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20 upselling opportunities for STR hosts

Upselling amenities in your short-term rental can enhance the guest experience and contribute to increased revenue.

From airport transfers to welcome hampers and private chefs, upselling amenities can enhance the guest experience and deliver increased revenue for your short-term rental business.

Important factors are knowing and understanding your target audience – and tailoring any upsell amenities accordingly.

Here are 20 examples of upsell amenities you might consider offering. If you have any others to add, let us know in the comments.

1. Airport transfer

Provide a shuttle service or private transportation to and from the airport for an additional fee.


2. Grocery delivery

Offer a grocery delivery service where guests can pre-order groceries to be stocked in the rental upon arrival.


3. Daily cleaning service

Provide daily or periodic cleaning services for guests who prefer a hotel-like experience.


4. Concierge services

Offer concierge services to help guests with restaurant reservations, tour bookings, and local recommendations.


5. Late check-out or early check-in

Charge a fee for late check-out or early check-in to provide flexibility for guests with specific scheduling needs.

6. Pet-friendly amenities

Charge an additional fee for pet-friendly amenities such as pet beds, bowls, and treats.


7. Bike or equipment rentals

If your property is in a location conducive to outdoor activities, offer bike or equipment rentals for activities like golf, kayaking, skiing, or hiking.


8. Special packages

Create special packages such as a romantic getaway, celebration package, or wellness retreat, including additional amenities and services.


9. In-room massage or spa services

Partner with local spa services to offer in-room massages or spa treatments for guests seeking relaxation.


10. High-speed internet upgrade

Offer an upgraded internet package for guests who require faster and more reliable connectivity during their stay.

11. Private chef or catering services

Provide the option for guests to hire a private chef or catering services for special occasions or meals.


12. Smart home upgrades

Upgrade your property with smart home features such as a smart thermostat, lighting controls, or entertainment systems for an additional fee.


13. VIP access to local events:

Provide VIP access or tickets to local events, concerts, or attractions in collaboration with local venues.


14. Local experience tours

Organise guided local tours or experiences, such as food tasting tours, historical walks, or adventure excursions, for an added fee.


15. Stocked mini-bar or welcome basket

Offer a stocked mini-bar or welcome basket with snacks, beverages, and local treats for guests upon arrival.

16. Exclusive parking

Charge a fee for exclusive parking spaces, especially in areas where parking is limited or expensive.


17. Streaming services subscription

Provide access to premium streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, or Disney+ for an additional fee.


18. Event space rental

If your property has a communal area, offer it as an event space for small gatherings, meetings, or celebrations.


19. Photography services

Partner with a local photographer to offer professional photoshoots for guests looking to capture special memories during their stay.


20. Fitness equipment rental

Offer fitness equipment rental for guests who prefer to work out in the comfort of their rental.

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