Just one thing.
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 bedding.
Refinish/replace outdated headboards.
Let’s start with adding a headboard. Just make sure it’s not upholstered – that’s a DNA trap worthy of CSI. Eww!
Swap out your matresses for NEW.
Replace outdated, ugly, patterned, floral, heavy comforters with light weight coverlets. Choose white coverlets. Buy two sets for each bed. One on the bed, one clean and ready in the linen closet to swap out after the guest has left, or during a stay in the event of an accident. Why white? White can be laundered at ultra high temperatures and bleached! Whites will match any decor. Modern coverlets are readily available in many stitch patterns to let your personality shine. Coverlets are affordable. You can get two coverlets for the price of one comforter.
I’m in the ironic position currently of looking for a vacation rental for a family trip. It’s overseas. I cannot go to the property to check it out. I’m totally relying on the listing photographs and prior guest reviews. I don’t want to book a property for a week and have myself and all my group uncomfortable. It’s a responsibility. Having scanned countless vacation rental listings, it’s clear that not even a great location, unique architectural features, complementary breakfasts and a host of custom amenities – none of these can compensate for the deal breaker – the bedding!
Please. Do one thing. Upgrade your bedding.
Peace. Love. Vacation.