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How to Create a Unique Story and Brand for Your Airbnb

In just a moment you’ll meet Heather Bien and Adam Shapiro, the creators of Rosehill Cottage — a charming river house on the Rappahannock River in Virginia. 

Heather works in marketing at a tech start-up by day and runs her lifestyle and travel blog by night, and Adam works for the federal government.  

While the couple lives in Washington DC, they thoroughly enjoy weekend escapes from the city.  And it was on one of these weekend escapes that they fell in love with the charming Virginian towns along the Chesapeake Bay. 

Tune in to hear the exciting story of how Heather and Adam found the perfect home in Locust Hill, Virginia and how they brought Rosehill Cottage to life. 

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This week’s episode is brought to you by Mount.

A few months ago, Gabby and I stayed at a quintessential beach cottage in San Diego. 
The home was just 3/4 of a mile from the beach — perfect biking distance, right?
There was only one problem — the home didn’t come with bikes, and the nearest bike rental shop was fully committed throughout our stay. 
We really wanted bikes — so much so that we asked our host if she knew anyone personally that we might be able to rent bikes from. Alas, she did not. 
Today, I want to introduce you to a company who is solving for this very problem.  Meet Mount — a platform that enables STR hosts to transform their homes into full-fledged vacation experiences. 
Mount let’s you rent just about anything to your guests — bikes, scooters, golf carts, kayaks, and even private chefs and masseuses! 
With the simple scan of a QR code, guests can explore all of the rental amenities you have to offer. Guests can browse, book, and access anything you make available in a matter of seconds. 
Mount makes it easy for guests to access anything additional they might need during their stay, and for STR hosts to increase their revenue per booking. 
Oh, and if you don’t have a bike or scooter to rent, no problem — Mount can provide one for you.
Learn more about how you can earn more via your STR with Mount and get your first month free by emailing the Mount team at