In the world of vacation rentals, spaces are not just visited—they’re experienced to the fullest. Guests are keen on extracting maximum value from their stay, immersing themselves in every aspect of your rental. Our resident designer, Jen Sexton, has meticulously curated a list of the top 10 Host-Approved products, amenities, and efficient services. Beyond stylish furnishings and thoughtful amenities, these recommendations redefine the guest experience by also enhancing host efficiency. Plus, as an exclusive benefit, all these must-have products are available at substantial discounts for HostGPO members. (Not yet a member? Join today.) So in no particular order, here are the top 10 best items for vacation rentals with Jen’s personal anecdotes on each item!
At less than $4 a bottle, these amenities’ beautiful branding catches the eye and helps elevate your guest’s experience. I especially love the sleek design, scent, and the (plastic) amber bottles. They’re biodegradable, vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free. Oh, and let’s not forget how affordable they are. Shop these exclusive amenities here.
Hospitality linens are the only way to go! Standard Textile is the largest linen provider, supplying hotels like Hilton, Hyatt, and the Ritz. And now they have partnered with HostGPO to bring these linens to vacation rental hosts. Personally, I like a sheet set that will come out of the dryer wrinkle-free. I also like the subtle stripe pattern which looks very luxurious. Through HostGPO, you can purchase these pieces individually (or in bulk). This is important if I need to order any replacements or additional sets.
You’re not going to find another mattress of this quality at HostGPO’s price point. These mattresses arrive in 5-15 days and ship for free. I personally own this mattress and get raving reviews from our guests. Read our blog about the best mattress for your rental.
I like a simple white dinnerware set that will work with any design aesthetic. Porcelain is durable and the only type of dinnerware I’d recommend for a STR. While stoneware often offers more colors and textures, it chips easily and doesn’t hold up to the wear and tear of a rental. I also love that you can order replacement pieces without buying a new set. It’s also available in our KitchenBOX which has been perfectly curated to fit your STR needs.
Yep, Rugs USA carries a great selection of poufs and lighting. These are great additions to any entertainment area. Not only can they be used as additional seating, but they also can add color, texture, and function to any space.
Available in modern chenille and distressed velvet – both are excellent upholsteries that will perform well in a high-traffic area. The chair has sleek lines and looks high-end at a low price point. My favorite color is the Modern Chenille in Dark Olive (I personally own two!). It’s incredibly versatile for any space.
These do not get the design credit they deserve! They pack a mean punch of color to any space. They’re sleek, extremely durable and are incredibly affordable. Use these indoors or outdoors. These can be paired with different aesthetics to complement various design styles.
I love this sleek design, pop of color, and the contrast of the gold hardware. Don’t hesitate to shop Crate & Kids for unique finds for any space, not just kids. I love the color selections they offer but they also offer a wide range of sizes in dressers, nightstands, and lighting.
There’s nothing worse than adding faux greenery to a beautifully designed space that looks fake. Nearly Natural has an amazing selection of faux plants in all sizes! Plants bring a natural and organic texture to any design while elevating your space.
So this isn’t a furniture piece, but it’s essential! I love that I can have items delivered the same day to our rental or sent to our cleaning team through this subscription. Gone are the days of paying team members to pick up last-minute requests or deliver items to our rental. Instacart makes it easy, affordable, and convenient.