The government is expected to give the green light to the hospitality industry (in England) just in time for the summer vacations. Sure, things will be a little different to what we are typically used to, but for Airbnb hosts, it could be the opportunity to recoup some of the losses caused by the pandemic.
For rentals, hosts need to put the safety of their guests as a priority. A team of professional cleaners can help remove all potential risks in your property and welcome visitors in a safe area. Additionally, if you prefer to greet guests personally into your property, this year things will have to change. It will be a lot more sensible to introduce a remote checking option for your guests, such as a small key safe by the door. You can share the code with your guests ahead of their arrival.
But you also need to plan for families who will be preparing their first big holiday of the year. Is your Airbnb rental ready to meet their needs?
Make it multigenerational
Chances are that some families will try to arrange a multigenerational vacation with parents, grandparents, and grandchildren. As such, your property should support their different needs, especially privacy. You may want to rearrange furniture and interior decor to create a quiet nook where grandparents can relax while young children are playing. Everybody needs a space to recharge their batteries, so do make sure to have plenty of areas that encourage peace of mind. A cosy chair hidden behind a curtain under the stairs can become the perfect reading spot, for instance. The secret to welcoming groups to your property is to allow each to grab some ‘me-time’.
Turn the garden into a holiday resort
Let’s be realistic. While restaurants are planning to re-open in July, it doesn’t mean that people are ready to mingle with the crowd again. Most holidaymakers will prefer to stay safely at home rather than head into towns or to a crowded beach. You can help them enjoy the summertime in the garden. A BBQ is a neat addition to your garden area, for example. If it is a warm region, such as the south of England, a swimming pool will help everybody stay cool in the heat. For northern areas, nothing can beat the excitement of Plug & Play hot tubs! The typical hot tub has a temperature of 37 to 40°C, making them the perfect ally when the weather is grey and chilly.
Think of in-house entertainment
Summer in the UK can be disappointing at times. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun for holidaymakers. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, your rental needs to be ready to accommodate new needs. Ultimately, at this point, most guests have spent several months stuck at home. The last thing they want is to be stuck at home elsewhere! However, you can make things fun with some exciting board games that deliver the right challenge. Pandemic, while being an ill-timed choice for now, is a fantastic cooperative game for the whole family. Want something more light-hearted? Try Villainous, a strategy game with Disney’s villains that is great for kids and adults.
Transform your rental into a holiday experience your guests will not forget this year. You don’t have time to transform the property dramatically, but you can add small touches that will make the first post-lockdown holiday enjoyable, safe, and memorable for all.