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Photos are the number one most import feature on your cottage rental listing. Photos are the window to your vacation rental home and are one of the key deciding factors on whether a potential renter will click on your listing page and inquire about your property. Make sure the photos you post best represent your property and show all the vacation property assets. To learn more on how to take and select great photos for your rental listing view our article on “Putting Your Best Photo Forward – Selecting the Best Photos for Your Cottage Rental”.
Provide your renters with the conveniences of home such as linens and towels, dishes and cutlery, pots and pans, cleaning supplies, toiletries such as toilet paper and tissue, spices, kitchen supplies such as plastic bags, napkins and aluminum foil and internet access. Your renters will appreciate the extra effort you have put in to provide these amenities and will treat your vacation rental property like their home. You will also increase your chances of renting your property faster. Make sure to include a list of all the amenities that are included in vacation and cottage rentals.
Everyone likes to read a great story and this is your place to tell the story of your amazing cottage rental. Be sure to give detailed descriptions of all the best features of your property. Include descriptions on the indoor and outdoor areas. Describe the layout of each room and any special features. If renters like what they read they are more likely to contact you about renting your property.
Make sure you research vacation rental rates before you set your daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal or yearly rate. The easiest way to research rates is to find vacation rentals in your area with similar features to your property. Rates can vary depending on location, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, amenities, inclusions and exclusions, availability, property condition and year build. Be realistic about your rental rates. Setting your rates to high can discourage potential renters from renting but setting your rates too low can attract the wrong type of renters.