Does an Airbnb with two bedrooms (one king & one queen) and a living room and a full bathroom have to have a full kitchen? If we just have an island, with fridge with microwave with coffee maker; would that be enough? I can see how that might not appeal for someone who would stay with us for a while, but should be good for a two day minimum? Appreciate your thoughts.
Here’s my listing. I mostly book 1-3 night stays but occasionally longer.
Wow! That’s so helpful! Very similar to what our setup would be. Thank you so much for responding!
I think it depends on what you have available locally in the way of cafes and restaurants and the length of stay @gkelway
Our downstairs rental unit (two bedrooms, TV lounge, full-bathroom and covered outdoor balcony) does not have a full kitchen, either.
But we have a countertop for guests that features a mini-refrigerator/freezer, bar sink, microwave oven, wine refrigerator and 12-cup coffee maker. We provide free packaged pastries, and coffee and tea supplies. See below photo.
Most guests enjoy eating at the several fine-dining restaurants in our nearby town, four miles away.
Only twice, have we had guests cancel their reservation after I insisted they may not use our upstairs private kitchen where my wife and I live full-time. Each time, those guests wanted their accompanying elderly parents to cook meals for the family, as the young couples visited the local tourist sites by themselves. P.S.: Those two sets of guests were of the same ethnic/nationality group.
Why does this matter to you?
In photos, my bungalow rental appears to feature a full kitchen but in fact has no stove. So the first paragraph describing the unit states: “Also featured are a refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffeemaker,” then the second paragraph specifies: “There is no stove/cooking.” Before I included that latter blunt language, I got a couple lower ratings for accuracy on the part of guests who incorrectly assumed there was a stove. Also, I’ve avoided using “kitchenette,” because in some cases the term can mean a small kitchen featuring a stove.
No use of oven or stove due to house insurance. But there are microwaves, mini fridges, and a mini oven, etc
Is there a sink or fridge?
Correct. A kitchenette is a fully functional kitchen, just smaller. Like what you’d see in a boat or RV. What you describe is a mini bar. If there’s a sink, its a wet bar.
And whatever you do, never ever say “eat in kitchen”. You can “eat in” at McDonalds. I have a “dine-in” kitchen because I’m fancy.
@gkelway – add an inexpensive toaster oven and you would cover almost everything except full blown MEALS.
Sorry for my prejudice comment.
But I will remain suspicious of all white, red-haired, kilt-wearing Scottish families who stay in my rental and want to cook in my private kitchen.
I do not have a stove top or oven for my guests either. I got a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and electric kettle. Only one person has talk to me and said I was missing amenities because apparently he didn’t see it written in my listing that there is no stove or oven available. None of my other guests have ever said anything
I’d book you. I eat out when I travel. I’d ask you about local restaurants.
I would only need the room to sleep. I’d need 2 glasses and access to a fridge/cooler to store a couple of bottles of beer.
Yeah, was thinking that in this situation length of stay would be 2 or 3 days … we are taking another look to see if we can add a sink.
Your setup looks fantastic!!
What do you call that, a coffee & treat bar??
Ok, that makes sense. Best avoid the term kitchenette (which I guess means small kitchen).
Yeah, we were thinking that too. If we did manage to get a sink installed, instead of a stove we could have a big toaster oven. However, I’m Still not sure we could call it a kitchenette.
If we end up getting a sink installed but instead of the stove have a large toaster oven, do you think we could still call it a kitchenette?
I don’t see the need to call your food space area a “kitchenette,” “coffee and treat bar,” or anything else special.
Just list the dining items you offer to your guests (microwave oven, coffee maker, mini-refridgerator, sink, bread toaster, etc.).