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The Top Amenities for a Vacation Rental

If you are some­one that is plan­ning on offer­ing a vaca­tion rental for the first time, you need to be aware that there are cer­tain ele­ments that make a par­tic­u­lar unit appeal­ing to poten­tial renters. Under­stand­ing the val­ue of these com­po­nents will help increase the odds of get­ting the most val­ue out of your rental plans. 

Far too often, peo­ple will offer stripped down accom­mo­da­tion with few ameni­ties. The land­lord will assume that since peo­ple are look­ing to vaca­tion, all the renter will be inter­est­ed in is a “place to flop” for the night. This is a dis­as­trous atti­tude some land­lords take and it is one that needs to be avoid­ed at all costs. First, when you rent a vaca­tion accom­mo­da­tion you are in com­pe­ti­tion with all the oth­er units on the mar­ket. When your rental prop­er­ty pales in com­par­i­son it will have a much hard­er time being rent­ed. And, worst of all, if you turn your prop­er­ty into a prover­bial “flop house” you prob­a­bly will not attract renters that will be respect­ful ten­ants. So, the units will need to be a few ameni­ties in order to be viable for vaca­tion rent­ing. Here is a look at a few of the top ones:

Pri­vate Entrances: No one wants to be mon­i­tored when they arrive and depart. Nor does any­one like to be delayed because oth­ers are using the entrance. That is why adding a pri­vate entrance to a rental prop­er­ty is an absolute must. And, con­trary to com­mon opin­ion, it is not always expen­sive to devel­op a pri­vate entrance.

Air Con­di­tion­ing and Heat­ing: Sure, peo­ple love the hot sum­mer weath­er when they vis­it beach resorts. They also enjoy the cold win­ter air found at win­ter time ski resorts. How­ev­er, they do not want to deal with extremes in tem­per­a­ture when they are in their rent­ed rooms. They will want com­fort­able tem­per­a­tures and the accom­mo­da­tions must pro­vide such.

Kitchen Space: One of the eas­i­est ways to burn through a ton of mon­ey while on vaca­tion is to per­pet­u­al­ly order out food. That is why vaca­tion rentals with kitchen facil­i­ties are so pop­u­lar. Vaca­tion­ers see such facil­i­ties as a means of cut­ting many costs from their bud­get. Hence, adding a kitchen to the rental would be a big plus.

Laun­dry: Laun­dry facil­i­ties are not always a make or break accom­mo­da­tion but they are a plus. And, if you are unable to add a wash­er and dry­er to the rental, you could always men­tion the rentals prox­im­i­ty to a laun­dro­mat in the text of any adver­tis­ing or pro­mo­tion­al lit­er­a­ture.

Ade­quate Park­ing: Vaca­tion­ers are gen­er­al­ly not fans of hav­ing a tough time park­ing. That is why garages, pri­vate dri­ve­ways or ade­quate street park­ing is a huge plus for a vaca­tion rental. A prop­er­ty with ade­quate park­ing is sim­ply more attrac­tive to one that lacks such park­ing.

There are a great vari­ety of oth­er ameni­ties that can be inte­grat­ed into vaca­tion accom­mo­da­tions. The key thread among them is that they make the prop­er­ty more appeal­ing and eas­i­er to rent.


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