Vacation Rental Design

Well Designed STR = Great Marketing Photos = More Clicks = Better SEO = More Bookings = More Money

Well Designed STR That Meets The Expectations Set in the Photos = Great Reviews = More Bookings = More Money

Larimar Home Staging can do a re-design of what you already have in place, trying to work as much as possible with the furnishings you already have, or we can create a fresh, new design from scratch. We can offer one or more of the a la carte services listed below, or we can put together a full service package where we create the STR from empty spaces to the first booked guest. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

We offer STR eDesign services (where we'll create a design plan, submit visual concept boards, source the furnishings, decor and amenities, and provide a clickable online shopping list) for any STR in the United States.

For STRs in Southern California, we can also offer shopping, delivery, and installation We also offer to be at the property while the professional photos are taken so we can collaborate with the photographer to get the best marketing photos. Furthermore, we can train your turnover staff, so they know how to reset the stage between every booking, to ensure that every guest who walks in sees the same STR they saw in the online photos (you don't want any of those negative "it was nothing like the photos" reviews).

  • Remote Design Consultations Via Teleconferencing
  • On-Site Design Consultations*
  • Design Planning and Concept Boards
  • Sourcing and Shopping List with Clickable Links
  • Sourcing, Shopping, Delivery and Installation*
  • Photo Prep and Professional Marketing Photos*
  • Hands-On Re-Staging Training of Turnover Staff*
  • Detailed, Illustrated Turnover Templates

* Services marked with an asterisk are only available in Southern California

Competition on short-term rental platforms is fierce! Every month, there are 14,000 new hosts on the AirBnb platform alone. Growth means more supply, and lackluster listings are no longer cutting it. To compete, your listing needs to stand out above the others. If you simply bought a cheap investment property, spent no money updating it, and are furnishing it with worn, dated, mismatched stuff from garage sales, you may have saved money in the short-term setting up your STR, but in the long-term, it isn't as profitable as it could be.

Airbnb and other short-term rental (STR) platforms are search engines, so search engine optimization (SEO) is vital in getting more exposure (and more bookings). The title, captions, and photos all matter when attempting to generate better SEO and more interest in your STR. Reviews are also considered, and great STRs that are well designed, comfortable, and well-stocked for hospitality get great reviews. All of this will get your STR better SEO, more viewings, and more bookings.

We are more than happy to offer consulting and design for all STRs on all platforms, such as VRBO, HomeAway,, Expedia, and TripAdviser; but when it comes to our marketing strategy for STRs and specific requirements for design and hospitality, we strive to meet the standards Airbnb seeks to qualify for their Airbnb Plus designation. Since it's likely that Airbnb Plus has the highest quality standards, if your STR meets those, you'll probably do quite well on other platforms.