Guests are looking for more than a place to sleep when they rent their next vacation home. They want the latest and greatest in amenities, including high speed wifi, smart TVs, and access to Netflix. But beyond those basics, what else do guests look for?
Here’s a list of the top 5 things that guests look for in their next vacation rental:
High speed wifi
WiFi is a must for vacation rentals. It’s a standard that guests expect, and it’s something they want to feel connected to even if they are on vacation. Guests want to be able to connect multiple devices at once, especially in the kitchen and living area of your rental home—this way you can have dinner parties or game nights with friends and family!
There is nothing worse than slow internet when you’re trying to catch up on work or keep up with your favorite shows.
Smart TV, Netflix
Guests love to watch TV. It’s a top amenity for vacation rentals and when guest are on vacation, they want to unwind in front of the TV with their family or friends.
Netflix is available on most smart TVs, so it can be one of the best options for your guests who want to watch movies and shows while they stay at your rental property.
Full size kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and many renters want to be able to cook their own meals while they’re staying in your property. A full-size kitchen is a must for most guests. If you have an apartment or condo with a small kitchen, consider adding a microwave and mini-fridge so that your tenants can prepare simple meals and snacks without having to eat out every night.
Pool/ Hot tub
The pool or hot tub is always an attractive amenity for guests. Pool owners enjoy the fun, carefree atmosphere that a pool creates. Hot tub owners love to relax in their hot tubs while they unwind from work and enjoy the quiet sounds of nature.
Pool owners often host family parties with their friends so they can cool off, play games and have fun with others in the same age group. Hot tubs are great for entertaining adults because they allow you to relax after a long day at work while taking in the outdoors or watching television by yourself.
Porch or balcony
For guests, the porch or balcony is often a second living room, great for relaxing and enjoying a drink or meal. If you have pets, it’s also the perfect place to let them roam free without worrying about them getting into trouble. And if you’re smoking cigarettes, the porch or balcony is where you can do just that (assuming your host has given you permission).
Washer and Dryer
If you like to travel for extended periods of time, washers and dryers are something you can’t do without. They are perfect for those who would like to pack light, or who spend more than a few days in one location.
For families staying in vacation homes, this can be very useful for them as they will not have to worry about carrying their dirty clothes with them or having their children wear the same outfit every day. A property manager can also offer laundry service for guests at their request; this is especially helpful if you need someone else to do it instead of doing it yourself or having your child do it by themselves.
Pet friendly amenities
Pet friendly amenities are a great way to attract a larger audience and make sure you’re in line with the lifestyle of many of your guests. With this in mind, it’s important to understand what pet-related amenities might be right for your property.
The first step is deciding whether or not having pets across the board is something that would work with your vision as an owner. You then need to have rules in place when guests bring their pets along on vacation with them so that everyone can enjoy their stay together.
The next step is whether or not there will be any kind of cleaning fee charged for small pets that aren’t allowed inside the home (such as cats). Many owners choose not to charge anything more than a modest fee for this type of oversight because it’s so easy for pet owners who travel with their animals on vacation to clean up after them (allowing them access into certain areas without paying extra fees)
Whether you’re a guest or a host, it’s important to know what amenities your guests are looking for when they come to stay. They may not always be able to find them and therefore, will be forced to look elsewhere. With all that being said, it is up to us as hosts to make sure we keep up with the trends and provide our guests with what they want so that we can continue having a successful business!