Questions about add-ons are a popular topic. This is more of a "what is working for you" than a "how-to" post. It would be helpful for me (hopefully others, too) to learn what works best for other Hosts. Here are two quick questions:
See you out there --Camper Jim
Our most popular by far is Linens (sheets, blankets, towels, rags, sleeping bags for the beds that don't really fit sheets). We get a decent amount of renters who fly in and don't want to pack that stuff from home.
We also offer a tow hitch mounted bike rack that we charge a flat fee for. That is probably our most profitable just because it doesn't require any work in between rentals!
@RadZach nope, you are reading that correctly. Renters who are local to our area often like to use their own stuff anyways, and since they usually drive it back to their house after pickup to load everything, tossing in their own linens to use isn't that much more work.
I get it, some owners provision their rental more like a hotel or airbnb (with everything included for your stay), but optional linens is also common if you look at other examples. We do include pretty much everything else (outside camping gear, cookware, dishes, consumables, etc...) for all rentals. If we had a van with only one bed I would be more inclined to include bedding too, but we have 3 different sleeping areas in our class C, and washing a full set of linens between renters (towels, blankets, sheets, sleeping bags, pillowcases, washrags and such) is a ton of work.