Some people buy vacation rentals so they’ll have a comfortable and familiar place to lay their heads when they want to get away from it all.
Other people buy vacation rentals for the cash flow they’ll generate from vacationers renting the premises.
If you’re in the latter category, you’ll face competition from the many other homes on the market as vacation rentals amenities. This being the case, you’ll want to do all that you can to make your place stand out from the rest.
Central Air Conditioning
It’s hard to resist a home with central air conditioning anywhere, but this is especially true in Florida.
As you probably already know. Florida is hot for the majority of the year with some relief coming in the winter months.
Still, it’s not unheard of to see January temperatures in the eighties in certain parts of Florida.
Be aware that central air conditioning is preferable to wall-mounted air conditioners. Central air is more efficient, cooling your home more evenly.
You’re less likely to walk out of one room that feels cool and into another one that feels like a sauna. In addition, central air doesn’t detract from a home’s beauty. Wall units can come across as unattractive to potential renters.
A Washer and Dryer
A washer and dryer are appliances that every homeowner prefers to have. The same is true for vacation renters. Consider that vacation renters will be staying in the home anywhere from a few days to a few months.
Even a few days is enough time to build up a decent amount of laundry, especially if you’re talking about an entire family on vacation.
It’s also important to keep in mind that the vacationers will likely be in a city that they’re unfamiliar with.
Imagine having to locate a laundromat in a strange city and then having to haul all of the family’s clothes there—on your vacation!
So do your renters a kindness and make sure the home is equipped with a good washer and dryer.
Minor Convenience Appliances
Whereas a washer and dryer are major convenience appliances needed in the home. There are also minor appliances that will make your home more attractive to potential renters. Some minor convenience appliances you’ll want to have in a vacation home include:
- Iron and ironing board
- Coffee maker
- Vacuum cleaner
Adding minor convenience appliances simply makes a vacation home homier. Therefore making it a much better investment. Just because a person is on vacation doesn’t mean that they stop expecting or wanting the comforts of everyday life.
Let’s face it, having access to the internet has become a necessity. People use the internet for work, school, entertainment, and other activities relevant to their lives.
This is why you’ll want to make sure a vacation home is equipped with high-speed internet. Believe it or not, there are people who won’t even consider renting a vacation home that doesn’t have internet access.
An internet-equipped home will also make it possible for the homeowner to be notified immediately about any problems or issues that arise.
For example, if there were a fire or a break-in at the house the owner could be notified via a home monitoring system.
Don’t Forget the Extras
Extras are items that aren’t really necessary for a vacation renter’s comfort but that help to instill in the renter a sense of well-being. We’re talking about things like laying out a tray of healthy snacks for the renters to enjoy or setting out complimentary bottles of hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes.
Of course, one of the biggest extras for a Florida home is a swimming pool. You also want to include things like garbage bags, hangers, and instructions on any hard-to-figure-out features of a house. Vacationers will want to do as little as possible when it comes to buying things that are needed in the house.
Florida is a competitive market when it comes to vacation rentals, so you want to make sure your home stands out from the rest.
Including amenities, like central air conditioning, a washer, and a dryer. Minor convenience appliances, internet, and extras will help your vacation rental stand out from others. The goal is to give the potential renter every possible reason to choose your vacation home.