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Stacey St. John

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APRIL 25, 2023

#25: Renting Your Airbnb to Traveling Healthcare Workers with Allison Vallerga

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community and contribute to the future of healthcare? If you own a short-term rental or an Airbnb property, the healthcare industry needs your help.

Traveling healthcare workers are the backbone of the healthcare industry, providing essential services to patients in areas where medical professionals are scarce. However, finding suitable accommodation can be challenging for these workers, affecting their ability to provide the best medical care.

You can directly impact your community’s healthcare quality by renting your Airbnb property to traveling healthcare workers. You’ll provide a safe and comfortable place for these workers to stay, which will help them maintain their high service standards. 

In this episode, I sit down with Allison Vallerga, a hospital and healthcare administrator who owns rental properties that often host traveling healthcare workers. Allison shares insights on the benefits of renting to healthcare workers and the amenities that will make your property stand out. Plus, she gives tips on pricing your rental property and attracting more healthcare workers.

Highlights and Key Points:

[01:36] Today’s focus; Hosting healthcare workers

[02:46] Who is Allison Vallerga? Her backstory and how she got into the STR


[03:54] The location of her short-term rental properties

[06:25] The target audience for her STR and Airbnb properties

[08:06] The different types of traveling healthcare workers that need short-term


[11:26 A guide on how to rent to people who are in the medical education process

[12:35] The benefits of renting to traveling healthcare workers

[16:23] Amenities that you should consider when preparing your rental property for

traveling healthcare workers

[20:15] Tips for restructuring your pet fee for traveling healthcare workers with pets

[22:14] The consumables you should provide in your property

[23:18] Tip to add to your checkout guide

[24:54] How to price your short-term rental for traveling healthcare workers

[27:35] How to get more healthcare workers to book with you

Golden Nuggets


  • “Renting to traveling healthcare workers is an opportunity to help your community directly and drive the future of healthcare.”
  • “It’s a lot easier to spend money that you already have than to try to get money out of someone, particularly if the relationship has turned unpleasant in whatever way.”
  • To increase the bookings of your rental property, build a relationship with the local travel nursing agencies.
  • “Bad house, good street, make money.”



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