The simple check-in process is far too often overlooked, yet it’s one of the most vital points in the traveler’s vacation experience. The arrival at the property sets the tone for the guest’s entire stay, so you want it to be as positive and seamless as possible. Here are some tips on how to create a foolproof arrival and departure experience for your guests, and some questions to ask yourself when coming up with a check-in (and check-out) plan.
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It’s the little things in life… and in a vacation rental.
Though private pools and gourmet kitchens are nice, high-end amenities aren’t necessary to ensure that your guests have a wonderful stay at your home. The truth is that vacationers often stay in homes rather than hotels simply because they prefer to enjoy the comforts of “home.”
There are plenty of low-cost additions you can make to your vacation rental that will have a high-impact on bookings as well as repeat visits. So, if you aren’t ready to renovate the kitchen or install a whirlpool bathtub, start by investing in a few small upgrades that your guests will enjoy.
Photos are the single most important selling tool for your vacation rental home. Not having enough photos or having poor photos will make it difficult for travelers to imagine a wonderful vacation in your home. As an owner or manager, you understand the selling points of your property. However, potential guests rely on photos to decide whether a particular home will be able to comfortably meet their wants and needs.
You may not be a professional photographer, but there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that your home looks its absolute best in your property photos. Follow these guidelines, and we promise your photos will turn out better than you could have expected! Read more
In a 2011 site-wide audit of vacation rental reviews, HomeAway.com discovered the number one phrase used in negative reviews when expressing disappointment with accommodations. The phrase?
“Pots and pans.”
One of the most important amenities to include in your vacation rental is a welcome book for your guests. This book will contain important information about your property, as well as serve as a local reference for your guest.
As more and more travelers discover the benefits of staying in vacation rental homes, alternative accommodations are becoming increasingly popular for families looking for more space and better value. As a vacation rental owner, you have an opportunity to attract this huge — and growing! — group of travelers. But how do you set your home apart?