So you’ve purchased a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks and now you’re wanting to rent it out to offset some of your expenses. But you have no idea where to start. This is where the expertise of a local property management company in Osage Beach, MO can come in handy. Based on our experience, we’ve compiled a list of Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental “must-haves”.


Bedroom Must-Haves

Starting in the bedrooms, you want to have mattress protectors and pillow protectors that are waterproof. This will keep your mattress and your pillows in better condition longer. You should also have extra pillows and blankets available, not just for the sleeper sofa or air mattress, but for each bed. many people like to cuddle up with extra blankets or have their own if they’re sharing a bed with someone else. Be sure to use the appropriate size pillows and blankets according to the bed size. When you’re ready to upgrade your bedding, think about purchasing a nice, modern quilt, as they look nicer and are easier to keep clean than those old bedspreads or comforters.




Kitchen Must-Haves

In the kitchen, you want to make sure you have the items people need for quick, easy meals while on vacation. This should include a pizza pan and pizza cutter, cookie sheet, ice cream scoop, large pots for cooking, a coffee pot and single-serve Keurig type machine with coffee mugs, wine glasses as well as plastic cups, and a corkscrew and bottle opener. You also want to make sure you have the appropriate utensils such as spatulas, spaghetti spoons, knives, serving spoons, etc. Make sure you have enough dishware and silverware for the amount of people that your property will sleep. If you have a 6-bedroom home, then 8 sets of dishes probably isn’t going to cut it.


Other Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Rental Must-Haves

Make sure you have a toilet brush and a plunger for each bathroom! You don’t want people dragging those through your house from one bathroom to the next. Decorative items should be another consideration. While you don’t want too many accessories that collect dust, a few pieces of tasteful artwork can go a long way to attract guests to your property. Contemplate areas that could be spruced up with lamps and throw pillows as well.

Last, but not least, consider having some “rainy day” activities available at your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental. This could be a small collection of books and/or DVDs, if you have a player. You could also get some popular board games, a deck of cards and some puzzles.

We also suggest having a guest book where people can leave comments about how great their stay was at your property and offer suggestions for improvements. Our best renting Lake of the Ozarks vacation properties are those where the owners are continuously upgrading things to make a better experience for future guests.


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