With approximately six million rental listings on Airbnb and two million on VRBO, guests have more options than ever in choosing the perfect oasis. As a result of the competition, hosts constantly look to up their game when renting to guests. With over four million hosts on Airbnb, it’s crucial to have the best (and most unique) amenities. Vacations can be the perfect time to wind the body down at the end of the day (especially for those spending their time being active skiing, surfing, or other athletic activities. Whether winding down to improve physically or mentally, providing an Airbnb ice bath for guests will make the experience more memorable and unique while bringing more occupancy to the host.
How Can Ice Baths Benefit Airbnb/VRBO Guests?
Using cold water immersion therapy supports an individual’s wellness by providing health benefits, essentially allowing the ability to heal itself.
Mental and Physical Benefits of Using an Ice Bath
Whether your guests are frequent users of cold therapy or interested in trying it for the first time, the mental and physical benefits could entice them to choose your rental. A single cold therapy session has proven benefits for reducing stress and boosting mood. Cold therapy has several other benefits, including reduced inflammation, swelling, and muscle pain. Cold therapy is a calming experience that provides self-care and leaves guests feeling energized and revitalized.
Ice Baths are a Unique Amenity
Vacations are a time for worry-free, relaxing self-care. The list of top 10 Airbnb amenities shows consumers are interested in water-based activities, including jacuzzis and pools. Why not introduce them to something new? Cold therapy is great for any location and any time of year. So your renters can hop into an ice bath in the dead of winter after a long day of skiing or in the heat of the summer after a day at the beach.
Why Pick the Ice Barrel
A search for ice baths on Airbnb and VRBO shows there are only a few that offer this amenity. The Ice Barrel has a space-saving design that is designed to fit anyone under 6’ 6” and 250 pounds. It is also made in the USA from recycled materials and comes with a stepstool to safely get in and out. Its elegant design and several color choices mean you will have great listing photos as well.
Cleaning & Maintenance of an Ice Barrel
As with any other water-based amenity, cleaning and maintaining an Ice Barrel is imperative to ensure a good customer experience. The Ice Barrel requires about 80 gallons
of water plus ice to maintain temperature. Depending on your location, that may mean draining and cleaning the Ice Barrel between rentals, but using our water stabilizer and a list of rules may extend your water for several users. Also, as with any Ice Barrel user, rinsing off salt, sweat, and dirt before getting into the Ice Barrel will help extend the life of your water. And consider getting the Cold Plunge Maintenance Kit to make cleaning and maintenance a piece of cake.
How to Promote Ice Barrel on Airbnb/VRBO
There are several ways to promote your Airbnb listing and showcase your unique amenities. Sending emails, newsletters, and posting on social media with a list of positive benefits is a popular way to go. Positive posts from customers also will boost your ratings and increase viewers. Also, getting professional photos taken at your Airbnb is important as renters love to see visuals when they go to book their Airbnb. Using promotional photos of guests enjoying their session in your Ice Barrel will draw attention to others looking for a unique experience. Don’t forget to add your Ice Barrel to your Airbnb listing so guests can filter for specific amenities when looking to book their next destination.
Wherever your rental is located, athletes at all levels of competition would be great targets for marketing. Get to know what competitions will be in your rental area so you can best target different athletes. Amateur athletes will often use Airbnb and VRBO for up to a week before a competition. Also, look at offering wellness retreats that include discounts with local spas or gyms. These partnerships can be a win-win for both the spa and your rental.
Is Having an Ice Bath Worth the Investment?
With more than 150 million guests booking vacation rentals annually, who wouldn’t want to feel their best? Every host works to create an inviting, unforgettable stay for their guests. Take it to the next level by giving your guests an opportunity to improve their mood, decrease pain, and help them feel rejuvenated with an Ice Barrel. Not only will they get back to feeling like themselves having had a fantastic experience, but it will boost your ratings, allowing higher rates and fuller bookings.
The Invitation to Adventure
We are inviting you on an extraordinary adventure to explore the depths of your potential and experience the incredible results Ice Barrel will produce in your life. Not just for you, but for the ones you love most and the things you are most passionate about.
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