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The Best ROI Amenities for your Airbnb Vacation Rental

The Best ROI Amenities for your Airbnb Vacation Rental

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started, one thing is certain: maximizing the return on your investment (ROI) is essential.

It's common for guests to filter Airbnb searches to find places with specific features and amenities. And you'll have a better chance of securing bookings if you include every or some of these features.

We've curated a list of popular amenities that aren't just designed to captivate your guests but are strategic investments that will enhance your revenue.

What Do Guests Look for Most?

1. Lightning-fast Wi-fi

What Do Guests Look for Most?

When a guest arrives at your Airbnb laptop in hand, ready to work or binge-watch a favorite show, what could ruin their mood faster than slow internet?

Today, high-speed internet is more than a convenience; it's paramount. Investing in your Airbnb's digital curb appeal will ensure your guests have a stellar experience, and they'll talk about it in their reviews for sure.

2. Offer Bedding Fit for Royalty

 Offer Bedding Fit for Royalty

Sleep is sacred. And by offering great bedding, you’re on your way to providing a five-star guest experience.

Premium bedding not only enhances the comfort of your guests, ensuring a more enjoyable stay, but it also contributes to the longevity of your bedding.

Make sure your guests have a great sleeping experience by investing in:

  • Mattress cover
  • Bed sheets
  • Pillows
  • Pillowcases
  • Duvet
  • Duvet cover
  • Comforter
  • Blanket
  • Throw blankets

Pro Tip :
A good way to save money is to invest in individual bed covers or complete bedding sets, such as sheet sets with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and two pillowcases. Ideally you should have 2-3 sheet sets per bed. As a result, you would not have to worry about a tight turnaround schedule since your cleaners could replace the bedding promptly.

3. Smart Home Tech

Smart Home Tech

Voice-activated assistants, keyless entry and smart thermostats aren't just cool gadgets — they're ROI magnets. Smart locks By installing smart locks, you will be able to provide guests with a seamless check-in and check-out experience.

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Streaming devices

Provide them with diverse entertainment options by equipping your TV with popular streaming devices such as Roku or Amazon Fire Stick.

Smart thermostats

Nest or Ecobee smart thermostats allow guests to customize room temperatures, making their stay more enjoyable.

Smart Lighting systems

Guests can customize the lighting in your Airbnb to suit their preferences and moods with smart lighting systems, such as Philips Hue.

Smart smoke detectors

Make your guests' safety a priority with a smart smoke detector like Nest Protect, which detects smoke as well as carbon monoxide.

Outdoor security cameras

You can add an extra layer of comfort to your guests' stay by installing outdoor security cameras.

Noise monitoring systems

An effective way to detect and address loud noises within your property helps prevent complaints from the local neighborhood and potential reports to the city for disturbances, as guests can be notified to maintain a quieter environment.

4. Kitchen Convenience

Kitchen Convenience

Well-equipped kitchens are unbeatable. Provide guests with culinary convenience by providing them with essential kitchen items including cookware and utensils so they can prepare meals quickly.

In addition to saving money on dining out, it distinguishes your Airbnb as a home away from home, perfect for extended stays.

Kitchen must-haves include:

  • Fridge or mini fridge
  • Coffee station equipped with coffee maker + filters
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender / Juicer
  • Cooking appliances: oven/microwave/toaster
  • Cookware essentials: pots and pans in different sizes, casserole dishes, mixing bowls, kettle
  • Cooking utensils: bottle opener, can opener, strainer, basic knife set and spatulas
  • Dinnerware: plates, bowls and silverware (enough for the maximum number of guests), water tumblers, wine glass set and coffee mugs
  • Furniture: dining table and chairs
  • Basic Provisions: salt, pepper and basic spices / Tea / Coffee / Creamer / Sugar / Water bottles / Water filter / Olive oil and Vinegar
  • Kitchen Linens: oven mitts/ hand towels/ dish towels/paper towels/napkins/sponges, scourers, dish soap and hand soap

Waste management: trash bags and large bin

5. Cleaning Supplies

Enhance guest satisfaction by providing cleaning supplies including disposable paper towels, gloves, multi-surface cleaner, disinfectant wipes or spray, antibacterial hand sanitizer and a touchless soap dispenser, offering guests the convenience of maintaining cleanliness during their stay.

