Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Entertainment for a Rainy Day

Fortunately,  at the Lake of the Ozarks, it is bright and sunny every single day of the summer. Your guests enjoy boating, swimming and water skiing all day long and rarely spend any time inside your rental home or condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. Right? I know that our guests wish that were true, but if you have lived here as long as I have, you know that it does rain, and even seems like it rains almost every summer holiday, at least part of the time.

So how can you make your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental property more attractive in case it does rain during your guest’s stay? While some of our larger properties have added a pool table, foosball table or game table, many of our properties don’t have the room (or budget) for something that big. So what can you do for your guests on those rainy days?

Inexpensive Additions

Here are some inexpensive options that can add real value to your rental property at the Lake of the Ozarks

1. Add a DVD collection. - Visit a pawn shop and you can find most titles for $1.00 to $2.00 each. For less than $50.00, you can provide some great movies for your guests to enjoy.  

2. Collect some board games. - Remember those? Same thing, you can pick up old board games at yard sales, thrift stores, Craig’s List, etc. Have some dominos, cards and dice on hand as well. 

3. Create a library! - You can pick up used books at thrift stores, garage sales, etc. and build a nice little library for your guests.

Have a little more money to spend? 

4. Add a game system - and pick up some used games to provide a variety of games for young and old alike. Again you can pick up used games at pawn shops, garage sales and from online community garage sales. 

5. Install an electronic dart board. - This is a good game to add that doesn’t take a whole lot of room, and with electronic darts, you will avoid the holes in the wall (that I remember from my youth).

Really want to impress your guests? 

6. Add an arcade game to your vacation rental home at the Lake of the Ozarks (this might not work in a condo situation). One of the last homes we rented on vacation featured a real pinball machine that we must have played at least 50-100 times during our stay! You can purchase a used game or you can even rent the games for a few months, switch games out, etc. Another game that takes up a little less room, since you can put along a wall, is a shuffle board game.

These are just a few ideas, most of them fairly inexpensive, that you can add to your vacation rental property that will allow your guests to enjoy one of those rainy days at the Lake, or wherever your rental property may be.

Russell Burdette is the owner/broker of Your Lake Vacation, a professional vacation rental management company at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1986. If you would like more info on renting your home or condo as a vacation rental, give us a call at 573-365-3367.

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

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