Here’s the thing: we aren’t all super blessed with acres and acres of private land encompassing our homes. In fact, in certain locations you’ll be lucky if you can set up a window box outside your apartment for a little foliage. That’s right - for some of us, it’s a concrete jungle out there and without drastically relocating the chances of ever owning more than a balcony or patio is pretty much out of the question. But don’t fear - you’re not alone in your alfresco FOMO and there are ways to give the illusion of a much bigger exterior. With summer around the bend, this is the ideal time for you to put our top tips for teeny tiny outdoor spaces to the test. Get ready to think BIG with EveryStay.
Whilst we’re all for taking your holiday home into your own hands, managing a rental property requires careful attention to detail, heaps of organisation, and sometimes to be quite honest, time and energy that not all of us have. Perhaps it’s time to down tools and step away from the ‘do it yourself’ operational model. As a holiday home owner, learning which tasks you could potentially outsource or automate could mean more time freed up in your busy schedule, and maybe even a little more money in the bank. So here it is - our top 5 tasks where DIY need not apply.
The UK is a pet-loving population, with 49% of adults owning a cat, dog or rabbit. That’s 8.9 million pet pooches in the UK alone! For many different reasons, a growing number of owners are also feeling reluctant to leave their four-legged friends at home whilst they go on holiday. And guess what? These animal-adoring adventurers need accommodation. The holiday rental industry can be a dog-eat-dog world, so if you’re thinking about listing your holiday home as a ‘pet-friendly’ property, we’ve got a few tips for you that should get some tails wagging:
It’s no secret that the British holidaymaker loves a sun-drenched summer holiday destination. In fact, it’s as simple as sun, sea and sand for many amongst the Vitamin D deprived masses. The icing on the cake, you ask? A swimming pool by which to lounge in languor and top up the tan without even having to leave your rental villa. It’s also widely known that guests are willing to pay a price premium for this luxury. So if you’ve got it, you’d better flaunt it. Check out our top tips to ensure that you’re making a splash with your rental property’s pool.
Let’s face the facts already - unless you go off grid to shack up in some far-flung corner of the world in total isolation, there is little escape from the influence of social media on modern life. In fact, whether you like it or not, these newfangled platforms are one of the most powerful means for a business to independently connect with its audience. So whilst you might protest setting up a personal profile in the fear that you’ll become a sitting duck for estranged family members and exes, it cannot be denied that a social media page for your rental is a great way to boost bookings.
One of the most widely-desired selling points of a holiday home as accommodation over a hotel is the access to a fully-furnished kitchen that comes with it. Be gone, restricted mealtimes! Wave goodbye to tasteless all-inclusive buffet fare! The self-catering guest wants to be able to cook independently for a range of reasons. Firstly, this grants visitors the ability to delve into local culture and cuisine in a way that simply would not be possible with a full-board hotel. Authentic markets and shops are a great source of culinary delight and adventure for foodie travellers. Meanwhile without a well-equipped kitchen, guests are unable to give that exciting new recipe a whirl.
Today at EveryStay, we’re not just celebrating the beginning of the weekend (although there is that, too); we’re taking some time to appreciate all the strong and inspirational female role models in our lives. It is, of course, International Women’s Day and a great time to take stock.
We thought we’d ask around the office to see which wonderful women everyone admires and why. Here’s what they had to say!