6. Furry Friends Welcome

Furry Friends Welcome

More and more travelers are bringing their pets along for the journey, and pets are considered family. Adding pet-friendliness to your Airbnb will definitely improve your rating.

The result? More bookings, higher rates and a reputation as one of the top spots for pet-loving travelers.

Pro Pet-Friendly Airbnb Tips:

  • Provide pet welcome amenities.

Eg: Leashes, poo bags, scratch posts, pet bedding, bowls, chew toys, litter box and balls.

  • For cleaning convenience offer accessible onsite cleaning products, furniture coverings and extra towels for good measure.

7 . Professional Photography

Professional Photography

They say a picture is worth a thousand bookings. Listings with professional photos typically experience a 40% higher return on investment (ROI) compared to those without, as highlighted by Airbnb's data.

Your Airbnb's visual allure is enhanced when you showcase your space in the best light, catching potential guests' attention and boosting bookings.

Consider it an investment in your Airbnb's visual appeal.

__Pro Tip : __

Consider putting together a photo tour highlighting your facilities, details about privacy, and the sleeping arrangements for each room. You can also link this to your Airbnb listing tab.

8.Digital Concierge

Digital concierges are an excellent opportunity to assist guests with their needs by pairing with other smart home devices that allow them to have voice control over devices. They can also use the digital concierge to help set alarms, book reservations and plan trips.

Alexa virtual assistant

The Alexa virtual assistant can set alarms, play music, provide weather information, set tasks and control various smart home devices.

Google assistant

A great way to add value to your property by enabling guests to interact with other devices using simple voice commands

9. Personalized Local Recommendations

Show your guests some local love and provide maps, guidebooks and personalized recommendations so they can explore your neighborhood like a pro.

A small investment as such can yield positive reviews, healthy connections with the community, and guests who feel like they've experienced some local flavor.

10. Offer Green Home Amenities

Offer Green Home Amenities

Incorporating environmentally friendly practices and amenities can make your Airbnb more eco-conscious and sustainable.

Solar panels

Solar panels can save you money and help you grow a profitable market. Eco-friendly properties are in demand.

Take advantage of the opportunity to highlight your sustainable property to attract more guests. Moreover, you can charge a premium for stays while contributing to a more sustainable planet.

Electric vehicle charging station

In addition to gaining an edge over the vacation rental market, you save money and positively impact the environment by investing in EV charging stations.

Recycling stations

Provide clearly labeled recycling bins to encourage guests to recycle and minimize waste.

LED lighting

Replace traditional bulbs with energy-efficient LED lighting to lower energy consumption.

Eco-friendly toiletries

Consider eco-friendly and biodegradable toiletries

11. Regular Maintenance

It may not seem glamorous, but it is the backbone of a successful Airbnb. In addition to attracting more guests, well-kept properties minimize unexpected expenses, ensuring a healthy ROI over time.

12. Outdoor Spaces

Make your outdoor spaces more appealing with patio furniture, a barbecue grill, outdoor tableware, and games. Ensure the outdoor landscape is well-kept to create a pleasing outdoor experience.

13. Interior Design

Elevate your property's value with budget-friendly design tips, emphasizing no more than three colors, appropriately scaled furniture, live plants for vibrancy, rugs for flooring aesthetics, and symmetrically framed wall decor to create an inviting atmosphere.

14. Provide Essentials

Provide Essentials

For a comfortable stay, make sure your Airbnb has these things provided,

  • Sufficient toilet paper
  • Hand and body soap
  • Two towels per guest
  • Two pillows per guest
  • Two sets of linens for each guest bed

__Pro Tip : __

If catering to larger groups or extended stays, consider providing additional quantities. Feel free to communicate with your guests to inquire about their specific requirements.

