Originally Posted by Hawgwash
The only difference is the quality of the wine in the carpet. They are one-nighters.
There is some truth to this statement although, in my personal experience, to a very small degree.
I've been a landlord since I was a pup, first renting a condo then several houses and now a four-plex, a Mexican beach bungalow and my home, a villa also in Mexico. I rent my villa (Quinta Alegria in Huatulco
) to tourist for $1000 USD per night and in my experience, over the last ten + years in renting it out, the "upscale" clientele are much more respectful of the property as compared to the beach bungalow that rents for around $35 USD per night.
What I've also experienced over the years is that if you deliver a clean quality product (property rental) people are more inclined to treat it well as opposed to if you delivered a not so clean and low quality rental property. I believe the same would hold true for someone renting their boat through outlets like Airbnb.