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Why should I clean a holiday home seeing I paid $1500 for 4 night

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Because you agreed to do so when you signed the paperwork. Because no one else wants to wipe up your troll boogers. Because if the cost of cleaning is added to the bill you'll be paying a lot more than you already did. Because you're supposed to be a responsible adult and act like a decent human being.

You don't have to clean it as in mop floors and wash laundry, they have to do this by law. It is pretty basic expectations to leave a place clean as in no rubbish, clean your dishes and sweep the floor if its really bad. It doesn't matter where you stay you should at least do that. Also don't ever make it too clean by making beds and folding towels, they could assume your bed or towels were not used and not wash them.

It’s pretty standard. If you don’t like it, next time book somewhere that has housekeeping..

You are expected to maybe leave it as you found it? I stayed at a friends ski lodge once even though I paid she had given me a really reduced price so I made sure I scrubbed the place for her because she doesn’t get up there as much and relies on people to keep it tidy. It was small and easy to clean a nice way to say thanks.

 It's different if it's a friend's place and you get mates rates. I have a tiny shack that I rent out to family and friends if we are not using it, I only charge $50 for a weekend to cover the water etc they use. I ask that they take rubbish out and wipe surfaces and run the vacuum over the floor before they go. We mostly do last minute bookings if we decide not to use it so I put out a Facebook post to see if anyone wants it, a couple of friends actually clean the place so they get it over others.
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 I scrubbed the place for her she was expecting the bare basics like you but I gave it a deep clean. We were snowed in so had the time as well. Yes I get it when I want it but that’s not why I did it. It is hard for her to get up there as often so if you get it cheap why not clean it properly and help a friend out.
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It shits me too, get a bloody cleaner as you know it's only ever going to be half assed not properly done anyway. I make sure the dishes are washed and the rubbish is taken out but other than that as long as it looks clean it will do. I'm not scrubbing the shower or toilet while also packing and trying to leave the accommodation on time.

 That is all they expect. Left in a tidy condition, but not scrubbed clean. because how can they rely on the standards of strangers who will do, as you say a half arsed job?
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 This is holiday rental
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 I have stayed in a few places where you clean for the next guests, or pay extra for a cleaner, I always think bugger paying more,but then never clean properly.
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 That is so wrong you should not be cleaning holiday house accommodation to that extent. That is their responsibility to have it cleaned between guests. I just stayed at an airbnb unit and the booklet said 'leave as you found it'. I washed the dishes and took the rubbish out and that was all, left all beds unmade, a blanket on the lounge, bathrooms obviously used with our towels hanging up and water marks everywhere. The review for me was perfect and the private message was that they were pleased to have us as guests, please come back blah blah. Every holiday house I have stayed in has been like this, they have a cleaner come between guests or they do it themselves. Would be very bad business to leave cleaning to the guests.
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 I've stayed in heaps of holiday rentals and leave it in a similar way as the post above. Never had an issue. I wouldn't never stay in a place that had to be cleaned by the last person who stayed there because I'm sure most people would do a half arsed job
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 Don’t leave floors dirty and rug or carpet with rubbish
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 Would you leave dirty toilet or crumbs on floor or carpet or spills on floor and dirty bench or table ?
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 Well that goes with the basics of cleaning up after yourself. Surfaces and floors etc are cleaned by cleaners so you don't have to wipe those things but it is nice to.
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I worry about this. I rinse cups and plates but never clean them. Does a cleaner come in after to clean them? Oops 😬 ahh well

$1500 for 4 nights is a lot of money

 You would pay that for a decent hotel room. For a house, it isn’t too bad.
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 Depends on the house. I've paid more than that for a big house for a big family holiday
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I always pick up our rubbish and make sure its all in the trash, clean the dishes and the place is relatively tidy and clean.....but thats about it....

Are you supposed to have it to standard for the next person or do they mean rubbish out and nothing that will attract mice etc before the cleaners come