Cleaning Services – How to get the best service for you rental property

One of the big changes we see at Smiths Cleaning Services, Coleraine is the increase of holiday home cleaning and especially Air B and B cleaning that we are now undertaking. With Coronavirus there has been an increase of 64% per cent of domestic holidays in the past 2 years and expenditure has risen to £831m in 2020 when compared to 2018. This means a lot more cleaning needs completed in Coleraine, Portrush, Castlerock and the other North Coast NI holiday hot spots.

Here we share our cleaning checklist for holiday home rental cleaning in Northern Ireland;


The kitchen is where your guests will start their day and it is often the hub of the home, so it’s important that your changeover cleans really focus on this busy room. Besides the obvious steps in your cleaning routine, we check the following:

  • Empty and clean fridge, bin, bread bin, cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster and teapot
  • Chairs
  • Cupboards and cupboard doors
  • Defrost freezer
  • Tops of cupboards
  • Extractor fans, hoods and filters
  • Check all equipment is present


It’s amazing what you can spot when enjoying a long soak in the bath, so take a moment to inspect your bathroom from a guest’s perspective. Cleaning the bath, WC, basin and shower goes without saying, but these things might also require attention as we work your way through your Portrush holiday cleaning checklist:

  • Grout
  • Bins
  • Mirrors
  • Toilet rolls (and top-up supply)
  • Towels and bathroom mats
  • Shower curtain

Living and dining room

After a wonderful day exploring the North Coast of NI, your guests will be looking forward to putting their feet up and relaxing in the living and dining room. Our holiday let cleaning checklist will help to make sure these spaces are as comfortable as possible. Furniture, carpets, rugs and other flooring should all be hoovered or cleaned, but we check these other items too:

  • Ornaments and pictures
  • Fires and wood burners (empty and restock)
  • Bookcases and books


As night falls in Portstewart or Castlerock, your guests will be longing to cosy up beneath soft, freshly laundered sheets and dream of the next day’s adventures. Changing beds, vacuuming, emptying bins and dusting should all be part of your normal holiday cottage changeover checklist routine, but be sure to inspect the following:

  • Ornaments and pictures
  • Under beds
  • Condition of pillows, mattress protectors and duvets
  • Coat hangers

Other Areas

When consulting our Northern Ireland holiday homes cleaning checklist, there are some points that apply to each and every room. Bear the following list in mind as we complete your checks for the whole property:

  • Lights and light bulbs
  • Batteries (for remotes etc.)
  • Any high surfaces
  • Doors, handles, tops of doors, skirting boards, dado rails
  • Windows – internally

Additional facilities

Facilities such as hot tubs and swimming pools are highly attractive to guests – bear in mind that they may need a bit of extra attention during changeover days to keep them at their best.

For hot tubs, pools and saunas you should follow government legislation with regards to cleaning and maintenance.

If you offer play equipment, either internal or external, we check that is all in safe working order and clean.


Conclusion, if you are looking for a local cleaning company that can clean your rental apartment, Air B&B or holiday cottage on the North Coast of Northern Ireland then look no further than Smiths Cleaning Services. We provide holiday cleaning services in Portrush, Castlerock, Portstewart, Coleraine, Limavady and beyond.

Contact us via our webform or on 07541855595

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