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Hosting Houseguests - The Bahamas - Morley

Having guests over the festive season should be fun. That said, preparation is critical when you want to create an environment that ensures all your house guests feel welcome, comfortable, and perhaps even a little pampered. Don't let the preparation part stress you out. Our agents have compiled some tips to ensure your guests feel right at home and enjoy their stay.

  • Remove Visual Clutter
    An eye sore like a work table overflowing with paperwork is the last impression you want your guests to experience. Pay attention to clutter on chairs, and designate a space for guests to unpack their luggage. This could mean having a few hooks behind the door, a set of drawers, or a portable clothing rack—one you can easily fold and store when it's not needed.

  • Stock the Fridge
    Stock up on extra snacks and goodies. First, identify the needs of your guests. Find out if they have any dietary restrictions. This tactic allows you to buy the right food and beverages (including water, soda, and juice). Be sure your guests feel comfortable accessing anything they want to eat or drink.

    For food, cover the basics—eggs and bagels for houseguests wanting breakfast, plus light snacks like cracker chips, nuts, and fruit. When in doubt, ask what kind of food they'd like before your guests arrive so you can plan appropriately.

  • Prepare the Bedroom
    Make your guests stay comfortable. Ensure the bedrooms are neat and cozy. Let's look at a few tips on how to freshen up your guest room:

    • Be sure to give the room a good cleaning. Remove trash and dust the furniture.
    • Your guests will surely appreciate clean, fresh bedding. Throw those sheets, pillowcases, and comforters into your washing machine in advance. Plus, stock extra pillows and blankets—this way, your visitors can pick what they need without having to ask.
    • Note the Wi-Fi password on a card and place it in a convenient spot like the nightstand table.
    • Provide each guest with their own towels—folded and placed neatly on the edge of the bed.
  • Prepare the Bathroom
    You'll want to prep the guest bathroom as well. Before company arrives, set out the shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, toothpaste, extra toothbrush, etc. Though most visitors tend to bring their own toiletries, it also shows a degree of thoughtfulness when you provide them. It's worth having things like cotton swabs and clean nail clippers that your guests might need to stay comfortable. 

    Remove any unnecessary items from the bathroom sink counter. Store items your guests are unlikely to use elsewhere. This helps create room to store their toiletries. Wash the bathroom rugs, and clean the toilet and bathroom floor ahead of time.

  • Things to Do
    There are numerous must-see sights around our Nassau and Paradise Island homes for sale. Assuming your guests are visiting from another country, it's best to provide them with insider tips about the area, including a handy list of entertainment spots, restaurant options, and sites in the area.

Great architecture and remarkable hospitality are a natural part of The Bahamas. Contact us, and we will be happy to help you find your dream home.

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