5 Tips For Keeping Your Vacation Rental Cabin Ready To Rent
If you want to reap the benefits of high returns from your Big Bear vacation rental investment property, it will need to be rented a lot. The challenge with lots of bookings is the wear and tear it can have on your cabin. Keeping your cabin fresh and ready for your guests will have an impact on your bottom line. Here are some simple tips to keep your cabin and your guests happy.
1. Make it bulletproof
Put protective strips on edges and corners of walls and furniture, washable paint on walls, and use stain resistant carpet and fabric. Cover dressers, end tables and other wood surfaces with tempered glass, especially the dining room table. This small effort and investment will preserve your cabin and keep it looking clean and fresh for each new guest.
2. Low maintenance is better
Avoid fixtures, appliances, fabrics and other items that require specialized cleaning products. Not only will they add time to the cleaning process (which is especially bad for back-to-back check-ins), they will end up looking dirty when improper cleaning products are used on them.
3. Choose wisely
If you are updating or remodeling your investment property before placing it on a rental program, you can save money in the long run by choosing resilient materials such as granite, tile, or synthetic wood in high traffic areas. The hard surfaces can withstand abuse and be easily cleaned to have a “like new” appearance.
4. Don’t get burned
Make sure to invest in a large non-flammable hearth rug to prevent sparks and embers from the fire leaving burn marks in the carpet or wood in front of the fireplace. Keep a spare in your owners closet too.
5. Busy is better
Choose bedspreads, curtains, and other decorative fabrics with busy patterns rather than plain ones. The busier the pattern, the easier it is to hide pesky stains or worn materials.
The smart investor puts a lot of thought and effort into his Big Bear investment property. If your cabin is going to deliver fabulous results, it will be put through its paces. Your cabin needs to be ready to handle it like a champ!