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The best holiday let mortgages on the market



In theory, the more amenities you offer, the more guests you will appeal to – and subsequently, the more bookings you will achieve.


Consider your location and the type of guest you are aiming to attract. If your property is in a city centre and you expect most guests to be business travellers, you should prioritise super-fast Wi-Fi and a laptop-friendly workspace over allowing pets, for example.


To give you an idea of the top amenities, it is well worth checking existing information, particularly data published by the top listing platforms. For example, according to Airbnb, these are the top 10 amenities that guests look for:


  1. Swimming pool

  2. Wi-Fi

  3. A kitchen

  4. Free parking

  5. A jacuzzi / hot tub

  6. A washer-drier

  7. Air conditioning or heating

  8. Self-check-in

  9. Laptop-friendly workspace

  10. Pet-friendly


Essential basic amenities:


  • Towels

  • Toilet paper

  • Hot water

  • Pillows

  • Bed linen

  • Toiletries

  • Clothes hangers

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Iron and ironing board

  • Bin liners

  • Vacuum cleaner


Safety amenities:


  • Interlinked heat alarm/fire alarms

  • Fire extinguisher 

  • Fire blanket 

  • Torches 

  • Carbon monoxide alarm

  • First aid kit

  • Emergency exit plan 


Cooking amenities:


  • Tea/coffee

  • Milk

  • Cooking oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper 

  • Coffee machine




  • TV

  • Board games and puzzles

  • Toys for children 


Outdoor amenities: 


  • Garden furniture 

  • Barbecue 

Further reading:

18 essential items for short-term rentals

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