The Best Amenities for Vacation Rentals

When it comes to competing with the millions of other short-term rental properties on the market to attract guests, it’s critical to stock up on all the right vacation rental amenities

Unsure which amenities you need in order to impress guests? 

Here’s a handy amenities checklist for vacation rentals, starting with some of the most requested renter amenities according to Airbnb:

  • Kitchen
  • Coffee maker
  • Set of wine glasses
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly environment
  • WiFi
  • Washing machine
  • Jacuzzi
  • TV
  • Heating

As travelers can filter their searches on Airbnb and other OTA platforms according to the amenities they want, it is crucial for you to provide as many of these sought-after amenities as possible. Obviously, it’s more difficult to acquire a pool and kitchen than some of the others, but if you’re looking to add rental properties to your portfolio you may want to focus on those that boast these very popular features.

Still, there’s more to giving guests a great experience than providing them with the attractive amenities that might drive them to book in the first place. In order for them to enjoy their stay without having to overpack or run to the nearest Walmart, you’re going to have to stock up on some basics as well. 

These include:

  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Extra linens
  • Nightstands
  • Closets
  • A safe for valuables
  • Tea and coffee
  • Kettle
  • Dishes, cups and silverware
  • Cookware
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Mirrors
  • Entertainment (magazines, books, games)
  • Smoke detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit

A great way to identify the best amenities for vacation rentals is to walk into each room, try to picture yourself using the area and ask yourself what you need. You can probably get away with providing just the essentials, but if you really want to impress guests, go the extra mile and step up your amenities game. 

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