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JUNE 27, 2023

#34: Creating Beautiful & Healthy Airbnb Stays with Meghan Cruse

Grab a seat and join us for a chat with Meghan Cruse. We’re diving into the secrets of creating amazing guest experiences while keeping your space both healthy and pleasing to the eye.

In this episode, we’ll be sharing practical tips and some insider knowledge that’ll take your property to new heights. Oh, and we can’t forget about the fascinating world of biophilic design! Meghan will walk us through the incredible impact of bringing natural elements into your property. Imagine bringing the outdoors inside and creating an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity for your guests.

Ready to learn new insights to creating an amazing experience for your guests? Tune in and enjoy!

Highlights and Key Points:


[02:24] A short bio of our guest; Meghan Cruse

[03:39] What prompted Meghan to get into STR space, and how did she start designing properties?

[07:09] The Art of guest experience

[10:36] Tips on how to get rid of musty smells in your property

[13:27] The health hazards of plug-in air fresheners and the best alternatives for a great-smelling home

[19:04] Where to purchase essential oils & lead diffusers and key considerations before buying

[22:13] Pro tips to make your short-term rental property stand out

[26:48] How to bring biophilic design elements into your short-term rental property

[30:30] Tips on how you can start incorporating the biophilic design into an already-designed property

Golden Nuggets


  • If the air is pure, it shouldn’t smell like anything. If the space is clean, it shouldn’t have an odor at all, whether good or bad.

  • “The cleaning company is the backbone of your business, and without a good one, your reviews are going to suffer.”

  • “Unless we are recognizing the progress that we’re making, it’s really difficult to stay focused on the prize.”



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