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New guests after a long covid break

Putting my hosting hat on again. 

 

First booking for end of May. 

 

 

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Aaltje B.

Tried to add a photo, but no luck. 

26 days ago
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Aaltje B.

Sergei, it keeps saying image field is required. But did download the image and put description underneath. 

Obviously I can't download the screenshot as well. 

 

Greetings

Aaltje B. 

26 days ago
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Aaltje B.

It's the cleaning part...LOTS of EXTRA work. 

 

Somebody managed to book for one day only, though settings are for two days or more. 

Have politely asked them to add one more day. 

The guests could now pull out, because I changed all my bookings to very flexible. 

If not flexibe, people won't book, because of all the uncertainty everywhere. 

Anyway, Have to Get On with it, you know the drill. 

 

I will put medical mask on while cleaning and milking gloves from the farm. They are ideal. 

And did block two days before and after their stay. All part of protocol. 

AirBnb has a feature that does the blocking automatically. Super! 

And BDC has a new feature for bookings from own country to choose from, which is super too. 

 

Greetings, 

Aaltje B

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26 days ago
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Elizabeth Coffie

Hi, where can i find the new feature for bookings from own country to choose from please.

23 days ago
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Sergei - Commu…

Hey Aaltje B.! Congratulations! Can I ask you to try to add your photo one more time and share a screenshot of what happens? So I can share it with my colleagues. 

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26 days ago
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Aaltje B.

YP, will try, thanks Sergei. 

 

 

Greetings, 

Aaltje B. 

26 days ago
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M Adamopoulou

Dear Ella,

Nice to hear that you are putting your hosting hat...

Wish you all the best and remember no hugs...keep distances...

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26 days ago
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Aaltje B.

No hugs, no handshakes, will go the Japanese way,  Bow Deep, haha. 

 

Greetings, 

 

Aaltje B. 

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26 days ago
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M Adamopoulou

Japanese way is perfect!!! Ha...ha...

Too much work...but we have to keep safe...

Will your guests have to leave their shoes outside???

Do you provide masks, gloves, sanitizers etc???

So many things to learn again...

Be happy!! 

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26 days ago
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Aaltje B.

I don't provide masks, 

They just have to wash hands. 

Will make a new protocol as a one off handout. 

Longer stays are more complicated when guests not hygienic during their stay. 

Will have to order two mesh window frames and allow for fresh air to go through the unit, so cats and birds will stay outside during " airflowing." 

 

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26 days ago
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M Adamopoulou

Hi Mashi nice to hear from you...

Are you back to normal???

15 days ago
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Le Balcon des Jasses

Hi, everyone. I had booked from the 15th. Mai, and still have. I have to say, visitors are confused, how to react, even I write on Extranet, some arrive with the mask, and very know how to do in the new situations. 

Big extra work to disinfect the room and even the whole house where visitors can go. (We say: It's not a hotel, it's your home so long you visit us) and I want to keep it this way, but lots of work, and not the same kind of contact with people ass before.

New guidelines in Kitchen, serve dinner, -not possible to keep the distance when to serve, -

and a little fighting if we get a problem... 

I do charge 4€ extra PR. night for extra cleaning.

Before I wash bedding, and Tawel on 40 degrees, now it needs a minimum 70 degree, and longer time before ready.

I really don't know if I enjoy this ass before the virus problem. But the visitors are all local, no booking from other countries yet.

Can anybody explain how you are doing, do you still enjoy??

Hi from Lucy..

14 days ago
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Sergei - Commu…

Hello Lucy Le Balcon des Jasses! It would be great if you have time to start a conversation and share your experience. I would love to feature it and invite other partners to participate. I think it is really important to exchange opinions on how it works right now and what we all need to think about for future bookings. 

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12 days ago
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Le Balcon des Jasses

Thank you Sergei, yes, I really don't know how to say, its new situations, very different than it was before. You know the French style, to hug and kiss each other, a way to feel we are -together- and welcome people into our "family". This is missing, talk to people is missing.

I don't know if it is possible to enjoy to run this Bed and Breakfast as we did before the Chinese monster hid us. (sorry).

To now, I had 9 families from the 15. Mai, and tomorrow two family. Now I'm looking forward if I get a rating, -higher than our 9.5 - I will report it.

I will be happy for some support to tear up, from the panel, let's start a conversation, as you say Sergei. 

Hi from Lucy.me

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12 days ago
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M Adamopoulou

Lucy, thanks for posting your experiences...

Here in Greece accommodations are still under lockdown...

Hotels will reopen 1.6 and seasonal hote15.6.

Wish you great and healthy guests...with excellent reviews.

12 days ago
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BrookAve

One thing we may need to consider and it may need to vary based on your local restrictions is :

 

Allow minimum number of nights booked to be minimum of 13 nights.

i.e. If there is a travelers policy of  must self isolate for 14 days upon arrival by airport etc.

 

Now its also open to interpretation, in the context of.

Can they book  say 5 nights with you and then 8 nights elsewhere while still self isolating.

 

I would say yes, as its easily manageable, for that person to say , arrive at airport, collect luggage, go to car rental.

They then drive to the first accommodation, use the check in info to use a keycode or collect keys.

They then have all they need for their 5 nights , towels etc reused of course  and then you only clean after check out. Check out day they return key if any, and rinse and repeat at next accommodation.

 

To me its not rocket science and very doable.

 

All best wishes to ye all.... lets keep innovating... :)

 

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12 days ago
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Le Balcon des Jasses

We do not have this kind of bookings, here many one night, most local people, some for two to 5 days, Maximum we ever had was two weeks. We do have a shared well-equipped kitchen, it's very seldom anybody uses it for dinner cooking, only for drink, coffee and tea. My guest almost everybody, make a reservation for evening dinner, and Breakfast. It is very socialised, people are together, in the Garden, living room or on the Balcony. Always a party evening. 

French guest, always - Bed, Bread, Wine. No driving in the evening.

This year all guest from international are cancelled. Only French Booking and we are far away from fully booked, but it can come. Let us see.

We do it, but it's not the same at before. 

Hi from Lucy

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12 days ago
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Aaltje B.

Hi Lucy. 

Yes I agree. It is definitely different from before. My guests only stay two nights. Then I will use my unit for the winter workers, a young couple from France that were stuck in NZ. They are very strong and smart, and work hard. We are very happy with them. They stay in the unit till August. September we could see NZ open for international guests again. So we hope. Lets take a deep breath and make the most of our spare time. Enjoy the days and weeks ahead. And PS that photo only took a few seconds to put up. Great!  Wishing you all a great summer, stay safe! 

Greetings, 

Aaltje B. (Ella) 

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9 days ago
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BrookAve

wow that is cool

 

 

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12 days ago
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M Adamopoulou

Aaltje, very nice photo...

Greeks believe that if this flower gets into your house...you should expect visitors....so maybe you have new guests coming to you...

Wish you many many bookings...

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9 days ago
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Aaltje B.

Really!  wow, can't wait, haha. 

The government is promoting NZders to travel Nationally. So let's hope the guests keep coming. 

Have a lovely summer with lots of fruit and veges for everyone. 

Hugs from NZ Maria. 

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9 days ago
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M Adamopoulou

Thanks,  Aaltje and keep being creative ..

Keep well...

 

8 days ago
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Aaltje B.

Basically been photographing and studying photography during the last months. i think it has paid off well ;) 

 

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9 days ago