While most Airbnb hosts avoid party-going guests like the plague, Airbnb Superhost Walter McCormick welcomes them. In fact, he caters specifically to bachelor and bachelorette parties at his charming, historic property in the Ohio City area of Cleveland.
Walter began hosting in June of this year, and after receiving an abundance of requests from bridal parties, he designed a business model tailored specifically for that niche audience. He takes a number of precautions to mitigate the risk associated with hosting parties, and to date he has accommodated 30 bachelorette parties without incident.
Walter seeks to create a memorable experience for his guests, and he credits the rare character of the house with encouraging their best behavior. Today he shares the unique way he fell into hosting bridal parties, his strategies for maintaining his property, and how he vets potential guests. Listen in to understand how Walter handles events, and hear his advice about finding your niche as an Airbnb host!
The unique features of Walter’s Airbnb
How Walter discovered the bridal party niche
Walter’s strategies for maintaining his property despite hosting the ‘party crowd’
How Walter ensures that guests are properly vetted
How Walter handles large parties
Walter’s advice for aspiring Airbnb hosts
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