Vacation Rental Property Essentials

Posted by Hannah Lapin on Jan 31, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Vacation Rental Property Essentials (1)

Short-term rental investors have to provide certain essentials that long-term rental property owners do not typically provide (think towels). While we usually advise offering additional amenities to make your properties more appealing (the competition can be tough), we pulled a list of essentials for every rental property and a list of nice-to-have items.

Essentials for Every Vacation Rental Property

- Toilet Paper (at least 2 rolls per bathroom)

- Box of tissues (at least 1 box per bathroom)

- Bath Towels (at least 2 per guest)

- Washcloths (at least 4 per guest)

- Hand Towels (at least 2 per guest)

- Sheets for each bed (at least 2 sets)

- Kitchen towels (at least 2)

- Paper towels (at least 2 rolls)

- Liners for Trash Cans

- Flashlight

- First Aid Kit

- Plunger

Nice-to-Have Vacation Rental Property Items

- Cable

- Large TV

- Deck of cards

- Board games

- Hair dryer in each bathroom

- Washer/Dryer


Preparing your vacation rental? HomeAway has a fantastic essential items checklist. Want more investor resources and tips? See our Resources Page.  

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Related: 3 Tenant Services That Maximize Vacation Rental Properties, 4 Ways to Get Vacation Guests Their Keys from HomeAway

Topics: Vacation Rentals