Extensive property damage to a rental is an extremely rare occurrence. Smaller damage, such as a scuffed piece of furniture or stained linen does happen from time to time. 

If you use HomeAway Payments, you can include a refundable security deposit in the quote which you can use to cover the cost of any accidental damage to your property.

You choose the amount that you require for a refundable damage deposit. You can set this to be any value you want in the rates section of your listing.

Make sure your House rules section is fully completed to let your guests know what your rules are on maximum occupancy, minimum age of primary renter, if you allow events, children, smoking, and pets.

You can also require travellers to sign a legal rental agreement before arriving at the property. Proper rental agreements can be used to communicate exactly how owners or managers wish their properties to be treated.