Important kitchen amenities to make your Mission Viejo vacation rental property stand out

In our last blog post, we discussed some amenities that can help differentiate your property from others in the area. Generally speaking, it’s often the amenities a property contains that make it desirable to guests. In this blog post, we are going to cover some amenities in the kitchen and go over the reasons why they are important to guests.

It goes without saying that when people are considering vacation rentals, one of the rooms they put a lot of stock in is the kitchen. Guests routinely rate kitchens very low if there is not adequate equipment and space available. Below are some of the kitchen amenities that any well-stocked property should be sure to have.

Utensils and Small Kitchen Appliances

Silverware – It is absolutely essential to have enough forks, knives, and spoons so that each potential guest at your property has their own set. A good rule of thumb is to have at least four more complete sets of silverware than the number of people the property sleeps. If your property is advertised as having 8 beds, you should have at least 12 complete sets of silverware. It also isn’t a bad idea to have some disposable plastic silverware in the kitchen just in case your guests head out after breakfast and forget to turn on the dishwasher.

Knives – A lot of guests like to cookout on the grill when they are staying at a vacation property. It’s important to have a good set of steak knives in addition to the knives that come with a traditional table setting available for your guests. A solid set of kitchen knives should be readily available as well so that any chopping or carving needs can be easily taken care of while preparing meals. It’s also important to have tongs and spatulas out by the grill for use when grilling.

Other Important Accessories – Crockpots, food processors, blenders, rice cookers, and air fryers are all very useful appliances to have at your guests’ disposal. A coffee maker, filters, and coffee on hand are also expected. You should have bottle openers and corkscrews available, along with a full set of pots and pans, serving platters, and storage containers for any leftovers your guests may have. A meat thermometer is also a must. Take some time and look around your kitchen at home. If there is something that would be hard to not have around, make sure that all of those things are available for your guests in your Mission Viejo vacation rental.

Cleaning Supplies

Most short-term rental contracts state that some form of clean-up is absolutely mandatory prior to guest check out. Additionally, most guests want to keep their food preparation areas clean, along with washing dishes and pots and pans. You should be sure to have dishwasher detergent, dish soap, dish towels, a dish drying rack, sponges, and rags readily available. Be sure to have a good supply of garbage bags for their use as well.

Extra Credit

If you really want to make an outstanding impression, try having a few complimentary items stocked up for your guests. By spending a little bit of money, you can create a lasting impression. Imagine checking into a vacation rental, and opening the refrigerator to find some water bottles, cans of soda, and bottles of juice inside. Continental breakfast-type items like muffins or doughnuts can also be a big hit.

Remember that one of the best ways to book more days at your property is to earn repeat business and referrals from your guests. They say that sometimes the way to the heart is through the stomach. If your guests eat well and enjoy their food preparation and consumption while they are at your place, the odds are much greater they will remember your Mission Viejo vacation rental and their time there fondly.