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What essentials should I provide in my vacation rental?

Providing essentials and amenities that guests may need during their stay enhances the experience and ensures a great first impression, which can lead to positive reviews and an increase in bookings. To help give you some guidance on what to provide, we've created a list of our suggestions (geared specifically for beach rentals).

Living Room:

• sofa and chairs that allow for enough seating to fit your guests comfortably

• smart tv or streaming device

• puzzles and games are always a nice touch

• adequate lighting


• coffee maker/keurig

• tea kettle

• toaster/toaster oven

• blender

• can opener and bottle opener for bottles and wine

• dishware/flatware (an adequate amount of plates, bowls, glasses, wine glasses, coffee mugs, utensils to accommodate your guest

• cookware (pots, pans, cutting boards, cooking utensils, knives, mixing bowls)

* pot holders and oven mits

• paper towels, salt, pepper, olive oil, coffee, sugar, creamers, dish soap, sponge, trash bags, dishwashing tabs


• quality, comfortable mattress and mattress cover

• high quality bed linens

• soft and firm pillows

• coverlets

• hangers

• bench or luggage rack

• floor length mirror


hair dryer (storage bag)

• at least one set of bath towels per guest

• toilet paper

black wash cloths for make-up removal

Cleaning Supplies and other features

• broom + dustpan

• vacuum

• swiffer mop

• disinfectant spray and wipes

• iron + ironing board

• fire extinguisher

• smoke + carbon monoxide detector

• highchair + pack and play

• WIFI is a must


• grill

• grill utensils

Beach Items:

• beach towels

• beach chairs

• beach wagon

• bodyboards

• umbrella

• kayaks if on the sound

Welcome Items that will impress them the moment they walk in the door

guest/guide/welcome book

• welcome gift/basket catered towards guests (examples: wine, flowers, cupcakes, etc.)

We would love to consult with you and help identify your properties strengths to help enhance the guests experience. We can help with organization and depersonalization, styling, furniture placement and marketing tips.

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