The Airbnb and short-term rental market in Cape Town is certainly saturated, but this doesn't mean you can't still have a very successful listing in 2019 that provides far higher returns than that of a long term tenant. However, in saying that, this will only be the case if you are serious about it and make a concerted effort to stand out from your competitors!
It is NOT ENOUGH to simply supply the absolute basics, with no thought to interior design, amenities, comfort and value that you will be offering your guests.
But for now, let's START with the basics and build from there; below you will find a list of items we recommend every Airbnb listing should provide:
KITCHEN & DINING
Quantity Tip : Enough place settings, dishes and tableware to handle twice the number of your maximum group size, not because twice as many people will show up, but because guests don't want to do dishes after each use. It also means that if you have a dishwasher in your property, guests will likely use it less (only when full) if they have sufficient dishes etc. to use.
NB : Extra bedding and towels should be locked away, so guests don’t use everything and you’re left with no clean linen/towels for your next arrival.
LIVING / DINING ROOM
Lockable closet to store supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, back up linens/towels, firewood, wine, candy, electronics not accessible to guests) – only accessible for owner/manager/cleaners), back up key lock box on the property is always a good idea too.
INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRATION
The Short Term Rental industry is extremely competitive ! How are you going to ensure your listing STANDS OUT from all the rest? The best way to do this is with your decor/interior design
Factors to consider :
The most Wished Listed Airbnb listing in the world
Pinterest Interior Design Board
Most Popular Airbnb Rentals on Instagram
Is there anything else you can think of that we've not listed above? We'd love to hear your thoughts. And if you have any questions on any of the above, feel free to pop a comment below or shoot us a mail: email@example.com
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myUTOPIA is a breath of fresh air in the world of fitness studios. The beautiful, airy studio is situated in Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront, which brims with activity from the shopping centre, the waterfront promenade, and a host of other attractions. The luxury fitness and lifestyle studio is everything one could hope for, combining a 5-star experience and all the extras with yoga, Pilates, Barre and dance workouts. Every aspect of the design and the experience is perfectly planned out with the intention of helping clients effortlessly fit wellness into their busy lives.
1 July – Delheim’s Mushroom Forage
Catch the last of Delheim Estate’s popular Mushroom Forages for the chance to find your very own natural magic and discover a mouth-watering addition to your next meal. Don’t worry if you’re not an experienced forager – the experts at these fun(gi) excursions will teach you how to identify, forage and clean your very own, hand-picked mushrooms. After your trip through the estate’s lush pine forest, enjoy a three-course meal with wine pairings prepared by Chef Bruce von Pressentin showcasing these flavoursome marvels. Participation is limited. Tickets cost R695 per person and are available on Computicket.
1-4 June – Wacky Wine Weekend - Robertson Wine Valley
The Robertson Wine Valley’s fourteenth annual Wacky Wine Weekend showcases more than 40 wine and tourism vendors in this popular family-friendly event. Warm up with your loved ones and enjoy award-winning wines, live music, outdoor sports, arts & craft stalls, with delectable food options and other exciting activities. Whether you’re a fun-seeker, novice or wine connoisseur, there is something for everyone at Wacky Wine Weekend! Tickets are available through WebTickets and cost R150 per person.
May – Mediterranean Taster Platters at Gabriëlskloof
Savour the last of summer with Gabriëlskloof Estate’s light and fresh Mediterranean taster platters, paired with premier wines. These new tapas-style tasters are best enjoyed on the veranda, overlooking the estate’s tapestry landscape, allowing you to delight in delectable Mediterranean cuisine with the idyllic scenery of olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I’m coming to Cape Town but want to see as much of South Africa as possible during short our time there”. This is something that we often hear, you might think it’s impossible, but it’s not that hard. If you take a drive along the Garden Route from Cape Town, you’ll come across the winelands, long beautiful beaches, mountains, vast forests, whales breaching in the ocean, and you can even stop along the way for a quick Big 5 safari.
As summer is slowly coming to a close, we embrace the changes of the seasons and hopeful welcoming some much needed rain to the Western Cape very soon. But although things may be 'winding down' from our festive summer season, we still have lots of exciting things happening in and around the Mother city this April, so read on if you're like us and like to be kept in the loop ;)
1 March - The Royal Opening of The Silo Hotel
We have been anticipating the opening of this unique and exciting hotel for quite some time, the brand new Silo Hotel, part of the Royal Portfolio, is set to open it's doors to the public on the 1st March 2017. With just 28 rooms, hand designed by the own, Liz Biden herself, this is sure to be a luxury experience like no other in the Mother City. The Silo boasts a luxurious, modern vibe, as well as the perfect location in the V&A Waterfront. To read more about this exciting property or to enquire for your upcoming trip to Cape Town click HERE.
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