Whilst the past year has been very quiet on the holiday front, many are hopeful that they will be able to explore the world again later this year and make up for the holidays that they lost in 2020. If you own a holiday villa to rent, then this is undoubtedly good news for you and it is likely that you will be flooded with bookings for the latter end of this year and the beginning of next, so you definitely need to be prepared.
This unusual period of time where your holiday rental is empty is the perfect time to give it a little refurb so that it’s ready for when travel is allowed again. Of course, as you may expect, refurbishing a luxury villa is slightly different from refurbishing your home and it is important to ensure that you’re making your villa as appealing as possible to potential guests. So, to help anyone that owns a holiday villa to rent, below are some helpful refurbishment tips.
Repaint with calming neutral colours
It isn’t uncommon for those who own a holiday rental, whether this is a holiday home or a holiday apartment, to not update the interior decor very frequently and you might not have done this since you first started renting out your property. So, now is the time to give every room a fresh lick of paint.
Put together a beautiful neutral colour pallet that can run throughout the whole villa, shades like stone, beige and cream tend to be a popular choice. This will provide you with the perfect blank canvas for any accessories and soft furnishing that you have, and it will also help to bounce natural light around your villa, making it feel bright, spacious and airy.
Upgrade the furniture in communal areas
One of the main reasons why holidaymakers choose to rent a villa rather than book a hotel room is because they will have the whole property to themselves. Whilst they can still get some peace and quiet in their bedroom, guests enjoy the fact that they can easily socialise with friends and family in communal areas.
For his reason, you might want to upgrade the furniture in your kitchen and/or living room. Something as simple as investing in bar stools for your kitchen island and getting a bigger sofa for your living space can instantly improve these areas. Our top tip is to always make sure that you have enough seats in communal areas for the number of people your villa is able to sleep.
Make the most of your swimming pool
If you’re lucky enough to have a private pool at your holiday villa, this is a huge selling point, so make sure that you’re making the most of this outdoor area. For example, you may want to invest in new sunbeds for your guests to use or install a pergola to make the space around your swimming pool more inviting.
Even if you don’t have a private pool, you can still make the most of any outdoor areas at your holiday villa. Whether you have a large terrace or a garden area, you might want to purchase some new furniture like a dining set, for example, so that guests can enjoy meals outside. These small things can make a big difference to a holiday.
Consider adding some luxury extras
The private holiday rental market is undeniably competitive and it can be difficult to make your holiday villa stand out from all of the other holiday villas to rent. To make sure you’re not overlooked this year, think about your unique selling points and if you don’t really have any, now is the time to add some luxury extras.
Why not install air conditioning throughout your villa, this is something that many look for, or you could even add some little things like a wine fridge in the kitchen, for example. If you’re wanting to go all out, why not install something like an outside bar next to your private pool, you can guarantee this will go down well.
Transforming your holiday villa
All in all, it is fair to say that as the owner of a villa, you will want to ensure that all of your guests have a perfect holiday and there is no denying that the decor and furnishings of your villa will play a role in this. Hopefully, if you’re wanting to give your holiday villa some TLC this year before the expected rush at the end of 2021, the tips above will be beneficial to you and you can ensure that your villa offers everything your guests may want.
Of course, to prevent your holiday villa being overlooked when people are booking their accommodation, it is important to ensure that you’re advertising on a holiday rental website. Thankfully, that’s exactly what we are here at Rental Cloud and we will gladly assist you further in this regard. You can find out more about how we work over on our site, but if you’d like to speak to a member of our friendly team about villa rentals in more detail, don’t hesitate to contact us today.