Curious what the #1 Airbnb micro amenity to add to your listing is? After purchasing and listing 9 separate cabins in our portfolio and serving as Airbnb coaches to hundreds of mentees we have determined the answer. Add a hanging basket chair.
First off, what is a micro amenity? We define it as something you can add to your listing for guest enjoyment that costs less than $500. Micro amenities serve to help catch guests' attention on the Airbnb platform and help your listing stand out against others in your market.
Choosing the right micro amenities can help you book more guests and charge higher rates. Why? Because people want to stay in places that have "things" they do not have in their own homes and apartments. Micro amenities include fire pits, hammocks, corn hole games, tree houses, bbq grills, kayaks. The list is endless and the good news is you can use your profits from Airbnb stays to finance the addition of the amenities that make the most sense for your space and guests.
I personally booked an apartment in Prague just because it had a hanging basket chair? It just seemed so fun and whimsicle - something that would make our vacation that much more interesting. It turns out that I am not alone in my love for basket chairs, listings with this amenity - particularly if it is featured in one of the first four photos recieve more traffic, likes, and bookings. We do our best to have this amenity at all of our cabins, and one has a chair hanging on the porch AND one in the bedroom.
So where should you look for basket chairs? I tend to decorate on a budget, so some of my chairs have been free from our neighborhood list serv. Others have come from Facebook Marketplace. I particularly like this chair available on Wayfair. It is lightweight but quite sturdy, and comes packed flat for easy transport to Airbnbs. Wherever you source your hanging basket chair - your guests are guaranteed to love it. Be sure to ask your photographer to take a few shots showcasing this amenity so you can make the most of it from a host perspective. Added bonus: you get to enjoy this relaxing and fabulous micro amenity any time you visit your Airbnb!
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