2 sets of silverware and dishes for the number of guests the home will sleep
- Wine Glasses
- Wine Opener
- Coffee Maker Owner’s choice what kind, but please let us know if it is drip or Keurig so that we can let guests know
- Scissors We buy our dishes at Dollar Tree. They are resilient and easy to replace one at a time.
- Fire Extinguisher for under the sink (this is code)
- Large kitchen trash can
Highly recommend getting a basic one. Fancy cans break – expect lots of use and buy simple containers that will last. I typically purchase either a swing top or no top at all. Guests don’t care about this, so don’t spend a ton of money on it. I prefer black over silver because it never looks dirty
I typically purchase black or transition to black. White ages quickly and stainless shows streaks and dirt.
Basic cleaning supplies such as Windex and all-purpose cleaner.
- Box of LED lightbulbs under the sink in case one goes out. LED bulbs last years and cost very little to use
- Microwave Required: 8 x 10 frame to display welcome letter and house info for guests.
Living Room / Dining Room
We highly recommend that you purchase new furniture. Used furniture looks and feels used. Beware that upgrading furniture once you have a full calendar is very difficult. It’s better to buy it right the first time so that it will last 7-10 years instead of 1-2.
- 2 throw blanket
- Table seating for number of guests the house sleeps
- Smart TV we like Roku since guests can add apps and no credit card is on file)
- Combo fire/CO2 alarm this is code
- Glass top tables age well and are hard to scratch and resist glass rings
- Two sets of sheets for each bed Extra set of sheets in coordinating closet
- Dresser for each bedroom
- Mattress Covers highly recommend zippered, bed bug proof cover over the mattress. On top of that, a gathered, waterproof mattress cover
- 2 pillows for each guest per bed So a queen bed would have 4 pillows, a twin would have 2. No decorative pillow cases.
- If patterned sheets are used, buy white pillow cases for back pillows. These can easily be cleaned between guests
- One Fire Alarm in each bedroom
- Blackout Curtains They are great for sleeping and also help with the electric bill
- Mattress – highly recommend 12” memory foam mattresses from
Amazon. Don’t go less than 12”. These come right to your door and are easy to install.
- Charging Station
- Hair dryer inexpensive is best
- Two towels for each guest the house sleeps
- Hand towels
- Wash cloths
- Basic cleaning items such as toilet cleaner and bathroom cleaner (Dollar Tree)
- 2 extra shower curtain liners under bathroom sink in each bathroomThese are cheap and a must for turnovers every few months.
- Washer & Dryer
- Small Trash Can dollar tree
These items attract working professionals and set you apart.
- Desk highly recommended
- Office Chair not a kitchen chair
- Extra Monitor
- Manual lockboxes One near the door, one is hidden on the property with extra keys inside. This is owner’s preference. If you choose to go keyless, have a plan for regular better replacement. Definitely hide a manual lockbox with a key to the keyless entry for easy guest/cleaner access if necessary
- Grill We recommend a simple charcoal grill and utensils with a cover and box to hold everything
- Outdoor seating
- Dusk to dawn light bulbs If guests leave the exterior lights on, they turn off during the day.