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Best Bedding for Short Term Rentals

The key to a relaxing and comfortable stay at a short-term rental is a well-appointed bed! Here are our recommendations for bedding that’s sure to earn you 5 stars!

Bed with laptop on it and 5 star review that says 'Bed was so luxurious! Best sleep ever!'

If you’re looking for a great, simple, crowd-pleasing set, look no further than the Gel Microfiber Down Alternative Collection. These duvets and pillows are popular for rentals because not only are they soft, puffy, and luxurious, they’re machine washable! The duvet is cozy and plush, with a nice weight to it that gives the feeling of being tucked in. It is relatively warm, best for cooler sleeping temperatures. The pillows are a true medium – not too soft, not too firm, providing some plush support. These products are most likely to satisfy the most number of guests, and won’t break the bank. 
You'll also find a plush mattress topper in this collection, which is perfect for adding a soft layer to any mattress, but in particular, sofa beds, futons or cots that could benefit from a bit more luxury. You'll also find inserts for decorative cushions! Pop them into zippered covers which can be removed for washing.

To amp up the luxury, consider offering a down duvet instead of a microfiber duvet. Down duvets are trickier to care for, but their ultra light and airy feel can add the wow factor.

Duvet with a down cluster next to it

The most important consideration when selecting a duvet is room temperature. Make sure you’re selecting the right product and weight for your space, particularly if you don’t have temperature control. When in doubt, go with the lighter, cooler option. A couple extra throw blankets or quilts, or even a second duvet, can be kept in the closet for cold guests, but providing solutions for hot sleepers is more difficult!

Pair duvets with breathable cotton covers with 3 sided zippers. These help protect the duvet and keep it clean, and the zipper around 3 sides mean it’s quicker and easier to remove and reattach between guests.

Let’s talk about pillows. These can be the trickiest to get right, as body type, sleeping position, and personal taste can affect a guest’s pillow preferences. If it’s in budget, try offering a selection of pillows designed to suit multiple sleep styles. While Gel Microfiber Pillows make a great standard offering, add a feather pillow for guests who need more support and a down pillow for those who prefer less. Our most popular are the Down Perfect™ Pillow and White Down Pillow.

Pair pillows with breathable cotton pillowcases and high quality pillow protectors!

If you have a guest book, consider letting guests know that they’re sleeping with Canadian Down & Feather Company bedding. They’ll sleep better knowing that their bedding is ethically-sourced and purchased from a carbon-neutral Canadian company.


For personalized help selecting bedding for your Airbnb, Vrbo, or the like, please feel free to contact us!

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