I really love magazines, for me they are an escape from reality and a guilty pleasure. Unfortunately, I never buy them unless I am on vacation because I just don't have the time to read and enjoy them. I am always looking for ways to improve my vacation rentals and set them apart from the competition so I have recently started having magazine subscriptions sent to my properties for my guests to enjoy and the best part about it is that you can have great magazines sent your your home for as little as $10.00 a year.
It's the small touches that count so be thoughtful when choosing the magazines for your rental.
Think local. Is there a magazine that highlights your local neighborhood? If your rental is on an island perhaps you would consider Coastal Living or Islands. If you provide your guests with an active escape then you may consider a sporty mag like Golf, Surfer, Snowboarder, Ski or Outside. If you are a purist then you may consider Time or National Geographic. We love cooking when we spend time at our rental and we always get great reviews on how well appointed and stocked the kitchen is so we have a subscription to Bon Appetite and Cooks Illustrated. What about Zoetrope Magazine a collection of short stories for the intellectual? You may also consider Highlights or National Geographic Kids to keep the littles occupied.
The other thing we really like about magazines is that they can become a point of decor for your home so if you have a bookshelf, a bed side table or coffee table then stack them and start creating your home library. I guarantee your guests will be appreciative.