As wintry weather begins to thaw and the promise of bank holidays and school breaks looms near, spring is the perfect time to get away. With rising temperatures and nature coming to life in all sorts of exciting destinations, the chances are that your guests are itching to explore somewhere new, and to try something different. As you do some spring cleaning and freshen up your space, consider these five tips for bringing the spring into your holiday rental.
1. Great Outdoors
If you usually live in cooler climes for the majority of the year, the likelihood is that your balcony, garden, or patio hasn’t exactly been the most popular spot for your guests to hang out over winter. It’s time to wake up and shake some life into your somewhat neglected outside space, because as the weather gradually improves, there will almost certainly be a guest migration outdoors.
First things first, sweep away any dirt and debris, replacing weeds and dead leaves with fresh flowers that signify spring (daffodils, hyacinths and tulips are great choices). Ensure that this vibrancy is also reflected in your garden furniture. Inject a burst of life with a colourful lick of paint, new statement cushions, or perhaps you could even hang fairy lights and leave blankets outside to add a touch of twinkle and warmth, even in the evenings.
2. Freshen Up
Don’t get us wrong: cleaning your holiday rental is literally always important come rain or shine. Having said that, there’s something about the end of winter that really drives motivation. Longer days, more light, a favourable climate for housework or home improvements, and of course fewer guests mean it’s a fabulous time to roll up those sleeves and get stuck in.
A thorough deep-clean that covers the entire property is an excellent place to start. For the less actively inclined, there’s always the hidden menu option that is hiring someone to do it for you. Either way, ensure you end up with clean windows, sparkling floors and brand new bed linen. Whilst you’re at it, decluttering your surfaces is a great way to freshen up your rental. Do a thorough inventory of what you have, what you need, and what you can get rid of. Sounds simple enough, right?
3. Flower Power
Spring is a time for new growth, and displaying flowers in vases throughout the home is an easy way to add a touch of colour and fun to your rental home. Which flowers are in season in your area? Put a few vases in the bedrooms and common areas, and don’t be afraid to get creative. Whilst traditional glass vases are always a classic touch, consider using some of these innovative ways to display a bouquet of local flowers:
- Mason jars
- Teapots and mugs
- Bright and colourful watering cans
- Glass perfume bottles
- Vintage boxes
Try to keep in mind that the longer-lasting the plant, the better. If you choose typically fragile and short-blooming flowers, your guests may not be able to enjoy them throughout their stay. Get the right balance of beauty and low-maintenance to ensure your arrangement stays fresher for longer.
4. Sweet Treats
As EveryStay gives you the opportunity to connect with guests before they make a reservation, you can easily find out if they are planning on celebrating Easter. For many of the guests who are (especially the younger ones) Easter = chocolate. So leaving a few Easter-themed treats is therefore an incredibly easy gesture to make that will really boost your ratings. You may choose to put out a few chocolate eggs, or perhaps a traditional festive specialty that’s unique to your location. That might be British hot cross buns, Greek Easter bread, or the charmingly dove-shaped Colomba di Pasqua that you’d typically find in Italy.
You may even go as far as to include a tailor-made Easter welcome package to make their trip even more memorable. This could be something as simple as a traditional Easter basket filled with goodies, or something more elaborate featuring fresh flowers, gourmet chocolates, and a bottle of wine. If they don’t plan on celebrating Easter, you can customise their baskets to be more spring-themed, and include luxury bath or beauty products, sweets, or fruit.
5. Easter Events
Guests who do plan on celebrating Easter whilst on holiday will appreciate knowing what kinds of local Easter events they can find in the area. One of the main reasons people choose a holiday rental over a hotel is because they want a more local and authentic experience, and giving guests inside info about local events can help them achieve this. Why not leave information about local services, Easter-egg hunts and opportunities to meet the Easter Bunny.
During the Easter season your guests may also specifically be looking for places that offer a traditional Easter brunch or dinner experience. Look into the different places in your area that are providing an Easter-themed dining experience, or simply offer great outdoor bars and patios that are perfect alfresco dining. It doesn’t take much research and can really improve someone’s overall impression of your hosting.
Spring Into More Bookings With EveryStay
Spring is a time of new beginnings and new adventures, and a great time to make sure your home is ready for springtime visitors. Whether it is a deep clean, Easter-themed welcome baskets or just giving guest local inside information, it only takes a few small, simple gestures to bring the freshness of spring to your rental for your guests. Listing your rental on EveryStay allows you to reach a wide range of holidaymakers interested in getting away during the Easter season, and connecting with them before they book allows you to customise and tailor their experience in a way that will truly make a difference.