If you’ve considered offering welcome baskets at your vacation home but don’t know where to begin, we have compiled a variety of great ideas to delight your renters. Because you are simply offering something extra, your guests will appreciate your gift no matter the price point.

It might be worth your while to spend some time putting together a unique welcome package for your guests to help encourage referrals and repeat renters.

Here are some of the ideas we have implemented over the years – we hope they inspire you:

Easy-to-Stock Gifts

Your first instinct, no matter where you live or where your home is, might be to leave a bottle of wine for your guests. Many owners, especially in popular wine-producing regions, choose to go this route for ease and simplicity, and let’s face it — they have almost-universal appeal! There are a number of online retailers (like Wine.com) who offer reasonably priced bottles and will deliver.

A morning beverage basket is also a popular choice and includes items that won’t spoil quickly. You can create baskets with coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, and maybe even a mug featuring an attraction from your area. Local teas or coffee would be an especially nice touch.

A snack basket is another option if you use items like popcorn or nuts. You can even set out a bowl of shelled nuts with a nutcracker because it will last longer than most food.

Chocolates will also last a reasonable amount of time, and placing them on guests’ pillows will add an upscale feel.

Fresh Treats

If you are able to be at your home before each set of guests arrives, you can go the extra mile by providing fresh fruit, cheese, or flowers. Vacationers always appreciate local fare, so providing something authentic from your home’s location is a special touch.

If you are really keen on the idea of fresh items for your guests but you can’t get to your home between every renter, just let us know and we can help. You could also purchase pre-made gift baskets and have them delivered to your housekeeper or directly to your vacation home.

With a little bit of prep work, you can create a special welcome package for each of your guests. Whatever route you choose, your renters are sure to appreciate your generosity and effort.

Through hundreds of hosts and thousands of nights, MyVRHost has become a preferred partner for vacation and short-term rental management. How do we do it? We maximize your income by hosting great guests, remove the headaches associated with renting out your home, and combine high-touch customer service with the most advanced technology and pricing algorithms. Simply put, enjoy your life and let guests enjoy your home. 

One thought on “The Perfect Vacation Rental Welcome Basket

  1. Priya says:

    The whole idea behind the welcome bag is to make your guests’ stay more comfortable. Keep them from raiding the minibar! Fill their bags with sweet and savory snacks that will tide them over if they arrive after dinner or if they have a late-night hankering post wedding dance party.

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