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What Makes a Great Vacation Rental on Hilton Head?

3 Nov 2015
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Below are Destination Vacation's Top 10 Characteristics of a Great Vacation Rental on Hilton Head Island:

  1. Condition – A vacation home hosts many guests over the course of a year, which is why regular improvements and updates are necessary to keep up with normal wear and changing trends.
  2. Location – Close to highly desirable views or destinations, such as the beach or Calibogue Sound.
  3. Cleanliness – Professional housekeeping service with regular crews and cleaning schedules is a must.
  4. Personality – Vacation homes are privately-owned homes that take on the personality of each owner in furnishings, artwork and accessories. 
  5. Maintenance – A great vacation rental is proactive with regularly scheduled maintenance of HVAC, lawn, pool, roof, gutters, windows, etc.
  6. Amenities – Private amenities are key, such as swimming pool, hot tub/spa, location with impressive view or beach access, BBQ grill, TV’s in common areas and bedrooms, Wifi, upgraded linens, bath towels, soaps, shampoos and starter packs of detergents, trash bags, etc.
  7. Inventory – A vacation home must be fully stocked with appropriate kitchen utensils and appliances, dishware, glassware, blankets, trash cans and other household necessities.
  8. Cost – A great vacation home will cost less than a comparable hotel or resort once all factors are considered, including but not limited to # of guests the home sleeps, amenities, inventory, cooking-in vs. eating out and customer service.
  9. Damage Protection Plans – Accidents happen and guests should be able to focus on their vacation instead of the lamp that grandpa accidentally bumped over, which is why a great vacation rental will have a program in place to cover accidents that are reported by the guest.
  10. Management/Customer Service – Great customer service is all about being available to the guest from the booking process to departure and making sure the property is appropriately inspected and prepared for each arrival.