3 Tips For Making Your Vacation Home An Ideal Winter Destination

Justin Ross

If you own a vacation home that you like to rent out, the best way to make money off of it all year long is by making sure that it appeals to winter vacationers as well. Here are a few things you should do to ensure that your vacation home is an ideal winter destination for vacationers.

#1 Have A Reliable Source Of Heat

The first thing you need to do is make sure that your vacation home has a reliable source of heat. No one wants to go on a vacation only to freeze in the house that they are renting. If you don't have a central heating system, look into having a contractor install one. A central heating system will ensure that your vacation home is easy for renters to warm up.

#2 Create The Right Ambiance 

Since you are trying to appeal to winter vacationers, you should also make sure that you have heating sources that lend to the ambiance of your home. When people think about going on a winter vacation, they often picture themselves sitting in front of a crackling fireplace.

In order to get this effect, you can install an actual fireplace. If you go this route, you will need to make sure that you keep your vacation home stocked with firewood for your guests. An easier way to go is to have your contractor install either electric or gas fireplaces in your vacation home. These should be easier for your guests to use while still creating the desired winter ambiance. 

#3 Provide Some In-House Fun

Winter vacationers are not always trying to be on the go. Many want to rent a location where they an have some in-house fun.

A great addition to your vacation home is a hot tub. Even when it is freezing and snowy outside, people like to sit and relax in a hot tub. For many people, it is a luxury they can enjoy only while on vacation. See about getting a hot tub installed and arrange for your rental management company to take care of it and treat it with chemicals after each party leaves. 

You should also stock up your vacation home with a game shelf. Make sure that your game shelf provides games for children, mixed aged groups and adults. There are a lot of great board games out there that cater to different age groups. 

If your vacation home is located near snow, keep sleds, tubes and winter fun toys in your garage for your guests to use.

If you want to turn your vacation rental home into a destination that is used year round, you'll need to work with a contractor to update the heating so that it is both functional and beautiful. You'll also need to find a good rental management company, like Advanced Property Management, that will be able to keep things looking good for each guest and take care of any necessary maintenance.