How to Prepare a Rental Beach House. Owning a beach house and earning rental income from it helps offset the cost of a second home. Although you spend time in the beach house, your plan to furnish the rental needs to cover areas such as expense, replacements, comfort to draw return rentals and durability.
Things You'll Need
- Pots and pans
- Mixing bowls
- Kitchen utensils
- End tables
- Deck or patio furniture
Look at other beach rentals in your price range and see what others provide.
Make a list of beach rental features for houses you've stayed in over the years. Furnish to please the kind of renter you once were.
Start with the kitchen. Select pots and pans, one of each size, that are easy to clean. Include at least one casserole dish and some mixing bowls. Include a large pot for boiling lobsters or corn. Include dishes, glasses and cutlery to serve at least ten. Remember kitchen utensils, including a corkscrew. Include at least two good sharp knives.
Select furniture for the living space. You want attractive and comfortable pieces that are built for durability and easy cleaning. Don't spend big bucks on furniture. Shop for pieces that are well made and inexpensive.
Choose a kitchen or dining table that seats at least eight. Make sure there are enough chairs. Opt for sturdy and inexpensive ones.
Purchase comfortable mattresses that can last a long time. Spend a bit more money here. A great sleep can bring renters back year after year.
Pick out some master bedroom furniture, but you don't need a lot of pieces. Two bedside tables, good reading lamps and a bureau are all you need.
Concentrate on good mattresses and basic furniture in the other bedrooms. There's no need to buy fancy headboards for these rooms.