15. Remote Workspaces

Remote Workspaces

Providing a dedicated and comfortable environment conducive to productive work, Airbnb's remote spaces are appealing to digital nomads and remote workers.

The following features and amenities are highly recommended,

  • A dedicated workspace
  • Fast and reliable wifi
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Laptop stand
  • Good lighting
  • Office supplies - pens, paper, and a universal charger

16. Disable and Inclusive Facilities

Disable and Inclusive Facilities

Providing facilities that cater to diverse needs, especially for those with mobility issues, is essential. It's about more than just following inclusivity principles. It's about opening your doors wider and creating a comfortable home for everyone.

These features are great for guests with disabilities,

  • Accessible parking spot
  • Well-lit pathway at guest entrance
  • Step-free path to guest entrances
  • Wider guest entrances and room entrances
  • Ceiling / mobile hoist
  • Swimming pool / hot tub hoist
  • Step-Free Shower
  • Shower or Bath Chair
  • Fixed grab bar for shower and toilet

Offering these services opens up your property to a broader audience, which could lead to more bookings, so check out our blog for more in-depth info on how to cater to disabled guests on Airbnb.

17. Family-friendly Amenities

Family-friendly Amenities

Families have difficulty finding places on Airbnb that fit their specific needs. With thoughtful amenities tailored for families traveling with kids, you improve their comfort and convenience and increase the visibility and value of your Airbnb home.

Think about these amenities when creating a child-friendly space,

  • Childproof locks and gates, outlet covers and corner protectors
  • Toys and books
  • Age-appropriate games
  • Cribs or pack-and-plays
  • Extra beds
  • Child-friendly utensils and dishes
  • A high chair for dining convenience
  • TV with family-friendly channels

For maximum appeal, highlight these features in your Airbnb listing.

18. Elevate with a Touch of Luxury

Elevate with a Touch of Luxury

Transform your Airbnb into a luxurious retreat, meticulously crafted to ensure an unforgettable stay, ensuring each guest's stay is an indulgent retreat.

1. Private pool

A pool is a luxurious setting for relaxation and recreation. Guests can enjoy an exclusive aquatic escape in privacy.

2. Fireplace

Adding a fireplace to your Airbnb adds warmth, ambiance, and sophistication.

3. Jacuzzi

A tranquil setting where guests can relax and unwind.

4. Game room

You can set up a game room with ping pong, foosball, and other games for your guests to enjoy.

19. Safety First

Safety First

A top consideration for guests is choosing listings that prioritize safety.

For your Airbnb to flourish, safety measures are a great way to build trust and create a stress-free stay for guests.

Amenities to improve guest safety include,

  • Smoke and Carbon monoxide detectors
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Security with cameras at key entry points to deter theft
  • Emergency information - emergency exits, local contacts, and essential services

With safety features in place, guests can enjoy a cozy and safe environment.

__Pro Tip : __

Include emergency contact information in your welcome book and place a printed copy in a visible area, such as the kitchen or living room.

20. Long-Term Amenities

Free parking

Guests love listings with free parking, especially if they're traveling between cities. Providing parking instructions before arrival makes your listing more appealing and makes it stand out.

Laundry facilities

With laundry services or a washer/dryer, Airbnbs are more appealing for extended stays, catering specifically to guests who stay longer than a few days. With this extra amenity, you'll get a better guest experience and the property's worth more.

Last but not least

These high-ROI amenities will let you not just host but host with a purpose. Elevate the guest experience, get rave reviews, and watch your ROI soar.

Keeping up with market trends as well as offering unique offerings sets your Airbnb apart, attracting a broader audience and keeping it more profitable in the long run.

So, here's to happy guests and a bottom line that leaves you smiling.
Cheers to your hosting success.

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