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Preparing Your Vacation Rental for Your Market's High Season

Posted by Kayla Thornton on May 29, 2024 10:49:15 AM



The following is an excerpt written by Claiborne for Porch Warranty.

How can I prepare my vacation rental for the high season?

By following this checklist, homeowners can ensure their vacation rental property is fully prepared to welcome guests and provide an exceptional experience:

Property Inspection and Maintenance:

  • Inspect the property thoroughly for any maintenance issues or damages.

  • Address any repairs needed for appliances, plumbing, electrical systems, and structural elements.

  • Ensure all safety features, such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, etc., are in working order.

  • Conduct a deep cleaning of the entire property.

Enhance the Guest Experience:

  • Add personal touches like high-end toiletries, welcome baskets, or local guides.

  • Provide clear instructions for using appliances, Wi-Fi, TV, and other amenities.

  • Consider adding amenities like board games, books, or outdoor equipment.

Safety and Security Measures:

  • Install or update security features.

  • Provide guests with emergency contact information and instructions for emergencies.

Marketing Materials:

  • Update your listing with professional photos and compelling descriptions.

  • Create a welcome book or guidebook with information about the property, local attractions, restaurants, etc.

Customer Service Preparation:

  • Set up a system for managing guest inquiries, bookings, and communication.

  • Establish clear check-in/check-out procedures and provide guests with all necessary information in advance.

  • Implement a guest feedback system to gather reviews.


Read the whole Porch Warranty blog Here for additional suggestions.


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