Setting up a mobile home for short term rental purposes is a great venue for an extra source of income. Whether it’s something you’re all set to tackle or you’re still missing key pieces, today’s article is for you.
We’ll help you create a vibrant and welcoming mobile home rental.
You’ve heard the saying, “It’s not the steak, it’s the sizzle.”
In short, you’re going to learn how to make that mobile home rental sizzle.
What’s a short-term rental property?
Short-term rental properties are not new. But it seems that we’ve seen an influx of people sharing part of their home or an extra home on their property with the advent of sites like Airbnb.
Rather than stay at a hotel, folks may prefer to stay at a small cabin or home (like a mobile home!) It gives them all the amenities that come with a typical home. Additionally, there’s a closer sense of connection with the landlords when you’re not renting from a hotel chain.
Service is personalized. In some cases, a short-term rental property is only partially a short-term rental property. For example, someone may only rent out the back bedroom, treating their own home like a bed and breakfast set up.
In such a venue, there is a world of possibility.
The potential is there
Mobile home property owners have not allowed the short term rental trend to go unnoticed. There’s a market for people who are looking for a turnkey home as a temporary living arrangement. That’s where a short term rental arrangement steps up to the plate.
So it’s great that you’re toying around with the idea in your head.
Let’s look at some ways to make your potential mobile home rental shine.
How to create a vibrant and welcoming mobile home rental
To begin with, understand that creating a vibrant and welcoming mobile home rental means going beyond the basics. And it means not forgetting the basics.
Really, one could say the basics are the foundation this welcoming aesthetic sits upon.
Now, what do we mean by the basics? Well, everyday necessities. Clean towels, cleaning supplies, a coffee maker, a microwave, a plunger, etc.
Think about those everyday things you keep in your home and how important they are to keeping a sense of normalcy.
That’s precisely what you want in your mobile home. Sure it’s a short term rental, but it’s still home to someone else. Even if only for a few days. Give tenants the experience of having a home away from home.
Air out the place
Ever stayed at a hotel where the ambiance is stuffy? Before you have people stay, give the mobile home a good airing out. Prop open the windows for air flow. Get fresh sheets on the bed if they haven’t been changed in a good while.
Maybe you can get your favorite candle going or some odor destroying essential oil into a diffuser.
To be sure, you want that mobile home smelling clean and fresh.
Go above and beyond
In taking care of your guests, one of the best things you can do is go above and beyond for them. If they ask you for an iron and ironing board but there is none, go out and buy one. It’s an investment, and it will be used by future guests.
And best of all? Your guests will be pleased and impressed by the care you take in their needs.
Additionally, you could do things such as have fresh coffee made up for them each morning or ensure the paper is delivered to their doorstep.
Maybe a fresh bouquet of flowers could be waiting for them when they begin their stay.
Provide area information
Another helpful way to welcome people to your mobile home rental is to provide readily accessible information on the area. From shopping and fuel to area attractions, cover it all. They’ll appreciate having information pulled together by a local. Be sure to include addresses and phone numbers for these places.
Leave it by your rental’s guestbook. Or combine this information into your rental’s guestbook.
Personally welcome your guests
Be present and cheerful when your guests arrive. Give them a brief rundown on the place. A friendly face is invaluable but restrain yourself from becoming a chatty Cathy. In the eyes of your guest, it may have been a long day of travel. They may be exhausted. Be sensitive to that as you welcome them to the mobile home rental.
Don’t put the cart before the horse — fix it up before listing it
If you’re needing to fix up that mobile home before welcoming the world, that’s OK. Taking the time to fix up things, like the small bathroom, will make the rental experience all the more appreciative to guests.