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Vacation Rental Properties: What Makes Something "Bookable"?

We all know the game has changed when it comes to vacation rental properties, and you may be deciding if investing in a property like this is for you. Before deciding if you want to open up your property to potential vacationers, Team Cairncross is happy to share some industry insight on what makes a property particularly “bookable”.

Beach side = Best side

According to the popular travel site TripAdvisor, from Florida to California, and many states in between, the highest reviewed cities for vacations are by the beach. One of their articles on the top 25 places to vacation in the summer is dominated by cities and towns that are beachside, way over half! In fact, only one major metropolis made the cut. When deciding where to purchase a home you can use for vacationers remember, the ocean is always calling.

Vacationers often prefer to hit the coast to enjoy their days off.

Another major plus for a vacation destination city is access to fun things to do, tourist attractions, local restaurants, and a mix of nightlife and nature. We have a sneaking suspicion that’s why San Diego ranked as #14 on TripAdvisor’s list.

Luxury and Comfort

When it comes to choosing a property you would use for a vacation home or rental, it’s important to think about the amenities that make for a special vacation or the ones that make it easy to travel with a family.

When people think of their dream vacation, they often imagine one of two things. Luxury and comfort.

Rooftop gardens and other luxury amenities make a property bookable.

Apartment Therapy pulled together a list of Airbnb’s “Dreamiest” properties for vacation rentals and a few things really stand out. From European dream destinations to California gems, a home that has a nice aesthetic or luxury amenities is desirable. In most cases, square footage and price were less important than the way the property makes guests

One of the qualities that makes something “bookable” weekend after weekend, season after season, is if it feels like home. When a family goes on vacation, they want to know they can take care of things easily and efficiently so they can enjoy their trip. Homes like one of our current listings in Pacific Beach, San Diego that have both a dishwasher and a washer and dryer in unit make it a very desirable option for families looking to get a weekend away.

Information is Key

Making a decision about what property to buy for a vacation rental involves a lot of factors including knowing what the laws and regulations for those properties are. If you have questions or want to learn more about investing in a real estate opportunity, we are here to help. Give Team Cairncross a call or shoot us an email anytime.