Ward, Hayden

What to Do When an Abominable Snowman Visits Your Short-term Rental

Imagine booking a guest with manners and characteristics of a gigantic-furred yeti. It’s exactly what claims professionals fear most. The abominable snowman creature aimlessly wanders about with no clear objective and little consideration for the care of your property. He is the worst of all guests. This snow monster damages your property to such an extent that you may have to close it for repairs to happen. Here are a few situations regarding his stay and why it might be helpful to have CBIZ Vacation Rental Insurance on your side.

The abominable snowman had a busy week before traveling and didn’t have the opportunity to wash his clothes beforehand. He decided that after a good night’s sleep, he would look at the welcome book for directions on how to work the washer and dryer. Unfortunately, his dirty clothes picked up a few not-so-friendly hitchhikers (Aka bed bugs) on the way and crept into the sheets while he was sound asleep.

He awoke in the morning covered in little red spots but didn’t think much of it. Fortunately, the property owner uses CBIZ Vacation Rental Insurance, and it offers additional coverage for bed bug cleanup and removal.

While the abominable snowman waited for his laundry, he spent his free time chilling out on the couch with delicious hot cocoa. Nothing sounded better than the warm glow of the fireplace and watching a movie before his business meeting later in the day. As he was gathering his supplies for his meeting with Big Foot, he realized the fireplace couldn’t be left on. He waited for the fire to go out and scooped up the warm ashes into a paper bag. Immediately, the bag started to flame, and he went running into the kitchen to grab water to stop it. He was able to get the fire out but dropped quite a few ashes along the way. This action left black streaks along the carpet! Unfortunately, abominable snowmen are not known for their stain-removal abilities.

Thankfully the owner of this short-term rental added a security deposit to their Airbnb listing, lessening the financial blow of the streaky carpet or other Abdominal Snowman-sized marks. However, the host didn’t prepare for their guest to sleep with the doors and windows open. During the second night of his stay, he awoke in a sweat and needed the winter breeze to lull him back to sleep—understandably so due to his hairy physic. Unlike the property owner, he didn’t mind the other creatures who inhabited the property while he was getting his beauty sleep.

You never know what could happen. Is your property really prepared for an abominable snowman or yeti? Connect with a team member today at CBIZ Vacation Rental Insurance and request a free quote.

This blog may contain scenarios that are provided as examples only. Coverage is subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy issued. The information provided is general in nature and may be affected by changes in law or the interpretation of such laws. The reader is advised to contact a professional prior to taking any action based upon this information.

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