As the Christmas holiday is approaching, short stay hosts are receiving numerous reservations for their property. While it may be the peak season for bookings, capturing the holiday audience is not an easy task. But, with the right preparation and a few personal touches, it can be one of the most rewarding times for the year. Let’s make the best out of your short stay rental this Christmas.
Here are 3 tips to get you started.
Tip 1: Spark Up Your House with Christmas Decorations
It is always nice to put some festive touch to your interior with some Christmas decorations. Remember not to overdo it. Just keep it simple and clean. You can get decorative pillow covers, simple table decorations or even a miniature Christmas tree to keep the festive atmosphere alive.
Tip 2: Prepare a Welcome Gift for Your Guests
Christmas is a season of giving after all, so why not put the smile on your guests with a small gift to bring in the festive cheer. It doesn’t have to be a fancy gift. It can be simply a bottle of cocoa with marshmallows for your guests to make themselves a nice cup of drink when it is cold. Perhaps, it can be a gingerbread cookie or Christmas pudding cake. Or, if you know that they are having kids over, you can always get ready some candy canes.
Tip 3: Add Extras & Upgrades
You can collaborate with local businesses to give your guests a choice to engage with holiday activities at a discounted rate. It could be a holiday craft, gingerbread house making session or even a public Christmas party. Or perhaps, you can give your guests a choice to upgrade to a special Christmas package that comes complimentary with a Christmas breakfast. Play along with the deals & offer your guests something interesting!
Now that you have your unit all-set with the Christmas mood and ready for guests, you need to get your listings ready! You can:
#BONUS Tip 1: Set Seasonal Rates for Your Listings
Choosing the right rates for the festive season is a skill which helps in creating a perfect balance between your occupancy and profitability. You can survey the rates of listings around your area before setting your ideal rate. Take into consideration about what’s unique about your short stay rental listing itself to justify your pricing.
#BONUS Tip 2: Update Your Listing Images & Tweak Your Copy
Make your guests go “Wow” with your festive-decorated interior by updating your listing with the latest images of your units. Play along with your choice of words on your listing title or description with festive words too. For example, you could use words such as Christmas Getaway, Santa’s Shack, and more – Be creative!
That’s all on the short stay rental Christmas tips we have for you this time round! Happy Hosting!