If you are looking to make some extra money with your vacation home, then a great thing to consider doing is to rent it out when you are not using it. This can be a fantastic way to generate some relatively passive income. You can rent it out for short-term vacationers on sites geared towards private homeowners. The major thing you will want to do beforehand is to make sure the outside area is well set up for people who want to vacation at your property. This means that you should spend the time investing in some pieces of furniture and other items that will make the place more attractive. Consider it as a sort of investment, plus you will always get to keep these items for yourself and enjoy in the future. So, here are a few things you should invest in:
Brand New Patio Furniture
You want to make sure the outside of your home looks really great and that there is an enjoyable area for you to advertise. If you have old cheap patio furniture that you don't find comfortable and which looks dirty, then you will want to replace that with new ones. Look into buying a new patio set which would include a new table, a set of chairs, and maybe even some side tables which could be used to hold drinks. You can get comfortable chaise lounges as well as classic patio-style chairs. It might behoove you to choose outdoor style cushions that are weatherproof. These are comfortable, and they will look inviting in the photos you post on the websites.
One unique feature of a patio table that you might consider getting is the central umbrella one. These allow for a large sun umbrella to be placed on the table and shade your renters from the sun.
Safe Cooking Equipment
You always want to have some sort of outdoor cooking equipment for your renters. This will allow them to barbecue and have fun outside. However, you might not want to spend a ton of money on an electric grill, and not feel a propane grill is safe. The easiest solution is to get a charcoal style grill. These are also great for vacationers because they will get the smell of charcoal while they are grilling which is such a classic vacation scent. Just make sure that your position is away from any trees and also stand it on a section of yard that has a concrete base (or a gravel base). This way any spill won't catch fire and cause a problem.
Contact a company like Eastgate Pools for more information and assistance.