based on several months of feedback from (coming up to) 40 different sets of guests, it sounds like among the most effective things I could do to make my rental more attractive is to put some patio furniture on my terrace. You can see pictures of my terrace in my airbnb listing (http://towerroom.net, also in my profile).
This will be completely exposed to to elements, including very heavy rain, and potentially high winds during the monsoons.
Items needed are chairs (possibly including a sofa or similar), a table, and an umbrella or awning type thing to keep off the sun, and (to some extent) the rain. Though when the rains are really going during the monsoons, no kind of covering will keep you dry.
I was wondering whether to go cheap and use plastic, and go with something nicer like aluminium, possibly with resin covering (apparently that’s a thing). Though the resin thing apparently makes it much more expensive. Something like
https://www.pepperfry.com/scarlet-outdoor-sofa-set-2s-1s-1s-ct-by-svelte-1508512.html, perhaps. See also http://www.onestepfurniture.com/indoor-outdoor-furniture.html
I’m sort of inclined to go with aluminium, partly because I hate the cheap look of plastic. Nor are plastic chairs the greatest to sit in. Or I am I perhaps being too fussy? Thoughts?