Vacation rentals like Airbnb offer home-like experiences that travelers crave. Rental hosts try to create the ultimate retreat that brings guests back over and over again. If you are going to become an Airbnb host or want to elevate your guest experience, here are some tips that may help.
Basic Features Every Guest Craves
The first thing you need to consider is having a good wifi as every guest loves sharing photos of the trip and some of them have to work, so slow internet will be a disaster. A comfy bed is another essential as guests love sleeping after a long day with lots of walking, and such a bed is a must. If your guests are staying for more than one night, you should provide some closet space or racks with hangers. Even if your rental doesn’t have a kitchen, most travelers would like, or need, to have their coffee before venturing out for the day. A single-cup coffee maker is a nice touch. And don’t forget to put together a list of little quirks the house might have to prevent panicked guest calls late at night.
Focus On Your Bedrooms
One of the smartest things you can do as an Airbnb rental owner is spend at least one night in your rental so you can experience it as your guests will. This is how you’ll know if the beds are comfortable, if your bedding is adequate for weather conditions and many other details, too. Decorating your Airbnb sleeping spaces with complete bedding sets is easy and affordable. You can customize these pre-matched sets with extra accessories like pillows and throws.
Before you buy towels for your Airbnb rental, it’s a great idea to try them yourself at home. If you wouldn’t want to use them every day at home, you can assume neither would your guests. Soft and absorbent towels are must-haves for repeat rental guests. Plan to buy at least two sets of towels in your accent colors, matching your bed linens.
Kitchens & Dining Areas
You probably already know that the best Airbnb rental kitchen is stocked with essential cooking utensils appropriate for the type of facilities it offers, but choosing dinnerware is also important. Kitchen accessories, like utensil holders and linens, matched to your dinnerware create a pulled-together look that guests remember.
If your vacation rental has outdoor space available to your guests, you’ll want to focus attention out there, too. When you think of your outdoor areas as an extra room and bring your style and color scheme outside, you can make your rental feel larger to guests. Adding an exterior dining area can really maximize your rental space, especially if there’s no room for one indoors.