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?
"We tend to call an entrance where it's open walled on one side and a roof a Porch."
Americans would call that a porch, too. I think a porch refers generally to a space that is built on to the outside of the house. So from a porch, you'd be entering the house through an outside, rather than an interior door.
I've always thought a conservatory meant a glassed-in room. I didn't realize that it could also just be screened in.
@Helen427 I like your description of what goes on in a conservatory! However, the windows in my picture are screened, not glassed, so I don't think it can be a conservatory. As @Sarah977 notes your description of a porch is the same as ours. What I'm showing is a screened-in porch, often also called a screened porch or a screen porch.
Got you @Ann72 I did wonder if the screens were to protect from bugs/mozzies 👌 It sounds kind of like a conservatory with screens instead of glass - looks lovely too, I totally understand why it's in demand!
Airconditioner in in the bedroom
The average traveller that books my apartments does not need parking.
In the same way that it is hard to find some traveller that get to London or N.Y. by car, in Copacabana is the same.
Car is something that prevents people to visit the city fastly! Why using a private car if there is taxis, uber, underground and buses.
In old time people thought cable TV it was a must. It is bygone days requirement.
Nowadays It is wise to offer smart tv (to have Netflix) and it is enough.
Only some dinasour guest still think cable tv is a must.
In a near future I think TV will be dispensable... people have everything on their smart phone and notebook. Or maybe it will be important only to project what they see in their smartphone to a big screen TV.
Thanks for sharing @J-Renato0 😊
Yes, I can imagine cable has been replaced by Netflix now, and you're right that I think people will simply want to be able to connect their own device to the TV in future.
Do guests ask about air conditioning specifically in the bedroom, or just in the space generally?
Yes, you're correct. I thought of YouTube after it was too late to edit my comments. I don't know how I could have forgotten it, because my husband watches nature shows and other videos on it almost everyday.
@Debra300please tell your husband to throw away the remote & YouTube & get out and about exploring nature in real life.
He would be out and about everyday exploring if he was here at my place!!!
On that note, have you looked at my listing & Festival of Hospitality & Month of Celebration topics here in CC... ?
If not, please do...and dream about life amongst the wonderful nature we have in the world and the memorable moments we have when outside exploring..
just added my "Bulldozing" photo to my listing... If i could I'd put up my video of him... It was a truly magical moment, especially when one knows Cornwall Park and all of Auckland used to be filled with animals and nature
Let's make a pact. We will visit each other's archipelagos, and explore the nature on the islands. In addition to that, my company has an office in Auckland, and I would like to personally meet some of the people who I've gotten to know virtually over the years.
I agree with you in regards to cable TV no longer being a requirement. Personally, we stopped using cable back in 2008, and restarted a subscription only because of the guests. We disconnected the service when we closed in March, and do not plan to offer it again when we re-open. There are smart TVs in each suite, and guests can watch Netflix and Prime Video.
Henry and I haven't hosted anyone this year...... but thinking about questions guests would ask vs. points made in the reviews after a stay, I think it comes down to:
Our coffee machine
Location (central residential neighborhood with good public transportation access)
Level of privacy guests can expect despite our listing being a private room in the hosts' main residence along with the fact that Henry and I are both able and willing to assist when guests need help or advice.
For anyone who has done their homework about visiting Korea, they will know that good wifi availability and relatively fast up/download speeds is sort of assumed nationwide and considered to be basic (like hot water and electricity).
What lucky guests, getting to sample Henry's cooking @Jessica-and-Henry0! 😋
Haha I think coffee and wifi are generally a world-wide necessity it seems.
Do guests comment about privacy after staying, in reviews? I guess this could then encourage new guests to book if this is something that they are seeking too, so it works well for you either way!
Yes a few of my earlier reviews had comments from guests that we were respectful of guest privacy or the room/bath offered privacy, so I sort of guessed that maybe they were nervous about how much privacy they'd have in a shared home environment, even with their own room and bath....... and the fact that the comments made it into the review meant we exceeded expectations 😁