What should you put in your holiday rental? Here we have an overview of the types of items that should be considering when setting up your holiday rental.


The number of beds you have available will determine how many people your property can sleep and feeds into everything from how many dining room seats you will need to how many wine glasses you will need. Things to consider when deciding on how many beds to have are:

  • How many bathrooms do you have? You probably don't want to provide sleeping for 10 people when you only have 1 toilet and bathroom.
  • The size of the bedrooms.
  • The size of the house - is the house big enough for two families?

Bunks can be a good option to increase the sleeping capacity of a house.

Bedrooms should have adequate storage for clothing and have blinds that are in good condition.

The Kitchen

A kitchen should have everything your guest needs to make their stay comfortable. The items in the following list should be included as a bare minimum:

  • Fridge & freezer
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Cookware
  • Enough crockery, cutlery and glassware for the number of guests you can accommodate.
  • Cooking utensils
  • A bin

Living areas

The living areas need to be functional as well as comfortable. There needs to be a table and chairs for eating at and a lounge area with TV for relaxing. The furniture should be clean and in good condition. All too often we hear horror stories of people being bitten by insects coming out of couches!

The Laundry

As with the kitchen, the laundry should contain everything that your guests need to make their stay comfortable. A dryer is optional if you have a clothes line although I would recommend including a clothes airer if you opt not to have a dryer. In the laundry you should have:

  • Washing machine (with instructions if it is not straight forward to use)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing basket
  • Pegs (if you have a clothes line)



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