Your Very Detailed Guide to Safely Staying in a Rental House

What to know, what to disinfect, and whether it’s okay to swim in the pool

Cortney Clift
Elemental

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In this photo illustration, a man looks at listings on the Airbnb website.
Photo: Yuriko Nakao/Getty Images

With travelers clearly still wary of hotels — in April, bookings were down by a staggering 85% compared to last year — many are instead considering (or already planning) a stay in a home rental property this summer.

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Cortney Clift
Elemental

Cortney Clift is a Brooklyn-based journalist who writes about food, travel, and wellness.