According to Rentals United, a vacation rental software company, there are certain amenities that guests are willing to pay extra for including smart locks, small kitchen luxuries, bicycles, and smart entertainment devices. Smart TVs and smart speakers, in particular, can be very appealing. And the best part: some of these items you can get for reasonable prices. We found some of the most affordable, highly rated options for you on Amazon.
TCL Smart Roku LED TV: This TV has fantastic smart functionality. Connect it to Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, HBO, ESPN, and more. Plus, it has a fantastic picture, and you can get a 49 inch for $250.
Samsung Electronics Flat 75” Series Smart TV: Having an extra-large TV in a vacation rental is a bonus, in addition to the smart features. You can get this high-quality 75-inch Samsung one for less than $1,000.
Roku Express Streaming Media Player: Already have TVs for your vacation rentals? Make them smart for $25 by purchasing a Roku.
Amazon Echo 3rd Generation: This premium speaker is powered by Dolby to play 360-degree audio with crisp vocals and dynamic base response. You can pair it with Amazon music, Apple Music, Spotify, etc. Pair it with other Amazon smart devices, ask it for the weather or news, and of course, ask it to play music. By the way, it’s less than $100.
Amazon Echo Show 5: Take your smart speaker up a level to include a display screen. Besides being a fantastic speaker, the Echo Show can play TV shows, movies, or the news. It can also provide you with step-by-step recipes, and it is less than $90.
For more ideas of smart devices to add to your rentals, see our blog post "Make Your Rental Property a Smart Home." For more investor resources and vacation rental management guidance, visit our Resources Page.