The must-have vacation rental toiletry and bathroom inventory checklist


Raise the (soap) bar for vacation rental bathroom essentials

Stocking your vacation rental bathroom may seem like a no-brainer. However, your bathroom offers a big opportunity to impress your guests and drive glowing reviews. A deliberate, well-stocked bathroom can mean the difference between your guests reviewing your home as standard or a standout.

When managing your own vacation rental, set up your bathroom for success with the essentials that guests expect, plus some extras that leave them impressed. From the necessities to beyond-the-basics, here is a comprehensive vacation rental property and Airbnb bathroom checklist.

Vacation rental guest toiletries & personal care

Once seen as a hotel luxury, providing vacation rental toiletries shows you’re going above and beyond to make guests feel comfy and cared for. Plus, today’s travelers are concerned with hygiene. They don’t want to use the same liquids as the guest before them, so stick to travel-size or single-use items. Even if guests bring their own preferred toiletries, offering them in the first place shows you’re considering all the details of their stay.


  • Travel-size shampoo and conditioner
  • Travel-size body soap/body wash
  • Travel-size bars of hand soap


Elevate the everyday and become your guests’ new travel standard. Providing little touches like these can make a stay feel effortless, stress-free, and spa-like. Don’t fret over which brands to use. Guests will likely be impressed by your intention to make their travels easier.

  • First aid kits
  • Travel-size body lotion
  • Travel-size toothpaste (and why not throw in an extra toothbrush, just in case?)
  • Travel-size mouthwash
  • Disposable razors and travel-size shaving cream
  • Shower caps
  • Single-use makeup remover wipes
  • Cotton swabs and pads
  • Hair dryer
Inside a vacation home bathroom with a glass shower door in Palm Springs, CA

Paper & linens

A phenomenal guest experience is all in the details. Sure, you may have a breathtaking ocean view. But if you’re leaving Airbnb guests with threadbare bath towels and a soiled shower curtain, the experience could feel downright dingy (and you’ll probably hear about it in their reviews).


  • Toilet paper (we recommend 2 rolls per bathroom)
  • Body towels (minimum 2 per guest)
  • Hand towels (minimum 4 per guest for today’s increased hand washing)
  • Wash cloths (minimum 2 per guest)

Vacasa vacation rental towel tip
Nothing conveys a luxurious bath experience quite like fluffy, white towels. No matter your decor, we suggest purchasing all white towels for your vacation rental. They match with any color, are simple to clean (just add bleach to the wash), and are easy to replace.

Vacasa can stock your home with plush, hotel-quality towels (and bed sheets!) as part of our vacation rental Linen Program. Plus, we’ll launder them, change them out between guests, and replace when needed.


  • Stylish and clean shower curtain
  • No-slip mat for inside the shower
  • No-slip mat for outside the shower

Vacasa vacation rental tip
For that minimalist style that always looks crisp and clean, we recommend white terry cloth floor mats that can be washed after every stay.

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Vacation rental bathroom accessories

What’s on your walls and door is just as important as what’s in the shower. Consider what you’d expect in a hotel bathroom, such as:


  • Hooks to hang clothes and wet towels (or a towel rack)
  • Clear surface space (remove clutter and any personal items from the sink area)
  • Trash can
  • New shower head (no one likes uneven spray or weak water pressure)
  • A toilet plunger and toilet brush (hidden from plain sight)


  • Hamper for dirty towels
  • Shelves for storing guests’ personal items and toiletry bags (especially important if multiple guests are sharing one bathroom)

COVID-19 cleaning supplies

Today’s guests are obsessed with staying clear of germs more than ever. While you may not be able to overhaul your entire bathroom with touchless controls and motion sensors, there are items to stock in your bathroom to keep your guests feeling safe:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disposable alcohol wipes
  • Disinfecting spray and paper towels
  • Extra hand towels or paper towels to dry off hands

Accessible bathrooms

Consider what guests with mobility issues need in your bathroom to make it more ADA-friendly. Make everyone feel welcome in your vacation home with these additions:

  • Handrail next to the toilet
  • Handrails in the shower
  • A seat that can be placed in the shower
  • Shelving at a lower, more accessible height
Inside a modern style bathroom of a vacation home with a freestanding bathtub in Palm Springs, CA.

Vacation rental bathroom inventory FAQ

Consider what you would find in a luxury hotel or a spa. The idea is to elevate your guests’ stay, while providing some of the essentials that people often forget to pack. This includes fluffy, white towels, memory foam floor mats, and hotel-style toiletries and personal care items such as body lotion, disposable razors, and cotton swabs and pads.

Today’s travelers expect vacation homes to cover the basics. Stock your vacation rental bathrooms with these essentials:

  • Travel-size bars of hand soap
  • Travel-size body soap
  • Travel-size shampoo and conditioner
  • Clean towels (for hands and body)
  • Toilet paper (1–2 rolls per day, per guest)

While we don’t use any specific brand for all of our toiletries, we do use the plant-based Mrs. Meyers Clean Day hand soap in our homes. When shopping for your bath amenities, keep in mind that many of today’s guests tend to favor products that are locally made, eco-friendly, and/or made of natural ingredients.

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