Enhance your Vacation Rental Guest Experience

Enhance your Vacation Rental Guest Experience

Small enhancements will make your Jersey Shore rentals feel like a home away from home for your guests.

Are you ready to add that “WOW” factor to your vacation rental? Guest memories are built on the small details that we add to your Jersey Shore rentals. These small enhancements will be sure to bring your guests back year after year, as well as ensure raving 5-star reviews.

The First Impression
Leaving a lasting first impression from the moment guests walk in our front door is very important. Your first impression is their introduction to our NJ Shore vacation rental.

Make it memorable with our suggestions below:

Create a Personalized Welcome Sign
Personalize their experience with a “Welcome to the NJ Shore Family Name” sign that is presented on the kitchen counter or other prominent location.

Create a Welcome Binder
Utilize a ShoreSummerRentals.com Add-On and create a welcome binder for your guests with our Canva template. Your welcome binder will ensure that you are both on the same page with the house rules, emergency information, cable and wi-fi instructions, must-see attractions, popular restaurants, must-do activities, and so much more.

Present a Welcome Basket
A basket filled with your favorite NJ Shore items to welcome your guests after their long travel day will surely make a memorable impression. Fill your basket with local goodies that will make your guests eager to explore the NJ Shore and support more of our local businesses.

Examples of welcome basket items:

  • Salt water taffy and/or rich creamy fudge from your favorite NJ Shore candy store
  • Coffee from a local roaster
  • Bottle of wine from a local winery
  • Six pack of beer from a local brewery
  • Amusement pier tickets and/or gift card to a local restaurant
  • Post card or magnet of your town to help them remember their stay


Family or pet friendly rental? Make the kids feel welcome too!
Is your rental family and/or pet friendly? Make your guests of all ages feel welcome with small gestures that cater to your younger or furrier guests too. For example, include beach toys to excite the kids or include dog treats in the welcome basket of guests who are bringing a pets.

Create a Relaxing and Welcoming Space in Every Room
Make sure each room is ready for your guests to unwind and relax. Always make sure you offer freshly cleaned comforters, pillows, and blankets in every bedroom.

Once you’ve blown them away with a great first impression, it’s time to make sure all bedrooms and restrooms are filled with noteworthy hospitality. Each room should be a welcoming space for them to relax and unwind from their travels or busy day enjoying the NJ Shore. Elevate your essential items to make each guest experience a memorable one:

  • Always be sure your mattress pads, comforters and pillows are fresh and clean.
  • Include clean blankets in the closet of each bedroom.
  • Include clean blankets in the living room for those cozy nights.
  • Providing bedside charging stations in every room us is a nice touch.
  • All bathrooms should have a space or drawers for guest’s toiletries.


Prepare your Guests for Fun in the Sun
Equip your New Jersey Shore vacation rental with beach caddy, beach chairs, beach toys, buggy boards, and a beach umbrella or two for an unforgettable beach day.

Decorate Your Vacation Rental with Coastal Shore Charm
The small details of your short-term rental will leave a lasting positive impression on your guest’s vacation experience. A decorative sign, a blanket from a local boutique, candles that smell like the NJ Shore, and an intentionally decorated space inspired by the NJ Shore will leave a lasting impression.

Practical Saves the Day
It is always a nice touch to get your guests started with basic necessities. This will give them time to unpack and recharge before having to hit the supermarket. Also, be sure your vacation rental is equipped with must haves and cleaning supplies to make for a stress free vacation.

Nice touch suggestions would be:

  • A few Tide pods
  • A few fabric softener dryer sheets
  • A few dishwasher pods
  • A few trash bags
  • One fresh kitchen sponge
  • One small dish soap by kitchen sink
  • One mall hand soap by kitchen sink
  • A small hand soap for all bathrooms
  • A roll or two of toilet tissue for al bathrooms
  • A roll of two of paper towels


Must Haves:

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron or Steamer
  • Ironing Board
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Closet Hangers
  • Small tool box
  • Extra light bulbs


Cleaning Supplies:

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Wet mop or floor steamer
  • Windex
  • Kitchen cleaner
  • Furniture polish
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Kitchen dish towels
  • Cleaning rags


Ready to create your ultimate guest experience? Be the first to check-in to your upgraded space and treat yourself as if you were a guest! Tailor items the exact way you would want if you were vacationing at the NJ Shore for the first time. Pay close attention to your guest’s feedback and adjust your rental experience accordingly. You’ll fine tune a memorable vacation in no time!

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