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Guide to Outfitting Your Short-Term Vacation Rental

Congratulations, you bought a vacation property! One you hope to use throughout the year, but you also want to get some rental income when you’re not using it, right? Because why not let someone else pay for your investment? The property you purchased may already be furnished, but if it’s new to the rental market you’ll want to outfit it with all the things that you and your renters will need during their stay.

A friend of ours, and first-time vacation rental purchaser, was wondering what what they might need for their own villa. This list is the result of their online poll. Followers chimed in with what they thought would make for a full-functioning, hospitable vacation stay. We hope you find it helpful, too!

Must-Haves in Your Vacation Rental:

For Having Fun

  • Board games
  • 2 decks of cards
  • Books
  • Wifi
  • Flat screen TV
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach toys
  • Bikes

Kitchen Items

  • Cutting boards
  • Knives
  • Silverware
  • Dishware/drinking glasses
  • Cookie sheets
  • Casserole dishes
  • Blender
  • Strainer
  • Can opener
  • Large stock pot
  • Basic spices
  • Food storage containers (Tupperware)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Plastic baggies
  • Wine opener
  • Coffee maker
  • Portable highchair

Cleaning Supplies

  • Dish detergent/soap
  • Hand soap
  • Laundry detergent
  • Broom/vacuum/Swiffer
  • Garbage bags
  • Paper towels

Basic Toiletries

  • Toilet paper
  • Bar soap
  • Hair dryer


  • Grill
  • Pack ‘n Play
  • Inflatable mattress
  • First aid kit
  • Iron/Ironing board

Download the full list

Have additional ideas? Let us know! We’d love to add them to our list.


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