4 Important (But Often Overlooked) Things To Look For When Booking a Vacation Rental

by | Dec 8, 2020 | Indoor Air Quality


Ready for a change of scenery? If you’re planning to hit the road and will be  choosing a vacation rental such as an Airbnb or VRBO, there are many important factors to consider. Number of bedrooms and property location tend to be the most popular search criteria, but that’s not all you should consider when looking for the right place to stay.

A recent study revealed that 77% of consumers said that proof about a hotel’s indoor air quality would impact their decision of where to stay, while 52% said they would be willing to pay more to stay at a place with better indoor air quality. Worrying about your indoor air quality when traveling should be a top priority, especially now.

So, when planning a vacation or any type of getaway using a vacation rental, these four important (but often overlooked) factors will help make your travels safer, healthier, more enjoyable and free from stress.

What types of features should you look for?

1. Space and Accessibility

The first thing to consider when choosing a vacation rental are home features. What home features are a priority for you for the duration of your stay? Do you want a big kitchen? An outdoor space? Is it a clean modern home with laundry, heat, and AC?

Do you need a property that’s handicap accessible? Handicap facilities are not always available, so finding this out in advance will make your vacation getaway so much easier.

2. Office and Technology

More people than ever before work remotely, making high-speed wireless internet a must. There’s nothing worse than arriving at your destination, laptop in hand, only to realize there’s no WiFi. It’s also a good idea to inquire about cell service.

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3. Other Safety Features

Safety features are a necessary consideration while planning your vacation, yet they’re often overlooked.  Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, window locks and clearly marked exits are vital to ensuring your safety.  

Working security cameras and secure locks are a must to provide a safe environment.

If you are carrying valuables, make sure your destination has a secure place to store them. A well-lit parking area is also an important feature in an unfamiliar location. 

If you are traveling with young children, it is important to remember that not all rentals are child proof. All safety precautions are essential for a stress-free vacation.

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4. Air Purification and Indoor Air Quality

Now more than ever, good air quality is a top priority and should be on the minds of everyone who travels. There are several types of air quality offenders you need to be aware of as you choose a vacation rental.

Dirt, dust, and smoke

The first type of airborne offenders are invisible airborne particles such as dust, dirt and smoke. These particles can cause chronic bronchitis, asthma attacks, decreased lung function, coughing, painful breathing, cardiac problems and heart attacks – definitely NOT the kind of souvenirs you want to bring home from your trip!

Airborne virus

In addition to airborne particles, viruses can also be a concern. Studies show viruses can remain airborne for longer periods of time and travel further than originally thought, contaminating surfaces and the air and heightening the risk of transmission.

Mold, cleaning chemicals, and pets

It is also necessary to consider the presence of mold, cleaning chemicals and pets in a vacation rental. Pet rules are not the same for every rental. Keep in mind that other people and possibly pets have previously stayed in this facility, so asking about the cleaning policy can eliminate some of the stress of staying in a vacation rental. 

So what should you do? Find out if the rental properties you’re considering have an air purification system, like the EnviroKlenz® Air System Plus UV Air Purification System.

The EnviroKlenz® Air System Plus UV Air Purification System safely and effectively combines advanced chemistry technology, germicidal UVC, and HEPA filtration to capture and destroy airborne toxic and noxious gasses, particulates, allergens, bacteria, viruses, and other allergy triggers.

Tests show that EnviroKlenz® Air System Plus UV Air Purification System provides 99.9% reduction of viruses, 99.9% reduction of E Coli and Staphylococcus Epidermidis in an environmental test chamber and demonstrates good activity against various fungal VOCs.

The EnviroKlenz® Air System Plus UV Air Purification System has also been proven to eliminate 99.99% of mold without releasing any byproducts into the air. This system contains an earth mineral technology that captures and neutralizes odors and VOCs. The medical-grade HEPA filter captures 99.99% of particles in the air and contains UV-C lights for germicidal destruction.

An air purification system like the EnviroKlenz® Air System Plus UV Air Purification System is an important safety feature of any vacation rental.

Finding the right property

Read the rental property descriptions thoroughly. If you still have questions, use the contact information in the listing to connect with the host before making reservations. Many guests express indoor air quality concerns when traveling, and for that reason, an increasing number of hosts and property managers are providing air purifiers in their properties. Here are steps you can take regarding indoor air quality when traveling: 

  • Ask the owner whether or not the property has an air purification system
  • Inquire about what type of system/technology is in place
  • Provide the owner with links and information about the EnviroKlenz® Air System Plus and its benefits

Indoor air quality is not only important when traveling, but also at home –  learn more about the EnviroKlenz® Air System Plus UV Air Purification System and read about the benefits of adding one to your day-to-day life. 

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