How to succeed as a holiday rental host in Denmark

If you want to succeed as a vacation rental host in Denmark, there are several things that you should keep in mind. Denmark is one of Europe’s top travel destinations, meaning there’s a lot of competition for holiday rentals. As a short-term rental host in Denmark, you have access to some truly unique opportunities. Take a look at what you need to know about becoming a successful host in this beautiful country!

By Kate Wilkinson, Content Marketing Executive

The basics of renting a holiday home

It’s important to familiarise yourself with the tax rules associated with renting out a property in Denmark as well as which platform is best to advertise on. Airbnb is a popular booking site to use to find holiday rentals in Denmark, and they have been collaborating with the Danish government since 2019 to ensure hosts home share correctly. Hosts can share primary entire homes for 70 nights a year. Find our more in our guide – as well as how to advertise on Airbnb using TravelNest property management software. TravelNest host Anders uses our channel manager software to advertise a vacation rental in Nykøbing, pictured below, to advertise on over 30 top bookings sites. 

Taking good photos of your vacation rental

Taking good photos of your vacation rental is essential if you want to stand out from the competition and attract more guests. Photos should be taken with a high-quality camera, in natural light and at the right angles to capture all the best features of your property. It’s also important to make sure that each photo shows off any special amenities or unique qualities that will make your rental stand out from other listings. Additionally, editing photos can help create a consistent look across all images, so they appear professional and polished. With careful planning and attention to detail, taking great photos of your vacation rental can go a long way towards making it an attractive option for potential guests. TravelNest host Anders sets a perfect example of how great vacation rental listing photos should look. 

Scandi interior design

Guests will be looking for the full Scandinavian experience when they visit your holiday rental in Denmark. Scandinavian interior design is a style of decorating that focuses on minimalism and simplicity. It has its roots in the Nordic countries – Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland; and is now popular all over the world. The key elements of this style include light colors, natural materials, clean lines and geometric shapes. Scandinavian interiors are often characterized by white walls, wooden floors and cozy furniture pieces that create an inviting atmosphere. This type of decorating can be used to make any space look more modern, airy and bright while still providing plenty of comfort for those living there. Use this to your advantage in your property!

Showcase what you have to offer

Showcasing the amenities you have to offer and the best of your local area is a key part of becoming a successful host in Denmark. Although many tourists flock to cities like Copenhagen, it’s important to highlight the unique features of your property and why your area is worth staying in. Make your listing more attractive to potential guests and help them gain an appreciation for the area they will be visiting. To do this effectively, you should start by creating a detailed description that highlights all the amenities available at your vacation rental such as pools, kitchen appliances, local restaurants and things to do. Vacation rental listing descriptions with over 800 characters tend to perform better. Finally, provide excellent customer service at all times. Remember, guests are paying for an experience and not just four walls and a bed!

Find out more about TravelNest

TravelNest gets your property seen in all the right places. We can list your property on over 30 of the best booking channels including Airbnb, Booking. com, Expedia, Tripadvisor and Vrbo.

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