Which Vacation Rental Amenities Add the Most Value?

There are many factors that contribute to vacation rental rates. In addition to location, size, and seasonality, it is important for owners to consider their property's amenities. Some of the most popular ones, including laundry facilities, pool, and internet access, can surprisingly add a significant amount of value.

Here, Tripping.com reviews the top five most valuable amenities and reveals just how they can help you grow revenue.

5. Kitchen

One of the biggest advantages that vacation rentals have over hotels is kitchen access. Regardless of the length of stay, whether a few months or a few nights, guests often would like the option to cook and dine-in. On average, kitchens add a $28 value per night to the rental listing, and in some cases, almost double. In Nantucket, for example, having a kitchen can add $52 to the price per night.


4. Pool

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Pools are often a must-have amenity for guests vacationing to warm weather destinations. Based on their significant value-add, they are are likely desirable among renters too! A pool can add around $26 to the nightly rate. In Los Angeles, CA, a city adored for its year-round pleasant weather, a pool can add $56 to the price of the listing.


3. Climate Control (Heat/AC)

Whether headed to a frigid ski-destination or a hot and humid beachtown, guests often look for properties with climate control. Similar in value to pools, the average value added by heat and AC is $28 per night. In cities where climate control is not expected or standard, having climate control can set your unit apart and help attract potential bookers. In fact, climate control is most valuable in San Francisco, CA, a city known for its moderate temperature year-round, where it has a $64 value add per night!


2. Outdoor Space

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Outdoor space is one of the major amenities that persuades travelers to book a vacation rental instead of a hotel accommodation. Whether it be a balcony, deck, or sprawling backyard, sprucing up your outdoor space can be a valuable investment, adding up to $22 per night on average to the listing price. It is especially valuable in Nantucket where, where it can raise the cost by $67 per night!


1. Hot Tub

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Hot tubs, jacuzzis or spas can be a great addition to your rental home, no matter the climate or location. On average, they add $29 per night and in Miami Beach, FL, they can add up to $80 in value per night!


The following chart outlines the price that amenities can add per additional bedroom to the rental's nightly rate in top destinations.

San Francisco
Amenity $ Per Room
Hot Tub $20
Outdoor Space $18
Climate Control $64
Kitchen $8
Chicago
Amenity $ Per Room
Hot Tub $5
Outdoor Space $17
Climate Control $21
Pool $54
Los Angeles
Amenity $ Per Room
Hot Tub $38
Outdoor Space $21
Pool $56
Kitchen $42
New York
Amenity $ Per Room
Hot Tub $56
Outdoor Space $26
Pool $16
Kitchen $26
Park City
Amenity $ Per Room
Hot Tub $28
Outdoor Space $11
Climate Control $18
Kitchen $31
Nantucket
Amenity $ Per Room
Hot Tub $25
Outdoor Space $67
Climate Control $13
Pool $16
Kitchen $52
Nashville
Amenity $ Per Room
Hot Tub $10
Outdoor Space $28
Climate Control $22
Pool $6
Kitchen $10
Miami Beach
Amenity $ Per Room
Hot Tub $80
Outdoor Space $42
Climate Control $13
Pool $12
Kitchen $7
Las Vegas
Amenity $ Per Room
Hot Tub $26
Outdoor Space $18
Climate Control $6
Pool $11
Kitchen $28
Fort Lauderdale
Amenity $ Per Room
Hot Tub $7
Outdoor Space $25
Climate Control $17
Pool $13
Kitchen $22
Austin
Amenity $ Per Room
Hot Tub $48
Outdoor Space $48
Climate Control $38
Pool $15

Which amenities are most important to you when traveling? Let us know in the comments below!