject to refund of the entire published “cleaning fees”? (or othjer monetary fee-fine) thanks Jeff
@Jeff541 What you might want to consider is that hosts have reported here finding that guests had been through their personal stuff and helped themselves to things. What I'd do in your situation is to maybe put some free-standing wardrobe and some totes in the garage, storeroom or other lockable space, declare the garage off-limits and make sure there's no way for guests to access that space and stash all your stuff in there. Or condense all your personal items into one closet, which is locked, with no guest access. Or, 3rd option, only list it as entire 1 bedroom space, and leave all your own things in your bedroom with a lock on the door.