Cantonment couple # 1 most hospitable Airbnb hosts in Florida



A Cantonment couple have been named Florida’s Most Hospitable Airbnb Hosts.

Kim and Richard Davis welcome guests to two locations in their home: the “Quiet delight”, a garage converted into a parental suite, and “Just Peachy,” a vintage Airstream on their one acre property.

The short-term rental site recognized the couple this week as Florida’s most hospitable hosts for achieving 100% five-star ratings for cleanliness, check-in and communication. Another host from Florida was right behind, but the Davis’ got more criticism which put them on the brink.

Richard Davis said he and his wife started the rentals a few years ago when Kim’s mother – for whom they converted the 600-square-foot garage into living space – passed away.

“My son said, ‘What are you going to do? “And I said I would save it for each visit, but he suggested we use Airbnb,” said Richard Davis. “We’ve been doing them ever since and people love them.”

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He said the biggest customers they see are northerners visiting the beach and people staying overnight on their way, often from Texas to South Florida.

Kim and Richard Davis both work to juggle housekeeping and booking management duties when they can, leaving a full day to flip spaces and prepare them for the cleanliness that won them the top spot in the l ‘State.

“When it comes to cleanliness, we want people to enter our Airbnbs as if they were the first to enter,” said Davis. “I want it to be very clean and with the communication it’s important to know what’s going on with the booking, but we’re having fun with it and it’s a blessing.”

View the full report detailing the top hosts in each state here.

Emma Kennedy can be reached at [email protected] or 850-480-6979.


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