Amenities For Your Vacation Rental
When we first decided to jump into the short term vacation rental business, thinking about what I can offer to my guest was so stressful. There’s always a questions that arise. How can I make them comfortable enough? What if they don’t like our cottage? What if they trash our cottage?! What are they going to complain about? Whew!
Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, you name it and there’s a never ending list of amenities you can think of to boost your rental appeal. I think the usual stuff is not worth discussing here anymore. You are in this business, so you should know that the basics need to be there.
What I would like to know is, are you willing to go above and beyond the so called basics? Let’s discuss your kitchen. Of course you have the cutleries, plates, etc. They are the basics. Coffee maker, check! I have a Tassimo coffee maker too by the way. I call it my little “extra”. A good set of cookware, check! And I have a rice cooker too. And yeah, I don’t know if that is an extra.
A blender or Juicer? Well, I do. Even though a renter broke my glass blender jar, I did not gave up. I actually upgraded to a more user friendly compact blender. I want to make my renters happy. I want to make them feel at home. So I chose to upgrade to the Nutri Bullet. (I had the smaller Magic bullet previously that did not last.)
The Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System is one of the most popular blenders on the market and with good reason. It’s compact and portable, kid friendly and has a powerful chopping action which allows you to easily blend a variety of fruits, vegetables and other ingredients into a great tasting smoothie.
- 2 power patented blades; 1 flat milling blade (which is ideal for grinding herbs, nuts and seeds and never needs sharpening) and 1 sharp extractor blade (which is ideal for finely slicing and pulverizing fruits and vegetables).
- 2 short cups; 1 short cup with a 1 handled comfort lip ring and 1 short handled cup with a comfort lip ring which are both ideal for making smaller smoothies.
- 1 tall cup which is ideal for making large smoothies.
- 2 stay fresh re-sealable lids which fit all the cups and keep your smoothies nice and fresh.
- 1 high torque power base and 600 watt motor which can quickly and easily blend fruits, vegetables, seeds and other nutritious ingredients into a full flavored smoothie.
- 1 copy of “The Pocket Nutritionist” which is packed full of healthy eating tips.
- 1 combined user guide and recipe book which explains how to use the Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System and contains plenty of healthy recipes plus the Nutri Bullet 6 Week Transformation Plan.
- Compact design which minimizes storage space and allows you to easily carry the blender with you if necessary.
- Easy to operate design – Simply fill one of the cups with ingredients, place it on the power base and press down.
- Product size = 12.9 inches by 9 inches by 13 inches.
- Product weight = 7.4 pounds.
1) High Powered:- For a compact blender, the Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System packs plenty of power. It makes light work of almost anything you put in it and does a great job of chopping up the toughest fruits and vegetables. It’s also a very efficient grinder and grinds coffee beans, nuts and seeds down to a very fine, smooth consistency that very few other compact blenders can match. This is a mean little machine and has been with us for more than 2 years now. Still going strong.
2) Easy To Clean:- Another great thing about the Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System is that it’s very easy to clean after use. All the blades, cups and lids come apart with ease and all they require is a quick rinse with warm soapy water followed by a quick rinse with cold water and they’re ready to use again. It is also dishwasher safe.
3) Compact:- The Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System has a compact space saving design which is perfect if you have limited space in the kitchen. It can sit on the counter without getting in the way or fit nicely into almost any storage space without taking up too much room. This is important for us since we have a complaint that we have “too much” stuff in our counter back when we had that bulky glass blender in our first 2 years in this business.
4) Portable:- One final plus point of the Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System is that you can easily take your blended concoctions with you. The tall cup snaps right out of the blender and then you simply cover it with one of the stay fresh re-sealable lids and it’s good to go. The short cups are equally portable and the handles are a nice additional touch for when you’re on the move. The short cups are perfect for a quick, 1-2 ingredients smoothie. A quick on the go refresher!
1) Expensive:- If you’re on a budget, the Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System may be outside your price range. At over $100, it’s one of the more expensive compact blenders on the market. While it is undoubtedly a quality product, if you’re looking for a low cost blender, this isn’t it. But it is well worth it.
2) Only One Tall Cup:- Another area where the Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System could be improved is cup sizes. It comes with just one tall cup and two short cups. However, unless you’re a low volume user, the tall cup is much more useful and the lack of a second tall cup does make blending large quantities slower than it could be. But tall cup is definitely good enough for two people sharing.
The Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System is a brilliant compact blender and comes highly recommended if you’ve got a bit of money to spend. The lack of a second tall cup does make high volume blending slightly slower than it should be but this is only a minor issue. It’s one of the most powerful compact blenders on the market and will blend, chop, grind and puree anything you put in it to an extremely high standard. In addition to this, the design is perfect and makes it very easy to clean, carry and store. All in all, the Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System is a great purchase.
Next time I will talk about more amenities to add to your list. What do you think is more important for your guest? If you are to rent a vacation rental, what amenities are you looking for yourself? If you can answer these questions with all honesty, adding the little extra things to your own vacation rental will be much more easier! Till next time.