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7 Bonus Amenities That Will Have Your Guests Coming Back For More

Updated: Feb 28

If you’re new to the short-term vacation rental game or are just looking to elevate your guest experience, you don’t want to miss this!


At Mount we do the research, so you don’t have to! *Yeah, you’re welcome*


Here is what we came up with as the top 7 bonus amenities that will take your vacation/short-term rental from here to HERE!


1. Amenities to help get around town


One of the top requested amenities is forms of transportation. And no we’re not talking about a car, but more along the lines of bikes, electric scooters, and golf carts (if permitted by your city/town). Having these amenities on-site and ready to use, take out the stress of finding a rental shop or worrying about transportation, and more time for fun! In the market for some new, sustainable amenities? We’ve got the hook-up, email us at help@rentmount.com for more details or get started with our form to become a Mount Host.


2. Amenities to help enjoy the local surroundings


Think about your surroundings. Is your vacation rental on a coastal beach town or maybe near Lake Superior? Think about the kind of items a guest in your city would need to get the full experience! Maybe a beach umbrella and beach chairs in San Diego or a kayak for the summertime near the lake. All of these amenities can be listed on the Mount platform as well! Making you money and your guests’ lives a heck of a lot easier! Want to get your amenities on the Mount platform? List them on Mount today!


3. Amenities to keep the kiddos happy


When traveling with family and little ones, one of the best amenities vacations/short-term rentals can offer is easy entertainment. For the little kiddos that can be as simple as blocks, puzzles, cards, or books. For an older crowd, board games like trivia or Monopoly are always a crowd-pleaser, or card games like Apples to Apples or What Do You Meme? can be a perfect ending to a great day on the slopes.


4. Amenities for streaming



We all know that streaming services are a must-have in almost every household nowadays and your vacation/short-term rental isn’t any different! We recommend streaming sticks like Roku or Fire Sticks, they are easy to set up and easy to use!




5. Amenities for the kitchen


One bonus that often gets overlooked or forgotten about is a kitchen starter kit. When guests stay longer than three days, offering a kitchen starter kit with condiments/seasonings that have a long shelf life can be a life-saver. Our suggestions are salt, pepper, sugar, instant coffee, powdered creamer, tea bags, and packets of sauces that don’t need refrigeration like hot sauce, ketchup, mustard, mayo, and honey.


*We strongly suggest individual small packets of all items if possible*


If you want to go above and beyond (look at small individually wrapped welcome snacks, and drinks will get you those brownie points for sure. This helps guests limit their expenses eating out and provides added value to your listing for people who are traveling for longer durations of time.


6. Local experiences/guides



More times than not, your guests are experiencing your city for the first time, don’t you want to be the reason they come back for more? Many guests tirelessly look through blog after blog, at every YouTube video and Instagram post of your city, trying to come up with their perfect itinerary. Creating a city guide with suggestions and routes using your Mount amenities of must-sees and local hotspots is VERY helpful. You can send this in a post-confirmation email or leave it at the property. As we’ve seen with Viator and Airbnb Experiences, travelers love quality add-on experiences. These can be hosted by you or other trusted local businesses! This is a great way to elevate the guest experience and help connect your local businesses to out-of-towners.


7. Airport transportation

We know our last suggestion isn’t the most convenient, but we promise, just providing this add-on service will give you an automatic 5-star rating! Airport transportation is so underrated. Whether you do it as an extra charge or for free, being able to find reliable transportation to and from the airport without having to pay an arm and a leg or plan extensively, is a stressor ANY traveler wants to avoid by any means!

 

We hope these bonus amenities will help you up your vacation/short-term rental game. Did we miss something or do you have a suggestion for your fellow Mountaineers?

Comment below, we’d love to hear from you!


Happy Mountaineering!


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