vacation rental kitchen

Many guests choose a vacation rental over a hotel for the express purpose of preparing meals, so providing a well stocked kitchen is key to guest satisfaction. Whether preparing a gourmet meal or just a quick on-the-go snack, opening the cupboard to find exactly what they need will let guests know you’ve put careful consideration into creating an excellent experience.

Below we’ve detailed all of the recommended items for an ideal rental kitchen, not including disposable things like paper towels, garbage bags, etc. It might seem like a long list, but trust us – this is one area where going the extra mile will go a long way with culinary-inclined guests.

Be sure to evaluate these items regularly to make sure they’re working properly and still in good condition. The only thing worse than a rental kitchen with no microwave is finding out that microwave doesn’t work just as a guest is ready to eat!

Vacation rental kitchen essentials:

  • 1 1⁄2-quart covered saucepan
  • 3-quart covered saucepan
  • 8-quart covered stockpot
  • 4-quart covered sauté pan
  • 10-inch skillet
  • 8 1⁄2-inch skillet
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee grinder
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Water glasses (1.5 of max occupancy)
  • Wine glasses (1.5 of max occupancy)
  • Large plates (1.5 of max occupancy)
  • Small plates (1.5 of max occupancy)
  • Coffee cups (1.5 of max occupancy)
  • Silverware (1.5 of max occupancy)
  • Wine/bottle opener
  • Can opener
  • Spatulas
  • Measuring cups
  • Sharp knives (at least 3)
  • Steak knives
  • Mixing spoons
  • Pancake spatula
  • Cheese grater
  • Potato masher
  • Ladles
  • Potato peeler
  • Oven gloves
  • Cutting boards (2)
  • Strainer
  • Knife sharpener
  • Beer bottle opener
  • Plastic or glass food containers
  • Baking dish
  • Roasting pan
  • Cookie sheets (2)
  • Pizza pan
  • Pizza cutter
  • Kitchen towels (set of 10)
  • Paper towel holder
  • Plastic cups (for young children)
  • Plastic plates (for young children)
  • Pitcher
  • Serving platters (at least 2)
  • Mixing bowls/salad bowls (at least 2)
  • Blender
  • Slow cooker
  • Rice cooker
  • Waffle iron
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Author: Vacasa

Vacasa provides comprehensive vacation rental management services to make owners more money with less stress.