Airbnb Essentials Checklist

If you are planning to put your condo, house or home on Airbnb there are a few things that you might need to ensure that your guests enjoy their stay. I put this list together while preparing my two condos for Airbnb. It made things quick, organized, and saved me trips to the department store.


This is a video about amenities and essentials for Julia’s Urban Brick Condo.


Below are photos of Julia’s Cozy Mountain Condo on Airbnb. This is my condo in Baguio, Philippines, a cool and mountainous city.

Amenities and Essentials Checklist

Bedroom and Living:

  • Air-conditioning: If you are in a tropical or 4-seasons country
  • Heating: If you are in a country that gets cold
  • Comfortable mattress
  • Several sets of linen:
    • Blanket/Duvet
    • Pillow case
    • Fitted sheet
    • Flat sheet
  • Wardrobe with hangers
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Work desk and chair
  • Universal adaptor
  • Window curtains
  • Bedside table
  • Bedside lamp
  • Shoe rack
  • Telephone
  • Couch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Cable
  • Decor
  • Art work
  • Plants (fake is fine)
  • Good lighting


Kitchen & Dining

  • Dining table and chairs
  • Placemats and coasters
  • Cooking utensils
  • Spatula
  • Cooking spoon
  • Pots and pans
  • Cutting board
  • Dish towels
  • Knife set
  • Cutlery
  • Can opener
  • Corkscrew
  • Glasses and mugs
  • Plates and bowls
  • Dish drying rack
  • Toaster or oven
  • Wine glasses
  • Water boiler
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dish sponge
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Waste basket with lid



  • Water heater: Everyone loves a hot shower/bath.
  • Towels, face towels and floor towels with extra sets
  • Shampoo, conditioner, liquid body wash and hand soap
  • Shower curtains or glass partition
  • Mop, broom and dustpan
  • Waste basket with lid
  • Tooth brush holder
  • Laundry basket
  • Toilet bowl brush
  • Blow-dryer
  • Plunger


Options to beat the competition

  • Outlets or extensions near the bed & couch
  • Extra mattress or sofa bed
  • Smart TV: Netflix
  • Washer and dryer
  • Coffee maker
  • Self check-in
  • Parking slot
  • Baby cot/crib
  • Safe

Feel free to use the list! And any suggestions would be highly appreciated, please comment below, thank you!

Julia Quisumbing

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