Beach vacation rentals appear to be the epitome of luxury. What could be better than sunset views, sandy beaches, and mornings spent on the cafes around the coastal roads? Having a beach villa in Bali means running the ideal summer vacation destination for any guest.
Beach vacation rentals, on the other hand, necessitate more maintenance than standard rental properties. The same sand, water, and sun that your guests enjoy might hasten the deterioration of your property. You can be stuck with a property that’s burning a hole in your wallet while it collects bookings if you don’t have suitable maintenance and cleaning ideas. Having a villa in Berawa beach Canggu, for example, is highly different with owning one in Ubud.
Don’t panic. This is what this guide is for. Here’s all you need to know about cleaning and maintaining your oceanfront villa in Bali.
Regularly Repaint the Exterior of Your Bali Beach Villa
Under direct sunlight (particularly on south-facing walls) and constant exposure to salty sea air and sand, any paint, no matter how good, will ultimately fade. Coastal house paint will fade, blister, or chalk if left unattended. However, you can put off the inevitable. Expect to prime and paint your home every few years to keep it looking new. Consider examining your paint for cracks or other issues once a year to avoid pricey repairs.
Regularly Touch Up the Varnish of the Wood
Unprotected wood, such as that used to construct your siding or outdoor decks, is particularly prone to damp seaside climates. It is easily and quickly susceptible to decay and mold. You could see traces of swelling and warping over time. Even if your villa doesn’t sit right in the side of any beaches in Bali, the harsh sun will make the wood’s colour fade sooner than you think.
Re-apply the varnish every season to create a protective layer to counteract the impacts of high humidity and moisture. Furthermore, varnish can enhance the natural beauty of wood.
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Prep the Surface Before Any Touch-Up
It’s critical to prepare the surface you’re painting or staining appropriately in a coastal setting. To ensure total removal of flaking paint, sand it off then sand it again. Examine the wood for signs of warping or rot, and replace it if required.
Protect the Furnitures in Your Patio
The outdoor area of a beach villa in Bali always bring certain charm to the guests—whether it’s pool, garden, or backyard lounge. However, If not protected from the sun, sand, and moisture, patio furniture, umbrellas, and your outdoor furnitures will deteriorate and rust. When you don’t have guests or during the off-season, one solution is to store these products. Cover them and leave them out, as moisture can be trapped underneath, creating an excellent breeding ground for mold and mildew. When it comes to designing your beach house, an even better option is to invest in furniture constructed of long-lasting, weather-resistant materials.
Prevent the Growth of Mold in Your Villa
Mildew and mold are common in moist areas, and they can grow on almost any surface, both inside and outside your beach house. Homes that have been closed up for an extended period of time or bathrooms that lack adequate ventilation (hello, steamy showers) are likely breeding grounds for both. Allow your vacation home to breathe and air out on a regular basis. Most importantly, keep your home clean by wiping down all surfaces with a cleaning or anti-fungal solution on a regular basis.
Decks and roofs are another source of mildew and mold. The combination of humidity and sunlight can lead to the growth of algae or mold. So have them cleaned professionally—and on a regular basis.
Regularly Clean the Salt on Your Beachfront Villa’s Window
What can be better than having a beachfront villa in Bali with direct view to the ocean? Aside from being close to the beach, the view is the most appealing feature of a beach house. This is the million-dollar view that makes your villa so valuable, and thus the high renting price! However, such high-valued window is prone to salt stain if you are not careful. Don’t let foggy or humid windows, caused by salt accumulating on the glass, impair your customers’ experience. Window washing on a regular basis will keep them clean and free of corrosive salt particles.
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Do Regular Pest Control
Your guests are not the only ones who love to enjoy a stay near the ocean. Roaches, termites, and rodents, on the other hand, do. These pests are drawn to dark, warm, and damp environments, and they commonly build their nests in difficult-to-reach spots. The best approach to be sure they’re not making your house their home is to have professional inspections done on a regular basis.
Avoid Metals Whenever You Can
Avoid having metal features on the exterior of your property, such as stair railings, outdoor lights, and window frames, if at all possible. Metal rusts as a result of the combination of salt and sea air. Look for alternate materials for your windows and doors, such as fiberglass frames. Alternatively, stainless steel, aluminum, or powder-coated metal can be used. They won’t be impenetrable to rust, but they’ll last a lot longer. If you already have non-weatherproof metal parts, paint them over to add another layer of protection.