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Top Four Ways to Make Your Vacation Rental Stand Out

Added: Oct 26, 2021
Category: Property Owner Tips

Competition for bookings in the vacation rental market can be stiff, and the best way to get ahead is to stand out amongst the crowd.


You want your property to be unique and offer something that others don't. Here are four ways to upgrade your Captiva and Sanibel vacation rentals to not only draw customers in but also keep them coming back:


Focus On the Kitchen

A huge selling point for guests is that vacation rentals are equipped with a full kitchen, as opposed to hotels that charge extra for the inclusion of a mini-fridge. In addition, making your meals on vacation saves money that would be spent on eating out at restaurants every night.


Make the kitchen area inviting and accessible for cooking. Renovate old cabinets with new handles and a smooth finish, or replace them altogether. Give the walls a fresh coat of paint. Install new countertops. Switch out linoleum for tile or wood flooring that matches the rest of your kitchen decor. Upgrade the larger appliances like fridges, ovens, and dishwashers and add extras like a wine cooler or coffee machine. Finally, don't forget to stock the cabinets and drawers with plenty of utensils and flatware.


Make Guests Comfy with Bedroom Upgrades


Above all, guests want to relax on vacation, so offering your guests a good night's rest is a simple way to give your property positive reviews. Invest in comfortable mattresses and then outfit them with linen sheets, soft comforters, and plenty of pillows. Provide extra sheets, blankets, and pillows in case your guest might need them. Check that your curtains block out the early morning sun and make outlets accessible for guests to use their phones or computers from their beds. Finally, ensure cleanliness upon arrival with a service such as Kingfisher Vacation's in-house housekeeping, who will clean, inspect, and maintain your property.


Give the Home Decor a Local Touch


Another selling point for potential guests is the local feel of a vacation home that doesn't make them feel like an out-of-place tourist while still getting a change of scenery. A hotel's decor can be luxurious, but it's the same throughout and often sticks to neutrals like whites and grays.


To give your vacation rental a unique twist, incorporate local culture and color into the decor. Sanibel Island is known for its amazing variety and abundance of shells that wash up on the beach. Collect your own and fill a glass with shells for a bedroom or living room. Display unique ones by themselves. Swap out generic wall prints for local art pieces depicting local attractions like the Sanibel Island Lighthouse.


Go Above and Beyond with Guest Service

Have your guest service at the same standard as your amenities by anticipating their needs. Have a 24/7 contact available for urgent matters such as being locked out or emergency repairs. Kingfisher Vacations provides 24/7 maintenance services as well as around-the-clock guest support staff to help every step of the way from check-in to billing and payments.


Try to surprise your guests by going further than your competitors to give them the best experience. Wi-Fi is now considered fundamental for vacation rentals, but make sure the Wi-Fi is reliable and that the signal is strong throughout your property. Upon guests’ arrival, leave a complimentary gift basket filled with fruit, tea, and chocolates. Kingfisher provides this. Guests feel appreciated when you pay attention to the details of their stay.


Let Kingfisher Vacations Help Your Rental Property Stand Out

Our experts at Kingfisher Vacations are here to assist you in finding the ideal home for your visit to Sanibel Islands. We have over 56 years of experience on the Island. We can offer you the absolute best service given our vast knowledge of many Sanibel beaches. Our gorgeous private properties have heated pools, hot tubs, stunning ocean views, delightfully bright décor, and boat docks. We provide you with everything you could ever want for your Sanibel beach vacation.


Visit our website, email us at info@gokingfisher.com or give us a call today at 239-472-2100.

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