How to Help Summer Guests Have a Memorable Vacation

Summer vacation brings to mind care-free days, but it’s also important to go the extra mile to ensure an incident-free experience for summer guests. Keep scrolling for some tips about safety and amenities suggested by expert rental property managers.

Help Summer Guests Have a Fun, Safe Vacation

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Enhance safety during barefoot season.

Nothing says kick off your shoes and relax like a clean and comfortable space, from top to bottom. If you haven’t already, schedule a deep cleaning during your slower seasons. Easy-to-clean flooring like hardwood or luxury vinyl plank holds up best to the heavy traffic of a rental unit, but if tile or carpet is present, have them steam cleaned.

In addition to cleaning, routine safety checks and fire prevention measures, consider providing outlet covers, safety gates on stairs, and anchoring furniture to prevent tip-overs from happening.

What about family fun?

Guests love having the latest entertainment systems and don’t mind splurging for an experience they can’t get at home. Equip your space with streaming devices, including smart TVs, speakers, and gaming consoles where families can enjoy spending time together.

If you have the space for it, summer guests will love an outdoor projector screen, comfy seating and string lights that create an unforgettable movie night under the stars. To provide rainy-day entertainment, add a good selection of board games, puzzles, and books that can engage the whole family.

Work stations have become another high-searched amenity. A dedicated office space within your rental has become a lasting top trend, even during summer break. A specific work area with desk and comfortable chair are a must, but you could also include chargers, adapters, and a printer. A nice touch is to add a bin for kids with craft supplies, coloring books or building blocks.

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Let them eat sweets.

With culinary experiences growing in popularity, summer might be the best time to introduce a new kitchen gadget that makes ice cream, sorbet or shaved ice. Also, you can never go wrong with a coffee station that provides multiple brewing options. Standard drip makers are best to brew a pot to share, but K-cup brewers offer the most flavors. Guests looking for a new way to ‘espresso yourself’ will appreciate options and all the fixings.

Implement smart home devices.

When temperatures rise, a programmable thermostat is a low-cost addition that can help to keep expenses down. In addition to potential rebates from utility providers, adjusting the temp when your unit is vacant can shave 10% to 30% off summer operating costs. To keep even the most hot-blooded guests comfortable, install ceiling fans wherever possible and offer a portable fan in every bedroom.

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Article by Valerie Goodman, iTrip Operations Account Manager