Guests visiting your vacation rental property have different needs and expectations than hotel guests.
They recognize that some of the things they’d enjoy at a hotel – room service, a housekeeper bringing fresh towels every morning – won’t be available.
Still, your guests will expect great service, and the amenities you offer them can mean the difference between someone who stays with you one time and someone who keeps coming back. Here are a few amenities for vacation rental guests to add to your property.
In the bathroom
No matter where they stay, guests want the bathroom to feel like a place where they can relax and pamper themselves.
Make it easier on them by stocking your Vacation rental with plenty of fresh fluffy towels. This not only lets your guests feel warm and dry after a shower, it makes your bathroom more inviting.
Keep a hair dryer on hand, luxurious bathrobes and slippers, and remember that no guest bathroom is complete without basic toiletries: travel-sized toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.
In the bedroom
Guests want a good night’s sleep no matter where they choose to stay. Make that happen by investing in some quality sheets, comfortable blankets and fluffy pillows.
Your guests will need an alarm clock, with or without a USB port and you can go the extra mile by adding a few sleep-related amenities for vacation rental guests: sleep masks, ear plugs or even white noise machines.
In the kitchen
Vacation rental guests are travelers who don’t mind having to cook, they expect to find a kitchen stocked with the basics: tablecloths and napkins, plates, silverware, glasses, some cooking spices and oils, and a decent supply of coffee and tea.
Make things easier for guests who want to cook by providing them with smaller appliances such as blenders and crockpots, as well as a coffee maker and kettle.
And while you can’t offer your guests breakfast in bed, you can offer them a complimentary breakfast when they arrive, even if it’s just some yogurt, cereal and juice.
Around the house
Other amenities for vacation rental guests you might want to offer can include:
- Fast, free wi-fi – Wi-Fi is a given at any modern vacation getaway. Unless you’re catering to travelers who want to unplug for a week, they’ll expect fast wireless access.
- Cable/streaming services – Your guests probably won’t spend their trip in front of the TV, but they’ll still look for some of comforts of home, including cable TV and/or access to streaming services such as Amazon or Netflix.
- Books, games and DVDs – Let’s say you do have guests that want to unplug. Give them something to do when they’re indoors by offering a selection of books and movies, as well as a few family-friendly board games.
- Maps and guidebooks – These can help your guests find their way around and find things to do while they’re in town. You might even want to write down some of your own recommendations for things to do and places to eat.
Do you need to prepare your vacation rental property for new guests? Turn to InnStyle. Whether you need comfortable bedding, bath accessories or cleaning products, we can help turn your vacation rental into a space visitors will be happy to revisit.