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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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