A good vacation rental inventory can make all the difference between a guest booking or leaving an unsatisfied review. It’s important to have a well-written and organized listing that clearly describes what makes your home unique, as well as any rules or regulations for its use.
Potential guests want to know what’s in the neighborhood.
- List all the things that are within walking distance.
- List all the things that are nearby, but not within walking distance.
- If there is a bus stop nearby, list it.
- If there is a train station nearby, list it
Include detailed information about each room, sleeping or living arrangements, appliances and more.
- Describe the room in detail.
- List all of the beds, including number, size and condition.
- If there are more than one bathroom for guests to use, state how many bathrooms there are in total and what their condition is like (dirty or clean).
- Tell us about any appliances you have that might be useful during your stay on vacation rental property (e.g., dishwasher).
- Describe the condition of furniture and other amenities such as TVs or stereos/cordless phones in each room; if you haven’t recently cleaned them yourself or had someone else do so for you, give us some details about how well they’ve held up over time!
Be clear about special rules or regulations, such as pet policies and noise levels.
- Be clear about special rules or regulations, such as pet policies and noise levels.
- Make sure you have all the details of your vacation rental written down in a document that everyone can access at any time. That way, no one will be caught off guard by any last-minute changes or additions to the property.
Consider adding some personal touches to your listing that set it apart from other properties.
With Vacation Rental Inventory Checklist, You can make your listing stand out by adding personal touches that are unique to you. For example, you could include a photo of the view from your balcony or write about a local attraction that is nearby. If you have any recommendations for restaurants or attractions in the area, consider including those here as well.
A good inventory can make all the difference between a guest booking or leaving an unsatisfied review.
If you’re like me, your vacation rental inventory is probably the most important part of your business. I’ll admit that it can be difficult to know what to do with all those listings and make sure they’re up-to-date. But if you want more bookings and fewer negative reviews, here’s how I’ve made my personal inventory work:
- Have a good database of photos so guests can see how their room will look before booking—or even just take a tour if they want!
- Add contact information for each listing so people feel secure in contacting you directly rather than going through Airbnb or another platform first (which might not even let them!).
- Make sure any extra amenities are listed on the page as well (like towels). This will give prospective guests peace of mind knowing they won’t have any surprises during their stay at your place.
We hope this checklist will help you create a great inventory. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out! We’re always happy to help.