You have found the right location for your vacation home. It is quaint and cozy and everything you were looking for in a second home. One decision remains: Should you give your vacation home a name?
Having a name for your home gives it identity, gives your guests something to remember and sets it apart from all the other rentals in the area. If you are renting a beach house would you rather stay in “SEA SALT COTTAGE” or “413 OCEAN BOULEVARD”?
Your vacation home name is your brand. Guest or future guests are more likely to remember a house name, “SUMMER HEAVEN” than a street address or owners’ name. You should also use your house name on all your rental listings including Facebook groups, VRBO and property managers. Put your beach house name in the Header of your listing so it is easier to search. Use your house name as a Hashtag on Facebook and Instagram. Create a check-in on Facebook with your house name so guest can Check In when they arrive. Use your house name as your Wi-fi login. Endless possibilities.
And, of course, have a sign made for your home, whether from Palmetto House Signs or some other vendor. A sign on your home is the first thing your guests see when they arrive for check-in and the thing they will most remember when considering rebooking.
While guests are vacationing in your area, they are often drawn to look for places they might want to stay when they come back to the area. Having a sign on your home helps with that decision.
As more guests bypass office check-in and go directly to your home, having your vacation home name displayed on the home makes it easier for them to know they are in the right location, especially when arriving after dark. Most single-family vacation homes have exterior signage on the home, by the driveway, or both.
Vacation home names can be a catchy play on words (A WAVE FROM IT ALL), your favorite beach music song (CAROLINA GIRLS), a spin off from your profession (DOCTORS ORDERS) or a personal sentiment (HAPPY OURS), just to name a few.
Below is a sample of names we have collected over the years for your inspiration. Happy Naming!!!
A CAROLINA MOON - A KNOTTY BUOY - A PROMISE KEPT - A WAVE FROM IT ALL AAARG HOUSE - AAH SUMMER - AFTERDUNE DELIGHT - ALL INN - ALMOST HEAVEN –AT LAST - BACK A BIT –BARE FOOTIN – BAREFOOT ‘N’ SALTY BEACHU2IT - BEACH BLESSING - BEACH FEVER -BEACH THERAPY - BEACH N IT – BEACHBREAK BUNGALOW – BEATS WORKIN’ - BLU BY U - BOUT TIME
CAROLINA CABANA – CAROLINA DREAMING – CAROLINA GIRL - CATCH A WAVE CHANGE OF PACE - CLO-SEA-NUF – COAST AWHILE– COAST ON INN - CONCHED OUT – COTTAGE BY THE SEA
DAYDREAM BELIEVER– DADDY’S MONEY – DAD’S LEGACY - DOCTOR’S ORDERS -DREAM A LITTLE - DREAM CATCHER– DREAMIN’ FOR SHORE – DRIFT INN – DUNE NOT DISTURB – DUNE R THING
ENDLESS SUMMER – EMPTY NEST - FAMILY TIDES – FEELING TIP SEA - FLIP FLOP RESORT – GOIN’ COASTAL -HAPPY OURS – ISLAND TIME - IT’S A SHORE THING – JUST COASTIN’ – LAKE THERAPY - NO REGRETS
ONCE UPON A TIDE - OUR TURN – RELAX INN - SANDY BOTTOMS – SEA’ RENITY - SEAS THE DREAM - SOMEDAY CAME – SUITS US - SUMMER WIND – TEMPORARY SANITY - WEE BLU INN – WINE DOWN