Investing in Tech Amenities for your Vacation Rental

In the constantly evolving world of vacation rentals, it is important to be able to stand out by creating a high level of comfort and convenience for your guests. Vacation rental guests in 2017 expect an experience that goes well beyond the level provided by most hotels. To provide this experience it is important to look objectively at the amenities of your vacation rental and determine the weak points of the experience you are providing guests. While many guests tend to choose vacation rentals for reasons such as pets, children, and privacy; many guest’s decisions will ride solely on the convenience and security provided by home automation systems.


Keyless Entry

Keyless entry systems for vacation rentals are essentially a must have these days. This amenity provides convenience for guests, staff and owners of vacation rentals alike. If you have ever spent time waiting for an owner to drop off a key, or had to drop keys off yourself you will know first hand that the time adds up. When on vacation with the family one of the last things you want to be doing is waiting around for keys to your vacation rental. Once you have the keys, you now have the responsibility to keep track of them, and if you’re anything like me, keeping track of one set of keys provides enough stress.



Automating the thermostat in your vacation rental may seem like a small update, but for vacation rentals in areas that experience extreme temperatures this is a piece of technology you should be considering. Much like keyless entry, automating your thermostat  will save you time, but more importantly it will save you money by reducing time spent needlessly heating and cooling the vacation rental.


Garage Door

One amenity that is often overlooked is garage door entry. Having the ability to open and close the garage door from your mobile phone is a detail that can streamline entry and improve security in your vacation rental. Much like the keyless entry, syncing the garage door with your guest’s mobile phone removes the need for a remote, another item your guests will need to keep track of while staying at your vacation rental.


While these amenities may seem like small details, together they add up to a lot needless of time, effort and cost for you as well as your guest. Streamlining these aspects of your vacation rental makes for a more convenient and comfortable stay as well as cost effect management. In the long run automation leads to more rentals and higher ROI on your vacation rental investment.