The Basics - What do I need to provide?

Room by Room Guide

Think about your family on vacation. What would you need to have for basic daily living? Our years of helping guests enjoy their vacation have taught us that renters consider the following to be a necessity.

Bathrooms

  • Clean and clutter free cabinets
  • Clean shower curtain
  • Hair dryer
  • Towel bar
  • Plunger
  • Extra vanity bulbs

Bedrooms

  • TVs (as many rooms as possible)
  • Extra blankets & pillows
  • Mattress pad & Pillow covers
  • Luggage rack
  • Alarm Clock
  • Comforter
  • Full length mirror
  • Coat hangers
  • Trash can

Living/ Dining Room

  • Comfortable seating for capacity
  • Large TV & DVD player

Porch, Deck, Outside

  • Good deck furniture & tables Garden hose
  • Bucket (to rinse sandy feet)
  • Several large trash cans

Miscellaneous

  • Ant spray
  • Ashtrays (if smoking)
  • Broom, dustpan, mop
  • Cleaning supplies for counters etc...
  • Extra A/C filters
  • Extra light bulbs
  • Carpet cleaner
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fly swatter
  • Ironing board
  • Vacuum (extra bags)
  • Flashlights

Kitchen and Bar

One of the main reasons vacationers choose to stay at a private residence, like yours rather than a hotel, is the kitchen. It should be fully equipped for basic daily cooking. This requires the following

Appliances
  • Refrigerator with freezer & icemaker
  • Electric can opener
  • Oven & microwave
  • Toaster and/or toaster oven
  • Coffee maker

Dinnerware for 1.5 capacity
  • Cups, glasses, mugs - juice, tea, wine, coffee
  • Steak knives
  • Plates & bowls
  • Serving platters, bowls and utensils
  • Stainless flatware (forks, spoons, knives)
Kitchen & Bar Accessories
  • Baking sheets, casserole dishes & broiler rack
  • Colander
  • Hot pad/trivet
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Pots & pans with lids
  • Tea kettle Blender
  • Food storage containers
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Mixing bowls
  • Pot holders
  • Utensils - spatula, tongs, wisk
  • Cutting board
  • Grater, vegetable peeler
  • Knives, scissors, pizza cutter & sharpener
  • Pitchers
  • Pot scrubber
  • Trash can
Basic Pantry Items
  • Salt and pepper
  • Coffee filters
  • Sugar

Contact the Dieter Company rental management experts for more helpful property management information.


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