120. Justin Ford

Make Deck Safety a Priority with Justin Ford

When it comes to safety, it always feels like an accident will never happen with you – until it does.

Justin Ford, our Safety Captain, is professionally trained by the coastguard, volunteers as a firefighter, and previously ran a 600-property vacation rental company. He has personally experienced tragedy at one of his own properties, so he speaks from a high level of experience.

This time, we’re talking about deck safety. There is an epidemic of deck collapses in the United States, and we need to get it under control. Here are a couple of easy ways to address the problem.




It’s time for #strsharesunday and today we are sharing Aqua Luxe!

Talk about luxe! This place is located in Miramar Beach, Florida.

Something we’ve really been noticing and love is that every single one of their bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom. If you’re building a space with the intent to make it a short-term rental or vacation rental, consider making every bedroom a suite with a bathroom if you can make it happen! This place has 5 king beds with 5 ensuite bathrooms! WOAH!

We haven’t really talked about this before, but there is a difference between short-term rentals and vacation rentals in terms of what they provide as far as amenities go, but we LOVE that AquaLuxe specifically mentions in their AirBnb listing that the guest will have to bring some of their own supplies. The listing includes a description of a “starter pack” that lets you know with extreme clarity what is included, and what the guest will need to bring (toilet paper, laundry pods, etc.)

Also… the game room has video game consoles and 3500 different video games 😱 perfect for a rainy day at the beach!

Be sure to check them out and give them some love!

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

Together, Annette & Sarah are the dynamic duo behind the wildly popular podcast Thanks For Visiting, co-creators of the Hosting Business Mastery Method, & seasoned short-term-rental hosts.

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