How To Prepare Your Vacation Rental Property For Holiday Guests

It’s that time of year when your vacation rental properties are most likely booked up with guests trying to escape the cold weather. Dazzling your guests for the holiday season shows you go the extra mile and care about them and their comfort, which ensures they will return each year for the holidays.

Here are a few ways to prepare your vacation rental and maximize your vacation bookings.

Don’t Skip The Basics

While the holiday season tends to be busy for vacation rentals, cover the basics by scheduling specialists to look at your mechanical systems and ensure everything is in working order. Nothing is worse than having guests at your property when the A/C or furnace goes out, and it could have been avoided if someone looked at it before. If you provide towels and bath necessities, make sure to have everything stocked and ready to go for guests so it’s one less thing they have to ask about during their visit. 

Welcome Them With A Gift

Guests want to feel like they’re important and not just another number. Celebrating the season of giving with a holiday gift is just one extra thing you can do to show you’re grateful for their booking with you. Think about having a plate of holiday cookies waiting for them upon their arrival or working with nearby restaurants and businesses to offer discounts to your guests.

Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Decorating for the holidays can make your vacation rental feel like a home away from home for your guests. It also makes your rental feel more inviting and warm and can help them get into the holiday spirit. Adding simple touches like throw pillows, lights, garlands, or a Christmas tree can go a long way and make your rental more festive. 

Prepare A Local Holiday Guide

Guests who have never been to your vacation rental before might not know what there is to do nearby. Providing them with a local holiday guide of festive boutiques, restaurants, and more, can help them finish up some last-minute holiday shopping and live like the locals. 


Utilizing these tips to prepare your vacation rental during the holiday season will go a long way with your guests and make their stay merry and bright. If you have any questions about vacation rental properties, reach out to us! We would love to provide our expertise and help in any way we can! 

Fall Home Improvement Projects To Tackle Before The Holidays

The true start of fall in Williamson County is a clear signal to homeowners that it may be time to tackle that ever-growing list of home improvement projects before the holidays officially roll around. Fall also means more downtime for homeowners. The long-lasting Texas heat begins to dissipate, and cozying up inside with a cup of hot tea sounds better and better. Before the season is over, take a look at some of these easy home improvement projects that’ll keep your home in pristine condition for the holidays.

Put That Leaf Blower To Work

A muddy entryway is the last thing you want your holiday guests to see. To combat this, as the season grows colder, grab your leaf blower and clean any debris from your porch, driveway, and patio. This will keep your home clean in the future and brighten up your entire property!

Organize Your Book Collection

Let’s be honest – was this one of your new year’s resolutions last year too? With the new year creeping up faster than expected, it would be wise to get ahead of your past resolutions before you start adding even more to the list! Sift through your shelves and make a pile of books to donate, and consider organizing by book height or color to add a modern touch to your home.

Wipe Down Any Lights And Decor

This project is so simple and quick that it may not seem worth completing, but we assure you that you will notice the difference. A clean home is a happy home, so grab those cleaning supplies and a hefty stepladder to dust off every nook and cranny.

Getting a head start on your home maintenance projects before our Texas weather gets too chilly will yield great results, allowing you to properly relax and enjoy the holiday season. If you’re hoping to jump on even more fall home projects, don’t hesitate to reach out!