Sunday, 1 Oct, 2023

5 Cheap(ish) Things to Bring to a Vacation Rental

Airbnb hosts aren’t mind readers.

Yes, most people who rent out their vacation homes on Airbnb or VRBO put a lot of thought into making their guests comfortable, and the listing sites they work with provide all kinds of support and documentation. (We at Wirecutter even have our own advice on how to equip a vacation rental.)

Still, over my decade of staying at dozens of vacation rentals, I’ve assembled a useful, albeit quirky, list of gear to bring with me (like my road-trip essential electric kettle) — things whose availability I don’t dare leave to chance.

Here are five not-so-expensive items from my personal packing list that could make your stay better: