What Outdoor Amenities Should I Have For My Vacation Rental

02/27/2018 | by Andy Moore | Owners


People traveling to Florida come here for multiple reasons but one of the most important reasons is because of the awesome outdoor weather. Nothing beats the year-round summers here in Florida! One thing that helps attract guests to a rental home is the outdoor space. Of course, there are other things that will help such as upkeep, location, and cleanliness but today we are going to focus on the outdoor space your home should offer.

Of course, when owning a rental home your priority is to attract renters. To do that you need to catch their eye when they’re scrolling online. Having outdoor amenities that attract the eye could help you score more bookings compared to other vacation rentals on the market. Let’s look at the top outdoor amenities to have at your vacation rental.


BBQ Grill:

Nothing beats an afternoon spent outdoors grilling with the family. Many people looking to stay in Florida almost always asks if there is a grill on the property to use. Part of the reason people choose to stay at a vacation home verse a hotel is for dining options. Having a grill at your home gives guests more options to choose from when it comes to cooking.


A Place To Relax:

Does your home currently offer a place to sit outside and take in the fresh air? If not, it should be something to consider. Usually, people take vacations to take a break from life and relax. Having an outdoor table or loungers may be a good fit for a lanai, or maybe a hammock near the pool would be best for your home. If you have a nice private backyard having an umbrella and chairs could work best for you. Whatever it may be, make sure to show guests that your outdoor space offers a relaxed area for them during their stay.


Think About The Kids:

Many vacationers travel with family. Does your home offer a kid-friendly outdoor space? If allowed, a playground set would be ideal to keep kids preoccupied during the trip. If that is too much of a liability or you simply don’t have space, purchasing outdoor games would be a good idea to give children something to do. Anything that keeps kids preoccupied I’m sure will be much appreciated by your adult guests.


Pet-Friendly Space:

Is your rental pet-friendly? If so, you may want to consider adding a designated outdoor area for pets. Maybe a dog run or off the leash space for guest’s pets to roam free without worry. This space will show guests that 1) you care and 2) that your home is truly pet-friendly. If you put yourself in the shoes of a guest looking for a pet-friendly home what is going to make your rental stand out from the rest? Being set apart from other homes will help you earn more bookings.


Outdoor Oasis:

Having a pool in Florida is almost necessary when vacationing. If you have a budget for adding a pool to your home, consider investing in one. Having this addition will help make your home feel more resort like and gain more interest from guests. In addition to a higher guest interest, you will be able to raise rent prices to accommodate this feature. A home with a pool will rent for more than one without.


When it comes to outdoor spaces having additional features are better than having none. Guests like to get the most out of their vacation. Having these outdoor amenities will help gain more traffic, complete more bookings and keep your guests happy. If you have any questions about outdoor spaces you should offer at your home or vacation rental management, feel free to reach out to us. We would be happy to help.

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