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3 Affordable Ways to Spruce Up Your Vacation Rental

Added: Jul 05, 2022
Category: Property Owner Tips

If you're looking to improve the look and feel of your vacation rental, you might be tempted to turn to lavish, pricey renovations. The industry is competitive, and many owners believe they must have the best furnishings and décor to stand out. This couldn’t be further from the truth. More than anything, guests value cleanliness, simple touches and a rental that matches the description. If you want to improve your rental, you don’t have to spend a lot or have all the bells and whistles. Instead, focus on subtle changes that leave a lasting impression.  


Do you need some ideas to get started? Here are some thrifty ways you can spruce up your vacation rental, make it appealing to guests and increase occupancy rates.


3 Affordable Ways to Spruce Up Your Vacation Rental


1.     Give Your Outdoor Areas Some Attention


You may not think your front porch is the most important part of your rental, but it’s still the first thing guests see. If dead plants and spider webs are the first thing to greet your visitors, it’s time to give the space a facelift. Make sure your outdoor areas (including balconies and patios) are well-lit, tidy and appealing. Feel free to add some fresh potted plants and flowers, but ensure that these can be maintained regularly. Then, make your patio or yard feel especially relaxing by adding extra touches. Consider visiting yard sales or thrift shops to find affordable patio furniture and decorations like citronella candles and welcome signs.


2.     Declutter Your Bookshelves and Cabinets


It’s easy to forget this step when sprucing up your vacation rental. Some rental owners leave outdated brochures and board games with missing pieces on their shelves for years. The next time you have a chance, go through these to weed out the clutter. Any old papers or filled guest books should be tossed along with menus for restaurants that are no longer in business. Remember, anything in your cabinets and shelves is on display for guests. When they see that all of your booklets are outdated, they will wonder what else you are cutting corners on. This is an easy, free thing to do, and your guests will undoubtedly appreciate it.


3.     Paint One Room at a Time  


Painting can be an arduous task, but it’s also fairly inexpensive compared to other renovation projects. Plus, you don’t have to paint every room in your rental at once. Think about the areas your guests frequent most. When was the last time you painted them? Some spaces you should consider are the kitchen, the living room and the entryway (including doors). Also, if you want a whole new look, why not try a fresh, vibrant color? Not every room needs to be white, beige or pastel! It’s a vacation rental, after all, and guests are staying at your place for a new, exciting experience. Let your creativity shine. You’ll be surprised by how a fresh coat of paint will spruce up your vacation rental and make it feel brand new.



At Kingfisher Vacations, we can help you maintain and spruce up your vacation rental to your guests’ satisfaction. We’re proud to offer one-of-a-kind property management services in Sanibel and Captiva, FL. Our team will list, market, rent, clean and sustain your property for you. In addition, we’ll supervise your guest reviews and preserve your reputation


Partner with Kingfisher Vacations and We’ll Help You Spruce Up Your Vacation Rental


Our experts at Kingfisher Vacations are here to assist you in marketing your property in Sanibel and Captiva Islands. We have over 56 years of experience in the vacation rental industry and can offer you the absolute best service given our vast knowledge of the area. 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 property, and help you spruce up your vacation rental. Visit our website, email us at info@gokingfisher.com or give us a call today at 239-472-2100.

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