It’s almost a paradox: travelers want alternative accommodations to hotels, yet expect the same level of services.

And, when it comes to cleanliness, they have every right to. From their perspective, they are paying for a service, which in this case is using your vacation rental in exchange for a fixed price. Waiting for them with a clean home is the least any rental owner can do.

But it can be difficult to keep up with the vacation rental cleaning routine, particularly if you also have a day job. So, what’s the solution? A team of professionals that will make your vacation rental spotless and up to any guest’s standards.

And since this is a world where vacation rental technology has evolved and everything can have its dedicated app, here’s a list of the best ones that can help you find a great cleaning staff.

1. Airhosta

With Airhosta, the process is simple: download the app, create an account and a list of services you need for your vacation rental cleaning, and then just start looking for the people up for the job.

All the property managers and service providers have to apply for Airhosta. You will go through a vetting process so that everyone can rest assured the people they collaborate with are trustworthy. You can access all the information you need for service providers to help make your decision. The app is currently available worldwide, but know it’s also possible not to find a team in your exact location. So, be sure to check if Airhosta covers your area too.

2. TurnoverBNB

With TurnoverBnB, vacation rental owners can finally automate their cleaning schedules and find great local cleaners from the app’s network. It’s designed to work with the least amount of hassle:

  • Automated booking calendar;
  • A centralized communication system;
  • An extensive marketplace for cleaners;
  • Automatic payments made the moment the cleaners are done.


All of this just by using your smartphone. Oh, and the basic services are free.

3. MaidThis

This next app boasts about a record cleaning booking of just 47 seconds! If your vacation rental is in California or San Francisco, then definitely try the MaidThis app the next time you’re looking for someone to clean your rental. You pay a monthly rate depending on the size of your property and the services you want to acquire.

Disclaimer, they’re not the cheapest service around, and they’re very open about that. But they pride themselves on high-quality services.

4. Handy

The Handy app allows owners to connect people who offer independent services, from cleaning to various repairs around the property. All the people involved are screened so you can trust you are handing over the keys to true professionals.

You can even find people to help you with devices installations, various plumbing needs, moving, and even shop around for furniture with included installations. It’s truly a well-rounded service, available in the United States, Canada, and the U.K.

5. Properly

Last, but certainly not least, there’s the Properly app, an amazing cleaning service network available in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Australia, and New Zealand.

What sets Properly apart from other similar services is its photo integration within the app. You can take pictures of the area you need cleaning and directly tag the spots that need some scrubbing, adding any extra comments as needed. If you are not satisfied with the results, then you can take a picture of the space and make a complaint. It’s a great piece of vacation rental technology and the process is simple.

There are plenty of apps like these ones out there, and you certainly have loads of options in terms of pricing and areas.  

Just remember to check for those that also screen their cleaners and offer insurance to protect your vacation rental from any unfortunate situation. Most of them do, but it’s always better to be sure of this before you sign up and also pay the required fee.

After all, if you want unscreened cleaners and no guarantee whatsoever, there’s always the listings on Craigslist for that.