We clean your home with a clean conscience.

Since our founding, HostWell has been committed to doing things right. We help our guests figure out door locks at 3am. We use higher quality sheets than most 5 star hotels. We even clean the bottle caps lost under the stove. This commitment of excellence extends well beyond our core services. Anything HostWell does, we strive to do right. We took the initiative to become the only management company in San Francisco authorized to collect

2 Jun 2020

Insure your vacation rental before hosting

What you need to know about insurance when it comes to short-term rentals. Navigating the insurance landscape can be a challenging endeavor. There are many different ways that hosts conduct their rental activities. And this impacts what types of risks they are exposed to, and what type of insurance coverage may be available for those risks. In this article, I’ll describe the overall structure of the insurance market for short-term rentals, clear up some common

Which Corona Will Dominate Your Summer?

In 2019, the only Corona affecting your travel plans came in a bottle. Countries all over the world instituted shelter-in place, travel restrictionist and even bans on short-term renting.  Most cities in the US are starting to relax restrictions.   Some think it’s too soon while others think we’ve overreacted and infringed upon basic freedoms. According to an article from Vox, it took Wuhan nearly 3 months of intense lockdown to achieve an R0 value

1 Jun 2020

Summer 2020: what can vacation rentals expect?

Summer 2020 is here! Instead of a flood of guests filling our booking calendars, our hearts are filled with a certain amount of dread, and our heads brim with questions about what this summer will mean for our small businesses. A worldwide pandemic has taken a giant bite out of our summer dreams and brought the entire travel industry to its knees. Airbnb has delayed its much-anticipated IPO and laid off 25,000 employees worldwide. In

San Francisco Short-Term Rental Management1 Jun 2020

Your Airbnb is clean, but is It sanitized?

As a worldwide health crisis developed, San Francisco based HostWell, Inc. emerged as a leader in providing cleaning and sanitation services for vacation rental industry. In Mid-March when the Coronavirus Pandemic “Safe At home” orders began, the bay Area Short-term Management and Cleaning company implemented a 24-hour waiting period between bookings and adopted more stringent cleaning protocols to ensure guest and host safety. Recently, Airbnb, VRBO, and Booking.com all announced new cleaning protocols and cleaning

1 Jun 2020

Is It Safe to Host in My Home?

Sharing your home with guests. These hosts truly put the “share” in home-sharing, but they are the most vulnerable of the short-term rental industry. Airbnb hosts who share space in a home they also occupy face many tough questions as they reopen in the wake of the pandemic. This sector of the short-term rental market has been particularly hard hit by Covid-19. Keith Freedman is the owner and founder of HostWell and an Airbnb superhost