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Top amentities looked for in a vacation rental property

Top Amenities Looked For In A Vacation Rental Property

Guest feedback surveys are key to appropriate staging of vacation rental properties for optimal guest satisfaction, rates, occupancy, and income. Downtown Beach Rentals surveyed the surveys in preparation for our own survey going out soon! Guess what the number 1 amenity that most guests look for in a vacation rental property? The answer may surprise you…

Top 5 SMART Lessons a Vacation Rental Owner Can Learn From the Hotel Industry

Top 5 SMART Lessons a Vacation Rental Owner Can Learn From the Hotel Industry

Summary The short term vacation rental business is merging with the hospitality business. Andy Meddick, Owner of Downtown Beach Rentals – a vacation rental management company at the Delaware Beaches says that S.M.A.R.T. vacation rental hosts adopt the following five lessons from the hotel industry: Article I believe that the[…]

The One Thing You Need To Do To Better Your Vacation Rental

The One Thing You Need To Do To Better Your Vacation Rental

Just one thing. One. Please. If you never ever do anything else. Upgrade your bedding! You’re asking someone to spend precious hard earned cash and vacation time at your vacation property. They’re taking a big risk on your interest in their comfort. Nothing spoils a trip quicker than uncomfortable, ugly[…]

a diamond in the rough

A Diamond In The Rough

A quick Google of the phrase, “A Diamond In The Rough” produces the following top 3 explanations: a person who is generally of good character but lacks manners, education, or style… someone (or something) that has hidden exceptional characteristics and/or future potential, but currently lacks the final touches that would[…]

Cheap as Chips - Know Which Corners to Cut When Staging a Vacation Rental For Maximum Income

Cheap as Chips – Know Which Corners to Cut When Staging a Vacation Rental For Maximum Income

There’s a saying in the UK, “Cheap as Chips.” It’s a colloquialism usually used in the context of, “He’s as cheap as chips!” This roughly implies that chips are considered a commodity – a product that is widely available, relatively inexpensive, and with little to differentiate from one source to[…]

Top 7 Signs That Your Rental Does Not Attract Guests

It’s listing season at the Delaware Beaches for vacation rental property management! That means there’s a mad scramble about to go down – and we’re not talking about the scrapple at Jimmy’s Grille! We’re referring of course to the annual shuffling of the vacation rental properties among management companies. While[…]

Best Vacation Rental Investment Property To Buy

Whether new to the vacation rental business, or already own a property that you’re renting out for vacationers, you’ll benefit from the same question, “What’s the best vacation rental investment property to buy?” Andy Meddick, Owner and President of Resort Rentals for Downtown Beach Rentals, associated with the Andybuythesea Group, Keller Williams Realty Delaware Beaches says, “Buy the largest, best located (relative to popular resort amenities) property that your budget will allow. Stock the property full of the amenities that your guests would appreciate given your resort type, rent before you renovate, research local ordinances and community restrictions, get professional representation, set yourself up in line with your competition, and stage the property for practicality, aesthetic appeal, and guest comfort.”