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Post-Pandemic Vacation Rentals: How to Make Guests Feel Safe and Secure

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In the wake of the pandemic, travelers are understandably concerned about cleanliness and sanitation especially in vacation rentals. To put guests’ minds at ease, it’s important to take extra steps to clean and disinfect your vacation rental. Here are some tips to help you do just that:

  • Use a professional cleaning service:

Consider hiring a professional cleaning service that specializes in vacation rental properties. These companies will have the experience and expertise needed to clean and disinfect your property thoroughly.

  • Follow CDC guidelines:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting homes and other shared spaces. Follow these guidelines closely to ensure that your vacation rental is as clean and safe as possible.

  • Pay extra attention to high-touch surfaces:

Make sure to clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, remote controls, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Use a disinfectant that is effective against COVID-19, and be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use.

  • Provide cleaning supplies:

Consider providing cleaning supplies such as disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer for guests to use during their stay. This will help them feel more in control of their own safety and may reduce the likelihood of transmission.

Creating a Comfortable and Welcoming Environment

In addition to cleaning and disinfecting your vacation rental, it’s important to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for guests. Here are some tips to help you do just that:

  • Upgrade your decor:

Consider updating your decor to create a more comfortable and inviting space for guests. Choose warm colors, comfortable furniture, and cozy bedding to create a home-away-from-home feel.

  • Stock up on essentials:

Make sure your vacation rental is stocked with essentials such as toilet paper, paper towels, and soap. Consider providing guests with a welcome basket that includes snacks, coffee, and tea.

  • Highlight your outdoor spaces:

Many travelers are looking for vacation rentals with outdoor spaces where they can relax and enjoy the fresh air. Make sure to highlight your outdoor spaces in your marketing materials and consider adding outdoor seating or a grill to enhance the experience.

  • Provide local recommendations:

Finally, consider providing guests with recommendations for local restaurants, shops, and activities. This will help them feel more connected to the local community and may increase their overall enjoyment of their stay.

In conclusion, renting out your vacation home can be a great source of income. However, it also requires a lot of work and dedication. By following the tips and strategies outlined in this article, you can make your vacation rental more profitable and enjoyable for both you and your guests. Don’t forget to reach out to Real Property Management Michigan to learn more!


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