I own two different VRBO rentals in two different states. I would like to stay in each at least 1 week per year for no other reason than to inspect them, fix minor things if needed and in general ensure it's still a comfortable / pleasing place for my renters.
I am fully aware that I can write off repairs and travel to these rentals as well as the cleaning bill after I've left. Can I somehow write off the lost rent since I'm blocking it off for myself for the week at a time that it would otherwise rent-out?
One of these rentals is fairly seasonal. The other is pretty much booked all the time except on the rare occasion.