Having seen various discussions around the Community based on listing amenities recently, it got me thinking: which amenities are most in-demand at your listing?
I spotted this article on the Resource Center, which has suggestions on what guests are looking for at this time, but I’m sure your own experiences might be different. Are guests pining after a fire-pit, or desirous of a coffee-maker perhaps?
The article makes a good point that your specific amenities will likely set you up to for a particular type of traveller too - do you use your listed amenities to attract a certain type of guest?
It would be great to hear your feedback - which amenities are sought after in your listing?
(exactely in this order)
We have a fibre cable for the internet inhouse for 3 weeks. 250 Mbit/sec. Wow. Netflix on 3 TVs is a piece of cake with this connection. All the kids love it.
Thanks for sharing @Branka-and-Silvia0 @Ute42 - interesting. Do guests often enquire about the parking before booking, via messages perhaps? I guess this might be more in-demand due to the location of your listings too.
@Ute42 did you upgrade the internet connection to the super-fast one due to demand from guests? I'm guessing it also might mean that you can increase the price slightly 😊
So interesting that they are such different amenities to others' here, but I guess this says a lot about why guests come to your place @Sandra126 - all about the relaxation I'm guessing? 😁 🛁. 🔥
My guests seem more intentional. If they are cooks, they are verifying that there is a blender, mixer, baking pans. People who want to grill want to know about the propane tank (we supply one on the grill and a back up). They know there is wifi but they want to know the speed. Swimmers want to know if the pool is heated, depth, etc. Folks who are booking are staying in or close to the house - so they are double checking amenities for accuracy/performance.
It's fascinating that people enquire about baking items @Ann783 - I love to bake but had never thought to do it whilst away or staying at an Airbnb. I guess this is why people book an Airbnb over a hotel though, as it gives you that much more freedom 😊
When you say people are staying close to the house, do you mean that people book your place just to pop in and use the amenities whilst nearby - staying with family maybe?
@Katie - I meant that they are booking but not venturing out to restaurants, activities etc… mostly nesting at the cottage. We have a well stocked kitchen. I didn't realize how well stocked until a guest said she wanted to come by when my husband and I were at the cottage - because we clearly love to cook. Actually, he likes to cook and I like to eat.
Ahh gotcha @Ann783 - yes, I guess that makes sense with the knock-on effect of Covid.
Hahaha I do love to cook, but it sounds to me like you've got that that dynamic right way around! 😀
1/ My Fresh healthy breakfasts!!!
2/ Central Location - just had another guest who loved having a Central Spoke in the wheel base to venture to & from to many of the places in my listing - photographs & Neighbourhood.
3/ Local knowledge
I think we need a photo of the delicious sounding breakfast @Helen427! Is it standard for listings in your area to offer breakfast, or do travellers choose your listing because it's unusual?