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Stacey St. John

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Dec 27, 2022

# 8: Being a Pet-Friendly Host: Interview with Miranda Bereza


According to the APPA National Pet Owner’s Survey, 78% of the 90.5 million Americans with pets travel with their furry friends each year.

No wonder pet-friendly short-term rentals are in such demand!

And today’s guest, Miranda Bereza, has capitalized on that demand and is “bringin’ home the biscuits*” by welcoming four-legged friends into her properties…

Miranda decided to have pet-friendly short-term rentals after her dog, Roxy, got cancer five years ago. She decided Roxy would accompany her everywhere she went, and it was then that she realized how important it was to her that she offered short-term rentals that allowed families to bring their pets.

In this episode, she tells us about her experiences as an Airbnb host with pet-friendly properties. She spills the beans about the costs involved in running pet-friendly rentals, the advantages, and the core do’s and don’ts.

Let’s dig in!

*Yep, I realize the phrase is supposed to be ‘bringin’ home the bacon’ but given the topic, I just couldn’t resist making the phrase more pet-focused. 😆

Highlights and Key Points:


[00:01:40] Introduction to Miranda and where her STR business is located

[00:02:35] What idea made Miranda try the STR business

[00:04:08] Why Miranda initially chose to have a pet-friendly rental

[00:5:47] Difference in choices with furnishings to make the rentals pet-friendly

[00:06:58] Was it difficult to find a cleaner that was okay with cleaning a pet-friendly home?

[00:08:37] With your guests that you’re welcoming into your properties, what percentage of them bring their pets?

[00:09:18] What have you learned from being a short-term rental host?

[00:13:00] How many people are within your accountability group?

Golden Nuggets


  •   We want guests and pets to be comfortable at our house, and we also want it to be a stress-free experience. So, we have a welcome basket that helps just think of any needs our guests would have there with their pets.

  •    Our main focus was durability, so we made sure that we had white on everything for the bedding, and we did a duvet cover to protect the quilt inside.

  •     One thing I’ve learned about being a host of a short-term rental is that it can be as time-consuming or as little time-consuming as you want it to be, so I’m extremely invested.

  •     With us doing all of the work, we have such a kind of benefit in our market. We see the houses always; we know if maintenance needs to be done.

  •     So in my accountability group, we have four people. And it’s nice to keep it small because you get to know each other better, and then it stays on the rails.

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