What Makes a Great Vacation Home Rental

WHAT MAKES A GREAT VACATION HOME RENTAL?

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE YOU BUY AND FURNISH YOUR VACATION HOME RENTAL.

Having Destination Big Bear involved in the buying and furnishing process will help guide you in determining maximum return on your investment.

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LOCATION, AMENITIES, STYLISH DÉCOR AND OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES ARE KEY FACTORS

  • Location is an important consideration: neighborhood, proximity to neighbors, view, privacy.
  • Desirable amenities that guests are looking for will help increase your booking numbers, encourage guests to return and stimulate guest referrals. Hot tubs are the #1 requested amenity.
  • Stylish, cabin themed décor, comfortable mattresses and game tables will make your home memorable. Pool tables are the #1 requested game table. Foosball and shuffleboard are great space saving options.
  • Outdoor living spaces, barbecue areas, decks, patios and ample outdoor seating lend to the vacation experience guests are looking for.

 

HOW MUCH RENTAL REVENUE CAN I EXPECT?

Revenue can be impacted by climate changes, seasons, amenities and sleeping arrangements. 70% of revenue for most Big Bear cabin rentals is earned from November-March.

Examples of Approximate Gross Rent (before commission)

  • 2 BR: $150/night to $600+/night
  • 3 BR: $250/night to $800+/night
  • 4 BR: $400/night to $1200+/night
  • 5+ BR: $500/night to $1400+/night

 

MINIMUM FURNISHINGS AND MUST HAVES

  • Completely furnished and well stocked kitchen for an enjoyable stay away from home.
  • Comfortable mattresses, master bedroom with king sized beds preferably, minimum queen.
  • Bed coverings and pillows, preferably comforters in warm colors or cabin motif.
  • Television in living room with basic cable. Flat screens are best. Blu-Ray or DVD players are desirable. Internet is a highly recommended.
  • All bedrooms should be used as sleeping rooms and equipped with nightstands and lamps.
  • Dining room table and chairs to accommodate maximum occupancy.
  • Hot tubs and pool tables are highly desirable amenities.
  • A full list of minimum furnishings is available for your review HERE

 

Destination Big Bear is the premier vacation rental management company in Big Bear Lake.

  • Accurate and honest revenue projections
  • Lowest management percentage on the mountain
  • No management fee for homeowner bookings
  • Proven marketing strategies and superior technology skills on staff
  • Towels and linens provided

 

Ready to move forward or have more questions?  Give us a call at (909) 752-0234 or by email at info@destinationbigbear.com