The mission at Start An Airbnb is to provide you with the tools and resources so you can begin to grow and succeed with your Airbnb. It has quickly become one of the easiest ways for everyday people to monetize the extra space in their homes. Thus, allowing them to showcase it to an audience of millions. In addition to great content, dive into the testimonials and strategies that can guide you through the process and provide you with all the success you will need to Start An Airbnb.

What Is Start An Airbnb?

My family and I have been fortunate enough of being Airbnb Hosts since May 2015. I love helping everyday people who want to take that next step in making their homes work for them. 

How exactly can your home work for you? By utilizing that extra space in your home, you will be able to create a beautiful haven for friends, family, and guests to stay and pay you. 

Start An Airbnb is a resource to teach you strategies for turning part of your home into a successful Airbnb. Use the tools and resources to optimize your own Airbnb. Don’t just Host, Superhost. And Superhost like a boss!

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  • Robert

    The most amazing and inviting Airbnb experiences ever. You will be hard pressed to find any listing or hotel for that matter that has this much attention to detail. It was my first time to Nashville and the place where I rested my head at night was one of the best parts of the trip. I can’t recommend John’s Airbnb enough.

  • Laila

    Great family-type neighborhood away from all the action of Nashville. I am a clean freak and this place was very clean! Pictures and description were exactly right – SUCH a cute place and VERY comfortable bed! My husband hardly sleeps when away from home but he still keeps talking about how comfortable he was in that bed! This is our first Airbnb experience and we were impressed – don’t think we will ever use a hotel again!

  • Paul

    John was a perfect host. Every element of your stay is laid out in his welcome binder, and the couple of questions I had were answered immediately. The space was perfect and the design and decor were exactly as represented. I highly recommend John’s Airbnb!

  • Chad

    This Airbnb was just as fantastic as it looks in the photos. We loved the decor and it was incredibly clean and cozy. John was super accommodating, which we also really appreciated. We brought our baby with us, and they even offered a pack n play upon our arrival. We would definitely stay again!

  • Zach

    John’s Airbnb is one of the coolest places we’ve ever had the fortune to stay in. A plush sectional couch you could lounge on for days. A kitchen that makes you want to cook your best recipe. A great desk to get some writing done. An awesome shower. Tons of adjustable lighting. A handy guide, a nice little backyard patio area, and an immaculately helpful host.

  • Kelly

    John’s Airbnb is exceptionally welcoming and every detail thoughtfully covered. The apartment is spit-spot clean and tidy. Sleeping is a dream in the queen size bed with high end linens. The rain head shower is refreshing and towels are soft and thirsty. The kitchen is well appointed with the coffee and creamer fresh and ready to brew. I will always try to stay at John’s Airbnb and send my family and friends there when they visit again.

  • Weston

    John’s Airbnb was such a lovely and cozy place to stay during our visit to Nashville. It was impeccably clean and looks like it’s straight out of an episode of ‘Fixer Upper’! We had requested to use the pack ‘n play since we had the baby with us and when we got there, not only was the pack ‘n play out, but John had put a baby towel and a little baby shampoo out as well. Needless to say, we didn’t feel like we were staying at an Airbnb, we felt like we were staying with friends! I would highly recommend this place, it was a little oasis and we loved staying there!

  • Ken

    Second time to stay at John’s Airbnb and it couldn’t have been better! Comfortable and very nicely decorated space with lots of room to spread out. We will stay again next time we are in Nashville.

  • Monique

    The stay was perfect from start to finish. Why would I ever consider staying in a hotel when I could stay in John’s Airbnb. The listing was exactly as published–though even better in person. Such attention to detail. Thank you!

  • Lizzie

    For those of you new to Airbnb do not hesitate! John was a wonderful host – he checked in with us via messaging through the Airbnb app and he was available if we needed to reach him throughout our stay. We felt completely at home during our stay at our “home away from home.” It was easy to find and very private – the home is in a gorgeous community of homes. Although the sapce is of course part of the home, it is secluded and it allows you to have a completely private stay. Some people may think its like living with a family during your stay at an Airbnb, but in this instance that was not the case. Our stay was even nicer than staying at a hotel. The rental is seriously GORGEOUS and so clean. It was amazing – I would go back in a heartbeat. We spent three full days in Nashville – its only about a 15 minute drive to downtown Nashville. Lastly, the electronic lock to access the Fort was easy and convenient to use. There was nothing I would change or suggest. All I would say to you is, stay at John’s place if you are looking for a very comfortable, laid back, safe, and cozy stay. We had a wonderful nights sleep and a very relaxing stay during our time. Thanks again, John!

  • Sarah

    This was by far the most beautifully decorated Airbnb that I have stayed. It is like living on a beautiful Pinterest page where everything has been thoughtfully curated. Wonderful linens, furniture, amazing shower…I could go on and on. I also wanted to note how safe I felt. I travel alone sometimes and I truly felt like the neighborhood and the home itself were looked after and that I could sleep soundly with both eyes closed. I met John briefly, because I like to keep to myself, and it was so he could simply pass along a gift card to me – how nice! He did respond quickly to any message I sent and I felt like if I needed anything that it would be taken care of quickly. However, I didn’t need anything, because it was GREAT!

  • Jamie

    Lights were on when we arrived, making us feel welcome. Impeccably clean and inviting and a host who is responsive to every request, this is our home away from home if we get back to Nashville!

  • Mary

    Our stay was wonderful! We felt like if we had any questions or concerns we could contact John and he would be there to help. There was also everything we could have possibly needed, from a fully furnished kitchen to clean, fresh linens. We were 100% satisfied with our stay and definitely happy that we chose here over a hotel.

  • Katie

    This space is absolute perfection! The owners have thought of everything, and the care and love they put into furnishing and designing this darling spot is apparent in every feature. I stayed for two weeks on a work trip and this was a perfect oasis at the end of the day to unwind and relax. The bed is divine, the bathroom feels like a spa, and the kitchen is perfect. (And the coffee they provide is amazing!) The neighborhood is quiet and out of the way but close to shopping, coffee, and some great restaurants on the main road. The owners are thoughtful and considerate and made a point to check on me throughout the stay and make sure if there was anything I needed. I couldn’t have asked for more. If you’re in Nashville and need a place to stay, you must stay here! I will definitely be checking here first every time I come into town.

  • Pablo

    John’s space provided all the benefits of a high end hotel – clean sheets, beautiful bathroom, cozy bed. John was very easy to communicate with and made sure our stay was comfortable. We really enjoyed our time there and would definitely recommend their spot!

  • Joe

    John made us feel very welcomed and the neighborhood was just as described. The minute we walked in we knew we had picked the right place to stay. The living area was so comfortable it was like we were in our own home. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay!



By far the most useful tool I use for my Airbnb. Your smartphone now acts as the key. Give your guests the ability to lock/unlock from their phone. You control who has access and is compatible with most standard deadbolts. Simple, secure, and safe.


Give yourself remote access to your home. August connect gives you the control to your August Smart Lock from anywhere you have an internet connection. I love this because I never have to wonder if guests leave the door unlocked after they check out. I can always lock it from my phone, no matter where I am.


Give yourself and your guest peace of mind with these little cameras. Quick and easy to set up. Receive alerts on your phone when Nest Cam detects activity. Most of all, you can opt for 24/7 live video recording in case of break-ins or theft. I even use these cameras in my kid’s rooms. Built-in speaker and microphone.

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