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.
Firstly, if you’re reading this, you’re already well on your way to making the world of tourism less mean and more green. Just in joining the holiday home movement, you are providing alternatives for holidaymakers that want something other than the sprawling ecological nightmares that huge, all-inclusive hotels can become. If you’d like some even better news, there are some very small adjustments that you can make to appeal much more to the environmentally conscious guest, whilst also saving yourself money. It’s a win-win for you and the planet, so get stuck in to our eco-friendly checklist!
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.
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.
We are just weeks away from Valentine’s Day, but it is not too late to grab the attention of people who want to celebrate their love and entice them to spend the specific weekend in a vacation rental. Even if your house does not have a jacuzzi, you can still create a romantic experience for your guests. You can moreover consider extending your Valentine’s Day specials for the entire month, giving more guests the opportunity to celebrate their love.