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Allen L.
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  • Chicago and mainly invests in KS remotely
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STR strategy questions

Allen L.
  • Rental Property Investor
  • Chicago and mainly invests in KS remotely
Posted Jul 4 2022, 19:23

Hi all,

I am underwriting a potential STR property and I have some basic questions. I'm looking to add some features to the backyard to make the property more attractive as vacation rental.

1. fire pit

2. outdoor sauna

3. children's playground

I'm looking to add all of these things, however what happens if someone slips on the playground? Passes out in the sauna? For LTRs, we do not add these things, but they seem attractive in a STR. I see people marketing properties with pools all the time on AirBnB, and the consensus on BP is that pools are great for STR as long as you carry sufficient liability insurance. This logic then follows for outdoor sauna and playground. Is this liability issue sort of a non-issue for STR?

Austin, Texas

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