How to Make Your Vacation Home Stand Out from the Competition

Posted by Team Donovan on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 10:10am.

Orlando is probably one of the top vacation rental home markets in the U.S., if not the world. People come from all over the globe to visit Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and Sea World. With the theme parks offering substantial savings the more days you visit, many families spend at least one week or more when they come here on holiday.

That’s why vacation home rentals are so popular. A private home offers more space, and sometimes just as many amenities as a hotel. And vacation home rentals are more affordable than hotels too.

Since there are so many vacation homes available for short-term rental in Orlando, you may have to get creative in order to make your home stand out from the competition. Here are a few suggestions to ensure that your home is attractive to rental guests.   

Start with a Theme 

One way to stand out from the crowd is to create themed room or two for your vacation home. Since Orlando is the theme park capital of the world, you can use that as your inspiration. Decorate one of your bedrooms in a Harry Potter theme, complete with Hogwarts style décor. Or take inspiration from the movies, such as Star Wars or Spiderman. 

Some homeowners in Orlando go all out with a variety of themed rooms, such as a drive-in movie theater lounge, pirate bedroom and a hidden slide that leads to a dinosaur arcade. 

The good news is that if you invest in several themed bedrooms, you can generally recoup your investment, since you can charge more for these types of homes. And you’ll most likely get repeat business, with renters calling excitedly about booking a stay. 

Keep Kids in Mind 

Most people who rent homes in Orlando bring their children with them. So marketing your home with kids in mind is smart thinking. It doesn’t even have to cost a lot of room to accomplish this goal either. You can easily create a 101 Dalmatians room by painting the walls white and adding black felt spots, along with several Dalmatian stuffed toys. The only limit is to your imagination. 

For more information on how to rent your Orlando vacation home, read this article:

How to Prepare Your Orlando Vacation Home for Guests

If you’re looking for a home to purchase for short-term rental income, Team Donovan can help. We’re experts at working with absentee owners, buyers and sellers. And our team of European and American-born agents means we are able to work effectively with clients worldwide.

Contact Team Donovan today at 407-705-2616 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We look forward to helping you find your dream vacation home in Orlando.