If you own a second property to rent out to holidaymakers, or you’re considering doing this as an additional source of monthly/yearly income, there are certain things you will need to have in place. It’s crucial to make sure the property is in good condition, so you will need to have both the time and money to keep up with maintenance work. If you have recently bought a holiday let, or are thinking of doing so, here are five things you should have there to make it fabulous and attract guests.
1. A good kitchen
Even if your property is on the small side, having a good kitchen is essential. Although your guests might be taking advantage of the local pub or restaurants near the property during their stay, giving them the option to cook for themselves is important. Make sure the kitchen has a good quality stove that’s easy to use, a microwave, kettle, and provide basic utensils such as chopping boards, knives, cutlery, mugs, and glasses. You should also re-stock the tea and coffee caddies after each guest leaves, as well as those items people might not think to bring, like washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets.
2. Cosy décor
People go on holiday to escape and relax, which is why your holiday let needs to be cosy and comfortable. Invest in good quality furniture, especially comfortable sofas and beds that they can sink into it. Soft blankets and throws are also a good idea, as well as warming colour schemes and lighting. There are plenty of contemporary cosy interior design options you can look at if you want to break away from more traditional ideas.
3. Modern bathroom
You must provide your guests with a fully-functioning bathroom that feels clean and tidy. Make sure your bathroom has all the modern fixtures necessary, but keep it simple. For example, a digital shower might have a lot of perks, but if your guests are unfamiliar with using one, they might struggle to understand how to control it. The last thing you and your guests want is not being able to have their morning shower!
4. Add a hot tub
A lot of people are attracted to these additional features and enjoy going on hot tub holidays. This is because the average household doesn’t have one, which makes them a novelty when they get to go on holiday. It’s a glamourous and relaxing feature that families, friends, and couples can all take advantage of during their stay with you. You will also be able to charge a little more for your holiday let thanks to this desirable feature.
5. Have your garden landscaped
Whether you have a large garden at your holiday let or a small one, it should always be kept in good condition. If people want to stay over the summer months, it’s more than likely they will want to sit outside during their stay to enjoy al-fresco dining or a morning coffee in the sunshine. Consider having a landscape gardener design your garden to make it look more appealing to guests and to get the most out of your outdoor space.
By including these five things in your holiday let, you will have people booking in to stay all year round.