What makes a great holiday home?

What makes a great holiday home?

The popularity of holiday homes has grown exponentially over the past few years as families and groups of friends travel together and look to fully immerse themselves in the local culture. There are a few key features that guests look for more than others when booking a holiday home and can make a property stand out against the rest.

Read on to discover the top features that our guests request for their Queenstown holiday:


Views, views, views!

In a place like Queenstown, guests come to see the unmatched natural beauty and scenery so if your property has amazing lake and mountain views, chances are it will be a popular holiday rental. We recommend providing seating and outdoor furniture in areas with a view so guests can sit back, relax and soak it all in.


Added luxury of a private spa pool

After a busy day on the slopes or out on the hiking trails, guests love being able to relax in a private spa pool to ease away their aches and pains. Our spa pools are all serviced prior to guest stays so you can rest assured it will be clean, hot and ready for you upon your arrival.

Spa pools are one of the most requested features by our guests and properties which have them can command a higher nightly rate and tend to have higher occupancy levels than those without.


Tastefully furnished

Give your property some personality and make it stand out to potential guests with tasteful furnishings and decor. Think colorful but elegant cushions and throws, statement artwork and some decorative interior items. All of these make a property less hotel room, more home and guests always appreciate the extra touches. Your property will also look much more enticing to would be bookers in the professional photos.


Added extras

Guests love little extras such as books and boardgames, especially families. Switch your devices off for a night and enjoy a few laughs around a game of Monopoly instead.


Fully equipped kitchen

One of the key reasons many guests book a holiday home is to be able to experience a home away from home and to be able to enjoy home cooked meals. Ensuring your holiday home is fully equipped with good quality pots and pans, utensils and cooking dishes/platters will allow your guests to make the most of your property. Extra appliances like a smoothie maker, rice cooker or slow cooker are all appreciated. And don’t forget the Nespresso machine! We get guests asking all the time if the property they have booked has a coffee machine so ensure you supply an easy-to-use machine.


WIFI and Smart TVs

Everyone needs to remain connected, even while on holiday. All properties must have a good WIFI connection that is available throughout the house. Guests also expect smart TVs where they can stream their favorite shows and movies on apps such as Neon and Netflix.


Get in touch with our team today to book your next Queenstown adventure.

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