Have you ever experienced the frustration of being unable to find a trash can in an unfamiliar place? Or had a hard time finding more towels in the guest bathroom?
As a short-term rental owner, anticipating the needs of guests can make or break your reviews — and determine the type of renters you’ll attract.
There are some often overlooked items that you should provide for your guests. These things will improve your property and leave a long trail of happy renters:
- Wi-Fi Information
You’d be surprised how many hosts make guests work to figure out the Wi-Fi network and password. Assume that this information is the very first need guests will have, and put it front and center.
- Trash Cans
A large bin with a trash bag should be provided in the kitchen. Smaller ones should be present in every bathroom, and possibly even in bedrooms and on balconies.
Provide task lighting instead of making guests depend on glaring overhead lights. Lamps give a room the feel of natural, ambient light that will make their stay much more relaxing.
Guests who stay in your property for more than a day or two will need a dresser in the bedroom and hangers in the closet for clothing. And don’t forget cabinet space in the kitchen for any food.
- Cooking Basics
Prepare a meal in your rental. Will your guests have everything they need to cook (and eat) a basic meal? Include utensils, cookware and a coffee maker in the kitchen. Consider purchasing a few essential spices and food storage containers to help guests feel more at home.
- Cleaning Supplies
Dish soap, disinfecting wipes, a broom, paper towels and other basic cleaning materials are necessary. You should make it easy for guests to clean up after themselves.
Now that you’re ready to fully furnish a rental property, reach out to begin looking for the perfect space.