Smoky Mountain Vacation Rental Owners

Posted on 8/15/2022

Top 5 Amenities Guests Want in a Vacation Rental Home

Guests expect vacation rentals to provide luxurious extras they don’t have back home. Consider adding any of these five standout amenities to get renters’ attention.

1. Private Swimming Pool

This splashy investment can be worth the expense. A TripAdvisor study found that 46 percent of vacationers said a private pool would motivate them to book a property.

Private pools–outdoors or indoors–are the ultimate vacation luxury. Owners can add lighting, sound systems, water features like waterfalls, and nearby amenities such as outdoor kitchens for maximum appeal and more income.

2. Games

Arcade gaming consoles are popular with kids and nostalgic adults too. Game tables like foosball and air hockey interest guests looking for rainy day or family night fun. Pool tables are almost standard in Smokies cabins, and one survey found that 13 percent of potential Smokies guests search online specifically for cabins with pool tables.

3. Movie Theater

Treat guests to a private screening room where a large-screen TV or projection system lets them curate film festivals, binge shows, or watch sports. Adding surround sound, cinema-style seats and movie-themed decor helps sell the magic.

Invest in the best quality systems you can provide. Ask your vacation property management team which streaming, cable, and satellite services guests request the most. Whether or not you can fit in a dedicated movie theater, be sure to offer reliable Wi-Fi plus flat-screen TVs in every bedroom and living area.

4. Fully Equipped Kitchen

Many vacationers who choose rental properties over hotels want access to a kitchen. Guests know they'll save money by cooking “at home.” Eating on your own schedule, making picnics, and storing leftovers all save time as well as dollars.

Offer upgraded appliances and a full set of cookware, utensils, and dining pieces. Don’t forget the all-important coffee maker. Add thoughtful extras: Provide some coffees and teas, plus a list of local grocery stores and farmers’ markets.

5. Hot Tub

Hot tubs are one of the most searched-for extras when people are looking at vacation properties. A bubbling, soothing, private hot tub is a treat they’ll remember long after their stay. With prices starting around $4,000, a hot tub can be an affordable addition to your cabin.

Colonial Properties Cabin and Resort Rentals is ready to help you rent your Smokies property!

Contact our Owner Success Team at 865-365-0240 today.

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