Vacation Rental Guide to Bedding

Welcome to Seachange Vacation Rentals’ annual Vacation Rental Staging Guide to Bedding 2020 Edition. Each year we review and update our staging guides and make available to our property owners. This guide is a list of basic items necessary to set up adequate bedding for your vacation rental Guests. This edition includes COVID-19 guidance.

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This year we brought the bedding configuration in at a total cost of $1116.79.

We assume 8 Guests in a 4-bedroom property newly listed with Seachange and the following bed configuration:

  • Bedroom 1 – one king bed.
  • Bedroom 2 – one king bed.
  • Bedroom 3 – one queen bed.
  • Bedroom 4 – two twin beds.

If you have a bedding configuration different to the above, then here are our current costs for each item. Property Owners are reminded that these is our current pricing and is subject to change by our suppliers. We also need to add a slight premium onto the cost of each item to cover shipping costs to our facilities: 

  • King zip up bed bug mattress cover – $54.95 each.
  • Queen zip up bed bug mattress cover – $49.95 each.
  • Full zip up bed bug mattress cover – $44.95 each.
  • Twin zip up bed bug mattress cover – $39.95 each.
  • King pillow, medium – $12 each.
  • King pillow, firm – $15.50 each.
  • Queen pillow, medium – $10.75 each.
  • Queen pillow, firm – $12.50 each.
  • King pillow protector – $2.25 each.
  • Queen pillow protector – $2 each.
  • King duvet insert – $28.50 each.
  • Queen duvet insert – $26.25 each.
  • Full duvet insert – $24.51 each.
  • Twin duvet insert – $20.76 each.
  • King duvet cover – $29.75 each.
  • Queen duvet cover – $25.75 each.
  • Full duvet cover – $24.75 each.
  • Twin duvet cover – $23.25 each.

Don’t forget your sleeper sofas and bed alternatives such as day beds and trundles.

Seachange Vacation Rentals recommends that our Property Owners purchase these bedding items directly through the Seachange Housekeeping department. We have negotiated very good wholesale pricing on commercial grade hotel bedding. We see these same items for sale on retail websites for five times the cost!

Setting up a correct bedding program for your vacation rental property is critical in the time of COVID-19 and the requirements placed on Owners and Managers by Guests will likely stay around after COVID-19.

Permanent Bedding Items that Remain at a Property Between Guests

The only ‘permanent’ items that remain on the bed between Guests are:

  • A zip up bed bug mattress cover.
  • Pillows. Pillows are very personal to each guest preference. Suggest two pillows per person per bed (one firm pillow and one soft pillow). Suggest a hypo-allergenic down alternative fill. Pillows are inspected by Seachange Property Inspectors between Guests and replaced with new as needed.
  • Bed topper (duvet inserts, comforters, coverlets) – properties listing with Seachange for the first time: Seachange recommends the Owner purchase a commercial grade duvet insert at cost through Seachange. The bed toppers will be inserted into the removable commercial grade duvet covers described below. Bed toppers are inspected by Seachange Property Inspectors between Guests and replaced with new as needed.
  • Bed topper (duvet inserts, comforters, coverlets) – properties currently listed with Seachange: Seachange can work with whatever bed topper the Owner currently has on the bed. The bed toppers will be inserted into the removable commercial grade duvet covers described below. As the existing bed toppers wear out, Seachange will require the Owner to replace with a commercial grade duvet insert purchased at cost through Seachange.

Temporary Bedding Items that Come and Go With Each Guest Stay

Seachange guarantees Guests that anything that touches a Guest body directly is removed at each check out, commercially disinfected and laundered, and delivered fresh for each subsequent Guest check in. These items are:

  • Removable commercial grade zip up cotton/poly blend pillow protectors. Owner purchases at cost from Seachange and Seachange coordinates commercial disinfectant and laundry at Guest cost. Pillow covers are removed for commercial disinfecting and launder after each Guest stay and replaced with clean. Laundry costs are paid by Guests.
  • Removable commercial grade cotton/poly blend duvet covers inside which the permanent bed topper currently on the bed (existing properties) or the commercial grade duvet insert (newly listed or upgrading properties) will be inserted by Seachange Property Inspectors. Owner purchases at cost from Seachange. Duvet covers are removed for commercial disinfecting and launder after each Guest stay and replaced with clean. Laundry costs are paid by Guests.
  • Sheets and pillow cases. Rented from and disinfected and laundered with a local linen supplier at Guest cost.

Please let us know if we missed anything on this guide.

Vacation Rental Staging Guide to Bedding 2020 Edition

Zip Up Bed Bug Mattress Protectors: Cost $239.75

bed bug mattress protector

King bed bug mattress protector: 
$54.95 each

bed bug mattress protector

Queen bed bug mattress protector: 
$49.95 each

bed bug mattress protector

Twin bed bug mattress protector: 
$39.95 each

Pillows: Cost $296

down alternative pillows

King medium pillow: 
$12 each

down alternative pillows

King firm pillow: 
$15.50 each

down alternative pillows

Queen medium pillow: 
$10.75 each

down alternative pillows

Queen firm pillow: 
$12.50 each

Pillow Protectors: Cost $68

King pillow protector:
$2.25 each

Queen pillow protector:
$2 each

Duvet Inserts: Cost $249.54

Duvet insertKing duvet insert:
$28.50 each

Duvet insertQueen duvet insert:
$26.25 each

Duvet insertTwin duvet insert:
$20.76 each

Duvet Covers: Cost $263.50

Duvet coverKing duvet cover:
$29.75 each

Duvet coverQueen duvet cover:
$25.75 each

Duvet coverTwin duvet cover:
$23.25 each

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Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, USA
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