Payment at the lodge or at my own home?
I just wonder what other hosts think.
We have a Farmstay - attached to the house.
Most guests haven't paid at arrival, so here I come with my laptop in hand and they can fill it out nicely and I leave a relieved pair after all is accepted. (Since the code was correct or there was still enough money in their account)
At the moment I do come into their unit, since I have to be there anyway to lead them around, and more often then not questions are asked about attractions in the neighbourhood etc. So that feels natural for me.
But sometimes I wonder if it is better to have that done at my home? (which is around the corner - balcony fully roofed) I don't have a foyer or hallway, the house is built that way that the sliding door offers direct entry to the lounge. (I know, not ideal and very unpractical even.)
It does increase the pressure for me to have it all look swish inside when someone arrives to pay. And that is not always the case. And sometimes there are other people around, friends or business people, so they don't have to hear or see it all...
When the time comes to leave (I had that happen when I and my husband were travelling) the host came in the unit to take away the sheets. We were still packing. That felt weird. And we were not late with our checkout. It felt like she was "breaking in" into our space.
I would never enter the unit when guests are still there. (unless there is an urgent reason) Hotel owners may have strict rules here and wonder what they are.
Hope I am detailed enough here. It is not an urgent matter, but I would love to find out what other hosts ideas are.