Extensive property damage to a rental is an extremely rare occurrence. Smaller damage, such as a scuffed piece of furniture or stained linens can happen from time to time. You have the option to include damage protection for your property which will help protect your rental from accidental damage.

If you want to include damage protection, you can select a combination of the two methods mentioned below within the rates section of your listing: 

Property Damage Protection: 
With this option, guests have a choice between a low-cost property damage policy that covers accidental damages, where you will be the beneficiary or a refundable damage deposit that's equivalent to the full policy coverage amount that you select. Property Damage Protection provides up to $5,000 in coverage for accidental damage to the vacation rental. Plans start at just $59 with no deductible and a quick online claims process. The plan provides protection for accidental damage like broken furniture, windows, and doors, stained linens, and lost or stolen keys including rekeying costs.
To learn more about Property Damage Protection and the different policy coverage options, click here.

Refundable damage deposit:
This is an amount that you require guests to pay for a refundable damage deposit. You can set this to be any value you choose. It can be used separately or in conjunction with Property Damage Protection option mentioned above.

Also make sure your House Rules section is fully completed to let your guests know your rules on maximum occupancy, minimum age of primary renter, if you allow events, children, smoking, and pets.

You can require travelers to sign a legal rental agreement before arriving at the property. Proper rental agreements can be used to communicate exactly how owners or managers wish their properties to be treated.