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Top Five Upgrades Vacation Home Owners Can Make that Guests Love - Central Oregon Edition!

28 Oct 2019
Vacation Rental Owners

Vacationers looking to book Central Oregon Vacation Rentals have more choices than ever, and a home’s first impression (usually made online) is crucial to that home’s success.  Meredith Lodging believes in truly partnering with our Oregon Vacation Home owners to help make their homes as successful as possible. We even employ an in-house design team who is constantly keeping an eye on what home features Guests look out for the most, and sharing that information with our Owners.  We have put together a short-list of the smartest upgrades you can make to your Bend or Sunriver Vacation home that will give you the most “bang-for-the-buck” when it comes to attracting Guests.

TV’s and Technology

Modern, flat screen televisions make every home look modern and up-to-date - and old school giant TV’s have the opposite effect.  This is a cost-effective upgrade that guests really notice and look for when booking online. Updated TV’s also make it easy to add TV-related extras that Guests love - such as Netflix, Hulu and the ability to set up an Xbox for the kids.

Beds and Bedding

Guests want to feel wrapped in luxury on vacation, and a cozy bed is a great way to make a great impression on your guests. If a vacation rental has rave reviews that mention comfortable beds and luxury bedding, potential guests take note.  Time and time again we have guests get down to choosing between two houses, and quality beds, luxury linens and plush pillows will get the booking every time. This is an investment that pays immediate and significant dividends.

Outdoor Furniture/BBQ 

Outdoor living is a big deal in Oregon, and especially in Central Oregon, where the sun shines much of the year.  Investing in inviting Outdoor dining and lounge furniture, as well as a nice BBQ is the kind of extra that really draws Guests to your home.  Outdoor living also greatly extends the living and gathering space of your home, too. One thing to always remember when choosing outdoor furniture? Make sure your table and/or seating offers enough seats for the number of Guests your home sleeps - your Guests will appreciate it and their reviews will reflect it!

Everybody into the Pool - or Hot Tub

Is your Central Oregon vacation home in a neighborhood that offers access to a community pool or recreation area? For example, in Sunriver, home owners may have access to the SHARC  - and Meredith Lodging will pay for your yearly pool passes! Guests LOVE pool access. And if you can provide some approved pool toys and some extra-large pool towels, all the better. No pool access available? A Hot Tub is a great investment and the single-most asked for amenity from Meredith Lodging Guests.

Central Oregon - Themed Extras

Family vacations in Bend and Sunriver are all about getting outside and when you stock your home with equipment to help them enjoy the outdoors, Guests remember! A great first step is offering bikes for both kiddos and adults.  If you want to offer more, consider adding in some seasonal fun - a canoe or inner tubes for floating the river...or sleds and snowshoes for having fun in the snow.  We can help you showcase these extras in your online listing and help your home truly stand out.

Meredith Lodging can help you identify all the ways we can work together to make your home stand out from the rest, when it comes to appealing to Guests.  Our in-house Design and Owner Support Teams will work with you to help make your home more successful than ever.  Ready to get started? Email owner@MeredithLodging.com or call us at 877-778-9055 to get started.