There's a good chance you'll be using the summer weather as an excuse to visit friends you haven't seen in a while. (Especially those that happen to live by a beach, have a boat or maybe a pool). While it's easy to get very, er, comfortable when you're crashing at their place, remember a few basic rules of guest etiquette.
Watch the video clip above for some house guest horror stories and what NOT to do when you're visiting and read through these four tips to keep in your back pocket this weekend. If you want to be invited back, that is.
1. Don't overstay your welcome. Even if you're invited over for just an evening, be respectful of people's time and plan to leave at a reasonable hour.
2. Leave a parting gift. A small token, like a bottle of wine, goes a long way to show your appreciation.
3. Offer to help clean up. Leave the home just as you arrived.
4. Don't expect your hosts to be your chauffeur/ babysitter/ tour guide. Take some of the pressure off and offer to go do some exploring on your own.
Click through our slideshow of beach houses we hope we get an invite to.
We love the size and diverse colors of these little abodes.
Whoa, this is a pretty impressive place to shake off some sand.
We're getting a very tropical feeling from this one.
These might be for summer, but these colors scream spring!
It looks like these tiny houses are pretty popular on the beach.
Okay, this might not be right on the beach, but we can see hints of sand, which indicate it's not too far away.
This one is kid of leaving us speechless.
Now, this is the type of place we remember when we were growing up.
Size really doesn't matter when you have a home right on the beach.
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