The vacation homes business is booming worldwide, which also means that there is a lot of competition in the sector. Therefore, you must find ways to make your property stand out from all the rest and have consistent bookings from vacation makers all year round. Here are some tips that can help put your vacation home ahead of the competition.
1. Give your home personality
The design of your home is a unique way of expressing yourself. Imagine yourself living there and how you would wish everything looked like. Play around with artwork, antiques, mirrors, patterns, textures, and furniture pieces. Have a color scheme in each room, focusing on warm colors the most as they make a room feel welcoming.
Get some innovative lights to beautifully light up the place in style. How about having a focal wall in each room that assigns purpose to it? Don’t focus too much on the interior that you forget to pay attention to the exterior of the house as well, that is, the garden, the patio, and the front. Coordinate the exterior décor to match with the entire theme of your home.
2. Go big on comfort
People go on vacation to catch a break from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives. They want to feel well-rested and revitalized after spending some time away on vacation. Therefore, your vacation home must offer them that comfortable, relaxing stay.
This means having comfy sofas, squishy pillows, soft dressing gowns, soft towels, quality bed linen, and the like. Maintain the house to the highest standards of cleanliness for the entire period of stay. In short, mimic the kind of luxury that top-star hotels offer.
3. Add the small, extra touches
Those small, extra touches in your house go a long way into putting it ahead of your competition. We are talking about stocking your kitchen with essentials like coffee, pepper, and salt; to having toiletries and bathrobes.
Have some DVDs and board games for entertainment, scented candles for aromatherapy, or some books on the bookshelf to keep the guest’s mind stimulated. Don’t forget to have family-friendly entertainment too to keep the kids occupied. Go the extra mile and give your guests a vacation to remember, and make them want to keep coming back time and again.
4. Provide a welcome package
A personalized welcome basket is perfect for a great first impression. This can vary from a small welcome message to a detailed pack on everything the guest needs to know about the vacation home. You could have a wine bottle, a bowl of fresh fruits, fresh flowers on the vase, or even toys for the kids. Everybody loves to feel welcome when they walk into a home.
If your guests mentioned that they would be celebrating a special occasion like an anniversary or birthday, put a smile on their faces with a thoughtful treat like a champagne bottle, birthday cake, and the like.
5. Keep it up to date
Invest in making improvements in your vacation home from time to time, especially on items that guests keep bringing up. Either, invest in popular features on the guests’ wish lists and frequently request the dishwasher, Wi-Fi, smart devices, log fires, swimming pools, and hot tubs. These luxury features in a vacation home may be costly, but they will give you a competitive edge and higher profits in the long run.
Consider having a guest book in your vacation home. That way, you get to hear the unfiltered thoughts of your guests about your home, what they loved, and what could be better. They could even highlight some must-try recommendations for your future guests. Any feedback your guests might give comes in handy in making your vacation home stand out.
About The Author: Justin Jersey is a journalist, stylist and blogger. He is an aesthetician by heart who often writes about Art, Fashion, decorating and DIY ideas. He loves sparking creativity and giving them ideas for their own spaces. Follow him on Twitter or Pinterest.
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