The advantages of renting a holiday home for large groups

Becoming a vacation rental host for a large scale vacation rental that can accommodate 6 or more guests has its perks. Whether you’re considering becoming a host and you’re not sure where to start, or you’re looking to expand what you offer already – there are so many positives to inviting more guests to stay at your place.

By Kate Wilkinson, Content Marketing Executive

Demand for large vacation rentals

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are looking for a safe and secure vacation. Because of this, the demand for larger, private vacation rentals has seen a dramatic increase. With all this need for extra space and privacy while traveling, many are now turning towards larger houses, villas, and apartments instead of traditional hotel rooms. These types of holiday homes offer not just more room but also more peace of mind in terms of safety during these difficult times.

Increased revenue

One of the biggest advantages to renting a vacation rental to larger groups is the potential for increased revenue. By being able to charge more per person, hosts can significantly increase their nightly rate and make more money than they would with a traditional hotel room. A great way to increase the number of guests your rental can accommodate is by adding extra sleeping options such as sofa beds or bunk beds. This will allow you to offer comfortable accommodation while still maximising revenue from your vacation rental.

Attracting a range of guests

Vacation rentals that can accommodate larger groups bring a variety of types of guests. With a higher guest capacity, you can host families and friends for reunions, celebrations and milestone events. These groups of guests are often looking to spend more money on the perfect place for the occasion. As travel has started to resume post-pandemic, Expedia found that travellers first priority has been to reunite with friends and family, meaning a higher demand for larger vacation rentals.

Must have amenities

Having a vacation rental which can comfortably accommodate more guests often means extra space. This gives you the opportunity to provide better facilities for your group to enjoy. Guests love having access to extra amenities like a pool or nice kitchen facilities; as well as plenty of square footage in which to relax, work, and play. Your guests will thank you for making their stay more special, which can also result in positive reviews. Check out our must have amenities for large properties.

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