How to Prepare Your Phoenix Vacation Rental for Summer

May 24th, 2018 | By Amanda Thomas

 Refresh Your Phoenix Vacation Rental for Summer

Summer is prime vacation time. In the Phoenix area, while we still see our fair share of visitors, they’re not the same visitors that arrive in the Valley of the Sun during cooler months. Summer guests are often hot and crabby from driving across the desert, and they are less experienced with using vacation rentals.  That’s why it’s important to prepare your home for summer guests and be ready for the quirks they may present.

Use the inevitable breaks in your home’s bookings to do some preventative maintenance and routine improvements.

1 – Do a Thorough Walk Through of Your Vacation Rental:

  • Look for chips, dents, scuffs, and scrapes that need attention
  • Conduct an inventory of all essentials, especially in the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms
  • Use some of the profits from spring guests to restock and upgrade where needed. New towels and bed sheets, for instance, can be a very welcome sight to the out-of-towner
  • Ensure guests have adequate necessities, including towels, sheets, paper products, dishes, and utensils
  • Check and replace air filters, batteries in remotes and smoke detectors, and propane in outdoor grills (or ask Moxie Girl or your cleaning team to address these areas)
  • Store away patio umbrellas. They’ll can blow away and cause major damage during monsoon season

2 – Schedule Professional Maintenance

The hot Phoenix sun can wreak havoc on a home, and proper upkeep is imperative. However,
there are plenty of areas where you’ll need to seek professional help to ensure your summer
vacation rental is in tip-top shape.

  • Schedule regular pest control to reduce the number of desert critters trying to enter the home
  • Communicate with your cleaning team about what you would like completed and how
    often guests are turning
  • Ask your A/C company to conduct an inspection of the HVAC system; you don’t want your guests to have any issues with cooling when it’s 110 outside!
  • Have your landscape/maintenance professionals adjust the irrigation system and plant summer grass, if necessary
  • If you have a pool or spa, ensure that chemicals are correct and debris is minimized, especially as we enter monsoon season

 

3 – Keep Information Handy for Your Guests
While you likely have a book of dos and don’ts for your guests, make sure it’s updated for the
summer.  Some things you may want to add to your information include:

  • Let them know what service providers will be visiting the home and when they’ll arrive
  • Educate visitors on pests in the desert and to let you or your team know immediately if any critters are on premises
  • Warn guests about what to expect during monsoons, such as power outages, high winds, and the danger of driving through flooded streets

With proper preparation, your summer vacation rental home will be ready to welcome guests during the next few months. And be sure to contact Moxie Girl with any questions or concerns as we help make your visitors feel comfortable now and all year round.