How to Attract Last-Minute Summer Vacation Rental Guests

Posted by Team Donovan on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 9:49am.

Vacation rental homeowners accommodate the most guests during the summer season. But renters often travel in the later months to avoid the summer rush or get a lower rate on their vacation rental.

Vacation homes in Kissimmee are the ideal choice for summer travelers. Homeowners can take advantage of last-minute summer vacation guests using the steps outlined below.

Update Your Listing for Summer Renters 

Revising your vacation rental listing is an easy way to attract last-minute summer guests. 

Adding photos that highlight your home’s summer-friendly features increases its visibility and the number of guests who book a visit.

You can update your listing’s title and description to draw more summer travelers. The features that appeal to these guests include: 

  • Outdoor patios
  • Swimming pools
  • Window views
  • Air Conditioning
  • Child-friendly play areas
  • Barbecue grills 

Surrounding attractions such as theme parks, restaurants that offer outdoor or rooftop seating, farmers markets, and others help to create a more enticing listing for your vacation rental home. 

Highlight Local Summer Events 

Kissimmee and Orlando have plenty of summer events that draw visitors from all over the world. Highlighting them in your listing increases the number of guests you attract to your vacation home. 

Local events are one of the reasons that visitors choose rental homes in Kissimmee and the Orlando area. They can easily access festivals, concerts, and other summer events at a lower cost when compared to expensive hotels and resorts.

ICON Orlando gives travelers a chance to enjoy the largest observation wheel to be found on the east coast. They can view and learn about local landmarks through an interactive one-of-a-kind experience. 

LEGOLAND Florida, another popular local attraction, features the Great LEGO Race and the Brick Builders Live Show performed on the LEGO City Stage. 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween PartyDisney World visitors can get into the Halloween season early with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which starts in August. 

The event features trick-or-treating, Halloween entertainment, and the characters that have made Disney World a renowned travel destination. 

Make the Most of Between-Rental Vacancies 

The time between bookings doesn’t always meet your minimum requirement. This prevents would-be guests from staying at your home during these “orphan” nights. 

But you can attract more guests by letting them book nights that would otherwise be left vacant. You generate additional revenue while accommodating guests who schedule last-minute summer trips. 

You can reduce the rate for booked guests who may be willing to extend their stay into those orphan nights, giving them a longer stay at a reduced cost. 

Take time to review your calendar on Airbnb and the other rental platforms you use. Updates help you achieve higher rankings in search results and lead to more bookings in the later summer months. 

Travelers looking for vacation homes in Kissimmee often make last-minute summer bookings. You can draw more of these guests and generate additional revenue from your home with a few simple steps. 

Team Donovan helps home investors buy and sell Kissimmee and Orlando holiday homes in the world-famous theme park area. 

We work with homeowners from around the world, and we can help you find the perfect vacation rental home so you get the most out of your real estate investment.  Contact us today for a free consultation at 407-705-2616