Finding Airbnb Properties with a Piano

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When you go away do you ever wish you could find somewhere to stay that has a piano? To sit at a beautiful instrument in a unique location, perhaps with a stunning view, is to many the ultimate holiday experience.

Photo: Courtesy Yamaha US

A while ago I put up a message on a community board asking just this question, and over the past year I’ve been contacted by a number of people who would really like to find places to stay that have a piano they can use. So I thought maybe this was a matter worth pursuing.

Airbnb Piano Filter

Airbnb seems the obvious place to start. When searching for a place to book, the Airbnb search engine offers various filters to help you find what you are looking for. You specify, location, dates, number of rooms etc, and up comes a selection of available properties. In addition there is a section headed Amenities, which enable you to find homes that offer various facilities such as gyms, hot tubs, a pool, free parking etc.

I feel that adding “Piano” to this list of amenities would be a most worthwhile option. I previously contacted Airbnb about this and they felt there would be insufficient demand. They may be right, but I think, with your assistance, it is worth taking things a stage further… so if you feel this is a good idea, the piano playing community need your help.

If enough people contact Airbnb with a request to include a search option for “pianos”, we might just get it actioned.


Message Airbnb Today

It seems the best way to get Airbnb to take notice is to send them a Direct Message via Twitter. Simply log in to Twitter, search for @Airbnbhelp, and choose “Follow” them. You can then send a Direct Message (DM) by selecting the “Messages” tab. Your message should include a simple request that they offer a Piano checkbox in the list of a property’s amenities. Let us know if you get a response.

Owners of Properties with Pianos

If you already list a property on Airbnb, and it has a piano, please also message the company with this request. In addition always include a photo of your piano in your listing and mention its availability. Having a piano (and telling people about it) can dramatically increase your occupancy rates.

You might also like to add a comment beneath this post, stating that your rentable property has a piano. Feel free to do this even if you list your property on websites other than Airbnb, or if you are part of a house swap program.

Help Take Things Further

This is the first stage in this campaign. Hopefully we can make Airbnb reconsider, and include a piano filter. But also, if there is enough of a response, we can create our own database of properties for rent that offer a piano. Have you ever rented somewhere with a piano? Let us all know below.


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One thought on “Finding Airbnb Properties with a Piano

  1. Regina

    Thank you for the great post. Your concerns about finding convenient practice rooms as a traveling musician are the exact reasons why we started Piano.House.
    We don’t have any affiliation with Airbnb but we sometimes pitch ourselves as “Airbnb for piano practice rooms.” People with pianos at home can list their available pianos on our platform for people who are looking for pianos to book and practice.
    We also offer many other services to assist teachers finding students, performing artists getting gigs, and tuner & technicians acquiring clients.
    Piano.House is founded by a team of piano players with the mission of helping other piano players in mind.
    We have launched our app as well: which is now available on iTunes and Google Play. Find out more about us by downloading our app or check out our website. It’s free to sign up and download app.

    http://www.Piano.House

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