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Make Your Holiday Guests Feel at Home BY MARY ANN BARTON

You can easily duplicate some of the amenities that have earned Rob five stars from nearly 300 reviews:

Wifi: Write down the name of your wifi network and provide the password.

Comfortable, quiet workspace: For that person who might be sneaking in a little work during the holidays, provide a dedicated desk or workspace for them to set up their laptop with an easily-accessible power outlet.

Laundry: Let your guests know you have an iron and ironing board available. If your guests can use your washer and dryer, leave instructions on how to use them.

Towels: Keep plenty of clean, fluffy towels handy and

As the holidays near, you may be making plans to host friends or relatives for a few days in your home. To make their stay memorable — in a good way — we’re sharing some tips from Alexandria Airbnb “superhosts” and local hotels. Alexandria Airbnb “superhost” Rob has earned his status — he has no fewer than 33 amenities on his listing online. (Superhosts, by the way, are “experienced hosts who provide a shining example for other hosts,” according to Airbnb.)

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easily accessible.

Hangers: Be sure to have plenty of hangers and space in the guest closet.

First-aid kit: Keep Band-aids, indigestion medication, a thermometer and Tylenol available.

Inspiring library: Stack some books on the nightstand for night owls, rainy days or insomniacs. What did visitors who stayed at Rob’s appreciate most? Having shampoo and conditioner on hand as well as hand cream. Others mentioned liking having breakfast items ready for early risers (bananas, cereal, bagels, juice, coffee). Guests also mentioned

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