We have a floor with a separate bathroom devoted to Airbnb. They use the same front entrance as we do to our home. I'm curious if this fits the bill for a 'guest suite,' but I am uncertain of the exact definition here. Can anyone shed some light on this?
I rent out a large bedroom that has a built in kitchenette along one side, a small dining table in the room, its own attached bathroom and its own private balcony and private entrance. None of the spaces are shared but the rental is attached to the rest of the house. Would this be considered a "private room" or a "guest suite". It feels more like a guest suite, since it is totally private and nothing is shared, but I don't want people to think it also has a private living room, which some may think if I list it as a guest suite. Also, I see other places are listed as guest suite, but I don't see how I can list it as that on the website.
@Coleen26 It is a guest suite, as it is self-contained and has a private entrance. Just make sure to make it clear in your listing description that this is a private suite in the house which you occupy. You can say something like "This is an owner-occupied house with a private , self contained suite, so we are always avalable to answer any questions or assist you if needed". Also when someone books, ascertain in a message to them that they understand that you live in the house so if that's not what the guest understood, they can cancel penalty-free within 48 hours after booking.
My guest space sounds like yours. I have a 3 storey house and the Airbnb space is the top floor. It consists of a large room with bed and bedroom furniture, sofa(bed), table & chairs. An alcove has a kitchen worksurface, fridge, microwave, toaster & kettle. On the same floor but not ensuite is a shower room with shower, toilet and basin (also washing machine & dryer). There are no other rooms on that floor.
I do not describe it as a suite as it is not self contained (althought the bedroom does have a lock on the door). I list it as Top floor of house (Bedroon and Shower room) and decribe it as above in the "space" description. I make it clear that I live in the rest of the house to which they have no access except for gaining entry (unless they ask to use the bath on another floor).