You’ve heard it before: It’s what's inside that counts. That’s especially true for vacation rentals.
Not only can amenities set your vacation home apart from the competition, they can help drive bookings and more 5-star reviews. Even better, the right touches can help foster guest loyalty, which can lead to repeat bookings.
We manage 44,000+ vacation rentals and have seen for ourselves the amenities that have the most impact. Before you pull out that credit card to go shopping, review our ultimate list of must-have Airbnb amenities. We’ve narrowed down which amenities guests look for the most, make your home feel luxurious, attract more family bookings, and more.
Even a stunning exterior can’t make up for a home that’s ill-equipped to meet guests’ most basic expectations. Here’s what many guests will see as non-negotiables when looking for a vacation home.
Want to know what guests actually look for when booking a vacation home? We found out. We dug into the data behind millions of site visits and reservations on Vacasa.com and found which amenities guests want most and search for. In order, these include:
Do you allow pets to stay at your vacation rental? Smart move. On average, vacation homes that allow dogs earn as much as 15% more rental income than those that don’t. Plus pet-friendly vacation homes see an average 9% higher occupancy rate. Here’s what to offer to attract pet owners:
Remote work has given many employees the freedom to work from anywhere—even on vacation. They join traditional business travelers—who often hit the road to attend conferences, trade shows or meetings—to make up a growing number of people who prefer to travel with laptop in tow. Here are the business travel amenities they’ll be looking for:
Families are often seen as the ideal vacation rental guests. They tend to book longer stays, they’re generally responsible and care for your property, and spend a lot of their time exploring family-friendly activities and attractions nearby. Make your vacation rental more appealing to families with amenities such as:
Luxurious homes tend to command higher rates. The good news is that luxury doesn’t only come in the form of wine cellars, infinity pools, or at-home movie theaters. These amenities below will elevate any vacation home and give it the touch of luxury that high-paying guests seek.
So you’ve invested in a beach house or a beautiful lake house. Now, it’s time to get a leg up on the competition for bookings. Here are the best amenities for beach houses and lakes houses to help them stand out on vacation rental listing sites like Airbnb and Vrbo:
Few things come close to the magic of a mountain cabin. You can make your mountain vacation home stand out even more with the help of these extra amenities. They’ll go above and beyond to provide your guests with the ultimate rustic retreat.
Every Airbnb should have the nonnegotiables every modern traveler expects. Like fresh sheets and towels, a coffee maker, plates and cups, lamps, and WiFi. When you work with Vacasa, our local teams will stock your home with a complimentary starter supply of guest necessities—including laundry detergent, hand soap, trash bags, and paper towels—before every stay.
Make your Airbnb special and stand out from the competition by focusing on interior design and extra amenities. These could also help boost your bookings. Some things to keep in mind when designing your vacation home, according to the Vacasa interior design team:
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