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How to: "Hostess with the Mostess" on Nantucket

From throwing a dinner party to housing guests for weeks at a time, any type of hosting can be stressful. On Nantucket specifically, it is likely that your hosting takes the form of renting your property out to Island visitors. And hosting from a distance? Even harder! Take note of these easy tips to become THE "hostess with the mostess"!

Constant Communication

Being attentive to your guests is one of the easiest ways to provide a premium experience with your rental. Think of yourself as a landlord - the best ones are always quick to respond and happy to help! If visiting from out of town, your guests may reach out for recommendations, directions, or advice. On the other hand, they may need help fixing something on your property. In either case, good communication is key!

Help Them Live Like a Local

In our opinion, the largest pro of renting for vacation rather than staying at a hotel is the opportunity to completely immerse oneself within a new place. Help your visitors do so by providing them with the essentials. This can include maps, menus from your favorite restaurants, brochures for local activities, or coupons for local shops.

Premiumize the Experience

Your guests are on vacation, help them feel like it! Offer to upgrade their vacation in order to make their experience more memorable. Provide your help with services like airport transportation, renting bikes, securing dinner reservations, or anything else they may need help with.

Add in Small, localized touches

Nothing makes a visitor feel quite as special as receiving a gift upon arrival. Welcoming them with a local snack will immediately make them feel at home in their rental. Take their experience a step further by providing a welcome bag! Start their visit on the right note with personalized gifts crafted by us here at ACK Gift Bags. Our welcome bags are completely customizable and filled with local sweets, drinks, snacks, and other Nantucket-made goodies.

After their stay with you, it may be hard to get them to leave! Reach out to us at for more assistance in welcoming your visitors to the island 💙

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