04 Oct Amenities Guide: Add those special touches to make your rental stand out!
Travelers today want a vacation experience that is stress free and comfortable. When guests check in to your vacation rental, you can help exceed their expectations by providing them with the familiar comforts of home and luxurious extras.
How can you do this? The secret to success is in the amenities!
Some items are expected and guests will assume that any unit they rent will be equipped with the basics. The unit will have WiFi. In the kitchen there will be plates, cups, and utensils. In the bedroom there will be sheets, blankets, and pillows. In the bathroom there will be towels and toilet paper. These are the bare minimum requirements and providing these staples will not set you apart.
However, for a small financial investments, you can turn your vacation property into a must-book destination!
Stock your kitchen with a full selection of pots & pans, cooking utensils, and common cooking ingredients. Your guests will thank you – and don’t forget a wine opener! The bathroom should have a small selection of toiletries, and the towels must be in good condition. Many people try to pack light on vacation to avoid checking a bag. Help your guests feel at home by ensuring your rental has those bulky (but vital!) extras. Make sure your closet has an extra warm blanket, a hair dryer, a hair curler, an iron & ironing board, a fan, and a first aid kit.
Is your property kid friendly? Increase your bookings by simply offering a pack n’ play and a high chair upon request. Go the extra mile by also offering a stroller for those who need it.
Travelers today want a vacation experience that is stress free and comfortable
Whether you are in a winter wonderland, or a beach paradise, there are many ways to enhance the experience for your guests! Beach-goers will rave about the rentals that provide beach chairs, a cooler, a beach umbrella and beach towels. This will take their vacation to the next level! Add a couple bikes or a paddle board and watch the 5 star reviews roll in.
For those who vacation in cooler climates, you can keep a smile on your guests faces with a few simple extras. Hand warmers, a boot dryer, gourmet hot chocolate, and extra gloves & scarfs will keep them warm and happy. Looking to up the ante? Instal a hot tub and watch your guests return year after year.
Once you have the basics in place, take the time to assess your property and add those extra items so you can maximize the potential of your listing.