Everything Long Island and More: A resource for travelers, locals, vacation rental owners and Airbnb/VRBO hosts
Welcome to my blog. My name is Craig Mannella, founder and owner/operator of STAYAWAY Cleaning & Guest Services. My goal with this blog is to provide all news and happenings related to our industry and to be a dependable resource for fellow participants in the vacation rental market on Long Island (Suffolk and Nassau counties). Posts will be detailing national and local issues that concern us. I will provide advice regarding tips and tricks for hosts that ensure you are operating your listing at its highest potential. This blog will also cover anything and everything related to what's going on in Long Island and New York state as a whole regarding the vacation rental industry. If it concerns us, you'll find it here.
Vacation rental host's tend to be travelers at heart, and I'm no different. As an avid traveler (or least one that wishes he could be considered 'avid'), I will also write posts alerting fellow wanderers to special travel deals I become aware of through my large network of contacts and trustworthy sites and blogs I follow. For the travelers at heart that do not have the ability to getaway as often as they would like due to work or family responsibilities, I will also be detailing all the great local things to do we have to choose from here on Long Island (there's more than you think!). This will include street fairs, art shows, concerts, "staycation" opportunities and deals, and a wealth of other travel and entertainment related information for fellow residents of Long Island.
I'm excited to share this information as there is plenty out there but no central place to find it. As stated earlier, my goal with this blog is to become a trusted resource for information for hosts and travelers alike. If STAYAWAY happens to gain some additional exposure through this process well hey, that'd be great too! :)
In addition I'll be keeping readers up to date on the current state of legality regard short term rentals. In places like the Hamptons, the rules regarding house rentals were long ago set in stone. The fact that short term vacation rental on the rest of the island remains in a legal grey area is frustrating to say the least. But the industry grows stronger everyday and if history is our guide (think Uber), short term vacation rental listings are not going anywhere anytime soon. The key to a smooth transition will be transparency regarding just what exactly the "sharing economy" is all about.
Looking forward to writing the next post. Take care all, talk soon!
Craig Mannella is the owner/operator and founder of STAYAWAY Cleaning Services. After 7 years working in the cleaning and restoration industry, where he excelled in customer relations and satisfaction, he started his own cleaning company. Extensive training and industry experience along with time spent running a successful vacation rental listing lead to the creation of this blog.