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Perfect Airbnb Experience Essentials: Checklist for Hosts

When searching for a vacation home on platforms like Airbnb or Vrbo, potential guests often prioritize specific amenities. In the highly competitive vacation rental market, it's important not only to provide the essential necessities but also to offer standout features. Today we’ll review essentials that guests seek in a vacation rental.

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By Eglė

Published: Jun 26, 2023 min read

Perfect Airbnb Experience Essentials: Checklist for Hosts

The last time I took Airbnb with a superior description, I was disappointed after not finding the wine opener. Yes, it sounds silly, but I stayed in one of the wine countries and didn't expect this. Maybe the previous guest stole it, or perhaps the host forgot to buy it; not sure about it. This accident influenced me to write a blog post about the essential amenities for a perfect Airbnb experience.

Creating a perfect customer experience for your Airbnb guests requires careful consideration of the amenities you provide. Choosing the right Airbnb supplies is essential to meet your guests' needs and make them feel well-cared for during their stay.

When selecting supplies, treat your property as a commercial accommodation and aim for the same quality standards seen in hotels. This includes toiletries, linens, and other essential items. However, keep in mind that Airbnb properties often have a unique atmosphere, so consider the preferences of the guests your property attracts.

Most wanted TOP 10 Amenities Guests Look For

When guests browse through listings, they frequently use filters to narrow their search and specifically look for properties offering specific amenities or features. To attract more potential guests, including as many relevant amenities as possible in your listing is important. Here are some popular amenities that guests often search for: a pool, complimentary WiFi, AC, a fully equipped kitchen, free parking, self-check-in options, a jacuzzi, washer or/and dryer, working space, and pet-friendly accommodations. By highlighting these amenities in your listing, you can increase the visibility and appeal of your property to guests who prioritize these features during their search.

However, more than having such amenities are needed to ensure you surpass your guests' expectations. The perfect host must provide essential items at the rental so the guest will have a memorable and enjoyable experience. If the guest is happy, it ensures that he will leave you a good review

Make Sure You’re Well-Stocked With Essentials

Regardless of the type of accommodation you offer, these essential Airbnb amenities should be provided by all hosts

Bathroom Essentials: 

  • Bath Towels
  • Bath Mat
  • Body Lotion
  • Body Wash
  • Conditioner
  • Disposable Razors
  • Disposable Toothbrushes
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hand Soap
  • Hand Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Garbage Can
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper (a few rolls in each bathroom at least) 
  • Toothpaste
  • Shower Hanger
  • Towel Hanger

Bedroom Essentials:

  • Bed Linens
  • Bedside Table and Lamp
  • Blanket
  • Clock
  • Hangers for Clothing
  • Garbage Can
  • Pillows
  • Safe for Valuables
  • Tissues
  • Extra pillows and blankets – “just in case”

Kitchen Essentials:

  • Broom
  • Cleaning Supplies (detergents, mops, dishwashing liquid, etc) 
  • Coasters
  • Cups
  • Cutlery & kitchen utensils  
  • Dishes
  • Dish Towels
  • Dustpan
  • Fridge with/and freezer
  • Hand Soap
  • Ice Trays
  • Microwave
  • Mop
  • Oven Mitts
  • Pots and Pans
  • Sugar and Seasonings
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Tea Kettle
  • Tupperware
  • Trash Bags
  • Toaster
  • Wine Glasses & Wine Opener

Appliances Essentials: 

  • Cable and/or Subscription Streaming Service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • TV 
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Wi-Fi

Safety Equipment Essentials:

  • Anti-slip Mats
  • Contact List for Emergency Services
  • Disaster Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • WiFi Thermostat

Our list of essential Airbnb amenities is a great starting point, but there's always room for additional ideas to enhance your guests' experience. Take into consideration the location of your vacation rental and do some market research to see what other short-term Airbnb rentals or long-term Airbnb rentals in the area are offering. Reading guest reviews can also provide valuable insights into amenities or ideas that have been positively highlighted by previous guests. By staying informed and adapting to your guests' needs, you can continually improve your property and provide a memorable stay.

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Jun 26, 2023

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