By studying guest browsing data and feedback we can determine the amenities guests desire most in short term rentals. We know pools are the #1 amenity in the greater Phoenix area. Most of our homes have private pools or access to a community pool. The few without have limited outdoor space or are governed by HOA rules that prevent adding a backyard pool.


The good news is that in addition to pools, there are many other amenities you can add to boost your bookings. The ideas below will show up under your home’s Amenities on the popular booking platforms.


Top guest choices for your backyard:
  • Hot tub
  • Fire pit
  • Putting green with golf clubs
  • Corn hole game
  • Smart music speaker/sound system
  • Bar with mini fridge


Favorite recreational amenities:
  • Bicycles (mountain bikes if you’re near trails)
  • Kayaks
  • Fishing gear


Appealing indoor activities:
  • Pool table
  • Pingpong table
  • Foosball
  • Air hockey
  • Video games
  • Board games
  • Books
  • Smart music speaker/sound system
  • Exercise equipment


In-home conveniences:
  • King beds
  • Ceiling fans
  • Portable fans
  • Dedicated work space
  • Desk with chair
  • TVs in ALL bedrooms
  • Safe


Family friendly amenities:
  • Highchair
  • Travel crib or Pack ‘N Play
  • Children’s dishes and utensils
  • Kitchen table booster seat
  • Children’s books
  • Children’s toys and games



We ask our owners to check with the Arizona Vacation Home Rentals management team before adding larger amenities that use floor or outdoor space such as a pool table, desk or putting green. Homes overcrowded with furniture or large games will not be popular with guests.


We are happy to help you make choices that improve the overall appeal of your vacation property. Also we can recommend features that will hold up over time and in our climate. AVHR asks that current owners who add amenities inform us so we can add the new amenities to your home’s listing.




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