Preparing Your Tahoe Home For Vacationing Guests


At rentLEVER, we want to help you create an exceptional experience for your guests. One of the easiest ways to do this is to give your rental a home-away-from home feel by keeping it well-maintained and well-appointed. We put together the following guide to help you do just that. It lists things you should know, things you should do, and things you should have on hand to give your guests the best possible experience. Offering a great guest experience not only ensures that you maximize your rental income, but it also leads to a stream of repeat guests!

Property Maintenance

Prior to welcoming renters into your home, you should plan to complete any outstanding maintenance projects to ensure the safety and security of your guests. Double-check that locks are secured (on both doors and windows); walkways are clear of obstacles, such as overgrown shrubs; and heating and air-conditioning have been recently checked.

Securing Valuables

It’s best to remove anything irreplaceable or sentimental to you. While we thoroughly vet all of our guests, accidents occasionally happen, and we want to prevent any damage to your property. Many of our owners install a separately-keyed lock on one or two closets for storing their personal effects. We have local locksmiths we can recommend should you require their services.

Cleaning Supplies

rentLEVER’s cleaning partners will provide all needed supplies, so this is one less thing you have to think about!

Comfort & Declutter

You may want to think about adding or removing things from your home, either to ensure a comfortable guest experience or to eliminate clutter. Avoid storing unnecessary objects around the house; instead, as we mentioned above, think about installing a separately-keyed owner closet for any personal possessions you want to keep on site. If your home feels bare, make sure it has ample seating and good lighting where needed. We’ve compiled a list below to help you make sure your guests have everything they need!

Items Typically Provided by the Owner:

  • Lockbox ($25-$30) or keyless entry ($150-$500) with code for guest access
  • Hidden spare key, if using key based access
  • Bath towels (minimum of one set per guest)
  • Hand towels (minimum of two per bathroom)
  • Kitchen towels (two, maybe three)
  • Linens/Sheets (minimum of two per bed)
  • Basic pots, pans, and cooking utensils
  • Dishes and flatware
  • Toaster
  • Coffee pot
  • Coffee filters
  • Blender
  • Vacuum
  • Plunger
  • Snow shovel
  • TV
  • Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Hairdryer
  • Beach towels
  • Firewood (if home has a wood-burning fireplace)
  • WiFi service
  • Washer/dryer