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New to Booking.. and this I didn't like. Part 3


so, as we are a new listing, guests can only pay in cash... great, fantastic, very reasonable...

what if they do not show up?

why will someone bring such an amount of money in cash? (I rent an entire 9 bedroom property, so it's always a lot of money, despite the fact it's affordable per person)

why only to new listings?

have you heard of bank reviews? My house has been rented for over 12 years now. Ask my bank...

Thanks for hearing. This part 3 is the last one... hopefully someone in is listening....



Isle of Wight … will not listen to you .... they do not care .....

Ask to set up Payments by - guests will then have to pay at the time of booking, just like on AirBnB, TripAdvisor and HomeAway. If refuse to do this, switch to AirBnB, TripAdvisor and HomeAway. Those sites will let you set up a bigger property, take payments online, take a damage deposit and set your own cancellation / refund rules. You might not get everything you want, but probably won't provide anything you want.

Enrique Fornes

Hi upthere...

thanks for answering ;). This is actually weird...  I have got my first rental through Booking (only few days after setting up the listing!). And it seems the guests will pay using bank transfer... so I don't really know why Booking states the opposite when configuring the listing... I was close to disable the ad! but I didn't and now I have my first customers coming from Booking.

So, thanks to whoever in Booking changed that rule ;)


best regards