If you’ve been following me, you know that my hubby & I have two Airbnb vacation rental homes. We have worked very hard to create welcoming homes for our guests to relax in, both inside and outside. On this blog I want to focus on how we set up our Airbnb kitchens!
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Great Kitchens for Airbnb’s
You may be asking what’s the big deal about a kitchen! Well, for starters, you are basically going from scratch to supplying all the items needed! What exactly though IS needed? Well, let’s take a walk around our new Modern Farmhouse Kitchen and see!
First, we have full sized appliances. Now most of the time, our guests aren’t here to cook gourmet meals. In fact, many of them don’t cook at all. But for those guests who have big families (our Farmhouse sleeps 8 guests), they will usually fix breakfast, and sometimes dinner. Most of the time they are gone during the day, so they eat lunch out. But regardless, we have full size refrigerators, stoves, microwaves and dishwashers at both of our houses. After all, who wants to do dishes on a vacation!!
Next important item in my opinion (and I’m sure yours too!) is the coffee machine! At our first property we went with the Keurig machine. But after many guests asking if we have a regular coffee maker too, we decided to go with that in our Farmhouse. When our Keurig machine finally dies at the other property, we will replace it with a regular coffee maker as well. Along with the coffee maker, we also supply not only the coffee (K cups for the Keurig & ground coffee in an air tight container, along with filters for the Farmhouse), but we also have a supply of sweetener packets, individual creamer pods and a container of real sugar! I also like to add a bottle of a flavored coffee sweetener, as I myself like some flavor in my morning cup of Joe!
We also leave a supply of dishwasher detergent pods, dish towels and dishwashing liquid of course, as well as an extra roll of paper towels & kitchen garbage bags under the sink! Since most of our guests are only staying two nights, we feel this is enough of a supply of the items for them to use without needing to buy once here or bring with them.
Let’s now move on to the other items on the counter! We like to provide a toaster (remembering breakfast is one of the main meals our guests actually fix while here),a tea kettle and a blender (for those morning smoothies or evening milkshakes!) We also have in the cupboards both a large and small sauce pan and a large skillet, all with lids. In addition to these items, we have a pizza pan, baking sheet, casserole dish, hand mixer, cutting board, measuring cup, measuring spoons, cutlery, can opener, wine bottle opener, various sizes of mixing bowls, a two quart pitcher and of course all the dishes, bowls, mugs, glasses and utensils, both for eating with and serving.
We also supply water bottles in the fridge for our guests arrival, as this is something we are always wanting when we travel and first arrive at our destination! In addition to this, we like to have a little welcoming snack, something we pick up from our local bakery. This is presented beautifully under our glass cake dome stand. And we also supply microwavable oatmeal packets for breakfasts, for those that don’t want to actually cook anything. This is a quick and easy morning meal.
So as you can see from this list, we have tried to think of everything one might need while traveling. I’m sure this list will be added to and occasionally we get requests from guests for certain items that we indeed think is needed as well.
So if you’re thinking of opening up a vacation rental home yourself, start making a list of all these things and then add to them as you feel needed. Be sure to pop me a message, as I love chatting all things “vacation rental” and would be happy to give any advice or take yours for that fact!! And Thanks So Much for stopping by today! Don’t forget to follow along with me on Instagram and Facebook, so you don’t miss any of my thoughts and ideas! Just click on the icons to be taken to my page!