1. Create a comfortable and inviting seating area: Offer ample seating options in the living area, including cozy armchairs and sectional sofas. Don't count the dining table as seating for the living area. You want guest to be able to relax and enjoy the space not be forced to sit in their bedrooms or solely at the dining table.
2. Opt for practical linens and towels: Stick with white as it feels fresh and is easy to maintain. Select duvet covers or blankets that can be washed after every guest. No cheap hotel bedcover vibes allowed! Embrace sustainable and organic materials like bamboo or linen, which are popular among eco-conscious travelers. Furthermore, leave extra pillows and clean blankets especially during colder months. The same applies for bathroom towels. Since they aren't changed daily like a hotel, pick something that dries quickly (and don't forget plenty of hooks in the bathroom for hanging!).
3. Equip the kitchen for convenience and functionality: Stock quality cookware and essential appliances, such as a coffee maker with various options, a blender for healthy smoothies, and a toaster for quick breakfasts. Always always always provide at least two placesetting per guest. This includes silverware, plates and glassware. No one wants to be washing dishes constantly! Most importantly make sure the kitchen is ready to cook. Include a cutting board, a couple of sharp knives, scissors and essentials like salt & pepper.
4. Add thoughtful touches and local recommendations: Create a welcome basket with locally sourced goodies such as artisanal snacks or small bottles of locally produced wine. Provide a curated list of nearby attractions, popular restaurants, and hidden gems in the area. Include contact numbers for emergencies and a user-friendly guidebook that highlights important house details and instructions. The makes guest feel welcome and puts them at ease.
5. Offer entertainment options for a memorable stay: Install a smart TV with streaming capabilities, allowing guests to access their favorite shows and movies. Curate a collection of board games, travel-themed magazines, and bestselling books that align with current interests and hobbies. Consider unique and engaging elements like a vintage record player with a selection of vinyl records. On rainy days, for tired travelers or parents with small children that go to bed early, being ableto enjoy the space beyond sleeping makes all the difference.
If you need help with your vacation rental, don't hesitate to contact us for more information about our design packages. We specialize in hospitality interior design and branding, helping property rental and B&B owners design and renovate spaces that are unique, inviting and comfortable, yet also durable. Furthermore, we ensure that the property is well stocked with all the essentials for their guests' every need.